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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Gradkowski WILL be our starter if Ben gets hurt throwing slow developing passes just to make an impression in a meaningless game.
    Remember the purpose here. You are just warming up your guaranteed starters.

    What does Ben throwing deep to Brown achieve?

    Conversely, either Dwyer or Batch will not make this team. THEY are being evaluated with the first team. Still working out the bugs with the zone blocking. Combine that fact with a desire to keep Ben clean and the play calling makes perfect sense. Lots of runs and screens to RBs.



    Agreed. The dumbest move we made was letting Max go. But we might think about that fact before calling for more deep passing in a meaningless preseason game.
    Amazingly 30 other starting QB's throw downfield in these meaningless games, practicing their real offenses to hone their skills, without fearing injury. We, however are too fearful of our crap line to try to run our real offense out of fear our starting QB won't make it to opening game.
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    Different week, same story is correct.

    This is the same garbage that started last year and is still ongoing in our 2nd preseason game. 8-8 is optimistic for this team.

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    frightening

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    Bell. Injured in his foot now....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh View Post
    Amazingly 30 other starting QB's throw downfield in these meaningless games, practicing their real offenses to hone their skills, without fearing injury. We, however are too fearful of our crap line to try to run our real offense out of fear our starting QB won't make it to opening game.
    You mean guys like Brady who relies on timing more than ANYONE and has a WHOLE new set of receivers but has an outstanding oline?
    Different needs.

    Are we alone?
    Eli against us threw all of five passes, completed TWO one was deep. They did not put him at great risk.
    Keep in mind that one or more of Ben's sacks or dump-offs might have had a deep route too.
    Last edited by Captain Lemming; 08-19-2013 at 11:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    You mean guys like Brady who relies on timing more than ANYONE and has a WHOLE new set of receivers but has an outstanding oline?
    Different needs.

    Are we alone?
    Eli against us threw all of five passes, completed TWO one was deep. They did not put him at great risk.
    Keep in mind that one or more of Ben's sacks or dump-offs might have had a deep route too.
    Brady is in a different league as Ben. I'm sorry but he is. Brady has lost A LOT and he's still tearing teams up.

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    Dude theres a difference between optimism and excuses. Your making excuses. We look AWFUL. I dont care what we are running our O Line looks just as bad as ever. Even if we are running a manilla offense. If we cant even effectively block for that what makes you think we will be able to block our full offense.

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    How do you expect to complete 20yd+ patterns when the D is on the QB in 1.1 seconds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    How do you expect to complete 20yd+ patterns when the D is on the QB in 1.1 seconds?
    By mixing up the plays instead of the predictable mess that Haley is calling. I'm not a DC but I could defend the run run dink donk screen offense.

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    Landry Jones passes 5 times on an 8 yard drive including a 45 yard strike to Wheaton. Why?
    Does that mean ANYTHING as far as how we plan to call plays?
    Does Tomlin trust LJ more than Ben who he "handcuffed"?

    Or does the evaluation focus change when you have LJ and Wheaton getting precious game reps and Moye fighting for a job.

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