T.O. Calls Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ‘Soft’

posted at 7:33 pm on November 24, 2010 by Matt Lewis

Terrell Owens is at it again.  The controversial football star/TV personality recently referred to Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “soft.”

As USA Today reports:

Owens took aim at Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger this week on The T.Ocho Show he co-hosts with Chad Ochocinco on the Versus network (see the video below).

The Bengals receiver questioned Roethlisberger’s toughness in connection with the hit Oakland Raiders DL Richard Seymour put on him in Sunday’s game.

“A hockey player would have took that,” Owens said of Seymour’s punch, “kept on ticking. That shows you how soft Ben is.”

“Big Ben” Roethlisberger has, of course — despite his off-the-field antics — led the Steelers to two Super Bowls. (Owens, conversely, has played in one Super Bowl).

… And did I mention Owens’ Bengals are now 2-8?

Here’s the fun part.  The Steelers play Owens and his Bengals in week 14.

Does the expression, “bulletin board material” mean anything to you?


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Rapelisberger is soft. He turtled like a little girl after he got slapped on his helmet.

Anyway, hockey players are way manlier and tougher than football players.

justinx0r on November 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Soft? Yup.

modnar on November 24, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Hmmmm who won last time they met? Oh and did Seymour’s team go on to win? Nah didn’t think so. Ben finished the game just fine. Anybody who knows football knows that Ben takes a beating due to a bad O line and now a very injured O line and still gets back up and plays well. T.O. your team is a joke. Enjoy the rest of the season and another beating tomorrow. Revis will have your lunch.

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Rapelisberger

justinx0r on November 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Seriously you are just another sick phucker. He was not even charged with rape. The fact that you even go there says much about you .

Modnar puhleez he was blind-sided. You idiots kill me .

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 7:41 PM

A Bengals player providing bulletin board fodder for the Stiller is nothing new. The truth will out on the field, as the Bengals whine their way to yet another miserable loss.

albo on November 24, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Anyway, hockey players are way manlier and tougher than football players.

justinx0r on November 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM

As my Dad always told me when he woke me up at the crack of down every Sunday morning: ‘If you are gonna be dumb, ya gotta be tough!’

cntrlfrk on November 24, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Shows you how ignorant T.O. is. He says hockey players would keep ticking. Hey dummy Ben never left the game.

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Hockey lol

Wgaf. What a bore. I would rather watch soccer.

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Anyway, hockey players are way manlier and tougher than football players. justinx0r on November 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Ice skating is gay.

Akzed on November 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM

It’s easy to make Bengals jokes but remember they spotted the Steelers all their points in their earlier matchup this year and swept the Steelers last year. Right?

vinman on November 24, 2010 at 7:50 PM

This is beyond great! Ben is a swine, probably a rapist and certainly a wienie. Owens is a wanker of the first magnitude and a detriment to every team that he has blemished. Let the games begin! I love this so.

Happy Thanksgiving, ya’ll.

Mason on November 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM

T.O. will say anything to stay in the headlines, just another loudmouth has been. Ben R got judo slapped and went down, he got up and stayed in the game. I know where Ben will be next year, where will T.O. be? Retired? Traded? Released?

MJZZZ on November 24, 2010 at 7:53 PM

*cough*girly-man*cough*

rightside on November 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I’m no Steelers fan, but I have to ask, how many Super Bowl rings you got, T.O.? Big Ben has two.

dczombie on November 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM

I wonder what Ed and Bishop think of this…?

Seven Percent Solution on November 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM

It’s easy to make Bengals jokes but remember they spotted the Steelers all their points in their earlier matchup this year and swept the Steelers last year. Right?

vinman on November 24, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Yes the Bengals just gave them those points.I forgot the Bengals actually blocked the punt and caused the fumble then picked up the ball and carried it into the endzone./sarc
Oh and they don;t really count./ Idiot.

Seriously what is it with people like you . Oh and tard go research the Steeler Bengal history I dare ya.

Psst: Pittsburgh has a 52-28 series lead against the Bengals.Since 2000 the Steelers are 16-6 against the gals.

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Here’s what I think: Big Ben crumpled to the ground in a fine display of what every kicker who so much as gets nicked does. Why, because a good acting job can get you some nice penalty yards, in this case it got an effective pass rusher ejected.

Terrell Owens is playing for his 19th team in 3 years, there’s a reason that he has been shuffled around.

Bishop on November 24, 2010 at 8:04 PM

ummm why are we talking about sports?

Kaptain Amerika on November 24, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Oh…and like those great new commercials, the Super Bowl rings speak for themselves.

BR won his first ring in his 2nd pro season and the 2nd three years later. The NFL doesn’t give those things away, even if they did T.O. still would have one.

