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El lugar, basado en una cadena de Carolina del Sur, probablemente rendirá homenaje a Roethlisberger.

Ben Roethlisberger de los Pittsburgh Steelers abrirá un restaurante en la ciudad natal de su equipo.

Según los informes, el mariscal de campo de los Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger, está considerando North Shore, un vecindario en la ciudad natal de su equipo, Pittsburgh, para una posible ubicación de Rejilla de King Street.

La cadena de restaurantes con sede en Carolina del Sur se ha asociado recientemente con Roethlisberger para su expansión a Pittsburgh, llevando al mariscal de campo al mismo vecindario que Jerome Bettis Parrilla 36, el restaurante propiedad de su ex compañero de equipo, Steeler retirado Jerome Bettis.

Aunque Scott Kier, el propietario de la cadena, aún no ha firmado un contrato de arrendamiento para una ubicación en North Shore, el director de operaciones Tod Dundas dijo al Pittsburgh Post-Gazette que el área es "lo que estamos viendo ahora".

Según la Gazette, las ubicaciones disponibles en North Shore incluyen lo que habría sido el hogar de Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill, otra cadena propiedad de celebridades, que ha tenido problemas financieros y ha estado cerrando ubicaciones en todo el país.

Para capitalizar la fama de Roethlisberger, Dundas le dijo a Gazette, el próximo restaurante probablemente usará un nombre diferente al de King Street Grille. Por el momento, la cadena está considerando llamar al restaurante Seven Grille and Taproom, rindiendo homenaje al número de camiseta del mariscal de campo.


Roethlisberger tiene una estadística llamativa: un récord de 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25 de noviembre - Una parte de Ben Roethlisberger envidia a Peyton Manning.

A Roethlisberger le encantaría lanzar el balón 35 veces por partido, como suele hacer Manning cuando lidera la poderosa ofensiva de los invictos Indianapolis Colts. Pero los Pittsburgh Steelers no juegan fútbol americano divertido y divertido. De modo que Roethlisberger reprime sus instintos de pistolero, aunque a menudo se imagina jugando en un sistema menos conservador.

"Como mariscal de campo, siempre quieres lanzar la pelota", dijo Roethlisberger, sentado en el vestuario el viernes, mientras los Steelers (7-3) miraban hacia el juego del lunes por la noche en Indianápolis (10-0). "Te molesta, porque sé que puedo hacerlo, y desearía poder demostrarle a la gente que puedo".

"Pero ganar juegos se encarga de todo lo demás. Entiendo de qué se trata esta ofensiva, de qué se trata este equipo y qué se necesita para ganar partidos. Mientras ganemos, I & # x27m O.K. con eso, supongo.

Ganar ha sido la mayor fortaleza de Roethlisberger desde que se unió a los Steelers el año pasado, cuando se convirtió en una sensación de novato e inspiró a un restaurante de Pittsburgh a nombrar un sándwich en su honor. Aunque nunca ha intentado más de 30 pases en un juego de temporada regular, Roethlisberger tiene marca de 18-1 como titular y ha completado el 60.8 por ciento de sus pases esta temporada, con 11 touchdowns y 2 intercepciones.

El regreso de Roethlisberger & # x27s después de una ausencia de tres juegos debido a una cirugía de rodilla mejora las posibilidades de Pittsburgh & # x27s de arruinar la temporada invicta de los Colts & # x27. Los Steelers lucharon sin él en la alineación, perdiendo su último juego ante Baltimore, 16-13, con Tommy Maddox como mariscal de campo. Pero con Roethlisberger de regreso, los Steelers planean apegarse a lo básico contra los Colts: golpearlos con un juego terrestre que presenta a Willie Parker y Jerome Bettis, jugar una defensa sólida y mezclar algunos pases oportunos de Roethlisberger, quien admitió que este juego se sintió bien. especial.

& quot; Hay & # x27s mucho revuelo, con ellos 10-0, jugando en su casa, en & # x27Monday Night Football & # x27 & quot; dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; No podemos & # x27t jugar el juego promocionado. Pero en este punto, es el juego más importante del año para nosotros & quot.

A Pittsburgh le tomó solo unos pocos juegos la temporada pasada para abrazar a Roethlisberger. Peppi & # x27s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, un restaurante con cuatro ubicaciones en la ciudad, ofrece el Roethlisburger, un sándwich que tiene salchicha, hamburguesa, huevo frito y la elección del cliente entre lechuga, tomate y mayonesa.

