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SteelerEyeZ
06-01-2010, 04:11 PM
Just was watching ESPN and they had video of Ben at practice today. In the last few years Ben always started the pre-season looking a lil "HEAVY" however he looked thin this time.....anyone else notice this? :popcorn::popcorn:

Ibleedblk&gld
06-01-2010, 04:18 PM
they cured his sex addiction...he's now a coke head

nuclearchihuahuas
06-01-2010, 05:05 PM
Just was watching ESPN and they had video of Ben at practice today. In the last few years Ben always started the pre-season looking a lil "HEAVY" however he looked thin this time.....anyone else notice this? :popcorn::popcorn:

I'm betting the stress of his situation and the current lack of alcohol calories have contributed to his weight loss. Yes, I also noticed the difference. I bet he's down 10- 15 lbs since his "apology" press conference. :imho:

Gettysburgh_Steel
06-01-2010, 05:48 PM
Ben is doing what he needs to do , and that is all you can hope for . If he wants to be in better shape this season , thats fine . He knows what he has to do . Looks like he has begun the process . He alone has the ability to show he is ready to take this thing head on . I still believe in Ben , but believe you me this is just the beginning . So far so good .:yellowthumb:

nuclearchihuahuas
06-01-2010, 05:53 PM
Ben is doing what he needs to do , and that is all you can hope for . If he wants to be in better shape this season , thats fine . He knows what he has to do . Looks like he has begun the process . He alone has the ability to show he is ready to take this thing head on . I still believe in Ben , but believe you me this is just the beginning . So far so good .:yellowthumb:

:plus1:

LatrobePA
06-01-2010, 05:59 PM
All those hip thrusts will burn the calories!!

Zachintosh66
06-01-2010, 08:48 PM
ESPN said he was in surprisingly good shape, but a little rusty with his throws (to be a lil expected day 1, i guess)

K Train
06-01-2010, 08:59 PM
i honestly wouldnt be surprised if he came in and crushed the competition when hes alowed to play again

LatrobePA
06-01-2010, 09:23 PM
i honestly wouldnt be surprised if he came in and crushed the competition when hes alowed to play again

I agree 100% I said it in another thread, he'll have a hard on for all the **** talkers (ME)!!!

Steel Trap86
06-01-2010, 10:09 PM
it was said on NFLN he was a little rusty at practice today...just some miscommunications and not hitting in stride. nothing to get to concerned about.

igor0190
06-01-2010, 11:00 PM
it was said on NFLN he was a little rusty at practice today...just some miscommunications and not hitting in stride. nothing to get to concerned about.

Lol, I would sure hope he looked rusty.

Real Deal Steel
06-02-2010, 12:33 AM
All is well and Ben will be fine.

JensK
06-02-2010, 04:44 AM
it was said on NFLN he was a little rusty at practice today...just some miscommunications and not hitting in stride. nothing to get to concerned about.

Ben is always terrible pretty much half way into Latrobe, so nothing to worry about.

steelersgal86
06-02-2010, 07:22 AM
i honestly wouldnt be surprised if he came in and crushed the competition when hes alowed to play again

I would love to see that

K Train
06-02-2010, 09:37 AM
everyones just sleeping on them so much this year saying it would be a miracle for them to win 6-8 games....i could see 6 wins by week 8. ben is gonna be playing pissed off and realistically hes in the prime of his career.

pouncey looks like he MAY start at center which would be amazing, expect mendenhall to be over 1300 yards if that happens. people can sleep on the steelers and it doesnt bother me, they can sleep on them all the way to another superbowl for all i care, i expect this team to be a contender

75Steeler
06-02-2010, 10:27 AM
:crossfingers: I hope all of you are right and Ben comes back with a renewed respect for himself, his position, his team and the NFL. I hope he and the Steelers have a great year we can all be proud of. Maybe they (the media) will move on to someone else and Ben can do his job and be the QB we know he has the ability to be. Go Steelers and Go Ben! :cope:

BlitzburghRockCity
06-02-2010, 10:52 AM
everyones just sleeping on them so much this year saying it would be a miracle for them to win 6-8 games....i could see 6 wins by week 8. ben is gonna be playing pissed off and realistically hes in the prime of his career.

pouncey looks like he MAY start at center which would be amazing, expect mendenhall to be over 1300 yards if that happens. people can sleep on the steelers and it doesnt bother me, they can sleep on them all the way to another superbowl for all i care, i expect this team to be a contender


i would prefer they sleep on the Steelers, I always hate it when the media hypes us up because we always fall flat on our faces when that happens.

I too fully expect Ben to work through this offseason, training camp, and pre season and be ready to go when he's allowed to come back. When the Steelers play with a chip on their shoulder and harness that "us against the world" mentality, they are tough to beat on any given week. You an bet they'll be rallying together this year and Ben will be out to show everyone he's still the man and this is his team.

Scorp
06-02-2010, 12:39 PM
Good for you Ben. We will need a healthier, faster and quicker Ben on the field.

ejsteeler
06-02-2010, 12:50 PM
My only worry this year is injuries....we will be fine and on fire if healthy. :cope:

chisteeler
06-02-2010, 01:29 PM
The media can never just let a story die. In that, what I mean is that I too hope everyone just sleeps on the Steelers. Have them go about their business flying under the radar and winning football games. BUT NOOOO! The media will then start to jump on the bandwagon about this "rejuvenated team out of Pittsburgh" and it will be as if they never left us alone. Screw em', Non Believers anyhow!

Blazedby92
06-02-2010, 02:07 PM
:crossfingers: I hope all of you are right and Ben comes back with a renewed respect for himself, his position, his team and the NFL. I hope he and the Steelers have a great year we can all be proud of. Maybe they (the media) will move on to someone else and Ben can do his job and be the QB we know he has the ability to be. Go Steelers and Go Ben! :cope:

Are you already jumping back on the Ben wagon because a couple of weeks ago you were throwing him under the bus saying your kids will never wear one of his jerseys again and you won't root for Ben even if he wins games but just root for the team.
Just sayin'


The media can never just let a story die. In that, what I mean is that I too hope everyone just sleeps on the Steelers. Have them go about their business flying under the radar and winning football games. BUT NOOOO! The media will then start to jump on the bandwagon about this "rejuvenated team out of Pittsburgh" and it will be as if they never left us alone. Screw em', Non Believers anyhow!

In my opinion the media never talks about us unless it is BAD and the ONLY time I hear media jump on the wagon IF they do is when we are already deep in the playoffs. Even former Steeler players dog us or don't gives us much credit(Bettis, Cowher...etc).
So I think we are underdogs every year.

steelersbabex25
06-02-2010, 04:14 PM
PITTSBURGH A slimmed-down Ben Roethlisberger whistled practice passes to his receivers for the first time in five weeks, and a teammate didn't need to watch video tape to know what he'd just seen.

"He's been working hard at home," defensive end Brett Keisel said. "He wants to be great this year. So, hopefully, he will."

Even if considerable repair work needs to be done, on the field and off it.

The two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback didn't talk to reporters after practicing Tuesday for the first time since drawing a six-game suspension April 21 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

The penalty resulted from a Georgia college student's allegation that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in a nightclub, and though he does not face criminal charges in the case, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the quarterback's drinking and carousing failed to meet the league's expectations for player behavior.

Roethlisberger took part in voluntary practices April 19 and 20, but was barred from working out again until he underwent a league-ordered behavioral evaluation and was cleared by Goodell to resume team activities. The commissioner still hasn't decided if Roethlisberger's suspension will be reduced to four games.

The consensus among Roethlisberger's teammates: Good to have him back, now let's move on even if they realize that can't possibly happen for months.

"We're all trying to get over this. I think we're all already over this, we want to get ready for the season," said lineman Willie Colon, the only Steelers teammate known to have been with Roethlisberger the night of the incident in Georgia back in early March. "We've got a lot of people we got to knock down. Our focus is being world champs again, and that's where we're all headed to."

Roethlisberger, wearing a white No. 7 jersey atop a yellow practice shirt, took all the snaps with the starters during the 90-minute practice, partly because Byron Leftwich had a previously scheduled commitment and missed the voluntary practice. Coach Mike Tomlin also departed early for the same reason and didn't answer questions.

The only noticeable difference in Roethlisberger since those earlier practices is the weight he's dropped, several players said.

"He's been on the treadmill a little bit," Colon said. "He's trying to get a beach body on."

Nothing's changed with Roethlisberger's throwing arm. He found Mike Wallace and Arnaz Battle on deep passes and, near the end of the 90-minute workout, hit Battle between two defenders along the sideline. That's the kind of pass the Steelers haven't seen their other quarterbacks complete this spring.

Leftwich is expected to divide training camp snaps with Roethlisberger as the Steelers prepare one quarterback to start the season and a suspended quarterback to take over sometime in October. No NFL team has gone through such a scenario before starting a season, and wide receiver Antwaan Randle El cautioned it won't be easy. Quarterbacks Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch will also go to camp.

"It's very delicate and I don't know how they're going to do it," Randle El said. "It's a tricky situation. But you've got to come up with a plan and work it."

Roethlisberger can take part in training camp and play in exhibition games, but will be barred from all team activities once his suspension begins at the start of the season.

He has spoken only once since being accused of assault in Milledgeville, Ga. when he read a brief statement on April 12. A team spokesman offered no explanation for Roethlisberger's decision not to talk on Tuesday.

Still, Roethlisberger seemed to smile more than usual while practicing, and Dixon said it was evident this wasn't a routine day.

"He was excited, and that's what you wanted," Dixon said. "He loves what he does, and getting back on the field, it was great to see his familiar face."

Randle El is convinced Roethlisberger has undergone considerable soul-searching the last three months and is determined to become a better person.

"Any time you go through something, it makes you step back and take a look and evaluate, who you're hanging around with and who you're involved with, it makes you do a little bit of an evaluation of your life," Randle El said.

However, the accusation plus a separate lawsuit accusing Roethlisberger of sexual assault in Nevada has visibly angered and disappointed the Steelers' huge fan base, with many saying they'll never feel the same way about the franchise again until Roethlisberger is gone. His merchandise sales have plummeted, and some business owners say they can't give away his jerseys.

Regardless, his teammates are offering Roethlisberger any support he wants, Randle El said. They hope that the public eventually comes around, too.

"We've all been through different things, we've all made different mistakes," Randle El said. "When you make those mistakes, as a player, as a friend, as anybody, you've got to have forgiveness in your heart. To be able to forget and move on, that's the kind of thing you have to do and expect. Not just from players but from friends and family, and even everybody that was involved. Everybody makes mistakes, but you can't hold onto it for life."


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hc4vlG-VGoOfrou5pCTVOrw8_LGQD9G2OREO0

Randle El said it all..there's nothing else I can say.

scudmissile29
06-02-2010, 04:17 PM
anybody got a picture

SteelerEyeZ
06-02-2010, 05:37 PM
i know theres video on espn but not sure about pic

LatrobePA
06-02-2010, 05:37 PM
Ben will make the Pro Bowl even with missing 4 games....Bank on it!!!