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The Making Of a Legend: Ben Roethlisberger, The Beginning

Article By on 18th June, 2009

... I sat in my living room with my son, like we do every draft day.  This was the earliest the Steelers had picked in a while, so I was more excited than normal.

I remember him asking me if there was a chance of Eli Manning falling to the Steelers.  I told him that just wasn't going to happen.  With the speculation from the Chargers, Giants, and Bills who were picking a few picks after us, I was just hoping one of the three (Manning, Roethlisberger, and Phillip Rivers) would still be around when Pittsburgh chose.

My biggest concern was that the Steelers would choose either a quarterback or a corner.  Pittsburghs two biggest areas of need.  After a poor season by Tommy Maddox, quarterback was the Steelers bi...

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