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CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled from behind by Matt Roth #53 of the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Ron MaurerContributor IApril 14, 2010

Let me start by saying I have 3 #7 Steelers's jerseys. I wanted Big Ben over Eli Manning in the draft (secretly I wanted Rivers over Ben or Eli). After the 2005 Super Bowl win I began to question my love for Ben. He started beefing with Whisenhunt and Cowher after posting the worse QB rating in Super Bowl history.....and still getting a ring!! He wrecks his bike and almost kills himself, but never accepted or expressed any responsibility for almost destroying his career and his teams chance at a repeat. He follows up the 2009 Super Bowl win with a rape allegation and the team missing the playoffs. This off season, he tries to have sex with a drunk 20 year in a bathroom in Georgia, the season after he received a 100+ million dollar contract. You can't find franchise QB's bagging grocery at your local grocery store (or can you??? Kurt Warner). Too much is invested in Ben to deal with this crap from him. Ben isn't Payton Manning or Tom Brady. Give me Aaron Rodgers or Matt Schaub and the Steelers can be a Super Bowl contender with the receivers, backs and defense we have. Call me a crack head but I believe the Steelers can win with Dixon and a RB to complement Mendenhall. With Ben's trade value we could get another 1st round pick this year as well as a veteran back or O-lineman. If Santonio had to go, and I agree he did....so does Ben. Even more so when you consider he is the face of the franchise and the defacto LEADER of the team.

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