Roethlisberger has torn ligaments in addition to sprained AC joint

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Initial reports about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s right shoulder injury indicated that he avoided any ligament damage, but Roethlisberger gave an update Tuesday that said otherwise.

Roethlisberger was a guest on 93.7 The Fan and said that he did tear ligaments in his shoulder. Roethlisberger also has a sprained AC joint to show for the hit he took from Vontze Burfict last Saturday night. Roethlisberger left the game after the hit, but returned for the game-winning drive.

Roethlisberger said he’s “definitely sore” and explained how the injury impacted him after his return to the game.

“It didn’t hurt when I reached back to throw,” Roethlisberger said. “But it was pushing forward to throw and then the end of the throw. So I definitely felt like I was shortening up my motion up a little bit, which is why we threw some screens, and couldn’t really get the ball down the field… I think it just more affected how I could throw it.”

Roethlisberger said the plan is “take it day-by-day” this week and will see what he’s able to do when the team returns to practice on Wednesday.

“I honestly don’t know,” Roethlisberger said. “I haven’t tried to throw a football since the game, and maybe that’s not even the right thing to do right away. I’ll see the doctors and trainers tomorrow, we’ll evaluate kind of how I feel. If anything, maybe I can practice and hand off and still get some mental reps that way. So we’ll really just kind of see how it goes tomorrow.”

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that he expects Roethlisberger will play in Denver on Sunday. Roethlisberger’s history says that’s the best approach for Denver to take, although things could still play out differently in the next few days.

153 responses to “Roethlisberger has torn ligaments in addition to sprained AC joint

  1. This is too much information. Why would Big Ben offer this up? Smoke and Mirrors. He’s playing, and I bet he throws deep.

  2. That doesn’t sound like anything a few shots and painkillers couldn’t fix. Big Ben will play. All the “will he/won’t he” talk is just for entertainment purposes only.

  3. Despite cincys elimination, Burfict has put a mark on Pittsburgh for the rest of the postseason. Pitt is 7 point underdogs but Bens going to a have tough time pulling this off with a bum shoulder and no AB.

  4. Happens everytime we come here!

    Are you alluding to… ?

    I’m talking about tonight, happens everytime we come here!

    Karma, Steeler fans funny how things have worked out for you

  5. Can you imagine if this guy played for the Pats? Belichick would be having an aneurysm right now listening to him babble on about his injuries to the entire country. It’s almost as bad as Arian Foster posting a pic of his hamstring MRI.

  6. Can anyone play up an injury more than Big Ben? Is he tough? Sure he is, but he always loves letting people know he’s tough.

  7. He just needs to get his head right then he will be fine.

    Few Vicodins, Few shots, go show little Ben off to some ladys in the bathroom.

    game time !

  8. Keep in mind this guy is a drama queen regarding injuries. Always over states. Above poster got it right. Camera time. I am sorry but Terry Bradshaw got it right about the character of this guy. He goes in the category of folks who ok you can be my QB but I would never invite him around my family for dinner.

  9. Perhaps the Steelers could instead go with the “Bengals” plan. Send players and coaches on the field to agitate the other team and draw retaliation penalties — oh, this assumes, of course, that the referees again let the Steelers get away with it to where the Broncos are at the boiling point, so that they can blame the bad conduct on the Broncos.

  10. I just hope this is only being floated so that they can do a stop and go to AB for an opening play TD. Other than that, “Why?!?”

  11. Great job by Big Ben. Paint the picture of an inoperable shoulder and then go out there (perfectly fine by Sunday) and get the announcers to talk about “what a warrior he is” if he leads the Steelers to the win. If they lose? Built in “bad shoulder” excuse. You can fool some of em’ out there, big boy. But the rest of us are on to your “hero worship” bid. And we ain’t buyin’ it.

  12. So again with Ben we will hear about the injuries all week but then he will play. DRAMA QUEEN

    Why is it we never hear about so many injuries from other QB around the league. As soon as this guy gets a bruise it’s out. For someone who is supposed to be so “tough” he sure gets hurt a lot.

