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SavannahSteel 03-27-2005 10:10 PM

Big Ben
I know that Ben will have a more in-depth understanding of the offense this upcoming year however, I truly believe that his rib / thumb injury was the underlying cause of his playoffs inaccuracies.

JerseySTEEL 03-27-2005 11:51 PM

Re: Big Ben
most of it has to do with beigna rookie he wqasnt use to that long of a season and his body just couldnt keep the rookie wall eveyr one meets

clevestinks 03-28-2005 07:25 AM

Re: Big Ben
???? Noy sure, Cowher seems to think there was no injury.

BlitzburghRockCity 03-28-2005 03:51 PM

Re: Big Ben
I think the injury may have been some of it..but the majority was, he just got plain worn out..he hit that rookie brick wall, and while he still battled thru it and we won games, u could tell when he was just mentally drained.

every rookie goes thru it, but its more evident w/ QB's of course.

clevestinks 03-28-2005 07:03 PM

Re: Big Ben
I hope thats the problem, and he adjust this year, he is at UPMC everyday working out so he should be OK

BlitzburghRockCity 03-28-2005 09:37 PM

Re: Big Ben
and he's got the best DC in the business in Lebeau teaching him to read defenses.. along with Whipple.. so he's got the teachers, now he's gotta learn it!

I think Im almost less worried about him this year..becuz he saw so much last year, which was valuable experience for his future.

JerseySTEEL 03-28-2005 11:23 PM

Re: Big Ben
dam right last year was useful 13-0 as a starter roookie that dam good hehe.

clevestinks 03-29-2005 07:39 AM

Re: Big Ben
Plus he should be used to the media pressure

HinesWard4Life8682 03-29-2005 10:57 AM

Re: Big Ben
all rookies go thru the same problems but, the last thing i want is the media to get to him like chad pennington

clevestinks 03-29-2005 01:43 PM

Re: Big Ben
Thank God this isn`t NY,

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