& quot; Teníamos un sándwich que no tenía & # x27t nombre, así que pensamos & # x27¿Por qué no? & # x27 & quot; dijo Lou Bosser, el propietario de una de las tiendas Peppi & # x27s. "Fue como si hubiéramos ganado la lotería. Es muy popular en los días de juegos, y hemos tenido gente de lugares como Texas y Canadá para pedirlo. Steelers Nation está en todas partes & quot.

Pero Roethlisberger enfrentó su parte de críticas después de que la temporada regular de Steelers & # x27 15-1 no condujera a una aparición en el Super Bowl. Roethlisberger lanzó tres intercepciones cuando Pittsburgh perdió, 41-27, ante Nueva Inglaterra en el juego de campeonato de la Conferencia de Fútbol Americano, y lo que había sido una temporada fantástica terminó en frustración.

"La decepción viene con la posición, en esta ciudad y en cualquier ciudad", dijo Mark Whipple, entrenador de mariscales de campo de los Steelers & # x27. “Cuando entras a este edificio y ves cuatro trofeos del Super Bowl, eso dice mucho de lo que se trata la ciudad y de lo que se tratan los Steelers.

“Pero creo que lo manejó bien, como lo demuestra su juego de este año. Trabajó duro durante la temporada baja en el juego de pies, los fundamentos, la cobertura de lectura, la comprensión de los esquemas de nuestra ofensiva. Le pusimos muchas cosas en el campamento, lo obligamos a hacer algunas cosas con las que no estaba tan cómodo el año anterior. Creo que eso le ha ayudado a ganar aún más confianza ''.

Roethlisberger quería jugar a pesar del dolor en su rodilla derecha, pero el entrenador de los Steelers, Bill Cowher, lo convenció de que se sometiera a una cirugía a principios de este mes. Ver partidos había sido difícil para Roethlisberger. Cuando los Steelers ganaron en Green Bay hace varias semanas, Roethlisberger no podía viajar, por lo que miró en casa con amigos, gritando instrucciones en la televisión.

"Actuaba como si mis compañeros de equipo pudieran oírme", dijo Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger ha dedicado esta temporada a su abuelo Ken Carl Roethlisberger, quien murió durante el verano a los 83 años. Abuelo y nieto eran cercanos, y Roethlisberger, de 23 años, dijo que ha sido difícil adaptarse al vacío en su vida.

"Fue muy difícil perderlo", dijo Roethlisberger. "Nunca llegó a verme jugar en persona como Steeler, pero supongo que ahora tiene asientos en primera fila para todos los juegos".

Si bien Indianápolis se ha convertido en el favorito para ganar la A.F.C., los Steelers esperan sembrar dudas en las mentes de los Colts & # x27 al ganar el lunes. Incluso antes de la muerte de su abuelo, Roethlisberger dijo que este año fue especial porque podría ser el último para Bettis, quien ocupa el quinto lugar en la lista de carreras por tierra de la NFL.

"Si no ganas el Super Bowl, es una decepción, especialmente cuando te quedas corto como lo hicimos el año pasado", dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; Probablemente sea Jerome & # x27s el año pasado, y no queremos & # x27t que termine en una decepción & quot.

Roethlisberger impresionó a sus compañeros de equipo el año pasado al asumir sin problemas el rol de titular y # x27, convirtiéndose en un líder ofensivo y respetando a sus compañeros veteranos.

"Ben se dio cuenta de que todavía estaba aprendiendo y de que no tenía que hacer todo", dijo el receptor abierto Hines Ward. “Tenía una gran defensa, tenía una gran línea ofensiva, tenía corredores, tenía receptores. Todo lo que tenía que hacer era jugar.

Roethlisberger ha jugado tan bien que algunos equipos pueden haberse arrepentido de no haberlo seleccionado en el 2004. Roethlisberger cayó en manos de Pittsburgh & # x27 en el No. 11 después de que Eli Manning fue tomado como No. 1 y Philip Rivers fue elegido No. 4. Siempre lo hará. puede ser comparado con esos dos, pero tiene goles más elevados que intentar demostrar que debería haber sido el primer mariscal de campo seleccionado.