    #DRAMAQUEEN

  13. I sure hope he doesn’t re-injure his shoulder and have to be carted from the field again! Wow, what a tough guy!

  14. Either Ben is smarter than everyone else by playing up his injuries to get competitive advantage by convincing the opponents to believe he is really injured, or he is a major drama queen.

    I am going with the second. Reminds me of my 5 year old daughter and her oweeees and tears

  15. Big deal. A cortisone shot and he won’t be able to tell. However, this is the great warrior roethlisberger, which means after every bad throw it bad play he will be reaching for his shoulder to display just how tough he is. The guy should be in Hollywood.

  16. The Tebow curse!- yes, they finally won a playoff game many years after Tebow destroyed them in a playoff game, however, unless Dr. Rydze can get a work release from prison, or Ben is lying about the situation (has Ben ever lied about an important situation before?) it’s going to all come crashing down in Denver once again. The Tebow curse works in mysterious ways!

  17. “Look at me! Oh I’m definitely sore! I’m a tough guy and we tough guys play tough because we’re tough!” LOL. Ben being Ben. 🙂

  18. beattention says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:10 PM

    I want the Steelers to retire Manning for good.
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    The Steelers certainly are dirty enough to try it.

  19. Why is it we never hear about so many injuries from other QB around the league. As soon as this guy gets a bruise it’s out. For someone who is supposed to be so “tough” he sure gets hurt a lot.

    #DRAMAQUEEN


    I wonder if he watches his own highlights to his injuries while playing the Chariots of Fire theme

    🙂

  20. And I’ll tell you what……….he is one tough SOB!! I like Tyrod Taylor as my QB for the Bills, he had a nice year and things look good for him going forward, he was a surprise. But I can tell you one thing, there is no other QB that I would take over Big Ben….dude is tough, clutch. Go Steelers, glad we put them in the playoffs if my Bills can’t be there.

  21. They should sign that Bengals fan that hit him with a bottle on the way off the field. That was like 30 yards into a drinking cup.

  22. Dwoofer nailed it. Glad somebody else is privy to their bs. Comes from their head “coach”. Thinks he’s tough as nails. Beating his chest. “Tough” guy.

  23. Amazing how all your armchair quarterbacks are now medical experts and what it takes to play through pain in the NFL. After all those early years with a bad O-line where Ben set records for the number of sacks he took, and still played and reached the playoffs. I would rather have this guy leading my team, being able to take hits like that and return, than your sorry QB who may be healthy and currently sitting on his couch right now.

  24. flash1287 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:14 PM

    Why is it we never hear about so many injuries from other QB around the league.
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    Because most other quarterbacks don’t get injured or sit out injured as much as Fragile Ben does.

    That, and when other quarterbacks get injured, they are actually injured.

  25. flash1287 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:14 PM
    ****
    Why is it we never hear about so many injuries from other QBs around the league….

    Because unlike Roethlisberger, other QBs in the league are actually tough and do not feel a need or desire to announce every genuine or fabricated injury to the press.

  26. When was the last time the steelers won in denver?


    2005 and they won* the Super Bowl

    *paid off the refs to beat SEA and Dr Rydze was on their payroll anyway so it doesn’t count as a legit win

  27. Remember when Coach Cowher called Ben out for lying about broken toes after his team got stomped by the Patriots in the 2004 AFCCG?

    🙂

    #embarrassing
    #YeahRealToughLOL

  28. Just remember kids, a tear in a ligament is also known as a sprain. So it’s unclear this is new information. Question is: how big is the tear?

  29. Its time to see Mr. Miyagi Big Ben!!! Glad the steelers are still playing while the rest of the afc north is now sitting at home. I expect them to finish the next task by winning in Denver while watching manning throw ducks in the cold.

  30. “billswillnevermove says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:28 PM
    He’s much tougher than that pansy, cheating, pretty boy from New England.”

    In Brady’s defense, Brady generally gets rid of the ball instead of taking a dumb, drive ending or season derailing sack.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Ben, but it would be nice to see him know when to fold ’em once in a while.

