Mike Tomlin's quote today says it best.
"We're not looking to make excuses. Excuses are the tools of the incompetent."
here's the latest from ESPN http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/86...-a-source-says
he's not playing this Sunday and probably not for a few more Sundays....just reading the description of the injury is painful.....
Dk-- Tomlin has the right attitude and so do you...don't mind lets go, he's a special a gift to this board....ask him what he thought of Kyle Boller (if you dare)......
2. I definitely remember a LOT of flack from Steelers fans after that game, driving home the point that the Ravens were weak because it took them overtime to beat a team being QB'd by Dixon, a rookie. (I think Batch was hurt at the time.)
Many players get hurt, but keep it to themselves; many play with pain every game - the difference being they do it quietly like grown men and they don't make their injuries sound bigger than they are. But I don't blame Roethlisberger completely. The media play it up quite nicely. Instead of watching a football game on Sunday Night, it will now be the Big Ben Story, part 72.
This time I could have sworn I read they were close to amputating his arm, and miraculously he got better.
An SC joint sprain, basically, is a tear in the joint that connects the sternum to the clavicle. It controls the movement in that area, so range of motion will be an issue for Roethlisberger. Surgery generally isn't needed for this injury, which would be treated with rest and pain meds. Even a less serious form of an SC joint sprain could take at least three weeks to heal.
Apparently it's the same injury that stopped Favre's consecutive games streak. The sports medicine doc on 105.7 this morning said he'll be shocked if Ben plays with that injury.
If the Steelers are as good as many national pundants claim they are, they should have little trouble defeating the highly injured Ravens on their home turf, even without Big Ben. The fact that the Ravens are playing with key injuries to their defense should help them out immensely. Also, who knows what can happen? Heaven forbid, Flacco could get hurt like Carson Palmer did on the first play of the game a few years back on a dirty hit.
I also recall the game when I was a youngster where Unitas and his backup were both out for the season and the Baltimore Colts had to play the Lombardi Packers in 65 (eventual first superbowl winner) in a playoff game and had Tom Matte as QB versus Bart Starr. Guess what? Starr got knocked out on first play of game and the odds got a little better with Zeke Bartowski (sic) playing and the Colts should have won it in regulation 10-7 if not for a blown call on the tying FG by a Zebra. So the Steelers I believe as their coach Tomlin states, will we well prepared and confident of winning regardless of who is behind center and have a great chance of winning this game and perhaps handily.
Last edited by Baltimore Ravens Lets Go!; 11-14-2012 at 10:48 AM.
he's not playing this week or for the next couple of weeks...
the Ravens have won their last two trips into Pittsburgh and if memory serves me correctly, Ben was playing last year...
another interesting note...despite being labeled as a poor road team, the Ravens road record under Harbaugh against the AFNC is 9-4...with 2 losses at Pitts and 2 at Cincinnati....Their last AFN road loss was the 2nd game of 2010 against Cincinnati...
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