Originally Posted by GoFor7
Like I keep saying - Brady, Manning, Brees, and Rodgers aren't dumbed down by teams that want to play ball-control offenses. Ben is. It's not even so much about run/pass ratio. Those teams try to score fast, the Steelers try to sit on it and hope the defense keeps them in it long enough for Ben to bail everyone out in the end.
This is a huge reason why the Steelers offense is not scoring as many points as many of you want them to be, yet you can't seem to wrap it around your heads. If you believe ball-control offense is the way to go then I guess I won't change your minds - just don't bitch when the offense doesn't put up many points, or if Ben can't bail the Steelers out from their stubbornness every game.
Steelers points per quarter.
1st 3.6 2nd 7.1 3rd 4.4 4th 5.7
That's 10.7 first half points and 10.1 second half points.
Ben has had 5 4th quarter comebacks in the last 3 seasons... that matches the 5 4th quarter comebacks he had in his rookie season.
He doesn't bail the Steelers out as much as you'd like to pretend.