  31. Ben is like Tokyo Rose. I don’t believe anything he says. We’ve all seen this movie before. Only when he shows up on the sideline in street clothes would I be sure he’s not playing. Kubiak is doing the right thing.

  32. Lets see how serious Roger Goodell is about teams messing with the injury policy. So far, Tomlin has said that A. Brown suffered a concussion and not Ben is saying he tore ligaments in his shoulder. If either player plays or practices this week, I would have to assume that the league will investigate the Steelers? Oh wait, they aren’t the Patriots. It is obviously just mixed communication. And they aren’t the Cowboys or Redskins, following written rules. They won’t even be looked at.

  33. billswillnevermove says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:28 PM
    He’s much tougher than that pansy, cheating, pretty boy from New England.

    —-

    You mean that guy that OWNS your sorry a$$ Bills?

  34. sincewinningsuperbowlravenshavebeen3rdinafcnorth says:Jan 12, 2016 12:26 PM

    #billsnevermore… Thanks from all of Steelers nation to buffalo! and maybe someday we can repay the favor!
    _________________________________
    Your welcome, maybe one day we won’t need the help, but I might be dead before that happens LOL. Good luck against Denver. Pulling for the Steelers in the AFC.

  35. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:29 PM
    Remember when Coach Cowher called Ben out for lying about broken toes after his team got stomped by the Patriots in the 2004 AFCCG?
    🙂

    #embarrassing
    #YeahRealToughLOL

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    Yeah, remember the time Ben and the Steelers beat the Patriots in the playoffs? No? Neither does anyone else.

  36. Well, I’ve seen Ben play with ridiculous injuries. And I’ve seen Ben make ridiculous statements.

    So does he have a ridiculous injury or is he making ridiculous statements?

    Tune in Sunday.

  37. billswillnevermove says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:28 PM
    He’s much tougher than that pansy, cheating, pretty boy from New England.

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    LOL!! Shouldn’t you be preparing for the Bills annual August SB victory party ?

  38. Even with Ben’s arm torn up, he’ll still be able to throw better and farther than the noodle armed Manning. Then again so can my Grandmother.

  39. I don’t get some of these teams. They are in the playoffs, they only have 3 games to win to get to the superbowl. I would be doing everything I could to go get a QB if I did not have one. Raiders have Matt McGloin as a backup who is going to be a free agent in the offseason but If I was the Texans (too late now) or Steelers or Denver or any team that had a terrible QB I wold of called The Raiders and offered a 5th round pick for McGloin. Who cares about a 5gth rounder, I would give a 5th round pick if I knew I could go to the superbowl.. If Texans would of done this maybe 3 weeks ago they would of beat The Chiefs. The Steelers should do this RIGHT NOW since their backup is garbage and won’t win with that guy… McGloin knows how to make the tough throws and also knows how to be a great game manager. He could easily be a starter. Also what is the status of Bruce Gradkowski? He hurt his finger in preseason it’s probably healed by now. Gradkowski could EASILY lead Steelers to a superbowl. In fact Gradkowski has the ability to use his legs which is Denver defense is not good against… These teams are so concerned about the future but if I owned a team and I was already this far in the playoffs I would make crazy moves to win a superbowl. Who cares about late round picks! Go get a QB cause if you don’t have a good QB you won’t go far

  40. I bet Ben will bring his cell phone to the sidelines again so he can hit refresh again and again to get an update if his name is in the Academy Award nominations this year.

    🙂

  41. weepingjebus says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:38 PM

    Actually Brady once played an entire season with broken ribs and a broken index finger on his throwing hand, and didn’t say boo. So naturally people claim he’s soft precisely because he doesn’t talk about it constantly. Anyway, the only time Ben gets genuinely hurt is when he mixes it up with a grandmother and her Chrysler.


    “Who is the toughest player I ever played against? Brady. We kept hitting him harder and harder and I couldn’t believe he kept getting up.”
    — Justin Tuck to Dan Patrick

    “I respect Brady because he takes his hits like a man, pats you on the back and congratulates you for a good hit”
    — Michael Bennett

    I’ll just let those two quotes from two guys who actually beat the tar out of the GOAT on the field speak for themselves.

    🙂

  42. Toughest SOB in all of football, and has been for a decade. Things that would knock most QB’s out for the season cause him to miss a play or two.

  43. The Ben who cried wolf. This guy wants us all to believe he’s the toughest QB ever. It wears thin trust me. I’m an idiot and fell off a ladder at work and my body is in constant pain. One thing I’ve learned is to keep it to myself. My wife and kids are awesome but no one wants to hear complaining all the time. Just like no one wants to see Big Ben limping around in between every play acting like he can’t move and then once the balls snapped he’s fine. One of the most annoying players in the NFL.

  44. Folks by definition a sprain is a tearing of ligaments. When you sprain an ankle you tear the ligaments to some degree. It’s a matter of degrees, but this is where being uninformed makes a story out of nothing. There is no new news here. The minute you separate a shoulder you have torn the ligaments to some degree. Doesn’t change prognosis compared to if he just said “sprained AC.joint”

  45. Both the “injured” parties – Roethlisberger and Brown – will make miraculous recoveries and be ready to play on Sunday. I believe the Steelers were fined for a “alleged” cramp in a game in Cincinnati in 2013. Wonder if Goodell will look into their antics?

  46. paulieorkid says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:27 PM

    Last time the Steelers won in Denver was in the latter half of the 2015 season.
    _________________________________
    A real football fan knows that the Broncos played the Steelers in Pittsburgh this year. Google or NFL.com is your friend sir.

  47. Yep, but let’s remember Brady does get rid of the ball quicker than Ben, that is true……..but doesn’t matter anyways, if you lay a hand on pretty boy, it’s a 100 yard penalty and suspension for the whole season. Dude cries every time he gets sacked, first thing he does when he gets up, he is looking around for the Refs and crying and whinning.

  48. They will just have to win with what they have. give the back up guy an easy set of downs that Denver will learn by the end of the first quarter and then its lights out.

  49. Dude cries every time he gets sacked, first thing he does when he gets up, he is looking around for the Refs and crying and whinning.


    And yet it’s funny how real NFL players like Justin Tuck and Michael Bennett and a few others have a very different opinion about the GOAT than you do.

    🙂

  50. Burfict is NFL public enemy #1 in most of the country right now….in Denver though he could probably run for mayor and win.

  51. This guy is one of the biggest drama queens in the game. He always has these mysterious injuries and then comes back in to be the big hero. He must have had a real crush on Rocky. He will play Sunday and if the game goes poorly or he plays poorly he will blame it on the injury. If he does well or they win he will talk about how he had to play through pain. What a faker

  52. Welp, this combined with the Antonio Brown news really looks like a nice gimme win for Peyton and the Broncos. Looks like his retirement is gonna have to wait at least another week.

  53. Not a fan of either Pittsburgh or Denver, but I do hope the Steelers win this weekend.

    That said, has there ever been a bigger baby in the NFL when it comes to being injured? Stop trying to portray yourself as a tragic hero tough guy Ben, you’re making a fool of yourself. Plenty of players deal with far worse injuries and don’t go blabbering on and on about it.

  54. cdawg1969 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:16 PM
    I sure hope he doesn’t re-injure his shoulder and have to be carted from the field again! Wow, what a tough guy!

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    Yeah, what’s up with that anyway? And why does Ben have such a reputation of being tough, while some people think Brady’s a wuss? Ben was carted off the field for a shoulder injury – Brady walked to the locker room (which happened to be down a flight of stairs) after getting his knee shredded. Just saying.

  55. Will he show up to the game in a full body cast as Nantz and Simms fawn over him? Hopefully Broncos D has historic day against fatso Ben, the most overrated player in the NFL

  56. draculalambert says:
    Jan 12, 2016 1:03 PM

    Ben is as tough as they come but the above photo makes him look wimpy…and scared.
    ——————–
    He’s hurt all the time.

  57. All you green eyed people can say what you want about BB…At least he doesn’t come up with moronic excuses when the Steelers lose games, like:

    Bengals QB AJ McCarron after loss to Steelers: “It seems every time we got the ball it was pouring rain and it wasn’t when they had it.”

