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Ohio Steeler
10-22-2006, 06:29 PM
ok I missed the game because I was helping a friend move, what the heck happened to Big Ben, I know he got hurt but how and how long is he out ?

MACH1
10-22-2006, 06:32 PM
He got his melon thumped. Not sure if or how long he will be out.

Livinginthe past
10-22-2006, 06:34 PM
He got nailed by 3 large Atlanta Falcon gentlemen.

He was down for quite a while, but then returned to the sidelines looking a little shaken for the rest of the game.

It was a shame really - he had captured last years playoff passing form earlier in the game.

It looks hopeful but I wish him all the best anyway - anymore injuries and he'll be in for a total rebuild.

NM

Steelers
10-22-2006, 06:39 PM
Two uncalled Helmet-to-Helmets on the guy. Seemed "ok" on the sideline (standing, knew what was going on, etc.). We can comfortably sit him out against Oakland if need be.

Atlanta Dan
10-22-2006, 06:44 PM
I was at the game and was surprised/concerned how long he was down after what did not appear tio be a particularly hard hit.

My concern is we do not know the severity of the trauma relating to Ben's accident. I have no clue how that impacts his ability to take a hit.

Bottom line is this season appears to be hexed - I only wish everything thta has happened since the Super Bowl could be a do over.

Ohio Steeler
10-22-2006, 06:53 PM
thanks for the update on him guys I just hope he is ok and it turns out that he is not hurt as bad as we think...

stillers4me
10-22-2006, 06:56 PM
Ben was having an awesome game!!!!!!

Now, if I was a Bungle fan, I'd say the only way they could win the game was to take out our quarterback....:wink:

But alas......we have that amazing Charlie Batch......who stepped up to the plate like the warrior he is.........he done me proud!! I think we will do just fine in that department until Ben is back. (sigh......here's hoping he can jump back in without that rusty game he always seems to have after an injury) Now if Cowher can rip a few you know whats and put an end to those costly fumbles and penalties before it's too late, I'll be a happy Steelersbabe.

BigDuke6
10-22-2006, 07:01 PM
I'll be happy too when we finally sit Kendall Simmons. That was his guy who rocked Ben from the front andon the next play he totally whiffed again on a pitch to Willie. Simmons didnt even have the courtesy to yell "lookout" on either play. After that Grimm pulled him for Kemoeatu and "Kemo" started pancaking some Falcon @ss.
Bye Bye Kendall. Cheers to the new "Kemo"

Ohio Steeler
10-22-2006, 08:59 PM
Charlie will do just fine filling in for Big Ben

Steelers
10-22-2006, 09:03 PM
Ben was having an awesome game!!!!!!

here's hoping he can jump back in without that rusty game he always seems to have after an injury

Question: Since we all know how true this is, should the Steelers start him next week versus Oakland even if he's just under 100%? I don't exactly think that he'll be running for his life, so maybe he can have his usual coming back crappy game against the worst team in the NFL.

This is assuming he's between 90 and 100% of course, because we all know Charlie can do it if he's not.

SteelCzar76
10-22-2006, 09:07 PM
I'll be happy too when we finally sit Kendall Simmons. That was his guy who rocked Ben from the front andon the next play he totally whiffed again on a pitch to Willie. Simmons didnt even have the courtesy to yell "lookout" on either play. After that Grimm pulled him for Kemoeatu and "Kemo" started pancaking some Falcon @ss.
Bye Bye Kendall. Cheers to the new "Kemo"



Exactly.



"Hail Caesar,......HAIL THE BLACK AND GOLD"

stillers4me
10-22-2006, 09:07 PM
I say play him at least part of the game...if he's cleared. Denver will out for revenge and I think we can take Oakland even if Ben's not 100%

SteelCzar76
10-22-2006, 09:25 PM
I say play him at least part of the game...if he's cleared. Denver will out for revenge and I think we can take Oakland even if Ben's not 100%


I'm not really never in favor of benching a franchise Quarterback (especially one that you draft as high as 11th). This could potentialy demoralize him. But,.....Ben might need to take some time off to get his sh#t together from a physical standpoint. Concussions can be abslolute Kryptonite in regards to your career,.....and he's already had two six games into this season.
His talent is still evident,....but honestly,...he has'nt truely had his head screwed on straight since the accident. This most recent injury may very well become a new excuse to have a few more "Bad Games".
I say we play Batch until Ben is TRUELY prepared to play from a not only a physical standpoint,.....but MENTALLY as well. Ben's our future for better or worse,......but we may need to take a diffrent approach for a at least three games.


"Hail Caesar,.......HAIL THE BLACK AND GOLD"

24seven
10-23-2006, 03:20 AM
I've watched the hit over and over and i for the life of me still can't figure out how that could knock someone out.. The only excuse i come up with is trauma from the accident.. I'm getting the feeling this wreck has been played off to be some little thing that a few stitches fixed but in reality it's a whole nother ball of wax on the inside.. I just pray he doesn't become another Aikman and have an early exit because of mushy head..

Need4spd
10-23-2006, 04:09 AM
On a side note, after some of the down right silly roughing the passer penalties that have been called around the league this season, why on earth was there not a flag thrown on that play? The player who hit him from the front was clearly leading with the crown of his helmet, which by the way made contact with Ben's helmet. Plus if I'm not mistaken, it was Patrick Kerney who made helmet to helmet contact with Ben from his blind side. Now I personally feel like quarterback's are protected by the rules far too much, but here again, after seeing the way these types of plays are being called league wide this year, a personal foul should definately have been called on that play.