Bishop on November 24, 2010 at 8:11 PM

laughs…Bishop, you are kind of proving the point… if you have to be ben’s apologist…well…

rightside on November 24, 2010 at 8:16 PM

rightside on November 24, 2010 at 8:16 PM

This is the comments section of a blog that Ben likely has never read. In fact likely 99.99 % of NFL have never even heard of this blog.

Again Ben got up and played the rest of the game. So many idiots so little time.

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 8:34 PM

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Just laughs at you.

rightside on November 24, 2010 at 8:35 PM

As much as I HATE Terrel Owens. I am from Philadelphia afterall, he is absolutely correct. I could list incident after incident in hockey where people were hit alot harder than Ben was. Come on, he dropped from a little b***h slap.

bds1976 on November 24, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Here’s what I think: Big Ben crumpled to the ground in a fine display of what every kicker who so much as gets nicked does. Why, because a good acting job can get you some nice penalty yards, in this case it got an effective pass rusher ejected.

Terrell Owens is playing for his 19th team in 3 years, there’s a reason that he has been shuffled around.

Bishop on November 24, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Exactly.

Anybody who can fly head first into the side of a Chrysler in June, and come back to play QB in the NFL by September, is hardly “soft”.

Dreadnought on November 24, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Forget the fact that TO has a whole ‘nuther gear to run in after he’s got the ball – problem is he can’t catch the ball to show us how he can run. He runs his mouth quite glibly, however.

ericdijon on November 24, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Owens is right and should have gone further. A peewee football player could have taken that shove(which is what it really was) without flopping on the ground like a dead fish.

Zaggs on November 24, 2010 at 9:04 PM

TO needs to shut up and play football. Boethlisberger is not soft – he’s one of the toughest QBs in the league.

And I can’t stand the guy – go Patriots!

MikeknaJ on November 24, 2010 at 9:21 PM

In a world where the Dallas Cowboys - THE DALLAS COWBOYS - have a better record after all their problems this year, perhaps TO should just STFU?

catmman on November 24, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Owens said of Seymour’s punch, “kept on ticking. That shows you how soft Ben is.”

Shut up ya pu$$y:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cevst1mqzIE

Baxter Greene on November 24, 2010 at 9:49 PM

He’s not too soft when he gets a co-ed cornered in a bathroom though.

TheBigOldDog on November 24, 2010 at 10:34 PM

He’s not soft when he sees a drunken college girl, lol!

jeffn21 on November 24, 2010 at 10:34 PM

Another area where hockey is ahead of football (and there aren’t many) is penalties for diving – see Montreal Canadians Dive Team for examples of the act and penalty(ies) being applied.

TheBigOldDog on November 24, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Not wearing a helmet while riding his motorcycle proved his skull was soft. You’d think a Miami of Ohio grad would be smarter than that.

BHO Jonestown on November 24, 2010 at 10:41 PM

…where will T.O. be? Retired? Traded? Released?

Jail? Morgue?

Big John on November 24, 2010 at 10:42 PM

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Hockey lol

Wgaf. What a bore. I would rather watch soccer.

I’ll take hockey over sports where players stand around and wait for someone to throw a ball…where fouls are called for the most limp-wristed of physical contacts…where quite often the point is to literally do nothing in order to run out the clock…here a series of time-outs can make 3 seconds of remaining gametime last 10 minutes…

And I’ll certainly take hockey over any sport that has such long and life-stealing breaks in the action (commonly called “every sport aside from hockey”).

ynot4tony2 on November 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Here’s what I think: Big Ben crumpled to the ground in a fine display of what every kicker who so much as gets nicked does. Why, because a good acting job can get you some nice penalty yards, in this case it got an effective pass rusher ejected.

Terrell Owens is playing for his 19th team in 3 years, there’s a reason that he has been shuffled around.

Bishop on November 24, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Ok, first off, I’m a life-long Bears fan, a shame I have to live with, and I don’t know Bishop. I don’t care for T.O. or Ben, meaning I have no dog in this fight. So, with that said, I have to agree with Bishop on this one. Smart theater by Ben and it pays off. I doubt he’s soft, just played the part like a good kicker would have. Just my humble opinion though.

Big John on November 24, 2010 at 10:55 PM

I’m of an age where I don’t really give a crap what any pro team does. I enjoyed the NFL during it’s rivalry with the AFL and for a few years after the merger. Ridiculously high salaries have put most players far out of touch with reality.

That said, Ben did drop to the ground like a school girl. But to be fair, the Raiders are barely hanging on to any sense of pride from the past. I kind of miss the days of every Raiders/Chiefs game ending with the National Guard being called out.

