Listen to the latest episode by clicking above -- or on your favorite app including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. There’s nothing worse than seeing a former significant other getting along just fine without you. No wonder a miffed Ben Roethlisberger, who apparently thought he had more to give the Steelers beyond last season, is at the bitterness stage of his recent retirement. Big Ben had some choice words when asked about the sudden unretirement of the ageless Tom Brady and Tom’s triumphant return to the Tampa Bay Bucs for yet another season. Roethlisberger indicated he was basically unwanted by the Steelers for 2022, telling WDVD radio in Pittsburgh: “First off, my coach and GM don’t want me back.” Ouch! Then there was the cryptic report by the dean of Steelers’ beat writers, Gerry Dulac, who’s wired into the team like no one else. Dulac was doing an online fan chat for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette when someone asked about “bad blood” between Ben and the Steelers. Replied Dulac: “I would say it’s very very safe to assume that.” So, yeah, big Ben is in a bad mood. Making matters worse, the Steelers didn’t waste a moment to anoint, not one, but two possible heir-apparents in Pittsburgh. First, they signed former No. 2 overall draft pick Mitch Trubisky to an incentive-laden free agency deal. Then, the Steelers drafted popular Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett to remain in Pittsburgh as the Steelers’ future franchise QB. Steelers Nation, which loved Roethlisberger, is now cheering for two other quarterbacks picked to replace him. That has to be hard to take. Even harder to watch. And the Big Ben indignities don’t stop there. The Steelers have since reinforced an offensive line that was a sieve last season, leaving Roethlisberger little time to dump the ball before he, himself, was dumped by defenders. Then the team added duel receiving threat in the draft that should open up the Steelers’ passing game deep down field. The Steelers’ splash plays are back just as Roethlisberger is splashing down on his sofa. The 2022 Steelers’ offense could be downright loaded. Big Ben can’t help to look at all the improvements and upgrades and think he could have thrived one more year under center. Surrounded this new Steelers crew, Big Ben clearly believes he could strike seven in the end zone with the regularity of a clock. Put yourself in Roethlisberger’s Nikes. How would you feel? We have much more on the 2022 state of the Steelers in this transition edition of your Steelers Update Podcast. And be sure to check out my print column first thing Thursday on PennLive. As always, it will be packed with plenty of memes bringing this week’s Steelers saga to life.