Embrace the fact Ben is the franchise QB, because ramming a new playbook down his throat will not work. I wish Art would have figured that out before last season..... instead of being butthurt it's not the good old days anymore.
Now if you mean throwing bombs, Brady and Flacco are the 2 that come to mind as being super accurate. But you also have to consider who the guys are on the receiving end. Ben's long throws have predominantly been to a guy that has to have the ball hit him in the breadbasket 90% of the time. Some of these other guys have WRs that can make plays.
I'll give you a great example of a guy with an alleged great deep pass - Daunte Culpepper. When he had Moss to throw to, he look like a world beater. He seemed to be able to hit Moss perfectly in stride on every pass. Once Moss was gone, he looked 10 times worse than Kordell.
Also Ben probably has the worst OLine blocking for him. That makes a big difference. And no running threat. It's not easy being Ben, but he somehow makes it work. Any other QB in Pittsburgh would have failed miserably over the Ben years.
yeah, three of those 4 bombs flacco's receivers had to come back for and fight for the ballin the AFCC really showed how Joe is a great deep ball thrower.
and the one TD in the super bowl was even more pathethic. receiver had to stop turn and go to the ground to catch the ball. and erven then the defender was no where near him.
how about getting some receivers like that
"Ben should only be a game manager! The Steelers need to establish their running game first and foremost! Ben doesn't need to throw the ball more than 20 times! Let the offense revolve around the RB!"
Then this is what Steelers fans say after a close loss:
"WHY DIDN'T BEN DO MORE!?"
It doesn't matter if Ben likes the new offense or not. Ben like the BA offense but didn't play with the consistency necessary make the offense a top 5 scoring unit. What matters most is how well will Ben play in the revamped offense. Ben has the ability to help make the offense a top 5 scoring unit. Will Ben play with the consistency necessary to help make the offense a top 5 scoring unit?