Roethlisberger takes first snap of training camp

B. Roethlisberger2.jpgCall it symbolic, but don’t call it a surprise.

Ben Roethlisberger took the first snap of training camp as the starting quarterback, according to dueling Tweeters Judy Battista of the NY Times and Scott Hanson of NFL Network.

There has been a lot of discussion regarding how the Steelers will prepare Roethlisberger for the season when the team plans to start Byron Leftwich for the first 4-6 games.  On Saturday, Leftwich took some snaps with the first-team offensive line, but Roethlisberger was consistently with the first-team offense.

We suspect the rotation will change plenty depending on the practice, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is setting a tone on day one.

Roethlisberger is still The Man and the Steelers season will truly be decided when Roethlisberger is under center.

39 responses to “Roethlisberger takes first snap of training camp

  1. Roethlisberger takes first snap of training camp
    Then he took the ball out for dinner, drinks and a movie….. 🙂

  2. Does anyone, other than a Steeler fan, really care what Ben does?
    Not so sure all Steeler fans care either.

  3. “The Man,” huh? Nice non-biased journalism.
    Oh, and how can the season “truly be decided” when Ben is under center? What if the Steelers miss the playoffs because they lose three of their first four without him? Makes no sense.

  4. In related news Justin Hartwig has retained a lawyer. With a press briefing coming later in the day.

  5. First off enough with the “Ben should be in jail” crap, he was found having done nothing wrong except bang a broke chick. Actually 2 broke chicks and they both saw dollar signs, the second more than the first…. Hmmm heard anything about this since then?? NOPE!
    Secondly, I think the steelers will do well with Leftwich… When he has a good team around him, he plays pretty well actually. As long as Pittsburgh’s line gives him 3 seconds to look downfield and another 3 seconds to wind up lol… Seriously, I see them going 3-1 or 4-2, depending on how many games Ben actually has to sit.

  6. Exactly as it should be. All it’s going to take is winning to create massive short-term memory loss among the hordes who were calling for him to be run out of town.

  7. The Steelers’ season was decided in Georgia. Welcome to fourth place in the division, Mr. Rapistberger…

  8. Ravens NO secondary
    Bungholes QB NO arm
    Browns NO talent outside Cribbs
    No run along kids…you can come back in Jan and tell me “you were right!”

  9. # okonkwo21 says: July 31, 2010 11:33 AM
    Oh, and how can the season “truly be decided” when Ben is under center? What if the Steelers miss the playoffs because they lose three of their first four without him? Makes no sense.
    — Makes perfect sense, really. You think that if they lose three games in the beginning of the season, that the season has already been decided? They won’t clinch the playoffs, or miss the playoffs until Big Ben plays. That’s the point, I believe.

  10. Non-story
    ..and Bill.Polian, could you please enlighten us all and explain why he should be in prison? And not in biased terms or mud-slinging such as “um, ’cause he’s a douche”. Give us cold, hard facts and evidence as to why. We’ll all be waiting for your insight and expertise.

  11. I guess you can rape as long as you have enough money to pay off the victim. We’ll find out years from now that just what a rotten a-hole Ben is (as if most of us don’t know now)…when the truth is finally revealed.

  12. Scariest position in football…bending over in front of Worthlessraper every snap…

  13. “Roethlisberger is still The Man and the Steelers season will truly be decided when Roethlisberger is under center”.
    I feel sorry for whoever the Steelers center is. We all know the rapist likes to put his tool wherever he wants regardless of consent or not. seeing that big ol rear end pointing straight up at the rapist might be too tempting for Ben.

  14. Give Ben a break. It’s been months since he’s been accused of rape.

  15. Roethlisberger takes first snap of training camp…then proceeds to rape special teams.

  16. He took the first snap, fine, but how long did it take for him to penetrate the end zone, and did anyone file a police report?

  17. So sick of the Ravens Secondary comments – check your stats please. #8 in the NFL last year. Great pickup with Flozzell the HOTEL adams.
    Steelers will be lucky to be a .500 team this year.

