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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Oh plueeze.

    Ruthless debates me when he disagrees

    Oh Wow comes at me PLENTY, look at most of my comments.
    LITERALLY HALF of the debates with me are him.
    Dude sometimes argues with me......without actually "disagreeing" with what I said.

    I just go at it with em, I aint putting them on ignore so I CANT SEE their retorts and then talk about em incessantly.

    I like you man but I Gotta agree with Hawaiian......
    80s "old school" style



    They have in the past; your right about that. But they’ve got me to stalk now so your off the hook now.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Oh plueeze.

    Ruthless debates me when he disagrees

    Oh Wow comes at me PLENTY, look at most of my comments.
    LITERALLY HALF of the debates with me are him.
    Dude sometimes argues with me......without actually "disagreeing" with what I said.

    I just go at it with em, I aint putting them on ignore so I CANT SEE their retorts and then talk about em incessantly.

    I like you man but I Gotta agree with Hawaiian......
    80s "old school" style



    Dude post constantly and then claims people are stalking him...

    He’s the new guy in town who keeps going to the local sports bar to tell the regulars they only go there when he shows up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Am I the only one who is NOT excited that we hear that EVERY DAY that yet another receiver looks like the next Jerry Rice.......against OUR secondary.
    This is what I hate about camp / pre-season.

    Every positive report might also be a negative report.

    Last year, Alex K noted that the D had more picks than any other year he's been tracking them.

    Turns out, that's probably because our QB2 and QB3 last year were really good at throwing to guys on D...who weren't actually all that good at catching INTs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern_Blitz View Post
    This is what I hate about camp / pre-season.

    Every positive report might also be a negative report.

    Last year, Alex K noted that the D had more picks than any other year he's been tracking them.

    Turns out, that's probably because our QB2 and QB3 last year were really good at throwing to guys on D...who weren't actually all that good at catching INTs.
    Ben also threw a healthy amount during the season.

    Any good news is also bad news depending on how you want to spin it.

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    Ben Roethlisberger: 'I feel like I love football again'

    GERRY DULAC
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    AUG 1, 2019

    It seemed like a curious comment coming from a quarterback entering his 16th NFL season who has won two Super Bowls and owns every significant team passing record.

    “I feel like I love football again,” Ben Roethlisberger said.

    It was the “again” part that merited an explanation.


    “I don’t know if I can put my finger on a particular reason, but it just feels that way,” Roethlisberger said Thursday at Steelers training camp in Latrobe.

    “I always love doing it, but I think loving it but having fun doing it, I think a lot of things can contribute to it. You get a rejuvenated feel at this point in your career. You can either just go through the motions or you get it going. I feel like I got it going.”

    A lot of people are noticing, including his teammates.

    Several Steelers players have remarked over the past couple days how relaxed and much fun Roethlisberger appears to be having at Saint Vincent College. It would be easy to suggest the departure of Antonio Brown and some of the consternation that went with his presence is a big reason for Roethlisberger’s attitude.

    Or perhaps it’s the calm I’ll-show-you determination that comes from having a lot of unfounded national criticism directed at him about his leadership and his apparent bad relationship with his former All-Pro receiver in the offseason.

    But none of that was ever mentioned by Roethlisberger. If anything, the drudgery of another training camp — his 16th, five years more than his next closest teammate (Ramon Foster) — could have the opposite effect. Or, as Pro Bowl guard David DeCastro wryly noted, “Camp is camp.”

    Still, there seems to be an extra bounce in the quarterback’s step this year.

    “It’s not easy, but it’s not forced, its natural,” Roethlisberger said when asked bout his demeanor at training camp. “I think, in part, it’s my faith, my family, the guys out here, the new contract for three years. There’s a lot of peace in my life right now and I’m enjoying it.”

    And his teammates are taking note. Tight end Vance McDonald, who is in his second full camp with the Steelers and has a locker next to Roethlisberger at the team’s South Side practice facility, said, “Just his whole approach and demeanor is completely different this year. I think he’s on fire.”

    Pro Bowl left tackle Alejandro Villanueva, who protects Roethlisberger’s blind side, said Roethlisberger’s attitude is “contagious” and remarkable to see after so many training camps.

    “Ben has always been an amazing player to play for because he transmits a lot of that competitive edge to the players,” Villanueva said. “You don’t know if you should be competitive all the time [in practice] and when you play with Ben, you realize you have to be competitive all the time.

    “For him to come out to practice every day ... come out in all the periods, give the best he can, is something that’s contagious to us younger guys that are following his lead.”

    Example: In the afternoon practice on Wednesday, Roethlisberger ran a quarterback sneak from his own 1-yard line and, because the defensive players are not allowed to touch him, he continued to run 99 yards for a playful touchdown. Along the way, he exchanged laterals with JuJu Smith-Schuster before spiking the ball in the end zone.

    “You just try to get through it,” DeCastro said. “The older you get the more fun you have with it to get through it.”

    But none of that should be mistaken for any lack of competitive desire on Roethlisberger’s part.

    “I don’t know that it will ever leave me,” said Roethlisberger, who led the NFL in attempts (675), completions (452), passing yards (5,129) and interceptions (16) in 2018. “That’s just something that drives me. I can go out there and act like, ‘OK, guys, let’s just try to learn some things.’ But once I get going, then the juices get flowing and you want to win.”

    Those juices include feeling rejuvenated.

    “I told my wife when I was home the other day, she was asking how it was going,” he said. “I said I feel like I love football again. She got a big smile on her face and said it made her happy to hear that.”

    Probably a lot of others, too.

    https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/...s/201908010135

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    That was a shot to all the drama that's been around here for the last couple of years. I get it.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    That was a shot to all the drama that's been around here for the last couple of years. I get it.
    I think first Haley and then AB took the fun out of playing for Ben.

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    Well I hope loving the game translates to more wins.

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    I wonder how much of the fun has to do with being pretty much done with the business side of football? He got what would almost surely be his last contract in the off-season. It might be nice just being confident in what you have but not having to prove it to anyone else to make a buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    I wonder how much of the fun has to do with being pretty much done with the business side of football? He got what would almost surely be his last contract in the off-season. It might be nice just being confident in what you have but not having to prove it to anyone else to make a buck.
    I think this has everything to do with it, his legacy is cemented and the organization has locked him up until his retirement with a nice chunk of change.

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