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polamalubeast
04-17-2010, 04:55 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers Should Trade Ben Roethlisberger to Dallas for Tony Romo
by Zeke Fuhrman


The world is getting sick of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.



Since being accused of raping a woman in a Georgia nightclub last month, Big Ben’s world has started to crumble.



This is Roethlisberger’s second rape allegation in nine months. In July 2009, Roethlisberger was accused of raping a woman in a Lake Tahoe casino in June 2008.



NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pissed. Steelers owner Art Rooney is pissed. Pittsburgh Steelers fans are pissed.



Super Bowl rings don’t matter when your ethics, behavior, and reputation are tarnished.



There is a lot of speculation as to what Commissioner Goodell will do. Goodell has the reputation for running a tight ship, and with this being Roethlisberger’s second offense, Goodell will likely come down hard.



He suspended quarterback Michael Vick and cornerback Adam Jones (both black athletes—you can figure out why some people would get upset if Roethlisberger gets off easy) for an entire NFL season after their legal trouble.



Art Rooney says that he will work with Goodell to find a fitting punishment, likely a suspension and a fine, for Roethlisberger’s conduct.



Recently, Rooney gave the okay to trade troubled Super Bowl MVP WR Santonio Holmes, accused of hitting a woman in a bar, to the New York Jets.



Holmes is suspended for the beginning of the 2010 NFL season.



If Rooney wants to continue to build a reputation as a morally-strong franchise, he should trade Roethlisberger, just like he traded Holmes.



And there may be one NFL franchise crazy enough to take on Roethlisberger.



The Steelers should trade Roethlisberger to the Dallas Cowboys for Tony Romo.



The Dallas Cowboys have become known for taking on players notorious for making trouble in the locker room or for their legal troubles: Terrell Owens, Tank Johnson, Mike Vanderjagt, and Adam Jones.



When the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Ben Roethlisberger with the 11th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, he became one of six quarterbacks to be selected 11th overall in the draft, joining Billy Kilmer (1961), Greg Landry (1968), Jerry Tagge (1972), Daunte Culpepper (1999), and Jay Cutler (2006).



When Andre Summersell was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the last pick in the draft, it left Tony Romo in the company of Kurt Warner, Warren Moon, Jeff Garcia, Dave Krieg, and Jim Zorn of undrafted quarterbacks trying to make a name for themselves in the NFL.



Roethlisberger, replacing the injured Tommy Maddox in the second week of the 2004 NFL season, won a rookie-record 13 consecutive starts, leading the 15-1 Pittsburgh Steelers to the AFC Championship game. Among Roethlisberger’s key victories was a victory against the New England Patriots, snapping their 21-game winning streak.



The Patriots would beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.



Tony Romo, after signing with the Dallas Cowboys, sat on the bench the entire season behind Vinny Testeverde and Drew Henson.



By the end of the 2005 season, Roethlisberger was the Offensive Rookie of the Year, set an NFL record for most wins to start a career (15), became the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl (XL), became the first quarterback to start two AFC Championship games in his first two NFL seasons, set records for highest passer rating (98.1) and completions percentage (66.4 percent) for a rookie, and also set an NFL record for lowest QB rating for a winning Super Bowl quarterback (22.1)



Romo was still sitting on the bench.



Entering the 2006 season, Roethlisberger had a 22-3 record as a starter, completing 65% of his passes for 5,006 yards and 34 touchdowns.



Romo almost matched those numbers in 2007 alone.



Romo became the Cowboys starting quarterback in 2006, taking over for Drew Bledsoe in Week Seven.



Although he started only ten games in 2006, Romo’s individual numbers were better than Roethlisberger’s in his previous two seasons. Romo threw for 2,903 yards and 19 touchdowns, whereas Roethlisberger averaged 2,503 yards and 17 touchdowns his first two seasons. Romo was elected to the 2006 Pro Bowl Team.



Both quarterbacks had breakout seasons in 2007. Roethlisberger threw for 3,154 yards and a career high 32 touchdowns. Romo threw for 4,211 yards and a career high 36 touchdowns. Roethlisberger was elected to his first Pro Bowl, and Romo was voted to his second.



Both quarterbacks have almost identical numbers, except for one important statistic.



Romo has one playoff win. Roethlisberger has eight, including two Super Bowl championships.



Although you can’t credit every playoff win to Roethlisberger (he had one of the best defenses in the NFL), you can credit him for keeping his teams in games, including throwing the winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLV with 35 seconds left.



The only wins that matter to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones are playoff victories, and he will stop at nothing or bring anybody in that will help him achieve his goal.



