Ben Roethlisberger: I’m throwing without pain for first time in years

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger resumed throwing last month after last year’s season-ending right elbow injury and said it felt “amazing” to be able to throw again.

Roethlisberger has continued throwing the ball since then and the results haven’t gotten any worse in the interim. He said he plans to go from throwing twice a week to three times a week as he continues down the path to returning to the lineup.

“I have no doubts I’m going to be able to come back and play well — none,” Roethlisberger said, via Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gaette. “I have complete confidence in that. I’m throwing without pain for the first time in years. Some games, I would have a little pain. Some games, I would have a lot of pain. But in the New England game and the Seattle game [last season], it got to be too much. To be able to throw without pain now? That feels nice. That’s a nice feeling. I know I’m not getting any younger, but I feel younger because I don’t have any pain.”

Roethlisberger said his plan was to be somewhere around “80, 90, 100 percent” by the time of OTAs and minicamp, but the change to the offseason schedule due to COVID-19 may change how quickly he pushes his rehab program along in the coming weeks.

29 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger: I’m throwing without pain for first time in years

  1. When ever an athlete says”…best years”, that means the end is very near. No one ever says that in year 5.

  2. Ben got his excuse out of the way. He’ll bring the pain back when he stinks it up next season.

  3. Probably practicing the grimace expression too, so he’ll be ready for the 1st pick he throws.

  4. Such a hero… such courage…. lol this effin guy. Always with the drama and self-aggrandizement.

  5. So… how does the social distancing work here, and is anyone dis-infecting the ball? I mean, how does this work without being a danger to the entire world?

  6. So… how does the social distancing work here, and is anyone dis-infecting the ball? I mean, how does this work without being a danger to the entire world?

    Players will have to stay six feet apart at all times. No tackling. No handoffs. Shotgun snaps only.

  7. And the first time he gets sacked, it’ll be the usual exaggerated limp, etc. that he’s done for years.

  8. NFL Seer says:
    March 20, 2020 at 1:13 pm
    So… how does the social distancing work here, and is anyone dis-infecting the ball? I mean, how does this work without being a danger to the entire world?

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    Hard to believe people still need to be educated at this point, however if Ben and Switzer maintained adequate distance (a 2 yard throw would be adequate), both washed their hands properly before and after the session, sprayed the ball with a disinfectant before and after they used it, and maintained proper coughing and sneezing technique if necessary, they greatly reduce risk.

    If you have any more questions, please ask.

  9. “If you have any more questions, please ask.”
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    OK, I got a bump right here and I can’t see it… would you mind looking at it?

  10. Big Ben has 4 more good years left which is 4 more than TBs weak armed new addition.

    Big Ben has had an entire year to be double fisting Cheeseburgers and Gallons of Rolling Rock. That’s all the off-season prep he needs.

    The AFC North title will return to it’s rightful place. Sorry Ratbird fans

  11. NFL Seer says:
    March 20, 2020 at 2:08 pm
    “If you have any more questions, please ask.”
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    OK, I got a bump right here and I can’t see it… would you mind looking at it?

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    I’m a little leery as to which part of your body you are pointing

  12. Only one problem little Benny boy – you still have the same cheerleader masquerading as a head coach… get ready here comes that vaunted Steelers zone defense

  13. Late in the game Bettis went the wrong way on a 4 and short running play. Ben reversed field, cut it up and dove for the first down. The game winning play of the Super Bowl and sent Holmgren’s Seahawks home as Super Bowl losers.

  14. That beard reminds me of Dan Fouts. Speaking of Fouts, the Steelers, with Big Ben, should go to an all out passing attack. I’m not a Steelers fan, but Big Ben is a top 2 or 3 QB in a QB league. Makes sense to me.

  15. If he’d get in shape and lose about 30 lbs, he would probably play a whole lot better and wouldn’t be so prone to injury. But he won’t do that and I fully expect him to continue to regress.

  16. jackedupboonie says:
    March 20, 2020 at 1:18 pm
    Worst QB performance in a Super Bowl…….and the zebras gave him a ring.
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    Really? Worse than Rich Gannon? 5 interceptions, 3 returned for TDs? Worse than Tony Eason, who did not complete a single pass? Worse than Craig Morton – He completed as many passes to the other team as he did to his own receivers (4 completions for 39 yards, 4 interceptions) in SB XII. Then there is Drew Bledsoe and Kerry Collins.

    Not even close.

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