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Indy_Steelers
06-13-2006, 08:57 PM
This was posted on the June 12 on the Bengals website. The Ravens, Browns or Colts had nothing.

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=5292


Thinking of Big Ben
By GEOFF HOBSON
June 12, 2006
Posted: 3:30 p.m.

Quarterback Carson Palmer spoke for Bengaldom Monday when he heard that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had been injured in a morning motorcycle accident in Pittsburgh.

?I just want to say that my family?s thoughts and prayers go out to Ben and his family,? said Palmer in a statement released by the Bengals. ?We?re wishing him a speedy recovery, and I?m looking forward to competing against him this fall.?

Roethlisberger, in serious but stable condition, apparently suffered facial cuts when he flipped into the windshield of a car while not wearing a helmet. Various media outlets are reporting he was coherent before undergoing surgery for a broken jaw.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting a broken jaw is a seven-week injury. The season opens in 12 weeks, and the Bengals go to Pittsburgh in 14 weeks for the Sept. 24 game. Palmer?s return from an injured knee sustained in the Wild Card loss to the Steelers is unknown.

The rivalry between the Bengals and Steelers is crystallized by their young quarterbacks. Palmer threw nearly twice as many touchdown passes (32-17) as Roethlisberger this past season and they finished 2-3 in NFL passing as the Bengals won the AFC North. But Roethlisberger lifted his postseason record to 5-1 in leading the Steelers to the Super Bowl title. :smile:

Motley Nate
06-13-2006, 08:59 PM
True competitors want to see their adversaries on the field and not in a hospital bed.

tony hipchest
06-13-2006, 09:00 PM
i wouldnt expect nothing less from palmer.

tom brady, on the other hand had to question whether ben was speeding or acting careless, with his usual, holier than thou attitude

Black@Gold Forever32
06-13-2006, 09:00 PM
Yea I read that Carson had said that. Real classy on Carson's part. I hope both Carson and Ben come back 100 percent soon. They are the future of the NFL from a QB standpoint.

BBC
06-13-2006, 09:03 PM
This was posted on the June 12 on the Bengals website. The Ravens, Browns or Colts had nothing.

That's not entirely true:

Reached Monday by USA TODAY, Winslow expressed sorrow for Roethlisberger. Winslow was chosen sixth overall in the 2004 draft, while Roethlisberger was selected 11th. They got to know each other during the draft process.

"It's unfortunate," he said. "I hate to see something like that happen to a friend. But it is what it is. Hopefully, he can bounce back strong like I will. You've got to learn your lesson, not to take risks. You can't put your career in jeopardy."

Here is what Andy Reid had to say:

?I don't know the exact situation he's in but I hope he's OK,'' Reid said.

?That (kind of accident) can happen. It can happen to anybody, on a motorcycle or in a car. It's one of those risks that you take when you leave the building.

?Obviously you have to be careful. You try the best you can to look out for the other person. Gravel, sand and water, man. That's all the things that you keep your eye on.''

Tom Brady:

BELMONT - If there?s anyone who can understand just how much Ben Roethlisberger has to lose as a Super Bowl champion quarterback, it?s the Patriots? Tom Brady.

Apprised yesterday at the team?s charity golf tournament at Belmont Country Club of the motorcycle accident that left Roethlisberger in a Pittsburgh hospital with a broken jaw and missing most of his teeth, among other things, Brady reacted with concern.

?Obviously, football is a distant second in his mind right now,? Brady said. ?Hopefully he?s OK, and I?m sure everybody out here feels the same.?

BBC
06-13-2006, 09:06 PM
i wouldnt expect nothing less from palmer.

tom brady, on the other hand had to question whether ben was speeding or acting careless, with his usual, holier than thou attitude

Meh, here's the full quote that you are referring to:

"A lot of times you might think you?re kind of invincible as a person. You drive fast, or do things you probably shouldn?t be doing. I know guys who ride motorcycles and it?s scary stuff. I don?t know why that accident was caused but hopefully he?s OK.? "

Take it how you'd like.

Black@Gold Forever32
06-13-2006, 09:07 PM
I just hope Ben finds a new hobby. I vote for stamp or coin collecting. I don't see much of chance of Ben being hurt doing that.

Indy_Steelers
06-13-2006, 09:10 PM
Hello BBC,

I am not saying that they have not said anything and I am not slamming them. I think right now fans and players are a NFL family. I just found it interesting and cool that the Bengals put it in their official website. Living in Indy I heard comments from Peyton Manning. So there are lots of well wishers, thank God, again I just found it cool.

Indy_Steelers
06-13-2006, 09:13 PM
Meh, here's the full quote that you are referring to:

"A lot of times you might think you?re kind of invincible as a person. You drive fast, or do things you probably shouldn?t be doing. I know guys who ride motorcycles and it?s scary stuff. I don?t know why that accident was caused but hopefully he?s OK.? "

Take it how you'd like.

I agree because when I first heard the news about 1 hour after it happened that was my thought. (I don?t know why that accident was caused but hopefully he?s OK). I do not think he was slamming Ben.

BBC
06-13-2006, 09:14 PM
Hello BBC,

I am not saying that they have not said anything and I am not slamming them. I think right now fans and players are a NFL family. I just found it interesting and cool that the Bengals put it in their official website. Living in Indy I heard comments from Peyton Manning. So there are lots of well wishers, thank God, again I just found it cool.

That's a good point, very classy of the Bengals to put that up on their main site. They are the only team that I've seen do that (but I haven't exactly been looking). It is good to see that not only the Steelers are coming together to support Ben, but the entire NFL.

