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Old 01-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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If Trent Dilfer was starting for Pittsburgh Sunday I would bet all I have on the game . Ben coming of a concussion makes me nervous. Without catastrophic offensive play by the Steelers I don't think there is a team out there that can compete with them. I hope Ben is 100 % mentally well Sunday. I do like all the hype being thrown the dolts and ratbirds way, there is no question that this team and Ben play better when slighted by the media. GO STEELERS !
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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While Ben's most excellent quality is his ability to pull a win out of his butt, I wouldn't mind seeing a Dilfer-esq performance.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #3
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ben coming off any break is worrisome.. him coming off a concussion and a break is downright scary. i just cant get the jags game from last year and the jets game from his rookie year out of my head. he sat both times before those games and played terribly.
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No one seems to remember that Ben led the Team back from a bad first half against the Jags. It was the Defense that gave up late scores.
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He was terrible for a half in the Jags game and was godly in the second. He brought us all the way back. The Defense faltered when it counted. 4th and 2 pisses me off so much.
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Default Re: If Trent Dilfer was starting at QB Sunday

I'm not going to look at what happened in past seasons, as each season is a new experience.

Ben's success this week is going to depend largely on the OL's ability to open up some holes for our backs and hold off the pass rush while giving him time to find his receivers across the middle or downfield. If they do their jobs and Ben isn't pummeled to the ground by the Chargers D, Ben will be just fine.
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If Trent Dilfer was starting for Pittsburgh Sunday I would bet all I have on the game . Ben coming of a concussion makes me nervous. Without catastrophic offensive play by the Steelers I don't think there is a team out there that can compete with them. I hope Ben is 100 % mentally well Sunday. I do like all the hype being thrown the dolts and ratbirds way, there is no question that this team and Ben play better when slighted by the media. GO STEELERS !
I am not sure why everyone all of a sudden skittish about Ben as QB. Yes he has turned it over a few times but when you can't run the ball a lick, teams are now expecting pass. Not to mention the empty backfield which I hate, except for maybe on first down to try and get a mismatch, but not on 3rd and 10 when Ben is a sitting duck. Ben will be fine with his playoff experience. He knows with our D, he just has to play within himself. I would like to see a conservative approach with running, and short passes to Heath and Moore out of backfield, to help get rid of it quick and avoid getting hit while hanging in pocket though. One big hit and he is gone.
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i remember the jags game like the back of my hand. but we cannot expect a miracle comeback like that again.. if holmes doesnt take that 4th and long play to the end zone, there probably wouldnt have been anything close to a comeback following the play.
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I am not sure why everyone all of a sudden skittish about Ben as QB. Yes he has turned it over a few times but when you can't run the ball a lick, teams are now expecting pass. Not to mention the empty backfield which I hate, except for maybe on first down to try and get a mismatch, but not on 3rd and 10 when Ben is a sitting duck. Ben will be fine with his playoff experience. He knows with our D, he just has to play within himself. I would like to see a conservative approach with running, and short passes to Heath and Moore out of backfield, to help get rid of it quick and avoid getting hit while hanging in pocket though. One big hit and he is gone.
the only reason myself and some others are more worried than usual is because ben has historically not done well coming off a bye or a break. its even worse because he is coming off a concussion. there really is no way to predict how good or bad he will play until sunday. its hard to even speculate with those variables involved.
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While Ben's most excellent quality is his ability to pull a win out of his butt, I wouldn't mind seeing a Dilfer-esq performance.
they should use the same game plan they used the last time they played the chargers. they had no problem getting 1st downs and moving the ball.... they just didn't execute in the redzone....
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