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07:10 AM ET 07.03 | Ben Roethlisberger, who at a point a few years ago appeared to be a candidate for departing Pittsburgh, made it clear Tuesday he'd like to finish his career in Steeltown. Appearing in London to promote the Steelers' Week 4 bout against the Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium, Roethlisberger took aim at Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw's four Super Bowl rings. "I want to pass Terry Bradshaw by getting more Super Bowl wins," Roethlisberger said, via Steelers public relations manager Burt Lauten. "That's our expectations in Pittsburgh. ... There is no other franchise I would rather play for than the Pittsburgh Steelers." Roethlisberger is signed through the 2015 season, but his salary-cap number balloons to $18 million in 2014.

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July 3, 2013  07:36 AM ET

Isn't this (multiple Super Bowl wins) the objective anyway?

July 3, 2013  07:38 AM ET

He has the talent. If the ball bounces the right way, there's no reason he couldn't win another couple of SBs.

As for staying in Pittsburgh, he's shown that he's willing to work with the team to get his contracts done. And he's also said before that he'd be willing to take a pay cut if it built a better team. That's probably gonna come into play in a few years, once the mileage starts piling up.

July 3, 2013  07:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Isn't this (multiple Super Bowl wins) the objective anyway?

Absolutely, as long as you can make bank at the same time

July 3, 2013  07:51 AM ET
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Absolutely, as long as you can make bank at the same time

When players on a SB team all want big paydays, that's what usually kills repeats, unless they have good depth. Players that are willing to play for less than max usually end up winning more in the long run. There are plenty of players that just want the $$ and don't care about the SB - but as they get later in the career many then want the Ring, but it can be too late.

July 3, 2013  08:00 AM ET
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And he's also said before that he'd be willing to take a pay cut if it built a better team. That's probably gonna come into play in a few years, once the mileage starts piling up.

"once the mileage starts piling up"

........if you haven't noticed its starting to pile up

July 3, 2013  08:01 AM ET

"I am chasing Terry Bradshaw....."

Don't hear that everyday.

July 3, 2013  08:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Isn't this (multiple Super Bowl wins) the objective anyway?

Yes it is, but I think the odds of him winning three more at this juncture in his career are pretty slim - and I'm a DIEHARD (but realistic) Steelers fan.

July 3, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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"I am chasing Terry Bradshaw....."Don't hear that everyday.

I believe EVERY QB in history, save Joe Montana is chasing Bradshaw in terms of SB rings, no?

July 3, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Every Steelers' QB should be chasing Bradshaw until they pass him for SB wins and career yards thrown. Ben's already passed him for career yards thrown may as well go for SB wins.

July 3, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I believe EVERY QB in history, save Joe Montana is chasing Bradshaw in terms of SB rings, no?

Yeah.... But you never hear it.

July 3, 2013  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Every Steelers' QB should be chasing Bradshaw until they pass him for SB wins and career yards thrown. Ben's already passed him for career yards thrown may as well go for SB wins.

Yes Big Ben has passed Terry in career yards thrown, but we're comparing different eras - teams were A LOT more run oriented back in Terry's day.................that being said I'd like to see Ben do it, I just don't think it'll happen.

July 3, 2013  08:26 AM ET
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Yes it is, but I think the odds of him winning three more at this juncture in his career are pretty slim - and I'm a DIEHARD (but realistic) Steelers fan.

I can respect that. Too many fans out there that are unrealistic homers.

July 3, 2013  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

"I am chasing Terry Bradshaw....."Don't hear that everyday.

Considering we're talking about Big Ben, I assumed they were talking about Rachel or Erin Bradshaw, at a club

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July 3, 2013  08:37 AM ET

He's trying to match a feat that has only been accomplished twice in Superbowl history.. The stars and planets have be aligned pefectly for that one.

July 3, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Teenage girls across the nation are issuing words of warning for whoever this Bradshaw is.

July 3, 2013  08:58 AM ET

Big Ben openly chasing Bradshaw

Stay out of the bathrooms Terry.

July 3, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Big Ben openly chasing BradshawStay out of the bathrooms Terry.

NIcely done!

July 3, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Big Ben openly chasing BradshawStay out of the bathrooms Terry.

LMAO!

 
July 3, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Big Ben openly chasing BradshawStay out of the bathrooms Terry.

My thought exactly.

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