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Roethlisberger could play another eight seasons

Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:06 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 9:07 am
 
Roethlisberger Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Will already told you about the pain Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger feels every time he steps foot into his bathroom (and it’s got NOTHING to do with kidney stones).

But I also found it interesting when Roethlisberger talked to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about when he might retire. Since he’s been in the league since 2004 and since he’ll enter his eighth season of competition, he figures he’s about halfway home. Go for another eight years, Roethlisberger said, and he might be ready to step off the field.

“Sixteen years is a long, good career,” Roethlisberger told the paper. “Eight years is long considering the normal life expectancy in this game. If I'm lucky enough and my body's still intact and that's what I'm supposed to do, I'll play as long as I can. I'd like to call it halfway."

Playing another eight or nine years would be a lofty goal for Roethlisberger. He’s already made clear that he wants to win more Super Bowl titles than any other NFL QB in history (he’s got two, and Pittsburgh’s Terry Bradshaw and San Francisco’s Joe Montana each have four), and it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he could win three Super Bowls in the next eight or nine years (highly unlikely but not impossible).

But Roethlisberger also takes such a pounding each season – most of which is by design – you have to wonder if physically he’ll get to play for that long.

Maybe getting married will help his long-term health (doesn't science say that it does?) – even if it makes him a little bit crazier as a byproduct.

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Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 11:27 am
 

Roethlisberger could play another eight seasons

Hot link on the home page--"Roethlisberger Shoots For Eight More Seasons"

Oh, God, now he's got a gun??? D:



Since: Apr 19, 2011
Posted on: April 19, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Roethlisberger could play another eight seasons

I totally agree with you. Screw the haters.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Roethlisberger could play another eight seasons

Who doesn't want to win as many super bowls as possible? I mean if a quarterback could decide don't ya think they would take x amount of super bowls. I bet Marino would have taken 1.




Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: April 18, 2011 9:59 am
 

Roethlisberger could play another eight seasons

But Roethlisberger also takes such a pounding each season – most of which is by design – you have to wonder if physically he’ll get to play for that long.

Do you really think the Steelers and Ben plan to have him take a beating every game??  That is absurd.  Yes, the offensive line play is horrid at times, but I'm sure the Rooney's, Tomlin and Ben would all love to see better protection.  Ben may hold the ball to extend plays, but that is in fact what he does...make plays.  Those that hate the Steelers better hope he doesn't get more protection, because the 2 rings in 8 years could grow to 4 or 5 by the time he retires.  The rule changes may be the thing that hurts Ben's career the most.  If they start calling in the grasp too soon, that will limit his play making abilities.  Either way... Ben has plenty of time to add to his accomplishments.


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