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Steelers -ova Ben Roethlisberger izviđačka lokacija u Pittsburghu za novi restoran

Steelers -ova Ben Roethlisberger izviđačka lokacija u Pittsburghu za novi restoran

Mjesto, zasnovano na lancu iz Južne Karoline, vjerovatno će odati počast Roethlisbergeru

Ben Roethlisberger iz Pittsburgh Steelersa otvara restoran u rodnom gradu svog tima.

Kvoter beka Steelersa Ben Roethlisberger navodno razmatra North Shore, susjedstvo u rodnom gradu svog tima Pittsburghu, za potencijalnu lokaciju Rešetka King Street.

Lanac restorana sa sjedištem u Južnoj Karolini nedavno se udružio s Roethlisbergerom radi proširenja u Pittsburgh, dovodeći kvoterbeka u isto susjedstvo kao i Jerome Bettis Grille 36, restoran u vlasništvu njegovog bivšeg saigrača, penzionisanog Steelera Jeromea Bettisa.

Iako Scott Kier, vlasnik lanca, još nije potpisao ugovor o zakupu lokacije North Shore, direktor operacija Tod Dundas rekao je Pittsburgh Post-Gazette da je to područje „ono što sada gledamo“.

Prema Gazetteu, raspoložive lokacije North Shore uključuju ono što bi bilo dom Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, još jedan lanac u vlasništvu poznatih ličnosti, koji je imao finansijskih problema i zatvarao je lokacije širom zemlje.

Kako bi iskoristio Roethlisbergerovu slavu, rekao je Dundas za Gazette, nadolazeći restoran vjerovatno će koristiti drugačije ime od King Street Grille. U ovom trenutku, lanac razmišlja o pozivu restorana Seven Grille and Taproom, odajući počast broju dresa beka.


Roethlisberger ima lošu statistiku: zapis od 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25. novembra - Dio Bena Roethlisbergera zavidi Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger bi volio baciti loptu 35 puta u igri, na način na koji to Manning često radi kada vodi snažan napad nepobjedivog Indianapolis Coltsa. Ali Pittsburgh Steelersi ne igraju fudbal. Tako Roethlisberger potiskuje svoje instinkte oružara, iako često zamišlja da igra u manje konzervativnom sistemu.

"Kao bek, uvijek želite baciti loptu", rekao je Roethlisberger, sjedeći u svlačionici u petak, dok su Steelersi (7-3) gledali prema utakmici u ponedjeljak navečer u Indianapolisu (10-0). & quotTo vam smeta, jer znam da to mogu i volio bih da mogu dokazati ljudima da mogu.

& quotAli pobjedničke igre brinu se o svemu ostalom. Razumijem o čemu se radi u ovom prekršaju, o čemu govori ovaj tim i šta je potrebno za pobjedu. Sve dok pobjeđujemo, ja 'm O.K. s tim, pretpostavljam. & quot

Pobjeda je najveća snaga Roethlisbergera od kada se prošle godine pridružio Steelersu, kada je postao novajlija i inspirirao restoran u Pittsburghu da u njegovu čast imenuje sendvič. Iako nikada nije pokušao više od 30 dodavanja u utakmici regularne sezone, Roethlisberger ima 18-1 kao starter, a ove sezone je dovršio 60,8 posto svojih dodavanja, uz 11 touchdowna i 2 ubačaja.

Roethlisbergerovi igrači se vraćaju nakon odsustva od tri utakmice zbog operacije koljena, poboljšavaju šanse Pittsburga da pokvare sezonu bez poraza Coltsa##27. Steelersi su se borili bez njega u sastavu, izgubivši posljednju utakmicu od Baltimora, 16-13, s Tommyjem Maddoxom na poziciji beka. No, s Roethlisbergerom natrag, Steelersi se planiraju držati osnova protiv Coltsa - boriti ih trčećom igrom u kojoj se nalaze Willie Parker i Jerome Bettis, igrati solidnu odbranu i umiješati neke pravovremene dodavanja Roethlisbergera, koji je priznao da se ova igra osjećala poseban.

