The same Ben that has only had one 16 game season under his belt? He can't stay healthy in today's NFL let alone the 70s.
Originally Posted by flippy
Except Roethlisberger didn't miss any games to injuries in 2004, 2007, 2008 or 2010, and he suffered only minor injuries in 2005 and 2009. That leaves 2006, 2011 and 2012 as the only seasons in which he suffered severe injuries.
Originally Posted by Vader
Pittsburgh, PA: City of Champions.
I agree.. but I think the Giants show how average the Pats OL is every time they play. If you get after the QB and cover the flats he is SOL.
Originally Posted by Snatch98
Part of the reason the OL looks so good is because teams are scared to go after Brady because they do a great job creating mismatches with the TE or RB. Bring 5 or 6 guys and watch Brady look pedestrian. This isn't a knock on him... each QB has a weakness. Ben is better under pressure and after contact. Manning and Brady are better when they are clean.
Ben doesn't need to be Brady but I would like our O as a whole to look like they know what the hell they are doing. A lot of our plays look gross compared to other teams when I watch 1st teams playing preseason ball.
When I was watching the 1st pre-season game it had a feel to it that seemed they were using a very tiny portion of the playbook. As if they didn't want to give any secrets away before the real games started. Maybe it was just me. I'm not concerned with these games all that much but a nice sustained drive with a mixture of runs, passes, and Ben not getting sacked sure would feel nice. Year 2 with the new O - lets take it out of the parking lot and see what it does on the highway!