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Ben Roethlisberger: I like being the hunter

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The Steelers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009 last season and it’s hard to find too many people who think that the team is headed for a quick return to the good old days in the 2013 season.

That suits quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just fine. During an interview on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger said he relished being counted out by the general public.

“Good. Go ahead. I guess it depends on who you ask and that is fine,” Roethlisberger said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com “I’m with people saying that we’re going to be terrible and, ‘Let’s overlook them,’ because that means our opponents are doing the same thing. I like that. I like being the hunter. It’s kind of a fun place to be. I’m OK with that.”

It’s the right mindset to have when approaching a football season, although we’re not quite sure that opponents are going to be taking the Steelers lightly in 2013. It’s just not the way things work when each game matters so much and, even if it did, it wouldn’t take more than a couple of wins for the Steelers to find themselves right back in the forefront of everybody’s minds.

The departures of wide receiver Mike Wallace, cornerback Keenan Lewis and linebacker James Harrison a year after several veterans were let go make it clear that the Steelers are a team in transition at the moment. That hardly rules out the possibility of a return to the playoffs, but it does mean that they are going to need other players to step up into leading roles to replace those that left the team in the last couple of years.

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94 Responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: I like being the hunter”
  1. baxman89 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:31 PM

    Too easy to make a joke out of this.

  2. hlna55 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Prediction… Steelers make the play-offs

    Flac-OH throws 17TD and 24INTs and Rice is out for the year by week 6.

    Baltimore blames ravenator for infecting their locker room and causing a 7-9 season.

  3. t8ertot says: Apr 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Hunter and molester? Winning combo

  4. chris6523 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    An unfortunate statement, given the source.

  5. gammynomnom says: Apr 19, 2013 3:37 PM

    yea, just too easy

  6. Stiller43 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:37 PM

    “The departures of wide receiver Mike Wallace, cornerback Keenan Allen…”

    You mean Keenan Lewis? Keenan Allen is a CB prospect in the draft…and coincidentally the combination of former Steeler Keenan Lewis and current Steeler Cortez Allen.

  7. Iknoweverything says: Apr 19, 2013 3:37 PM

    Big Ben the hunter.
    Sets out the bait(booze).. for his prey(young naive girls)… leads them to his favorite take down spot(bar bathrooms)……assaults his prey and then blames the victim

  8. ctiggs says: Apr 19, 2013 3:38 PM

    yes Ben you are the hunter

  9. cursindaily says: Apr 19, 2013 3:39 PM

    “I like being the hunter. It’s kind of a fun place to be. Not quite as fun as the ladies’ room in a bar, but fun nonetheless. I’m OK with that.”

  10. walker615 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:40 PM

    I feel like Chandler in the Friends episode where he’s not allowed to make fun of anybody- my head is about to explode with the million possible jokes this headline served on a platter.

  11. greglloydrules says: Apr 19, 2013 3:41 PM

    I like you Ben. You my quarterback (crying). But you walked right into that one. That being said, lets play.

  12. farvite says: Apr 19, 2013 3:42 PM

    He likes it Kobe-style

  13. vienners says: Apr 19, 2013 3:43 PM

    Poor choice of words

  14. golforepar says: Apr 19, 2013 3:43 PM

    Ben likes hunting on the field too??

  15. randallflagg52 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:43 PM

    Wow, you figure Ben would want to shy away from making statements like this. Guess that fall off his motorcycle and that Bart Scott hit did more damage than we realized.

  16. rickastleydancemoves says: Apr 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    Oh we know Ben, we know.

  17. citizenstrange says: Apr 19, 2013 3:44 PM

    In a quarterback driven league the Steeler’s have a bottom third one. How else do you miss the playoffs with the number one defene in the entire NFL? It is what it is.

  18. dowhatifeellike says: Apr 19, 2013 3:45 PM

    “You could say I’m like an animal… a predator, of sorts….”

