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Roethlisberger says he didn’t call the Eagles dirty

Ben Roethlisberger,  Trent Cole AP

Apparently Willie Colon now has more to apologize for than his four holding penalties.

Colon said Monday that his teammate Ben Roethlisberger thought the Eagles “were going after his head,” but his quarterback circled back Tuesday to deny that.

“I just heard that,” Roethlisberger said, via Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com. “I was never quoted as saying [the Eagles played] dirty. I think they’re a very physical team, they like to get after you. It might have been misunderstood when I said, ‘They get after it.’ Getting after me, we tell all those guys to get after the player. That’s just being physical and trying to make plays.

If I call someone dirty, you’ll know it.”

Asked if he thought the Eagles intentionally went after him, he replied: “No, I don’t think so. I saw a couple of plays where some of their guys jumped on [center Maurkice] Pouncey’s back and tried to spike him in the back, but I don’t think anyone intentionally tried to come after my head.”

Whatever the Eagles were doing, it didn’t work, as they got no sacks, three hurries and a loss.

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35 Responses to “Roethlisberger says he didn’t call the Eagles dirty”
  1. icdogg says: Oct 9, 2012 4:39 PM

    Well, I guess that clears that up.

  2. shanbhu says: Oct 9, 2012 4:44 PM

    Big ben is the biggest drama queen in the NFL.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 9, 2012 4:46 PM

    The Eagles have landed. On Pouncey’s back. Owwww!

  4. amoose3 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:46 PM

    Its becoming ironic we praise the AFC North for their tough play. I had a lot of respect for their style before this season (namely Ravens and Steelers) but they both whined and moaned when another team got physical with them – suck it up.

  5. schmitty2 says: Oct 9, 2012 4:49 PM

    Willie Colon has pretty much proved he can’t protect Ben in any way, shape, or form

  6. mactimo says: Oct 9, 2012 4:52 PM

    How’s he a drama queen? He said he wasn’t complaining or bitching! I hate the guy, as a browns fan, but i’ll be the first to say that he’s (1) a gamer, big time player and (2) since his “indiscretions” with drunk college girls he’s appeared to be a model citizen and a professional. And now i will go punch myself in the face for having to admit that about a Steeler

  7. tigeraintdone says: Oct 9, 2012 4:52 PM

    why would they go after his head? there ain’t anything in there

  8. latchbeam says: Oct 9, 2012 5:01 PM

    Big Ben is such a drama queen!

  9. illadelphiasphinest says: Oct 9, 2012 5:03 PM

    No Aaron Rodgers is the biggest drama queen in the NFL.

  10. draculalambert says: Oct 9, 2012 5:05 PM

    Ben is a class act, probably the best role model in football–married, kid on the way….just can’t ask for better.

  11. hines86for6 says: Oct 9, 2012 5:11 PM

    only the 16th time in over 100 career games Big Ben did not get sacked. Where was Babin? Where was Cole?

    Suck on that Iggles fans.

  12. jeffa43 says: Oct 9, 2012 6:18 PM

    With all that big brother Goodell views and fines…. How can there be no fine for a player jumping with spikes on a players lower back.

    That was obviously an attempt to hurt a player after the whistle.

    Comment Goodell? Ya figures…

    You has same comments for replacement refs….nothing!

  13. bobhughey says: Oct 9, 2012 6:31 PM

    mactimo:
    Your Browns have bigger issues than just at quarterback.
    Roethlisberger has been a team distraction ever since he was drafted, from his rookie-season holdout, to a motorcycle accident, to his off-the-field problems, to his suspension, to his made-up injuries, to his talking out of both sides of his big mouth.
    The Steelers, as an organization, have been able to overcome these annoying distractions because the franchise is bigger than one guy.

  14. ravenator says: Oct 9, 2012 6:37 PM

    Does this guy ever shut up? What a baby.

  15. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 9, 2012 6:50 PM

    How about this concept? The customary band of stooges who regularly throw up their hands and make a big fuss of Ben being a “drama queen” are they, themselves, the epitome of drama queens.

    Seriously. Some of you presumably adult males comport yourself like a gaggle of gossiping teeny-boppers.

    Ben is an elite professional athlete playing the most difficult position in all of pro sports. It requires courage, heart and poise. Ben, and his teammates, have won two Lombardis – before Ben was out of his 20’s. That compares favorably to being a faux internet tough guy cloaked in anonymity.

  16. trollaikman8 says: Oct 9, 2012 6:51 PM

    Imma let you finish but Michael Vick is the biggest whiner of all time.

  17. fmwarner says: Oct 9, 2012 7:03 PM

    I’m pretty sure Roethlisberger never called the Eagles dirty, because if he did, the resulting irony from the Steelers leveling such an accusation would have exploded the universe.

  18. baloneyjohn says: Oct 9, 2012 7:32 PM

    I saw that Eagle land on Pouncey’s back. I must be naive, but it looked accidental and I am not an Eagles backer.
    The leagyue should look into that, however.

  19. Deb says: Oct 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    My vote for drama queen goes to Eagles safety Kurt Coleman. He wrestles off a Steeler receiver’s shoe after a play and throws it off the field, then jumps up and down on Pittsburgh center Pouncey’s back with his cleats. If a guy doesn’t have the skills to play his position, he shouldn’t be on the field. If I wanted to see that kind of sandbox action, I’d tune in preschool TV.

