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Old 12-21-2009, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Best game of Ben's career?

29/46 - 503 yards / 3 TD's / ZERO INT's

Statistically the best game of any Steeler QB.

I think back to all of Ben's great games and this ranks up there with some of his best. A career highlight IMO. I just got done re watching the game and some of those plays Ben made were un friggen believable. I didn't really realize just how impressive Ben and his receiving corp was until watching it a second time. Heath, Ward, Wallace, and Holmes all made spectacular catches....along with Ben making some spectacular escapes and throws.

I definitely would not endorse any game plan that had us attempting to throw the ball 52 times vs 18 rushing attempts. But it was impressive none the less.

One thing about Ben that really has me scratching my head is his inability to throw the deep ball. He probably has one of the worst deep balls in the league. How can a QB be so unbelievably good throwing 20-30 yard passes and then can't hit a WR in stride running straight down the field? Im' not hacking Ben (he's a great QB who's destined for the HOF if he keeps this up....I'm just saying it's weird. He'll throw a 30 yard laser beam between defenders, hit a WR in stride, while he's running for his life......then hell under throw a wide open Wallace streaking down the side line. Maybe he should practice his deep balls more? Is he so worried that he'll over throw the WR that he puts too much air under the ball?
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Best game of Ben's career?

Didn't he throw a 60-yard pass to Wallace on the first play of the game? That not deep enough for you?
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Didn't he throw a 60-yard pass to Wallace on the first play of the game? That not deep enough for you?
That was almost batted down by the defender because Wallace had to slow down and wait for it and the defender had a chance to catch up. So no, not deep enough, hit him in stride and take the DB out of the equation.

Not knocking Ben, but that ball was underthrown.
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The Packers are the top 1 or 2 defense too, very impressive.
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Default Re: Best game of Ben's career?

Maybe he just underestimates Wallace's speed---the dude is Faaasssssst.....

but I agree; it would be nice to see Ben hit Mikey in stride
(but as long as the outcome is the same, I'm not sure I really care)
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Didn't he throw a 60-yard pass to Wallace on the first play of the game? That not deep enough for you?

Yep he did.....and Wallace had to stop and wait for the ball. That pass made my point perfectly. Wallace was a good 5-10 yards in front of that DB. Wallace adjusted to the ball, caught it, broke a pathetic tackle attempt and walked into the endzone.

That was more on Wallace then it was Ben making a good throw.
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That was almost batted down by the defender because Wallace had to slow down and wait for it and the defender had a chance to catch up. So no, not deep enough, hit him in stride and take the DB out of the equation.

Not knocking Ben, but that ball was underthrown.
I'm constantly amazed at how easy fans seem to think it is to chuck a ball 60-80 yards right on target. JaMarcus Russell can throw a ball really far. Would you rather we traded Ben for him? I'll take the guy who can hit usually his targets (even if it means that the receivers occasionally have to adjust their speed to the throw) over guys who can throw 100-yard passes into the stands.
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Default Re: Best game of Ben's career?

no it wasn't. he has had a perfect passing game before, but this was impressive.
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That was almost batted down by the defender because Wallace had to slow down and wait for it and the defender had a chance to catch up. So no, not deep enough, hit him in stride and take the DB out of the equation.

Not knocking Ben, but that ball was underthrown.

Exactly.

I am not knocking Ben either. Like I said he can hit a hair on a knats ass 30 yards down field, but send a WR streaking down the side line 50+ yards and he'll under throw it. He did it on the Wallace TD to start the game and he did it on that deep completion to Ward later in the game.

We've got a great QB and great WR's....they both make up for each others short comings. It amazes me that our offense is not ranked in the top 5 in the NFL rushing and passing.
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I'm constantly amazed at how easy fans seem to think it is to chuck a ball 60-80 yards right on target. JaMarcus Russell can throw a ball really far. Would you rather we traded Ben for him? I'll take the guy who can hit usually his targets (even if it means that the receivers occasionally have to adjust their speed to the throw) over guys who can throw 100-yard passes into the stands.
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