    #CRYBABY

  58. I don’t believe a word Big Been says. The guy is a lying, attention seeking Drama Queen! I don’t even think his shoulder is injured. He faked the injury because he likes to ride in golf carts!

  59. Wasn’t this the guy who claimed he played with broken ribs after beating the Cardinals in the SB, only to have the Steelers issue a statement afterwards saying that Ben didn’t really mean what he said? All because Holmes won MVP?

  60. Big Ben is playing. He’s trying to use Jedi mind tricks on everyone. It’s not working. You’re playing and you know it fella.

    If AB plays, then the NFL’s concussion protocol is an absolute joke.

  61. Here it is, another week with another story about how bad Ben is hurt… Seems like this is a weekly thing now. I believe he and/or the organization play up his injury for hype purposes, or to try and redeem his character from years ago. It’s something, because this has become predictable, whether he’s truly hurt or not, it’s always speculation and it always comes out at the beginning of the week for people to chew on and then he ends up playing without any issue.

  62. blah, blah, blah, drama queen….yet he will still play, as I am willing to wager Antonio Brown will as well.

  63. Big Ben is full of it. As is the whole Steeler organization. There fans got some nerve calling the Pats cheaters. At least the Pats don’t send their coaches out on the field to draw penalties or pull players hair. Or try to trip folks to save the game.

    What an embarrassment of an organization and shame on the league for letting them get away with it as repeat offenders. No integrity.

  64. Face it, Big Ben is tougher than your favorite QB and he is wayyyyy tougher than the typical beer swilling football fan. If that would have been a baseball pitcher they would have stopped the game and called for a med-a-vac. The pitcher would have went on the 60 day disabled list and spent the summer in Florida “rehabbing” his sore shoulder until the middle of the next season.

  65. Listen to yourself you sniviling little creeps most of you never got beyond back yard football and you question his toughness ask his teammates you should sweeten up a bit have mommy put some more jam on your sammy

  66. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…..

    NOBODY does the James Brown “Cape Routine” like Ben Roethlisberger….

    “Please, Please, Please”

  67. Can the Steel’ers ever win without help?
    1) Porter on the field, The entire NFL world including Article I, section 8 seems to think this should have been 15 yards
    2) Porter/Jones – Many fans, think these penalties should have been offset to equal a 50 yard field goal, NO!!!, it’s worse, Jones flag would have not taken place if Porter gets flagged, it should have been Burfict/Porter offsetting resulting in a 65 yard NFL record attempting field goal
    5) If Burfict was treated like Shazier, only Porter get’s flagged backing up to a whopping 80 yard attempt, and in turn a HAIL MARY, which was gifted into a chip shot.
    6) The immaculate reception hit the ground
    I leave you with The Great words of Mike Holmgren after Super Bowl XL
    “I didn’t know we were going to have to play the guys in the striped shirts as well.”

  68. Landry Jones can get the win if:

    1) The Steeler defense can hold the Broncos to 16 points or less.

    2) The Steeler defense can hand him 4 turnovers.

    Really, any quarterback should be able to win that game and it shouldn’t even be that close.

  69. I have never seen, in my entire life, this may whiners, complainers, what ifers, and all around crybabies in one spot…PFT draws them like moths to a flame.

    If my team loses, I blame it on the fact that they played like crap, or, they just flat out lost the game…Do I like it? No, but I don’t come on here blaming the refs, or it’s fixed, blah, blah, blah…You can take any game, and spin calls and non calls to your favor…I can, just off the top of my head, come up with three that should have been called on the Bengals, but were not…2 15s and 1 PI.

    #QUITWHINING

  70. No one is saying the guy can’t take a lot of punishment and still play–he clearly can.

    My only issue is the full reveal of everything that’s going on with his shoulder. No need to give the Broncos anything they can use or plan for.

