Originally Posted by GoFor7
Wow, really? Haven't these discussions been held before on this forum? Those stats are meaningless. Bubble screens and check downs count as throws too.
Those teams use a lot of no huddle and actually put an emphasis on scoring. The Steelers play Marty ball and put the emphasis on time of possession. So Ben technically may throw as much as Manning or Brady, but usually for small gains, or negative yardage as the Steelers stink with bubble screens. The Steelers don't attack, they just play scared and hope nothing goes wrong.
Umm have you ever watched a Patriots game? Patriots brought the screen pass into vogue. Welker is their leading receiver and he is a true slot back catching nothing but dink and dunk passes very close to the LOS.
No one dinks and dunks more than the Patriots. Their offense revolves around their slot back, tight ends and running back screens. So wtf are you talking about?
Yeah the Steelers tell Ben "Whatever you do don't try to score."
Steelers offense is the same underachieving offense since 2004 and the only constant has been Roethlisberger.
Where were P Manning's "Rosetta Stone" comments? How come P Manning can go into a 100% new environment and have the league's 2nd best offense? Meanwhile Roethlisberger has had the same team for at least the last 3 years and is still 21st in the league? Is it the coaches?