Friday, September 23, 2005
Roethlisberger With A Cherry On Top
Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger has now officially moved on from his rookie year. Witness his comments yesterday when asked to name the best guy in the NFL at his position. The now wily second-year guy said this:
"People say Manning, but Tom Brady is, by far, the best quarterback in the NFL."
With this new maturity comes the realization that Pittsburgh teams of the past have regretted the trash talk that preceded earlier tilts with the Pats (remember the booked flights to New Orleans?).
So, give the kid credit for not only recognizing reality (after all, who IS better than Brady?), but also taking a leadership role by insuring that no bulletin board material will appear in the locker room of the Super Bowl Champs.
Coming off two impressive wins against lesser opponents, the Steelers are under no illusion that the Pats will lay down before them as well.
I look for a narrow Pats win (20-17) and a decent start on the toughest 5-game stretch in NFL history.
at 9:28 AM