& quotPuno je hype-a, sa 10-0, koji igraju kod njih, na 'ponedjeljkom fudbalu, ' & quot; rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotMožemo 't ne možemo igrati igru. Ali u ovom trenutku, to je za nas najveća igra godine. & Quot

Prošle sezone Pittsburghu je trebalo samo nekoliko utakmica da prigrli Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, restoran sa četiri lokacije u cijelom gradu, sadrži Roethlisburger, sendvič koji ima kobasice, hamburger, pečena jaja i izbor za kupce među zelenom salatom, rajčicom i majonezom.

& quotImali smo sendvič koji nije imao ime, pa smo zaključili, 'Zašto ne? ' & quot, rekao je Lou Bosser, vlasnik jedne od trgovina Peppi 's. & quot; Kao da smo uspjeli na lutriji. Stvarno je popularan u dane igara, a mi smo imali ljude iz mjesta poput Teksasa i Kanade da dođu da ga naruče. Steelers Nation je svuda. & Quot

No Roethlisberger se suočio sa svojim dijelom kritika nakon što Steelers ' 15-1 regularna sezona nije dovela do nastupa u Super Bowlu. Roethlisberger je ubacio tri ubačaja kada je Pittsburgh izgubio, 41-27, od Nove Engleske u utakmici prvenstva Američke nogometne konferencije, a fantastična sezona završila se frustracijom.

"Razočaranje dolazi sa pozicijom, u ovom gradu i u bilo kojem gradu", rekao je Mark Whipple, trener bekova Steelersa i#x27. & quotKada uđete u ovu zgradu i vidite četiri Super Bowl trofeja, to dovoljno govori o tome šta je grad, a šta o Steelersima.

& quotNo mislim da se s tim dobro snašao, o čemu svjedoči i njegova ovogodišnja predstava. Naporno je radio van sezone na radu nogama, osnovama, čitanju, razumijevanju shema našeg prekršaja. Puno stvari smo mu stavljali u kamp, ​​tjerali ga da radi neke stvari koje mu nisu bile prijatne godinu prije. Mislim da mu je to pomoglo da stekne još više samopouzdanja. & Quot

Roethlisberger je želio igrati kroz bol u desnom koljenu, ali trener Steelersa Bill Cowher ga je nagovorio na operaciju ranije ovog mjeseca. Roethlisbergeru je bilo teško gledati utakmice. Kada je Steelers prije nekoliko sedmica pobijedio u Green Bayu, Roethlisberger nije mogao putovati, pa je gledao kod kuće s prijateljima, vičući upute na televiziji.

"Ponašao sam se kao da me moji saigrači mogu čuti", rekao je Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger je ovu sezonu posvetio svom djedu Ken Carlu Roethlisbergeru, koji je umro tokom ljeta u 83. godini. Djed i unuk su bili bliski, a 23-godišnji Roethlisberger rekao je da mu se bilo teško prilagoditi praznini u životu.

"Bilo ga je jako teško izgubiti", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotNikad me nije vidio da lično igram kao Steeler, ali pretpostavljam da sada ima mjesta u prvom redu za sve utakmice. & quot

Dok se Indianapolis pojavio kao favorit za osvajanje A.F.C. -a, Steelersi se nadaju da će pobjedom u ponedjeljak zasaditi sumnju u Colts ' umove. Čak i prije nego što mu je djed umro, Roethlisberger je rekao da je ova godina bila posebna jer bi mogla biti posljednja za Bettis, koja je peta na listi žurbi u karijeri N.F.L. -a.

"Ako ne osvojite Super Bowl, to je razočaranje, pogotovo ako ne uspijete kao što smo mi učinili prošle godine", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotOvo je vjerovatno Jerome 's prošle godine i ne želimo da##završi razočaranjem. & quot

Roethlisberger je prošle godine impresionirao svoje saigrače tako što je glatko ušao u početnu ulogu, postavši ofanzivni vođa poštujući svoje suigrače veterane.

& quotBen je shvatio da još uvijek uči i da nije morao učiniti sve, rekao je Hines Ward. & quotOn je imao sjajnu odbranu, imao je sjajnu ofanzivnu liniju, imao je bekove, imao je prijemnike. Sve što je trebao učiniti je igrati. & Quot

Roethlisberger je igrao toliko dobro da su neki timovi možda požalili što ga nisu 2004. izabrali. Roethlisberger je pao u ruke Pittsburgha na 11. mjestu nakon što je Eli Manning zauzeo prvo mjesto, a Philip Rivers izabran za 4. On će uvijek u poređenju sa ta dva, ali on ima uzvišenije ciljeve od pokušaja da dokaže da je trebao biti izabran prvi bek.

