Roethlisberger on recovery: I drank a lot of milk

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The Steelers started Landry Jones at quarterback on Sunday and the plan was for him to pilot the offense all day with Ben Roethlisberger serving as the team’s backup.

That went out the window in the first quarter when Jones hurt his ankle and forced Roethlisberger into the game a week after his own foot injury forced him out of the lineup. There weren’t any signs that the injury was a problem.

Roethlisberger completed 22-of-33 passes for 379 yards and three touchdowns to get the Steelers to 6-4 heading into the bye week. His answer to a question about his quick recovery from injury may also get him some endorsement dollars from the dairy industry.

“I drank a lot of milk,” Roethlisberger said. “It kind of surprised me and everyone else because I was in a boot. On Monday, my foot was basically black and blue. It’s more than just me. It’s the training staff — John Norwig and the doctors and everyone. We were tireless in our rehab and trying to get ready. It was a day-by-day process, and I was just telling coach how I felt.”

Roethlisberger now has two weeks before the Steelers have to play again and says he doesn’t expect to “be limited moving forward.” There wasn’t anything about his performance on Sunday to make you think he’s wrong about that or that the Steelers would be wrong to think that they can end this season with a trip to the playoffs.

62 responses to “Roethlisberger on recovery: I drank a lot of milk

  1. well if it weren’t for your checkered history, you would’ve made a great pitchman for a dairy association

  2. C’mon….at least report the whole quote:

    “I drank a lot of milk; I took some pics of myself doing so with my wrist band and texted them to you guys as proof”

  3. Remember when federal authorities investigated and indicted pittsburgh steelers team doctor richard rydze for illegally distributing anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, and milk?!?

  4. routerunner says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:01 AM

    If he’s so tough, and was obviously healthy enough to play, why wasn’t he starting?
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    Because they were playing the Browns.

  5. When a quarterback becomes a Hall of Famer right in front of our eyes, the only thing left for trolls are fat jokes and baseless P.E.D. jokes. Congrats Big Ben on passing up Joe Montana in the yardage department. Looks like you have plenty in the tank to keep passing other Hall of Famers.

  6. Remember when federal authorities investigated and indicted pittsburgh steelers team doctor richard rydze for illegally distributing anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, and milk?!?

    Remember it like it was yesterday. He was indicted for what he did in private practice and was never linked to the team. After he was released by the team, the Steelers still went on to win a Super Bowl and appear in another. Thanks for the good memories.

  7. If he’s so tough, and was obviously healthy enough to play, why wasn’t he starting?

    With the bye week coming up and with Vick still not 100% (which is basically 25% when he is 100%), Ben was supposed to only be the backup for this game. He was not healthy enough to play as he was noticeably limping for most of the game. Against the Browns’ secondary, he played fantastic.

  8. He’s either the toughest SOB ever to wear a uniform, or someone (him?) greatly exaggerates his injuries. He’s ALWAYS hurt and ALWAYS comes back weeks before they estimated. I don’t buy that he’s actually that tough.

  9. If he wasn’t healthy enough to play he wouldn’t have dressed and certainly wouldn’t have come into the game. He came in and played because he was healthy enough to do so. He decided to sit against the Browns but a true competitor would have demanded to play from the start, not sit.

  10. When a quarterback becomes a Hall of Famer right in front of our eyes, the only thing left for trolls are fat jokes and baseless P.E.D. jokes. Congrats Big Ben on passing up Joe Montana in the yardage department. Looks like you have plenty in the tank to keep passing other Hall of Famers.

    Should pass Dan Fouts this year and Fran Tarkenton next year.

  11. routerunner says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:01 AM
    If he’s so tough, and was obviously healthy enough to play, why wasn’t he starting?

    Because The Steelers were playing the worst team in football. That’s why.

  12. If you didn’t know it’s an act by now, there’s no help for you. This is right up there with his classic “limp off the field after throwing an INT” schtick.

  13. troy43mvp says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:43 AM
    When a quarterback becomes a Hall of Famer right in front of our eyes, the only thing left for trolls are fat jokes and baseless P.E.D. jokes. Congrats Big Ben on passing up Joe Montana in the yardage department. Looks like you have plenty in the tank to keep passing other Hall of Famers.
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    He’s a 1st ballot entry for the Rape Hall of Fame. All previous records have been shattered.

  14. If he wasn’t healthy enough to play he wouldn’t have dressed and certainly wouldn’t have come into the game. He came in and played because he was healthy enough to do so. He decided to sit against the Browns but a true competitor would have demanded to play from the start, not sit.

    The coach decides who sits, not the player. Ben was saying all week that we wanted to start. He was dressed due to lack of options as the Steelers have no other healthy QB on the roster and Ben was able to practice with a boot during the week. If there was another healthy QB, Ben would have been inactive.

  15. If you didn’t know it’s an act by now, there’s no help for you. This is right up there with his classic “limp off the field after throwing an INT” schtick.

    Did you actually see how Ben’s foot was bent into the turf after Aldon Smith fell on the back of it? Most of the people commenting on this board would still be in crutches. Plus he was limping the whole game while throwing 3 TD passes and 350+ yards with a bad foot.

  16. He’s either the toughest SOB ever to wear a uniform, or someone (him?) greatly exaggerates his injuries. He’s ALWAYS hurt and ALWAYS comes back weeks before they estimated. I don’t buy that he’s actually that tough.

    In Ben’s younger years, he would exaggerate minor injuries so that defenders would key on those areas and he could exploit that. He was healthy for all of 2013 and all of 2014. This year he took 2 bad-looking hits but you cannot exaggerate injuries to your leg too much especially when they are both on your plant leg.

  17. The nav sayers on Ben, comments here are a hoot we all wish we had a QB with a knee problem followed by a ankle problem could come off the bench and light up a team with no practice but two days on the defense team. Tomlin dressed him. Love the comments of his injuries, let any of the top QB’s get hit the way he has and the injuries, see where they stand. He doesn’t call the injury doctors.

  18. “the only thing left for trolls are fat jokes and baseless P.E.D. jokes.”

    Don’t forget the two rapes he bought his way out of.

  19. Let Ben be. He paid his debt to society. He is a tough guy has cleaned up his act considerably, so you haters need to find another whipping boy, AND WE ALL KNOW THERE ARE ALOT OF THEM IN THE NFL. No names needed.
    You Ravens fans can only wish you had Ben as your quarterback instead of fluffy brows FlakeO.

  20. Wonder how Citizenstranger will spin this to deny Ben his props? Or will he just run away and hide again like he does every time Ben breaks a new record.

    And now for this:
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    rjpats says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:03 AM
    Guess Dr. Rydze came back for a game, eh?
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    Was he the guy supplying Rodney Harrison with all those PEDs?

  21. Gutsy but also risky. Lucky for Ben and the Steelers, the Browns only managed to hit him a couple of times, and one was a shot to the head penalty.
    It could have been far worse. Playing their lame footed QB could have ended their season.
    .
    Still, another gritty performance by Ben going in
    on short notice, and passing the ball around
    effortlessly, until the Brownies folded into
    submission, half way through the game.
    Memorable game for Ben, even if he is not
    awarded the win. But also a humiliating loss
    for the Browns – one that will sting for a while.

    Odd to say it, but Manziel was their only bright spot.

  22. and you have the paperwork showing that, or the statements from the assumed victims, that they were bought off????

    yeah, that’s what i thought.

  23. 4 of the Steelers last 6 games are on the road and Big Ben is no road warrior. Look at his last 10 road games. He only played well in 2 of them. Does anybody need to be reminded of 2014 and his stinkeroo 6 points at the Ravens? Or 10 points at the Browns? Or 15 points in a home playoff game? If he continues to be Small Ben in Big Games this will be the Steelers 5th season in a row without a playoff win.

  24. citizenstrange says: 4 of the Steelers last 6 games are on the road and Big Ben is no road warrior.

    First QB to win road playoff games against the #1, #2, and #3 seed.

  25. Every single hater wishes Ben was their QB except maybe pats fans. Ben is clearly #2 in the league. Rogers is regressing. How about that Ravens game yesterday? I’m still laughing. Flacco was horrible, again. 3-13 this year? BTW, when was the last time the steelers had a losing record? Anyone? Yea, hate on haters.

  26. xlxvxlx says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:04 AM
    Ben Bathroomstaller is a bum and a pervert.

    Hilarious! If anybody was a pervert, the grand prize goes to Mark Chmura and Brett Favre who were/are both married–But you should know that, unless sleeping with a high school girl or texting your schlong to a news reporter don’t count in Green Bay

  27. bonniebengal says:
    Nov 16, 2015 1:11 PM
    So that’s how he got the third chin. Must have been cookies involved too.

    You should be the one to talk! You have been on that couch watching real football teams other than the Bungles every January for what…the last 26 years?

  28. crownofthehelmet says:
    Nov 16, 2015 4:56 PM
    citizenstrange says: 4 of the Steelers last 6 games are on the road and Big Ben is no road warrior.

    First QB to win road playoff games against the #1, #2, and #3 seed.

    3 0

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    10 years ago

  29. daysend564 says:
    Nov 16, 2015 12:18 PM

    troy43mvp says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:43 AM
    When a quarterback becomes a Hall of Famer right in front of our eyes, the only thing left for trolls are fat jokes and baseless P.E.D. jokes. Congrats Big Ben on passing up Joe Montana in the yardage department. Looks like you have plenty in the tank to keep passing other Hall of Famers.
    —————————
    He’s a 1st ballot entry for the Rape Hall of Fame. All previous records have been shattered.
    —————————————————-
    I am sure you know of this hall of fame that nobody else heard of…..you and Darren Sharper that is.

  30. Fans of other teams are always going to be jealous of an elite 2 time superbowl winner and that’s exactly what Big Ben is. He plays the game the way its supposed to be played unlike Brady who seems to be known in millions of peoples eyes as a cheater.

  31. mmmpierogi says:
    Nov 17, 2015 1:21 PM
    doctorrustbelt says:
    Nov 16, 2015 11:26 AM
    Remember when ….
    ***************************************************************************************

    Remember when the Bengals lost to a subpar Texans team last night on MNF? The offensive juggernaut known as Miami even managed to drop 40-some points on them a few weeks back and the Bengals couldn’t even get a TD. The regression back to Cincinnati’s historically standard level of mind-numbing mediocrity begins.

  32. The only thing more fun to witness than the demise of the Ravens, is the demise and utter paralyzing frustration of Ravens fans on this board.

    When Ben says “milk” it’s code for “Raven tears.”

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