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Old 03-10-2010, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default QB Options if Ben is Suspended?

In the case that Ben is suspended by the NFL, even if he is not convicted of anything, who will be our QB while he sits out?

Has Dennis Dixon shown enough, is Charlie Batch planning to stay around, should we bring in a free agent, or will the Steelers pick up someone in the draft?

Tell me your thoughts
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: QB Options if Ben is Suspended?

if he isnt convicted or charged he better not be suspended. personally i feel ben will not be found guilty because his law team is way to good and educated to let him be but if he does miss i have faith in dixon. he was a great college QB at oregon and i think he can be decent in the nfl
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:07 AM   #3
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Dixon did well last year against the Ravens, however the only concern I would have with Dixon is that he doesn't have enough starting experience. He only started one year at Oregon. If Ben is suspended, I think the FO needs to bring in a quality veteren such as a Derek Anderson, Jake Delhomme, or possibly trade Sweed for Leftwich and a low round draft pick. Ben needs to stop putting himself in situations that can be negative for him and the organization. If Ben is charged or convicted, he will not be a Steeler very long. Rooney's will not put up with this kind of behavior and they shouldn't based on the amount of cash that he is receiving.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:12 AM   #4
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Dixon did well last year against the Ravens, however the only concern I would have with Dixon is that he doesn't have enough starting experience. He only started one year at Oregon. If Ben is suspended, I think the FO needs to bring in a quality veteren such as a Derek Anderson, Jake Delhomme, or possibly trade Sweed for Leftwich and a low round draft pick. Ben needs to stop putting himself in situations that can be negative for him and the organization. If Ben is charged or convicted, he will not be a Steeler very long. Rooney's will not put up with this kind of behavior and they shouldn't based on the amount of cash that he is receiving.
i doubt that they would release him.... maybe fine him alot of money... we wont go anywhere without ben,.
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I got no problem going with Dixon. He showed me enough promise last year to feel he will be the guy we need if anything happens to Ben.
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Cut and pasted this from what I posted on the Derek Anderson thread:

If he's charged, the Rooney's will have to act immediately. They don't have the luxury of waiting around to see whether he's gonna be convicted and sent to jail. IMO, they will try to trade him and fail, and then they'll release him (IF HE'S CHARGED). In that case, we have no choice but to start looking for competition for DD. I like Anderson better than any of the other QB's out there. He was in a crappy spot in Cleveland and would have more receivers than he's ever had, and the same lousy protection. Also, we would have to look at drafting a QB, which we were probably already going to to do replace Batch. And, with Ben gone, that would free up a ton of cap room for whatever the eventual cap will be when football resumes after this season, so we could do something radical for this team like trade away this year's first and next year's first to move up to get Bradford.
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The Steelers organization is the classiest organization in the NFL. The Steelers do not welcome or standby troubled players such as Ben i.e. if Ben gets charged with the sexual assault. I am for the Steelers dropping Ben if he did the sexual assault. At this point in time, can the Steelers or the fans depend on Ben? He is a drama queen and seems to be a trouble maker. Ben needs to get married and hopefully this will all stop.
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Getting married is the LAST thing Ben needs. What Ben needs is to be sat down with Rooney, Tomlin and Vick and or Plex to explain to Ben about the consequences of making big mistakes. I am not saying Ben is guilty or innocent of anything but he needs someone to convince him to make better lifestyle decisions. If Ben gets married I can see a Tiger effect come into play.

The biggest let down is not us fans, or the organization it is his team mates and they need to get behind him and help him straighten his image out and I'm not exactly sure how you do that other than to have a straight up talk with him.
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how long would the suspension be? 4 games? derek anderson, delhomme, garcia....
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how long would the suspension be? 4 games? derek anderson, delhomme, garcia....
Two ways he would get suspended, the first is if he's just charged and not convicted, the second is if he's charged and convicted. If he's charged and not convicted, then IMO the Rooney's would most likely suspend him until his trial was over. If not, then Goodell might suspend him indefinitely until his trial is over. I don't see the league just saying that he's suspended for 4 games before they know whether he's guilty or not, because, what do they do if he's convicted and not sentenced? Give him a second suspension? That would sound like he's getting punished twice for the same offence. Seeing as how he has a past history of legal issues, I think they go with the indefinitely. So, the legal procedure might take a year. IMO, if he's charged, he's not playing football this year. Of course, if he's convicted, then he'll miss this year, because he'll be in court and then he'll miss another 1-5 years in jail. Doubt there would be a suspension after that.
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