Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-14-2005, 10:33 AM   #1
BlitzburghRockCity
Banned
 
BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Central PA.
Posts: 8,144
Gender: Male
Member Number: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Ben excited for 2005

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/trib.../s_312209.html

At the outset, Ben Roethlisberger he did things no NFL quarterback had ever done and the Steelers soared. But by season's end, he and coach Bill Cowher couldn't even agree on some broken toes.
What happened? How did it all unravel so fast?

Why was Roethlisberger a different player in January than he had been upon taking over for Tommy Maddox in September?

And how did what had been a storybook season end agonizingly and abruptly, one step shy of the Super Bowl?

"I'm not one to make excuses; I don't know what it was," Roethlisberger said Thursday during an offseason visit to the Steelers' practice facility on Pittsburgh's South Side. "Maybe it was a little bit of that (mental fatigue). Maybe it was playing against pretty good teams.

"I just felt maybe a little more pressure because I knew I couldn't make the mistakes that I'd made during the year because one mistake in a playoff game can kill you, as we saw."

Roethlisberger saw a great deal upon becoming the Steelers' No. 1 pick last April.

He went 13-0 as a starter, the first QB in NFL history to achieve such regular-season perfection. He completed 66.4 percent of his passes and compiled a passer rating of 98.1, eclipsing NFL rookie records that had been set by Dan Marino and establishing Steelers' all-time standards in both categories.

Roethlisberger was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004.

He also was the guy who threw three touchdown passes and five interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, in his first two playoff games.

These days, "Big Ben" is an aspiring second-year pro who's already looking ahead.

"I need to learn the offense more so that I eliminate mental mistakes, so I can make my decision-making that much quicker," Roethlisberger said. "If I know the offense better, then I can make my decisions quicker and, hopefully, eliminate a lot of the mistakes I made this year.

"One of the big things I really need to improve on is learning the offense and getting more comfortable. And I think that'll come naturally with experience and learning and being around these guys more."

Already, the cast of players around Roethlisberger is changing.

Wide receiver Plaxico Burress, a close friend, has left for free-agent limbo, and free-agent wide receiver Cedrick Wilson has arrived from San Francisco.

"Obviously, everyone knew my relationship with 'Plex,'" Roethlisberger said. "It's unfortunate. I hope, obviously, if he's not coming here he gets to a team that he likes and enjoys, for his sake. I've seen him a couple times and talked to him on the phone a few times. It's not going the way he wanted it to, unfortunately for him.

"The new receiver I'm excited about. Hopefully, we got another speed guy, from what I hear. It never hurts to have receivers out there."

No matter who winds up where, Roethlisberger intends to elevate his game in 2005.

"Now that I've had a year of playoffs, a year of game experience, hopefully I'll be able to use that to make me better and in turn make the team better next year," he said.

As for those toes, Cowher said they hadn't been broken a day after Roethlisberger had maintained that they were, they're doing much better.

"I can run on them pretty good now," Roethlisberger said
BlitzburghRockCity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2005, 02:13 PM   #2
clevestinks
Living Legend
Supporter
 
clevestinks's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 8,326
Member Number: 302
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Ben excited for 2005

Well I`m ready to. Ben seems mature beyond his years, unlike me. So its time to elevate his game.
__________________
<b>BLEEDING BLACK & GOLD IN OHIO</b>[
clevestinks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2005, 05:29 PM   #3
BlitzburghRockCity
Banned
 
BlitzburghRockCity's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Central PA.
Posts: 8,144
Gender: Male
Member Number: 70
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Ben excited for 2005

Just pound some of that Ben R. jerky b/4 each game, and he cant lose! :D
BlitzburghRockCity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2005, 11:50 AM   #4
JerseySTEEL
Team Captain
 
JerseySTEEL's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 799
Member Number: 284
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Ben excited for 2005

i would be to being 14-1 as a starter hehe
__________________
JerseySTEEL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts