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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer The Pittsburgh Steelers made a commitment to protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the offseason, drafting a pair of offensive linemen and hiring offensive coordinator Todd Haley to design a scheme that keeps Roethlisberger upright.
Roethlisberger has been sacked just 13 times during Pittsburgh's first seven games despite throwing the ball more than ever. He is on pace to post a career high in attempts while getting sacked just 30 times, which would be a career low for any season in which he played all 16 games.
The two-time Super Bowl winner credits a cohesive line and an improved running game for the low sack total. The quarterback is completing a career-high 67 percent of his passes and the Steelers are second in the NFL in time of possession.
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It’s funny how controversial this term, “dink and dunk” can be when it comes to football these days. It’s not that there is anything wrong with it, at least I don’t think so because the ultimate goal in professional sports is to win no matter what. If it’s short passing; fine, if it’s going deep … Continue reading »
Big Ben Roethlisberger just plunking the referee in the head with a pass like it ain't no thing. Don't make a bad call against the Steelers or you know what you're up against. I just can't wait until he tries to pull that on Ed Hochuli and Ed tosses him in the torture rack until he taps out. Video of the pass below if you missed it.
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Many like to call the new offense of the Pittsburgh Steelers a "dink and dunk" one, but perhaps a better name for it would be an "upright" offense. Upright because that is exactly what quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been for a good part of this season.
Through the first 7 games of the season Roethlisberger has been sacked only 13 times. He is on pace to be...
TweetLast week the Steelers wore those hideous striped uniforms but the only uniform Big Ben Roethlisberger should be wearing is an orange prison overall.
Just having a little fun with Big Ben and yes the neck was purposely left out of the funny mugshot picture, just seemed funnier that way. Can't wait for the New York Giants to pound him (no pun intended) week 9.
It may seem like a decade ago, but it really was just this past summer and entire preseason where Pittsburgh Steelers’ wideout Mike Wallace sat out in a contract dispute with the team. Wallace certainly didn’t do himself any favors with the fan base, but I think in general, many fans understood what Wallace was doing as other players in the league went down with injuries in the...
TweetHere is a message from the New York Giants to Big Ben Roethlisberger.
It's time for Big Ben to be the one who gets ABUSED! He isn't playing defenseless girls and they won't be playing Sunday's game at a nightclub! He will be seeing a heavy doze of Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul (JPP).
QUARTERBACKSBen RoethlisbergerGrade: A-Big Ben has quietly been having one of his best seasons behind a revolving door of an offensive line.It’s nothing new for the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, who has carried the Steelers' offense in years past.This is the kind of thing that earns quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady a lot of praise, but for Roethlisberger...
Anytime you feel you have a good ball club, as a head coach, you are looking for teams on the schedule that you feel will give your team their greatest challenge. I’ve learned with the National Football League that while it’s fun to look at the 16-game schedule before the season starts, it really doesn’t mean a whole lot. We can circle ‘big’ games and put little stars next...
Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger will be forever linked as multiple Super Bowl winners after being selected in the 2004 draft.
The star quarterbacks have split their first two matchups heading into Sunday, when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit a New York Giants team looking to win its fifth straight.
These traditional franchises have each won two Super Bowls since New York (6-2...
Ben Roethlisberger's first of the 2012 regular season was also his worst. He completed just 22 of 40 passes against the Broncos and threw an interception late in the fourth that cornerback Tracy Porter returned for what would be the game-clinching touchdown.
After entering the season with high hopes to improve on last year's wild card playoff exit, and...
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins 27-12 Sunday at Heinz Field and below are my first half notes from the game with the second half notes to follow soon.
A nice start by Jonathan Dwyer as he turns a possible stuff into positive yardage. The fake bubble screen that resulted in an explosive play to Heath Miller was nicely designed and well executed. The first catch...
This Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers face the New York Giants, which means that each quarterback in the game – Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning – will have won multiple Super Bowls.
This is not a common occurrence.
In fact, the list is shorter than many fans would anticipate:
Bart Starr–Green Bay Packers (2)
Roger Staubach–Dallas Cowboys (2)
Bob Griese–Miami Dolphins...
Matt and Marc are back on Blitzburgh Radio as we break down all things related to the Steelers big win over the Redskins this past Sunday, 27-12. There is a multitude of topics to dissect in this one so we jump right into it with the unique fan perspective that you’ve come to expect from us here on SA.
Topics include injury updates, Secondary play, Offensive Line play in particular...