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Ben will be back!

Post by Greeksteel » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:48 pm

as per the twittersphere



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Post by Greeksteel » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:49 pm

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Ben Roethlisberger will indeed be back as the #Steelers starting QB this fall. Just connected w/ the two-time Super Bowl winner’s agent, Ryan Tollner, who said this:
Ryan Tollner: They want Ben back and will contact me soon to address his cap situation. As we've shared since the season ended, we are happy to creatively adjust his contract to help them build the best team possible. A year ago, Ben wasn't sure if he could throw again, but he battled back to get 12 wins and the 8th division title of his career. They lost steam down the stretch and that doesn't sit well with for him, so the fire burns strong and theres plenty of gas left in the tank.


Love it! Lets fucking Go!!
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Post by zeke5123 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:57 pm

KC hardest hit.

Joking aside this is great news.

With the right restructure, I think we’d be in the clear from a cap perspective.

A little other restructuring and you have some space for FAs plus Watt.

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Post by Greeksteel » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:09 am

A Tuesday afternoon report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette indicated that the plan the Steelers have for Roethlisberger’s contract includes a two-year extension with all but $1.075 million of the $19 million he’s currently owed in 2021 being turned into a signing bonus and prorated over the three contract years.

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Post by K_C_ » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:09 am

zeke5123 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:57 pm
KC hardest hit.

Joking aside this is great news.

With the right restructure, I think we’d be in the clear from a cap perspective.

A little other restructuring and you have some space for FAs plus Watt.
:lol:

Dude...we aren't winning shit with either Roethlisberger, Rudolph, Haskins, etc.

You may not believe that now....but you'll come to understand reality once the season starts.

This just delays the inevitable by one year, although Ben definitely deserves his farewell tour.
"In my opinion, he is a great motivator and good leader of men, but a shit tactician and absolutely game day imbecile".

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Post by Jizz Mop » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:37 am

Please retool Oline and give him a running threat

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Post by Steelperch » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:41 am

I hope he plays all 3 years

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Post by Orangesteel » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:53 am

Thank fucking Christ. To hell with all of the asshats.

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Post by K_C_ » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:04 am

Steelperch wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:41 am
I hope he plays all 3 years
Oh I do too.

This place will be a scream.

:lol:
"In my opinion, he is a great motivator and good leader of men, but a shit tactician and absolutely game day imbecile".

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Post by Professor Half Wit » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:08 am

Jizz Mop wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:37 am
Please retool Oline and give him a running threat
Gonna need to be one helluva of a draft and a FA dumpster dive gem discovery to make this motor hum in 2021/22.
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Post by SOCALSTEEL » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:20 am

Could be his agent just trying to get in front of things.Go public and say Steelers already say they want 7 back,then if they low ball Ben and he doesn’t except Steelers look bad.

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Post by Jizz Mop » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:23 am

Professor Half Wit wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:08 am
Jizz Mop wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:37 am
Please retool Oline and give him a running threat
Gonna need to be one helluva of a draft and a FA dumpster dive gem discovery to make this motor hum in 2021/22.
Very good Oline draft

It can be done

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Post by SteelerDayTrader » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:27 am

Steelperch wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:41 am
I hope he plays all 3 years
I hope does at least that....id be fine with 5 too
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Post by SteelerDayTrader » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:28 am

Biggest problem is center.....bad draft for that position
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Post by El Kabong » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:35 am

K_C_ wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:04 am
Steelperch wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:41 am
I hope he plays all 3 years
Oh I do too.

This place will be a scream.

:lol:
I think you MAY be right, but I don't think you can be as certain as you are projecting.
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Post by Jizz Mop » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:37 am

Anyone know what’s been discussed for Ben’s cap charge for 21?

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Post by Greeksteel » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:42 am

Jizz Mop wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:37 am
Anyone know what’s been discussed for Ben’s cap charge for 21?

A Tuesday afternoon report from Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette indicated that the plan the Steelers have for Roethlisberger’s contract includes a two-year extension with all but $1.075 million of the $19 million he’s currently owed in 2021 being turned into a signing bonus and prorated over the three contract years.

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Post by Steelersfan » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:53 am

Hopefully they find a way to shave, in the neighborhood of 14 million or more, off his cap this year without kicking too much down the road.

So glad all the negative pundits didn't change this outcome. Best thing, this season, for the team, organization and Bens legacy.

However, they can't let Ben coming back, inhibit their process, IN ANY WAY, to finding the heir apparent. Whatever, that process is, EYE ON THE PRIZE, Nose to the grindstone. Trade the #1 if they feel THE guy is there. Do what they have too.

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Post by steelmann58 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:49 am

Best News for the Steelers and Ben the window is still open.

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Post by zeke5123 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:15 am

Jizz Mop wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:37 am
Please retool Oline and give him a running threat
Start with playing Dotson. Hope that DD recovers after Ab injury. Probably have to bring back AV at a reasonable number. Draft pick at RT. Chucks swing tackle. FA at center.

Not a great line but passable (especially if Dotson is as good as I think he is).

