Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Roethlisberger passes on Pro Bowl

With Tom Brady backing out of the Pro Bowl due to injury, that left Ben Roethlisberger next in line to go.

He, too, turned it down thanks to a sore shoulder that developed late in the season.

That means Matt Schaub will be heading to Miami.

Roethlisberger appeared to have problems with his throwing shoulder during the Steelers’ season-ending game at Miami on Jan. 3. Coach Mike Tomlin later said he doesn’t think Roethlisberger will require any medical procedures to correct the problem.

22 comments:

adamg said...

I thought BR's throws were losing steam toward the end of the season so I am not surprised to read this.

That's just another reason the develop a better running game next year and beyond.

Anonymous said...

Drama queen.

Dale Lolley said...

Hey, it could be an excuse. A lot of guys are backing out of this one. The free trip to Miami to be bombarded with questions from media that will actually be there as opposed to Hawaii, which is beautiful and draws no media.

But yes, he was struggling with some throws late in the season - before the Miami game.

Anonymous said...

Sore shoulder, headaches, broken toes, broken ribs, tingling hands, 104 degree fever...

Patrick said...

going off of what another poster said, when you need to throw for 504 yards in order to ensure a last second win, I'm not suprised your shoulder bothers you a little by the end of the season.

The sad part is, if they were playing Sunday, they would probably still throw 40 times, shoulder issues or not.

But lets face it - Ben is a bit of a drama queen. He plays up his injuries, however big or small. Doesn't make him any less of a player.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Dale. Why would he want to go to Miami to face the media throng and drama that is sure to follow him. It sounds like the sore shoulder was a convenient excuse.

That said, I think the drama queen label is not entirely unfair. Ben has demonstrated that he's a tough guy when it comes to playing but he can sometimes overdo it with his self aggrandizing injury reports.

Anonymous said...

So when does Ward call Ben out for missing the Pro Bowl?

adamg said...

IIRC, BR did suffer an AC joint sprain earlier this season. I'd guess his arm has been bothering him all year. It just makes one wonder why the QB coach and OC didn't try and cut down the number of passes. IMHO, that they didn't shows how much both enabled BR to do whatever he wanted.

marc said...

just another reason why our OC is a complete jack*ss.

Anonymous said...

Patrick is a bigger drama queen than Ben

Anonymous said...

Drama queen.

Collin Williams said...

Patrick how is Big Ben a drama queen. He played the rest of the Miami game with that hurt arm. He's played with broken ribs and he's played with a concussion. Anonymouse is right you are a drama queen. IDIOT

Anonymous said...

Hey Patrick, Collin's absolutely right. Remember how Ben played through that whole super bowl with a broken pinkie toe. I mean, seriously, could you have done that....

That's why I thought!

Anonymous said...

I hate the spell checking on my iPhone...

I meant to write: "That's WHAT I thought!"

Patrick said...

you guys have to be kidding me. Does anyone remember the toe fiasco after his rookie season?

Every time he gets a little nick on him, he is on the sideline wincing. And then mentions it after the game.

And your comment about the concussion is retarded. Playing with a concussion is not tough, thats stupid.

You are the biggest homers I've ever encountered.

Patrick said...

It's true. I am a douchebag.

Patrick

Collin Williams said...
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Collin Williams said...

Hey Patrick if your saying Big Ben isn't tough I bet your also saying that Jay Cutler is tough

Patrick said...

haha, Collin I know you think you are genius and all, but dude, being a drama queen can also give a false impression of being "tough".

Sure he plays through injuries, but everytime he does, he sure does make us aware of it doesn't he? No matter how big or small.

Collin Williams said...

Make us aware of what Patrick?

Patrick said...

you're kidding right? or are you stupid?

Patrick said...

I am still a douchebag.