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bratsinmybelly
08-10-2006, 07:23 PM
I was listening to "the herd" this morning and they were discussing that silly article in which they ranked the QB's by their decision making ability. There was a thread about this article up yesterday I believe. Of course they had Ben ranked as the #3 worst decision maker in the NFL. They went on to say that Ben had played poorly in the playoffs and that he was basically not very good. That his job was simply "not to lose" games. I'm so sick of this broken record statement about Steeler QB's. Our last few QB's jobs have ben "not to lose" because that's all they were capable of. Now that we have a QB who is actually capable of taking over a game and carrying a team/franchise on his back, that philosophy no longer applies. You would think that they might take into account the fact that Ben was in his first and second years respectively or that his reads, etc. might improve with age and experience. But, no, they claimed all of his success was due to a sound running game and a stellar D. I know this is an old argument and I don't mean to harp on it, but it was jaw-dropingly stupid to listen to. I was just wondering if anyone else heard it and your thoughts.

dSharp
08-10-2006, 07:41 PM
I stopped listening to ESPN radio after the first few post-Super Bowl days had past. The Herd, in particular, is a show for people who like that Jim Rome "let's pour gas on this MFer and see how hot it'll burn" type of host. It's a ratings ploy, really, but you are in luck. You don't have to listen to that garbage.

Get Sirius and listen to NFL radio. Nuff said.

PisnNapalm
08-10-2006, 07:42 PM
Ben did not have a good game during the Super Bowl. He made a few great plays but that was it. He wasn't consistent.

However... During the rest of the playoffs, he did very well. Those guys are just stirring up something to talk about. Ignore them.

siss
08-10-2006, 07:51 PM
I love it when people talk bad about my QB. Cause I know it adds to the chip on shoulder and his need to prove everyone wrong!
I think we should ask Denver's secondary if Ben had a good game or not in the AFCCG. Or maybe we could get a little insight from the guys on the Colts and see what they say. I'm sure Nick Harper has some thoughts.
And really do you want Ben loved like the Mannings, Brady's or Palmers's of the world. I dont know how Ben would do if someone at ESPN expected that of him?

bratsinmybelly
08-10-2006, 08:13 PM
I love it when people talk bad about my QB. Cause I know it adds to the chip on shoulder and his need to prove everyone wrong!
I think we should ask Denver's secondary if Ben had a good game or not in the AFCCG. Or maybe we could get a little insight from the guys on the Colts and see what they say. I'm sure Nick Harper has some thoughts.
And really do you want Ben loved like the Mannings, Brady's or Palmers's of the world. I dont know how Ben would do if someone at ESPN expected that of him?

I dont think it's out of the realm of possibility to say that Ben will not only be as good as those guys, but better. That's the thing that irks me. His stats up to this point in so many categories are unlike any we've ever seen. Important stats like WINNING! In this way he has a chance to be the best this game has ever seen. Nobody has ever done what he has up to this point. Yes it's true that he's had a few shaky games here and there but I think it's important to remember at what point these games are taking place in his young career and be in awe that he's even in a position the have a shaky AFCCG in year ONE or a quirky SB in year TWO! At some point someone besides Steeler fans have to stand up and take notice. As long as he keeps doing what he's doing I guess it doesn't really matter but I just think we're witnessing something special in Steelers history and I hope more people take notice.

X-Terminator
08-10-2006, 08:17 PM
Folks, this is just another reason why I tuned out ESPN long ago, except for their NFL pregame show. I even heard from my mom earlier this evening that some ESPN "analyst" thinks the Steelers will only have an 8-8 season, because "the division is tougher" and that Ben isn't going to recover from the accident. WTF??? I swear to God, they hire the biggest, dumbest assclowns in the country, and then try to call themselves "the worldwide leader." The world wide leader of what? Incompetence? Their opinions aren't worth enough to wipe the sweat off my balls.

Mosca
08-10-2006, 08:18 PM
Again, Ffffffft. When you don't lose, you.... win.


ESPN radio, 43 minutes of commercials, 10 minutes of scores and 7 minutes of crap every hour, with a break every few days for 8 seconds of insight.

They don't watch every Steeler game; they read the 2 paragraph recaps in USA Today. 4 months from now they'll be pretending that they never said anything like that, ever.


Tom

I-Want-Troy's-Hair
08-10-2006, 08:25 PM
They went on to say that Ben had played poorly in the playoffs and that he was basically not very good. That his job was simply "not to lose" games. I'm so sick of this broken record statement about Steeler QB's. Our last few QB's jobs have ben "not to lose" because that's all they were capable of.

