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Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:19 pm
Edited on: December 22, 2011 12:20 pm
 
Big Ben limps down the steps to the locker room after Pittsburgh beat Cleveland last Thursday. (AP)
By Will Brinson

The logical conclusion for the remainder of the Steelers season is that they will rest quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the Rams and Browns. In fact, on Wednesday we noted rumors that Ben would likely be out Saturday against Cleveland, despite the quarterback saying he was optimistic he'd play.

Roethlisberger was asked about those rumors specifically on Thursday, and, per Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times, staunchly denied that he's currently planning on sitting out against St. Louis.

"They always like to say things," Roethlisberger said when asked about reports that he wouldn't play. "Unless Coach said something, I will wait to hear it from him."

Roethlisberger, simply put, didn't look healthy against the 49ers. He looked like a guy with a bum ankle who needed rest in order to gain his mobility back, not to mention his ability to step into throws.

The Steelers obviously want to win the next two weeks, but they don't need to win. They hold the tiebreaker over the only three 8-6 teams -- the Bengals (head-to-head), the Broncos (conference record) and the Jets (conference record) -- that could potentially catch them for the fifth seed.

Pittsburgh could still win the AFC North, but it would require the Ravens losing to either the Browns at home or the Bengals on the road. Though the latter is certainly possible, it's still not likely, and if Charlie Batch is able to hand the ball off well enough to score 21 points each of the next two weeks, the Steelers could get away with resting Roethlisberger for the postseason.

Which is precisely why they should, even if Ben doesn't want to rest and is maintaining that the isn't planning on it yet.


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Comments

Since: Sep 27, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Anytime BigJack70 opens his mouth nothing but crap comes out. Its ok not going to argue the fact that your a Ben Roethlisberger lover and im ssure you want him on your team caue your team sucks. So keep up the support I encourage you to keep loving Ben. In the mean time he will go win #7 Superbowl this yr and put us a bit more seperate from the other teams that dwell to bleed Black N Yellow



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Any time Rapistberger gets idol time he gets in off the field trouble.  I would play him!!!!!




Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2011 9:09 am
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

I'm just guessing Roethlisberger will likely be out Saturday against Cleveland...maybe because they play the Rams!

 

Will Brinson get a clue!!!




Since: May 16, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 3:31 am
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

STL and CLE

who would want to risk it.  would you rather win the Super Bowl or beat rams and browns.

Steelers have an opportunity to win their 7th Super Bowl, AFC is wide open.    



Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:54 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Hey Eagles Fan Doo Doo.  Didn't you asswipes throw snowballs at Santa Claus?  Don't you have a judge an a jail cell in your football stadium?  Then shut your piehole.  



Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:51 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Ravens fans should keep their mouths shut since Ray Lewis was not only charged with a crime but convicted of one.  Not to mention, didn't you losers sign Donte Stallworth AFTER he was convicted of DUI Manslaughter?  Stay classy B-More!
 



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Well pittsburgh has some of its own characters like philly

#1........Big Ben....................only quarterback in history of the NFL that 2 times is accused of taking women to the mens room
      
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; gets suspended by the NFL for one of those  and then out of the blue..... gets married
      
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; the only thing left for him to do now is be on "DANCING WITH THE STARS"

#2.......Harrison..................

.leads the league or in top 5 for fines for cheap hits.........the league finally figured out that small 
      
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      fines don't seem to have any impact so now its handing out "time off" ...wow
      
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;harrison then thinks the commissioner is picking on him and crys foul
      
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      maybe he should look into the "WWE"

#3........coach Mike .............good coach til he opens his mouth.........and says nothing !!!!
      
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      2011 canidate for the Rex Ryan Award...............lots of talk.....
      
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      Maybe he can one day tell his players something like "i'm the coach" and you'll do what i say!!
      
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GO  RAVENS !!!!!!!!!




Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Every city has its jerks and its good folk, Pittsburgh is lucky because they have the mighty STEELERS. We do need Ben to sit it out. We have one of the best back-ups in the league. Hell, in Ben's 4 game absence, he took us to a 3-1 record. As many back-ups have come in and really rocked it out, I might be a bit nervous about sitting out too. The team must come first.Go Charlie! and GO STEELERS!



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:29 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

Mike Tomlin is a wuss and a push over.
He can't control his team and players. 



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Roethlisberger denies rumors he's planning to sit

The Steelers are idiots if they let him play against the lifeless Rams.


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