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Old 03-12-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default How much patience will the steelers show Ben

I was having the debate the other night about Ben. If he struggles like this the next couple seasons should the steelers stick with him or look into the future. Ben signed a six year contract in 04. So the steelers are about due to make a decision on him as soon as next offseason. What do you all think?
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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If he struggles for the next couple seasons(next 2-3), then were going to have to think about making a change. However, I highly doubt hes going to struggle for the next couple years.
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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If he struggles for the next couple seasons(next 2-3), then were going to have to think about making a change. However, I highly doubt hes going to struggle for the next couple years.
that's exactly what I was saying. Ben had alot on his plate last year. I think he will have his best year this upcomming season
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: How much patience will the steelers show Ben

Well, it all depends on what he does this year doesn't it?

Personally, I think he will be back close to his 2005 form but there are alot of variables that could stop that being the case.

Ben is obviously a naturally confident sort of guy but its possible his scrape with his own mortality has made him question things he wouldn't have before....... maybe thats a good thing, maybe its not.

Even though last year was pretty disastrous from his personal point of view (aswell as the teams) I think he will be expected to show an ability to carry the offense a little more often - the Steelers Oline (for so long a major strength) has some major question marks against it for this year which could impact the effectiveness of the running game.

A QB who has a genuine target at TE is always a more comfortable QB.

There has been talk of Heath Miller being given more freedom to express himself in the passing game, but then that ties right back into the O-line issues - will they be able to afford to sacrafice his blocking?

It also depends on the nature of Bens struggles - if they were part of a team that was struggling as a whole it would be different to if he was something of a millstone around the neck of a good team (Grossman).

Like I say, I don't think Ben will struggle this year - he will have learnt alot last year about areas he needs to improve.

If he were to struggle, you would have to weigh up his abilities against the FA's available at that time or the potential of drafting another starting QB and the 2/3 year learning curve that would entail.

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Default Re: How much patience will the steelers show Ben

I definitely want to see Heath Miller used more in the passing game. He's got great hand and can easily run over a db.

I think Ben will be more prepared this year and have his head focused on the game. We'll see the real Ben this season.
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Default Re: How much patience will the steelers show Ben

There is now way been struggles for the next 2-3 seansons. I agree with Big D.
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Default Re: How much patience will the steelers show Ben

it seems that they are behind him no matter what. just look at last season. we all knew that he shouldnt have played in games that he did. i think he will be back to his old self and will light it up this season!
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Default Re: How much patience will the steelers show Ben

I think we need to ge anoter WR if ben is going to be a good WB.
We have Hines Ward, who is a great player,and is going to produce, but he is not a deep threat....and not a player that is going to draw double team.(he has lost a step).....
Santonio Holmes I think will be a great WR.
And then the rest are all questions.......?????

We need an extra receiver that will open the field up to give Ben some options.....
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I think we need to ge anoter WR if ben is going to be a good WB.
We have Hines Ward, who is a great player,and is going to produce, but he is not a deep threat....and not a player that is going to draw double team.(he has lost a step).....
Santonio Holmes I think will be a great WR.
And then the rest are all questions.......?????

We need an extra receiver that will open the field up to give Ben some options.....
this pin head on the local sports show here in cleveland said that if teddy ginn falls to the steelers at 15 we would take him. I would seriously puke
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Default Re: How much patience will the steelers show Ben

I think that last season was a long-needed kick in the butt for Ben. He needed to learn a few things without a doubt. So, I honestly don't think he will have such an incredibly bad year again. However, if he does, there's no doubt that the FO will be looking into a few changes.

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