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Old 02-05-2013, 11:17 PM   #136
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Default Re: Big Ben vs Joe Flacco

Originally Posted by aa14 View Post
That time has passed.
FAR from definitive.

Originally Posted by aa14 View Post
I understand the optimism regarding the return of Ben but as a realist I only see the steelers competing with the Bengals for the WC at this point.
The optimism and realism are hand in hand. The Steelers win with (a healthy) Ben and don't without him. There are mountains of evidence as proof.

Originally Posted by aa14 View Post
Dalton is rising and Ben has been taking a beating for the ages from poor o-line play.
Big Ben has taken a beating and his time is 'winding down', but writing him (and the Steelers) off entirely seems foolish; as foolish as saying Flacco would 'never win one'.

If in five years Flacco has as many or more rings than Big Ben and the Steelers struggle to make/win in the playoffs, then we can start making bold statements.

Until then, it's too soon to put carts before horses.
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