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Old 02-11-2013, 03:32 AM   #11
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Add 4 games missed to off-the-field trouble. I think off-the-field trouble makes a player more unreliable because they can get hurt and they have the added risk of missing games to off-the-field behaviour. In Ben's case there is now a low risk of off-the-field trouble and credit to him for making some positive decisions.

In any event, while Roethlisberger might not miss games he plays hurt often. If there was a backup the Steelers felt more confident in they might not rush Ben back from injury etc.
I also find it funny Ben comes back this year only after the Steelers beat baltimore with Batch. His ego would not allow another QB to "win behind that Line" or whatever other lame things Ben apologist's have to say ! Then only after being completely ineffective the rest of the season and throwing terrible picks that cost the us playoffs does he say "maybe i came back to soon" Another built in excuse !!!!!!!!!!!
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Of course I would keep him in a second. We can't win without him. As forhis iinjuries, he getshurt every season . To me it not the time missed but the poor play when he rushes back to soon that matters.
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Everyone plays hurt. When Ben gets hurt it's highlighted 4 or 5 x because he makes a show of telling everyone that he's playing hurt. He may get hurt more than the average QB, but it's not like the media likes to make it sound.

As for the 4 game suspension, I highly doubt he's going to rape again. He probably had to pay the Georgia girl in the high 7 figures to make that go away. It was national news.
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I also find it funny Ben comes back this year only after the Steelers beat baltimore with Batch. His ego would not allow another QB to "win behind that Line" or whatever other lame things Ben apologist's have to say ! Then only after being completely ineffective the rest of the season and throwing terrible picks that cost the us playoffs does he say "maybe i came back to soon" Another built in excuse !!!!!!!!!!!
I dunno Woody, it sure looked like 10 mph came of his fastball on most passes after he came back. No doubt his placement of the ball was more eratic afterwards as well. His stats pre injury we not that bad IMO. My queston is, can you think of any reason why he would regress as he did other than injury?
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They would trade him for a 7th round pick of course.
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Dez and Llyod are going to get married. Just need to arrange the ceremonies.

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Of course I would keep him in a second. We can't win without him. As forhis iinjuries, he getshurt every season . To me it not the time missed but the poor play when he rushes back to soon that matters.
Exactly, you would think with his maturity and his past experience in rushing back in, one would think he'd know to stay out at least another week. They all do it (except for the slackers who are there strictly for a paycheck)and one would think they would know that there is a great chance that they are only hurting the team.
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Make it to the clock tower 'right after the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance - cause the only thing that will get them back to the future is 1.21 Gigga Watts aka A Bolt of Lightning

This way they defeat Biff, Save Ben and everything will be back to normal.
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As for the 4 game suspension, I highly doubt he's going to rape again. He probably had to pay the Georgia girl in the high 7 figures to make that go away. It was national news.
Not to rehash this debate for the 2,305,634,937,906,379,061,283rd time, but why is it unacceptable to speculate that the alleged victim "just wanted an easy pay day," but acceptable to speculate that Roethlisberger "paid her off to make it go away"? That strikes me as a blatant double standard. I don't believe either scenario to be true, but I do believe there's a shortage of critical thinking skills out there, considering this double standard has gone so long without even being noticed, let alone called into question.

As for the answer to the original question, the Rooney family would franchise him, sign him to a four- or five-year contract extension, and tell all the yinzers to pound sand.
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Add 4 games missed to off-the-field trouble. I think off-the-field trouble makes a player more unreliable because they can get hurt and they have the added risk of missing games to off-the-field behaviour. In Ben's case there is now a low risk of off-the-field trouble and credit to him for making some positive decisions.

In any event, while Roethlisberger might not miss games he plays hurt often. If there was a backup the Steelers felt more confident in they might not rush Ben back from injury etc.
I can't believe I am saying this but great post.
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