"Želim da budem najbolji bek uopšte, a ne samo među momcima u klasi drafta", rekao je Roethlisberger, koji je igrao fakultetsku loptu za relativno mali program u Majamiju u Ohaju.

& quot; Znam da su Manning i Rivers odvedeni ispred mene. Ali moj cilj je biti najbolji. Ne znam da li ću ikada dati najbolju statistiku u ligi, pa ne znam da li ću ikada biti tip tipa M.V.P. Ali ako mogu nastaviti pobjeđivati ​​na nogometnim utakmicama, možda će me ljudi tako suditi. & Quot

Nakon što je to rekao, Roethlisberger je vidio priliku da baci u svlačionicu Steelers '. Zbukao je svoje prljave čarape, podigao ruku i udario u glavu neslućenog širokog prijemnika Antwaana Randle Ela.

Roethlisberger se zahihotao. Protiv Coltsa će svoje bacanje shvatiti malo ozbiljnije. "Drago mi je što sam se vratio", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotTo 's će biti uzbudljivo. & quot


Roethlisberger ima lošu statistiku: zapis od 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25. novembra - Dio Bena Roethlisbergera zavidi Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger bi volio baciti loptu 35 puta u igri, na način na koji to Manning često radi kada vodi snažan napad nepobjedivog Indianapolis Coltsa. Ali Pittsburgh Steelersi ne igraju fudbal. Tako Roethlisberger potiskuje svoje instinkte oružara, iako često zamišlja da igra u manje konzervativnom sistemu.

"Kao kvoterbek, uvijek želite baciti loptu", rekao je Roethlisberger, sjedeći u svlačionici u petak, dok su Steelersi (7-3) gledali prema utakmici u ponedjeljak navečer u Indianapolisu (10-0). & quotTo vam smeta, jer znam da to mogu i volio bih da mogu dokazati ljudima da mogu.

& quotAli pobjedničke igre brinu se o svemu ostalom. Razumijem o čemu se radi u ovom prekršaju, o čemu govori ovaj tim i šta je potrebno za pobjedu. Sve dok pobjeđujemo, ja 'm O.K. s tim, pretpostavljam. & quot

Pobjeda je najveća snaga Roethlisbergera od kada se prošle godine pridružio Steelersu, kada je postao novajlija i inspirirao restoran u Pittsburghu da u njegovu čast imenuje sendvič. Iako nikada nije pokušao više od 30 dodavanja u utakmici regularne sezone, Roethlisberger ima 18-1 kao starter, a ove sezone je dovršio 60,8 posto svojih dodavanja, uz 11 tačdauna i 2 ubačaja.

Roethlisbergerovi povratnici nakon tri utakmice odsustva zbog operacije koljena poboljšavaju šanse Pittsburga da pokvare sezonu bez poraza Coltsa##27. Steelersi su se borili bez njega u sastavu, izgubivši posljednju utakmicu od Baltimora, 16-13, s Tommyjem Maddoxom na poziciji beka. No, s Roethlisbergerom natrag, Steelersi se planiraju držati osnova protiv Coltsa - boriti ih trčećom igrom u kojoj se nalaze Willie Parker i Jerome Bettis, igrati solidnu odbranu i umiješati neke pravovremene dodavanja Roethlisbergera, koji je priznao da se ova igra osjećala poseban.

& quotPuno je#hy27, sa njih 10: 0, koji igraju kod njih, na##27ponedjeljkom fudbalu, ' & quot; rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotMožemo 't ne možemo igrati igru. Ali u ovom trenutku, to je za nas najveća igra godine. & Quot

Prošle sezone Pittsburghu je trebalo samo nekoliko utakmica da prigrli Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, restoran sa četiri lokacije po cijelom gradu, sadrži Roethlisburger, sendvič koji ima kobasice, hamburger, pečena jaja i izbor za kupce među zelenom salatom, rajčicom i majonezom.

