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Steelers ‘Ben Roethlisberger Scouting Pittsburgh Locations for New Restaurant

Steelers ‘Ben Roethlisberger Scouting Pittsburgh Locations for New Restaurant

Miesto konania, založené na reťazci z Južnej Karolíny, bude pravdepodobne poctou Roethlisbergerovi

Ben Roethlisberger z Pittsburgh Steelers otvára reštauráciu v rodnom meste svojho tímu.

Zadák Steelers Ben Roethlisberger údajne zvažuje North Shore, susedstvo v rodnom meste jeho tímu Pittsburgh, za potenciálne umiestnenie King Street Grille.

Sieť reštaurácií v Južnej Karolíne sa nedávno spojila s Roethlisberger za účelom expanzie do Pittsburghu, čím sa quarterback dostane do rovnakého susedstva ako Mriežka Jerome Bettis 36, reštauráciu, ktorú vlastní jeho bývalý spoluhráč, dôchodca Steeler Jerome Bettis.

Napriek tomu, že Scott Kier, vlastník reťazca, ešte musí podpísať nájomnú zmluvu na umiestnenie v North Shore, prevádzkový riaditeľ Tod Dundas povedal denníku Pittsburgh Post-Gazette že oblasť je „to, na čo sa teraz pozeráme“.

Podľa denníka Gazette medzi dostupné lokality na severnom pobreží patrí to, v čom by bývalo domovom Milujem tento bar a gril od Tobyho Keitha, ďalší reťazec celebrít, ktorý má finančné problémy a zatvára miesta po celej krajine.

S cieľom využiť slávu Roethlisbergera Dundas pre Gazette povedal, že nadchádzajúca reštaurácia bude pravdepodobne používať iný názov ako King Street Grille. V súčasnej dobe reťazec zvažuje zavolať reštaurácii Seven Grille and Taproom a vzdať hold číslu dresu quarterbacka.


Roethlisberger má Gaudyho štatistiku: Záznam 18-1

PITTSBURGH 25. novembra - Časť Ben Roethlisberger závidí Peytonovi Manningovi.

Roethlisberger by rád hodil loptičku 35-krát za zápas, ako to Manning často robí, keď vedie vysoko výkonný útok neporaziteľného Colts z Indianapolisu. Pittsburgh Steelers ale nehrajú zábavný futbal. Roethlisberger teda potláča svoje inštinkty pištoľníka, aj keď si často predstavuje hranie v menej konzervatívnom systéme.

„Ako rozohrávač vždy chcete hodiť loptu,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý v piatok sedel v šatni, keď sa Steelers (7-3) pozerali na zápas pondelňajšej noci v Indianapolis (10-0). „Trápi ťa to, pretože viem, že to dokážem, a prajem si, aby som dokázal ľuďom, že to dokážem.

& quot; Ale víťazné hry sa postarajú o všetko ostatné. Chápem, o čom je tento priestupok, o čom je tento tím a čo je potrebné na víťazstvo v hrách. Pokiaľ vyhrávame, mám 'm O.K. hádam s tým. & quot

Víťazstvo bolo najväčšou silou Roethlisbergera od minuloročného vstupu do Steelers, keď sa stal nováčikom a inšpiroval pittsburskú reštauráciu k pomenovaniu sendviča na jeho počesť. Napriek tomu, že sa v hre základnej časti nikdy nepokúsil o viac ako 30 prihrávok, Roethlisberger je na začiatku 18-1 a v tejto sezóne absolvoval 60,8 percenta svojich prihrávok, pričom zaznamenal 11 pristátí a 2 zachytenia.

Roethlisberger a#x27s sa vracajú po trojzápasovej absencii kvôli operácii kolena, zvyšujú šance Pittsburghu pokaziť sezónu Colts ' bez prehry. Oceliari sa bez neho v zostave trápili, pričom posledný zápas prehrali s Baltimorom (16-13) a Tommy Maddox s rozohrávačom. Ale keď je Roethlisberger späť, Oceliari plánujú držať sa proti Coltom základov - nabite ich bežeckou hrou, v ktorej sa predstavia Willie Parker a Jerome Bettis, zahrajte pevnú obranu a zamiešajte niekoľko včasných prihrávok Roethlisbergera, ktorý priznal, že táto hra bola na prvý pohľad príjemná. špeciálne.

& quot; Existuje veľa humbuku, s nimi 10: 0, hrajúcich na svojom mieste, v ' pondelňajšom futbale ', "povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nemôžeme 't hrať hru nadnesene. Ale v tomto bode je to pre nás najväčšia hra roka. & Quot

V minulej sezóne trvalo iba niekoľko zápasov, kým Pittsburgh prijal Roethlisbergera. Reštaurácia Peppi 's Old Tyme Sandwich, reštaurácia so štyrmi miestami v okolí mesta, ponúka Roethlisburger, sendvič s klobásou, hamburgerom, vyprážaným vajíčkom a výber zákazníkov z hlávkového šalátu, paradajok a majonézy.