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Post by Havoc » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:02 am

zeke5123 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:15 am
Jizz Mop wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:37 am
Please retool Oline and give him a running threat
Start with playing Dotson. Hope that DD recovers after Ab injury. Probably have to bring back AV at a reasonable number. Draft pick at RT. Chucks swing tackle. FA at center.

Not a great line but passable (especially if Dotson is as good as I think he is).
Get Dotson in the lineup and draft 1 difference maker who can start day 1 at OL. That should give Canada and Ben something to work with.
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Post by SteelerDayTrader » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:09 am

zeke5123 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:15 am
Probably have to bring back AV at a reasonable number.
If that passive aggressive me 1st bitch is brought back the season is done.......
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Post by zeke5123 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:25 am

SteelerDayTrader wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:09 am
zeke5123 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:15 am
Probably have to bring back AV at a reasonable number.
If that passive aggressive me 1st bitch is brought back the season is done.......
:roll:

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Post by Charles Demarr » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:18 pm

K_C_ wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:09 am
zeke5123 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:57 pm
KC hardest hit.

Joking aside this is great news.

With the right restructure, I think we’d be in the clear from a cap perspective.

A little other restructuring and you have some space for FAs plus Watt.
:lol:

Dude...we aren't winning shit with either Roethlisberger, Rudolph, Haskins, etc.

You may not believe that now....but you'll come to understand reality once the season starts.

This just delays the inevitable by one year, although Ben definitely deserves his farewell tour.
I'm in this camp. Love Ben, appreciate Ben etc.

This team just delayed progress by a year. They will not be a playoff team, but they will do just enough to pick in the mid to late teens.

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Post by Ice » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:50 pm

I'm still saying we saw two teams last year. There was a very good team for the first 9 weeks, and the team that fell on its face the last 7 or so weeks. The end result was 12-4, and I think immediately predicting a non-playoff season is a little bit premature, but that's just me. We haven't even seen the off-season yet.
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Post by K_C_ » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:32 pm

El Kabong wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:35 am
K_C_ wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:04 am
Steelperch wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:41 am
I hope he plays all 3 years
Oh I do too.

This place will be a scream.

:lol:
I think you MAY be right, but I don't think you can be as certain as you are projecting.
:lol:

Riiiiiiiiiight..........
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Post by K_C_ » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:05 pm

SteelerDayTrader wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:27 am
Steelperch wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:41 am
I hope he plays all 3 years
I hope does at least that....id be fine with 5 too
:lol:

Holy shit THAT is the funniest thing I will read all day!!
"In my opinion, he is a great motivator and good leader of men, but a shit tactician and absolutely game day imbecile".

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Post by bradshaw2ben » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm

Charles Demarr wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:18 pm
K_C_ wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:09 am
zeke5123 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:57 pm
KC hardest hit.

Joking aside this is great news.

With the right restructure, I think we’d be in the clear from a cap perspective.

A little other restructuring and you have some space for FAs plus Watt.
:lol:

Dude...we aren't winning shit with either Roethlisberger, Rudolph, Haskins, etc.

You may not believe that now....but you'll come to understand reality once the season starts.

This just delays the inevitable by one year, although Ben definitely deserves his farewell tour.
I'm in this camp. Love Ben, appreciate Ben etc.

This team just delayed progress by a year. They will not be a playoff team, but they will do just enough to pick in the mid to late teens.
Until the HC is gone, Ben is the best hope for progress this team has. I'll take that bet––I suspect they'll be about as good as last year, meaning they'll be a playoff team.

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Post by jeemie » Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:00 pm

bradshaw2ben wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Charles Demarr wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:18 pm
K_C_ wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:09 am


:lol:

Dude...we aren't winning shit with either Roethlisberger, Rudolph, Haskins, etc.

You may not believe that now....but you'll come to understand reality once the season starts.

This just delays the inevitable by one year, although Ben definitely deserves his farewell tour.
I'm in this camp. Love Ben, appreciate Ben etc.

This team just delayed progress by a year. They will not be a playoff team, but they will do just enough to pick in the mid to late teens.
Until the HC is gone, Ben is the best hope for progress this team has. I'll take that bet––I suspect they'll be about as good as last year, meaning they'll be a playoff team.
It’s been a decade’s worth of evidence to show that Ben cannot carry this team to a Super Bowl.

But the dreamers gotta keep dreaming, I guess.

Like I said, I’d be happier if I thought Ben staying meant we were closer to a championship.

We’re not so all I can hope for is he ends his career looking better than he did the last several weeks of 2020.

And that he doesn’t go out the way Brett Favre or Dan Marino did.

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Post by Charles Demarr » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:07 pm

bradshaw2ben wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm
Charles Demarr wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:18 pm
K_C_ wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:09 am


:lol:

Dude...we aren't winning shit with either Roethlisberger, Rudolph, Haskins, etc.

You may not believe that now....but you'll come to understand reality once the season starts.

This just delays the inevitable by one year, although Ben definitely deserves his farewell tour.
I'm in this camp. Love Ben, appreciate Ben etc.

This team just delayed progress by a year. They will not be a playoff team, but they will do just enough to pick in the mid to late teens.
Until the HC is gone, Ben is the best hope for progress this team has. I'll take that bet––I suspect they'll be about as good as last year, meaning they'll be a playoff team.
We can definitely come up with something to wager.

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