Originally Posted by Mosca
I sent him a reply saying that if he thinks BR is the Steelers' nominee for MVP, then he hasn't been watching the games, and that FWP is playing like a man possessed and may very well be the next premier back in the NFL; against the '49ers he was going between the tackles for the 4 and 5 yards, then through the holes for 13, 17, 29.
By anybody's standards, Willie had a very good season last year even in spite of the team's adversity. His value to the team has never been in question; Ben's value most definitely was
in question by many during and after our 8-8 performance.
I think Peter believes, as many others do, that Ben's return to pre-injury form is the major reason the Steelers are so improved over this time last season. That's what makes him so valuable. He's showing the NFL what all of us already knew, that last season was the fluke, not the first two.
As long as Wille stays healthy, he's well on the way to premier-back status. In my mind, he's there already.