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hawaiiansteel
01-04-2011, 02:40 AM
Get Ben Roethlisberger's Mental Toughness

Six strategies to improve your own mental fitness

by Patrick Cohn, Ph.D | Photo by Ian Spanier

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For the Pittsburgh Steelers' leader Ben Roethlisberger, toughness isn't about bulldozing over defenders. "[It's about] playing the worst game of your life but not backing down," says Roethlisberger. Improve your own mental fitness in the gym, on the field, or in the boardroom with these six strategies from Orlando-based sports psychology expert Patrick Cohn, Ph.D.

STAY CALM
Momentum shifts, such as interceptions, can be game-changers. When yours come, whether on the job or in your relationship, stay positive. Patience shows confidence: If the ball isn't bouncing your way, you know it will eventually.

RECOGNIZE, REGROUP, REFOCUS
Mistakes are inevitable, so don't dwell on them. Once you're able to accept this, you'll be able to refocus on your next move.

VARY YOUR WORKOUTS
Don't let boredom set in. Maintain the same focus and intensity in your training that you'd have in competition. That'll be easier if you're switching things up.

PUSH YOUR MIND
If you're trying to muster the energy to overcome a setback or finish a major project, try to block out any pain or fatigue. Don't allow mental exhaustion to throw off your mission.

PLAY TO WIN, NOT TO LOSE
Teams ahead on the scoreboard tend to get complacent. If things are going your way, continue to be aggressive and to stick to your game plan. Think about extending—not protecting—your lead.

BE RESILIENT
Success is not about being perfect right away. If you under perform in relation to your expectations, your confidence will be hit. Instead, focus on past accomplishments, which can't be erased. That forms the base of building back confidence.

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Djfan
01-04-2011, 02:46 AM
Play through a broken nose.

Ignore your deformed and painful foot.

Audible away dumb play calling from the sideline.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-04-2011, 08:50 AM
PLAY TO WIN, NOT TO LOSE
Teams ahead on the scoreboard tend to get complacent. If things are going your way, continue to be aggressive and to stick to your game plan. Think about extending—not protecting—your lead.

:Agree

Which means once you get up by a TD it is OK to continue to throw the ball and be aggressive. Also means it is ok to blitz the crap out of the other QB instead of dropping into weak zone prevent D. Steelers coaches might want to play like that statement.

SidSmythe
01-04-2011, 08:55 AM
Play through a broken nose.

Ignore your deformed and painful foot.

Audible away dumb play calling from the sideline.

:tt2 :lol:

Eich
01-04-2011, 09:16 AM
PLAY TO WIN, NOT TO LOSE
Teams ahead on the scoreboard tend to get complacent. If things are going your way, continue to be aggressive and to stick to your game plan. Think about extending—not protecting—your lead.

This is what finally got us ring number 5 in 2005. Those 3 playoff games as a 6 seed were a thing of beauty.

If we play all-out, to win, I like our chances against ANY team in the playoffs this year. I don't want us sitting in coverage on defense, waiting for the other team to make mistakes. FORCE them to make mistakes with unrelenting pressure.

feltdizz
01-04-2011, 09:28 AM
PLAY TO WIN, NOT TO LOSE
Teams ahead on the scoreboard tend to get complacent. If things are going your way, continue to be aggressive and to stick to your game plan. Think about extending—not protecting—your lead.

This is what finally got us ring number 5 in 2005. Those 3 playoff games as a 6 seed were a thing of beauty.

If we play all-out, to win, I like our chances against ANY team in the playoffs this year. I don't want us sitting in coverage on defense, waiting for the other team to make mistakes. FORCE them to make mistakes with unrelenting pressure.

2005 was the first year it looked like our players didn't have any doubt they would win the SB.

This was the one fault I had with Cowher... our teams played tight in every other AFCCG until 2005.

BradshawsHairdresser
01-04-2011, 11:42 AM
Audible away dumb play calling from the sideline.

Having to overcome BA's incompetence...when it comes to mental toughness, that puts Ben in a class by himself.

RuthlessBurgher
01-04-2011, 01:18 PM
Put your bare head through a windshield at 40 mph.

If you can survive that, you are officially mentally tough.

Ben can get up in Seymour's face after being sucker punched, or stand up to Ngata after taking a paw to the schnoz, and legitimately say with a straight face, "That all you got, punk? You seriously think your b!tch-@$$ hand can hurt me after I headbutted a #&@%ing Chrysler?"

:tt2 :tt1

SanAntonioSteelerFan
01-04-2011, 01:29 PM
Put your bare head through a windshield at 40 mph.

If you can survive that, you are officially mentally tough.

Ben can get up in Seymour's face after being sucker punched, or stand up to Ngata after taking a paw to the schnoz, and legitimately say with a straight face, "That all you got, punk? You seriously think your b!tch-@$$ hand can hurt me after I headbutted a #&@%ing Chrysler?"

:tt2 :tt1

Dear Moderator:

May I ask please that you file this in "Nominations for POST OF THE YEAR"?

In the immortal words of that dude from Deer Hunter, Ruth: F*n A! - Ben is THE MAN!!

:tt2 :tt1 :Cheers :Bow :Bow :Cheers :tt2 :tt1

siss
01-04-2011, 01:59 PM
Put your bare head through a windshield at 40 mph.

If you can survive that, you are officially mentally tough.

Ben can get up in Seymour's face after being sucker punched, or stand up to Ngata after taking a paw to the schnoz, and legitimately say with a straight face, "That all you got, punk? You seriously think your b!tch-@$$ hand can hurt me after I headbutted a #&@%ing Chrysler?"

:tt2 :tt1
ABEN!
:Boobs

NW Steeler
01-04-2011, 02:04 PM
Put your bare head through a windshield at 40 mph.

If you can survive that, you are officially mentally tough.

Ben can get up in Seymour's face after being sucker punched, or stand up to Ngata after taking a paw to the schnoz, and legitimately say with a straight face, "That all you got, punk? You seriously think your b!tch-@$$ hand can hurt me after I headbutted a #&@%ing Chrysler?"

:tt2 :tt1

AWESOME!!!!

:Bow

hawaiiansteel
01-05-2011, 07:59 PM
Ben AFC Offensive Player of the Week

By Teresa Varley - Steelers.com


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Cleveland Browns in a 41-9 win that secured the AFC North title for the Steelers.

Roethlisberger completed 15 of 22 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns for a 141.3 quarterback rating.
The offense wasted no time in getting on the board when Roethlisberger hit Mike Wallace for a 56-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game.

“It helps when you score on the first offensive play,” said Roethlisberger after the game. “Mike is so fast that I can just throw it out there and he can do the rest for me. We like to get on top and put a dagger in them early.”

Roethlisberger also connected with Heath Miller for a four-yard touchdown and had four carries for 24 yards.

Roethlisberger finished the regular season completing 240 passes for 3,200 yards, 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions. It’s the fifth consecutive year he has thrown for over 3,000 yards.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/ ... 8898010bb5 (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Ben-AFC-Offensive-Player-of-the-Week/525f226e-8574-44c2-a757-988898010bb5)