Will Roethlisberger’s “New” Knee Be A Key To The Steelers Season?

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QB Ben Roethlisberger has declared himself pain free in his knee and ready to go for the 2013 campaign.

“It feels great, it feels better than ever, like it’s a brand new knee, and I feel younger than ever, I feel good,” Roethlisberger said this week from London, per 7M Sports.

The Steelers franchise QB had an arthroscopic procedure to clean up meniscus damage on June 5th.

Having mobility and the ability to get out of the pocket and make plays has always been a huge key to Ben’s game and the success of the Steelers, so the quote from above for sure is music to the ears of Steelers fans.

Right now if things old true, this is the outlook for the Steelers O-line entering training camp.

Left OT – Mike Adams
Left OG – Ramon Foster
Center – Maurkice Pouncey
Right OG – David DeCastro
Right OT – Marcus Gilbert

Getting DeCastro back is great, but let’s be realistic, he didn’t play enough in 2012 to get a full grasp if he’s going to be as good as everyone had him being coming out of college.

The two tackles are two players that need to step up in Gilbert and Adams, and they need to play well to make sure Ben doesn’t have another key injury like a season ago to his ribs.

No one is ever going to change the way that Roethlisberger plays, so the key other than having an offensive line that needs to play better than ever, is the mobility factor that a ‘new knee’ as he calls it, will bring to the table.

Last season Ben ran for 92 yards on 26 carries, but there’s no denying that the way he can create and a healthy knee is going to pay huge dividends for the Steelers in 2013.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

 

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5 Comments

  • blkandgold4Life

    If Ben just gets rid of the ball he dosent get the knee injury or the rib injury.. True the O-Line has to do better..but I really think run blocking is their issue.Ben had to help himself stay healthy..take what’s given only if its only 5 yards

  • TriCitySteel

    Matt, you need to update this, as of right now, Marcus Gilbert will be the LT, not Adams. Adams acknowledged as much during offseason workouts before his stabbing.

  • j.hackers

    neil reading and hearing rumors down here in fl. that pouncey has gang tats and he was very pissed off, when he was clubbing with hernandez, and his necklace was ripped off his neck.a murder followed.

  • steelers vs titans 2011 score was 37 17 ben rothliesberger threw long pass to i beleive mike waalace they score touch from 31-17 to 37-17 with ben brand new knee could steelrs mange to score same scoreboord simllair to 2011 bes best most vauable domiated underacheiver player all time nobody bteer than ben hope sept 08 ben throw all passes make touchdown know strls going outocme winner over titans

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