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Old 09-04-2006, 01:59 PM   #11
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Default Re: The Eternal Optimism Thread

Cowher has taken teams to the playoffs with Neil O'Donnell, Mike Tomczak, and Kordell Stewart at QB. Batch is not in Ben's league but he certainly can be compared favorably to the three QBs listed above.

Combine that with the fact that Steelers have ovecome greater first week injuries than this (1995 - Woodson tears up his knee and O'Donnell lost for a month in the season opener against the Lions) and all certainly is not lost.

I will wait until after the Miami game to decide whether to go into panic mode.
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Even after the phish game we shouldn't panic. Look Ben has a little surgery and we get all "freaked" out. Why? Wish I knew. I feel confident with Batch in as his replacement. He was 2-0 as a starter last year and held down the fort. He's got to do it for one game, in front of a home crowd, with a very sound D to support his cause!!!
As for where his guardian angel was this time, I think the angel may have done this to him for all the work that was done with the "other" accident! (lol)
Let's face it, even if Batch has to play 2 games, he's very capable of winning at least one of them, then Ben returns to pummel the bungles!

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Old 09-04-2006, 08:54 PM   #13
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His angel was tired after saving his life, so he let this slip!
"It seems every year there is some reason they are trying to doubt me. Small school, I was playing as a rookie and now this. I?m looking forward to proving to people that I?m up to the task."
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He's ready, Steelers fans. His ordeal over, his return will be complete come Saturday in Arizona, when football again becomes the focus and a career briefly interrupted resumes.
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