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Ron Jaworski ranks Ben Roethlisberger sixth in the NFL, says he had 'one of his best seasons' in 2013

Ben Roethlisberger helped guide the Steelers from a brutal start to a strong finish, looking to go even further in 2014. Ben Roethlisberger wins games, not popularity contests. Still, he was doing neither at the start of the 2013 season, a year seemingly destined for disaster after an 0-4 start and a general lack of continuity across both side of the ball. If anything, Roethlisberger showed his best in the process of leading the team out its funk. Even he admitted, "we're pretty much the worst team in football" after losing its fourth straight game, a Week 4 loss to the Minnesota...
Turnover and turnovers keys to Steelers in 2014

Turnover and turnovers keys to Steelers in 2014

Just seven players remain with the Steelers in starting (or nickel corner) roles since their last playoff game, a loss at Denver at the end of the 2011 season. Much is expected of the several new starters who have not played a playoff game with this team. What do Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller and Ramon Foster have in common? They all started in the Steelers' last playoff game, a 29-23 overtime loss at Denver. They are the only three offensive starters still in place from that game. Same goes for Lawrence Timmons, William Gay, Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu on the defensive side of the...

Sanders calls Big Ben a first ballot Hall of Famer

Former Steelers receiver praises his former quarterback on NFL Network. Emmanuel Sanders still has love for Ben Roethlisberger. The former Steelers and current Broncos receiver said as much during his recent interview on NFL Network. In this interview, Sanders said that both Roethlisberger and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning are "two first ballot Hall of Famers." Sanders spent the first four seasons of his career catching passes from Big Ben and is embarking of his first season with Manning in Denver. The stats Roethlisberger has tallied in his first 10 seasons in the league would seem...
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Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Arrested In Towson

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith Arrested In Towson

Smith marks the fifth arrest this offseason. This hasn't been the best week for Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith. First, a tree fell on his house. Now, he finds his name on the Ravens offseason naughty list as he becomes the fifth player arrested this offseason. On Saturday, Smith was arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after an incident at The Green Turtle in Towson. Officers said Smith failed to comply with their orders as he assisted an intoxicated female in the bathroom as she become nauseated. (Don't even start making Ben Roethlisberger comparisons here.) Police...

Ben Roethlisberger 50-to-1 shot to win NFL MVP in 2014

Roethlisberger's value on the Steelers can't - or just simply isn't - measured accurately through league MVP voting, but the fact other players have more opportunity to put up prolific stats limits his odds in the minds of bettors. Invoking the age-old argument of what, exactly, should be made up of a league's MVP, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's chances of winning the MVP award for the NFL's 2014 season are going off at 50-to-1, according to Bovada. One might argue Roethlisberger alone is going to be responsible for four or five wins during the season. Without him, the...

2014 Steelers season scenarios: Roethlisberger breaks own single season TD mark

Ben Roethlisberger owns almost every record a quarterback can own within the Pittsburgh Steelers record books. Why Roethlisberger will be re-writing some history in 2014. Scenario: Ben Roethlisberger breaks single season touchdown record in 2014. Why it will happen: Entering the prime of his career, Ben Roethlisberger has essentially re-written the record book in terms of team history at the quarterback position. He currently holds the single season touchdown mark with 32 touchdowns thrown in 2007. In 2014, he could certainly break that record. Roethlisberger is quarterbacking an offensive...
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Roethlisberger gets little love from ESPN and 26 anonymous NFL ‘insiders’

It might just be me, but whenever I hear a big name sporting news outlet like ESPN put out what they consider to be a definitive article that includes anonymous sources, I want to move […]
Ben Roethlisberger one of many second-tier Steelers that won Super Bowls

Ben Roethlisberger one of many second-tier Steelers that won Super Bowls

ESPN voted Ben Roethlisberger as the seventh best quarterback in the NFL (placing him in the "second-tier" category). It's OK, though, because Roethlisberger will wind up in Canton, someday, and his bust will be made out of the same top-tier material as Peyton Manning's and Tom Brady's. Ben Roethlisberger was ranked as the seventh best quarterback in some ESPN poll? That's actually higher than I thought. In most polls, I'm not even sure Roethlisberger is considered a quarterback. After all, he scrambles a lot and doesn't always throw the football away (and everyone knows, this adds four...

