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The last time Ben Roethlisberger faced the Baltimore Ravens
Posted by: chenyan94
Date: January 13, 2019 07:54PM , he threw for 506 yards and led four fourth-quarter scoring drives in a 39-38 Pittsburgh victory.The teams meet again Sunday night in an AFC North showdown. Perhaps by then, Ravens safety Eric Weddle will recall just how good Roethlisberger was in that back-and-forth matchup last December."He had 500 yards against us?" Weddle asked Wednesday. "I thought we controlled him for the most part until the end. Huh. I don't know, obviously my memory's lost."Weddle's lapse aside, it was one of many unforgettable performances by Roethlisberger in a rivalry that ranks among the best in the NFL. Since breaking into the league in 2004, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound quarterback has thrown 38 touchdown passes and won 14 of 24 games (including playoffs) against the Ravens.Baltimore's defensive game plan Sunday night will focus primarily on stopping Roethlisberger."Obviously, he's capable of taking a game over, throwing the ball every play if he has to," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.Roethlisberger put the ball up 66 times in that December game, completing 44 with two touchdowns and no interceptions.And man, he had a blast. Over the years, Roethlisberger has relished matching wits against several of the finest defensive players in NFL history."Do I like this rivalry? Yes and no," Roethlisberger said. "Yes, in the sense that it's just, man, I remember the days, and even now, still going against that guy, 55 (Terrell Suggs). Ray Lewis, (Haloti) Ngata, Ed Reed, the list goes on and on, guys I have the utmost respect for that are Hall of Fame players. It's fun in that sense."It's not fun because typically after this, you feel like you've been in five or six car wrecks. It takes a toll on your body. But in the sense of just being a purist and loving football, this is a great rivalry."Roethlisberger has even warmed up to Suggs, a linebacker in his 16th season who loves to talk trash and smother the quarterback in the backfield."I was blessed to play against Ray Lewis, and I know Ed Reed's going to get in the Hall of Fame, too," Roethlisberger said. "But I've been going 14 years against Suggs Youth Bilal Powell Jersey , and he's a first-ballot guy for me. I'm not trying to pump him up because we're about to play them. I truly feel that way. I think there's a lot of mutual respect there. It's a special rivalry he and I have."Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called it: "Two legendary competitors battling."Harbaugh said, "It's been fun to be in those games and see those two iconic players go at it, that's for sure."With the new NFL rules limiting the manner in which a player can bring down a quarterback, Roethlisberger chuckled when asked if he might be able to avoid enduring another painful afternoon due to Suggs."If he gets close to me," the quarterback said, "I'm asking for a flag."Pittsburgh has won the last three games in this rivalry, but the Ravens won the previous four — including a 30-17 victory in the 2015 playoffs.Flacco was a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh when Roethlisberger broke into the NFL. They've been competing against each other since 2008, with neither enjoying a distinct advantage in wins and losses."I've had my eye on him for a while, so it's cool to be able to go into that stadium and play against those guys and play against him," Flacco said.The Ravens defense can't say the same thing."Nothing but respect and admiration for what he's done over his career. It's a tough, tough challenge for us, but we're up for it," Weddle said. "Any quarterback that throws for supposedly 500 yards ... I still don't know if I believe you guys." It’s week 6 and there are a number of great matchups today. Florida makes its 1st appearance on this list, but I am sure it won’t be their last. They are loaded with talent, especially at edge. I will be prioritizing games with prospects that fit our primary needs. Those are as follows: Edge, T, WR, RB, G, ILB, TE and CB. I added WR, and ILB to the needs list. Here are just a few games to check out, and who you should keep a keen scouting eye on throughout.Texas Vs. Oklahoma (Sat 10/6, 12:00 PM EST, FOX)Edge, Breckyn Hager, Texas (#44) *#60 todayHager has a great 1st step that lets him explode into the backfield. He needs to improve against the run.T, Bobby Evans, Oklahoma (#71)Evans