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Old 02-01-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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Default Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

I'm not saying this would ever happen or that I would be a proponent of it, but would you be willing to deal Ben away for Andrew Luck? Our quarterback has already voiced his opinion about how heartbroken he is about having his golfing buddy leave to Indianapolis so why not ship him out with him and, in return, receive their round draft pick. Or maybe a Ben+Mendenhall package deal for their 1st and 2nd. Just a few years ago, there wasn't too much of a backlash when we were rumored to trade away Ben for Asomugha and the Raiders first round pick.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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Default Re: Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

NO.

Besides...look how many of these so 1st rounders have been bombs beyond belief. Jamarcus Russell, Brady Quinn, etc, etc, etc.
We have an excellent franchise QB. We have extremely pressing needs on OL, DL, and defensive backfield.

You guys are also reading way too much into his comments about Arians. He's not "heartbroken". He said he'll miss the guy and would have liked to seen him stay. I would have said the same thing. His comments were no big deal and 2 steps below that, even.
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Default Re: Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

You want to trade away a HOF QB in his prime 2 time SB winner and took us to 3 SB in 6 years... Right please give me some of whatever you are smoking it has got to be good shit
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Default Re: Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

neh - I doubt the Colts would go for it either - that's a lot to give up for a guy that has 6 to 7 seasons left in him max.
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Default Re: Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

no, I'd prefer to see Ben finish out his career with the Steelers. I'm optimistic that with a new OC this offense can get back on track.
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Default Re: Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

IF that offer was there, the Rooneys would take it.

I however do not want to trade Ben ever, and a new OC won't fix him, as he isn't broken.

The bext thing that happened is one of the OL coaches just signed with the Colts. Wait till they see what he does to an already weak line, lol.
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Default Re: Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

Get of this website man haha, that is the most idiotic thing ive ever seen!!!! Why dont you just trade Polamalu for the 2nd overall pick too then.
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Default Re: Food for thought: trade Ben away for the first overall pick

I think it's safe to say, that Ben stays, BUT, it'll be either Ben, or "Bust", in the next couple years -at the most !
If after that time period, ... well m? ya.
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neh - I doubt the Colts would go for it either - that's a lot to give up for a guy that has 6 to 7 seasons left in him max.
Probably not. But they seem to be taking a liking to our staff.
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IF that offer was there, the Rooneys would take it.

I however do not want to trade Ben ever, and a new OC won't fix him, as he isn't broken.

The bext thing that happened is one of the OL coaches just signed with the Colts. Wait till they see what he does to an already weak line, lol.
I think they would as well with all of the headaches Ben has given Dan and Art. But I'm in the same boat, I wouldn't want to trade Ben for anything but I wouldn't actually be upset at the same time if that's what we got in return.
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