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Old 02-07-2013, 02:10 AM   #41
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Elway was not a great quarterback. Elway was an average quarterback who had a lot of game-winning drives.
Aren't game winning drives what it's all about? Any team can keep it close, but having that player who can win the game is what makes them great.

Without Ben's 2008 Superbowl winning drive we would still be waiting for "one for the other hand".

Sadly it seems Ben may have lost his touch for the game winning drive. A few times this past season he had the ball in his hands, on the field for the winning score and threw a pick or had a failed drive. Hopefully he regains this magic and with a little help from the hurry-up offense once again becomes the last minute killer I know and love.

Isn't Elway Big Ben's Idol? The reason he wears number 7? Let's hope he's not satisfied with the same about of Superbowls.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:40 AM   #42
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Aren't game winning drives what it's all about? Any team can keep it close, but having that player who can win the game is what makes them great.

Without Ben's 2008 Superbowl winning drive we would still be waiting for "one for the other hand".

Isn't Elway Big Ben's Idol? The reason he wears number 7? Let's hope he's not satisfied with the same about of Superbowls.
Winning games is what is all about. I think Steeler Nation would enjoy a few Sundays next year with a solid lead in the 4th quarter. Vinny Testaverde is 7th all-time in 4th QTR comebacks but I don't think many people would have him rated as the 7th best quarterback.

Ben had to throw a Superbowl touchdown sooner or later it's just part of the game. Hard to imagine a player of his caliber being shut out in back to back Superbowls. He just squeaked in under the wire.

Let's hope the Steelers draft the next Terrell Davis in round 6 this year.
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Ben had to throw a Superbowl touchdown sooner or later it's just part of the game. Hard to imagine a player of his caliber being shut out in back to back Superbowls.
Fran Tarkenton was. He didn't throw a TD pass until his third Super Bowl.
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Fran Tarkenton was. He didn't throw a TD pass until his third Super Bowl.
Fran Tarkenton was terrible in the postseason (career 58 rating). And his first two Superbowls were against the 73 Dolphins who allowed 10.7 ppg and the 75 Steelers who allowed 13.8 ppg.

I bet Fran wishes he had played against the 05 Seahawks who allowed 16.9 ppg and especially the 08 Cardinals who allowed 26.6 ppg. I bet old Fran could have got one against the 08 Cardinals even if it took him 59 minutes.

I bet he wishes his name wasn't Fran too.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #45
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This is why Ben needs an above average to excellent running game. He must have this for the back nine of his career. Teams with good running games are winning SB now a days. Flinging it all over the place is only gonna get you a pro bowl appearance.
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Let's also not forget that for years he had to survive in Dan Reeve's offensive philosophy. Run the ball and play defense. Then, when everything else fails, go out and win the game for us.....sound familiar?
Yep, and Ben's played for two coaches who don't know jack about offensive football. Would love to see Ben with a guy like Shanny.
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"Ben is or isn't Flacco."

"Ben is our Elway."

Stop the comparisons......Ben is Ben.
You take the good with the bad, the incredible with the exasperating.
He's here to stay.
Could we do better? Maybe.
Could we do worse? Certainly.
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Ben is better than Elway. Flacco has been playing better than Ben. The end.

I am going to make a new thread about Ben because those are the only ones that get responses. I will probably call it "Is Ben Gay?" or "Ben Pees Sitting Down."

Then all the little Ben groupies will lash out for me having disparaged their idol. Probably someone will make a post called "Roethlisberger is our Montana" or "Roethlisberger is the best ever."
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Ben is better than Elway. Flacco has been playing better than Ben. The end.

I am going to make a new thread about Ben because those are the only ones that get responses. I will probably call it "Is Ben Gay?" or "Ben Pees Sitting Down."
A thread like that, created by you, certainly would be par for the course.
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So, Joe Flacco is better than John Elway? People have been put down for saying smarter things than that. Good thing you don't live in Texas.
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