has a ton of power and has the meanness that you like in a lineman. Looks to finish and dominate blocks downfield.WR Youth Steve McLendon Jersey , Collin Johnson, Texas (#9)Collin is a very tall receiver that does a great job at the LOS to get a quick release from the defender. He shows a lot of athletic ability with the ball in the air.WR, Marquise Brown, Oklahoma (#5)They don’t call him “Hollywood” Brown for nothing. This kid is a star and a playmaker. He can blow the top off of any defense.OG, Patrick Vahe, Texas (#77)Patrick is very good at getting to next level, and has above average mobility and uses frame to eat linebackers. OG, Ben Powers, Oklahoma (#72)Powers lives up to his name with a nose for power run blocking. Good build with little bad weight, durable player. Ben is a good puller and has very good reaction speed.OG, Dru Samia, Oklahoma (#75)Despite not having great lateral movement, Dru does move pretty smoothly to the second level. He blocks with a lot of powerCB, Kris Boyd, Texas (#2)Kris is a very physical corner who is smooth and athletic. He can be very sticky in man coverage. Boyd needs to add some strength at the next level.Other Notable prospects: DT, Charles Omenihu, Texas #90 - S, Brandon Jones, Texas #19Florida State Vs. Miami (Sat 10/6, 7:30 PM EST, ABC)Edge, Joe Jackson, Miami (#99)At the college level, the combo of Joe’s effort and athletic ability have made him a terror for the Hurricanes. He will need to develop more pass rushing techniques. He has 3 down prospects.Edge, Brian Burns, Florida State (#99)Burns has a variety of pass rush moves, footwork, burst and length. Brian’s ceiling as an NFL edge rusher is through the roof.WR, Ahmmon Richards Womens Jason Myers Jersey , Miami (#82)Richards has a great release. Richards’ foot and handwork work together to beat press coverage and quickly accelerates.RB, Travis Homer, Miami (#24)I love watching RBs, and one thing I look at most is elusiveness. Making people miss is so important. Homes has this ability in spades.RB, Jacques Patrick, Florida State (#9)Patrick is a one cut, physical downhill runner. Patrick sees the field cleanly and knows how to work off his blocks.Off-Ball LBer, Shaq Quarterman, Miami (#55)Shaq has some great production, but there are times he looks like a chicken without a head. He is also technically unsound when taking on blocksCB, Michael Jackson, Miami (#28)Jackson moonwalked on the scene in a big way last year in an extended roll. Michael is more than just a great name. He is a very physical DB, who has that long bulky frame that teams love these days.CB, Levonta Taylor, Florida State (#28)Levonta is a little undersized, but his movement skills are something special. Taylor has lightning quick footwork, fluid hips and the speed to remain in phase with opponents to any part of the field.Other Notable prospects: QB, Deondre Francois, Florida State #12 - WR, Ahmmon Richards, Miami #82 - DT, Demarcus Christmas, Florida State #90 - S, Jaquan Johnson, Miami #4 - S, Sheldrick Redwine, Miami #22 LSU Vs. Florida (Sat 10/6, 3:30 PM EST, CBS)Edge , Jachai Polite, Florida (#99)Jachai Polite has been the edge rusher on everyone’s mind early in this 2018-19 season. He shows tremendous athleticism around the edge. Pair that with his never ending motor and you have a potential monster.Edge, Jabari Zuniga, FLorida (#92)Zuniga has a way of showing up against inferior opponents. He will have the chance today to do it against a quality team.T, Jawaan Taylor, Florida (#65)Taylor has some great size that goes well with his frame. Jawaan’s hands are heavy in pass protection. He places his punches well, and can sit down against power. Taylor moves well, but isn’t overly explosive.T, Martez Ivey, Florida (#73)Ivey has all the physical tools you could want in a tackle, but there are too many times he looks like a chew toy for defenders.WR, Van Jefferson, Florida (#87)Like many sons of coaches, Jefferson is a very smart and technically sound receiver. His route running is superb.G, Garrett Brumfield, LSU (#78)Brumfield isn’t the biggest guy, but he plays with an anger and an edge. He is a smooth mover, and quick. He would look very good in a zone blocking scheme like ours.CB, Greedy Williams, LSU (#29)Greedy is one of if not the best defensive backs in this class. He has a near flawless resume, but does tend to be in chase mode a lot.Other Notable prospects: DT, Rashard Lawrence, LSU #90 - DT, Breiden Fehoko, LSU (#91)

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