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SteelerEmpire
12-01-2009, 10:45 AM
After having 26 pass attempts in the game against the Ravnes.... Dixon had 0, zero, none, zilch........................... SACKS.......... Against a Defense like the Ravens... and for someone who came into this game with only 1 pass thrown in the NFL.... that's pretty impressive :applaudit::applaudit::applaudit:

fansince'76
12-01-2009, 10:47 AM
He also completed less than 50% of his passes and had several nearly picked....

Christian Snyder
12-01-2009, 10:48 AM
He also completed less than 50% of his passes and had several nearly picked....
and he threw the back-breaking INT in OT.

The_WARDen
12-01-2009, 10:49 AM
He also completed less than 50% of his passes and had several nearly picked....

well, Ben has completed 70%...so he can learn from Dixon.

:popcorn:

madtowndrunkard
12-01-2009, 11:31 AM
We ran the ball more vs the Ravens....thus not allowing the Ravens to just pin their ears back and go after the QB...knowing full well that we were going to pass.

It's amazing how a running game can make your opponents hesitant. If they have to respect the run, that also helps protect the QB when he does throw.

I think this game only further supports that we need to be a more balanced offense w/ the run and pass.

Crow-Magnon
12-01-2009, 11:35 AM
We ran the ball more vs the Ravens....thus not allowing the Ravens to just pin their ears back and go after the QB...knowing full well that we were going to pass.

It's amazing how a running game can make your opponents hesitant. If they have to respect the run, that also helps protect the QB when he does throw.

I think this game only further supports that we need to be a more balanced offense w/ the run and pass.

That's true, because the Ravens did the same exact thing (although the Steelers pass rush was much more effective). But being able to run the ball is more important than just calling running plays. Mendy rushed for what, 92 yards? That's effective enough to disrupt any team's pass coverage.

madtowndrunkard
12-01-2009, 11:40 AM
That's true, because the Ravens did the same exact thing (although the Steelers pass rush was much more effective). But being able to run the ball is more important than just calling running plays. Mendy rushed for what, 92 yards? That's effective enough to disrupt any team's pass coverage.

on 24 carries.

The battle up front was clearly won by the steelers. I have no doubt the Ravens coaches were terrified that we would just run the ball down their throats late in the 4th and in OT. Luckily for the Ravens we didn't exploit that when we should have.

Kvnfaber
12-01-2009, 11:46 AM
well, Ben has completed 70%...so he can learn from Dixon.

:popcorn:

Dixon threw it away. Ben hardly ever does. This does help Ben's completion percentage quite a bit. When you've got a QB like Big Ben you just have to get used to taking sacks instead of throwing the ball away. It's just what he does, and it pays off a lot of the time.

OX1947
12-01-2009, 11:49 AM
Only thing Ben needs to learn in his career now is to throw the ball away sometimes. Otherwise he will not have a career beyond 10 years.

MACH1
12-01-2009, 11:50 AM
We ran the ball more vs the Ravens....thus not allowing the Ravens to just pin their ears back and go after the QB...knowing full well that we were going to pass.

It's amazing how a running game can make your opponents hesitant. If they have to respect the run, that also helps protect the QB when he does throw.

I think this game only further supports that we need to be a more balanced offense w/ the run and pass.

Or at least mix it up a bit more.

Steelers>NFL
12-01-2009, 11:53 AM
and he threw the back-breaking INT in OT.

That was a great pick by the LB Kruger.
Ben threw much easier picks than that. For 6 pts. may I add. :flap:

7SteelGal43
12-01-2009, 12:22 PM
Big Ben ?!! learn from Dixon ?!! :rofl:

omgawww that's rich



and let's not forget that gamewinning drive in SBXLLL, you know, where Ben avoided sack after sack after sack, threw ZERO INTs, kept the drive alive, pretty much won the game for us ?!!! OH YEAHHHHH

SteelerFanInStl
12-01-2009, 12:24 PM
And how many big plays did he make after someone busted through the line? One, when he rolled out to the right and hit Santonio for the TD. Ben makes plays like that all game.

People need to get off of Ben for the sacks. If you want him to just quickly throw the ball away, then he's not going to make a lot of the plays that he makes today. If you want those big plays, and I certainly do, then you have to accept the sacks.

