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Old 12-08-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default An interesting Roethlisberger/Brady observation.

In comparing Brady's first four years to Roethlisberger's first four years. I have drawn some interesting observations:

1. In the 52 games that Roethlisberger has started so far in his short NFL career, he has an astounding record of 38-13. Tom Brady has exceeded this record with a 41-11 record in the first 52 games that he had started in. It must be noted that it is of my strongest belief that Roethlisberger's wins would have been have been more copious in the previous season if he had not have experienced the horrid motorcycle accident that had unfortunately dawned upon him.

2. Roethlisberger's first and second season statistics outweigh Brady's in the fields of both completion percentage and quarterback rating. Also, he is at least ten points ahead of Brady in terms of quarterback rating in his 4th year compared to Brady's 4th year statistically.

3. Most of us have observed Brady's performance when pressured greatly. We have also seen Roethlisberger's performance when deeply pressured. In my opinion, Roethlisberger has exhibited exceptional performance when being pressured.

4. In Brady's first season of play he compiled an 11-3 record as a starter while impressive, we must also view Roethlisberger's first season not only as a starter but as a rookie in this league. He compiled a record of 13-0 as a starter in what was the greatest rookie season a quarterback has ever played in. Roethlisberger outmatched Brady in both rating and completion percentage as well as coming within 200 yards of eclipsing his first season total. Brady was named to the Pro Bowl in 2001. Roethlisberger was not. One must also note Vince Young's statistically atrocious season last year as a rookie. He was elected to attend the Pro Bowl.

5. In viewing these comparisons, I have found something interesting. ESPN listed Ben Roethlisberger on their "Odd Men Out" list for future Cantonization. However, Brady was listed as number 2 (I think) for the top 50 players most likely to make the NFL Hall of Fame.

Roethlisberger is only 25 years old, and he probably has not even reached the pinnacle of his career. He has come extremely close in matching Brady's 52 game record which again I believe he would have outmatched if not experiencing the injury he faced. Call me insane, but I believe that in the future, Roethlisberger will outmatch Brady's winning percentage and will match his number of Super Bowl rings by the end of his NFL career.

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Old 12-08-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: An interesting Roethlisberger/Brady observation.

Big Ben has the talent to be one of the greats....The sky is the limit for him.......
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: An interesting Roethlisberger/Brady observation.

"Brady was named to the Pro Bowl in 2001. Roethlisberger was not. One must also note Vince Young's statistically atrocious season last year as a rookie."

Big Ben was invited to play in the pro bowl after the Super Bowl in 2006 but did not take the offer do to the ESPYs and other commitments he made post super bowl win.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:43 PM   #4
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Yes he does. Absolutely.

Good comparisons and post, cody.
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Old 12-08-2007, 04:50 PM   #5
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Default Re: An interesting Roethlisberger/Brady observation.

Objectively speaking, both men had astonishingly good beginnings to their careers. You don't have to like either one of them to appreciate that.

The biggest knock on Roethlisberger at Brady's expense is his performance in the '06 Superbowl. Brady's reputation is that he comes up biggest in the biggest games; pressure makes him better. Roethlisberger, in his only appearance on the big stage, won a victory in a shaky performance.

I think that in most peoples' minds he needs to erase that memory of that game to be considered in the same breath as Brady. I'm not saying that he is or isn't, but that's what many people think; he came up a clunker in the Super Bowl and he needs a big game on center stage to erase that memory.
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #6
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38-13 equals 51? they do compare very well to eachother. it is weird but brady hasnt had many seasons with a QB rating over 90.
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Nice first post, BTW.
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If my team didn't have Brady, I'd certainly take Roethlisberger over 'Cut that meat'.

Both of our teams are lucky to have clutch QB's.
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It must be noted that it is of my strongest belief that Roethlisberger's wins would have been have been more copious in the previous season if he had not have experienced the horrid motorcycle accident that had unfortunately dawned upon him.
I've stated this before, without Ben's horrible last season he would have a QB rating of about 100 for his career, quite better than Brady's.

One thing I think Brady will always have more than Ben is touchdowns, and possibly wins for some reason , but super bowl rings could be a different story, the way this team is shaping right now Ben could end his career the way he said he wanted, 5 super bowl wins.
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I would not take any QB over Ben. I think we have the best in the league.
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