  71. “What an embarrassment of an organization and shame on the league for letting them get away with it as repeat offenders. No integrity.”

    lol. RAAAAAAAAGE

  72. battmanri says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:14 PM
    Great job by Big Ben. Paint the picture of an inoperable shoulder and then go out there (perfectly fine by Sunday) and get the announcers to talk about “what a warrior he is” if he leads the Steelers to the win. If they lose? Built in “bad shoulder” excuse. You can fool some of em’ out there, big boy. But the rest of us are on to your “hero worship” bid. And we ain’t buyin’ it.

    ****************************************************************************************

    If/when we receive word that he winds up having to get shoulder surgery in the off-season, I guess we’ll know. Torn ligaments in a throwing arm don’t sound like something that a little PT and stim will just make go away.

  73. “Well I thought it was an embarrassment, and I said so right after the game,” Esiason said. “And I held Marvin Lewis accountable, their head coach, who is now 0-7 in playoff games.”

    – Boomer Esiason

  74. broncomountain says:
    Jan 12, 2016 1:50 PM
    Can the Steel’ers ever win without help?

    —-

    Nope they can’t. John Parry is the worst Ref in the league, he almost makes me want Mike Carey back.

    Of course nobody is talking about that, they’re all talking about the “BIG” hit against a receiver.. and no, I’m not talking about the BRUTAL hit again Gio Bernard

  75. “Pitt is physically, mentally and emotionally limping into Denver.

    Denver is rested and healthy, will take this one easy.”

    Never, never, under any circumstances, underestimate your opponent.

  76. He’s tough as nails, but I give him less credit for it since he’s always reminding us he’s tough as nails. “I have a splinter so I’m pretty close to death right now. I’ll see what I can do” then he comes in and plays, reminding you how painful it was for him to do so.

  77. When the bengals fans threw stuff on fatso Ben, Nantz and Simms acted like they throwing things at the Pope, and it was terrible how nantz and Simms were fawning over fatso Ben all game.

    And Ben is always called a tough guy but he misses several games a year, how many games do Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton etc miss? Fatso Ben misses more games than any other qb, he is the least tough qb and a drama queen.

  78. You don’t hear Rivers, Palmer, Brees, Luck, Brady, Rodgers, Stafford, Romo, etc. going on and on about their injuries and with such detail to tell us when it hurts the most. What a drama queen.

  79. I remember when Pitt came in to Indy as 9.5pt dogs (in 2005). San Diego came in as a heavy dog too…and the Colts got beat. It’s the playoffs. Focus, play hard, beat your man, win the game. If you don’t show up, or take a team lightly, you’re done. Just ask Denver. Colts went in there and kicked them to the curb last year.

  80. it all makes sense now….when Ben was hurt and on the sideline earlier in the season, he was watching videos of himself on that 4G smart wristband

  81. DRAMA QUEEN!

    Here’s how this plays out, Ben can’t throw all week and is a very doubtful game time decision. Pittsburgh rolls out Landry Jones for a series and then heroically, Big Ben feels better and enters the game while Jim Nantz shoots goo.

  82. it’s no surprise why this Ogre is hurt all the time, he’s a slob out of shape QB who holds onto to the ball for 7-8 seconds at a time and is way too proud to make the smart decision and just throw the ball away.

  83. Amazing how all your armchair quarterbacks are now medical experts and what it takes to play through pain in the NFL. After all those early years with a bad O-line where Ben set records for the number of sacks he took, and still played and reached the playoffs. I would rather have this guy leading my team, being able to take hits like that and return, than your sorry QB who may be healthy and currently sitting on his couch right now.
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    Glad you could stop by Ben……..,.

  84. peytonwantsaflag says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:18 PM

    I bet if you ask Ben could rate all the stadiums in the NFL by the sideline carts they use.

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    Steelers fan here who had to upvote this one. Nicely done.

  85. sudz28 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:44 PM
    Toughest SOB in all of football, and has been for a decade. Things that would knock most QB’s out for the season cause him to miss a play or two.

    You have it backwards, Ben sits out from hits that Brady walks away from. 2008 aside, when was the last time Brady was not on the field due to injury?

