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The Making of a Legend: Ben Roethlisberger, the Rookie

Article By on 19th June, 2009

... the Steelers intention was to allow Ben Roethlisberger to sit and watch Tommy Maddox his rookie season.  The biggest knock on Ben was that he was going to take at least a year, maybe two before he was ready to start.

After defeating the Oakland Raiders in a week one matchup, the Steelers headed to play their divisional rivals, the Baltimore Ravens.

During the game, Tommy Maddox was lost to an elbow injury, forcing the Steelers to put Roethlisberger in the game.

Roethlisbergers first pass attempt was intercepted by the Ravens, making the rookie look just like one.

As friends of mine were screaming for Charlie Batch to be put into the game, I said we drafted him to be our guy, so lets take our lumps now, rather than la...

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