View Full Version : What is with all the tipped pases?

stlrz d
11-15-2009, 04:09 PM


11-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Now this is something that has bugged me for a while. For a tall guy, Ben sure seems to get more then a fair share of passes tipped at the line.

11-15-2009, 09:13 PM

There have been a lot... not just today, but all season.

Ben is a big guy, but he has a low release.

Also, our O-line has come together, but they are still not the best pass blockers.

It's been happening a lot. Not really sure who to blame. Probably a little of both. Ben needs to do a better job of sliding and finding throwing lanes. But the O-line has to do a better job of staying engaged so the d-line can't recognize the pass and get their arms up so easily.

11-15-2009, 09:27 PM
They are happening because Ben is not an elite QB!



This is an ongoing joke between stlrz d and me so calm down everyone!

11-15-2009, 09:30 PM
The reality is that the Bengals pass rush held their rush lanes extremely well and didn't allow Ben to slide or move to release the ball. They simply did a great job in the pass rush today. Regardless, of how tall Ben is, the linemen aren't short men either, so, without a lane to throw the ball you get batted balls.

It was just a combination of good defense and an off day by the offense.