„Mali sme sendvič, ktorý nemal meno, a tak sme prišli na to,„ Prečo nie? “#povedal Lou Bosser, majiteľ jedného z obchodov Peppi. „Bolo to, akoby sme sa dostali do lotérie. Je to veľmi populárne v herných dňoch a my sme si nechali objednať ľudí z miest ako Texas a Kanada. Steelers Nation je všade. & Quot

Roethlisberger však čelil svojmu podielu kritiky po tom, čo pravidelná sezóna Steelers &#x 15 15-1 neviedla k vystúpeniu v Super Bowle. Roethlisberger zahodil tri prieniky, keď Pittsburgh prehral 41-27 s Novým Anglickom v zápase majstrovstiev konferencie amerického futbalu a fantastická sezóna sa skončila frustráciou.

„Sklamanie prichádza s pozíciou v tomto meste a v každom meste,“ povedal Mark Whipple, tréner rozohrávačov Steelers. & quot; Keď vojdete do tejto budovy a uvidíte štyri trofeje Super Bowl, to svedčí o tom, o čom mesto je a o čom sú Steelers.

& quot; Ale myslím si, že to zvládol dobre, o čom svedčí jeho tohtoročná hra. Mimo sezónu tvrdo pracoval na práci nôh, základoch, čítaní, porozumení schémam nášho útoku. V tábore sme naňho dali veľa vecí a prinútili ho urobiť niektoré veci, s ktorými sa rok predtým necítil tak pohodlne. Myslím si, že mu to pomohlo získať ešte väčšiu dôveru. & Quot

Roethlisberger chcel hrať s bolesťou v pravom kolene, ale tréner Steelers Bill Cowher ho presvedčil na operáciu začiatkom tohto mesiaca. Sledovanie hier bolo pre Roethlisbergera náročné. Keď oceliari pred niekoľkými týždňami vyhrali v Green Bay, Roethlisberger nemohol cestovať, a tak sa pozeral doma s priateľmi a v televízii kričal na pokyny.

„Správal som sa, ako by ma moji spoluhráči mohli počuť,“ povedal Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger venoval túto sezónu svojmu starému otcovi Kenovi Carlovi Roethlisbergerovi, ktorý zomrel v lete vo veku 83 rokov. Dedko a vnuk si boli blízki a 23-ročný Roethlisberger povedal, že bolo ťažké prispôsobiť sa prázdnote v jeho živote.

„Bolo veľmi ťažké ho stratiť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nikdy ma nevidel hrať osobne ako Steeler, ale myslím, že teraz má vo všetkých hrách sedadlá v prvom rade. & quot

Zatiaľ čo sa Indianapolis stal favoritom na víťazstvo A.F.C., Steelers dúfajú, že v pondelok vnesú pochybnosti do myslí Colts '. Ešte predtým, ako jeho starý otec zomrel, Roethlisberger povedal, že tento rok bol výnimočný, pretože môže byť posledný pre Bettis, ktorá je piata na zozname uponáhľaných kandidátov N.F.L. 's.

„Ak nevyhráte Super Bowl, je to sklamanie, obzvlášť keď sa vám nedarí, ako sme to urobili pre nás minulý rok,“ povedal Roethlisberger. „Toto je pravdepodobne Jeromeho minulý rok a nechceme, aby sa to skončilo sklamaním.“

Roethlisberger na svojich spoluhráčov v minulom roku zapôsobil tým, že plynule vstúpil do úlohy štartéra a stal sa ofenzívnym lídrom pri rešpektovaní svojich veteránskych spoluhráčov.

„Ben si uvedomil, že sa stále učí a že nemusí robiť všetko,“ povedal široký prijímač Hines Ward. & quot; Mal výbornú obranu, mal výbornú ofenzívu, mal rozbehnutých obrancov a prijímače. Jediné, čo musel urobiť, bolo hrať. & Quot

Roethlisberger hral tak dobre, že niektoré tímy mohli ľutovať, že ho v roku 2004 nedraftovali. Roethlisberger sa dostal na č. 11 do rúk Pittsburghu po tom, čo Eliho Manninga celkovo obsadili č. 1 a Philip Riversa zvolili č. 4. Vždy bude porovnať s týmito dvoma, ale má vyššie ciele, ako sa snažiť dokázať, že mal byť prvým vybraným rozohrávačom.

„Chcem byť najlepším rozohrávačom vo všeobecnosti, nielen medzi chalanmi z mojej draftovej triedy,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý hrával vysokoškolský ples za relatívne nízky príkon programu Miami of Ohio.

„Viem, že Manning a Rivers boli predo mnou. Ale mojim cieľom je byť najlepší. Neviem, či som niekedy zostavil najlepšie štatistiky v lige, takže neviem, či budem niekedy typom M.V.P. Ale ak môžem naďalej vyhrávať futbalové zápasy, možno ma ľudia budú takto súdiť. & Quot

Potom, čo to povedal, Roethlisberger videl príležitosť na vhadzovanie v hlučnej šatni Steelers '. Zabalil špinavé ponožky, natiahol ruku a hodil úder, ktorý zasiahol nič netušiaceho širokého prijímača Antwaana Randle Ela do hlavy.

Roethlisberger sa zachichotal. Proti koltom bude svoje hádzanie brať trochu vážnejšie. „Som rád, že som späť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; To bude#27 vzrušujúce. & quot


Roethlisberger má Gaudyho štatistiku: Záznam 18-1

PITTSBURGH 25. novembra - Časť Ben Roethlisberger závidí Peytonovi Manningovi.