  18. LISTEN UP – All the critics concerning Big Ben , None of you have ever errored in your Life… All you seem to have time for is to continuosly rag about an accusation, which have more fiction then FACTS!!! IT’S FOOTBALL TIME!!! Get a Life … If not then continue to be ” Nothing But a Lazy , Good For Nothing BUM” P.S. ( You Ravens , Bengals , & Browns Fans / You Know down Deep ,” YOUR JUST SCARED” !!!)

  19. STEELER560 – in case you did actually want more facts here ya go:
    Ravens #3
    Steelers #5
    Ravens #8
    Steelers #16
    So who is full of swiss cheese based on actual facts. Oh yeah – and who went to the playoffs last year. And skip the 6 super bowl ring reply. I’m fully aware. See ya week 4 – with Leftwhich way should I throw it.

  20. I guess Steeler560 didn’t notice the Steelers didnt make the playoffs with Big Penis last year.

  21. I don’t give a crap about the AFC North but it sure looks like Cinci is actually the team to beat this year.

  22. THESHIELD.NFL says:
    So sick of the Ravens Secondary comments – check your stats please. #8 in the NFL last year.
    Check out what they did the first 2/3 of the year…before they caught a break by playing 5 of the worst passing offenses in the league

  23. I can’t agree w/the above comment that the Bengals Palmer “doesn’t have an arm”. He’s got a really good arm actually.
    Go Steelers!!!

  24. OMG! This is a “f’ing” joke. I HATE HIM!! Rooneys you just lost a faithful Steeler fan! Go Vikings.

  25. Hey BigDog77 – Actually, I have errored many times…I’ve made mistakes at work, at home, I’ve gotten speeding tickets, missed a few payments on credit cards, etc…but I’ve never raped. A rape isn’t an error. What are you going to say next, “Hey, OJ was found innocent…those were just BS accusations…”

  26. @stan26 …
    You’re right, no one cares. That’s why you were one of the first to jump on this link and comment.
    @skylark …
    You’re partly right. Some fans are just pissed because THEY have taken some heat. They’ll forget it when he starts winning. But Ben’s always had haters in Pittsburgh even with 2 SB rings. The haters gonna hate and the lovers gonna love no matter what. Meanwhile some of us know you can be both a good QB AND a jackass at the same time. And since the prosecutors have made clear he’s not a criminal, we can cheer for the QB without loving the jackass.

  27. S.T. Morse:
    The point is, if they lose three of their first four and then go 9-3 and miss the playoffs at 10-6, when do YOU think they will have lost the season?
    The reason it may not be “decided with Ben under center” is because the first 4-6 games count just as much as the rest of the season. This is why it is important to have your best team on field for the entire season.
    Make sense now?

  28. @Mr. Lagoo …
    How do we know you’ve never raped anyone? We don’t know anything about you. On the other hand, the woman who filed a $3 million civil suit against Roethlisberger in Nevada sent several text messages in the days following their encounter confirming that it was consensual sex. Those texts already have been filed with the court. So we know that.
    And if you’d read all the files released in Georgia, you’d know neither the forensic evidence nor the accounts of independent witnesses not connected to either party supported the rape accusation or back up the story about the bodyguard at the door. If you’d listened to the full prosecutor’s press conference, you’d know none of the investigators, medical examiners, etc., believe an assault occurred. They’ve said both he and the woman were behaving like reckless drunken jackasses. And they’ve said there’s no evidence anyone was paid off. There was not enough evidence to charge, so the only reason to pay off the accuser was to get her to retract–which she did not. So there’s a lot of independent forensic and witness evidence in this case that was handled by reputable experienced prosecutors and state police investigators.
    The guy is a jackass, but every team has plenty of those. He’s probably not the only one on our team. But we have a lot more evidence that he hasn’t raped these women than we have that you haven’t raped anyone.

  29. Remember Stillers and Ravens fans. The Bengals told you they were gonna run in 2009. And they did! And you still could not beat them. So even if Carson’s offence is inept (which I doubt) they proved against all odds that they are not going to be push overs and will contend for the AFC Championship in 2010.

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