El-Gonzo Jackson
12-01-2009, 12:51 PM
As long as Dixon doesnt teach Ben how to throw a ball from right beside his ear right into the arms of pass rushers...........I am fine otherwise.

steeltheone
12-01-2009, 12:55 PM
C'mon Dixon could show Ben one thing....NOTHING........

stillers4me
12-01-2009, 01:08 PM
Ehhh....everybody knows nobody on the team likes Ben anyway so the protect Batch and Dixon better.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/sueincinci/Smileys/sarcasm.gif

revefsreleets
12-01-2009, 01:18 PM
I liked Dixon throwing the ball away when there was nothing else to do with it...that is NOT Ben's strong suit.

The_WARDen
12-01-2009, 01:21 PM
I liked Dixon throwing the ball away when there was nothing else to do with it...that is NOT Ben's strong suit.

Ben never gives up on a play...that's what enables hime to make some great plays and it's also what drives most of us batty when he takes unnecessary hits.

He's not going to change any time soon so it is what it is...

revefsreleets
12-01-2009, 01:23 PM
Ben never gives up on a play...that's what enables hime to make some great plays and it's also what drives most of us batty when he takes unnecessary hits.

He's not going to change any time soon so it is what it is...

And he's always been like that. I don't have a problem with it and have been a staunch supporter of Ben for it when many others were bashing him.

I'm just saying it was kind of nice to see a guy just wing the ball out of bounds for a change...nothin' wrong with taking an incompletion every now and then when the defense ain't giving anything up....

The_WARDen
12-01-2009, 01:26 PM
And he's always been like that. I don't have a problem with it and have been a staunch supporter of Ben for it when many others were bashing him.

I'm just saying it was kind of nice to see a guy just wing the ball out of bounds for a change...nothin' wrong with taking an incompletion every now and then when the defense ain't giving anything up....

I agree... Dixon showed me alot on Sunday night and I feel ALOT better with him as the backup now.

AllD
12-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Only thing Ben needs to learn in his career now is to throw the ball away sometimes. Otherwise he will not have a career beyond 10 years.

And throw to the RB out of the backfield. Changing formations instead of broadcasting run vs. pass might help with the blitzing too.

He also has to stop staring down receivers. When he does call audibles it might be impressive if he called a draw or reverse to really make opponents scratch their heads.

iloveben7
12-01-2009, 10:14 PM
wow how many different times are we going to hear that Ben holds on to the ball too long?
It's how Ben plays the game. If you don't like it, find another team to root for

fansince'76
12-01-2009, 10:17 PM
Ehhh....everybody knows nobody on the team likes Ben anyway....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/sueincinci/Smileys/sarcasm.gif

That's why they voted Harrison team MVP instead of "Godsend." And he hates kids - unless they have boobs! :toofunny:

JEFF4i
12-01-2009, 10:18 PM
More dump passes to Mendy. For sure.

However, BB went 13-0 his rookie season.

#1 Big Ben Fan
12-01-2009, 10:23 PM
Steelers didn't spread the field as much with Dixon at QB which allowed more in to protect the QB. Plus we did see Dixon roll out a few times. I would like to see more designed roll outs by Ben.

Psyychoward86
12-01-2009, 10:32 PM
on 24 carries.

The battle up front was clearly won by the steelers. I have no doubt the Ravens coaches were terrified that we would just run the ball down their throats late in the 4th and in OT. Luckily for the Ravens we didn't exploit that when we should have.

Our o-line against their d-line maybe. But not vice versa

eafratitpm3
12-02-2009, 12:02 AM
I think there are two things Ben can learn from Dixon's performance. First, use your check down RB and second to throw the ball out of bounds. I can't remember the last time I've seen Ben throw a ball out of bounds. I guess you live and die by holding on to the ball, a Completion or a Sack.

TackleMeBen
12-02-2009, 01:12 PM
That's why they voted Harrison team MVP instead of "Godsend." And he hates kids - unless they have boobs! :toofunny:
thanks gary, there went my lunch all over my computer screen. :rofl:

Shea
12-02-2009, 11:29 PM
http://thatschurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/steelersravens3.jpg

:sofunny: :wink02: