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Roethlisberger passes Bradshaw for franchise yardage mark

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has won half the Super Bowl rings as Terry Bradshaw, but Roethlisberger now has more passing yardage than the man who played for the Steelers from 1970 through 1983.

Bradshaw finished with 27,989 yards.  Roethlisberger passed Bradshaw late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game at Tennessee.

Before the Steelers used a first-round pick on Roethlisberger in 2004, the team went more than 20 years with a revolving door at the position.  Kordell Stewart was the closest thing the Steelers had to a franchise quarterback, but he was too inconsistent to hold the job for the long haul.

Roethlisberger, in his ninth season and only 30 years old, could pile up a lot more yardage before his time in Pittsburgh ends.

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7 Responses to “Roethlisberger passes Bradshaw for franchise yardage mark”
  1. mazblast says: Oct 11, 2012 11:23 PM

    Cue Bradshaw bitching about how easy Roethlisberger has it in a passing age. The old guy conveniently forgets that the great Steelers teams for which he played were defense first, running game second, and “don’t f*** it up, please, Terry” third.

    I’m not saying Ben is a better leader than Terry was, or that he’s a top-flight QB. He’s a good QB in a league that lives and dies by passing.

  2. billsfaninmiami says: Oct 11, 2012 11:23 PM

    Bradshaw: “Blah blah blah.. 4 Super Bowl rings… Blah blah blah.. Drew Brees… blah blah blah….

  3. eaglesfan29 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:39 PM

    SO the rapist passes bradshaw we should clap, this guy sucks

  4. t8ertot says: Oct 12, 2012 12:11 AM

    Ironic that Bradshaw called out Drew Brees for passing Unitas after losing. Your beloved Steelers lost when Ben surpassed you

  5. pftcensorssuck says: Oct 12, 2012 8:51 AM

    Anybody who sells Tewrry Bradshaw short as a passer, either wasn’t around in the ’70s-’80s, or is a complete football moron.

    SOMEBODY had to make those great passes for Lynn Swann to catch, right?

    Bradshaw was a lot better than you idiots are giving him credit for. Franco Harris didn’t win those four Super Bowls by himself.

  6. pabrownsfan says: Oct 12, 2012 11:58 AM

    I would take Bradshaw over Ben anyday!

  7. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Oct 12, 2012 12:50 PM

    Now if Bradshaw would only shut up and fade into obscurity.

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