Roethlisberger by rád hodil loptičku 35-krát za zápas, ako to Manning často robí, keď vedie vysoko výkonný útok neporaziteľného Colts z Indianapolisu. Pittsburgh Steelers ale nehrajú zábavný futbal. Roethlisberger teda potláča svoje inštinkty pištoľníka, aj keď si často predstavuje hranie v menej konzervatívnom systéme.

„Ako rozohrávač vždy chcete hodiť loptu,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý sedel v piatok v šatni, keď sa Steelers (7-3) pozerali na zápas pondelňajšej noci v Indianapolis (10-0). „Trápi ťa to, pretože viem, že to dokážem, a prajem si, aby som dokázal ľuďom, že to dokážem.

& quot; Ale víťazné hry sa postarajú o všetko ostatné. Chápem, o čom je tento priestupok, o čom je tento tím a čo je potrebné na víťazstvo v hrách. Pokiaľ vyhrávame, mám 'm O.K. hádam s tým. & quot

Víťazstvo bolo najväčšou silou Roethlisbergera od minuloročného vstupu do Steelers, keď sa stal nováčikom a inšpiroval pittsburskú reštauráciu k pomenovaniu sendviča na jeho počesť. Napriek tomu, že sa v hre základnej časti nikdy nepokúsil o viac ako 30 prihrávok, Roethlisberger je na začiatku 18-1 a v tejto sezóne absolvoval 60,8 percenta svojich prihrávok, pričom zaznamenal 11 pristátí a 2 zachytenia.

Roethlisberger a#x27s sa vracajú po trojzápasovej absencii kvôli operácii kolena, zvyšujú šance Pittsburghu pokaziť sezónu Colts ' bez prehry. Oceliari sa bez neho v zostave trápili, pričom posledný zápas prehrali s Baltimorom (16-13) a Tommy Maddox s rozohrávačom. Ale keď je Roethlisberger späť, Oceliari plánujú držať sa proti Coltom základov - nabite ich bežeckou hrou, v ktorej sa predstavia Willie Parker a Jerome Bettis, zahrajte pevnú obranu a zamiešajte niekoľko včasných prihrávok Roethlisbergera, ktorý priznal, že táto hra bola na prvý pohľad príjemná. špeciálne.

& quot; Existuje veľa humbuku, s nimi 10: 0, hrajúcich na svojom mieste, v ' pondelňajšom futbale ', "povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nemôžeme 't hrať hru nadnesene. Ale v tomto bode je to pre nás najväčšia hra roka. & Quot

V minulej sezóne trvalo iba niekoľko zápasov, kým Pittsburgh prijal Roethlisbergera. Reštaurácia Peppi 's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, reštaurácia so štyrmi miestami v okolí mesta, ponúka Roethlisburger, sendvič s klobásou, hamburgerom, vyprážaným vajíčkom a výber zákazníkov z hlávkového šalátu, paradajok a majonézy.

„Mali sme sendvič, ktorý nemal meno, a tak sme prišli na to,„ Prečo nie? “#povedal Lou Bosser, majiteľ jedného z obchodov Peppi. „Bolo to, akoby sme sa dostali do lotérie. Je to veľmi populárne v herných dňoch a my sme si nechali objednať ľudí z miest ako Texas a Kanada. Steelers Nation je všade. & Quot

Roethlisberger však čelil svojmu podielu kritiky po tom, čo pravidelná sezóna Steelers &#x 15 15-1 neviedla k vystúpeniu v Super Bowle. Roethlisberger zahodil tri prieniky, keď Pittsburgh prehral 41-27 s Novým Anglickom v zápase majstrovstiev konferencie amerického futbalu a fantastická sezóna sa skončila frustráciou.

„Sklamanie prichádza s pozíciou v tomto meste a v každom meste,“ povedal Mark Whipple, tréner rozohrávačov Steelers. „Keď vojdete do tejto budovy a uvidíte štyri trofeje Super Bowl, svedčí to o tom, o čom mesto je a o čom sú Steelers.

& quot; Ale myslím si, že to zvládol dobre, o čom svedčí jeho tohtoročná hra. Mimo sezónu tvrdo pracoval na práci nôh, základoch, čítaní, porozumení schémam nášho útoku. V tábore sme naňho dali veľa vecí a prinútili ho urobiť niektoré veci, s ktorými sa rok predtým necítil tak pohodlne. Myslím si, že mu to pomohlo získať ešte väčšiu dôveru. & Quot

Roethlisberger chcel hrať s bolesťou v pravom kolene, ale tréner Steelers Bill Cowher ho presvedčil na operáciu začiatkom tohto mesiaca. Sledovanie hier bolo pre Roethlisbergera náročné. Keď oceliari pred niekoľkými týždňami vyhrali v Green Bay, Roethlisberger nemohol cestovať, a tak sa pozeral doma s priateľmi a v televízii kričal na pokyny.

„Správal som sa, ako by ma moji spoluhráči počuli,“ povedal Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger venoval túto sezónu svojmu starému otcovi Kenovi Carlovi Roethlisbergerovi, ktorý zomrel v lete vo veku 83 rokov. Dedko a vnuk si boli blízki a 23-ročný Roethlisberger povedal, že bolo ťažké prispôsobiť sa prázdnote v jeho živote.

„Bolo veľmi ťažké ho stratiť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nikdy ma nevidel hrať osobne ako Steeler, ale myslím, že teraz má vo všetkých hrách sedadlá v prvom rade. & quot

Aj keď sa Indianapolis stal favoritom na víťazstvo A.F.C., Steelers dúfajú, že v pondelok vnesú pochybnosti do myslí Colts '. Ešte predtým, ako jeho starý otec zomrel, Roethlisberger povedal, že tento rok bol výnimočný, pretože môže byť posledný pre Bettis, ktorá je piata na zozname uponáhľaných kandidátov N.F.L. 's.

„Ak nevyhráte Super Bowl, je to sklamanie, obzvlášť keď sa vám nedarí, ako sme to urobili pre nás minulý rok,“ povedal Roethlisberger. „Toto je pravdepodobne Jeromeho minulý rok a nechceme, aby sa to skončilo sklamaním.“

Roethlisberger na svojich spoluhráčov v minulom roku zapôsobil tým, že plynule vstúpil do úlohy štartéra a stal sa ofenzívnym lídrom pri rešpektovaní svojich veteránskych spoluhráčov.

„Ben si uvedomil, že sa stále učí a že nemusí robiť všetko,“ povedal široký prijímač Hines Ward. & quot; Mal výbornú obranu, mal výbornú ofenzívu, mal rozbehnutých obrancov a prijímače. Jediné, čo musel urobiť, bolo hrať. & Quot

Roethlisberger hral tak dobre, že niektoré tímy mohli ľutovať, že ho v roku 2004 nedraftovali. Roethlisberger sa dostal na č. 11 do rúk Pittsburghu po tom, čo Eliho Manninga celkovo obsadili č. 1 a Philip Riversa zvolili č. 4. Vždy bude porovnať s týmito dvoma, ale má vyššie ciele, ako sa snažiť dokázať, že mal byť prvým vybraným rozohrávačom.

„Chcem byť najlepším rozohrávačom vo všeobecnosti, nielen medzi chalanmi z mojej draftovej triedy,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý hrával vysokoškolský ples za relatívne nízky príkon programu Miami of Ohio.

„Viem, že Manning a Rivers boli predo mnou. Ale mojim cieľom je byť najlepší. Neviem, či som niekedy zostavil najlepšie štatistiky v lige, takže neviem, či budem niekedy typom M.V.P. Ale ak môžem naďalej vyhrávať futbalové zápasy, možno ma ľudia budú takto súdiť. & Quot

Potom, čo to povedal, Roethlisberger videl príležitosť na vhadzovanie v hlučnej šatni Steelers '. Zabalil špinavé ponožky, natiahol ruku a hodil úder, ktorý zasiahol nič netušiaceho širokého prijímača Antwaana Randle Ela do hlavy.

Roethlisberger sa zachichotal. Proti koltom bude svoje hádzanie brať trochu vážnejšie. „Som rád, že som späť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; To bude#27 vzrušujúce. & quot


Roethlisberger má Gaudyho štatistiku: Záznam 18-1

PITTSBURGH 25. novembra - Časť Ben Roethlisberger závidí Peytonovi Manningovi.

Roethlisberger by rád hodil loptičku 35-krát za zápas, ako to Manning často robí, keď vedie vysoko výkonný útok neporaziteľného Colts z Indianapolisu. Pittsburgh Steelers ale nehrá zábavný futbal. Roethlisberger teda potláča svoje inštinkty pištoľníka, aj keď si často predstavuje hranie v menej konzervatívnom systéme.

„Ako rozohrávač vždy chcete hodiť loptu,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý v piatok sedel v šatni, keď sa Steelers (7-3) pozerali na zápas pondelňajšej noci v Indianapolis (10-0). „Trápi ťa to, pretože viem, že to dokážem, a prajem si, aby som dokázal ľuďom, že to dokážem.

& quot; Ale víťazné hry sa postarajú o všetko ostatné. Chápem, o čom je tento priestupok, o čom je tento tím a čo je potrebné na víťazstvo v hrách. Pokiaľ vyhrávame, mám 'm O.K. hádam s tým. & quot

Víťazstvo bolo najväčšou silou Roethlisbergera od minuloročného vstupu do Steelers, keď sa stal nováčikom a inšpiroval pittsburskú reštauráciu k pomenovaniu sendviča na jeho počesť. Napriek tomu, že sa v hre základnej časti nikdy nepokúsil o viac ako 30 prihrávok, Roethlisberger je na začiatku 18-1 a v tejto sezóne dokončil 60,8 percenta svojich prihrávok, pričom zaznamenal 11 pristátí a 2 zachytenia.

Roethlisberger a#x27s sa vracajú po trojzápasovej absencii kvôli operácii kolena, zvyšujú šance Pittsburghu pokaziť sezónu Colts ' bez prehry. Oceliari sa bez neho v zostave trápili, posledný zápas prehrali s Baltimorom (16-13) a Tommy Maddox s rozohrávačom. Ale keď je Roethlisberger späť, Oceliari plánujú držať sa proti Coltom základov - nabite ich bežeckou hrou, v ktorej sa predstavia Willie Parker a Jerome Bettis, zahrajte pevnú obranu a zamiešajte niekoľko včasných prihrávok Roethlisbergera, ktorý priznal, že táto hra bola na prvý pohľad príjemná. špeciálne.

& quot; Existuje veľa humbuku, s nimi 10: 0, hrajúcich na svojom mieste, v ' pondelňajšom futbale ', "povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nemôžeme 't hrať hru nadnesene. Ale v tomto bode je to pre nás najväčšia hra roka. & Quot

V minulej sezóne trvalo iba niekoľko zápasov, kým Pittsburgh prijal Roethlisbergera. Reštaurácia Peppi 's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, reštaurácia so štyrmi miestami v okolí mesta, ponúka Roethlisburger, sendvič s klobásou, hamburgerom, vyprážaným vajíčkom a výber zákazníkov z hlávkového šalátu, paradajok a majonézy.

„Mali sme sendvič, ktorý nemal meno, a tak sme prišli na to,„ Prečo nie? “#povedal Lou Bosser, majiteľ jedného z obchodov Peppi. „Bolo to, akoby sme sa dostali do lotérie. Je to veľmi populárne v herných dňoch a my sme si nechali objednať ľudí z miest ako Texas a Kanada. Steelers Nation je všade. & Quot

Roethlisberger však čelil svojmu podielu kritiky potom, čo pravidelná sezóna Steelers &#x 15 15-1 neviedla k vystúpeniu v Super Bowle. Roethlisberger zahodil tri prieniky, keď Pittsburgh prehral 41-27 s Novým Anglickom v zápase majstrovstiev konferencie amerického futbalu a fantastická sezóna sa skončila frustráciou.

„Sklamanie prichádza s pozíciou v tomto meste a v každom meste,“ povedal Mark Whipple, tréner rozohrávačov Steelers. „Keď vojdete do tejto budovy a uvidíte štyri trofeje Super Bowl, svedčí to o tom, o čom mesto je a o čom sú Steelers.

& quot; Ale myslím si, že to zvládol dobre, o čom svedčí jeho tohtoročná hra. Mimo sezónu tvrdo pracoval na práci nôh, základoch, čítaní, porozumení schémam nášho útoku. V tábore sme naňho dali veľa vecí a prinútili ho urobiť niektoré veci, s ktorými sa rok predtým necítil tak pohodlne. Myslím si, že mu to pomohlo získať ešte väčšiu dôveru. & Quot

Roethlisberger chcel hrať s bolesťou v pravom kolene, ale tréner Steelers Bill Cowher ho presvedčil na operáciu začiatkom tohto mesiaca. Sledovanie hier bolo pre Roethlisbergera náročné. Keď oceliari pred niekoľkými týždňami vyhrali v Green Bay, Roethlisberger nemohol cestovať, a tak sa pozeral doma s priateľmi a v televízii kričal na pokyny.

„Správal som sa, ako by ma moji spoluhráči počuli,“ povedal Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger venoval túto sezónu svojmu starému otcovi Kenovi Carlovi Roethlisbergerovi, ktorý zomrel v lete vo veku 83 rokov. Dedko a vnuk si boli blízki a 23-ročný Roethlisberger povedal, že bolo ťažké prispôsobiť sa prázdnote v jeho živote.

„Bolo veľmi ťažké ho stratiť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nikdy ma nevidel hrať osobne ako Steeler, ale myslím, že teraz má vo všetkých hrách sedadlá v prvom rade. & quot

Zatiaľ čo sa Indianapolis stal favoritom na víťazstvo A.F.C., Steelers dúfajú, že v pondelok vnesú pochybnosti do myslí Colts '. Ešte predtým, ako jeho starý otec zomrel, Roethlisberger povedal, že tento rok bol výnimočný, pretože mohol byť posledný pre Bettis, ktorá je piata na zozname uponáhľaných kandidátov N.F.L. 's.

„Ak nevyhráte Super Bowl, je to sklamanie, obzvlášť keď sa vám nedarí, ako sme to urobili pre nás minulý rok,“ povedal Roethlisberger. „Toto je pravdepodobne Jeromeho minulý rok a nechceme, aby sa to skončilo sklamaním.“

Roethlisberger na svojich spoluhráčov v minulom roku zapôsobil tým, že plynule vstúpil do úlohy štartéra a stal sa ofenzívnym lídrom pri rešpektovaní svojich veteránskych spoluhráčov.

„Ben si uvedomil, že sa stále učí a že nemusí robiť všetko,“ povedal široký prijímač Hines Ward. & quot; Mal výbornú obranu, mal výbornú ofenzívu, mal rozbehnutých obrancov a prijímače. Jediné, čo musel urobiť, bolo hrať. & Quot

Roethlisberger hral tak dobre, že niektoré tímy mohli ľutovať, že ho v roku 2004 nedraftovali. Roethlisberger sa dostal na č. 11 do rúk Pittsburghu po tom, čo Eliho Manninga celkovo obsadili č. 1 a Philip Riversa zvolili č. 4. Vždy bude porovnať s týmito dvoma, ale má vyššie ciele, ako sa snažiť dokázať, že mal byť prvým vybraným rozohrávačom.

