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83-Steelers-43
09-18-2006, 04:01 PM
It may not come as a shocker to many of us but it was just announced on Sports Center: Monday Night.

tony hipchest
09-18-2006, 04:06 PM
i expect him to be rusty. possibly 2 int's. he cant panic (nor should the fans) if he is, and show the resolve he always has in the 4th quarter.

Prosdo
09-18-2006, 04:07 PM
Glad to hear he will be in there. Can't wait to see him play.

Atlanta Dan
09-18-2006, 04:12 PM
Ben will be rusty but unlike his return for the Monday nighter in Indy last year I do not believe he will still be working through an injury that will hamper his performance.

The safe bet would be to run the ball, but for reasons including match-ups I look for a return to the playoffs strategy and a fair amount of passing on first down from the start tonight.

Steelknife
09-18-2006, 04:43 PM
NFL Network said Batch will play.

Cowher playing mind games this close to the game?

BBC
09-18-2006, 04:54 PM
http://www.kpho.com/sports/9876254/detail.html

HburgXL06
09-18-2006, 04:57 PM
Keep them guessin I would recommend. Let Ben get the kinks out early I think we just need to keep the jags from feelin like they control the game. Force them to become anxious.

BuFu

Black@Gold Forever32
09-18-2006, 05:00 PM
Ben is a gamer. I wouldn't be shocked if he comes out firing on all cylinders. He has practiced all week. So who knows Ben might just shock us all tonight. For the thought of us just trying to run the football tonight. Then we will lose. We have to pass the ball tonight to create some running room for Fast Willie tonight.

Steelknife
09-18-2006, 05:04 PM
We go into this game with the same gameplan we used in the playoffs last year, me thinks.

augustashark
09-18-2006, 05:13 PM
NFL Network said Batch will play.

Cowher playing mind games this close to the game?

Go with the ESPN story. Their main goal is to have breaking news first, while NFL network just wants to get it right.

BBC
09-18-2006, 05:15 PM
Go with the ESPN story. Their main goal is to have breaking news first, while NFL network just wants to get it right.

Not to send this off-topic, but wouldn't you want to go with the station that get's it right, rather than just getting out news that could be false as fast as possible?

augustashark
09-18-2006, 05:24 PM
Not to send this off-topic, but wouldn't you want to go with the station that get's it right, rather than just getting out news that could be false as fast as possible?

I agee! I will see at 8:31 who is playing QB, then at that point I will believe.

Cape Cod Steel Head
09-18-2006, 05:35 PM
If it ain't broke don't fix it. I would like to see Batch start and use Ben onlyif we have to. I would like Ben to gain some weight and take his time coming back.

Steelknife
09-18-2006, 05:38 PM
Yeah, lets just let Batch be our starter.

If we have to continuously baby our QB for fear of him getting injured, we have bigger problems...

Cape Cod Steel Head
09-18-2006, 05:53 PM
He wins doesn't he,and isn't that the goal of the game?

83-Steelers-43
09-18-2006, 06:13 PM
If Ben states he's healthy and ready to go, you play him.

If Ben states he's not healthy and not ready to go, you don't play him.

I don't see the problem here.

Petesburgh66
09-18-2006, 06:16 PM
Ben will be rusty but unlike his return for the Monday nighter in Indy last year I do not believe he will still be working through an injury that will hamper his performance.

Apart of the rust can be attributed that his blind spot (aka Marvel Smith) wasn't mobile enough with his ankle injury to contain Freeney in that game. Not the case tonight though.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
09-18-2006, 07:24 PM
So all of you who would rather watch batch play tonigh........?
What if Ben comes out and has a bad game? are you going to jump off the wagon and want batch playing the rest of the year????
Are you forgetting that Ben brought us a 5th ring...........
This is Ben's team...........