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Troyisabeast_43
01-24-2011, 12:40 AM
It definitely showed a lot of balls and guts to play to win and not to lose like Tomlin did there in that instance. Even the bootleg play to Heath Miller before the Brown first down showed a lot of guts as well. Both of those catches and plays are all Ben Roethlisberger once again finding a way to escape containment like he always does and make a big play on the run. Ben has a knack for making the big clutch plays at the end of the game when everything is on the line and he definitely did it once again there. The guy continues to add to his amazing legend as the Pittsburgh Steelers QB...The Jets absolutely had no answer for the Steelers run game and for Roethlisberger escaping pressure and making plays on the run...The Jets failed to do so in the first half of this game and it costs them big time in the end...

BlitzburghRockCity
01-24-2011, 12:48 AM
I was thinking that same thing during that drive too 43. That whole game was vintage Ben. The scrambles for 1st downs, the TD run, the will to win and play to finish off the Jets instead of just running it. You have to love this guy when the game is on the line, we are never out of it. No other QB could pull that off on our team, he's got what it takes and we're going to need it in 2 weeks.

BR7
01-24-2011, 12:52 AM
Agreed. I threw up in my mouth when Sims said Tomlin should run, run, run punt and pin them back. F*%k that Cowher-ball. Dunno if it was Tomlin or BA's doing, but Ben came though when it mattered. Loved Rex tossing the headset..

Troyisabeast_43
01-24-2011, 12:58 AM
I was thinking that same thing during that drive too 43. That whole game was vintage Ben. The scrambles for 1st downs, the TD run, the will to win and play to finish off the Jets instead of just running it. You have to love this guy when the game is on the line, we are never out of it. No other QB could pull that off on our team, he's got what it takes and we're going to need it in 2 weeks.

I agree Ben was awesome escaping pressure and running for first downs in this game. The first downs he had on 3rd down in this game running were absolutely huge. Once again Big Ben finding ways to make plays in this game and being the bigger and better big game experienced QB was the main difference in this game in the end...

mwittman5
01-24-2011, 01:11 AM
Ben was awesome. 1 pick wasn't his fault, mendenhall should have caught it but w.e . Ben finds ways to win

steelersbabex25
01-24-2011, 01:26 AM
Story of his career. His stats don't show how well he played. He did what he needed to do to win, especially after his probowl center got yanked out from under him.

Scorp
01-24-2011, 01:37 AM
Love the title of the thread. Why Ben's going to the Super Bowl and Brady & Manning are not. This is what makes Ben greater than both of them. Ben does and did what they couldn't do. What do you have to say now critics?

Black@Gold Forever32
01-24-2011, 02:15 AM
Style points don't matter and being pretty boy QB doesn't matter....There isn't a QB that I would take over Ben and I could careless about stats.......There is only one thing Ben cares about and that is winning......Hey credit the Jets pass D.....That is one hell of a passing defense and they had Ben off his usual mojo accept late in the game to seal it.....

One thing to mention here as well.......Both winning QB's today each threw 2 INT's with no passing TDs.....Both had a rushing TD and both had their D score a TD.........But I'm sure nobody will talk about that about Rodgers....Just how great he was today and is in general........Ben has the same type of game basically and its all the running game and D.....Starks ran the ball well for the Pack today as well....lol

Again style points don't matter for Rodgers either but lets talk about the QB's in a fair light.......talking to the NFL talking heads not any Steelers fans....

DIESELMAN
01-24-2011, 06:53 AM
Yeah, you can forget about style points bro. When it's all said and done, the only things that matter are, Ben always finding a way to win and the Steelers are going to their 8th Super Bowl!!! :woot: on a side note, that basically confirms that stats are over rated, Bens passer rating was 35.0.

DBR96A
01-24-2011, 07:04 AM
Story of his career. His stats don't show how well he played. He did what he needed to do to win, especially after his probowl center got yanked out from under him.

All this game needed was for Roethlisberger to get helicoptered on a first-down run, a la John Elway. In Super Bowl XXXII, Elway had a poor stat line, but there was no mistaking that he was in it to win it, and he made some plays that not only helped the team win, but inspired the team to play better.