Romo hasn’t had any off-the-field issues either, unless you count his love life. Besides his two sexual assault allegations, Roethlisberger made headlines in 2005 when he crashed his motorcycle without wearing a helmet. Big Ben lost two teeth, had a nine-inch gash on the back of his head, and according to paramedics, was minutes away from dying due to a ruptured blood vessel in his mouth.



To put it simply, Tony Romo dated Jessica Simpson. Ben Roethlisberger prowls bars and nightclubs.



But let’s go easy on the guy. At least he didn’t kill puppies

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/380021-pittsburgh-should-trade-ben-roethlisberger-to-dallas-for-tony-romo?source=rss_teams_Pittsburgh_Steelers

SteelersBry79
04-17-2010, 05:02 PM
:blah:

:sign07:

Ricco Suavez
04-17-2010, 05:58 PM
Really? I mean really?:banging:

tube517
04-17-2010, 06:01 PM
Uh, no.

I'd rather have a rookie QB than that choke artist.

canadasteel
04-17-2010, 06:05 PM
Trade Ben for Tony Romo?
In case you haven't heard Ben has never been charged criminally for any kind of assault,let alone sexuall assault or Rape. WAKE UP!!
oh and by the way Ben has won 2 Lombardi trophies! How many PLAYOFF GAMES has that little ***** Romo won?

Michael Keller
04-17-2010, 06:16 PM
Trade Ben for Tony Romo?
In case you haven't heard Ben has never been charged criminally for any kind of assault,let alone sexuall assault or Rape. WAKE UP!!
oh and by the way Ben has won 2 Lombardi trophies! How many PLAYOFF GAMES has that little ***** Romo won?

Must Rothlisberger be charged for you to understand that this guy is morally bankrupt. To myself and many fans it does not matter that he has won two Super Bowls to the point that we can over look his off the field behavior. Pride in the Steelers is the Super Bowl achievements PLUS good citzenship . Ben needs to grow up real fast and convincingly so. Rothlisberger needs to live up the standards set by great men who played before him. Right now he is arguably a degenerate.

BritishSteel
04-17-2010, 06:17 PM
The longer this goes on, the the bigger the square root of stupid the stories are going to get.

Romo? Seriously?

By August, we'll be trading Roethlisberger for a bag of Doritos and JaMarcus Russell, then we'll have to figure out which one to start under centre.

Preacher
04-17-2010, 06:30 PM
The longer this goes on, the the bigger the square root of stupid the stories are going to get.

That's about status quo. LOL.


By August, we'll be trading Roethlisberger for a bag of Doritos and JaMarcus Russell, then we'll have to figure out which one to start under centre.

That's "center" in colonial English dear sir. :chuckle:

BritishSteel
04-17-2010, 06:37 PM
That's about status quo. LOL.



That's "center" in colonial English dear sir. :chuckle:

:sofunny:

I forget sometimes.........

Psyychoward86
04-17-2010, 06:53 PM
el oh el

KeiselPower99
04-17-2010, 07:28 PM
Id take Danny Wuerfuel over Tony Romo.

HometownGal
04-17-2010, 07:35 PM
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JSH6487
04-17-2010, 07:41 PM
Must Rothlisberger be charged for you to understand that this guy is morally bankrupt. To myself and many fans it does not matter that he has won two Super Bowls to the point that we can over look his off the field behavior. Pride in the Steelers is the Super Bowl achievements PLUS good citzenship . Ben needs to grow up real fast and convincingly so. Rothlisberger needs to live up the standards set by great men who played before him. Right now he is arguably a degenerate.

So you watch football for the good morals eh? When Hines Ward catches a touchdown...you don't say "Oh what a catch!"...you say "Oh, what a fine human being he is" ???

Give me a break... they're not teachers or politicians, they're frigging football players. 75% of the league is filled with thugs anyway.

Preacher
04-17-2010, 08:28 PM
So you watch football for the good morals eh? When Hines Ward catches a touchdown...you don't say "Oh what a catch!"...you say "Oh, what a fine human being he is" ???

Give me a break... they're not teachers or politicians, they're frigging football players. 75% of the league is filled with thugs anyway.

Wow. The "They all do it so its okay" justification. :doh:

JSH6487
04-17-2010, 08:45 PM
Wow. The "They all do it so its okay" justification. :doh:

Whatever dude. That's not even the point of my justification. My point is that I could careless because he's a damn football player. No one watches football because the players are model citizens with great morals. If Ben was the scum of the earth worst human being on the planet, I wouldn't give 2 craps as long as he continues to throw touchdowns and win SB's. If you insist on watching something where everyone is such a great person with great morals go to your local church and watch the choir boys sing.