  19. deathonwings410 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:46 PM

    That’s Keenan Lewis, not Keenan Allen. And I’m glad he’s gone, he can’t get interceptions, but he gets a Hell of a lot of pass deflections!

  20. seaeagle707 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:47 PM

    He did an ad for Fathead, several years ago, and has been trying to live up to that title ever since.

  21. cpo187 says: Apr 19, 2013 3:47 PM

    He then gazed around the room at all the women and muttered, “Which unsuspecting victim will be my prey today?”

  22. mrphatal says: Apr 19, 2013 3:53 PM

    Does he have Tiger blood too???

  23. mrphatal says: Apr 19, 2013 3:55 PM

    Straight from the Predators Mouth!!

  24. peytonwantsaflag says: Apr 19, 2013 3:59 PM

    He’s really not very smart is he?

  25. morganstan100 says: Apr 19, 2013 4:00 PM

    Shouldn’t he be doing commercials for used car lots or something? Your career is over. Time to embrace the Elite Joe “Montana” Flacco, Superbowl MVP and all around decent guy.

  26. andrewproughcfe says: Apr 19, 2013 4:02 PM

    2008 was a long time ago now. Ben and Tomlin should be desperate to win another one, and to avoid living in the past like Brady and Belichick.

  27. sportsguy88 says: Apr 19, 2013 4:09 PM

    Walker, did you just make a reference to friends? I bet your next comment will be making a reference to lifetime..

  28. reediddy says: Apr 19, 2013 4:13 PM

    soooo excited to see the upcoming comments….

  29. shovelhunter says: Apr 19, 2013 4:14 PM

    Hahahahaha what a moron!

  30. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 19, 2013 4:14 PM

    randallflagg52 | Apr 19, 2013, 3:43 PM EDT
    Wow, you figure Ben would want to shy away from making statements like this. Guess that fall off his motorcycle and that Bart Scott hit did more damage than we realized.

    Ben has an excuse as you have suggested. What’s your excuse….other than being a raven fan boy

  31. redpillmindstate says: Apr 19, 2013 4:16 PM

    Rats will drown in sewer water…..off to the basement with you Pittyburg Stinkers…..lol a puke yellow towel will not rally you from the cellar it only serves as a maker in your perpetual darkness…lol

  32. tryingmybest2 says: Apr 19, 2013 4:17 PM

    Cue the Ravenator’s comments and reason for living in his parents basement.

  33. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 19, 2013 4:26 PM

    “Ugghh…me Ben…me hunt….me eat…me take woman to breed…graaagghh….ooomahh!”.

  34. onbucky96 says: Apr 19, 2013 4:29 PM

    Yeah, and we know how he handles himself in a college bar. Dirtbag.

  35. moagecu says: Apr 19, 2013 4:31 PM

    Not sure which is worse ravenator or all the “cue the ravenator” people.

  36. ravenator says: Apr 19, 2013 4:34 PM

    What a joke this guy is – no wonder the Ravens have the division locked up before the season ends

  37. tsuscrumhalf says: Apr 19, 2013 4:34 PM

    Wow. He’s making it too easy. But, these comments are certainly fun to read.
    Ben likes being the hunter. Shocker. As surprised as water likes being wet, ice likes being cold. He’s not getting invited to Mensa any time soon…..

  38. ravenator says: Apr 19, 2013 4:36 PM

    This guy just screams confidence! I can’t wait to watch this epic collapse. You’ll long for the days of 8-8 Pittsburgh.

  39. ravenator says: Apr 19, 2013 4:40 PM

    This guy deserves a sitdown with Chris Hansen. – Why don’t you take a seat Ben…

  40. randomcommenter says: Apr 19, 2013 4:41 PM

    The important thing to remember is that the steelers are better than the ravens. Ben missed both raven games last year. The steelers nearly won both. An injured Leftwich nearly beat them and then ancient Charlie Batch did beat them.