& quotImali smo sendvič koji nije imao ime, pa smo zaključili, 'Zašto ne? ' & quot, rekao je Lou Bosser, vlasnik jedne od trgovina Peppi 's. & quot; Kao da smo uspjeli na lutriji. Stvarno je popularan u dane igara, a mi smo imali ljude iz mjesta poput Teksasa i Kanade da dođu da ga naruče. Steelers Nation je svuda. & Quot

No Roethlisberger se suočio sa svojim dijelom kritika nakon što Steelers ' 15-1 regularna sezona nije dovela do nastupa u Super Bowlu. Roethlisberger je ubacio tri ubačaja kada je Pittsburgh izgubio, 41-27, od Nove Engleske u utakmici prvenstva Američke nogometne konferencije, a fantastična sezona završila se frustracijom.

"Razočaranje dolazi sa pozicijom, u ovom gradu i u bilo kojem gradu", rekao je Mark Whipple, trener bekova Steelersa i#x27. & quotKada uđete u ovu zgradu i vidite četiri Super Bowl trofeja, to dovoljno govori o tome šta je grad, a šta o Steelersima.

& quotNo mislim da se s tim dobro snašao, o čemu svjedoči i njegova ovogodišnja predstava. Naporno je radio van sezone na radu nogama, osnovama, čitanju, razumijevanju shema našeg prekršaja. Puno stvari smo mu stavljali u kamp, ​​tjerali ga da radi neke stvari koje mu nisu bile prijatne godinu prije. Mislim da mu je to pomoglo da stekne još više samopouzdanja. & Quot

Roethlisberger je želio igrati kroz bol u desnom koljenu, ali trener Steelersa Bill Cowher ga je nagovorio na operaciju ranije ovog mjeseca. Roethlisbergeru je bilo teško gledati utakmice. Kad je Steelers prije nekoliko sedmica pobijedio u Green Bayu, Roethlisberger nije mogao putovati, pa je gledao kod kuće s prijateljima, vičući upute na televiziji.

"Ponašao sam se kao da me moji saigrači mogu čuti", rekao je Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger je ovu sezonu posvetio svom djedu Ken Carlu Roethlisbergeru, koji je umro tokom ljeta u 83. godini. Djed i unuk su bili bliski, a 23-godišnji Roethlisberger rekao je da mu se bilo teško prilagoditi praznini u životu.

"Bilo ga je jako teško izgubiti", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotNikad me nije vidio da lično igram kao Steeler, ali pretpostavljam da sada ima mjesta u prvom redu za sve utakmice. & quot

Dok se Indianapolis pojavio kao favorit za osvajanje A.F.C. -a, Steelersi se nadaju da će pobjedom u ponedjeljak zasaditi sumnju u Colts ' umove. Čak i prije nego što mu je djed umro, Roethlisberger je rekao da je ova godina bila posebna jer bi mogla biti posljednja za Bettis, koja je peta na listi žurbi u karijeri N.F.L. -a.

"Ako ne osvojite Super Bowl, to je razočaranje, pogotovo ako ne uspijete kao što smo mi učinili prošle godine", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotOvo je vjerovatno Jerome 's prošle godine i ne želimo da##završi razočaranjem. & quot

Roethlisberger je prošle godine impresionirao svoje saigrače tako što je glatko ušao u početnu ulogu, postavši ofanzivni vođa poštujući svoje suigrače veterane.

& quotBen je shvatio da još uvijek uči i da nije morao učiniti sve, rekao je Hines Ward. & quotOn je imao sjajnu odbranu, imao je sjajnu ofanzivnu liniju, imao je bekove, imao je prijemnike. Sve što je trebao učiniti je igrati. & Quot

Roethlisberger je igrao toliko dobro da su neki timovi možda požalili što ga nisu izabrali 2004. godine. Roethlisberger je pao u ruke Pittsburgh -a na 11. mjestu nakon što je Eli Manning zauzeo prvo mjesto, a Philip Rivers izabran za 4. On će uvijek u poređenju sa ta dva, ali on ima uzvišenije ciljeve od pokušaja da dokaže da je trebao biti izabran prvi bek.

"Želim da budem najbolji bek uopšte, a ne samo među momcima u klasi drafta", rekao je Roethlisberger, koji je igrao fakultetsku loptu za relativno mali program u Majamiju u Ohaju.

