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ETL 11-26-2012 10:27 PM

Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
Even if Ben is not 100% this Sunday against the Ravens, should he play?

My vote is that he should rest unless he is 100%. Just curious what the rest of Steeler Nation feel about this week.

teegre 11-26-2012 10:28 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ETL (Post 1054703)
Even if Ben is not 100% this Sunday against the Ravens, should he play?

My vote is that he should rest unless he is 100%. Just curious what the rest of Steeler Nation feels about this week.

I agree with you 100% that BB should not play until he is 100%.

Lady Steel 11-26-2012 10:28 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ETL (Post 1054703)
Even if Ben is not 100% this Sunday against the Ravens, should he play?

No.

Corey120120 11-26-2012 10:34 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
No. We need him later more then we do now.

maddog78 11-26-2012 10:37 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
Nobody on the team is 100%. Going by your rule, Brown will be out until next season, Harrison and Troy, too.

The real question is if he should play if there is significant risk of re-injury, and that one is for the team doctors.

Fire Arians 11-26-2012 10:42 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
if he's cleared by the doctors and not at significant risk to re-injure himself, then he's gotta play.

if not, sit.

with that said, if he's barely functional (like last season against SF where he could barely walk) sit the hell out.

teegre 11-26-2012 10:44 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fire Arians (Post 1054711)
with that said, if he's barely functional (like last season against SF where he could barely walk) sit the hell out.

I agree 110% with that.

PhantomJB93 11-26-2012 10:47 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
It depends how hurt he is. If the rib injury is as healed as reports say and isn't a factor, and he can throw well enough through the shoulder pain, why not. If the rib is still a factor and could result in serious further injury, then no.

It's obvious Ben is the key to this season, and if he can play without risking TOO much further injury, I think he should, and he will. The rib is the one that is potentially career-ending and all recent reports say it's no risk anymore, although I don't know how much truth there is to that. I don't think his shoulder is going to be 100% again this season, and if it is it will probably be too late by that point. I'm no doctor but I don't think playing with that injured shoulder is going to mess him up beyond the immediate future. It might restrict some of his throws but I'll take that trade-off over throwing Batch or Hoyer out there many more times.

In short I'd take an 80% Ben over resting him for the season as long as there's no serious risk of damaging him beyond this season.

NSMaster56 11-26-2012 11:12 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
Lose the battle, win the war.

Sit Ben this week, finish 3-1 (or better) down the stretch and face B-More in the playoffs.

Besides, if Leftwich can give the Ravens a run for their money... granted, the Ravens will probably play better with HFA, but... Don't throw Ben to the wolves.

Now is not the time to 'show moxie'.

tony hipchest 11-26-2012 11:34 PM

Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?
 
the ravens hate ben so bad that if there were a chance that he could potentially suffer a potentially life threatenning injury, they would be more than glad to see a player die on their field, and try to lay the licks to accommodate it.

im thinking "no"


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