Without Vick, the running QB revolution stalls

When Michael Vick ran amok in the NFL, the age of the running quarterback supposedly had dawned. But even before Vick's suspension, that era ended. The idea of a mobile quarterback has to be redefined.

Originally Published: November 9, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In Pittsburgh's 38-7 win over Baltimore on Monday night, Ben Roethlisberger became only the fifth player since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger to throw five touchdown passes in the first half of a game.

And the fourth-year quarterback might have been the first to throw all five from outside the pocket. On each of the touchdown passes -- two apiece to wide receivers Santonio Holmes and Nate Washington, and one to tight end Heath Miller -- Roethlisberger either was flushed from the pocket ...

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