Daily Archives: November 15, 2011
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Andrew Fillipponi is once again joined live at Nakama by Steelers safety Ryan Clark.
Ryan’s favorite part of the bye week is that he cannot be fined for his dynamic hits. Ryan is traveling to Louisiana to be a dad. It’s tough to completely get away from football during the bye.
Ryan relates a conversation that he had with an official to the effect that they will throw a flag on a play if it is close to being illegal.
Ryan hopes that his LSU Tigers get a shot at another championship.
William Gay stepped up against the Bengals and proved his reliability.
Ryan finds Keisel’s beard more impressive than Troy’s hair. Women do not know what they want. You cannot judge a book by its cover. Andy Dalton still has a lot to learn.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette spends a moment with Vinnie & Cook and he gives us the latest on Ben Roethlisberger’s broken thumb, and whether it may affect him heading into the Kansas City game.
He dives into Hines Ward’s future, and tells us where the Steelers really stack up in the AFC.
Ed also gives us a complete analysis of where this team sits at the bye week, and what subplots to watch as the rest of the season unfolds.
Catch Ed Bouchette Tuesdays at 1:00pm with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan!
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers are on a bye this week. As it turns out, the timing could not be any better.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced that he has a broken thumb, but does not expect to miss any time.
“We’ll put a splint on it and get prepared for the game against Kansas City just like we would if we were playing this week,” Roethlisberger said.
The broken thumb is on his throwing hand, which he also broke during the 2005 season.
Listen to the full interview here:
“Luckily, we have the bye week. I don’t have to throw right now. I don’t have to throw for seven days or [whenever we have to practice again.] So, that will be a good time for it to rest. The big thing is just getting used to throwing with a splint on it again and a glove on, which I’ve done before,” Roethlisberger said.
Roethlisberger suffered the injury during the Steelers’ 24-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
He said it did hurt to throw, but the biggest problem was squeezing the ball.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) – Ben Roethlisberger was on hand at the #1 Cochran “Save Big, Meet Ben” event Monday night and talked to The Fan Morning Show’s Paul Alexander.
Ben discussed everything Steelers including the recent win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, and how good it feels to head into the bye week finally, after 10 long weeks of football.
Paul asked Ben if it feels better than usual heading into a bye week this late in the season, and on a winning note: