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Week 7: Steelers Without Roethlisberger?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by GARDENHEAD, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    We play the Steelers in Week 7. Accounting for the bye, the game will be both teams' 6th game. Adam Schefter is reporting Ben will be out at least 6 games. http://twitter.com/adam_schefter

    This makes me happy. I'd much rather face Byron Leftwich than Ben.
     
  2. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

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    he'll be back by then IMO
     
  3. EdSta74

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5121614

    Sources: Roethlisberger ban 4-6 games

    By Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

    ESPN



    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for four to six games on Wednesday for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to multiple sources.

    When the suspension is announced, it will contain conditions that will allow it to be reduced based on Roethlisberger's behavior and compliance with clinical evaluators.

    Commissioner Roger Goodell's verdict will reinforce a message that NFL employees will be held to a higher standard than the law.
    Steelers employees were bracing Tuesday night for what they suspected would be an eight-game suspension, but two sources said it would not be eight games.
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    Looks like he will indeed be back after 4 games...
     
  4. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    its possible depends on exact suspension issued.....personally think he will be able to play vs. Phins

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d817aaafc&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

    Roethlisberger expected to be suspended 4-6 games; trade unlikely


     
  5. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I expect that he'll be done with the suspension by then, but I don't expect that he'll still play for Pitt.
     
  6. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    this would be a good thing & could be a pivotal non-event in our season. we'll need every break that comes our way
     
  7. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    It was just reported on CNBC that he is suspended for 6 games. That being said, he will not available for them when we play.. YES!
     
  8. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    cnbc!???!!
     
  9. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    I'll wait for official details...but if there is any GOOD BEHAVIOR type wiggle room, I would expect him to face us.
     
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  10. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Schefter's twitter confirms it.

    Bonus: The jets and pats will play against Ben and we don't!!!!!
     
  11. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    cnbc isnt official enough for you? :wink2:
     
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  12. DolfanJake

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    Yes it does say that but we do not know yet if there is a good conduct condition, wheras if he keeps his nose clean by say, like the end of Aug it could be reduced to 4 or 3 games.

    That is a key part of this we need to know.
     
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  13. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    yeah, on sirius
     
  14. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    is there usually a good conduct condition? I dont remember ever seeing one for a 6 game suspension.. Only 8 or above
     
  15. GARDENHEAD

    GARDENHEAD Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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  16. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    Well, guess we'll be playing him.. Well at the minimum, at least he'll be off his game and his go to reciever wont be around
     
  17. SCPhinFan

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    There is some talk on Sirius right now that Pittsburgh is actively seeking a trade to a top 10 pick this year. Raiders or Bills??????
     
  18. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Vick's was a conditional suspension. IIRC it was 2-6 games.
     
  19. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    Figured as much...official blurb on NFL.com

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d817ab3d0&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true


     
  20. miamifins2381

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    ESPN just reported that the suspension will be 6 games, so we will get to be the first team to face big ben. oh well hopefully he will suck when he comes back
     
  21. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    :pity::pity::pity: (math could be your friend)

    missed it by that much....LOL!:lol:
     
  22. DolfanCole

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    The story hasn't really died down though. It could get uglier before it gets better for Big Ben. So, I'm not seeing a reduced suspension right now, and it could even be made longer.
     
  23. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    yeah, 6 games...

    1 Sep 12 ATL @ PIT
    2 Sep 19 PIT @ TEN
    3 Sep 26 PIT @ TB
    4 Oct 03 BAL @ PIT
    6 Oct 17 CLE @ PIT
    7 Oct 24 PIT @ MIA (If Goddell does not reduce, Ben will be suspended this week therefore we will not play him)
     
  24. SeanP

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    Well according to this article:
    http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/04/21/report-ben-roethlisberger-will-be-suspended-4-6-games/ (ignore the link name, it's not entirely relevant)

    This man should be in jail... that's disgusting.

    It's clear he is VERY guilty, I mean he never even told his side of the story to the cops did he? If I were in his shoes and I didn't do it I'd want everyone to hear my side of it...
     
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  25. DolfanJake

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    Interesting the teams that are definitely going to miss him - Atlanta and Baltimore - two teams the NFL has love for. Boy we never seem to catch any breaks, and it makes it more & more believable that Goodell does have a hate for the Dolphins

    (its been rumored he & his father were Jets season ticket holders when he was a kid)
     
  26. DolfanCole

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    This is the main reason why I think it'll get worse for Ben before it gets better. And 6 games may grow to much more rather than reduce to 4.
     
  27. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    You sure he's a man? Im not so sure. More like a boy.
     
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  28. SeanP

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    Touché sir
     
  29. Roman529

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    So you think Jimmy Clausen will be the Steeler's QB when we play them?? :lol:
     
  30. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Not entirely true, if he completes the behavioral classes by the time the season starts, it could get reduced.....dont get your hope up....

    however he could be traded, which Pitt is trying to do..
     
  31. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Seattle makes the most sense...2 1st rounders, Pitt gets to get him out of the divison....Seattle gives up the 6, and keeps the 14....and there is a need...
     
  32. dolpns13

    dolpns13 Chest Rockwell is my hero

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    http://forums.thephins.com/showpost.php?p=1106496&postcount=16

    Im sure itll get reduced
     
  33. Dolphins1Beatles

    Dolphins1Beatles Ziggy Stardust

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    He HAD to be doing SOMETHING. Even if she is lying a little bit[which I doubt, he's had this problem before, and it's horrible to lie about something like this], it's very hard to lie about someone doing something with all these people around if he's in there keeping to himself and being nice to everyone, because someone would say something.

    He should be suspended the full 6 games, or the NFL looks soft. We have our own guy with past issues now in Marshall, and I want players like him to see that the NFL is dead serious. I dont want to get screwed over by him.
     
  34. hazed819

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    Sounfd like a money scam to me man, plus not like the girl was 18 or younger shes 20 dam years old, you old enough to make the decision to be out eatting crap with a much older guy, a rich football player never the less then you were there for a dam reason. Ben was ******ed enough to put himself in the situation no doubt but seriously they should be asking her dam questions as well, not to mention that this crap happened in GA they arent dam fans they wanted to be around the wealthy football player. The goddam women arent the only victims here.

    Well anyhow... I am glad he is suspended for 6 games and I hope it stands lol GO DOLPHINS!
     
  35. jtsacksyou

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    I hope they have rothlesiburger when we play them. I hate it when we beat a team without their star player cuz then the media down plays the win so much.
     
  36. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    A win is a win is a win.....Media can do what it wants...doesnt change a Win being a Win.
     
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  37. The G Man

    The G Man Git 'r doooonnne!!!

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    Thing is with today's decision, moving Big Ben is going to be very difficult IMO. For any team willing to take him on, one more transgression and he's in deep sheet. Not saying it can't get done, and word is the Rooney's are fit to be tied with him right now, but my guess is the Steelers are either going to have to lower their expectations, or just suck it up and stick it out with Ben for now.
     
  38. Fin4life

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    I think he will be a raider on draft day
     
  39. The Aqua Crush

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    I bet he won't be playing for Pittsburgh this year.
     
  40. bluehaze

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    When do we play the Raiders? Because I don't think we face Rapistberger until then :lol:
     

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