It’s simply amazing to see that with week one of the preseason upon us, that both Ben Roethlisberger and Daunte Culpepper will be getting starts in their first teams preseason games. I think the recovery of Big Ben may be one of the biggest stories of sports this year. I can recall vividly the day of the motorcycle accident, and the footage on CNN of the scene and I was thinking – “man, this guy will be lucky to even live.” Here we are just some 8 weeks later, and he’ll get the start in Arizona.
As far as Daunte, his knee was so shredded that many thought he wouldn’t start till a few weeks into the season. Instead, he too will get the call when the Dolphins play host to the Jags. I hope now that there will be no charges after the Love Boat incident, that he will be able to resume what was a solid NFL career and that he will do well in his new NFL home.
How interesting it will be as Big Ben and Daunte are set to square off in week on on Sept 7th in Pittsburgh. Think any eyes will be focused on those two QB’s that night? I think so.
Till the opening coin toss…