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Roethlisberger to practice Wednesday (10/14)

Steelerfan81

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He will participate in 7 on 7 drills. Will go from there.

I could see Vick starting and Ben coming off the bench if needed. If he can't start.
 

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Superman

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well, if he comes back, he's at home and can work out the kinks in a game that some here say doesnt matter.
 

steelhurt

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It will depend on how he feels in these 7 on 7's. Can Ben protect himself? Will he be able to to move around without much discomfort and with the knee brace? Only Ben can tell the team how he feels and if he can maneuver about in the pocket, right?
 

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TDX27

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I see no way Ben sees action this week unless Tomlin is a hell of a lot dumber than I think he is. Next week would be the earliest he should think about playing.
 

Shane Falco

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It's apparent that the arrow is pointing up as far as his recovery is concerned. We don't live within our fears and believe that 7 will be football capable when ready. We own th tape on what he can do and we acknowledge that.
 

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yup but if Ben goes out their and can't protect himself he may just be jeapordizing our whole season by trying to come back too early. I'm pretty sure Ben circled this game as soon as the schedulers made this happen since it is against Brucey's cardinals but Ben has to think of the big picture...we need him in November and December not in an October game against a non-division opponent. I hope Mike T puts his foot down and does the smart thing which is let Mike Vick build on the Chargers game and have Ben healthier and readier for KC the following week.
 

SteelerSask

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well, if he comes back, he's at home and can work out the kinks in a game that some here say doesnt matter.
I'm fine with that so long as the doctors say he is no more risk this week as next. I'm in the camp that this game is a throw away without him anyway. If he is at any greater risk this week, I say absolutely no. It is abundantly clear that the season is over if his season ends early.
 

blitzburghv5

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I think even if the doctors say he can go, Tomlin will "game time decision" him and then hold him out the game 30 mins before kickoff.....Haley needs to script plays to Vicks strengths...that's it..don't get cute....
 

Troglodyte

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If the Steelers were 1-4 and 0-3 with Vick, I suspect many of the people thinking Ben should sit out another week might think otherwise. But thinking they can afford a third loss this early in the season isn't that far from thinking they could afford a fifth.
 

SteelerSask

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If the Steelers were 1-4 and 0-3 with Vick, I suspect many of the people thinking Ben should sit out another week might think otherwise. But thinking they can afford a third loss this early in the season isn't that far from thinking they could afford a fifth.
Really. That is some amazing logic. A third is not that different from a fifth. So hell I guess the Ravens at 1-4 are practically tied with the Bengals at 5-0. No one here is saying that if he is good to go, by the doctors, that this is just a meaningless throw away game and save him for saving him sake. But the initial prognosis was 4-6 weeks. 3 is substantially early. If he can't move properly or his knee isn't as stable as it will be next week then he sits. Winning last week afforded the team that possibility. You can lose 6 games in a season and still easily make the playoffs. 7 and you need a lot of luck. If Roethlisberger is hurt for the season it is as much over as if they were 0-5 now. Clearly this team cannot win anything more than a few games against weaker opponents without him.
 

21STEELERS21

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I remember the year he played on the really bad ankle. For several games he just threw within several seconds to
prevent ever getting hit. It worked then.
 

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