TugboatPhil on November 25, 2010 at 12:02 AM

Maybe those 2 girls wouldn’t have gotten raped if Rapistberger was “soft.” Too bad for them.

Capitalist Infidel on November 25, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Anyway, hockey players are way manlier and tougher than football players. justinx0r on November 24, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Ice skating is gay.

Akzed on November 24, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Thanks for the confirmation. Up north we sort of thought your Olympic team played gay.

BL@KBIRD on November 25, 2010 at 12:49 AM

TO is right. Ben folded like a blanket.

Let’s be honest: he flopped. He deserved to be called soft.

TallDave on November 25, 2010 at 1:10 AM

I’d like to see anyone take a sucker punch to the face from an NFL defensive lineman and reamain standing.

OxyCon on November 25, 2010 at 1:42 AM

Did you see that hit Harrison put on Campbell? Clean hit too, the announcers agree. Too bad the refs have it in for Harrison.

munseym on November 25, 2010 at 1:52 AM

Ben’s taken more big hits than any QB in the NFL currently, in the NFL.

His two rings came with two of the worst offensive lines, ever to triumph in the Super Bowl and that was because of him. He can brush off a hit from a blitzing linebacker, right himself and throw a touchdown.

The only rings Ocho-chumpo has are diamonds and rubies he bought for himself and those are all he will ever get.

NoDonkey on November 25, 2010 at 2:15 AM

What I saw from Seymour was more of a push than a hit. And after a play when it’s a dead ball and you don’t expect to be hit, yeah, I can see how he landed on his backside.

It came out of nowhere.

I think all of the hits Ben has taken (and given) over the course of the years has proved he’s not “soft” in any way.

ButterflyDragon on November 25, 2010 at 2:40 AM

Rothlesberger definitely earned his stripes with his drive at the end of Super Bowl XLIII against Arizona, especially as bad as the team’s o-line was for most of the season. But in the Steelers’ Suer Bowl win over Seattle, Pittsburgh won in spite of Big Ben, not because of him — you had to go back to Colts-Cowboys in Super Bowl V to find as dismal a perfomance at quarterback in a winning effort.
Rothlesberger isn’t soft. But he also gets help big time from the Steelers’ defense, which showed during his absence they can make just about any half-decent QB into a winner.

jon1979 on November 25, 2010 at 7:47 AM

The NFL doesn’t give those things [championship rings] away, even if they did T.O. still would have one.

Bishop on November 24, 2010 at 8:11 PM

After seeing the Steelers-Seahawks Super Bowl I beg to differ. Refs even came out and said they blew it a few years later. It was so blatantly ridiculous that it wasn’t even funny. Of course the last Steelers-Cowboys Super Bowl shows that Steelers Super Bowls are usually full of shady events, goes with the rigging.

LevStrauss on November 25, 2010 at 7:59 AM

After seeing the Steelers-Seahawks Super Bowl I beg to differ.

LevStrauss on November 25, 2010 at 7:59 AM

I’ll have to agree with you on that. I couldn’t believe some of those calls. I was wondering if the Ref had an earphone to get directions straight from Rooney.

As to the previous reference to SB 5, it wasn’t the refs that made that game so bad it was the players on both sides. It was the first SB with a defensive player as MVP. Dallas LB Chuck Howley got that award.

TugboatPhil on November 25, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Baxter Greene on November 24, 2010 at 9:49 PM

Talk about pwnage!

ladyingray on November 25, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Ben dropped in order to get the penalty. If you can’t see that then you’re just prone to disliking Ben anyway. Which means your opinion is based on a prejudice and thus worthless.

CVMA-Dredd on November 25, 2010 at 11:56 AM

People who are upset at Owens for speaking truth are also soft.

conservador on November 25, 2010 at 12:04 PM

Shut up ya *****:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cevst1mqzIE

Baxter Greene on November 24, 2010 at 9:49 PM

HAHAHAHAHA….poor T.O……HAHAHAHA

Of course the last Steelers-Cowboys Super Bowl shows that Steelers Super Bowls are usually full of shady events, goes with the rigging.

LevStrauss on November 25, 2010 at 7:59 AM

Spoken like a true crygirl fan…Wahhhhh!

pennjazz on November 26, 2010 at 2:01 AM

Seriously you are just another sick phucker. He was not even charged with rape. The fact that you even go there says much about you .

Modnar puhleez he was blind-sided. You idiots kill me .

CWforFreedom on November 24, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Look, the only reason Ben wasn’t charged with sexual assault was because his victim wouldn’t press charges.

That being said, Ben takes a pounding game after game, and still finds a way to win. Soft he ain’t.

eyedoc on November 26, 2010 at 10:56 AM