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Old 02-05-2013, 08:44 PM   #121
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When people talk shit about Ben they always bring up XL like he didn't carry us through three road playoff games as a second year player haha
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #122
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And he sucked in 2 of them.
And he carried the team to victory when he absolutely had to in the other one.


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When people talk shit about Ben they always bring up XL like he didn't carry us through three road playoff games as a second year player haha
They try to define his entire career by that game.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #123
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And he carried the team to victory when he absolutely had to in the other one.
I agree with you but the fact remains that this becomes less and less relevant as time goes on. Much akin to Brady's last championship. Ben will not be able to sustain a high level of play for an entire season anymore. It was becoming apparent this season that while his mind was sharp and he was still capable of smart play, his body isn't able to keep up. The Steelers need to invest in the OL and a new QB to develop the next few seasons if they want to stay relevant in the AFC.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #124
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You're overstating things. 'His body isn't able to keep up'? I don't think that's true. The problem is that he's getting blown up after 2 mississippis.
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When people talk shit about Ben they always bring up XL like he didn't carry us through three road playoff games as a second year player haha
Because it doesn't suit their agenda. Yeah Ben stank in SB-XL but the Steelers aren't there without him.
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You're overstating things. 'His body isn't able to keep up'? I don't think that's true. The problem is that he's getting blown up after 2 mississippis.
I've seen a decrease in his physical performance the past year and I attribute it to him being "blown up after 2 mississippis". It will get much worse next season if they don't fix the line.
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And he carried the team to victory when he absolutely had to in the other one.




They try to define his entire career by that game.
Steelers arent even in that game without J. harrisons score.
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I've seen a decrease in his physical performance the past year and I attribute it to him being "blown up after 2 mississippis". It will get much worse next season if they don't fix the line.
I see it as a total lack of conditioning and coming to camp with more chins than a Chinese phonebook !
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I see it as a total lack of conditioning and coming to camp with more chins than a Chinese phonebook !
He was somewhat overweight last camp and yes he should have the mental fortitude to cut down on the fatty foods but even so his O-line was very poor. It has to be one of the main reasons for the deterioration of his play.
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I see it as a total lack of conditioning and coming to camp with more chins than a Chinese phonebook !
I see this argument a lot. He's fit enough to play QB, he doesn't need to look like Brady Quinn or Tebow. Some people are just bigger, and that's one reason he's so hard to take down.

I really don't know what kind of conditioning he does, until somebody tells me he can't run a 40 or I see calling for plays off I'll assume he's in good enough shape to play at a high level.
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