& quot; Znam da su Manning i Rivers odvedeni ispred mene. Ali moj cilj je biti najbolji. Ne znam da li ću ikada dati najbolju statistiku u ligi, pa ne znam da li ću ikada biti tip tipa M.V.P. Ali ako mogu nastaviti pobjeđivati ​​na nogometnim utakmicama, možda će me ljudi tako suditi. & Quot

Nakon što je to rekao, Roethlisberger je vidio priliku da baci u svlačionicu Steelers '. Zbukao je svoje prljave čarape, podigao ruku i udario u glavu neslućenog širokog prijemnika Antwaana Randle Ela.

Roethlisberger se zahihotao. Protiv Coltsa će svoje bacanje shvatiti malo ozbiljnije. "Drago mi je što sam se vratio", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotTo 's će biti uzbudljivo. & quot


Roethlisberger ima lošu statistiku: zapis od 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25. novembra - Dio Bena Roethlisbergera zavidi Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger bi volio baciti loptu 35 puta u igri, na način na koji to Manning često radi kada vodi snažan napad nepobjedivog Indianapolis Coltsa. Ali Pittsburgh Steelersi ne igraju fudbal. Tako Roethlisberger potiskuje svoje instinkte oružara, iako često zamišlja da igra u manje konzervativnom sistemu.

"Kao bek, uvijek želite baciti loptu", rekao je Roethlisberger, sjedeći u svlačionici u petak, dok su Steelersi (7-3) gledali prema utakmici u ponedjeljak navečer u Indianapolisu (10-0). & quotTo vam smeta, jer znam da to mogu i volio bih da mogu dokazati ljudima da mogu.

& quotAli pobjedničke igre brinu se o svemu ostalom. Razumijem o čemu se radi u ovom prekršaju, o čemu govori ovaj tim i šta je potrebno za pobjedu. Sve dok pobjeđujemo, ja 'm O.K. s tim, pretpostavljam. & quot

Pobjeda je najveća snaga Roethlisbergera od kada se prošle godine pridružio Steelersu, kada je postao novajlija i inspirirao restoran u Pittsburghu da u njegovu čast imenuje sendvič. Iako nikada nije pokušao više od 30 dodavanja u utakmici regularne sezone, Roethlisberger ima 18-1 kao starter, a ove sezone je dovršio 60,8 posto svojih dodavanja, uz 11 touchdowna i 2 ubačaja.

Roethlisbergerovi igrači se vraćaju nakon odsustva od tri utakmice zbog operacije koljena, poboljšavaju šanse Pittsburga da pokvare sezonu bez poraza Coltsa##27. Steelersi su se borili bez njega u sastavu, izgubivši posljednju utakmicu od Baltimora, 16-13, s Tommyjem Maddoxom na poziciji beka. No, s Roethlisbergerom natrag, Steelersi se planiraju držati osnova protiv Coltsa - boriti ih trčećom igrom u kojoj se nalaze Willie Parker i Jerome Bettis, igrati solidnu odbranu i umiješati neke pravovremene dodavanja Roethlisbergera, koji je priznao da se ova igra osjećala poseban.

& quotPuno je hype-a, sa 10-0, koji igraju kod njih, na 'ponedjeljkom fudbalu, ' & quot; rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotMožemo 't ne možemo igrati igru. Ali u ovom trenutku, to je za nas najveća igra godine. & Quot

Prošle sezone Pittsburghu je trebalo samo nekoliko utakmica da prigrli Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, restoran sa četiri lokacije po cijelom gradu, sadrži Roethlisburger, sendvič koji ima kobasice, hamburger, pečena jaja i izbor za kupce među zelenom salatom, rajčicom i majonezom.

& quotImali smo sendvič koji nije imao ime, pa smo zaključili, 'Zašto ne? ' & quot, rekao je Lou Bosser, vlasnik jedne od trgovina Peppi 's. & quot; Kao da smo uspjeli na lutriji. Stvarno je popularan u dane igara, a mi smo imali ljude iz mjesta poput Teksasa i Kanade da dođu da ga naruče. Steelers Nation je svuda. & Quot

No Roethlisberger se suočio sa svojim dijelom kritika nakon što Steelers ' 15-1 regularna sezona nije dovela do nastupa u Super Bowlu. Roethlisberger je ubacio tri ubačaja kada je Pittsburgh izgubio, 41-27, od Nove Engleske u utakmici prvenstva Američke nogometne konferencije, a fantastična sezona završila se frustracijom.

