SI.com feature – Best NFL Player by Jersey Number:
Sports Illustrated has put together a list of the 101 greatest players by jersey number.
According to their website, they based their decision on a combination of factors, including the player’s impact on the game, statistics and his team’s success during the time he wore the number.
John Elway took the honors for #7, however, the runner up?
You can check out the slideshow feature here (you’ll find a few more Steelers on the list!)
From the mailbag of FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer:
Question (Tom Ploskina from Philly) on Ben Roethlisberger: “I am an Eagles fan, but being from Pa. I also like the Steelers. Question being, why in mentioning Brady, Favre, Brees, the Mannings and Romo, do people constantly not mention Big Ben in their praisings? I would love to have him on the Eagles. I think he is the best in the league bar none. Has anyone checked his stats?”
Jay Glazer: “Great question…The reason why is because people are kind of stuck on what Big Ben used to be. Now he’s developed into one of the best passers in the NFL, but is still not being recognized. I am in full agreement with you that he is one of the top 3-4 QBs in the NFL. What he was asked to do early in his career was to be a game manager. But he can make every throw you want, he’s extremely elusive in the pocket and does not get the respect he deserves as being an elite player and QB.”
You can read his full mailbag here.
— Ben spoke with the media after practice this afternoon, you can watch the video here.
— Steelers.com has added some new photo galleries from both pre-season games here.
— I have added a few new photos from both pre-season games here.