"Quiero ser el mejor mariscal de campo en general, no solo entre los muchachos de mi clase de draft", dijo Roethlisberger, quien jugó pelota universitaria para el programa Miami of Ohio de relativamente bajo vataje.

--Sé que me adelantaron a Manning y Rivers. Pero mi objetivo es ser el mejor. No sé si alguna vez conseguiré las mejores estadísticas de la liga, así que no sé si alguna vez seré un tipo del tipo M.V.P. Pero si puedo seguir ganando partidos de fútbol, ​​tal vez la gente me juzgue de esa manera ''.

Después de decir eso, Roethlisberger vio la oportunidad de hacer un lanzamiento en el ruidoso vestuario de los Steelers & # x27. Hizo una bola con sus calcetines sucios, ladeó el brazo y lanzó un golpe que golpeó al desprevenido receptor abierto Antwaan Randle El en la cabeza.

Roethlisberger soltó una risita. Contra los Colts, se tomará sus lanzamientos un poco más en serio. "Estoy muy contento de estar de regreso", dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; Va a ser emocionante & quot ;.


Roethlisberger tiene una estadística llamativa: un récord de 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25 de noviembre - Una parte de Ben Roethlisberger envidia a Peyton Manning.

A Roethlisberger le encantaría lanzar el balón 35 veces por partido, como suele hacer Manning cuando lidera la poderosa ofensiva de los invictos Indianapolis Colts. Pero los Pittsburgh Steelers no juegan fútbol americano divertido y divertido. De modo que Roethlisberger reprime sus instintos de pistolero, aunque a menudo se imagina jugando en un sistema menos conservador.

"Como mariscal de campo, siempre quieres lanzar la pelota", dijo Roethlisberger, sentado en el vestuario el viernes, mientras los Steelers (7-3) miraban hacia el juego del lunes por la noche en Indianápolis (10-0). "Te molesta, porque sé que puedo hacerlo, y desearía poder demostrarle a la gente que puedo".

"Pero ganar juegos se encarga de todo lo demás. Entiendo de qué se trata esta ofensiva, de qué se trata este equipo y qué se necesita para ganar partidos. Mientras ganemos, I & # x27m O.K. con eso, supongo.

Ganar ha sido la mayor fortaleza de Roethlisberger desde que se unió a los Steelers el año pasado, cuando se convirtió en una sensación de novato e inspiró a un restaurante de Pittsburgh a nombrar un sándwich en su honor. Aunque nunca ha intentado más de 30 pases en un juego de temporada regular, Roethlisberger tiene marca de 18-1 como titular y ha completado el 60.8 por ciento de sus pases esta temporada, con 11 touchdowns y 2 intercepciones.

El regreso de Roethlisberger & # x27s después de una ausencia de tres juegos debido a una cirugía de rodilla mejora las posibilidades de Pittsburgh & # x27s de arruinar la temporada invicta de los Colts & # x27. Los Steelers lucharon sin él en la alineación, perdiendo su último juego ante Baltimore, 16-13, con Tommy Maddox como mariscal de campo. Pero con Roethlisberger de regreso, los Steelers planean apegarse a lo básico contra los Colts: golpearlos con un juego terrestre que presenta a Willie Parker y Jerome Bettis, jugar una defensa sólida y mezclar algunos pases oportunos de Roethlisberger, quien admitió que este juego se sintió bien. especial.

& quot; Hay & # x27s mucho revuelo, con ellos 10-0, jugando en su casa, en & # x27Monday Night Football & # x27 & quot; dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; No podemos & # x27t jugar el juego promocionado. Pero en este punto, es el juego más importante del año para nosotros & quot.

A Pittsburgh le tomó solo unos pocos juegos la temporada pasada para abrazar a Roethlisberger. Peppi & # x27s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, un restaurante con cuatro ubicaciones en la ciudad, ofrece el Roethlisburger, un sándwich que tiene salchicha, hamburguesa, huevo frito y la elección del cliente entre lechuga, tomate y mayonesa.

& quot; Teníamos un sándwich que no tenía & # x27t nombre, así que pensamos & # x27¿Por qué no? & # x27 & quot; dijo Lou Bosser, el propietario de una de las tiendas Peppi & # x27s. "Fue como si hubiéramos ganado la lotería. Es muy popular en los días de juegos, y hemos tenido gente de lugares como Texas y Canadá para pedirlo. Steelers Nation está en todas partes & quot.

Pero Roethlisberger enfrentó su parte de críticas después de que la temporada regular de Steelers & # x27 15-1 no condujera a una aparición en el Super Bowl. Roethlisberger lanzó tres intercepciones cuando Pittsburgh perdió, 41-27, ante Nueva Inglaterra en el juego de campeonato de la Conferencia de Fútbol Americano, y lo que había sido una temporada fantástica terminó en frustración.

"La decepción viene con la posición, en esta ciudad y en cualquier ciudad", dijo Mark Whipple, entrenador de mariscales de campo de los Steelers & # x27. “Cuando entras a este edificio y ves cuatro trofeos del Super Bowl, eso dice mucho de lo que se trata la ciudad y de lo que se tratan los Steelers.

“Pero creo que lo manejó bien, como lo demuestra su juego de este año. Trabajó duro durante la temporada baja en el juego de pies, los fundamentos, la cobertura de lectura, la comprensión de los esquemas de nuestra ofensiva. Le pusimos muchas cosas en el campamento, lo obligamos a hacer algunas cosas con las que no estaba tan cómodo el año anterior. Creo que eso le ha ayudado a ganar aún más confianza ''.

Roethlisberger quería superar el dolor en la rodilla derecha, pero el entrenador de los Steelers, Bill Cowher, lo convenció de que se operara a principios de este mes. Ver partidos había sido difícil para Roethlisberger. Cuando los Steelers ganaron en Green Bay hace varias semanas, Roethlisberger no podía viajar, por lo que miró en casa con amigos, gritando instrucciones en la televisión.

"Actuaba como si mis compañeros de equipo pudieran oírme", dijo Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger ha dedicado esta temporada a su abuelo Ken Carl Roethlisberger, quien murió durante el verano a los 83 años. Abuelo y nieto eran cercanos, y Roethlisberger, de 23 años, dijo que ha sido difícil adaptarse al vacío en su vida.

"Fue muy difícil perderlo", dijo Roethlisberger. "Nunca me vio jugar en persona como Steeler, pero supongo que ahora tiene asientos en primera fila para todos los juegos".

Si bien Indianápolis se ha convertido en el favorito para ganar la A.F.C., los Steelers esperan sembrar dudas en las mentes de los Colts & # x27 al ganar el lunes. Incluso antes de la muerte de su abuelo, Roethlisberger dijo que este año fue especial porque podría ser el último para Bettis, quien ocupa el quinto lugar en la lista de carreras por tierra de la NFL.

"Si no ganas el Super Bowl, es una decepción, especialmente cuando te quedas corto como lo hicimos el año pasado", dijo Roethlisberger. "Esto probablemente sea Jerome & # x27s el año pasado, y no queremos que termine en una decepción".

Roethlisberger impresionó a sus compañeros de equipo el año pasado al asumir sin problemas el rol de titular y # x27, convirtiéndose en un líder ofensivo y respetando a sus compañeros veteranos.

"Ben se dio cuenta de que todavía estaba aprendiendo y de que no tenía que hacer todo", dijo el receptor abierto Hines Ward. “Tenía una gran defensa, tenía una gran línea ofensiva, tenía corredores, tenía receptores. Todo lo que tenía que hacer era jugar.

Roethlisberger ha jugado tan bien que algunos equipos pueden haberse arrepentido de no haberlo seleccionado en el 2004. Roethlisberger cayó en manos de Pittsburgh & # x27 en el No. 11 después de que Eli Manning fue tomado como No. 1 y Philip Rivers fue elegido No. 4. Siempre lo hará. puede ser comparado con esos dos, pero tiene goles más elevados que intentar demostrar que debería haber sido el primer mariscal de campo seleccionado.

"Quiero ser el mejor mariscal de campo en general, no solo entre los muchachos de mi clase de draft", dijo Roethlisberger, quien jugó pelota universitaria para el programa Miami of Ohio de relativamente bajo vataje.

--Sé que me adelantaron a Manning y Rivers. Pero mi objetivo es ser el mejor. No sé si alguna vez conseguiré las mejores estadísticas de la liga, así que no sé si alguna vez seré un tipo del tipo M.V.P. Pero si puedo seguir ganando partidos de fútbol, ​​tal vez la gente me juzgue de esa manera ''.