& quot; Razočaranje dolazi s pozicijom, u ovom gradu i u bilo kojem gradu, & quot; rekao je Mark Whipple, trener bekova Steelersa#x27. & quotKada uđete u ovu zgradu i vidite četiri Super Bowl trofeja, to dovoljno govori o tome šta je grad, a šta o Steelersima.

& quotNo mislim da se s tim dobro snašao, o čemu svjedoči njegova ovogodišnja predstava. Naporno je radio van sezone na radu nogama, osnovama, čitanju, razumijevanju shema našeg prekršaja. Puno stvari smo mu stavljali u kamp, ​​tjerali ga da radi neke stvari koje mu nisu bile prijatne godinu prije. Mislim da mu je to pomoglo da stekne još više samopouzdanja. & Quot

Roethlisberger je želio igrati kroz bol u desnom koljenu, ali trener Steelersa Bill Cowher ga je nagovorio na operaciju ranije ovog mjeseca. Roethlisbergeru je bilo teško gledati utakmice. Kada je Steelers prije nekoliko sedmica pobijedio u Green Bayu, Roethlisberger nije mogao putovati, pa je gledao kod kuće s prijateljima, vičući upute na televiziji.

"Ponašao sam se kao da me moji saigrači mogu čuti", rekao je Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger je ovu sezonu posvetio svom djedu Ken Carlu Roethlisbergeru, koji je umro tokom ljeta u 83. godini. Djed i unuk su bili bliski, a 23-godišnji Roethlisberger rekao je da mu se bilo teško prilagoditi praznini u životu.

"Bilo ga je jako teško izgubiti", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotNikad me nije vidio da lično igram kao Steeler, ali pretpostavljam da sada ima mjesta u prvom redu za sve utakmice. & quot

Dok se Indianapolis pojavio kao favorit za osvajanje A.F.C. -a, Steelersi se nadaju da će pobjedom u ponedjeljak zasaditi sumnju u Colts ' umove. Čak i prije nego što mu je djed umro, Roethlisberger je rekao da je ova godina bila posebna jer bi mogla biti posljednja za Bettis, koja je peta na listi žurbi u karijeri N.F.L. -a.

"Ako ne osvojite Super Bowl, to je razočaranje, pogotovo ako ne uspijete kao što smo mi učinili prošle godine", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotOvo je vjerovatno Jerome 's prošle godine i ne želimo da##završi razočaranjem. & quot

Roethlisberger je prošle godine impresionirao svoje saigrače tako što je glatko ušao u početnu ulogu, postavši ofanzivni vođa poštujući svoje suigrače veterane.

& quotBen je shvatio da još uvijek uči i da nije morao učiniti sve, rekao je Hines Ward. & quotOn je imao sjajnu odbranu, imao je sjajnu ofanzivnu liniju, imao je bekove, imao je prijemnike. Sve što je trebao učiniti je igrati. & Quot

Roethlisberger je igrao toliko dobro da su neki timovi možda požalili što ga nisu 2004. izabrali. Roethlisberger je pao u ruke Pittsburgha na 11. mjestu nakon što je Eli Manning zauzeo prvo mjesto, a Philip Rivers izabran za 4. On će uvijek u poređenju sa ta dva, ali on ima uzvišenije ciljeve od pokušaja da dokaže da je trebao biti izabran prvi bek.

"Želim da budem najbolji bek uopšte, ne samo među momcima na mom draftu", rekao je Roethlisberger, koji je igrao fakultetsku loptu za relativno mali program u Majamiju u Ohaju.

& quot; Znam da su Manning i Rivers odvedeni ispred mene. Ali moj cilj je biti najbolji. Ne znam da li ću ikada dati najbolju statistiku u ligi, pa ne znam da li ću ikada biti tip tipa M.V.P. Ali ako mogu nastaviti pobjeđivati ​​na nogometnim utakmicama, možda će me ljudi tako suditi. & Quot

Nakon što je to rekao, Roethlisberger je vidio priliku da baci u svlačionicu Steelers '. Zgrnuo je svoje prljave čarape, podigao ruku i udario u glavu nesuđenog širokog prijemnika Antwaana Randle Ela.

