NFL  > Pittsburgh Steelers  > Refs 0-for-Season on Head Shots to Big Ben
December 13, 2010, 11:29 PM
After watching the Bengals game this week, once again it's obvious that the NFL officials have a "don't look, don't tell" policy on protecting at least ONE NFL QB....
Can anybody guess how many Roughing-the-Passer or Illegal-Blow-to-the-Head penalties Roethlisberger has drawn this season? Clue: less than Brady or Mannning have had in one game........But I won't use the "C"-word, as I'll be accused of being a resident of Roswell, NV or something like that.......
December 13, 2010  11:41 PM ET

Oh...I thought you knew about the email and attachment the NFL sent to all the officials...

Subject: Do you want this man near your Daughter?

Attached was a picture of Ben...

Seriously, I have been watching the Steelers games and I can see what you are talking about... I can just say... Bummer!

December 14, 2010  11:41 AM ET
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Seriously, I have been watching the Steelers games and I can see what you are talking about... I can just say... Bummer!

I has been a joke this year.

December 14, 2010  11:42 AM ET
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Karma is a nasty thing.

So why is Donte Stallworth still in the League again?

December 14, 2010  12:16 PM ET

Dallas has played in eight Super Bowls and has been penalized more then their opponents in every game? Dallas has played in back to back Super Bowls without one penalty called on their opponent? 71 vs the Dolphins and 75 vs the Steelers? What team has been penalized the most in a Super Bowl? Dallas with 133 in SB V. How on earth do you get penalized over 100 yards more then your opponent in a Super Bowl like Dallas vs the Colts in SB V!? lol

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December 14, 2010  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE:

After watching the Bengals game this week, once again it's obvious that the NFL officials have a "don't look, don't tell" policy on protecting at least ONE NFL QB....Can anybody guess how many Roughing-the-Passer or Illegal-Blow-to-the-Head penalties Roethlisberger has drawn this season? Clue: less than Brady or Mannning have had in one game........But I won't use the "C"-word, as I'll be accused of being a resident of Roswell, NV or something like that.......

lol you are complaining about officiating after your last two Super Bowls? Lets be real, that Harrison return vs Arizona could've been easily called down at the 1 inch line and time expired for half? Instead you get handed the game. Dallas never gets that call.

December 14, 2010  01:35 PM ET
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Because folks without clue one throw karma out there like it's always a negative thing. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. These same folks can't appreciate the irony of blaming poor officiating on karma. You know, that kind that bites these people right square in the arse for continuing to spread lies and misinformation and insinuations about, oh, I don't know, maybe a certain NFL quarterback. THAT kind of karma.

Beautifully said my friend.

December 14, 2010  01:40 PM ET
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Dallas has played in eight Super Bowls and has been penalized more then their opponents in every game? Dallas has played in back to back Super Bowls without one penalty called on their opponent? 71 vs the Dolphins and 75 vs the Steelers? What team has been penalized the most in a Super Bowl? Dallas with 133 in SB V. How on earth do you get penalized over 100 yards more then your opponent in a Super Bowl like Dallas vs the Colts in SB V!? lol

True, the Steelers weren't penalized in SB 10, BUT the Cowboys were only penalized twice for 20 yards. Let's not pretend they had to overcome great odds.

How about in Super Bowl 9 when the Steelers were penalized 8 times for 122 yards to Minnesota's 4 for 18 yards? Champions overcome that type of **** Junior!

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December 14, 2010  09:15 PM ET

ATF/Deuce: REALLY? so you're comparing ANCIENT HISTORY stats from the C'boys cobwebbed past and very subjective observations about Chicago's season, to the FACT that Roethlisberger got his FREAKIN' NOSE SHATTERED by one of many head blows he's received this season, without a single flag being thrown? Deuce, aren't you one of the BIG James Harrison bandwagon beraters that cry "dirty play" incessantly? I suppose that all Harrison's penalties/fines, none of which were for illegal hit to the head, are OK....but somehow, Ben's nose was broken in the absence of any illegal blow to the head????

With all the hoopla this year surrounding concussions and head injuries by the NFL, I find it HYPOCRITICAL and downright CRIMINAL that almost EVERY GAME, Roethlisberger takes several shots to the head and very late hits regardless, and the zebras turn a blind eye to it.

When Romo or Cutler need reconstructive surgery following a game to repair THEIR broken nose, then you can add your two cents....until then, SHUT YOUR FREAKIN PIE-HOLES

December 14, 2010  09:58 PM ET

Max, when I want a piece of yer lip,I'll scrape it off my zipper.........

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December 15, 2010  11:12 AM ET
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so ****, and crawl your crying **** back to your crying blanket.

Jesus dude! Take a pill!

Or are you still fretting from the total a-s-s-r-a-p-i-n-g of your team by the Pats?

December 15, 2010  11:47 AM ET

Do Steelers fans really think the NFL is "out to get them" this season? Just curious because I have gotten this impression multiple times now.

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December 15, 2010  03:13 PM ET
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Dallas has played in eight Super Bowls and has been penalized more then their opponents in every game? Dallas has played in back to back Super Bowls without one penalty called on their opponent? 71 vs the Dolphins and 75 vs the Steelers? What team has been penalized the most in a Super Bowl? Dallas with 133 in SB V. How on earth do you get penalized over 100 yards more then your opponent in a Super Bowl like Dallas vs the Colts in SB V!? lol

OMG....

SHUT UP!!

December 15, 2010  03:20 PM ET
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LOL. Can you believe that Ricky is still single???

What a shock!!

*presses sarcasm button*

LOL!

December 15, 2010  03:36 PM ET
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And I guess you can call me a sissy and whiner, too, because I think there is most definitely a different standard in place for Tom Terrific and Peyton Manning. Being as neutral as I can be, I counted two shots to Roethlisbeger's head in last Sunday's game (one was a facemask penalty as well) and a VERY generous two late shots--one of which involved a player taking a full stride after the ball was released and driving Roethlisberger to the ground. For God's sake, Harrison got flagged for landing on a guy he tackled a couple of weeks back. These are facts. I could easily make the case for two more shots Roethlisberger took that have generated flags in other situations.

I think that is fine. To not think there is a double standard seems a little naive. However at times it has seemed like some Steeler fans.....and players want to turn this into a conspiracy the NFL is perpetrating on them. And THAT I don't buy.

December 15, 2010  04:30 PM ET

Roethlisberger likes to take shots, he hangs on to the ball forever. So what do you want? When they rush him, and he is scampering like that girl he had in the washroom..don't hit him?Many of these QB like Big Ben, Vick and Rogers think they can make defenses look foolish. They will get hit running with the ball. Why don't Steelers put Ben on IR? His foot is injured, and nose, he had a concussion riding a bike without a helmet and drunk. Steelers fans don't care for safety of their players. You can't have it both ways. Go ask H wards, long hair TP and your guy James Harrison.

 
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