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Dee Dub
01-05-2013, 02:09 AM
7 out of the last 10 Super Bowl winning QB's played out their eligibility in college. The two that didn't were Ben Roethlisberger (2 wins), and Aaron Rogers. Rogers did however have the luxury of sitting behind Brett Farve for awhile (3 years). And 7 out of the top 10 rated QB's this past year all exhausted their college eligibility. Interesting.

Maybe Pete Carroll was on to something when he said Mark Sanchez and his 16 college starts wasn't ready for the NFL?

This is not my own work. Got it from ESPN.

steelblood
01-05-2013, 02:11 AM
So, from this, what are your conclusions on who the Steelers should be looking at?

Dee Dub
01-05-2013, 02:12 AM
So, from this, what are your conclusions on who the Steelers should be looking at?

Lol!! No one. We got one. ;)

steelblood
01-05-2013, 02:13 AM
Lol!! No one. We got one. ;)

Is one enough?

Dee Dub
01-05-2013, 02:16 AM
Is one enough?

No...I thought you were just being funny. See my post about Landry Jones. If he were to still be there in the third I'd jump all over him. And maybe even the second.

fordfixer
01-05-2013, 02:42 AM
Lol!! No one. We got one. ;)
He just needs to play out his college eligibility:)

blitzburg2013
01-05-2013, 02:55 AM
We do not need the draft qb for another 2-3 years. People need to quit overacting to these things.

BradshawsHairdresser
01-05-2013, 11:23 AM
We do not need the draft qb for another 2-3 years. People need to quit overacting to these things.

So you're OK with 2-3 more years of Leftwich and Batch? Batch is already the oldest QB in the league...let's see, in 3 years, he'll be, what, 41?

Keyplay1
01-05-2013, 03:27 PM
Really? I had no idea Ben R. came out early. Interesting.

SS Laser
01-05-2013, 05:08 PM
Really? I had no idea Ben R. came out early. Interesting.
Really? The media was all over him for going back and finishing his degree this past off season?

Keyplay1
01-05-2013, 06:24 PM
http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by Keyplay1 http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png (http://www.planetsteelers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=542533#post542533)
Really? I had no idea Ben R. came out early. Interesting.


SS Laser: Really? The media was all over him for going back and finishing his degree this past off season?

I do recall that talk about the degree stuff but I think I have heard of some players who were no longer eligible to play that just did not quite finish getting degrees in the past. Being at a college 4 or 5 years does not insure a degree does it? Anyway it could have been some type of advanced degree. That kind of stuff does not interest me.

The only significance that fact has for me is that maybe Ben R. is a year younger than those other heralded QB's he came out with if they did not also come out early.

Shoe
01-05-2013, 09:16 PM
We do not need the draft qb for another 2-3 years. People need to quit overacting to these things.

You're ignorant if you think we don't need a QB. Yes, Ben is the starter. But no, Ben can't seem to stay healthy. Every game we go in with the two china dolls (Batch and Leftwich), we practically concede defeat. You have two of those games in a year, it's often the difference between making/missing the playoffs. And... Ben's not getting any younger!

Keyplay1
01-06-2013, 12:52 AM
Ben Roethlisberger
Height: 6-5 Weight: 241 Age: 30

Born: 3/2/1982 Lima , OH


Eli Manning
Height: 6-4 Weight: 218 Age: 32

Born: 1/3/1981 New Orleans , LA


Philip Rivers
Height: 6-5 Weight: 228 Age: 31

Born: 12/8/1981 Decatur , AL

Shoe said: "Ben can't seem to stay healthy. Every game we go in with the two china dolls (Batch and Leftwich), we practically concede defeat. You have two of those games in a year, it's often the difference between making/missing the playoffs. And... Ben's not getting any younger!"

Exactly! Also it seems his mistakes are increasing.[and the heroics declining]

There was an article in the paper recently where Ben said he had already begun a conditioning program with the coaches. It is generally thought that Big Ben is not known to be real heavy on that sort of thing. Maybe he is serious about prolonging his career and that could be good news for the team.

This is at least one positive going forward to next season.

Hey btw: Since the Packer game just ended it reminded me that, just think, we could have had that Joe Webb guy. I'm pretty sure he visited here his draft eligible year.:D Unfortunately, that game also reminded me that the GB Offensive Coordinator was available for a while last year.