Roethlisberger se zahihotao. Protiv Coltsa će svoje bacanje shvatiti malo ozbiljnije. "Drago mi je što sam se vratio", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotTo 's će biti uzbudljivo. & quot


Roethlisberger ima lošu statistiku: zapis od 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25. novembra - Dio Bena Roethlisbergera zavidi Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger bi volio baciti loptu 35 puta u igri, na način na koji to Manning često radi kada vodi snažan napad nepobjedivog Indianapolis Coltsa. Ali Pittsburgh Steelersi ne igraju fudbal. Tako Roethlisberger potiskuje svoje instinkte oružara, iako često zamišlja da igra u manje konzervativnom sistemu.

"Kao bek, uvijek želite baciti loptu", rekao je Roethlisberger, sjedeći u svlačionici u petak, dok su Steelersi (7-3) gledali prema utakmici u ponedjeljak navečer u Indianapolisu (10-0). & quotTo vam smeta, jer znam da to mogu i volio bih da mogu dokazati ljudima da mogu.

& quotAli pobjedničke igre brinu se o svemu ostalom. Razumijem o čemu se radi u ovom prekršaju, o čemu govori ovaj tim i šta je potrebno za pobjedu. Sve dok pobjeđujemo, ja 'm O.K. s tim, pretpostavljam. & quot

Pobjeda je najveća snaga Roethlisbergera od kada se prošle godine pridružio Steelersu, kada je postao novajlija i inspirirao restoran u Pittsburghu da u njegovu čast imenuje sendvič. Iako nikada nije pokušao više od 30 dodavanja u utakmici regularne sezone, Roethlisberger ima 18-1 kao starter, a ove sezone je dovršio 60,8 posto svojih dodavanja, uz 11 touchdowna i 2 ubačaja.

Roethlisbergerovi povratnici nakon tri utakmice odsustva zbog operacije koljena poboljšavaju šanse Pittsburga da pokvare sezonu bez poraza Coltsa##27. Steelersi su se borili bez njega u sastavu, izgubivši posljednju utakmicu od Baltimora, 16-13, s Tommyjem Maddoxom na poziciji beka. No, s Roethlisbergerom natrag, Steelersi se planiraju držati osnova protiv Coltsa - boriti ih trčećom igrom u kojoj se nalaze Willie Parker i Jerome Bettis, igrati solidnu odbranu i umiješati neke pravovremene dodavanja Roethlisbergera, koji je priznao da se ova igra osjećala poseban.

& quotPuno je#hy27, sa njih 10: 0, koji igraju kod njih, na##27ponedjeljkom fudbalu, ' & quot; rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotMožemo 't ne možemo igrati igru. Ali u ovom trenutku, to je za nas najveća igra godine. & Quot

Prošle sezone Pittsburghu je trebalo samo nekoliko utakmica da prigrli Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, restoran sa četiri lokacije u cijelom gradu, sadrži Roethlisburger, sendvič koji ima kobasice, hamburger, pečena jaja i izbor za kupce među zelenom salatom, rajčicom i majonezom.

& quotImali smo sendvič koji nije imao ime, pa smo zaključili, 'Zašto ne? ' & quot, rekao je Lou Bosser, vlasnik jedne od trgovina Peppi 's. & quot; Kao da smo uspjeli na lutriji. Stvarno je popularan u dane igara, a mi smo imali ljude iz mjesta poput Teksasa i Kanade da dođu da ga naruče. Steelers Nation je svuda. & Quot

No Roethlisberger se suočio sa svojim dijelom kritika nakon što Steelers ' 15-1 regularna sezona nije dovela do nastupa u Super Bowlu. Roethlisberger je ubacio tri ubačaja kada je Pittsburgh izgubio, 41-27, od Nove Engleske u utakmici prvenstva Američke nogometne konferencije, a ono što je bila fantastična sezona završilo se frustracijom.

& quot; Razočaranje dolazi s pozicijom, u ovom gradu i u bilo kojem gradu, & quot; rekao je Mark Whipple, trener bekova Steelersa#x27. & quotKada uđete u ovu zgradu i vidite četiri Super Bowl trofeja, to dovoljno govori o tome šta je grad, a šta o Steelersima.

