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Old 11-14-2012, 03:48 PM   #211
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Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!

BB playing through pain is one thing. BB possibly dying is a whole different story.

Nooooooo!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, the prospects of his first rib popping off and perforating the descending aorta might not be good for TV. No way he plays unless he borrows a suit from Tony Stark.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:50 PM   #212
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If I were Ben with $100M in the bank and a new wife and baby on the way I'd already be packing up and buying a place next to Jimmy Johnson in Key Largo with my own boat that says Two Rings




...........but that's just me

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #213
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Roethlisberger injury couldn't come at worse time

11/13/2012
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PITTSBURGH – The one thing that couldn’t happen to the Steelers happened Monday night.

Actually, the two things that couldn’t happen to Pittsburgh.

The first was getting caught flat-footed for a game against the lowly Kansas City Chiefs, showing again the maddening ability to play up or down to their opponent’s level.

The second was losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to injury. Roethlisberger suffered an injury to his right shoulder in the third quarter, putting the Steelers’ enture season in jeopardy.

He was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital to evaluate what was called a “non-traditional” injury. To this point, Roethlisberger had received little mention nationally when talk turned to the league MVP.

But there is no doubt that he has been the Steelers’ MVP to this point.

Prior to Monday night, Roethlisberger wasn’t just a big part of the Steelers’ offense, he was practically their entire offense, particularly in the first four games when Pittsburgh’s running game was dormant.

That running game has improved in recent weeks, but Roethlisberger was still the player who made Pittsburgh’s offense go.

And without him, the Steelers are a decidedly average team at best.

That’s not a knock on backup quarterbacks Byron Leftwich or Charlie Batch, but Roethlisberger is playing for a $100-million contract for a reason.

There is no good time to lose your starting quarterback, but Roethlisberger’s injury couldn’t come at a worse time for the Steelers.

The result of what can only be considered one of the most questionable NFL schedules in recent memory, the Steelers and Ravens, the two heavyweights in the AFC North, play twice in the next three weeks.

If the Steelers don’t have Roethlisberger for one of those games, it’s a huge loss for Pittsburgh. If he is missing for both of those matchups, well, the Ravens can pretty much start printing their AFC North championship T-shirts right now.

Add to that the fact the Steelers played Monday night’s game without wide receiver Antonio Brown, their MVP last season, and you have a team with some major issues.

Against the Chiefs, we saw why the Steelers chose to sign Brown a new contract in training camp. Without him on the field, Roethlisberger, while good, had difficulties moving the football. The Chiefs played a lot of man-press coverage with help over the top from the safeties on Mike Wallace, Brown with his short-space speed, beats that man coverage.

His replacement, Emmanuel Sanders, struggled to get open.

The rainy, windy night didn’t help, but there was more than one time that Roethlisberger and Leftwich dropped back to pass, had plenty of time, and couldn’t find anyone open.

Against the lowly Chiefs, who fell to a well-deserved 1-8, the Steelers found a way to win despite those issues.

The Ravens are having injury issues of their own, having lost linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb. But the Ravens have also had time to deal with those injuries. The Steelers are going to be adjusting on the fly to the loss of two of their best offensive weapons.

And with one less day to prepare, that could be a deciding factor in which team wins the AFC North.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #214
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If I were Ben with $100M in the bank and a new wife and baby on the way I'd already be packing up and buying a place next to Jimmy Johnson in Key Largo with my own boat that says Two Rings




...........but that's just me

I'd be all good with that if he can ride that boat with Jimmy as an equal instead of an outsider.
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6 weeks = season

ESPN's Bob Holtzman reported on NFL Live Wednesday that doctors have advised Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) to not return until his partially dislocated rib is completely healed, and "that could take up to six weeks.

It's unwelcome news, though Roethlisberger's timeline remains muddled. ESPN's Adam Schefter hinted there's at least a small chance Roethlisberger could be ready to return by Week 13, while coach Mike Tomlin seemed to scoff at the notion that his quarterback's season was in danger. However, Ben himself has copped to being in so much pain he slept in a chair Monday and Tuesday nights. It's a situation we're unlikely to have a firm grasp on for at least another week. For now, owners should plan on Roethlisberger missing at least two games.

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Old 11-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #216
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ESPN's Bob Holtzman reported on NFL Live Wednesday that doctors have advised Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) to not return until his partially dislocated rib is completely healed, and "that could take up to six weeks.

It's unwelcome news, though Roethlisberger's timeline remains muddled. ESPN's Adam Schefter hinted there's at least a small chance Roethlisberger could be ready to return by Week 13, while coach Mike Tomlin seemed to scoff at the notion that his quarterback's season was in danger. However, Ben himself has copped to being in so much pain he slept in a chair Monday and Tuesday nights. It's a situation we're unlikely to have a firm grasp on for at least another week. For now, owners should plan on Roethlisberger missing at least two games.

http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/n...al-for-6-weeks
6 weeks apparently is the usual recovery time

How long does it take for a rib dislocation to heal?

That is a hard question to answer because there are so many different levels person-to-person. Generally it takes about six weeks. Keep in mind that is just healing, that doesn't get the athlete ready to return to their sport


http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ycn-8015264

That would be a return in week 16 against the Bengals

Keep the season afloat by winning 2 games during that period, with one of the wins being against the Chargers for wildcard tiebreaker, win the last 2 home games against Cincy and Cleveland, finish 10-6 for a wildcard playoff spot
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Keep the season afloat by winning 2 games during that period, with one of the wins being against the Chargers for wildcard tiebreaker, win the last 2 home games against Cincy and Cleveland, finish 10-6 for a wildcard playoff spot
It's all about the heart right now! Ben can be on that boat with Jimmy Johnson as long as the rest of the team has Johnson's attitude: "I can't wait for them to come in, I WANT TO KICK THEIR ASS!" The coaching staff is going to have to step it up big time, but if the players have the heart like they did in 2005 then we're still competing for a SB!

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Yeah, the prospects of his first rib popping off and perforating the descending aorta might not be good for TV. No way he plays unless he borrows a suit from Tony Stark.
ive got an extra one available.

if nothing else im sure he's getting fitted for the fancy military grade kevlar flac jacket vick wore and harrisons concussion helmet is made of.

im sure this has been mentioned but how ironic is it that the owners directives to protect the $100 million investment were heard. the life endangering arians "retired" haley, shortened the game which saw ben turning in the finest year yet. sacks were down to a record loe.

*BOOM!* he suffers the worst game injury of his career.

its been a coupla weeks since anyone say our trining staff is the worst in the nfl and demanded they be fired. is it still cool to blame them?

ben is obviously fat and out of shape and cant take a good bone (and ligament) crushing hit no more. :
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:04 PM   #219
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No way can Haley receive blame for this injury. Afterall, Ben DID get sacked whilst extending the play.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:48 PM   #220
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Ben isn't going to retire anytime soon unless he has no other choice. Let's not forget he's a warrior and still has a lot of football left in him. I'm sure he has the very best physicians for his injury available to him in Pittsburgh, and his wife is a physician assistant. He is in very good hands.

I don't want him back until he is 100% healthy. His health and well being has to come first.
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