Ben has been playing very poorly. I won't allow two SB wins to cloud my judgement of his current play. He is currently...not good...not good at all. I won't blame the OL, or the WRs. Ben is missing open guys. He isn't protecting the ball. He has never had a good OL and made things happen. He isn't playing like we know he can play.
1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner
Again, I would disagree about underperforming. We have had some really bad OL's, and Ben always made lemonade out of lemons. Something is different with Ben.
I'm certainly not dumb enough to believe that we somehow have managed to have the worst OL in the league, every year. That is non-sense! That's what the ben fans want you to believe. The other BIG LIE is that the offensive coordinators (Arians, Haley) and their playcalling have been responsible for Ben's demise, and hiring another OC is going to come in here and make things better. LOL! The other lie ben fan likes to drop on you, is Ben has never had any good weapons. (Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Manny Sanders, Heath Miller, Hines Ward, Nate Washington, Santonio Holmes, Randle El, Plaxico Burress). Those look like pretty good weapons to me.
Did y'all watch Peyton Manning last night? Now that is an ELITE QB. His OL sure didn't look all that great to me, lost their best O-lineman (Clady) guys pressuring him. NO PROBLEM!! Pick 6 Ben would have been sacked 10 times behind that OL last night. Anybody who tries to mentions Ben in the same breath as far as being as good or better than Peyton Manning should be banned from this board, going forward. One looks like a master of his profession, who takes his job seriously, and the other looks like (as one poster use to say) he's playing a pick up game at a frat party.