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these guys just like to hear themselves talk. Okay if you want to say he played pooly against the bengals, colts and Denver then the guy making the comments better have a seeing eye dog sitting next to him becuase he's blind. Against the Bungles ben had 208 passing yards, against the Colts he had 197 passing yards and against the Broncos he REALLY sucked with 275 passing yards. I say we get rid of BEN like YESTERDAY off with his head! :sofunny:

Ben lit it up in the first half of all three of those games all you gotta do is if your not blind like the ESPN guy obviously is - is put in your DVD and watch, in the second half the coaches turned it over to the running game.

I'm sure I speak for all steeler fans when Ben came out winging the ball around in the first half of all those playoff games, I was like "who are these guys??" it was so un-Steeler like.

Agreed that Ben didn't play well vs the Seahags he was 9 for 21 for 123 yards. But then again look at Bradshaw stats vs the Vikings in Super Bowel X. Bradshaw was 14-9 for 96 yards and 1 TD. Screw the talking heads. Ben is one of the many reasons why we did get to the SB and I mean in the last 3 years he's what 24 and 4 or 27 and 4 as a starter, something supid like that. Sounds like a lot of bad decision makings to me eh?

Last I looked the whole team got their SB rings in June including Ben.

bratsinmybelly
08-10-2006, 08:32 PM
Folks, this is just another reason why I tuned out ESPN long ago, except for their NFL pregame show. I even heard from my mom earlier this evening that some ESPN "analyst" thinks the Steelers will only have an 8-8 season, because "the division is tougher" and that Ben isn't going to recover from the accident. WTF??? I swear to God, they hire the biggest, dumbest assclowns in the country, and then try to call themselves "the worldwide leader." The world wide leader of what? Incompetence? Their opinions aren't worth enough to wipe the sweat off my balls.


Couldn't have said it better myself!:iagree:

SteelProven
08-10-2006, 09:00 PM
I like it when analyst doubt the Steelers, because i feel it gives the Steelers a bigger chip on there shoulder. Give a few games and these same idiots will be back on the bandwagon scrambling for a seat. IMHO:sofunny:

83-Steelers-43
08-10-2006, 09:41 PM
Let them hate. I don't care. I'm not going to sit here and stick up for "my #1 player because I love him the mostest and he's my bestest of players in the leauge". Who cares what ESPN has to say?

Takes more than one player to win a Super Bowl (even though a certain few have a problem comprehending that fact).

Screw it. 52 others on a roster. Let them doubt "us". When was the last time you heard something positive out of that station dealing with this team? Of course after we won XL. Save face.

Haiku_Dirtt
08-11-2006, 01:50 AM
I'm fine with Rome. I know what he's about since way back when he had a little radio show in San Diego. But I haven't heard his radio show in 4 years so I don't know.

I've been knocking on ESPN for the last few weeks. The most popular argument for the Steelers subpar season is the loss of ARE and the Bus on offense.

Are you f**king kidding me. They expose either their bias or ineptitude. Or BOTH.

Look. You and I know that this is an improved team. Or I think you know.

Midnightwriter07
08-11-2006, 03:09 AM
you all need to remember that when you are on TOP... everyone is gonna knock ya down and give reasons why you arent gonna win again and for a player who stands out like Ben as the face of the team, everyone is going to say something bad about it or try to say.. well he only wins cause of this or that...

It is true that Ben isnt the best QB in the league and it is true that maybe if he started his careet elsewhere that he might not have had the early success that he has had... but i think you could say that about any player in the league. You have to make the most of what you are given and if a part of Ben's job has been not to lose games... DUH.. that is a part of every QB's role when young. I sometimes think that they forget that he is still very young and the fact that he has brough us back from behing behind on more than one occassion.

Whenver on top or when a player get too much publicity ... the media is usually gonna try their best to bring em down a notch, especially peoplel ike herd.. his show is nothing more than to bitch about something or someone, which apparently people out their like .

83-Steelers-43
08-11-2006, 06:42 AM
you all need to remember that when you are on TOP... everyone is gonna knock ya down and give reasons why you arent gonna win again and for a player who stands out like Ben as the face of the team, everyone is going to say something bad about it or try to say.. well he only wins cause of this or that...

The problem though, they had a tendency of doing it when we weren't on top either....lol.

HometownGal
08-11-2006, 10:08 AM
Ben did not have a good game during the Super Bowl. He made a few great plays but that was it. He wasn't consistent.

However... During the rest of the playoffs, he did very well. Those guys are just stirring up something to talk about. Ignore them.

Those idiots definitely donated their brains to research before they were done using them. :rolleyes:

No - Ben did not play well overall in the SB, but had it not been for his outstanding play in the playoffs (and especially his heads-up maneuver on Harper in the waning minutes of the Colts game) the Steelers more than likely wouldn't have traveled that golden road to the Super Bowl in the first place. They also seem to have selective memory on his goal line TD in the SB. How conveniently they forget those important facts. Dumb asses.