    Maybe the steelers will bring back Maddox or Kordell to take care of the ravens this year.

  41. randallflagg52 says: Apr 19, 2013 4:44 PM

    Is there anything about the steelers that isn’t a joke these days?

  42. sbaltimore says: Apr 19, 2013 4:51 PM

    What’s next? Ben saying he’s gonna strap-on the team and push forward?

  43. steel2372 says: Apr 19, 2013 5:02 PM

    Aside from all the jokes.. He has a point. People have written the Steelers off before they play a down. The target isnt on our backs, its on the Ravens back. Everyone will be gunning for the Ravens, and rightfully so. It will be fun to watch the ravens fall short of expectations and the Steelers surprise everyone with a couple of big wins. Time and time again this team is still dangerous. They still have a top five defense year in and year out for the past 10 years. Teams always have a shot at the playoffs with that type of defense. People will be surprised when we dont fall as far as everyone would like for us to.

  44. steelcurtainn says: Apr 19, 2013 5:09 PM

    Big Ben equals Top five qb in the NFL. He’ll hunt down that 3rd superbowl win. Its just a matter of time.

  45. jgammell2012 says: Apr 19, 2013 5:12 PM

    Well said Ben! You are elite! The far superior qb in afc north. And playing for the best franchise in pro sports worldwide . Hate on haters! Cheers! Lol :)))

  46. patfic15 says: Apr 19, 2013 5:18 PM

    Its funny to see the contradictory nature of this sites intentions. One day, its “no more making fun of the wonderlic”…next day its a Big Ben story with a title that has obvious ties to his past. Figure out who you wanna be PFT. You’ve struggles with it since the NBC deal.

  47. blkgld4lifer says: Apr 19, 2013 5:24 PM

    What a surprise? A bunch of grown arse men acting like girls in high
    school constantly griping about the steelers. Get a life for real.

  48. jprcox says: Apr 19, 2013 5:27 PM

    This is great to say and all, but rarely does it translate to a good season. I don’t think you can say much until after the draft regardless.

    The key is going to be how many seasons will it take for Steelers to get back into a good form. Like every team, you have to go through cycles.

  49. 509seahawks says: Apr 19, 2013 5:31 PM

    No means no big ben. Didn’t Kobe teach you anything??

  50. randallflagg52 says: Apr 19, 2013 5:39 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Apr 19, 2013 5:09 PM
    Big Ben equals Top five qb in the NFL. He’ll hunt down that 3rd superbowl win. Its just a matter of time.

    ===================================

    Ben is NOT a top 5 QB. Not even close. Both Mannings, Rodgers, Brady, Brees are hands down better. At this point I’d also take guys like Flacco, Ryan, Wilson, and Kap over him.

    At this point Ben is more Michael Vick since both have extensive injury histories and are being held together by duct tape and bubble gum.

  51. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    ===================================

    Ben is NOT a top 5 QB. Not even close. Both Mannings, Rodgers, Brady, Brees are hands down better. At this point I’d also take guys like Flacco, Ryan, Wilson, and Kap over him.

    At this point Ben is more Michael Vick since both have extensive injury histories and are being held together by duct tape and bubble gum.

    Really? Ben has been to three SB winning two, but that doesn’t mean much when you are a steeler hater. Your opinion is worthless because its hate clouded….be objective when Joe goes to two more SB’s he may be equal to Ben….until then ssshhh you are annoying.

  52. jprcox says: Apr 19, 2013 7:03 PM

    I think there is a difference between how someone would rank Ben now, vs his career. Steelers would probably want Flacco, Ryan, Wilson or Kap over Ben simply because they are on their way up, and Ben is on his way down.

    It doesn’t take away from Ben and what he did – but he didn’t look like the same QB last year in my opinion….yet he had a great WR core.

    This year, no such luck unless the draft fixes this.

  53. nineroutsider says: Apr 19, 2013 7:37 PM

    I think Allen see’s himself more as a WR than a CB. We’ll see what the league sees.

