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HEAV
04-21-2010, 12:57 PM
According to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, the Raiders are in contact with the Steelers about a trade for Ben Roethlisberger.

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Figures...

Garcia Bronco
04-21-2010, 12:57 PM
Great

Ray Finkle
04-21-2010, 12:58 PM
for what they'd have to give up, I hope it happens....

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 01:00 PM
for what they'd have to give up, I hope it happens....

NFL Network is reporting that with the suspension coming down coupled with the image issues that the Steelers will have trouble getting a single 1st rounder. Nothing more than the 8th pick might do it.

DBroncos4life
04-21-2010, 01:04 PM
NFL Network is reporting that with the suspension coming down coupled with the image issues that the Steelers will have trouble getting a single 1st rounder. Nothing more than the 8th pick might do it.

I hope they toss in Nnamdi Asomugha just to be sure. :thumbsup:

Smiling Assassin27
04-21-2010, 01:12 PM
Convert JaMarcus to DT...makes sense to me.

Seriously, I think Big Ben could conceivably succumb to Todd Bertuzzi Syndrome if he's moved. While one incident was on-ice and the other(s) were not, I think trading Ben would negatively effect his ego and his mindset as a player and person. If that weren't bad enough, he gets shipped to the poster child for dysfunctionality, negativity, and dumpster-diving in the Raiders. He and Pittsburgh were a match made in heaven--a midwestern rust belt kid in a blue collar city, playing the style he plays.

Recall Bertuzzi losing any semblance of toughness after the moore incident. He was at the top of his game, coming off an all-star starter season, and just lost his edge mentally, leaving behind his physical play after the moore thing. I think Ben's embarrassed and ashamed while the people of Pittsburgh (most, that is) are sickened by his behavior (don't forget about the bike accident and previous allegations). He may be of little use to the silver and black for mental reasons alone.

crush17
04-21-2010, 01:15 PM
Screw Todd Bertuzzi, screw Rapistberger, and screw the Raiders.

Hogan11
04-21-2010, 01:16 PM
Perfect really. Oakland would get a QB that they not only need on the field, but one that also retores that good ole, traditional Raider image that the Bengals have nearly cornered the market on in recent years.

crowebomber
04-21-2010, 01:17 PM
I'd rather let the raiders draft given their track record.

Rabb
04-21-2010, 01:21 PM
for what they'd have to give up, I hope it happens....

yes

as long as Ben holds the ball, put him behind a bad line and whoa baby

Kaylore
04-21-2010, 01:23 PM
I'd rather let the raiders draft given their track record.

I agree. We're far more likely to get who we want with the Raiders picking above us.

bronco militia
04-21-2010, 01:23 PM
I'd rather let the raiders draft given their track record.

Ha!Ha!Ha!

bloodsunday
04-21-2010, 01:27 PM
I cannot believe the Steelers cannot get at least 1 first round pick for Big Ben. Seriously, we are talking about a Pro bowl, Super Bowl, QB. He's a bonehead for sure, but many a moron has had more chances than him, and not many had his credentials. I personally hope he does not go to the Raiders.

Beantown Bronco
04-21-2010, 01:28 PM
I agree. We're far more likely to get who we want with the Raiders picking above us.

Not in this case IMO. If Pittsburgh makes this trade, then it seems very likely that the rumors about them making a move for Bradford weren't just rumors.

Popps
04-21-2010, 01:34 PM
Ben R. might be a fat rapist, but he would improve the Raiders to an 8-8 team almost immediately.

AFC West fans had better hope this doesn't happen.

dbfan21
04-21-2010, 01:35 PM
Big Ben could really help make the Raiders a much improved team. I hope that doesn't happen!

OBF1
04-21-2010, 01:37 PM
Without a first round pick and Rothlisberger on the bench for 6 games, I find it hard to think the faid would go 8-8 this season.

go_broncos
04-21-2010, 01:37 PM
Big Ben is better QB than Kyle Orton.
We lost to jamarcus russell.

