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Old 11-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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If Ben returns next week, make sure he lets go of the ball ASAP.

Also, we do need to investigate our conditioning coach. Adams is going to be an essential O-Lineman, and he needs to be healthy.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #12
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Ben shouldn't play next week.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #13
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don't rush him back, i'd rather take a losing season than ben get his career/life ended
This^. If he's not healthy, don't rush him back like we did last year. Even though we're in a pickle with the back up situation, we have to play the hand dealt.
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Default Re: Ben Roethlisberger close to return

Agree with everyone who says Ben should sit outthe Ravens game

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result

Tomlin gambled on a hobbled Ben playing through the bad ankle in San Francisco last year and ended up still losing the game while wrecking Ben for the rest of the season

Steelers need to win 4 of their last 5 to make the playoffs (with the must win being the Benglas game) - with a healthy Ben they will be favored in the 3 home games and I like their chances in Dallas - with a hobbled Ben it is one and done in the playoffs
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If Ben returns next week, make sure he lets go of the ball ASAP.

Also, we do need to investigate our conditioning coach. Adams is going to be an essential O-Lineman, and he needs to be healthy.
did you see adams get his leg rolled up on? how does a conditioning coach prevent that? how does a conditioning coach prevent m. gilbert crashing into 3 teammates knees or ryan clarks repeated concussions? how will a conditioning coach protect bens ribs?

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Agree with everyone who says Ben should sit outthe Ravens game

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result

Tomlin gambled on a hobbled Ben playing through the bad ankle in San Francisco last year and ended up still losing the game while wrecking Ben for the rest of the season

Steelers need to win 4 of their last 5 to make the playoffs (with the must win being the Benglas game) - with a healthy Ben they will be favored in the 3 home games and I like their chances in Dallas - with a hobbled Ben it is one and done in the playoffs
ravens want no part of a healthy ben in the playoffs and will be looking to end his season (and possibly career) with some extra "hot sauce" if they see him next week.
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Agree with everyone who says Ben should sit outthe Ravens game

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result

Tomlin gambled on a hobbled Ben playing through the bad ankle in San Francisco last year and ended up still losing the game while wrecking Ben for the rest of the season

Steelers need to win 4 of their last 5 to make the playoffs (with the must win being the Benglas game) - with a healthy Ben they will be favored in the 3 home games and I like their chances in Dallas - with a hobbled Ben it is one and done in the playoffs
With a Healthy Ben, Brown and the Defense playing the way it has been, this team will go on a run and go deep in the postseason, more than likely meet Baltimore a third time (This time in their house) and end their season again. Without a Healthy Ben, the Steelers are not getting past Denver/New England, or more likely jeopardize his season/career and miss the playoffs entirely.

If Tomlin even CONSIDERS starting Ben, I'm calling for his head.

Let him sit. Think for the long term. Take our lumps here and get back in gear. Sit Ben and get him ready for San Diego.
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ravens want no part of a healthy ben in the playoffs and will be looking to end his season (and possibly career) with some extra "hot sauce" if they see him next week.

I'm scared that is exactly what will happen if Ben plays this Sunday. We need him long-term.
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ravens want no part of a healthy ben in the playoffs and will be looking to end his season (and possibly career) with some extra "hot sauce" if they see him next week.
That is EXACTLY what I've been thinking.

Suggs hold BB up; Ngata lifts BB's arm; and then some scrub, third-string DB rams his helmet into BB's ribs... and the scrub DB gets suspended (who cares?) and BB is out for the season.
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Ben Roethlisberger: It’s killing me to watch

Posted by Josh Alper on November 26, 2012



Sunday morning brought a report that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would start soft tossing on Monday in hopes of getting on the field for next Sunday’s matchup with the Ravens.

That reports came before the Steelers turned the ball over eight times and lost 20-14 for the Browns. The loss means that the Ravens can knock them out of the race for the division title with a win in Week 13 and the play of the offense made it clear that a loss is the likeliest outcome if Roethlisberger can’t return. Roethlisberger said Sunday that he’s going to give it his best shot.

“I’m going to try,” Roethlisberger said, via Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s killing me to watch.”

He’s not alone. The Steelers have scored just 17 points on offense in the two games that Roethlisberger’s missed with rib and shoulder injuries.

One member of the Ravens is pretty sure that he’ll be seeing Roethlisberger on the field in Baltimore next week.

“I don’t know what kind of medicine the Steelers will put Ben Roethlisberger on this week, but they’re going to give him something,” Ravens running back Ray Rice said, via Peter King in his Monday Morning Quarterback column for SI.com.

The decision on Roethlisberger will likely come down to the wire and the same is true of the Steelers’ chances of making the playoffs if they aren’t able to snap their two-game skid against the AFC North leaders.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...g-me-to-watch/
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did you see adams get his leg rolled up on? how does a conditioning coach prevent that? how does a conditioning coach prevent m. gilbert crashing into 3 teammates knees or ryan clarks repeated concussions? how will a conditioning coach protect bens ribs?
Yeah, was going to ask the same thing. Is there strength training, though, that may help strengthen joints to protect against injuries? I can't believe we're the only team that gets guys rolled up on.

I also think our OL are too fat and slow. Once they get knocked off their feet, it's like a large building collapsing under its own weight.

Might just be that we have a lot of frail guys. It's a trait. Franco was durable, Greg Hawthorne, not so much. Left falls down in the end zone and separates his shoulder. Like Mr. Glass in that M Night movie.
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