Originally posted on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 9/11/13
Several Steelers’ beat writers tweeted out today that Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was not at practice today. He was excused due ‘personal reasons’ but I think there is much more to this story. I have this boiled down to a few reasons why the 10th-year QB would miss practice coming off such an embarrassing loss. See if you’re on board with me here while I hash these ideas out. 1. He”s trying to find Mr. Miyagi in an effort to heal Maurkice Pouncey’s badly injured knee sooner. 2. He’s been put in charge of finding a song to replace ‘Renegade.’ 3. He’s being fitted for a full body cast. 4. He’s in Arizona asking to switch places with Carson Palmer. 5. Taking Ben Jr. to Kennywood. 6. Taking survey of other QBs on what it’s like to have time to throw. 7. Partnership with Nike allowed him to play golf with Tiger Woods today only. 8. Searching for suitable Alcoholics Anonymous that will fit Todd Haley’s needs. 9. Meeting with Art Rooney, Jr to ask question, “THIS is how you want me to tweak my game?” 10. Stayed home to watch ‘Shark Week’ re-runs because Haley wouldn’t shut up the whole time they watched together. The above was an attempt at humor. After the debacle on Sunday, it’s all I have left right now. Marc Uhlmann writes for and co-owns www.steelcityblitz.com. Follow him on Twitter @steeldad and follow the website at @SCBlitz. He can be heard Mondays on Trib-Live Radio at 4pm ET talking Steelers.   Related PostsSeason Preview: The Steelers Will Stick to the ‘Standard’ in 2013 Dwyer Being Cut Was More Than the Fumbles Steelers Have a Lot to Think About as Roster Cut Looms Ryan Clark is 100% Right A Reason for Pouncey’s Poor Play?
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