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    Ben was bottom tier last year. His lack of mobility and vertical accuracy severely limited our playbook... and made us one of the easiest teams in the league to game plan against.

    Our roster should be better this year from top to bottom...
    Which may not translate to wins given the strength of our division..

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    That's all but 2 wins. Wowzie. We better not screw around in games next year for 3 quarters a game. We won't have Ben to save us.
    And we won’t have Ben to put us behind after 3 Qs every game either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    And we won’t have Ben to put us behind after 3 Qs every game either.
    Hmmm, some question the offensive calls given for the 1st three quarters as to what led to the deficit all those games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper View Post
    Hmmm, some question the offensive calls given for the 1st three quarters as to what led to the deficit all those games.
    Excellent point.. and the million dollar question is.. why? Was it due to Ben's limitations... Canada's ineptitude, or a combination of both?

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    HOF QB can check out of play calls, or progress past his first read. He often threw short of the sticks on 3rd down when other receivers were open or breaking open past them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    Ben was bottom tier last year. His lack of mobility and vertical accuracy severely limited our playbook... and made us one of the easiest teams in the league to game plan against.

    Our roster should be better this year from top to bottom...
    Which may not translate to wins given the strength of our division..
    Dunno. His arm looked plenty strong enough on these throws;


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Buchsbaum View Post
    https://www.pro-football-reference.c...R/RoetBe00.htm

    Ben had 7 game winning drives last year, which are 4th quarter drives that put us ahead for good, and 6 4th quarter comebacks.
    Wish he could have come up with 4 more.

    We were blessed to have Ben as QB for all those years, and even though some aspects of his play deteriorated the last couple of seasons, he was still a winning QB.

    He will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindyCitySteel View Post
    HOF QB can check out of play calls, or progress past his first read. He often threw short of the sticks on 3rd down when other receivers were open or breaking open past them.
    I'm glad i'm not the only one who saw this.
    This year will tell a lot about the direction the Steelers are going in. One good thing is we got what seems like a hot draft class in Pickens, Leal, and Austin. Possibly Robinson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    Ben was bottom tier last year. His lack of mobility and vertical accuracy severely limited our playbook... and made us one of the easiest teams in the league to game plan against.

    Our roster should be better this year from top to bottom...
    Which may not translate to wins given the strength of our division..
    Well said, and Canada deserves a D. He could have at least try to spread the field forcing the defense to rush 4, but he didn't. Instead the offense bottled up the way the defense played us, giving them an extra defender on the run, and an extra man to blitz with. Its not like the safeties were forced to play 2 man deep often!
    This year will tell a lot about the direction the Steelers are going in. One good thing is we got what seems like a hot draft class in Pickens, Leal, and Austin. Possibly Robinson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel Buchsbaum View Post
    Well said, and Canada deserves a D. He could have at least try to spread the field forcing the defense to rush 4, but he didn't. Instead the offense bottled up the way the defense played us, giving them an extra defender on the run, and an extra man to blitz with. Its not like the safeties were forced to play 2 man deep often!
    This is what concerns me about Canada.

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