AFC personnel man: 'Ben still capable of being one of the best in spurts, but not what he was'

Roethlisberger lands just out of the top third of the best players in the NFL, according to one analyst's list. Antonio Brown finished in the bottom third, being labeled as a "No. 2 receiver" by one AFC personnel man. Age can be a benefit in wine and cheese. It's not typically seen as a trait of outstanding ability in the NFL. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger turned 32 years old in March, typically an age at which it's fairly obvious a player is in the large minority in terms of age. With quarterbacks in today's NFL, though, older is better. The experience those players have gained...

Eli Manning and Phillip Rivers give value as a team's quarterback, but Ben is the one no one wants to face

Having an outstanding quarterback is the biggest difference between long-term success and futility in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger is unique in the sense he's the quarterback defenses don't want to face. That puts him at the top of the 2004 draft class. Even considering passing stats and mechanics and all the tangibly intangible characteristics that make up today's NFL quarterback, are you betting against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger? NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt recently said, upon a hypothetical re-draft of 2004, he would select Roethlisberger over Giants QB Eli Manning and...
Big Blue View Jul 1, 2014

New York Giants news, 7/1: Brandt -- Big Ben has surpassed Eli, for now

New York Giants headlines for Tuesday, 7/1. Good morning, New York Giants fans! Welcome to July, which means three weeks until Giants' players report to Quest Diagnostics Training Center for the beginning of training camp. Here are a few headlines for you to discuss this morning. The debate over the best quarterback from the 2004 NFL Draft class will go on forever. Heading into 2014, Gil Brandt of NFL.com says he would take Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsbugh Steelers first, followed by Eli Manning of the Giants and then Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers. Here is what Brandt had to...
2014 Steelers season scenarios: Ben Roethlisberger breaks franchise record for passing yards in a season

2014 Steelers season scenarios: Ben Roethlisberger breaks franchise record for passing yards in a season

Roethlisberger's passing total may only be affected by the success of the Steelers' running game. But it's still fully possible Roethlisberger tops 4,000 yards for the fourth time in his career. Read all of BTSC's 32 Scenarios in 32 Days in our Hub Scenario: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger breaks his own franchise record with more than 4,328 passing yards. Why it will happen: Roethlisberger will have more control over his passing totals this year than he has in the past. The Steelers will run more no-huddle this year due to a combination of the team's trust in its franchise passer...
Cincy Jungle Jun 29, 2014

Which AFC North QB will have the best 2014 NFL Season?

In terms statistics, which of these QBs will have better 2014 seasons? As the Bengals debate on whether or not it pay Andy Dalton like an elite quarterback, two signal-callers in the AFC north are already being paid as such. Both Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco are getting paid around $18 million this upcoming season, and Dalton hopes to join that group. But as far as on-the-field performance goes, Dalton may actually be better than Flacco, but it's hard to argue Big Ben is the best of those three. In terms of supporting casts, it's hard to beat the Bengals' pass-catching unit of AJ...
Cincy Jungle Jun 29, 2014

Don't underestimate Big Ben and the Steelers in 2014

A team's success, or lack thereof, is almost always tied to the quarterback position. It is the one position player that has the ability to bring the overall level of play of a team significantly north or south. That being said, Ben Roethlisberger may be one of the most underrated NFL quarterbacks. And like him, the Steelers are too being underrated, but their success in 2014 will largely depend on the arm of Big Ben. Roethlisberger recently came in at No. 31 on the NFL's top 100 list, and although that is a significant move upwards from being ranked No. 61 on the best players of...
Ben Roethlisberger's best magic trick is making receivers appear much better than they are

Ben Roethlisberger's best magic trick is making receivers appear much better than they are

The amount of receivers Roethlisberger has seen leave Pittsburgh for big paydays and declined production is enough to, incidentally, fill a decent - but not great - receivers depth chart. The answer is: Hines Ward, Plaxico Burress, Mike Wallace, and Antonio Brown. The question, obviously, is who are some of the outstanding receivers to play with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. A solid list, but this isn't exactly Rice, Moss, Owens and Harrison. Roethlisberger has already shattered every franchise passing record previously held by Terry Bradshaw - a Hall of Fame quarterback with...

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