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Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:56 pm
 
Roethlisberger

By Josh Katzowitz

You already know that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlsiberger thought he broke his leg in the first half of Thursday’s win against the Browns, only to return in the second half and power his way through what was later thought to be a high ankle sprain.

Was he tough to the max Thursday? Indeed. Can he play next week? Maybe not.

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette Roethlisberger underwent an MRI that confirmed the high ankle sprain, and apparently, the injury has been described as “not good.”

Making matters worse, according to the paper, is that center Maurkice Pouncey also suffered a high ankle sprain and it’s in the same condition as Roethlisberger’s ankle (ie. Less than good).

The Steelers don’t play again until Dec. 19, and getting 10 days of rest will be helpful to the duo. But they also have to play the high-flying 49ers who have one of the top defenses in the league.

You could live with Charlie Batch as Roethlisberger’s backup, but without Pouncey -- who said after Thursday’s game that he would play next week -- as the starter in the middle of the offensive line, that could create a major problem for the Steelers.

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Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

yeah...that's because he's not a losser like the rest of your teams and you! none of your teams win! I love it when we crush your teams!



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

I've never been afraid to admit when I was wrong, so here goes.  If the Niner red zone offense doesn't improve, all of you may be exactly right...they may be gone in the first round.  3 times inside the 20 today and not a single TD.  They should have never lost the game against the Cards today. Pittsburgh will really damage their play-off chances at a first round bye if they play next Monday like they did today.  And no the crow did not taste good.
Sorry some how I missed this post. The Steelers also have an up and down redzone offense. Even if they lose to the Steelers the 49ers still have a good shot at a bye. They have the tiebreaker with the Saints and the Saints still have the Falcons and the Panthers on the schedule, two tough division opponets that they barely beat the first time around. If they do lose the bye I think they should beat the Bears or the Falcons, and they already beat the Lions and the Giants. Crow is horrible, kudos for coming back. 




Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

guess I would consider it struggling if you were supposed to win by a certain margin and you fell far below that
The spread was -13.5 and they won by 11 how is that far below the margin? By 2.5 points that's your idea of far below? What would you consider 5.5 points below and losing to a team you were favored by 3.5. BTW I give them respect for winning 10 games not for winning that division. Last year the winner of that division was 7-9. The NFC West has not had two teams with a winning record since 2003. I give respect to the 2011 49ers for 10 wins, the 2008 Cardinals for playing in the Super Bowl, the 2005 Seahawks for winning 13 games and playing in the Super Bowl. No winning that division does not warrant respect. Sorry not yet, but maybe if the Seahawks or Cardinals get a real QB.

I still expect that even with a healthy Ben Roethlisberger that the Steelers will be lucky to escape San Fran with a win. It should be a great defensive matchup. To be honest with you I am angry at the 49ers for losing. I had them at 13 points in my pickem' league, and now they will probably get slammed at practice all week. That only means they will be that much more prepared and motivated to crush the next team they play regardless of who the opponet is. Tough luck Steelers. I just hope James Harrison is allowed to play and that Lamar Woodley, Maurkice Pouncey, and Ben Roethlisburger  can play. Any way good luck and I'm sure I'll see you on the boards no matter what the outcome is next week.



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

bigkahuna did you see the Steelers play the Cardinals? The game was worse than the score because just like you said about the Seahawks and the Browns games the Cardinals scored a TD with less than 3 minutes to go playing against the prevent. If not for that they would have beat them 32-14. I see your 49ers lost to them even though they were +3 in the turnovers. Yes you are correct that the Browns still had a chance agaist the Steelers, but if you were watching the game then you know Ben Roethlisberger was having a hard time just turning around and handing off the ball and there were two drives inside the 20 that ended in flukey TOs. It happens. Plus the fact that they scored late in a close game is irrelevant. The Browns weren't playing prevent or anything.
"Convincing" has to be seen to be realized...the final score means nothing. 

The final score means something when a team loses to a team they had no business losing to. The Cardinals should be 5-8 right now. A win is a win and your team failed. 
 The Niners have 10 of them and a division title...isn't that reason for a little respect?

Yes and I have no problem giving it to them, but I won't sit back while you talk down on the Steelers. They haven't earned that much respect!  






Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

I've never been afraid to admit when I was wrong, so here goes.  If the Niner red zone offense doesn't improve, all of you may be exactly right...they may be gone in the first round.  3 times inside the 20 today and not a single TD.  They should have never lost the game against the Cards today. Pittsburgh will really damage their play-off chances at a first round bye if they play next Monday like they did today.  And no the crow did not taste good.




Since: Dec 20, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 11:49 am
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

Wizkid is right.  The writer of the article has it wrong (well, sort of...).  Ben being out is a big problem.  It is not necessarily fatal.  The team showed last year it could rally, play a strong conservative game, and win without the big plays that Ben provides.  But we aren't playing Seattle or St. Louis; the Niners are a very strong team this year-- and we play them on the road.  If Ben is out, it might not be fatal but it certainly brings consequences and difficulties. 

Pouncey being out is less of an issue-- and that is not to diminish Pouncey.  The Pouncey injury doesn't hurt because we have a first-rate backup at center in Doug Legursky.  Legursky could start for a number of NFL teams; he has played well in every game where he has been center-- including the Super Bowl last year when he basically shut down the Packers' B.J. Raji.  The O-line problem with Pouncey being out is NOT the play at center.  The problem is that Chris Kemoeatu comes back in at LG to replace Legursky-- and as was shown against the Browns, Kemo is a constant source of penalties-- and that's even when he's not making idiot personal fouls and late hits.

This issue is not center and QB; the issue will be LG and QB.



Since: Apr 5, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2011 9:54 am
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

What an idiot! Figures your an Eagirl fan! Smart move signing Vick to millions if dollars! He gets sneezed on and he's out of the game! Go cry Eagirls fans go cry with your terrible coach and your terrible team. Hopefully when move today out of you hole you will be put on IR.


David XXX Duke
Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 9:32 am
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Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2011 7:56 am
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

As for the schedule thing you are correct and I hate when people use that as a complaint.

Yes it gets on your nerves, the Steelers have been through it, more than once . But the fact is, it's true. Some schedules are harder than others which creates an imbalance which I doubt they will ever be able to fix. Especially with the format they use today to make out schedules.

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Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 6:14 am
 

Big Ben, Pouncey have troubling ankle sprains

i was thinking the same thing, wondering when someone was going to kil you....  lol


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