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Thread: Ben said his arm strength led to INT's against Dallas and Cincy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Yes but you as a fan of this team for many years and one who knows enough about the game of football knew that wasn't true...right? It was pretty obvious by the lack of zip on his passes that there was something still bothering him.

    Funny thing though, there are many here on this forum who hate Ben so much they would never have considered that he was still hurt. Even when it was blatantly obvious.
    So the Steelers thought that a Ben who couldn't get any "zip on his passes" was a better option than a healthy Charlie Batch? I don't get it...after Charlie played as well as he did vs. the Ravens...I mean, what do you have a backup QB for if not to come in for your starter when he can't make the throws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    So the Steelers thought that a Ben who couldn't get any "zip on his passes" was a better option than a healthy Charlie Batch? I don't get it...after Charlie played as well as he did vs. the Ravens...I mean, what do you have a backup QB for if not to come in for your starter when he can't make the throws?
    He could make most throws. The one's he was picked on were pretty tough - and the injury played a major factor.. The guy is a competitor. Let him be. Our backups were horrid last year.

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    you guys realize that was the game where he said he didnt agree with the play calling right? i mean we only had 100 threads about what a jerk he was for not agreeing with his offensive coordinator all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyhawk View Post
    He could make most throws. The one's he was picked on were pretty tough - and the injury played a major factor.. The guy is a competitor. Let him be. Our backups were horrid last year.
    I thought Batch was rounding into form by the Ravens game. A healthy Batch is nowhere near as good as a healthy Ben... but a Ben "with no zip on his throws"? Come on. Is this about winning games, or being careful not to hurt your franchise QB's feelings?
    Last edited by BradshawsHairdresser; 03-06-2013 at 08:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy00 View Post
    Be specific. List the examples.



    Why? So ONE time proves your point? I can say Ben does throw it away because I've seen him do that too.

    I just can't believe that Ben being so dumb, and so stupid, can possibly be headed to Canton.

    WTF did we even draft him for? We should have resigned Kordell and drafted Andrews.
    No. One time doesn't prove my point. I've watched every game he's played for the Steelers. To see what I see, you must actually have your eyes open while watching the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    So the Steelers thought that a Ben who couldn't get any "zip on his passes" was a better option than a healthy Charlie Batch? I don't get it...after Charlie played as well as he did vs. the Ravens...I mean, what do you have a backup QB for if not to come in for your starter when he can't make the throws?
    Exactly... why have Charlie or Leftwich even on the roster if you are so afraid for them to replace Ben when he's injured. And even when they are playing due to injury, they refuse to allow them to throw the ball.

    If they have that little confidence in both Batch and Leftwich then why have them on the roster. It goes beyond comprehension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    I understand what you're saying, but Ben has built his career on not fighting another day, but getting the big play now. It's made him a lot of money and highlight reel adulation. When it works, it's spectacular. When it doesn't...
    Ben needs to adjust his game a bit because that worked better when he was younger. Now, that sandlot football is causing him to miss extended periods of time. It'll only get worse as he gets older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelz09 View Post
    No. One time doesn't prove my point. I've watched every game he's played for the Steelers. To see what I see, you must actually have your eyes open while watching the games.
    And yet you won't list the examples I asked you to.

    9 years. I would almost guarantee he hasn't taken them out of FG range ten times via sack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub View Post
    Yep...this is called football. It is a violent contact sport. It happens.

    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.
    Cool story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siggy00 View Post
    And yet you won't list the examples I asked you to.

    9 years. I would almost guarantee he hasn't taken them out of FG range ten times via sack.
    Ben? Is that you?

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