Preacher
04-17-2010, 08:56 PM
Whatever dude. That's not even the point of my justification. My point is that I could careless because he's a damn football player. No one watches football because the players are model citizens with great morals. If Ben was the scum of the earth worst human being on the planet, I wouldn't give 2 craps as long as he continues to throw touchdowns and win SB's. If you insist on watching something where everyone is such a great person with great morals go to your local church and watch the choir boys sing.

So football players should be able to act like scum of the earth, just because they play football? Neither you nor I could get away with it. So they are special citizens? Really?

BTW, all I ask for is players not bring rape charges down on themselves in the offseason. Is that too much to ask for?

JSH6487
04-17-2010, 09:02 PM
So football players should be able to act like scum of the earth, just because they play football? Neither you nor I could get away with it. So they are special citizens? Really?

BTW, all I ask for is players not bring rape charges down on themselves in the offseason. Is that too much to ask for?

As long as they are not charged with a crime...which would obviously keep them off the football field, then yes I could careless if Ben's morals are low enough where he thinks it's ok to pick up drunk chicks and screw them in the public bathroom. None of my concern. MY concern as a fan is that he continues to throw touchdowns.

And again...stop with the "rape charges" talk...all he was was ACCUSED.

Shoes
04-17-2010, 09:03 PM
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Prok
04-17-2010, 09:06 PM
So football players should be able to act like scum of the earth, just because they play football? Neither you nor I could get away with it. So they are special citizens? Really?

BTW, all I ask for is players not bring rape charges down on themselves in the offseason. Is that too much to ask for?

It's not too much to ask for. But it happened. And there is nothing any of us can do about it. And as i recall he has no charges on him anyway?

Quite honestly it sucks donkey nads having this many Ben threads and this much bitching and moaning over the situation. It happened and it's over.

Is the draft here yet ?

:tt:

Florida_Steelers_Fan
04-17-2010, 09:16 PM
So now Ben has morphed into the "scum of the earth" huh? Geesh...

Yeah, I bet that's what everyone was thinking when Santonio tapped those feet down in a Tampa endzone...

The guy likes his alcohol and his women. He's not a murderer...he doesn't carry guns...he's not a drug abuser (that we're aware of)...there's no proof that he he drinks and drives (endangering the lives of innocent people)...

He's been accused by other DRUNK women (what, less than 3 or 4 that we're heard of) he wanted sex with them, when they all seemed to be somewhat willing to put themselves in that position. Is it smart? No, not really. But a guy who likes his ladies, who probably thought it would be great to hook up with Ben (or at least be intoxicated both IN and BY his presence), is definitely not the "scum of the earth"...

There's a common denominator about being the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers: plenty of people will ALWAYS find a reason to hate you.

I'll withhold my judgment until all the FACTS are known, including the character of these women who are accusing Ben...

Ben doesn't deserve a halo, but he doesn't deserve to have "welcome" scripted on his back either.

wdsteel
04-17-2010, 10:52 PM
:ak47: tony:rocket:

Galax Steeler
04-18-2010, 08:08 AM
This can't be a serious thread.

SMR
04-18-2010, 08:25 AM
This can't be a serious thread.

I've waited for a statement like yours before I finally responded to this thread. Thanks for using my thought.

:chuckle:

Ridiculous thread.

Kaeg
04-18-2010, 08:32 AM
I've actually been avoiding the forums a little bit lately because of all this. I must admit, all the negative press has gotten me to a point where I think I'm not able to look at this objectively anymore. And of course the countless writers are going to put their skew on it for sensationalism no matter how they affect Ben, the Steelers, or the fan base.
I'm just gonna go back to my original attitude until all this is settled. If it's settled in a negative light, then I'd probably want him gone. If it's positive, then great. All is normal again. Until then he's my QB for my team.

stb_steeler
04-18-2010, 12:20 PM
Where do they come up with this :poop:....Romo for Ben, now we heard it all !!!

steelerohio
04-18-2010, 12:24 PM
:doh:

pete74
04-18-2010, 01:11 PM
that is one trade that will never, never happen

steeldawg
04-18-2010, 01:17 PM
i love the blanket staement " The world is getting sick of steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger." really? the world? Ya im sure the chinese are pissed.

devilsdancefloor
04-18-2010, 01:41 PM
i think i puked a little in my mouth reading that


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