  54. morganstan100 says: Apr 19, 2013 8:12 PM

    Big Ben can say anything he wants. Ravens will destroy him just like they destroyed Leftwich and Charlie Batch. The Ravens are the enforcers. Steelers are little centipedes running for their lives in the basement, getting smushed.

  55. scoobies05 says: Apr 19, 2013 10:01 PM

    can you ever live in the present nofool? no doubt ben has had a great career. his record speaks for itself. but right now today the ravens are the better team and joe is better than ben. the sb 47 lombardi trophy and superbowl mvp speak for themselves. now why dont you follow your own advice and go stand in the corner and shhhhh

  56. draconian1111 says: Apr 19, 2013 11:30 PM

    Ben only has 2 hands – not enough to complete a 3 or 4 handed facepalm.

    Hunter…from Ben… EPIC

    Never been a Steeler fan – he makes it easy.

  57. draconian1111 says: Apr 19, 2013 11:44 PM

    Top 5 QB in NFL? Only if you are a Steelers fan. You think Bradshaw was a great QB -sure – he was good for the time – but his most famous play is a huge MISS.
    You cite that he has won 2 of 3 SB. SO WHAT? It’s a team sport – put ANY QB with a bad team and see what happens. There is NO QB EVER that is the team – Montana had Rice, Bradshaw had..everything, Brad Johnson -who probably couldn’t throw a ball 30 yards – had the rest of the team.
    Marino never won a SB – guess he sucks.
    Jim Kelly, Roman Gabriel, Donovan McNabb, Randall Cunningham, Ken Anderson, Warren Moon, Dan Fouts, Fran Tarkenton – never won a SB – and I’d take every one of them over Ben.

  58. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 20, 2013 12:26 AM

    Ben Roethlisberger: Two Super Bowl wins, one TD pass, zero MVP awards. One Super Bowl loss, one pick-six in a six-point loss.
    Please excuse me for not lowering my standards to comfort your ignorance.

  59. steelcurtainn says: Apr 20, 2013 2:40 AM

    @rflagg
    Oh Big Ben is a top five qb whether you want to admit it or not. Statistically, I’d give the edge to p manning, brady, brees and rodgers making ben #5 hands down. Ben can still play with any of those guys. Obviously, you havent seen enough steeler games. I’d say if you have, its time to take off the blinders. 26 tds and 8 picks last year AND after an injury plagued year. Ryan was the only qb to achieve better. Get back to me when any of the guys you mentioned come close to 3 sb appearances that Big Bens achieved midway in the prime of their career. Case closed!!!

  60. Al says: Apr 20, 2013 7:29 AM

    If there’s ever a movie about Ben, the lead role should be played by Wil Ferrell. “I am not a raper!” Seriously, if the CHIEF, Art Rooney, had been alive he would have waived this POS.

  61. morganstan100 says: Apr 20, 2013 8:50 AM

    “The Steelers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2009 last season…”

    Actually, they’ve been blown out of the playoffs two of the last five years. During the other three years, they were destroyed in SB XLV by the Packers and basically wasted their playoff privileges by letting Tim Tebow manhandle them. In fact, compared to the World Champion Ravens, who won at least one playoff game in each of the last five years under the leadership of the Elite Joe Flacco, who also led them to win a Superbowl, the last five years for the Steelers indicate a steep decline that is getting only worse. So, Big Ben, low expectations for you are nothing new and you’ve managed to live up to them every year since your lucky win over Kurt Warner, one of the most decent human beings to ever quarterback in the NFL.

  62. steel2372 says: Apr 20, 2013 9:35 AM

    Ravens will destroy him just like they destroyed Leftwich and Charlie Batch

    You are joking right? Charlie Batch destroyed the Ravens last year.

