View Full Version : very interesting ben statistic- y.p.a.

tony hipchest
09-22-2005, 02:51 PM
i was looking at different qb's yards per attempt and was shocked. some notables thru week 2:

leftwich 7.5
pennington 7.0
dilfer 8.1
manning 5.8
delhomme 6.4
bledsoe 8.1
brady 7.0
vick 6.4
palmer 8.3
farve 6.1
brees 6.6
warner 6.7
bulger 6.8
collins 7.1
plummer 5.7
mcnabb 8.0
green 8.0

everybody was pretty much in that 6-8 yds per pass ATTEMPT range. no one had more than 9 yds/ att. except for

ben roethlisberger 14.75

he was supposed to be an over rated qb, entering his sophmore slump, without no deep threats, on a running team, with questions at the o-line. im sure if he had a superbowl ring they would call him the 2nd coming of "the blonde bomber". terry bradshaw always said the reason he didnt put up numbers like some of the greats is because their offense always relied on a strong running game and taking shots downfileld (an offense he pretty much ran and called the plays for). if he was in a dink and dunk west coast offense he would have put up the same numbers as a joe montana. terrys comp. % and passer rating cause of this deep ball philosophy but bens numbers seem to thrive by it. sure its only week 3 but these numbers ben has put up go back to last year facing teams like miami, patriots, dallas, eagles, jaguars, ravens, and redskins. pretty good defenses. sure ben was only 9/11 205 yds and 2 td against a subpar team in the titans, but that was pretty much in the 1st half and he was on pace to throw for 400 yds and 4 td's. same with the following game, the coaching staff shut him down in the 3rd qtr. im willing to go out on a limb and say this guy is for real. keep in mind he is 27-1 if you count his last year of college and this is only his 6th year playing quarterback (he was a wr until his sr. year in highschool). he still has alot of up side. while many people say he is only good because of his supporting cast the same is true of every great qb. the interresting thing about this stat is that it says alot about wisenhunt and the game he is calling. definitely old school steeler football. pound the ball down your throat and start dropping bombs. a beautiful thing to see.

09-22-2005, 02:55 PM

09-22-2005, 03:24 PM
I do not see Big Ben going into any type of slump, however, the first game the steelers loose is when you will hear all the critics talking about Bens slump
Although he is undefeated in the regular season
I hear his new nickname is Big Business

09-22-2005, 03:26 PM
Yeah I noticed that too!!! Ben really racks up the yards when he scrambles and his receivers get lost in the secodary.... it makes for some big gains. Ben is the best scrambler/thrower since John Elway. His awareness and feel for the rush in the pocket is second to none.

I remember when we lost Plax a lot of people thought we could not stretch the feild, and that would prevent Ward from getting his usual numbers....

Hines Ward (eight catches, 109 yards, two TDs)--- Typical Hines Ward numbers...

Antwaan Randle El (5-164-1) and Cedrick Wilson (4-102)--- Now that is stretching the feild. :tt:

09-22-2005, 04:52 PM
Ben has made ALOT of big throws the first 2 weeks of the season so that definately helps..big pass plays and intermediate routes all over the place.

tony hipchest
09-22-2005, 05:23 PM
and 50 yard screen plays to fast willie parker. screw that dink and dunk crap. i think tom bradys 1st bomb completed was last year in the playoffs. ben has 4 plays of 40+ yds already. plaxico who? once teams try to take that away we will see what heath miller is all about. dont fret him not being used much so far. his time will come. im starting to worry about losing wisenhunt to a head coaching job in the next few years.

09-22-2005, 05:55 PM
Ben is the MAN.Just wait...one day we're gonna unleash him on a team and everyone will be like "oh shit...this dude IS for real!".

09-22-2005, 06:26 PM
Everyone, when you go to bed tonite, say your prayers, and thank the good Lord for such a well balanced offense.

09-22-2005, 06:30 PM
i will pray for that later, right now my prayers are gonna go out to my fellow texans that are finna get effected by that ho rita

09-22-2005, 06:33 PM
Great call King! Mine was just a little joke.

How far are you from the Gulf?

09-22-2005, 06:37 PM
i'm about 25 miles south of corpus christi, but i don't think we'll be getting any of the main stuff (thank god) cause it turned a lot last night

09-22-2005, 06:44 PM
Good Luck! Bro! And God Bless to everyone down there. We have some of our big suppliers at work down in those areas. And they have already shut down. It is killing us. But I would rather them be safe.

09-22-2005, 07:02 PM
ok, back to the original topic...
I think the media just saw Ben as to good to be true. We have the type of offense that Ben is going to suceed in, but the media and everyone else is always going to be critical of his sucess. However, us Steelers fans, see how special he is to our team. He has came out strong this year, but we still haven't truely been tested. What I have always said about Ben though...he plays better in close games late in the game. I have complete faith in him, and our entire offense...not to mention our D! This team is an all around team that doens't rely on one player...and I love it!

Oh and good luck King...you all will be in my thoughts and prayes! :smile:

09-22-2005, 09:23 PM
I know it is early but there is a good balance on this team as I believe Cleve said. We have a great O-line. Willie Parker is lookng awesome and soon we will have Duce and Bettis as well. The receivers are doing well and the ball is being spread around. Jerame Tuman and Heath Miller haven't been seen very much, but I believe they will be. Ben has shown up and shook off the slump talk. I'm very excited about this team and can't wait to see what they will do!

09-23-2005, 01:18 AM
yeah i love the way the offense has been, i loved that one long throw to wilson last week when ben was scrambling and lookin for his guys and then chunked it to him, that was great i like that's he's makin good decisions with the ball. a lot of my friends would tell me that ben can't throw long all they are is short passes and then the wrs run for the rest but these last two weeks showed he can air it out a little. this sunday is gonna be a great game hopefully ben can air it out a few times. i think the defense can handle the pats, i can't wait to see us play the colts that will be a real test for our dbs.

09-23-2005, 12:48 PM
Coming into the season with the long throws caught me off gaurd. I was amazed how balanced the WRs are, they're all a big threat to defenses. I admit I wasn't sure how well ARE was going to be this season and if he was #2 material. Every doubt of him in my mind is gone, this is a great pack of recievers led by an amazing QB. He buys time in the pocket better then any QB I know, and is able to take a hit. Like it was said before, Tuman and Miller will be used alot more in the futher weeks. I'm sure they're starting to integrate them into the plays more often. Best part of all this, the critics shut the hell up about Ben and Hines and looked elsewhere.