Después de decir eso, Roethlisberger vio la oportunidad de hacer un lanzamiento en el ruidoso vestuario de los Steelers & # x27. Hizo una bola con sus calcetines sucios, ladeó el brazo y lanzó un golpe que golpeó al desprevenido receptor abierto Antwaan Randle El en la cabeza.

Roethlisberger soltó una risita. Contra los Colts, se tomará sus lanzamientos un poco más en serio. "Estoy muy contento de estar de regreso", dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; Va a ser emocionante & quot ;.


Roethlisberger tiene una estadística llamativa: un récord de 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25 de noviembre - Una parte de Ben Roethlisberger envidia a Peyton Manning.

A Roethlisberger le encantaría lanzar el balón 35 veces por partido, como suele hacer Manning cuando lidera la poderosa ofensiva de los invictos Indianapolis Colts. Pero los Pittsburgh Steelers no juegan fútbol americano divertido y divertido. De modo que Roethlisberger reprime sus instintos de pistolero, aunque a menudo se imagina jugando en un sistema menos conservador.

"Como mariscal de campo, siempre quieres lanzar la pelota", dijo Roethlisberger, sentado en el vestuario el viernes, mientras los Steelers (7-3) miraban hacia el juego del lunes por la noche en Indianápolis (10-0). "Te molesta, porque sé que puedo hacerlo, y desearía poder demostrarle a la gente que puedo".

"Pero ganar juegos se encarga de todo lo demás. Entiendo de qué se trata esta ofensiva, de qué se trata este equipo y qué se necesita para ganar partidos. Mientras ganemos, I & # x27m O.K. con eso, supongo.

Ganar ha sido la mayor fortaleza de Roethlisberger desde que se unió a los Steelers el año pasado, cuando se convirtió en una sensación de novato e inspiró a un restaurante de Pittsburgh a nombrar un sándwich en su honor. Aunque nunca ha intentado más de 30 pases en un juego de temporada regular, Roethlisberger tiene marca de 18-1 como titular y ha completado el 60.8 por ciento de sus pases esta temporada, con 11 touchdowns y 2 intercepciones.

El regreso de Roethlisberger & # x27s después de una ausencia de tres juegos debido a una cirugía de rodilla mejora las posibilidades de Pittsburgh & # x27s de arruinar la temporada invicta de los Colts & # x27. Los Steelers lucharon sin él en la alineación, perdiendo su último juego ante Baltimore, 16-13, con Tommy Maddox como mariscal de campo. Pero con Roethlisberger de regreso, los Steelers planean apegarse a lo básico contra los Colts: golpearlos con un juego terrestre que presenta a Willie Parker y Jerome Bettis, jugar una defensa sólida y mezclar algunos pases oportunos de Roethlisberger, quien admitió que este juego se sintió bien. especial.

& quot; Hay & # x27s mucho revuelo, con ellos 10-0, jugando en su casa, en & # x27Monday Night Football & # x27 & quot; dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; No podemos & # x27t jugar el juego promocionado. Pero en este punto, es el juego más importante del año para nosotros & quot.

A Pittsburgh le tomó solo unos pocos juegos la temporada pasada para abrazar a Roethlisberger. Peppi & # x27s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, un restaurante con cuatro ubicaciones en la ciudad, ofrece el Roethlisburger, un sándwich que tiene salchicha, hamburguesa, huevo frito y la elección del cliente entre lechuga, tomate y mayonesa.

& quot; Teníamos un sándwich que no tenía & # x27t nombre, así que pensamos & # x27¿Por qué no? & # x27 & quot; dijo Lou Bosser, el propietario de una de las tiendas Peppi & # x27s. "Fue como si hubiéramos ganado la lotería. Es muy popular en los días de juegos, y hemos tenido gente de lugares como Texas y Canadá para pedirlo. Steelers Nation está en todas partes & quot.

Pero Roethlisberger enfrentó su parte de críticas después de que la temporada regular de Steelers & # x27 15-1 no condujera a una aparición en el Super Bowl. Roethlisberger lanzó tres intercepciones cuando Pittsburgh perdió, 41-27, ante Nueva Inglaterra en el juego de campeonato de la Conferencia de Fútbol Americano, y lo que había sido una temporada fantástica terminó en frustración.

"La decepción viene con la posición, en esta ciudad y en cualquier ciudad", dijo Mark Whipple, entrenador de mariscales de campo de los Steelers & # x27. “Cuando entras a este edificio y ves cuatro trofeos del Super Bowl, eso dice mucho de lo que se trata la ciudad y de lo que se tratan los Steelers.

“Pero creo que lo manejó bien, como lo demuestra su juego de este año. Trabajó duro durante la temporada baja en el juego de pies, los fundamentos, la cobertura de lectura, la comprensión de los esquemas de nuestra ofensiva. Le pusimos muchas cosas en el campamento, lo obligamos a hacer algunas cosas con las que no estaba tan cómodo el año anterior. Creo que eso le ha ayudado a ganar aún más confianza ''.

Roethlisberger quería superar el dolor en la rodilla derecha, pero el entrenador de los Steelers, Bill Cowher, lo convenció de que se operara a principios de este mes. Ver partidos había sido difícil para Roethlisberger. Cuando los Steelers ganaron en Green Bay hace varias semanas, Roethlisberger no podía viajar, por lo que miró en casa con amigos, gritando instrucciones en la televisión.

"Actuaba como si mis compañeros de equipo pudieran oírme", dijo Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger ha dedicado esta temporada a su abuelo Ken Carl Roethlisberger, quien murió durante el verano a los 83 años. Abuelo y nieto eran cercanos, y Roethlisberger, de 23 años, dijo que ha sido difícil adaptarse al vacío en su vida.

"Fue muy difícil perderlo", dijo Roethlisberger. "Nunca llegó a verme jugar en persona como Steeler, pero supongo que ahora tiene asientos en primera fila para todos los juegos".

Si bien Indianápolis se ha convertido en el favorito para ganar la A.F.C., los Steelers esperan sembrar dudas en las mentes de los Colts & # x27 al ganar el lunes. Incluso antes de la muerte de su abuelo, Roethlisberger dijo que este año fue especial porque podría ser el último para Bettis, quien ocupa el quinto lugar en la lista de carreras por tierra de la NFL.

"Si no ganas el Super Bowl, es una decepción, especialmente cuando te quedas corto como lo hicimos el año pasado", dijo Roethlisberger. "Esto probablemente sea Jerome & # x27s el año pasado, y no queremos que termine en una decepción".

Roethlisberger impresionó a sus compañeros de equipo el año pasado al asumir sin problemas el rol de titular y # x27, convirtiéndose en un líder ofensivo y respetando a sus compañeros veteranos.

"Ben se dio cuenta de que todavía estaba aprendiendo y de que no tenía que hacer todo", dijo el receptor abierto Hines Ward. “Tenía una gran defensa, tenía una gran línea ofensiva, tenía corredores, tenía receptores. Todo lo que tenía que hacer era jugar.

Roethlisberger ha jugado tan bien que algunos equipos pueden haberse arrepentido de no haberlo seleccionado en el 2004. Roethlisberger cayó en manos de Pittsburgh & # x27 en el No. 11 después de que Eli Manning fue tomado como No. 1 y Philip Rivers fue elegido No. 4. Siempre lo hará. puede ser comparado con esos dos, pero tiene goles más elevados que intentar demostrar que debería haber sido el primer mariscal de campo seleccionado.

"Quiero ser el mejor mariscal de campo en general, no solo entre los muchachos de mi clase de draft", dijo Roethlisberger, quien jugó pelota universitaria para el programa Miami of Ohio de relativamente bajo vataje.

--Sé que me adelantaron a Manning y Rivers. Pero mi objetivo es ser el mejor. No sé si alguna vez tendré las mejores estadísticas de la liga, así que no sé si alguna vez seré un tipo del tipo M.V.P. Pero si puedo seguir ganando partidos de fútbol, ​​tal vez la gente me juzgue de esa manera ''.

Después de decir eso, Roethlisberger vio la oportunidad de hacer un lanzamiento en el ruidoso vestuario de los Steelers & # x27. Hizo una bola con sus calcetines sucios, ladeó el brazo y lanzó un golpe que golpeó al desprevenido receptor abierto Antwaan Randle El en la cabeza.

Roethlisberger soltó una risita. Contra los Colts, se tomará sus lanzamientos un poco más en serio. "Estoy muy contento de estar de regreso", dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; Va a ser emocionante & quot ;.


