Kurt Warner Still Bitter Over Super Bowl Loss. Says Ben Roethlisberger Not Worthy of Hall of Fame Chatter

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Seems somebody's got a case of sour grapes.
With two Super Bowl rings already adorning the fingers of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger -- and the chance for a third coming in Sunday's Super Bowl -- there's already talk about whether he's Hall of Fame material. Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner isn't buyin' into the hype.

Warner appeared on KTAR this week, where he made it clear he is not aboard the "Big Ben" Hall of Fame train.

"I'm just waiting to see Ben as the guy that carries his team at some point in time. The fortunate thing for him is he hasn't had to do that. He carries them in the last two minutes. He makes some key plays. [He's] phenomenal out of the pocket and ad-libbing. But for me, if you go to the Hall of Fame, you have to be a guy who can carry your team week in and week out as a quarterback. That's my opinion."

Speaking of the last two minutes...

In case anyone forgot, Roethlisberger's two-minute offense is what kept Kurt and Co. from bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy to the desert in Super Bowl XL.

Trailing 23-20 with 2:30 left on the clock, Roethlisberger marched the Steelers 88 yards in eight plays to score the game-winning touch down. Roethlisberger hooked up with Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes four times for 73 yards on the drive, including the six-yard TD pass to  that put the Steelers ahead with 0:35 remaining.

Warner countered Roethlisberger's impressive late-game drive by fumbling, giving the ball back to the Steelers, and losing the game.

But, according to Warner, Roethlisberger's not Hall of Fame worthy -- sounds like somebody's a little bitter.


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JJ Fowler
JJ Fowler

Warner has 100% more class that friggin Roethlisberger...I don't care how many rings he gets..Ben will always be labeled a jerk.

Mike McCullough
Mike McCullough

fuck you kurt..sorry he kept you from winning your second super bowl while he took it away from you..go bag some groceries and take your one ring with you..big ben out dueled you two years ago and he will always have one more ring...sorry u cant live with that but dont stoop low and talk down about ben..steelers for seven on sunday

Mstrofzen
Mstrofzen

Spoken like a true steelers, rude ignorant and full of hate. Sorry the rest of the country hates you guys just except it and stop pissing on the greats cause your bitter.

Billmiller2
Billmiller2

People in Phoenix can whine about the Cardinals as soon as they draft a kicker.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

This coming from the guy who didn't lead his team anywhere? Getting into the Super Bowl one game over .500 is a fluke, not "leadership", especially when you have as inept of a division as the Cards' is. What a crybaby.

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

Yeah, that's right, Mikey, cuz they went straight from 9-7 to the Super Bowl, right? They didn't have to beat the Falcons, Panthers and Eagles to get there.

Warner took the fucking Rams and the Cardinals to the Super Bowl. That alone should make him the greatest quarterback of all time.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

The Cardinals went from 7-2 to 9-7. In typical Cards fashion, they got everyone's hopes up and then stalled. The only reason they made it to the playoffs is because they're in a piss-poor division. The ONLY times since coming to AZ that they won anything when needed was the week before the stadium vote and the 4 games of the playoffs, and it's still amazing that they were able to string 3 wins together when it counted. It was a fluke and will remain a fluke. The Cardinals are a joke and Warner's just a baby who was dumb enough to sign with them, so instead of owning up to poor judgement, he cries like a little baby.

Njcicche
Njcicche

A fluke, eh? Was it a fluke that Warner and the Cardinals knocked off the Falcons and Panthers, the latter of whom had a perfect home record that season? Was it mere chance that #13 utterly destroyed the NFC's best defense in the Championship Game, throwing for four touchdowns and leading a clutch 70+ yard, victory-clinching drive that sealed the win? Could it have been mere happenstance that Warner followed up this impressive string of victories with a vintage performance in Super Bowl XLIII, torching the Steelers' #1 defense for 377 yards and 3 TDs, even when everyone counted his team out? Or perhaps it was sheer luck that the Kurt and the Cards made the playoffs AGAIN in 2009, breaking the Super Bowl curse en route to a thrilling upset of the media-annointed Green Bay Packers in the highest scoring playoff game in history? Please. Anyone who has watched Kurt Warner over the years knows that #13 has nearly always come through for his team in the post-season, regardless of the odds. He was an outstanding quarterback, an uncannily accurate passer, and one of the most productive players the league has ever seen. A 93.7 career passer rating and manifold records bear testament to his ability, precision, and perserverance, and his playoff rating of 102.8 ranks third behind the great Bart Starr (I'm assuming Aaron Rodgers's inflated numbers will drop as soon as he plays more post-season games). Any attempt to diminish his accomplishments is laughable and often comes solely from embittered fans who have seen Warner defeat their teams time and again. Regardless of what some believe, Kurt is a future HOF and did more in only 5 1/2 healthy seasons than most quarterbacks have done in their entire careers. He will always be remembered as a true great. Oh, and just for the record: you may want to get your facts straight when you call Warner a "crybaby." It is well-established that he is among the kindest, most humble athlete imagineable, and I highly doubt his analysis of Roethlisberger is motivated by bitterness. After all, he was nothing but gracious following the Patriots' upset of his "Greatest Show on Turf" in the 2001 Super Bowl, and he even sent Saints head coach Sean Payton congratulatory brownies after the Cardinals' loss in the playoffs last year. Please, then, withold your censure for those who are truly deserving of it. There are enough jerks in the NFL without attempting to tarnish the legacy of a truly upstanding player.

david saint
david saint

first, Holmes had been arrested weeks before the game for possession of Marijuana, yet was not suspended for the game..i wonder why? Second, i dont care who you are, HIS FEET WERE NOT BOTH DOWN IN BOUNDS!! Third, the refs completely failed after the TD to notice the excessive celebration by Holmes and co, which should have resulted in a penalty and the Steelers should have kicked off from the 15 even IF Holmes had truly scored. In more ways than one, the Cards got shafted in that game. Now, im not making excuses for Warners INT that Harrison took back for a TD, or Aaron Fransisco's horrible coverage late in the game, i am merely pointing out the officials failing to call the end of the game correctly.

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