  63. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 20, 2013 9:40 AM

    Actually, they’ve been blown out of the playoffs two of the last five years. During the other three years, they were destroyed in SB XLV by the Packers and basically wasted their playoff privileges by letting Tim Tebow manhandle them. In fact, compared to the World Champion Ravens, who won at least one playoff game in each of the last five years under the leadership of the Elite Joe Flacco, who also led them to win a Superbowl, the last five years for the Steelers indicate a steep decline that is getting only worse. So, Big Ben, low expectations for you are nothing new and you’ve managed to live up to them every year since your lucky win over Kurt Warner, one of the most decent human beings to ever quarterback in the NFL.

    I find rather odd that a raven fan who worshipped at the jock of Ray Lewis would be stupid enough to comment on Ben. But once I saw who it was posting it was easyto let go as more moron tremors. Yikes

  64. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 20, 2013 9:42 AM

    You are joking right? Charlie Batch destroyed the Ravens last year.

    No he/she isn’t…have keyboard will fabricate. The way of the troll….ever more.

  65. morganstan100 says: Apr 20, 2013 10:16 AM

    You guys make it so easy. Failing both reading comprehension and history in one post. Or don’t you remember that 2010 had a month called October? Yikes!

    P.S. “worshipped at the jock of Ray Lewis” ? From what kind of perverted website did you come up with that phrase? And please don’t answer that question. There are enough weirdos on the Internet without sharing your dark little secrets.

  66. scoobies05 says: Apr 20, 2013 10:40 AM

    do you ever comment on football anymore nofool? very sad indeed. as far as ravens vs steelers right now today the ravens are the better team with the better qb. bringing up 6 trophies and bens history is great. but in present day ravens and joe are better. go ravens

  67. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 20, 2013 10:42 AM

    Ah the insecurities you answer to…very revealing ravenator…..pathetic

  68. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 20, 2013 11:02 AM

    scoobies05 | Apr 20, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT
    do you ever comment on football anymore nofool? very sad indeed. as far as ravens vs steelers right now today the ravens are the better team with the better qb. bringing up 6 trophies and bens history is great. but in present day ravens and joe are better. go ravens

    One Super Bowl appearance does not make Flacco better than Ben other than in a raven homers brain. That being said it is going to be a quite couple of years for steeler fans. Time to let the new kids shine….just wish they were less arrogant and were more civilized . Just a sign of the times. Can’t wait for a new SB champ …one with better fans.

  69. morganstan100 says: Apr 20, 2013 11:18 AM

    Dear Nofool,
    “Better fans” ? I can’t imagine anything more “arrogant” than droning on about six rings when your team is destined for even more years in the basement. And “more civilized” ? How civilized are you when you accuse someone of “worshipping at the jock” of some football player?
    And I’m not even going to comment on someone who refers to another as a moron. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black (and gold). Yikes!

  70. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 20, 2013 11:28 AM

    steelcurtain:
    Didn’t think you’re a “stats guy”?
    The Steelers are 6-3 the past three seasons without Roethlisberger.
    He averages 23 TD passes per season. In fact, it’s kinda sad that SuperBen surpassed Bradshaw last season in career passing-yards but still lags behind him in career TD passes.
    In today’s pass-happy NFL, Roethlisberger’s scoring totals are embarrassing.

  71. steelcurtainn says: Apr 20, 2013 11:31 AM

    If you want to talk present, lets do it. The ravens are the better team? Really, seems to be the teams split their series last year with Big Ben not even quarterbacking. FACT, even split, That doesn’t make baltimore the better team. So let me see, is this where ravens fans say “well we won the sb”. Fine, I will give u that, but ONLY off a 70 lucky bomb in the closing seconds of a playoff game or there would be no sb win for flacco. It would be the big goose(0) egg as usual.

    As far as Flacco being the better qb. I wont even bring up Bens 2 superbowls to Flaccos 1. LETS TALK THE PRESENT AGAIN…….. Big Ben put up better stats THIS YEAR during injury plagued year.. Please explain to me how that makes Flacco better? It doesn’t…….If anything it shows Big Ben was the better qb and he didnt even play all year.

