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I-Want-Troy's-Hair
11-21-2007, 12:26 AM
Fox Sports Net has a series called sports science if you get a chance to watch it do it's really very interesting. They take athletes from different sports and turn them into a science project and show you sports from a science point of view. Anyway tonights first science project on tap was Ben's arm. They wired him up and this is how his arm works.

The 5 components of Ben's arm

1- Drop Back - 5 steps in 1.2 seconds covering 8 yards

2 - Eyes - Scans the field from defender to receiver back and forth at 50 millisecond intervals that's faster than a prey bird

3- Angular Velocity - Ben's wrist maxes out at 2900 degrees per second that is 490 RPM's. That's as fast as a chain saw

4- Arm speed - from shoulder to ball delivery 0 to 82 MPH in 0.18 seconds. Faster acceleration than a top fuel dragster

5- Release - The ball spins off Ben's fingers at 12 revolutions per second that's 60 MPH

From snap to release it takes Ben 1.5 seconds to throw the ball.

Joey Porter was the blind side quarterback hit project 14MPH at 1160 lbs of force is the velocity of the hit. Comparable to getting hit in the back by a crazed rodeo bull.

It was some interesting stuff.

Steelman16
11-21-2007, 12:30 AM
....WOW....

Thanks for sharing, that's just insane!

Rhee Rhee
11-21-2007, 12:57 AM
bro i LOVE that show... it's incredible and dude i havent seen the roethlisberger episode but i want to pretty bad

Galax Steeler
11-21-2007, 03:43 AM
Interesting info thanks.

steelpride12
11-21-2007, 05:58 AM
Ya i watched that show with Ben on it. I felt good they chose him!

TackleMeBen
11-21-2007, 06:43 AM
the show is very interesting. they did one on cheap shots too.. but the ben was quite funny when the linebacker came around to hit him, ben caught him with his elbow and then said that is what quarterbacks do, they make grown men cry...

PisnNapalm
11-21-2007, 07:06 AM
Watch it here:: http://msn-pickup.foxsports.com/3_ss_071118_rothlisberger.wmv


More episodes if you're interested. http://msn.foxsports.com/story/7225910

fansince'76
11-21-2007, 09:16 AM
From snap to release it takes Ben 1.5 seconds to throw the ball.

Too bad our OL can only seem to hold their blocks for about .9 seconds....

klick81
11-21-2007, 03:15 PM
I was only able to watch Ben's part, which was very cool.

Stlrs4Life
11-21-2007, 03:37 PM
Watched it last night also, it was pretty informative.

pittsburghp8baller
11-21-2007, 04:30 PM
it got real cool when they threw luis castillo into the mix and broke down how much time it takes a DE to make it to the qb.

sad thing is that the conclusion was that all our tackles had to do is bump the DE and it should give ben enough time to throw, and how many sacks did we give up last year from people rushing outside the end

klick81
11-21-2007, 04:39 PM
Oh yeah, and I actually got a little scared when I saw Ben elbow Castillo on the nose. I don't think the front office would appreciate him getting hurt (even if it's one game) thanks to a fancy photo shoot.

delhess
11-21-2007, 06:14 PM
i heard something interesting this week. : the jets figured out that ben likes to roll right when he breaks the pocket, by attacking consistently from the right, it made ben very uncomfortable!

i don't know for sure if this is true, but i would like to go back and watch some film. i think he almost always rolls right, just like they said. how many times have you seen ben roll left, draggin defenders, and make a pass? i can picture a hundred times on the right.

don't know, interesting stuff, but there is little doubt that every team on our schedule will study that tape!

not to get off subject. that was a nice video, thanks!

Steeldude
11-22-2007, 07:29 AM
Joey Porter was the blind side quarterback hit project 14MPH at 1160 lbs of force is the velocity of the hit. Comparable to getting hit in the back by a crazed rodeo bull.

It was some interesting stuff.

sounds really bad, but it isn't. it's not like it is 1,160 lbs. PSI