How can Ben "consistently" take sacks on 3rd down, when he's been one of the best QB's on 3rd down during his career?
You mentioned the Bengals game. Now go ahead and list 10 more since we drafted him.
It doesn't happen nearly as much as you think it does.
Ben threw a pick 6 in Denver in week 1. The DB in that game had his hands on 3 or 4 passes before the INT.
Why can't some of you accept Ben may have just made a bade throw or the DB read his eyes or knew where he was going based on earlier plays?
This isn't directed at you specifically but I get tired of hearing a million excuses for INT's like they aren't part of the game. It happens... and sometimes it his fault, sometimes it's bad luck, sometimes it's the OL or the WR...
I love how several months ago I kept saying this was going to happen. In the off-season we would learn that Ben's injury was more than was led to believe. Certain posters kept bashing Ben over and over and over. Some here (those with common sense), would say that maybe the poor play after he got hurt had something to do with the injury he suffered.
You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. Stay thirsty. It's your own misguided self.
Steelers 2014 Draft
1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma
It doesn't matter who you think the greatest QB in the history of the game is, the guy threw his share of picks and bad passes he wishes he had back. Like you said- part of the game.
I could give a damn about the rules because I see QBs week-in and week-out throw the ball away and not get called for intentional grounding even inside the pocket. I've seen Tom Brady throw the ball blatantly into the dirt 5-10 yards in front of his receiver. Everyone watching knows he "threw it away". Is it grounding? No! Why? Because a Patriot was in the vicinity. It's the same way throwing to the sidelines. They won't call it if it's in the vicinity. It's to judgmental for the refs to call.