What Ben Roethlisberger’s Suspension and Madden 11 Have In Common This Season

September 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two games into the young NFL season and already Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin is quoting Mark Twain (or close to it). The 2-0 Steelers were pronounced dead before even starting this year, a byproduct of Ben Roethlisberger’s off-the-field shenanigans
Yet, as so often happens in the NFL, life has gone on without the so-called irreplaceable. Though it’s been far from “pretty” (which is a word that, even in its most raw form, is not easily attached to professional football), Coach Tomlin’s team has shown that really REALLY good defense and a better than average running game can make up for not having a star quarterback.
"We're a little bit annoyed (about) the premature reporting of our death” noted Tomlin. The quote, similar to one of Mark Twain’s wittier responses, illustrates the fourth year coach’s frustration at being categorized as a one-man team.
But let’s make one thing very clear: Ben Roethlisberger is damn good. You...

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