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Roethlisberger's disappearing act

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07:32 AM ET 12.24 | After the Steelers stumbled again, this time to the Bengals, Ben Roethlisberger fell on the sword, which teammate Ryan Clark said later was expected from "captains and quarterbacks." What you couldn't possibly have expected was that Roethlisberger would come up so small in such a big game. It wasn't just his interception in the final 24 seconds that led to the Bengals' 13-10 win or his interception in the first quarter that was returned for the Bengals' only touchdown. He was awful the whole game. ... What has happened to Roethlisberger? He hasn't been the same since his shoulder/rib injury in the Kansas City game Nov. 12. The Steelers are 0-3 since he came back after missing 3 1/2 games.

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December 24, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Maybe it's about time they fix that block of swiss cheese they've been pawning off as an offensive line.

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December 24, 2012  08:57 AM ET

How do you make a 6' 5" and 241 lbs hombre disappear?

By making him the Steelers QB! :-)

December 24, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Maybe it's about time they fix that block of swiss cheese they've been pawning off as an offensive line.

That doesn't excuse the INT's that have cost the Steelers the last 2 games.

December 24, 2012  09:29 AM ET

He came back too soon from his injury. It was a valiant effort, but the mechanics just weren't the same.

December 24, 2012  09:29 AM ET
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That doesn't excuse the INT's that have cost the Steelers the last 2 games.

Maybe he's hurt and not injured. It might be worse than they're telling us and it's affecting the way he throws the ball.

December 24, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Ben threw the picks, but the whole team has played poorly all season, poor coaching, poor running game , tons of drops by the receivers, turnovers, very poor performance by the defense on third and long plays, I could write a book. Bottom line, the playoffs should have been clinched weeks ago, by beating the likes of Oakland, Tennessee, Cleveland and San Diego.

December 24, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Merry Christmas to all!

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December 24, 2012  09:49 AM ET

It's true enough that Ben hasn't been quite the same since the injury. Don't know what it is but clearly something is not quite right with him. Hey it's been a tough season, the team has struggled with injuries and other issues but there's always next year

December 24, 2012  09:51 AM ET

They all need to just get healthy, draft a couple of O-Lineman and hit it next year.

December 24, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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They all need to just get healthy, draft a couple of O-Lineman and hit it next year.

They've drafted 4 olinemen in the past 3 seasons. Keeping them healthy is a different story

December 24, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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They've drafted 4 olinemen in the past 3 seasons. Keeping them healthy is a different story

MERRY CHRISTMAS Mr. Steeler!

December 24, 2012  10:10 AM ET

As Catfish Hunter used to say, " the sun doesn't shine on the same dogs a## every day." BR is a winner, and you can't teach that.

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December 24, 2012  10:26 AM ET

Sup. Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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MERRY CHRISTMAS Mr. Steeler!

Enjoy the Feast of Saturnalia Bishop

December 24, 2012  10:28 AM ET
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As Catfish Hunter used to say, " the sun doesn't shine on the same dogs a## every day." BR is a winner, and you can't teach that.

You got that one straight 50

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December 24, 2012  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

As Catfish Hunter used to say, " the sun doesn't shine on the same dogs a## every day." BR is a winner, and you can't teach that.

LOL True he's a winner, but many a great player fades away, but maybe he came back too quick from the ribs (joke here somewhere) because he doesn't look that comfortable these last couple games.

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