UKSTEELER
01-24-2011, 07:10 AM
Not his best day from a pure passing standpoint, but the plays he made with his feet, his ability to feel - then avoid the heat and his ability to find the open guys when he's on the move are just something you can't teach, . . he made that final throw look easy, but it was anything but!

Go Steelers!

coldrolled
01-24-2011, 10:51 AM
we ran for 166 yards.. we pounded the rock.. but 5 times in a row. BA wants to throw on third and less than 3... thats f****ed...

Scorp
01-24-2011, 12:48 PM
By Vic Carucci NFL.com
Senior Columnist

PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger would like us to believe that there isn't anything more satisfying about this Super Bowl than the previous two in which he played.

"A Super Bowl's a Super Bowl," he said. "You can sit there and say (that about) your first one or your 10th one. Any player is just happy to get there and try and win one."

There might be some truth to that. Still, it is hard to believe that this, an NFL record-tying eighth Super Bowl in the Pittsburgh Steelers' history, isn't at least a little more special to Roethlisberger and his teammates.

Especially to Roethlisberger.

After all, he began this journey as a spectator for the first four games while serving a suspension for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy. He would battle through a fractured foot and a broken nose that would require surgery. He would lose both of his starting offensive tackles to season-ending injuries.

But that wasn't all. Roethlisberger also would need to make a third-and-19 conversion while leading the Steelers back from a 21-7 halftime deficit to win their divisional playoff game against Baltimore. Then, on Sunday night, he would watch as a 24-0 lead over the New York Jets nearly vanished before he and the Steelers would recover and hang on for a 24-19 victory in the AFC Championship Game.

Just for good measure, Roethlisberger would complete much of the final three hours of the ride to Super Bowl XLV by having to fight through yet another injury -- this one caused by taking "either a knee or a helmet to the thigh" -- and losing standout rookie center Maurkice Pouncey to an ankle injury. On top of that was a statistically forgettable performance that saw him throw two interceptions, get sacked twice (once for a safety), and finish with a miserable passer rating of 35.5.

By now, Roethlisberger has become so used to he and the Steelers doing things the hard way that it seems normal to him.

"That's us, that's the Pittsburgh Steelers," he said. "It's not always pretty, but somehow we find a way to get it done."

How?

"We have a lot of tenacity," Roethlisberger said. "We have a don't-quit attitude and mentality. And we have a belief in each other. We're a family. We stay close, no matter what. When things go bad on offense, the defense is picking us up. If things go bad on special teams, the offense and defense are picking them up.

"And everybody is just always there for each other. There's never finger pointing."

Not now. Back in April, when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hit Roethlisberger with a six-game suspension after he was accused of, but never charged with, sexually assaulting a 20-year-old female college student in Georgia, it seemed a whole lot of fingers were pointed at Roethlisberger. At the very least, he was seen as someone whose poor judgment not only had caused him a great deal of personal embarrassment (if not his career with the Steelers) but also hurt his team's chances for success.

The reduction of the suspension to four games didn't do a whole lot to change that perspective.

However, the Steelers did manage to go 3-1 with Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch filling in for Roethlisberger. And they managed to win their division with a 12-4 record despite season-ending injuries to starting offensive tackles Willie Colon and Max Starks, a hamstring injury that took away defensive end Brett Keisel for six weeks, and a torn pectoral muscle that is still sidelining defensive end Aaron Smith.

True, the Steelers have traveled a longer road to the Super Bowl, needing to win three road playoff games as a sixth seed after the 2005 season. Yet, even that doesn't seem to compare to the challenges they've faced since the offseason.

"We utilized everybody on the 53-man roster to get to this point," veteran wide receiver Hines Ward said. "We're just a bunch of resilient guys. Some people gave us a chance, some people didn't. But the guys in this locker room stayed together and believed, and here we are, going to the Super Bowl."

Added Roethlisberger, "I'm just so proud of the way guys stepped up and filled in. That's what the Pittsburgh Steelers do."

That's also a reason to think that this Super Bowl is a little more special than the others in which he has played.