& quotNo mislim da se s tim dobro snašao, o čemu svjedoči njegova ovogodišnja predstava. Naporno je radio van sezone na radu nogama, osnovama, čitanju, razumijevanju shema našeg prekršaja. Puno stvari smo mu stavljali u kamp, ​​tjerali ga da radi neke stvari koje mu nisu bile ugodne godinu prije. Mislim da mu je to pomoglo da stekne još više samopouzdanja. & Quot

Roethlisberger je želio igrati kroz bol u desnom koljenu, ali trener Steelersa Bill Cowher ga je nagovorio na operaciju ranije ovog mjeseca. Roethlisbergeru je bilo teško gledati utakmice. Kad je Steelers prije nekoliko sedmica pobijedio u Green Bayu, Roethlisberger nije mogao putovati, pa je gledao kod kuće s prijateljima, vičući upute na televiziji.

"Ponašao sam se kao da me moji saigrači mogu čuti", rekao je Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger je ovu sezonu posvetio svom djedu Ken Carlu Roethlisbergeru, koji je umro tokom ljeta u 83. godini. Djed i unuk su bili bliski, a 23-godišnji Roethlisberger rekao je da mu se bilo teško prilagoditi praznini u životu.

"Bilo ga je jako teško izgubiti", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotNikad me nije vidio da lično igram kao Steeler, ali pretpostavljam da sada ima mjesta u prvom redu za sve utakmice. & quot

Dok se Indianapolis pojavio kao favorit za osvajanje A.F.C. -a, Steelersi se nadaju da će pobjedom u ponedjeljak zasaditi sumnju u Colts ' umove. Čak i prije nego što mu je djed umro, Roethlisberger je rekao da je ova godina bila posebna jer bi mogla biti posljednja za Bettis, koja je peta na listi žurbi u karijeri N.F.L. -a.

"Ako ne osvojite Super Bowl, to je razočaranje, pogotovo ako ne uspijete kao što smo mi učinili prošle godine", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotOvo je vjerovatno Jerome 's prošle godine i ne želimo da##završi razočaranjem. & quot

Roethlisberger je prošle godine impresionirao svoje saigrače tako što je glatko ušao u početnu ulogu, postavši ofanzivni vođa poštujući svoje suigrače veterane.

& quotBen je shvatio da još uvijek uči i da nije morao učiniti sve, rekao je Hines Ward. & quotOn je imao sjajnu odbranu, imao je sjajnu ofanzivnu liniju, imao je bekove, imao je prijemnike. Sve što je trebao učiniti je igrati. & Quot

Roethlisberger je igrao toliko dobro da su neki timovi možda požalili što ga nisu izabrali 2004. godine. Roethlisberger je pao u ruke Pittsburgh -a na 11. mjestu nakon što je Eli Manning zauzeo prvo mjesto, a Philip Rivers izabran za 4. On će uvijek u poređenju sa ta dva, ali on ima uzvišenije ciljeve od pokušaja da dokaže da je trebao biti izabran prvi bek.

"Želim da budem najbolji bek uopšte, ne samo među momcima na mom draftu", rekao je Roethlisberger, koji je igrao fakultetsku loptu za relativno mali program u Majamiju u Ohaju.

& quot; Znam da su Manning i Rivers odvedeni ispred mene. Ali moj cilj je biti najbolji. Ne znam da li ću ikada dati najbolju statistiku u ligi, pa ne znam da li ću ikada biti tip tipa M.V.P. Ali ako mogu nastaviti pobjeđivati ​​na nogometnim utakmicama, možda će me ljudi tako suditi. & Quot

Nakon što je to rekao, Roethlisberger je vidio priliku da baci u svlačionicu Steelers '. Zbukao je svoje prljave čarape, podigao ruku i udario u glavu neslućenog širokog prijemnika Antwaana Randle Ela.

Roethlisberger se zahihotao. Protiv Coltsa će svoje bacanje shvatiti malo ozbiljnije. "Drago mi je što sam se vratio", rekao je Roethlisberger. & quotTo 's će biti uzbudljivo. & quot


Roethlisberger ima lošu statistiku: zapis od 18-1

PITTSBURGH, 25. novembra - Dio Bena Roethlisbergera zavidi Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger bi volio baciti loptu 35 puta u igri, na način na koji to Manning često radi kada vodi snažan napad nepobjedivog Indianapolis Coltsa. Ali Pittsburgh Steelersi ne igraju fudbal. Tako Roethlisberger potiskuje svoje instinkte oružara, iako često zamišlja da igra u manje konzervativnom sistemu.

"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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