I hope Raiders don't get Ben.Their team will be vastly improved.

Popps
04-21-2010, 01:51 PM
Without a first round pick and Rothlisberger on the bench for 6 games, I find it hard to think the faid would go 8-8 this season.

Not this season, perhaps... but definitely going forward.

Do you really want him suiting up for the Raiders when we need to beat them to secure a playoff spot down the stretch...?

_Oro_
04-21-2010, 01:56 PM
I wouldn't want the Steelers picking above us. OTOH I'm pretty confident Big Ben would
suck it playing for the faid. OTOOH I'm pretty happy with Jamarcus sucking it up with the faid. So I say let's hope that this trade doesn't go down.

yerner
04-21-2010, 01:58 PM
I hate the Raiders. I hate Ben. Hope it happens. By the by, isn't at least one rape a prerequisite for Raiders season tickets?

Rohirrim
04-21-2010, 02:00 PM
The Steelers could get the Raiders #8 and then trade that and their #18 for the #1 slot and take Bradford. I'll bet the Rams would take that.

atomicbloke
04-21-2010, 02:00 PM
Do you really want him suiting up for the Raiders when we need to beat them to secure a playoff spot down the stretch...?

We couldn't do it with JeMarcus suiting up....

ColoradoBuff
04-21-2010, 02:01 PM
they'd have the fattest QB's in the league! but seriously i hope this doesn't happen.....agree with everyone that says it will improve the Raiders! ugh!

atomicbloke
04-21-2010, 02:01 PM
The Steelers could get the Raiders #8 and then trade that and their #18 for the #1 slot and take Bradford. I'll bet the Rams would take that.

Then why not just trade Roethlisberger and the #18 to the Rams for the #1....

Rohirrim
04-21-2010, 02:02 PM
Then why not just trade Roethlisberger and the #18 to the Rams for the #1....

Only the Raiders are slimy enough to want Ben now. ;D

ColoradoBuff
04-21-2010, 02:03 PM
The Steelers could get the Raiders #8 and then trade that and their #18 for the #1 slot and take Bradford. I'll bet the Rams would take that.

wow! that is an interesting take! IF they did that could you imagine if St. Louis did that, they could have Clausen at 8 and then BPA at 18...like Iupati or maybe Bryant! wow!

Bronco Yoda
04-21-2010, 02:05 PM
This would suck. Ben would improve the fade big time. I hope this does not happen.

Beantown Bronco
04-21-2010, 02:13 PM
Then why not just trade Roethlisberger and the #18 to the Rams for the #1....

Obvious answer would be....the Rams aren't interested in Big Ben and his off the field antics.

SouthStndJunkie
04-21-2010, 02:17 PM
If Rapesfurburgers becomes a Raider, Amy Trask will have to carry some mace on her at all times.

atomicbloke
04-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Wonder who would win a boxing bout between Roethlisberger and Tom Cable.

azbroncfan
04-21-2010, 02:25 PM
Regardless of Ben's wrap sheet and off the field crap we don't want him going to Oakland. Sure people will use the reverse psychology defense mechanism saying it would be good for him to go to Oakland but there is no denying the guys on the field talents. Nothing is more overrated than 1st round picks that bust more often than impact and he would improve Oakland a lot.

bronco militia
04-21-2010, 02:28 PM
Wonder who would win a boxing bout between Roethlisberger and Tom Cable.

they'd probably go out on a double date or two

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4613549

Los Broncos
04-21-2010, 02:55 PM
I cant imagine what the Steeler fan base would do if he is traded.

They are crazy about football.

I really hope Oakland doesn't get him, not good for us.

cutthemdown
04-21-2010, 03:16 PM
You guys kidding. They get big ben and they instantly become a better team. If Raiders get him for only 1 first rounder that is a steal. Innocent until proven guilty still applies here. Really he was only accused a bunch of times and none of us were there so we don't know what happened.