BBC
06-13-2006, 09:16 PM
I just hope Ben finds a new hobby. I vote for stamp or coin collecting. I don't see much of chance of Ben being hurt doing that.

:rofl: I agree man. I'm afraid that Ben will continue to ride though, and maybe even without a helmet. He seems to be hard-headed, but maybe after hitting it on a windshield and the sidewalk it softened it up (metaphorically, or course).

Stillers#1
06-13-2006, 09:20 PM
Meh, here's the full quote that you are referring to:

"A lot of times you might think you?re kind of invincible as a person. You drive fast, or do things you probably shouldn?t be doing. I know guys who ride motorcycles and it?s scary stuff. I don?t know why that accident was caused but hopefully he?s OK.? "

Take it how you'd like.

Tom Brady could have the miracle cure for everything that is wrong with Ben and we would still hate him. LOL. I get mad every time I watch the DVD and I see Brady saying, "I hate this place", then he realizes he is on camera, LOL.

Stlrs4Life
06-13-2006, 09:24 PM
I just hope Ben finds a new hobby. I vote for stamp or coin collecting. I don't see much of chance of Ben being hurt doing that.


Have you ever had a paper cut? They hurt like a B*&ch.

Ambridge
06-13-2006, 09:24 PM
i wouldnt expect nothing less from palmer.

tom brady, on the other hand had to question whether ben was speeding or acting careless, with his usual, holier than thou attitude


Did you happen to hear Smart-Ass Billick today??
My best paraphrase
"This is the kind of thing I like to point out to my guys of what not to do".
"Sometimes you have to use examples of other players to make a guy take pause and think".

Gee "Brain" you have a whole slew of examples on your own team of what not to do.

What a Dick!!

Black@Gold Forever32
06-13-2006, 09:27 PM
:rofl: I agree man. I'm afraid that Ben will continue to ride though, and maybe even without a helmet. He seems to be hard-headed, but maybe after hitting it on a windshield and the sidewalk it softened it up (metaphorically, or course).

God I hope your wrong about Ben bro. But I have a feeling you might be right. One of my younger brothers was in a car accident this past New Years Eve. Yes he was driving drunk. I thought that might have woke him up. Nope he still drives drunk and high. He is only 22 so he thinks nothing will happen to him also.

So I hope this accident wakes Ben up. We shall see.

Ambridge
06-13-2006, 09:28 PM
Have you ever had a paper cut?

Paper cuts or poisoning from toxic glue on the back of the stamps.

Black@Gold Forever32
06-13-2006, 09:29 PM
Did you happen to hear Smart-Ass Billick today??
My best paraphrase
"This is the kind of thing I like to point out to my guys of what not to do".
"Sometimes you have to use examples of other players to make a guy take pause and think".

Gee "Brain" you have a whole slew of examples on your own team of what not to do.

What a Dick!!

What a tool. Lets see stab somebody to death. Good Sell drugs and use drugs. Good Ride motorcycles. Bad

The more Billick opens his mouth throughout his career the more he looks like a complete jackass.

tony hipchest
06-13-2006, 09:33 PM
Take it how you'd like.
i will and i did. seeing it, says much more than reading it in quotes. im not slamming him or saying he slammed ben, just commenting on his condescending attitude and how he immediately brought up speeding and doing things one shouldnt be doing like it was the cause of the accident. regardless, in the next breath, im sure brady was commenting on how clinton and bush take mulligans on every other golf shot. hes a funny guy.

BBC
06-13-2006, 09:36 PM
Did you happen to hear Smart-Ass Billick today??
My best paraphrase
"This is the kind of thing I like to point out to my guys of what not to do".
"Sometimes you have to use examples of other players to make a guy take pause and think".

Gee "Brain" you have a whole slew of examples on your own team of what not to do.

What a Dick!!

Wow, at least I can take solace in the fact that his team can only wish they had the integrity of the Steelers organization...or the amount of wins.

SteelerzGirl
06-13-2006, 09:44 PM
I just hope Ben finds a new hobby. I vote for stamp or coin collecting. I don't see much of chance of Ben being hurt doing that.

:sofunny:

I vote for marbles. :smile:

tony hipchest
06-13-2006, 09:45 PM
Did you happen to hear Smart-Ass Billick today??
My best paraphrase
"This is the kind of thing I like to point out to my guys of what not to do".
"Sometimes you have to use examples of other players to make a guy take pause and think".

Gee "Brain" you have a whole slew of examples on your own team of what not to do.

What a Dick!!i didnt hear that. he needs to take lessons from brady of being the "holier than thou" face of the nfl.

mcnair should get paid for his qb capabilities and head coaches salary (for temporarily saving brains job) oh wait....at $11 mil/year he already is

Black@Gold Forever32
06-13-2006, 09:48 PM
:sofunny:

I vote for marbles. :smile:

I don't care what Ben does just as long its not riding a motorcycle. If he does ride again. I hope he gets a motorcycle license and wears a helmet. This whole thing was just foolish. To think how many people die each day over foolishness makes me sick. Hopefully this accident woke Ben up.

SteelShooter
06-13-2006, 10:24 PM
True competitors want to see their adversaries on the field and not in a hospital bed.

Bro....That is one of the most complete statements I've heard in quite a while.

Reps to you on that one!

Steel Pit
06-14-2006, 04:25 AM
Ben will do what he wants to do and no one is going to stop him. Since the crash I've heard nothing but SEE, SEE, SEE, we told you so. We told you what was going to happen.
HOGWASH! BULL****! FAR, FAR, FAR more, 10,000 times more people are injured and killed in automobile crashes than motorcycle crashes. Does that mean that Ben and other Steelers players should stop driving automobiles? I'll say this "Living is dangerous." Ultimately we're all living to die.