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, he and his teammates insisted he had done nothing wrong. The NFL strongly disagreed.The league confirmed today that Exum has been fined $53,482 for unnecessary roughness. That’s a huge fine, one that suggests that Exum is lucky he didn’t get suspended Dawson Knox Jersey
, from the league’s perspective.But from the 49ers’ perspective, Exum did nothing more than make a good football play. Exum’s teammate Richard Sherman said after the game he thought it was ridiculous to throw a flag on the play.“It’s just terrible,” Sherman. “He did all he could. He played by the rules. He hit him in the strike zone. And he got penalized. At this point Brian Burns Jersey
, you’ve got to let him catch it and don’t hit him hard. Or you’ve got to take guys knees out.”Those comments and that fine show the NFL and its players continue to have a disconnect about what is and is not legal. The odds of any player coming out of a small college football program in a conference like the Mid-American Conference usually isn’t good. It’s especially true for the quarterback position. Ben Roethlisberger showed he was not the average quarterback. He stood at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and had more than 10,800 passing yards during his three season at Miami (Ohio).Despite the small school background, he was the 11th overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Roethlisberger would join a franchise that considered Terry Bradshaw their greatest quarterback in team history. But Big Ben would establish himself a legacy that has put him in that top spot.Through a number of injuries Greg Little Jersey
, Roethlisberger came into the 2016 season with nearly 43,000 passing yards with 272 touchdowns against 147 interceptions. His resume includes four Pro Bowl selections and two Super Bowl wins. But a quarterback has to have someone to throw to. Roethlisberger has had a number of great wide receivers to target that have allowed him to climb the all-time rankings in league history.While a good quarterback has great targets to whom he can throw, Roethlisberger is someone who has been able to find success even with average or subpar receivers in the offense. Not everyone he throws to is going to put up the big numbers like Hines Ward and Antonio Brown. The following 15 receivers highlight both the best and the worst Big Ben has ever had to throw to through as Roethlisberger is currently in his 13th season in the NFL.