Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 11/18/14

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 06: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a second quarter touchdown while playing the Oakland Raiders on December 6, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Steelers QB Big Ben Roethlisberger spoke to the media on Thursday and updated his status for Sunday’s game in Baltimore. He didn’t box himself in one way or the other, but did leave the door open just as Mike Tomlin mentioned earlier this week. “Yeah, there’s always a chance. We’ll go out and re-evaluate it again today. See how it feels after today. I can play through a lot of pain, so that is a little bit. To me it’s ability. Can I make a long throw? Can I put a lot of zip on the ball, throw it really hard before people like Ed Reed and defenders can get to the ball? Because if I can’t I’m not putting this team in the best situation to win the game.” Even if Ben comes back this Sunday or waits another week, he’ll be wearing new, kevlar reinforced shoulder pads to help protect himself as much as possible.  According to doctors, it looks like Ben feels pretty confident in the safety factor when he does return: “Well, this game we play, I don’t think you’re ever completely safe. Bu
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