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August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

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View Poll Results: Should Ben play this week against the Ravens
Yes, even if he is not 100%, if he can play - he should 21 35.00%
No, he should rest and play the following week 39 65.00%
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:36 AM   #21
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Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

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put me down for 120% with that.
I see your 120%, and raise you another 10%...

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:50 AM   #22
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Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

I have a feeling the Ravens will CLOBBER Tomlin's favorite uncle Charlie Batch behind a patchwork OL and then we get to watch Brian Hoyer in the second half., so let Ben sit.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #23
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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"
that's what I was thinking - the Ravens will take any chance they can get to put as much of a hurtin' on this team as possible. I do think they just said on NFL AM that the injury couldn't be moved around any farther - and that the life threatening aspect is no longer a concern - just pain and discomfort
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:16 AM   #24
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Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

We are already 3 games behind the Rats. Ben should rest another week and then give it a run for the final stretch of games.
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We are already 3 games behind the Rats. Ben should rest another week and then give it a run for the final stretch of games.
as I stated above - it sounds like its no longer life threatening - but I'm with you though - even if there is still a lot of pain and discomfort - don't put him out there - get to the last 4 games, and let's see what we can do.

Can you imagine if we pull out some kind of miracle in M&T? Longshot enough for ya? lol
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Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

Bench him this week, then bench him the rest of the season, cause it'll be over.
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Bench him this week, then bench him the rest of the season, cause it'll be over.
oh, Come on Miller! You seemed more optimistic yesterday! The Bengals are gonna lose 1 more than us and the Colts will fall flat on their ass - let's keep that candle burning until we're truly eliminated!
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Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

I say keep Ben on the sidelines.

We only lost by 3 points last time and may have won had Leftwich not taken himself out (at least as far as passing was concerned) by breaking his ribs on a needless dive into the end zone. I figure that after Batch demonstrated that his arm isn't the same anymore, Haley should be able to design a game plan to allow for that and with a solid showing from the defense, we have just as good a chance to win without Ben.

Even if Ben is "medically cleared", that usually doesn't mean 100% and to put him out there now just makes him a target and why risk ending his season (or worse)?
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Bench him this week, then bench him the rest of the season, cause it'll be over.
^^This

If Ben legitimately cannot play this weekend because of the injury, fine. Bench him and get better. But know that we are also benching the rest of the season.

If we lose to the Ravens again, we aren't making the playoffs. Period. Too many other teams will then be in our record neighborhood, and we still got some tough games left.
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Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

depends on "how hurt" he is.
If he's 90%, i have no issue with him coming back. All Haley has to do is call all pass plays as quick slants and releases (dink and dunks), where he's getting rid of the ball within 2 seconds.
The problems will arise if he's allowed to just sit back in the pocket - which we don't want him to do. This can be fairly easy to accomodate.
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