Roethlisberger tiene una estadística llamativa: un récord de 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25 de noviembre - Una parte de Ben Roethlisberger envidia a Peyton Manning.

A Roethlisberger le encantaría lanzar el balón 35 veces por partido, como suele hacer Manning cuando lidera la poderosa ofensiva de los invictos Indianapolis Colts. Pero los Pittsburgh Steelers no juegan fútbol americano divertido y divertido. De modo que Roethlisberger reprime sus instintos de pistolero, aunque a menudo se imagina jugando en un sistema menos conservador.

"Como mariscal de campo, siempre quieres lanzar la pelota", dijo Roethlisberger, sentado en el vestuario el viernes, mientras los Steelers (7-3) miraban hacia el juego del lunes por la noche en Indianápolis (10-0). "Te molesta, porque sé que puedo hacerlo, y desearía poder demostrarle a la gente que puedo".

"Pero ganar juegos se encarga de todo lo demás. Entiendo de qué se trata esta ofensiva, de qué se trata este equipo y qué se necesita para ganar partidos. Mientras ganemos, I & # x27m O.K. con eso, supongo.

Ganar ha sido la mayor fortaleza de Roethlisberger desde que se unió a los Steelers el año pasado, cuando se convirtió en una sensación de novato e inspiró a un restaurante de Pittsburgh a nombrar un sándwich en su honor. Aunque nunca ha intentado más de 30 pases en un juego de temporada regular, Roethlisberger tiene marca de 18-1 como titular y ha completado el 60.8 por ciento de sus pases esta temporada, con 11 touchdowns y 2 intercepciones.

El regreso de Roethlisberger & # x27s después de una ausencia de tres juegos debido a una cirugía de rodilla mejora las posibilidades de Pittsburgh & # x27s de arruinar la temporada invicta de los Colts & # x27. Los Steelers lucharon sin él en la alineación, perdiendo su último juego ante Baltimore, 16-13, con Tommy Maddox como mariscal de campo. Pero con Roethlisberger de regreso, los Steelers planean apegarse a lo básico contra los Colts: golpearlos con un juego terrestre que presenta a Willie Parker y Jerome Bettis, jugar una defensa sólida y mezclar algunos pases oportunos de Roethlisberger, quien admitió que este juego se sintió bien. especial.

& quot; Hay & # x27s mucho revuelo, con ellos 10-0, jugando en su casa, en & # x27Monday Night Football & # x27 & quot; dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; No podemos & # x27t jugar el juego promocionado. Pero en este punto, es el juego más importante del año para nosotros & quot.

A Pittsburgh le tomó solo unos pocos juegos la temporada pasada para abrazar a Roethlisberger. Peppi & # x27s Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, un restaurante con cuatro ubicaciones en la ciudad, ofrece el Roethlisburger, un sándwich que tiene salchicha, hamburguesa, huevo frito y la elección del cliente entre lechuga, tomate y mayonesa.

& quot; Teníamos un sándwich que no tenía & # x27t nombre, así que pensamos & # x27¿Por qué no? & # x27 & quot; dijo Lou Bosser, el propietario de una de las tiendas Peppi & # x27s. "Fue como si hubiéramos ganado la lotería. Es muy popular en los días de juegos, y hemos tenido gente de lugares como Texas y Canadá para pedirlo. Steelers Nation está en todas partes & quot.

Pero Roethlisberger enfrentó su parte de críticas después de que la temporada regular de Steelers & # x27 15-1 no condujera a una aparición en el Super Bowl. Roethlisberger lanzó tres intercepciones cuando Pittsburgh perdió, 41-27, ante Nueva Inglaterra en el juego de campeonato de la Conferencia de Fútbol Americano, y lo que había sido una temporada fantástica terminó en frustración.

"La decepción viene con la posición, en esta ciudad y en cualquier ciudad", dijo Mark Whipple, entrenador de mariscales de campo de los Steelers & # x27. “Cuando entras a este edificio y ves cuatro trofeos del Super Bowl, eso dice mucho de lo que se trata la ciudad y de lo que se tratan los Steelers.

“Pero creo que lo manejó bien, como lo demuestra su juego de este año. Trabajó duro durante la temporada baja en el juego de pies, los fundamentos, la cobertura de lectura, la comprensión de los esquemas de nuestra ofensiva. Le pusimos muchas cosas en el campamento, lo obligamos a hacer algunas cosas con las que no estaba tan cómodo el año anterior. Creo que eso le ha ayudado a ganar aún más confianza ''.