„Chcem byť najlepším rozohrávačom vo všeobecnosti, nielen medzi chalanmi z mojej draftovej triedy,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý hrával vysokoškolský ples za relatívne nízky príkon programu Miami of Ohio.

„Viem, že Manning a Rivers boli predo mnou. Ale mojim cieľom je byť najlepší. Neviem, či som niekedy zostavil najlepšie štatistiky v lige, takže neviem, či budem niekedy typom M.V.P. Ale ak môžem naďalej vyhrávať futbalové zápasy, možno ma ľudia budú takto súdiť. & Quot

Potom, čo to povedal, Roethlisberger videl príležitosť na vhadzovanie v hlučnej šatni Steelers '. Zabalil špinavé ponožky, natiahol ruku a hodil úder, ktorý zasiahol nič netušiaceho širokého prijímača Antwaana Randle Ela do hlavy.

Roethlisberger sa zachichotal. Proti koltom bude svoje hodenie brať trochu vážnejšie. „Som rád, že som späť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Bude to x27 byť vzrušujúce. & quot


Roethlisberger má Gaudyho štatistiku: Záznam 18-1

PITTSBURGH 25. novembra - Časť Ben Roethlisberger závidí Peytonovi Manningovi.

Roethlisberger by rád hodil loptičku 35-krát za zápas, ako to Manning často robí, keď vedie vysoko výkonný útok neporaziteľného Colts z Indianapolisu. Pittsburgh Steelers ale nehrá zábavný futbal. Roethlisberger teda potláča svoje inštinkty pištoľníka, aj keď si často predstavuje hranie v menej konzervatívnom systéme.

„Ako rozohrávač vždy chcete hodiť loptu,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý v piatok sedel v šatni, keď sa Steelers (7-3) pozerali na zápas pondelňajšej noci v Indianapolis (10-0). „Trápi ťa to, pretože viem, že to dokážem, a prajem si, aby som dokázal ľuďom, že to dokážem.

& quot; Ale víťazné hry sa postarajú o všetko ostatné. Chápem, o čom je tento priestupok, o čom je tento tím a čo je potrebné na víťazstvo v hrách. Pokiaľ vyhrávame, mám 'm O.K. hádam s tým. & quot

Víťazstvo bolo najväčšou silou Roethlisbergera od minuloročného vstupu do Steelers, keď sa stal nováčikom a inšpiroval pittsburskú reštauráciu k pomenovaniu sendviča na jeho počesť. Napriek tomu, že sa v hre základnej časti nikdy nepokúsil o viac ako 30 prihrávok, Roethlisberger je na začiatku 18-1 a v tejto sezóne dokončil 60,8 percenta svojich prihrávok, pričom zaznamenal 11 pristátí a 2 zachytenia.

Roethlisberger a#x27s sa vracajú po trojzápasovej absencii kvôli operácii kolena, zvyšujú šance Pittsburghu pokaziť sezónu Colts ' bez prehry. Oceliari sa bez neho v zostave trápili, posledný zápas prehrali s Baltimorom (16-13) a Tommy Maddox s rozohrávačom. Ale keď je Roethlisberger späť, Oceliari plánujú držať sa proti Coltom základov - nabite ich bežeckou hrou, v ktorej sa predstavia Willie Parker a Jerome Bettis, zahrajte pevnú obranu a zamiešajte niekoľko včasných prihrávok Roethlisbergera, ktorý priznal, že táto hra bola na prvý pohľad príjemná. špeciálne.

& quot; Existuje veľa humbuku, s nimi 10: 0, hrajúcich na svojom mieste, v ' pondelňajšom futbale ', "povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nemôžeme 't hrať hru nadnesene. Ale v tomto bode je to pre nás najväčšia hra roka. & Quot

V minulej sezóne trvalo iba niekoľko zápasov, kým Pittsburgh prijal Roethlisbergera. Reštaurácia Peppi 's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, reštaurácia so štyrmi miestami v okolí mesta, ponúka Roethlisburger, sendvič s klobásou, hamburgerom, vyprážaným vajíčkom a výber zákazníkov z hlávkového šalátu, paradajok a majonézy.

„Mali sme sendvič, ktorý nemal meno, a tak sme prišli na to,„ Prečo nie? “#povedal Lou Bosser, majiteľ jedného z obchodov Peppi. „Bolo to, akoby sme sa dostali do lotérie. Je to veľmi populárne v herných dňoch a my sme si nechali objednať ľudí z miest ako Texas a Kanada. Steelers Nation je všade. & Quot

Roethlisberger však čelil svojmu podielu kritiky po tom, čo pravidelná sezóna Steelers &#x 15 15-1 neviedla k vystúpeniu v Super Bowle. Roethlisberger zahodil tri prieniky, keď Pittsburgh prehral 41-27 s Novým Anglickom v zápase majstrovstiev konferencie amerického futbalu a fantastická sezóna sa skončila frustráciou.

„Sklamanie prichádza s pozíciou v tomto meste a v každom meste,“ povedal Mark Whipple, tréner rozohrávačov Steelers. „Keď vojdete do tejto budovy a uvidíte štyri trofeje Super Bowl, svedčí to o tom, o čom mesto je a o čom sú Steelers.

& quot; Ale myslím si, že to zvládol dobre, o čom svedčí jeho tohtoročná hra. Mimo sezónu tvrdo pracoval na práci nôh, základoch, čítaní, porozumení schémam nášho útoku. V tábore sme naňho dali veľa vecí a prinútili ho urobiť niektoré veci, s ktorými sa rok predtým necítil tak pohodlne. Myslím si, že mu to pomohlo získať ešte väčšiu dôveru. & Quot

Roethlisberger chcel hrať s bolesťou v pravom kolene, ale tréner Steelers Bill Cowher ho presvedčil na operáciu začiatkom tohto mesiaca. Sledovanie hier bolo pre Roethlisbergera náročné. Keď oceliari pred niekoľkými týždňami vyhrali v Green Bay, Roethlisberger nemohol cestovať, a tak sa pozeral doma s priateľmi a v televízii kričal na pokyny.

„Správal som sa, ako by ma moji spoluhráči mohli počuť,“ povedal Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger venoval túto sezónu svojmu starému otcovi Kenovi Carlovi Roethlisbergerovi, ktorý zomrel v lete vo veku 83 rokov. Dedko a vnuk si boli blízki a 23-ročný Roethlisberger povedal, že bolo ťažké prispôsobiť sa prázdnote v jeho živote.

„Bolo veľmi ťažké ho stratiť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Nikdy ma nevidel hrať osobne ako Steeler, ale myslím, že teraz má vo všetkých hrách sedadlá v prvom rade. & quot

Zatiaľ čo sa Indianapolis stal favoritom na víťazstvo A.F.C., Steelers dúfajú, že v pondelok vnesú pochybnosti do myslí Colts '. Ešte predtým, ako jeho starý otec zomrel, Roethlisberger povedal, že tento rok bol výnimočný, pretože môže byť posledný pre Bettis, ktorá je piata na zozname uponáhľaných kandidátov N.F.L. 's.

„Ak nevyhráte Super Bowl, je to sklamanie, obzvlášť keď sa vám nedarí, ako sme to urobili pre nás minulý rok,“ povedal Roethlisberger. „Toto je pravdepodobne Jeromeho minulý rok a nechceme, aby sa to skončilo sklamaním.“

Roethlisberger na svojich spoluhráčov v minulom roku zapôsobil tým, že plynule vstúpil do úlohy štartéra a stal sa ofenzívnym lídrom pri rešpektovaní svojich veteránskych spoluhráčov.

„Ben si uvedomil, že sa stále učí a že nemusí robiť všetko,“ povedal široký prijímač Hines Ward. & quot; Mal výbornú obranu, mal výbornú ofenzívu, mal rozbehnutých obrancov a prijímače. Jediné, čo musel urobiť, bolo hrať. & Quot

Roethlisberger hral tak dobre, že niektoré tímy mohli ľutovať, že ho v roku 2004 nedraftovali. Roethlisberger sa dostal na č. 11 do rúk Pittsburghu po tom, čo Eliho Manninga celkovo obsadili č. 1 a Philip Riversa zvolili č. 4. Vždy bude porovnať s týmito dvoma, ale má vyššie ciele, ako sa snažiť dokázať, že mal byť prvým vybraným rozohrávačom.

„Chcem byť najlepším rozohrávačom vo všeobecnosti, nielen medzi chalanmi z mojej draftovej triedy,“ povedal Roethlisberger, ktorý hrával vysokoškolský ples za relatívne nízky príkon programu Miami of Ohio.

„Viem, že Manning a Rivers boli predo mnou. Ale mojim cieľom je byť najlepší. Neviem, či som niekedy zostavil najlepšie štatistiky v lige, takže neviem, či budem niekedy typom M.V.P. Ale ak môžem naďalej vyhrávať futbalové zápasy, možno ma ľudia budú takto súdiť. & Quot

Potom, čo to povedal, Roethlisberger videl príležitosť na vhadzovanie v hlučnej šatni Steelers '. Zabalil špinavé ponožky, natiahol ruku a hodil úder, ktorý zasiahol nič netušiaceho širokého prijímača Antwaana Randle Ela do hlavy.

Roethlisberger sa zachichotal. Proti koltom bude svoje hádzanie brať trochu vážnejšie. „Som rád, že som späť,“ povedal Roethlisberger. & quot; Bude to vzrušujúce. & quot


Roethlisberger má Gaudyho štatistiku: Záznam 18-1

PITTSBURGH 25. novembra - Časť Ben Roethlisberger závidí Peytonovi Manningovi.

Roethlisberger by rád hodil loptičku 35-krát za zápas, ako to Manning často robí, keď vedie vysoko výkonný útok neporaziteľného kolta Indianapolis. Pittsburgh Steelers ale nehrajú zábavný futbal. Roethlisberger teda potláča svoje inštinkty pištoľníka, aj keď si často predstavuje hranie v menej konzervatívnom systéme.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."


Roethlisberger Does Have a Gaudy Statistic: A Record of 18-1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 - A part of Ben Roethlisberger envies Peyton Manning.

Roethlisberger would love to throw the ball 35 times a game, the way Manning often does when leading the high-powered offense of the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts. But the Pittsburgh Steelers do not play fun-and-gun football. So Roethlisberger suppresses his gunslinger instincts, although he often imagines playing in a less conservative system.