    Honestly, until flacco wins another superbowl on his own, which I dont think he ever will..(i give him ne and san fran game, he played good) but he should have been eliminated in denver which creates no sb. Barely above Average joe gets no respect from me except a fluke sb win.

  72. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 20, 2013 11:42 AM

    Dear Nofool,
    “Better fans” ? I can’t imagine anything more “arrogant” than droning on about six rings when your team is destined for even more years in the basement. And “more civilized” ? How civilized are you when you accuse someone of “worshipping at the jock” of some football player?
    And I’m not even going to comment on someone who refers to another as a moron. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black (and gold). Yikes!

    Your phony outrage is cute for a hypocrite who has said far worse calling Pittsburgh and their fans trash. Ah but that is what you get from a purple fan boy> moron.

  73. steelcurtainn says: Apr 20, 2013 11:47 AM

    @bobzilla
    @bobzilla
    I am really not a stats guy, but I have to bring up these type of things for the haters who despise the steelers. I know your not a Big Ben fan too and that fine if u choose that a way. And to say in todays pass happy league Bens scoring numbers are embarrassing is an overstatement….. not embarrassing at all inmy opinion, could be better…. The guy put up better numbers then flacco this year. Sure, the steelers have to score more points, no doubt, thats what its all about. I think offensively we need better players. I am not comparing Ben to Manning, Brady, Brees or even Rodgers(on numbers) but he is obviously better(maybe not to ur standards) then these other qbs that have been mentioned on this thread …..I heards Kap and Russell Wilson, Flacco. roman gabriel(who)….Cmon on man!!!!!Lets keep it real here!!!!!

  74. scoobies05 says: Apr 20, 2013 12:55 PM

    split last year…true. won 3 out last 4 and 3 straight at the ketchup bottle. and since when does how the game is won matter. ravens beat the broncos..thats all that matters. pit was gift wrapped sb 40 against seattle and the greatest play in steeler history should never have happened…but wins are wins so get over it. ravens are better now…steelers are sliding. keep making excuses if u want

  75. scoobies05 says: Apr 20, 2013 12:57 PM

    and for you nfnd…insults dont change the truth. and learn to read. i gave ben his proper respect. today joe is better. respect…look it up and stop with your cheap insults

  76. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 20, 2013 1:46 PM

    steelcurtain:
    I appreciate your indulgence, but when you wrote “until Flacco wins another Super Bowl on his own” … I have to ask: When did Roethlisberger ever win a Super Bowl “on his own”?
    He stunk in Super Bowl 40, and he was nearly as bad in Super Bowl 43, when he needed 59 minutes to solve the worst defense in Super Bowl history with a TD pass that capped a drive against a “prevent defense,” which only made the worst defense in Super Bowl history even worse…
    It’s no wonder you don’t compare Roethlisberger to Manning, Brady, Brees and Rodgers. You are smart for not doing so.
    Roethlisberger is what he is: a good quarterback whose great moments are few and far between.
    He’s fun to watch. He makes the QB position look impossible to play.
    It’s a shame that you’ve never heard of Roman Gabriel. Obviously, you also never heard of “The Steel Curtain,” which is spelled with just one “n.”
    C’mon man!!!!

  77. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 20, 2013 1:49 PM

    scoobies05 | Apr 20, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
    and for you nfnd…insults dont change the truth. and learn to read. i gave ben his proper respect. today joe is better. respect…look it up and stop with your cheap insults

    You call people delusional , mock them, and make snide remarks which is ok…..I got do as I say not as I do. Better known as the Raven way….please grab some perspective… Ig you give it you will get it. Hitch up the big boy pants and try another tack.

