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Old 08-04-2006, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Ben proclaiming he is ready...

for pre-season opener August 12th in Phoenix!!! This is awesome news, especially given that he will be exactly 2 months from his accident on that day. What a comeback story this is going to be, especially if the Steelers can pull of the repeat...

Coach Whisenhunt is expecting Ben to start, however, Cowher says the ultmiate decision won't be made until next week.
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?n...d=182120&rfi=6

This is really a toss up for me... I'm thinking is he rushing it, what if this, what if that? Ultimately though, if he feels he is ready to go then I see no need in holding him back. I think everyone, including himself, is anxious to see how he will respond to that first hit.

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Old 08-04-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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i hope he is
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man how nice it will be if he is ready
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Default Re: Ben proclaiming he is ready...

I just heard an announcement that Ben will in fact be playing in the pre-season opener! I will try and find a link...
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Default Re: Ben proclaiming he is ready...

Personally, I would rather see him sit out against Arizona for good measure. I just don't see the point in playing him in the first preseason game in order to have him handoff a few times and throw one or two passes. He will have three more games after the Arizona game in order to loosen up before the opener.
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Personally, I would rather see him sit out against Arizona for good measure. I just don't see the point in playing him in the first preseason game in order to have him handoff a few times and throw one or two passes. He will have three more games after the Arizona game in order to loosen up before the opener.

Agreed 83...but I think it will send a message to any doubters out there...

He may play a series..I think its good...
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Agreed 83...but I think it will send a message to any doubters out there...

He may play a series..I think its good...
he'll probably play 1 series, not complete a pass, and give the media fodder for the next week or 2.
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Yeah, I think he would definitley be making a statement if he started the first series of the zona game. I trust in Ben that he will make the right call when it comes time to play.
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Ben is a gamer, of course hes going to say he's ready. Hopefully he is!
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I think he should play if he can... from what I've read it sounds like he could use the reps.
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