I'll be pissed if Raiders get big ben out of this. He's a very tough qb.

Chris
04-21-2010, 04:18 PM
My Broncos aren't afraid of anything. Just another reason to hate the raiders.

Donk
04-21-2010, 04:25 PM
If the Raiders get Big Ben Al sues the NFL and gets Ben reinstated.

2KBack
04-21-2010, 04:29 PM
My Broncos aren't afraid of anything. Just another reason to hate the raiders.

seconded. That's just 2 games a year the Broncos get to put that POS on his ass. I applaud the Rooneys if they get rid of Ben. I always hated the Steelers, but they're earning a lot of respect from me for kicking some of these guys to the curb.

hambone13
04-21-2010, 04:42 PM
Ben R. might be a fat rapist, but he would improve the Raiders to an 8-8 team almost immediately.

AFC West fans had better hope this doesn't happen.

Absolutely. Al Davis will coddle him out of any ego issues he might be suffering from right now. I'd rather he come here than he go there and I'm not interested in him coming here. He would make them a contender in the AFC West year in and year out.

FireFly
04-21-2010, 04:43 PM
I would not like Big Ben playing for the Raiders. Sure he's suspended for some of this season, but he's got more than a few seasons left in him and he's a GOOD QB. IMO it would almost put the raiders ahead of us.

Personally, and I'm obviously in the minority here, I'd rather see him as a Bronco than a raider.

loborugger
04-21-2010, 05:03 PM
Only the Raiders are slimy enough to want Ben now. ;D

Al doesnt want him to play QB. Al wants Ben around so he can get a few tips on how to charm the ladies.

LRtagger
04-21-2010, 05:22 PM
Big Ben is better QB than Kyle Orton.
We lost to jamarcus russell.

I hope Raiders don't get Ben.Their team will be vastly improved.

Rapeaburger lost to Quinn last year so we're good. !Booya!

BroncoInferno
04-21-2010, 05:43 PM
You guys kidding. They get big ben and they instantly become a better team. If Raiders get him for only 1 first rounder that is a steal. Innocent until proven guilty still applies here. Really he was only accused a bunch of times and none of us were there so we don't know what happened.

I'll be pissed if Raiders get big ben out of this. He's a very tough qb.

I agree. He's a douche for sure, and I wouldn't want that rapist on my team, but nevertheless he can ball. The Raiders would be a factor with him behind center. I don't want to face him twice a year. Hopefully, it doesn't happen.

Circle Orange
04-21-2010, 06:48 PM
Only the Raiders are slimy enough to want Ben now.

Jamarcus da Hutt + Big Ol' Ben = porn tons of fun
http://scosoft.com/s/n/42105a0b.gif

The Raider locker room would be interesting. Two pulsating mounds of qb flesh rubbing just makes me want to...go out and do something constructive, like burn cities. http://scosoft.com/s/o/56a3d99b.gif

Archer81
04-21-2010, 06:52 PM
Jamarcus da Hutt + Big Ol' Ben = porn tons of fun
http://scosoft.com/s/n/42105a0b.gif

The Raider locker room would be interesting. Two pulsating mounds of qb flesh rubbing just makes me want to...go out and do something constructive, like burn cities. http://scosoft.com/s/o/56a3d99b.gif


Hey now. Maybe they could play tummy swords.


:Broncos:

broncosteven
04-21-2010, 06:56 PM
You guys kidding. They get big ben and they instantly become a better team. If Raiders get him for only 1 first rounder that is a steal. Innocent until proven guilty still applies here. Really he was only accused a bunch of times and none of us were there so we don't know what happened.

I'll be pissed if Raiders get big ben out of this. He's a very tough qb.

When we play the Raiders at home we make all the Raiders QB's look good.

They have a good ground game, decent OL and some talent on D, not a lot but some. They could be tough to beat with Rapenburger on their team.