Big Ben's the center of attention

Patriots focus on bringing down the Steelers' slippery 240-pound Roethlisberger

Updated: October 29, 2011, 7:30 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When it was suggested that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was comparable in size, Albert Haynesworth's brow furrowed a tiny bit but he didn't object to the insinuation.

Standing 6 feet 6 inches and weighing 350 pounds, few players in the NFL are as big as Haynesworth. But having tried (unsuccessfully) to wrestle down the 6-foot-5, 241-pound Roethlisberger in the past, Haynesworth could understand the idea behind the suggestion.

"Even if you hit [Roethlisberger], ...

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