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Old 09-30-2008, 05:40 PM   #31
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Default Re: Hold Ben Out a Week?

If we're gonna give him a week off, I think it should be against the Bungals after the bye.

We're going to need him against Jax, and while I don't mean to overlook the Bungals, I think we should beat them even without big ben.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:47 PM   #32
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If we're gonna give him a week off, I think it should be against the Bungals after the bye.

We're going to need him against Jax, and while I don't mean to overlook the Bungals, I think we should beat them even without big ben.
I agree. I don't think it makes sense to give Ben a break against an AFC opponent, especially since we have a bye the following week. I think that the game is going to end up in Ben's hands, and I don't know that Leftwich would be able to do a whole lot more than simply manage the game.

I think it's pretty crucial that we can make it to the bye 4-1, we need the rest.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:49 PM   #33
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Default Re: Hold Ben Out a Week?

See we have a good record, but not much to spare at least not against a Jags team we struggle against home or away.
Without Willie or even Mendy there won't be much to back up Leftwich if he gets himself into trouble.

Great thought though and i truly think if Ben needs a game off the bungles would be the team to do it against.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:52 PM   #34
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If batch could play I might consider this for longer than the .05 seconds i gave it thought. Sorry negative Ghost Rider. We need to have a legit passing offense until we can determine the extent of the damage to the run game in a live situation.

if we are up 28 at halftime next week? sit him.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:44 PM   #35
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No way would Ben even consider sitting out.

BTW......did anyone else catch that "bionic man" image thing that they used last night to show all of Ben's supposed injuries?
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:56 PM   #36
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The Jaguars have a pretty mediocre pass defense. Ben has picked them apart in the past. It's all a matter of not giving Jacksonville any gifts like in the playoff game.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:01 PM   #37
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I think Ben would lobby to start no matter injuries he has. I agree 76 he did mishandle a few snaps but, he did lead us to victory. Also the announce crew on espn mainly kornheiser went from beating the steelers down to saying what a resilient team this is in a matter of 15 seconds.
I'm more concered about our oline and rb problem. Hopefully they can get it under control against the jags. The jags have not been playing real great as well. I still think we can beat them.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:49 PM   #38
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you dont give him off this week.. that is what next week is for.. we need to win as many games as we can (how obvious).. but ben gives us the best chance to win. he would never sit out any way. remember the concussion fiasco vs oakland? he was in no condition to play then but forced his way into starting.
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Ben doesn't have a concussion and he's not coming off appendectomy surgery.

If he can play, play him.
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