  20. mborz says: Oct 9, 2012 7:49 PM

    If Willie Colon should be focusing on anything about the Eagles game, it should be the fact that they called his number 4 different times for holding.

  21. stlrldyfn says: Oct 9, 2012 10:07 PM

    And the hypocrisy of Ravens fans is still alive!

  22. vicksprman says: Oct 9, 2012 10:18 PM

    Yea the Eagles were so dirty Willie had to hold every other play to keep Ben from being killed. Escape with the win shut up and move on.

  23. msstiller58 says: Oct 9, 2012 10:36 PM

    Ben’s a Weeble, an that’s great for QB!!

  24. chzdrums22 says: Oct 9, 2012 10:42 PM

    Nobody can do what Ben does. Those top 5/6 QBs that everybody drools over would be crying to their shrinks if they took that much abuse with half of the results. You’re not gonna get a heap of records with Ben but you will win. Winning ugly is better than losing pretty.

  25. bleed4philly says: Oct 10, 2012 8:23 AM

    Twice accused of sexual assault, model citizen? Sure!! Why not? He does have two superbowl rings right?!

  26. dlightner13 says: Oct 10, 2012 9:24 AM

    @deb

    The shoe thing ill give u that… as for jumping up and down on pounceys back shut up. He jumped ONCE…. up and down would be more then once… and as someone wgo used to play safety… play is dead u try to jump the pile when u are coming full force so u dont collide and fall face first… he accidently landed on his back…they even replayed it…pouncey was ok… no fine

  27. pabrownsfan says: Oct 10, 2012 9:55 AM

    I admit he is a good player but to say he won two super bowls is wrong. The Steelers team did and the first one was in spite of him. Check out his stats for the game. Enough said.

  28. CKL says: Oct 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    Deb says:
    Oct 9, 2012 7:45 PM
    My vote for drama queen goes to Eagles safety Kurt Coleman. He wrestles off a Steeler receiver’s shoe after a play and throws it off the field, then jumps up and down on Pittsburgh center Pouncey’s back with his cleats. If a guy doesn’t have the skills to play his position, he shouldn’t be on the field. If I wanted to see that kind of sandbox action, I’d tune in preschool TV.

    _________________________________
    I could not believe my eyes when I saw that. Had to rewind the DVR. The Philly coaches should have pulled him off the field and sat his butt down on the bench. BB has done that to Rodney Harrison for dumb personal fouls for goodness sakes. No one player regardless of how important they are to the team should be allowed to do that.

  29. claude28giroux says: Oct 10, 2012 1:52 PM

    first of all you all are wrong about big ben and vick being the biggest cry babies. turn on a chicago bears game and watch the diva of the NFL, whine and cry when he comes up short.

    and coleman did not “stomp” on pouncy’s back. he was jumping over the chop block and landed on his back. so much for that rough tough AFC division. steelers and the ravens need to stop playing womens tennis and play football

  30. Deb says: Oct 10, 2012 4:00 PM

    @CKL …

    Thanks … maybe you should lend your glasses to dlightner13 and claude28giroux. Or maybe I’m just used to watching a safety who can jump a whole line and wouldn’t be overwhelmed by having to jump one player.

  31. steelernation1 says: Oct 10, 2012 4:03 PM

    i cant believe there are this many idiots posting on here..calling ben a drama queen?where in gods name did he complaine in this article?nowhere?i just think you haters are looking for a reason to hate one of the elite QB’s in the game..he wins and plays with injuries.and plays better injured.dont hate cause he is not a raven or whatever team u root for QB..

    you are all the whinny babies if you ask me…lol

    to the Browns fan well said for a browns fan.

  32. steelernation1 says: Oct 10, 2012 4:05 PM

    @ Deb…

    i cant believe the equipment toss either..that should have been a delay of game penalty right there..ref was looking right at the play when it happened and didnt call it..must have snuck in a replacement ref lol

  33. dadindebt6 says: Oct 10, 2012 7:26 PM

    pabrownsfan says:Oct 10, 2012 9:55 AM

    I admit he is a good player but to say he won two super bowls is wrong. The Steelers team did and the first one was in spite of him. Check out his stats for the game. Enough said.
    —————————————————
    First the Steelers would not have even been in the Super Bowl if Ben had not had a lights out performance in Indy and Denver the previous two weeks.

    Second, the final score says the Steelers won that Super Bowl. Ben quarterbacked the Steelers. So by default, Ben won a Super Bowl.

    I don’t see any rule that says a quarterback is only a winner if he has a great game. You only have to score more points than the other team. Whether those points are pretty, or ugly, doesn’t matter. They still count.

  34. xoxobenny7 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:37 PM

    ok quick question…
    why are all these haters even on our thread??!!
    i dont even click on other teams threads.
    i mean if you take the time to click on STEEELERS fan’s conversations then what does that really mean?? haha
    GO STEELERS!!
    i love you benny!! XoXo

  35. westernpaisdirty says: Oct 12, 2012 12:27 AM

    The steelers stink. They proved it to ight. Last weeks win was after a bye against a team coming off a tough division game at home. Perfect storm. Titans are awful. Hassle back is eight hundred years old and they beat the steelers. Here we go 8-8 here we go!! That’s the steelers nation chant. Or maybe here we go no playoffs here we go. And this is the start the team is old and they’ve done a s horrible job developing young talent When will the phrase rebuilding start being thrown around?? I love it. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch.

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