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Tim
11-06-2007, 08:22 AM
Ben is currently second to Brady in TDs and QB Rating. He's also in the top 3 for Avg. Yards per completion. Top 10 for Completion percentage.

I know he padded his stats greatly last night, but damn, what a change from last year.

Kvnfaber
11-06-2007, 08:33 AM
It's called confidence, and familiarity. Not to mention a defense that set's him up with awesome opportunity's. Ben is playing wonderfully, and I couldn't be happier to see him rebound like this.

alittlejazzbird
11-06-2007, 09:01 AM
I always believed that Ben's performance last year was solely the result of multiple physical problems. Ben has the potential for real greatness, and each week he's growing and improving. Brady and Manning were nowhere near this accomplished in their fourth seasons.

CanadianSteel
11-06-2007, 11:18 AM
Ben is having a career year so far, far better than I ever thought as well.
Question - do you think Ben will get more $$ from the Steelers than Romo got ?
Based on the numbers he is putting up this year I would say he deserves it for sure....

Hopefull he go's the Tom Brady route and signs for slightly less than what he may be worth which will allow the Steelers to sign players to complement him and keep us winning over the next few years. What do you think ??

Edman
11-06-2007, 11:39 AM
People said this would be the season where Ben would have to take the next step. He took the next step last night against the Rats.

In a game where a strong Baltimore D brought the heat in sloppy, wet, and cold weather, Ben held strong and made them pay big time. 5 TDs is unprecedented against the Ravens D. Injuries or not. He did what a QB does rarely does against the Baltmore D. He straight up embarrassed them in primetime.

Ben is the man and I'm glad he's with the Steelers. Now we need to get some walls in front of him on the O-Line. If we had Ben on those Steelers 90's teams with that O-Line and Sick Defense, we would've had more Super Bowls under Cowher.

Sharkissle29
11-06-2007, 11:56 AM
heres a question guys.....if ben keeps this up, could u see a possible pro bowl for him? i know its tough in the AFC with brady and of course....manning. but i think he may have a shot if he keeps this type of play up. go big ben!

alittlejazzbird
11-06-2007, 12:10 PM
heres a question guys.....if ben keeps this up, could u see a possible pro bowl for him? i know its tough in the AFC with brady and of course....manning. but i think he may have a shot if he keeps this type of play up. go big ben!

I think three quarterbacks are chosen...don't see any reason why he couldn't be the third.

TackleMeBen
11-06-2007, 12:34 PM
I think three quarterbacks are chosen...don't see any reason why he couldn't be the third.

b/c he is going to be playing golf :flap:.

alittlejazzbird
11-06-2007, 12:49 PM
b/c he is going to be playing golf :flap:.

Funny!

Actually, I was listening to the game on Westwood One Radio last night while driving home, and Ben does a little spot for the Pro Bowl where he's reading a letter that goes something like "Dear NFL fans, please vote for me for the Pro Bowl. I really want to go to Hawaii...seriously, do you know how cold it gets in Pittsburgh in February? Sincerely, Ben Roethlisberger." Cute.

And besides, he can play golf with Bettis and his buddies among the palm trees during Pro Bowl week!

We really need to get the fan vote out for Ben this year. His season definitely merits a Pro Bowl selection.

Preacher
11-06-2007, 12:49 PM
I think three quarterbacks are chosen...don't see any reason why he couldn't be the third.

Because the league will fawn all over D.A, or they will find a reason to put Carson back in there...

blah blah blah.

I would much rather have him in the SB, and then back to prep for next year!

TackleMeBen
11-06-2007, 12:50 PM
Funny!

Actually, I was listening to the game on Westwood One Radio last night while driving home, and Ben does a little spot for the Pro Bowl where he's reading a letter that goes something like "Dear NFL fans, please vote for me for the Pro Bowl. I really want to go to Hawaii...seriously, do you know how cold it gets in Pittsburgh in February? Sincerely, Ben Roethlisberger." Cute.

And besides, he can play golf with Bettis and his buddies among the palm trees during Pro Bowl week!

We really need to get the fan vote out for Ben this year. His season definitely merits a Pro Bowl selection.

i think i heard that.. he goes my name is the longest one..lol

WisconsinSteelerMan
11-06-2007, 01:53 PM
Last night, I witnessed a quarterback who has a lot of familiarity with and confidence in his receivers. It used to be "Throw it to Heinz or Heath, and they will catch for sure" and no confidence in the rest of the receiving corps. This year, he still looks at Heinz and Heath for the surefire check downs and TD, but he has a TON of confidence in the rest of the corps and has no problem throwing to them.

One comment that I heard from the jerks on ESPN last night that I do agree with is that he needs to get better at reading his second and third option more quickly and seeing the whole field. Sometimes, it is as though he comes out and has only a laser eye on the designed receiver who is covered when others are wide open. My opinion is that if he improves that area, he will will be a premier QB for years to come. I definitely see some Brett Favre in him (only most of the time with better decision-making skills)... He is a PLAYMAKER!!!

Mike in La Crosse, WI

steelpride12
11-06-2007, 02:49 PM
Its called Ben is working his ass off. He is becoming a franchise QB who takes everyday very serious. He studies film, and stays at practice longer than he should just to get extra work.

He is amazing and im so proud of him for carrying his team, and i feel confident of a post-season win because of him maturness and experience in the playoffs.

Its simple.... Ben is back!

BurghZ0n3
11-06-2007, 04:48 PM
...and I hope all the "nay sayers" change their atttude & wouldn't just flockin' in ONLY when we win....:helmet::tt02::tt02::tt02::helmet:

Black@Gold Forever32
11-06-2007, 05:04 PM
I knew Ben could be this good....He is only going to get better also.....

stillers4me
11-06-2007, 05:15 PM
I saw someone resurrected the "Big Ben Godsend" banner last night..... :thumbsup:

Did you hear one of the announcer say last night, don't know which one..it was crazy loud at the bar) that Ben was entering into "Brady Territory"?? (gasp!) If Ben hadn't of gotten hurt and threw one more TD.......they would have to choke out that Brady was entering Roethlisberger Territory!

iloveben7
11-06-2007, 07:49 PM
I know I was hoping for one more TD pass because then Brady wouldn't be leading in something.

I knew Ben would be back and I never doubted him. Ben is a great playmaker and IMO Ben's greater than Brady and Manning because neither of them had the first 4 years that Ben had.

Just look at my sig-Big Ben is back