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Steelers think Roethlisberger looks like same old Ben

Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown AP

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed this week that he has been dealing with a tear in his rotator cuff since last November, but sounded unconcerned about any potential impact on his game.

Based on comments from his teammates, that lack of concern is well founded. Wide receiver Antonio Brown said that Roethlisberger is “looking really good” after a Thursday practice that featured a well-thrown deep ball down the sideline to Brown for a touchdown. Tight end Heath Miller, who has played with Roethlisberger since entering the league in 2005, sees no difference in the quarterback.

He looks like the same old Ben to me, which is a great quarterback,” Miller said, via the Associated Press. “Nothing new on that front.”

Roethlisberger said that the only difference in this year’s training camp is that he’s throwing less than in past years in an effort to keep his shoulder in good shape. That was probably going to happen as Roethlisberger got older, anyway, so there aren’t any signs that the recently revealed injury will be a factor in how Roethlisberger plays this season.

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10 Responses to “Steelers think Roethlisberger looks like same old Ben”
  1. dollarbill247 says: Aug 3, 2012 9:49 AM

    Let’s see how long it holds up…

  2. ravenator says: Aug 3, 2012 10:13 AM

    What a perennial whiner. Looking forward to seeing his new arm in action

  3. shotgunformation5wide says: Aug 3, 2012 10:15 AM

    I, for one, am excited about the running game with Redman, Dwyer, Clay, Batch and Rainey. We know what the passing attack can do.

    Go Steelers!!!

  4. ravenmaniacisback says: Aug 3, 2012 10:28 AM

    Sounds like same old Ben too….whinning about a made up injury to make himself look like a hero/getting a built in excuse for when things go wrong.

  5. nockinon7sdoor says: Aug 3, 2012 10:35 AM

    I am a big Steelers fan, but let’s not forget that Roethlisberger is a bit of a drama queen when it comes to injuries. And he does seem to play better when he says he is playing with an injury.

  6. SteelyMcBeam6 says: Aug 3, 2012 11:23 AM

    He can whine all he wants….dude wins super bowls period

  7. t8ertot says: Aug 3, 2012 11:50 AM

    “I, for one, am excited about the running game with Redman, Dwyer, Clay, Batch and Rainey. We know what the passing attack can do”

    Never heard of half those guys. Mendenhall is hurt and Haley wants to run the ball more. Wallace hasn’t shown up for camp. The passing game won’t be the same.

    Steelers down the drain this year

  8. steeler999 says: Aug 3, 2012 12:31 PM

    Wish Ben would realize that when he constantly talks about all the injuries he has to deal with, he comes across as an over dramatic whiner who is looking for attention. We get it Ben, you’re tough. But the more he tries to convince everyone how tough he is, the less respect he gets.

  9. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 4, 2012 11:08 AM

    nockinon7sdoor: Last season, when Roethlisberger was legitimately hurt with a bad ankle, he played POORLY.
    All these myths about Roethlisberger are laughable. You know the ones: The Steelers can’t win without him, Joe Flacco can’t beat Big Ben, the Steelers can’t lose a Super Bowl … because they have Big Ben, the Steelers have a chance as long as te ball’s in Roethlisberger’s hands, etc., etc…
    While Roethlisberger was actually hurt last season, that shouldn’t excuse his pathetic performances. He should’ve sat out as many as 4 or 5 games last season, but his massive ego wouldn’t allow him to do that.

    And let’s try to get over this notion that Haley is trying undermine Roethlisberger’s dazzling skills by wanting “to run the ball more.” That’s nonsense. Haley wants the offense to run the ball BETTER, not more, when it has to run.

  10. CKL says: Aug 4, 2012 1:45 PM

    What’s funny is I heard Schlereth say the other day that probably 100% of starting QBs have some sort of rotator cuff tear. It’s a non issue.

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