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    Does Ben Play?



    Simple question:

    Do you think Ben Roethlisberger starts on Sunday?




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    no




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    Ever since Roethlisberger yammered on about his broken rib potentially severing his aorta I've presumed he was setting up his pundits to deify him when his makes his heroic early return this week. It's just too classically Roethlisberger for it not to be the case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipping Birdie View Post
    Ever since Roethlisberger yammered on about his broken rib potentially severing his aorta I've presumed he was setting up his pundits to deify him when his makes his heroic early return this week. It's just too classically Roethlisberger for it not to be the case.
    This. In fact, as soon as he said 3 weeks, I knew it would be sooner so they could play it up.

    He will, we'll hear all about how tough he is for being out there. Then they will lose badly and we will hear how decimated by injury they are, ignoring the fact that so are the Ravens but they continue to win.




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    Tomlin says "door open" for Big Jen to play, but it will "likely" be Batch:
    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...tarter-663852/

    An there's also this:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...eturn/1729051/




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    I think he will play but I have no idea.

    I would think he would be pretty limited at this point.




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    God help Ben if he comes back with a 7th round rookie RT and a banged Colon trying to protect him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 13ravenfan View Post
    Tomlin says "door open" for Big Jen to play, but it will "likely" be Batch:
    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...tarter-663852/
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    But continues that "[Ben's] not going to be allowed to play unless he shows us he's capable," whatever that means.
    Tomlin also says Woodley is doubtful, but says Antonio Brown is "expected to return" and Polamalu "could return" (they are "encouraged by his status").
    Quote Originally Posted by 13ravenfan
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    USA Today quotes a person w/ knowledge of [Ben's] condition as saying "IDK if he's 50/50" and then concludes that he should not play.




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    I don't think so

    1. The O-line is even shoddier than it was two weeks ago (and they're on the road dealing crowd noise)

    and

    2. They need him more in the long run (particularly against Cinci)




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    No.

    Would I be surprised if he did? No.


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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    Yes... and he'll pay for it.
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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    Yes... and he'll pay for it.
    ^This

    I think he (and the Steelers) will make the mistake of trotting out there Sunday because they still think they can win the division. The fact is even if they win on Sunday their chances for the division aren't good at all. In reality their best shot of making the playoffs would be to rest him further and get him back for the Cincy game. They're going to rush him back and it will probably cost them a wildcard spot.




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAB1985 View Post
    Yes... and he'll pay for it.
    If he does, so will the Ravens--at 15 yards a near-miss. Count on it.

    The fucking Stealers have set the PR game up perfectly. Even if they've backed off the life-threatening-possible-severed-aorta horseshit recently, the notion has been firmly planted in the brain of every zeeb that walks out there, & not a one of them is going to stand by while those awful Crows put poor brave new-daddy Benny's precious life at risk...& that doesn't even assume that Greedell issues them orders to protect him, which 5 gets you 10 he will...

    The entire pus&pisscolored OL will be tackling Ravens on every play, & the zeebs will see nussink, nussink--unless anyone gets within hailing distance of #7, when their pocketsize Terrible Towels, sometimes known as penalty flags, will be flying so thick & fast you'd think someone just shot an RPG up Big Bird's ass....

    Bastards. I hope our guys kick the snot out of 'em but I don't think they'll be allowed to...




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    If he plays it means 1 of 2 things...

    Either he and the Steelers are stupid because if he's hurt as bad as they said he is, one clobbering hit from Suggs could literally kill him. I don't mean figuratively 'kill him' like just knock him out of the game. I mean LITERALLY end his life, right there on the field. That's how serious the injury was as they reported it. And I don't believe the NFL would allow him to play in that instance because that's bad for the league. I mean how do they expected to be taken seriously about their commitment to player safety if they let a guy with a rib poking into his heart walk on the field and die?

    Or he was never hurt as bad as they said he was, which is probably the safe bet knowing his history for hypochondria. And in that case the league should fine the Steelers for falsifying their injury report like they did with the Ravens over Reed's shoulder.

    Like I said yesterday, Ben can fake an illness/injury enough to make Ferris Bueller proud.




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    Re: Does Ben Play?

    Quote Originally Posted by lobachevsky View Post
    If he does, so will the Ravens--at 15 yards a near-miss. Count on it.

    The fucking Stealers have set the PR game up perfectly. Even if they've backed off the life-threatening-possible-severed-aorta horseshit recently, the notion has been firmly planted in the brain of every zeeb that walks out there, & not a one of them is going to stand by while those awful Crows put poor brave new-daddy Benny's precious life at risk...& that doesn't even assume that Greedell issues them orders to protect him, which 5 gets you 10 he will...

    The entire pus&pisscolored OL will be tackling Ravens on every play, & the zeebs will see nussink, nussink--unless anyone gets within hailing distance of #7, when their pocketsize Terrible Towels, sometimes known as penalty flags, will be flying so thick & fast you'd think someone just shot an RPG up Big Bird's ass....

    Bastards. I hope our guys kick the snot out of 'em but I don't think they'll be allowed to...
    THIS.
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