OPPOSING VIEWS: Roethlisberger Says He Has to Make Plays on His Own While Brady’s ‘Flat-Footed’ in the Pocket
By: Ian Logue
A few highlighted articles out of Pittsburgh this morning:
On The Steelers: Brady does damage from pocket; Big Ben does it on the run – Ed Bouchette
Bouchette has an article comparing Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger, with Roethlisberger telling reporters that Brady sits there “flat footed” while he’s able to make plays on the run.
“If you watch a game of the Patriots, Tom Brady just stands back there flat-footed,” Roethlisberger said. “That’s not a knock on him, that’s just because he seems to be sitting there and he has time and there’s no one around him. But, when you see him start having to move and run and get out of the pocket and not hit things in rhythm, that’s when teams usually have success against him.”
There’s no stopping Brady – Bob Smizik
Smizik writes, “Tom Brady is a great quarterback, but there’s almost no explaining the way he has manhandled the Steelers, especially in those years when the Steelers had a dominant defense.”
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW:
Steelers believe game with Patriots is ‘Five Star Matchup’ – Mark Kaboly
Kaboly has notes from yesterday, with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin calling this a “five star match-up” because they’re battling the 5-1 Patriots.
Patriots’ TEs pose matchup problems – Scott Brown
Brown takes a look at Patriots tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, and notes the personnel match-up issues that both players present to the Steelers.
BEAVER COUNTY TIMES:
Steelers Notes: Steelers mum on Spygate – Mike Bires
Bires writes that while On his radio show Tuesday night, Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward took a few shots at Bill Belichick for his involvement in SpyGate, but none of his teammates wanted to talk about it this week.
For Harrison, the eyes have it – Mike Bires
Bires has an article on James Harrison, who was injured 25 days ago when he suffered a fractured right eye orbital after a helmet-to-helmet collision with Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown.