Refocused, hungrier Roethlisberger prepares for return to Steelers
A week from now, one of the big stories in the league -- maybe the biggest story in the league -- will be
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One thing Roethlisberger is happy about, Whitfield said, is to work on some of the mechanical things a quarterback never has time to do during a normal season. "He likes the fact that this is like a one-month mechanics camp,'' Whitfield said. "He's a very self-aware quarterback. He'll say, 'I pat the ball, I overstride, sometimes I'm sloppy in my drop -- let's work on those things,' '' Whitfield said. "I think he's been very happy to be able to take some time to work on things he believes will make him a better player.''
"It's been very interesting,'' Whitfield added. "It's not like I have
After one practice, Whitfield said Roethlisberger took his cleats off and put on some work boots. Roethlisberger said he was going to chop wood at his father's ranch nearby.
"I think he's going to come back sharper and hungrier,'' Whitfield said. "He's really focused right now.''
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For a corner to be mentioned in the same sentence as
NO. NOT REALLY.
The Jags won't get any quarterback who possibly could morph into a quarterback of the future, unless you'd be willing to take a
A JAGUAR SEASON-TICKET-HOLDER HAS HIS SAY.
Dave, you're right. I deserve a shot for that. If the Jags can sell 68,000 non-tarped seats, that should be good enough for a sellout in a market the size of Jacksonville. Re Los Angeles, I think there will be a team there within five years, and I think the favorite to be that team is either Oakland, Jacksonville or Buffalo. Nothing will happen, as you say, until the labor deal is set, and nothing will happen until there's a set number for the price of a stadium.
THE BUCS ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
Look, when a team's fourth-string quarterback has the kind of day Charlie Batch had Sunday, it's not the time to say it was a fluky loss, which it sounds like you're saying about the Bucs. I like the Bucs, but they're not in the Steelers' league yet.
HE THINKS I OVERRATE LEON WASHINGTON.
First of all, Washington was dealt to Seattle for a five, not a four, and
THE GIANTS HAVE SOME HOPE, HE SAYS.
You can't seriously argue the Giants deserve to be ranked among the best 15 teams in football. Come on. If I picked the NFL 1 to 32 right now, they'd be in the bottom 10. The lack of playmaking, the lack of poise ... be fair now.
DWIGHT FREENEY DOESN'T LIKE MY OPINION.
I heard Freeney was upset about me not calling him one of the best five pass-rushers in football, and ridiculing me for putting
THE FALCONS DESERVE CREDIT.
The Falcons should be justifiably proud, very proud, for going to New Orleans and beating the defending Super Bowl champs. The point, obviously, is that