Roethlisberger quería jugar a pesar del dolor en su rodilla derecha, pero el entrenador de los Steelers, Bill Cowher, lo convenció de que se sometiera a una cirugía a principios de este mes. Ver partidos había sido difícil para Roethlisberger. Cuando los Steelers ganaron en Green Bay hace varias semanas, Roethlisberger no podía viajar, por lo que miró en casa con amigos, gritando instrucciones en la televisión.

"Actuaba como si mis compañeros de equipo pudieran oírme", dijo Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger ha dedicado esta temporada a su abuelo Ken Carl Roethlisberger, quien murió durante el verano a los 83 años. Abuelo y nieto eran cercanos, y Roethlisberger, de 23 años, dijo que ha sido difícil adaptarse al vacío en su vida.

"Fue muy difícil perderlo", dijo Roethlisberger. "Nunca llegó a verme jugar en persona como Steeler, pero supongo que ahora tiene asientos en primera fila para todos los juegos".

Si bien Indianápolis se ha convertido en el favorito para ganar la A.F.C., los Steelers esperan sembrar dudas en las mentes de los Colts & # x27 al ganar el lunes. Incluso antes de la muerte de su abuelo, Roethlisberger dijo que este año fue especial porque podría ser el último para Bettis, quien ocupa el quinto lugar en la lista de carreras por tierra de la NFL.

"Si no ganas el Super Bowl, es una decepción, especialmente cuando te quedas corto como lo hicimos el año pasado", dijo Roethlisberger. "Esto probablemente sea Jerome & # x27s el año pasado, y no queremos que termine en una decepción".

Roethlisberger impresionó a sus compañeros de equipo el año pasado al asumir sin problemas el rol de titular y # x27, convirtiéndose en un líder ofensivo y respetando a sus compañeros veteranos.

"Ben se dio cuenta de que todavía estaba aprendiendo y que no tenía que hacer todo", dijo el receptor abierto Hines Ward. “Tenía una gran defensa, tenía una gran línea ofensiva, tenía corredores, tenía receptores. Todo lo que tenía que hacer era jugar.

Roethlisberger ha jugado tan bien que algunos equipos pueden haberse arrepentido de no haberlo seleccionado en el 2004. Roethlisberger cayó en manos de Pittsburgh & # x27 en el No. 11 después de que Eli Manning fue tomado como No. 1 y Philip Rivers fue elegido No. 4. Siempre lo hará. puede ser comparado con esos dos, pero tiene goles más elevados que intentar demostrar que debería haber sido el primer mariscal de campo seleccionado.

"Quiero ser el mejor mariscal de campo en general, no solo entre los muchachos de mi clase de draft", dijo Roethlisberger, quien jugó pelota universitaria para el programa Miami of Ohio de relativamente bajo vataje.

--Sé que me adelantaron a Manning y Rivers. Pero mi objetivo es ser el mejor. No sé si alguna vez tendré las mejores estadísticas de la liga, así que no sé si alguna vez seré un tipo del tipo M.V.P. Pero si puedo seguir ganando partidos de fútbol, ​​tal vez la gente me juzgue de esa manera ''.

Después de decir eso, Roethlisberger vio la oportunidad de hacer un lanzamiento en el ruidoso vestuario de los Steelers & # x27. Hizo una bola con sus calcetines sucios, ladeó el brazo y lanzó un golpe que golpeó al desprevenido receptor abierto Antwaan Randle El en la cabeza.

Roethlisberger soltó una risita. Contra los Colts, se tomará sus lanzamientos un poco más en serio. "Estoy muy contento de estar de regreso", dijo Roethlisberger. & quot; Va a ser emocionante & quot.


Roethlisberger tiene una estadística llamativa: un récord de 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25 de noviembre - Una parte de Ben Roethlisberger envidia a Peyton Manning.

A Roethlisberger le encantaría lanzar la pelota 35 veces por juego, como suele hacer Manning cuando lidera la poderosa ofensiva de los invictos Indianapolis Colts. Pero los Pittsburgh Steelers no juegan fútbol americano divertido y divertido. De modo que Roethlisberger reprime sus instintos de pistolero, aunque a menudo se imagina jugando en un sistema menos conservador.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."



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