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fordfixer
08-21-2010, 10:53 PM
Ben Roethlisberger starts for Steelers vs. Giants

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP)—Ben Roethlisberger(notes) was solid in his first preseason action with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Playing for the first time since being suspended six games by the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy, Roethlisberger completed six of eight passes for 76 yards and led the Steelers on a long drive in making the start against the New York Giants.

Roethlisberger also threw an interception on the second of his three series before giving way to Byron Leftwich(notes) with 7:09 left in the second quarter.

Roethlisberger’s best series was his last, when he led the Steelers on a 13-play, 58-yard drive that lasted 7 minutes, 5 seconds and ended in a 26-yard field goal by Jeff Reed(notes). Roethlisberger hit consecutive passes of 13 yards to Heath Miller(notes) and 17 yards to Antwaan Randle-El to get Pittsburgh a first and goal.

Big Ben completed an 8-yard pass to Miller on the Steelers’ second play and he hit Miller for 12 yards on the next play. The opening drive bogged down after that.

A two-time Super Bowl champion, Roethlisberger tried to throw deep to Mike Wallace(notes) on the Steelers’ second drive and was intercepted by cornerback Corey Webster(notes).

The quarterback was suspended without pay on April 21 by commissioner Roger Goodell after a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexual assault in Milledgeville, Ga. No charges were filed.

Roethlisberger underwent a behavioral evaluation as part of the suspension, which could be reduced to four games by Goodell, who will review the case again before the regular season.

If he serves all six games, Roethlisberger will be out through the Oct. 24 game against Miami and can return the next day. His first game would be at Super Bowl champion New Orleans in prime time on Oct. 31.

If the suspension is reduced to four games, he would return for a home matchup with the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 17.

Roethlisberger is the first player suspended by Goodell under the conduct policy who hasn’t been arrested or charged with a crime. When he handed down the penalty, Goodell cited a “pattern of behavior” that gave him the right to impose discipline even though no law was broken.

Roethlisberger also is being sued by a woman who accused him of raping her at a Lake Tahoe hotel-casino in 2008. He denied the allegation and wasn’t charged.

Sitting out all six games would cost the two-time Super Bowl winner an estimated $2.8 million of his $102 million total contract.

hawaiiansteel
08-21-2010, 10:57 PM
Steelers turn back Giants

Saturday, August 21, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Peter Diana / Post-Gazette

Steelers Troy Polamalu stops Giants D.J. Ware for a short gain in tonight's game.



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Ben Roethlisberger took his latest step Saturday night, 15 miles across the Hudson River from where NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put his own foot down four months ago.

This first live, televised public appearance by Roethlisberger this season played uneventfully. In fact, Roethlisberger was the only one of three Steelers quarterbacks who failed to lead his offense into the end zone.

Playing in his first NFL game since Goodell, from league headquarters in Manhattan, suspended him for at least the first four games of the season, Roethlisberger took 20 snaps, completed 6 of 8 passes, threw one interception and produced three points over nearly 1 1/2 quarters of work at New Meadowlands Stadium, playing host to just its second game.

The Steelers ultimately won, 24-17 .

Jeff Reed kicked a 26-yard field goal for the only score in Roethlisberger's three series.

It was Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon who stole the show for the Steelers at quarterback. Leftwich rifled a 68-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace to give them a 10-7 halftime lead. Dixon came on as the third Steelers quarterback of the game and directed his first two series into the end zone to start the second half.

Isaac Redman ran 12 yards for the first touchdown behind Dixon to end a 78-yard drive. Dwayne Wright bulled over from the 2 to end an 82-yard drive under Dixon.

Roethlisberger threw for 76 yards and left with a 3-0 lead and a sub-par passer rating of 64.6.

Leftwich completed 3 of 6 for 95 yards and a 135.4 passer rating.

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Crash
08-21-2010, 11:17 PM
This first live, televised public appearance by Roethlisberger this season played uneventfully. In fact, Roethlisberger was the only one of three Steelers quarterbacks who failed to lead his offense into the end zone.

Oh for Christ sake.

hawaiiansteel
08-22-2010, 12:25 AM
This first live, televised public appearance by Roethlisberger this season played uneventfully. In fact, Roethlisberger was the only one of three Steelers quarterbacks who failed to lead his offense into the end zone.

Oh for Christ sake.



that's because Ben held onto the ball too long... :D

Crash
08-22-2010, 12:37 AM
It gets better....

Trib....

Playing in his first preseason game, Roethlisberger completed 6 of 8 passes for 76 yards and an interception. But in three series and 20 snaps, Roethlisberger could not get the Steelers into the end zone.

Yeah Scott, ya think maybe it could have something to do with ARE losing 13 yards on one drive on 2nd and 8, and then Mendenhall losing 7 yards on first and 10 the play before Ben's pick on the other?

Of course not, it was all Ben.

Now if Ben would have shredded them we would have heard how "It's just pre-season".

feltdizz
08-22-2010, 02:01 PM
Anyone who does a good job on our team is given the "it's just pre-season" shrug.

grotonsteel
08-22-2010, 02:07 PM
I don't care what the starters do in a preseason..I am only looking for backups to perform well.

ikestops85
08-23-2010, 01:22 PM
This first live, televised public appearance by Roethlisberger this season played uneventfully. In fact, Roethlisberger was the only one of three Steelers quarterbacks who failed to lead his offense into the end zone.

Oh for Christ sake.



that's because Ben held onto the ball too long... :D

and because he always underthrows Mike Wallace :moon

RuthlessBurgher
08-24-2010, 01:39 PM
This first live, televised public appearance by Roethlisberger this season played uneventfully. In fact, Roethlisberger was the only one of three Steelers quarterbacks who failed to lead his offense into the end zone.

Oh for Christ sake.



that's because Ben held onto the ball too long... :D

and because he always underthrows Mike Wallace :moon

My sources tell me that evil divorced Hines Ward tells Mike Wallace to run faster when Ben is in there to make Ben look bad with underthrows. Mwoo ha ha!!! :P

Steelers>NFL
08-24-2010, 01:45 PM
This first live, televised public appearance by Roethlisberger this season played uneventfully. In fact, Roethlisberger was the only one of three Steelers quarterbacks who failed to lead his offense into the end zone.

Oh for Christ sake.



that's because Ben held onto the ball too long... :D

Well Ben is the only QB on the Steelers to get sacked in the giants game.
Even slow footed Lefty did not get sacked. :stirpot