  78. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 20, 2013 1:59 PM

    split last year…true. won 3 out last 4 and 3 straight at the ketchup bottle. and since when does how the game is won matter. ravens beat the broncos..thats all that matters. pit was gift wrapped sb 40 against seattle and the greatest play in steeler history should never have happened…but wins are wins so get over it. ravens are better now…steelers are sliding. keep making excuses if u want

    Easy to see why you love Ray Lewis….deaths are deaths …so just get over it….sweet.

  79. randallflagg52 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:06 PM

    steelcurtainn says:
    Apr 20, 2013 2:40 AM
    @rflagg
    Oh Big Ben is a top five qb whether you want to admit it or not. Statistically, I’d give the edge to p manning, brady, brees and rodgers making ben #5 hands down. Ben can still play with any of those guys. Obviously, you havent seen enough steeler games. I’d say if you have, its time to take off the blinders. 26 tds and 8 picks last year AND after an injury plagued year. Ryan was the only qb to achieve better. Get back to me when any of the guys you mentioned come close to 3 sb appearances that Big Bens achieved midway in the prime of their career. Case closed!!!

    ===================================

    Stats are for losers. I don’t care how many garbage time yards or TD’s Ben put up against prevent defenses. If you want to try to use stats to justify a QB’s “eliteness” you should go to the corner of the room and talk with Lions fan who claim Stafford is elite.

  80. scoobies05 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:23 PM

    make an actual point and then we can talk more. you go enjoy your past steeler greatness. i will enjoy my current ravens championships. by the way how does it feel to support a team that has had more players arrested then the ravens. and i know you love living in the past but ray retired. i know thats all you have so….get some class and move on

  81. blackngold4life says: Apr 20, 2013 2:34 PM

    Keenan Allen is a soon to be drafted WR..Keenan Lewis left to the Saints..and Cortez Allen is the Next man up. I know its a lil confusing.

  82. steelcurtainn says: Apr 20, 2013 2:36 PM

    @scoobies
    Just a few points to bringup.
    1. Yes, the steelers and ravens did split last year. That means either team can beat either team and does not make one better then the other, period. The ravens are a good team, not great, but people are fooling themselves if they are counting Big Ben and the steelers out. The steelers could slide(who knows) but so could the ravens who lost half there team. Thats why they play the games, nobody knows…… it doesn’t mean bmore is better then the steelers, if you believe that, you fooling yourself.

    As far as ravens beating denver, I will give you the benefit of the doubt, sure , they beat denver(Even if it was on a hail mary) and wins are wins ,like u said…… JUST like the steelers beat seattle in sb 40 and beat them by 11 points. The refs thing is just an excuse, seattle did nothing to win that game but complain…… no excuses here, just facts.

  83. steelcurtainn says: Apr 20, 2013 2:58 PM

    @bobzilla
    “When did Roethlisberger ever win a superbowl on his own”

    If Big Ben driving the steelers down on the last drive in superbowl 43 with 2 minutes left to win the superbowl is not winning asuperbowl on
    your own, then u need to tell me what is. Flacco, sure hasnt done it.

    He did play bad in sb 40…No excuses here but 2 the guy was in his second year cmon man…..

    Against Arizona, I am not a big stat guys like I said but he did throw for 256 yd and yes we all know he could of threw for more tds then 1. I dont know what your expecting but if I can get 300 yds and a couple tds out of big ben in the superbowl I will take it.,…..well of course the win too
    Guess we just have to wait and judge him on his next sb performance since hes well into his prime. Too me anything less then another superbowl win would be disappointing.

    Yes, I am shamed to say I never heard of Roman Gabriel. As far as the steelcurtain name….yes I do know steelcurtain is with one n…….but that extra n give it just what it is, that much more steelers power, so to speak, cmon man!!!!!!Or thats what I want to believe, ha……..Nice observation tho.

  84. scoobies05 says: Apr 20, 2013 3:44 PM

    steel i am with you my man. truth is these two teams are so evenly matched. and to win any championship involves some luck. ravens are the defending champs. next year it could be pitt baltimore or who knows who else. its about getting hot at the right time. i honestly do believe ravens are better right now…but thats why the games are played as you said. look forward to more talk with you

  85. steelcurtainn says: Apr 20, 2013 4:14 PM

    @rflagg
    Your right stats are for losers, although I point them out when people bash Big Ben, I am not a big stats guy myself.

    So, if stats dont justify a qbs”eliteness”. I guess Superbowls do and Big Bens been to more superbowls(3) then any other qb in the current era except Tom Brady.

  86. blackngold4life says: Apr 20, 2013 5:01 PM

    Flacco had a terrible 4 game stretch mid season..just like Ben had a Terrible 3 games when he came back HURT..honestly I think the only thing that separates the 2 is the lack of a run game for the Steelers! That’s what made us great..untill we get back to being able to run the ball the Ratbirds will have the Offensive edge. Just like we have the Defensive edge..Why y’all think these games have been decided by 6 points or less damn near every year? 2 Heavyweights throwin counter punches..question is have the Ravens which clearly have lost way more keys then the Steelers have enough to hold on. Stop tyrna compare QBs..they don’t play each other.

  87. morganstan100 says: Apr 20, 2013 8:27 PM

    Oops. Forgot about releasing Pollard. Ok, so Ravens lose six and pick up seven. Lord only knows who they will draft, but if they keep adding to the defense, it’s just more pain inflicted on that withering Steeler offense.

  88. scoobies05 says: Apr 20, 2013 10:27 PM

    truth is neither joe or ben are statistically elite. both play on excellent teams with proven methods of success. would you take joe with 5 straight playoffs and a super bowl and ben with 2 rings and 3 appearances or stafford with 5000 yds and ryan with a history of playoff failure. ben and joe win and win big games. thats all that matters and thats why ravens and steelers are at the top. and after giving the steelers respect i now need to add…go ravens!

  89. steel2372 says: Apr 21, 2013 8:47 AM

    I think the Steelers defense will be much improved in Haley’s new system. We get a good wr and a good rb in the draft it will further enhance a o-line that figures to be much better this year. Couple an upcoming offense with a perennial strong defense and Steelers arent out of anything. Ravens can only hope the Steelers are finally out of their side but bottom line we will be competitive in the AFCN.

  90. morganstan100 says: Apr 21, 2013 5:55 PM

    Steelers may win a few preseason games. The other 16? Fuggetabouit! The defense is done and the offense is well done. Look for the Elite Joe Flacco to make Ryan Clark and Troy Polamalu his personal hand puppets.

  91. steel2372 says: Apr 22, 2013 7:30 AM

    Troy loves toying with Joe too bad James isn’t still with us to pile drive him also.

  92. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 22, 2013 3:05 PM

    steelcurtain:
    Based on your bizarre assessment of Super Bowl 43, you leave me no choice but to assume that you didn’t actually see the game.
    And another thing (from a previous thread): Herm Edward’s EXACT quote was: “You Play To Win The Game.” He made no mention about championships, probably because he never won one.
    You seem like a nice guy. However, your history for the game is a bit distorted, which makes it nearly impossible to engage you in any serious sort of conversation.

  93. blackangold4life says: Apr 22, 2013 9:07 PM

    O.k. ravens team and organization is good &so on &so on & so on. What I don’t understand is why steeper fans waste there time argueing with them. It is obvious they are new bee’s even Tampa bay & jets have one s.b. 40 year TENNESSEE STEELER

  94. steelcurtainn says: Apr 23, 2013 11:34 PM

    @bobzilla
    Man, what are you talking about. I have seen superbowl 43 several times. So whatever bizarre assessment your talking about I am not sure. My history for watching that game is far from distorted. Big Ben drove the team down the field with the game on the line and won the superbowl……end of story……….bobzilla u seem like a nice guy too but what it simply comes down too is you don’t like Big Ben and I support the guy. Big Bens the steelers qb and without him we have no chance at winning another sb, so you might want to think about that..

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