  86. paulrevereshorse1775 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 3:44 PM
    it all makes sense now….when Ben was hurt and on the sideline earlier in the season, he was watching videos of himself on that 4G smart wristband

    remember when his peeps were insisting it was a wristband, until they googled what a NFL wristband looks like? Or when they saw what he was actually wearing on the field, that looked NOTHING like the “wristband” he shoved in his pocket when he realized he was on camera?

    Must be the same folks who were sure the Pats would fumble more or throw more picks.

  87. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:27 PM
    When was the last time the steelers won in denver?


    2005 and they won* the Super Bowl

    *paid off the refs to beat SEA and Dr Rydze was on their payroll anyway so it doesn’t count as a legit win
    ————————————————–
    Uh, No! It was a 2009 regular season game. They beat Denver 28-10. In 2006, they also beat Denver in Denver 34-17 for the AFCCG. Stick to your own team, but then again that’s Pmen fans for you!

  88. No one should question Ben’s toughness, and he does not need to answer to any of the sniveling whiners posting here due to their own jealousy issues because their teams have babies as their starting QB.

    The man plays hurt and he is tough as nails, and at 50% capacity he is still better than 25 of the leagues other starting QB’s. The hits he has taken over the years are well documented and would have knocked out any other QB, and that is a fact. So enough of the whining, deal with reality.

    Ben is a winner, always has been, plays through pain and does his job. Best Steelers QB ever, doesn’t need to live in anyone’s shadow. At the end of the day I can think of 25 teams that would love to have him, even the snivelers who question his toughness or genuineness would like having a winner like Ben on their team, go ahead, admit it, you know you would!

  89. dwoofer says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:12 PM
    Perhaps the Steelers could instead go with the “Bengals” plan. Send players and coaches on the field to agitate the other team and draw retaliation penalties — oh, this assumes, of course, that the referees again let the Steelers get away with it to where the Broncos are at the boiling point, so that they can blame the bad conduct on the Broncos.

    whodey83 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:25 PM
    Dwoofer nailed it. Glad somebody else is privy to their bs. Comes from their head “coach”. Thinks he’s tough as nails. Beating his chest. “Tough” guy.

    ———-

    Oh Boo Hoo – The mean and nasty Steelers came out and said mean and nasty things to us, we lost our cool, so therefore it’s the Steelers’ fault we lost the game.

    Do you even realize how ridiculous that sounds?

  90. Treat manning like Brady says:
    Jan 12, 2016 4:36 PM

    sudz28 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:44 PM
    Toughest SOB in all of football, and has been for a decade. Things that would knock most QB’s out for the season cause him to miss a play or two.

    You have it backwards, Ben sits out from hits that Brady walks away from. 2008 aside, when was the last time Brady was not on the field due to injury?
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    Exactly, and according to all of the hater bozos, Brady is hit all the time.

  91. billswillnevermove says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:28 PM
    He’s much tougher than that pansy, cheating, pretty boy from New England.
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    2 back to back 110+ game start streaks sandwiched around the blown out knee ’08 season would seem to contradict that. How’s that “absolutely false” Rob Ryan to Buffalo thing working out?

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    GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    Jan 12, 2016 12:39 PM

    I don’t get some of these teams. They are in the playoffs, they only have 3 games to win to get to the superbowl. I would be doing everything I could to go get a QB if I did not have one….If Texans would of done this maybe 3 weeks ago they would of beat The Chiefs. The Steelers should do this RIGHT NOW since their backup is garbage and won’t win with that guy… These teams are so concerned about the future but if I owned a team and I was already this far in the playoffs I would make crazy moves to win a superbowl.
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    GO FOR TWO if you owned a team you might be familiar with these two words, TRADE DEADLINE.
    Keep looking for those Zolak jerseys

  92. stainlesssteeler says:
    Jan 12, 2016 5:24 PM

    No one should question Ben’s toughness…
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    Nobody does, because outside of Pittsburgh, everyone knows that he is fragile.

    Tough quarterbacks, as a rule, aren’t out injured all of the time.

    Quarterbacks like Favre, Colts Manning, Brady, and Rivers are quarterbacks that are tough. They have multiple season consecutive starts.

