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    Angry Roethlisberger: Niners were overly aggressive with injured ankle

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    Roethlisberger: Niners were overly aggressive with injured ankle

    • NFL.com
    • Published: May 9, 2012 at 05:41 p.m.
    • Updated: May 10, 2012 at 12:11 a.m.
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    Ben Roethlisberger said he suspected the San Francisco 49ers targeted his sprained left ankle in a regular-season game last year, but the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback did not think the team participated in any foul play.

    Asked about the last time he felt an opposing team was trying to cause or exacerbate a specific injury, Roethlisberger brought up last season's 20-3 loss to the 49ers in Week 16. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions and fumbled twice in the game while playing with a high ankle sprain.

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    "Um, wow, that's tough," Roethlisberger said on "The Dan Patrick Show," via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

    "I don't really complain about that stuff, either. But I think when we played San Fran, I felt like there were some things going on, some extra ... Now, obviously, I did have the ankle and I was playing, so there was kind of a bulls-eye on there anyway. But for the most part, guys play tough and you go into a game expecting it. I expect to be tougher than them."

    Roethlisberger didn't believe he had ever been the target of a "bounty" program analogous to the system the New Orleans Saints ran, in which defenders were rewarded by coaches for injuring opposing players.

    "Sometimes you get guys -- things happen under piles and, you know, the little extra twisting of the ankles and poking, things like that," Roethlisberger said. "But this whole bounty thing -- I don't know if I'd sit there and say, 'Wow, that guy really tried to end my career.' Honestly, I don't know."





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    I don't think he said anything that radical. Pretty much said what it is.
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    I think so too for the most part, but the media will run and run with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    I don't think he said anything that radical. Pretty much said what it is.
    I agree but when the media twists it around it's going to seem like he is whining. I wish Ben would learn to stay away from these hot button issues. I know he's just being honest and trying to answer what is asked of him but sometimes you need to avoid certain questions.
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    Nothing there.

    And I still can't believe Ben is walking after the contortion act he did with his ankle.
    Seriously, that foot was not pointing the correct direction. It couldn't have been attached properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    I don't think he said anything that radical. Pretty much said what it is.
    I agree with you. That really isn't whining. But, this is....

    Roethlisberger..." “Steelers fans and coach Tomlin and the Rooneys apparently thought B.A. was throwing the ball too much. But yesterday in coach Haley’s office, we were talking about using the no-huddle and throwing the ball and how much we have to use our weapons.”

    This is from an article pasted onto the homepage of this site (about the third one down).

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    It's real easy to target an ankle when you wear a different color shoe. WTF was that about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    It's real easy to target an ankle when you wear a different color shoe. WTF was that about?
    At least he didn't go Rich Karlis on us.



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    Ben wants to be a hall of famer and to do that you not only need good numbers, but good answers to the media's questions.

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    Ben's always been hit "extra" or "late", usually with no flag. The game at Buffalo in 2010 was a joke, and the NFL just lets it happen.

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