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Beauchamp 09-23-2008 01:57 PM

Big Ben Overrated?
 
The money invested into Big Ben has made him the 2nd most paid quarterback in the National Football League. Many people believe it is well deserved as his resume consists of a Superbowl win along with an appearance in the pro bowl. The Superbowl where he recorded the worst QB rating ever by a quarterback. The Probowl season where Big Ben was sacked the 2nd most in the NFL.

Cowher is gone, Big Ben is dealing with a new coaching staff that put all this money into him. Is the coaching staff bending to Big Ben and does Big Ben feel the authority? Was Big Ben calling out our beloved Hines Ward and the rest of the receiving core a fluke?

Big Ben is known for his blue collar type of strength as he breaks out of sacks to make completions as he is on the run. But is it too much now? Big Ben openly admitted that the 2nd highest sacks recorded last season was not all the lines fault. He guaranteed that half of them sacks were his OWN fault for making the wrong reads and running around in the pocket when he did not need to. His eyes are not down the field as he runs around like a chicken with his head cut off.

I'm worried. Does Big Ben want to win a Superbowl or just a Pro Bowl? Does Big Ben know that the money he's getting paid makes nothing his fault? Does the line know that Big Ben is paniced in the pocket everytime he drops back after getting sacked by a fast defense? Does the line know that Big Ben knows the line will get blamed? Is Big Ben causing individuality on the team? Is Big Ben taking more sacks instead of throwing a ball that MIGHT be a completion to save his QB rating? Does 48 sacks not go on QB rating?

I'm not Steeler bashing. I want a humble quarterback that has his head in the game. Big Ben has changed, he throws a pick or an incompletion and gets frustrated at the receivers for not running the right routes.

Big Ben is evading pressure that does not exist and ends up getting toe tackled by a Defensive Lineman that is already blocked. I promise that 8 sacks should've been cut in HALF (equalling Mcnabb's times of being sacked: 3 or 4) if Big Ben stayed in the pocket and had a quick release. The Eagles got into Big Ben's head, a head that should be of one of a 2nd highest paid quarterback in the league.

I pick overrated.

Ego seems to be taking a factor.

I'm worried.

Tommy Maddox. For The Win.

Hammer67 09-23-2008 01:58 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
LOL!!!!! People...it's ONE FREAKING GAME!!!!

Man, Steeler fans can sure be over reacting zealots...

Ben broke Bradshaw records last year! Who the hell else do you want, Carson Palmer????

HereWeGoSteelers219 09-23-2008 01:59 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
Please stop. I would pick Ben over any QB in the NFL to build a team around. It's not his fault the O-Line that gets pancaked by Brian Dawkins.

Edman 09-23-2008 02:02 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
Troll alert.

Beauchamp 09-23-2008 02:04 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
Great replies.

You guys have me convinced.

MACH1 09-23-2008 02:05 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
:yawn:

Mosca 09-23-2008 02:08 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beauchamp (Post 440849)
I'm not Steeler bashing. I want a humble quarterback that has his head in the game. Big Ben has changed, he throws a pick or an incompletion and gets frustrated at the receivers for not running the right routes.

So you want... Jim Miller? Mark Malone? Cliff Stoudt? Show me a quarterback without a big ego, and I'll show you an insurance salesman who used to play ball.

SteelMember 09-23-2008 02:10 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
I've seen this garbage before, and I don't care for the smell.

Hammer67 09-23-2008 02:10 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beauchamp (Post 440853)
Great replies.

You guys have me convinced.

This thread is ridiculous...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3594747


End of discussion.

Beauchamp 09-23-2008 02:11 PM

Re: Big Ben Overrated?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mosca (Post 440856)
So you want... Jim Miller? Mark Malone? Cliff Stoudt? Show me a quarterback without a big ego, and I'll show you an insurance salesman who used to play ball.

Fair enough, but this was only complimenting my story.

I don't think Big Ben is ready to have an ego, the organization bought him one.


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