"As a quarterback, you always want to throw the ball," said Roethlisberger, sitting in the locker room Friday, as the Steelers (7-3) looked toward Monday night's game at Indianapolis (10-0). "It bothers you, because I know I can do it, and I wish I could prove to people that I could.

"But winning games takes care of everything else. I understand what this offense is about, what this team's about, and what it takes to win games. As long as we win, I'm O.K. with it, I guess."

Winning has been Roethlisberger's biggest strength since joining the Steelers last year, when he became a rookie sensation and inspired a Pittsburgh restaurant to name a sandwich in his honor. Although he has never attempted more than 30 passes in a regular-season game, Roethlisberger is 18-1 as a starter, and he has completed 60.8 percent of his passes this season, with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.

Roethlisberger's return after a three-game absence because of knee surgery improves Pittsburgh's chances of spoiling the Colts' unbeaten season. The Steelers struggled without him in the lineup, losing their last game to Baltimore, 16-13, with Tommy Maddox at quarterback. But with Roethlisberger back, the Steelers plan to stick to basics against the Colts -- pound them with a running game that features Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis, play solid defense, and mix in some timely passes by Roethlisberger, who admitted that this game felt special.

"There's a lot of hype, with them 10-0, playing at their place, on 'Monday Night Football,' " said Roethlisberger. "We can't play the game hyped. But at this point, it's the biggest game of the year for us."

It took only a few games last season for Pittsburgh to embrace Roethlisberger. Peppi's Old Tyme Sandwich Shop, a restaurant with four locations around the city, features the Roethlisburger, a sandwich that has sausage, hamburger, fried egg and the customer's choice among lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.

"We had a sandwich that didn't have a name, so we figured, 'Why not?' " said Lou Bosser, the proprietor of one of the Peppi's stores. "It was like we hit the lottery. It's real popular on game days, and we've had people from places like Texas and Canada come in to order it. Steelers Nation is everywhere."

But Roethlisberger faced his share of criticism after the Steelers' 15-1 regular season did not lead to a Super Bowl appearance. Roethlisberger threw three interceptions when Pittsburgh lost, 41-27, to New England in the American Football Conference championship game, and what had been a fantastic season ended in frustration.

"Disappointment comes with the position, in this town, and in any town," said Mark Whipple, the Steelers' quarterback coach. "When you walk into this building and you see four Super Bowl trophies, that speaks volumes for what the city is about, and what the Steelers are about.

"But I think he's handled it well, as evidenced by his play this year. He worked hard during the off-season on footwork, fundamentals, reading coverage, understanding the schemes of our offense. We put a lot of things on him in camp, forced him to do some things he wasn't as comfortable with the year before. I think that has helped him gain even more confidence."

Roethlisberger wanted to play through the pain in his right knee, but Steelers Coach Bill Cowher persuaded him to have surgery earlier this month. Watching games had been difficult for Roethlisberger. When the Steelers won at Green Bay several weeks ago, Roethlisberger could not travel, so he watched at home with friends, yelling instructions at the television.

"I was acting like my teammates could hear me," Roethlisberger said.

Roethlisberger has dedicated this season to his grandfather Ken Carl Roethlisberger, who died during the summer at age 83. Grandfather and grandson were close, and the 23-year-old Roethlisberger said it has been difficult adjusting to the void in his life.

"It was very tough to lose him," Roethlisberger said. "He never got to see me play in person as a Steeler, but I guess he has front row seats to all the games now."

While Indianapolis has emerged as the favorite to win the A.F.C., the Steelers hope to plant doubt in the Colts' minds by winning on Monday. Even before his grandfather died, Roethlisberger said that this year was special because it might be the last for Bettis, who is fifth on the N.F.L.'s career rushing list.

"If you don't win the Super Bowl, it's a disappointment, especially when you fall short like we did last year for us," Roethlisberger said. "This is probably Jerome's last year, and we don't want it to end in disappointment."

Roethlisberger impressed his teammates last year by smoothly stepping into the starter's role, becoming an offensive leader while respecting his veteran teammates.

"Ben realized he was still learning, and that he didn't have to do everything," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "He had a great defense, he had a great offensive line, he had running backs, he had receivers. All he had to do was play."

Roethlisberger has played so well that some teams may have regretted not drafting him in 2004. Roethlisberger fell into Pittsburgh's hands at No. 11 after Eli Manning was taken No. 1 over all and Philip Rivers was chosen No. 4. He will always be compared to those two, but he has loftier goals than trying to prove he should have been the first quarterback selected.

"I want to be the best quarterback in general, not just among guys in my draft class," said Roethlisberger, who played college ball for the relatively low-wattage Miami of Ohio program.

"I know Manning and Rivers were taken ahead of me. But my goal is be the best. I don't know if I'll ever put up the best stats in the league, so I don't know if I'll ever be an M.V.P.-type guy. But if I can continue to win football games, maybe people will judge me that way."

After saying that, Roethlisberger saw an opportunity to make a throw in the Steelers' rowdy locker room. He balled up his dirty socks, cocked his arm and threw a strike that hit the unsuspecting wide receiver Antwaan Randle El in the head.

Roethlisberger giggled. Against the Colts, he will take his throwing a little more seriously. "I'm so glad to be back," Roethlisberger said. "It's going to be exciting."