    Has Fragile Ben ever even made it through one season without being sidelined due to injury?

  93. dexx57 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 3:29 PM

    And Ben is always called a tough guy but he misses several games a year, how many games do Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Cam Newton etc miss? Fatso Ben misses more games than any other qb, he is the least tough qb and a drama queen.

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    Don’t forget Flacco. That guys takes as many big hits as Big Jen, but just gets up and keeps going (many times with injuries – see the ’09-’10 playoffs) without saying a word. Didn’t miss a game for 7+ years until he tore his ACL and MCL…and still finished the game under center.

  94. Denver is already talking about getting even with the Steelers for the Cody Wallace cheap shot.

    “It’s always us and somebody,” Tomlin said. “We seem to attract that type of atmosphere. Maybe it’s us.”

    Well said Tomlin. Touche.

    Can’t wait to hear all the Steelers fans complain about the loss and how they would have won if they had a healthy team.

    What comes around …

  95. I won’t guess about whether this is strategy or being overly forthcoming. I will say that if his were Brady, he would be listed on the injury list as Brady/Shoulder. In interviews he would say that it is day to day & this time of year everyone has something. No need to feed the beast. Just keep your head down & get ready to play.

  96. mmack66 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 6:26 PM

    Quarterbacks like Favre, Colts Manning, Brady, and Rivers are quarterbacks that are tough. They have multiple season consecutive starts.

    Has Fragile Ben ever even made it through one season without being sidelined due to injury?

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    Below are career numbers on sacks/game and sacks/season. Seasons are years with more than 2 games played — Favre, Brady, and Rivers each had seasons where they played 2 games before becoming starters, so I didn’t count these. I focus more on sacks/game, anyhow. Stats from nfl.com.

    Favre: 525 total sacks. Sacks/game=1.74. Sacks/yr=26.25
    Manning: 303 total sacks. Sacks/game=1.14. Sacks/yr=17.82
    Rivers: 326 total sacks. Sacks/game=1.99. Sacks/yr=32.60
    Brady: 402 total sacks. Sacks/game=1.79. Sacks/yr=28.71

    Roethlisberger: 439 total sacks. Sacks/game=2.57. Sacks/yr=36.58

    Ben’s per-game sack rate is way higher than the others. He takes on twice as many sacks/game as Manning, and 0.60-0.83 more sacks/game than Favre, Rivers, and Brady. Two reasons: (1) Ben plays differently from the other four in a manner that causes him to get hit more, and (2) he’s had some fairly poor offensive lines in the past. If you count number of hits that don’t include sacks (e.g., being hit after throwing), I’d put money down that Ben has as many or more than the others.

    Bottom line: more hits == more injuries, particularly when they’re within a condensed timeframe (e.g., 50 sacks in one season is different from 25 sacks in two seasons). Say what you want about him being a drama queen, but given the rate at which he gets hit, it’s not surprising that he misses more games.

  97. Unfortunately, this is the trend between these two teams. It goes all the way back to kimo von oelhoffen taking out carson palmer’s knee in ’05 wild card gm. It resurfaced in ’13 with the kevin huber broken jaw, last year with the aj green concussion, leveon bell knee, heath miller knee. This yr it was leveon again, tyler eifert concussion, ben’s shoulder/ac joint, AB concussion, gio benard concussion. i’m sure i’m leaving someone off, but it’s ridiculous. it’s just in the last few years the bengals have someone like burfict who pushes back.

    other highlights include joey porter, mike munchak pulling hair and vince williams threat to Burfict on twitter that he was going to kill him on south beach.

  98. bengals4lifer says:
    Jan 12, 2016 9:37 PM
    Unfortunately, this is the trend between these two teams. It goes all the way back to kimo von oelhoffen taking out carson palmer’s knee in ’05 wild card gm.

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    If the von Oelhoffen thing is connected to the other events, it’s because the Bengals (Willie Anderson aside) and their fans won’t let it go.

    Von Oelhoffen was extremely contrite and guilt-filled over what happened. He had no history of displaying intent to injure or being dirty, including during the half-career that he spent with the Bengals.

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