Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2013 Goal: $400.00 - To Date: $00.00 (00.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Steelers - Giants Giants
August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

CBS
View Poll Results: Should Ben play this week against the Ravens
Yes, even if he is not 100%, if he can play - he should 21 35.00%
No, he should rest and play the following week 39 65.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
ETL
Team President
Supporter
 
ETL's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,232
Member Number: 14528
Thanks: 72
Thanked 298 Times in 148 Posts
Default Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

Even if Ben is not 100% this Sunday against the Ravens, should he play?

My vote is that he should rest unless he is 100%. Just curious what the rest of Steeler Nation feel about this week.
__________________
ETL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12,973
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 16,857
Thanked 17,939 Times in 7,576 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ETL View Post
Even if Ben is not 100% this Sunday against the Ravens, should he play?

My vote is that he should rest unless he is 100%. Just curious what the rest of Steeler Nation feels about this week.
I agree with you 100% that BB should not play until he is 100%.
teegre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
Lady Steel
Living Legend
Supporter
 
Lady Steel's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,019
Gender: Female
Member Number: 16396
Thanks: 13,567
Thanked 5,123 Times in 1,981 Posts
My Mood: Angelic
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ETL View Post
Even if Ben is not 100% this Sunday against the Ravens, should he play?
No.
Lady Steel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
Corey120120
Bench Warmer
 
Corey120120's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Acme, Pennsylvania
Posts: 192
Gender: Male
Member Number: 15530
Thanks: 106
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

No. We need him later more then we do now.
Corey120120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
maddog78
Assistant Coach
 
maddog78's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,035
Member Number: 24321
Thanks: 45
Thanked 264 Times in 156 Posts
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

Nobody on the team is 100%. Going by your rule, Brown will be out until next season, Harrison and Troy, too.

The real question is if he should play if there is significant risk of re-injury, and that one is for the team doctors.
maddog78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 10:42 PM   #6
Fire Arians
Anti-Spammer Mod
 
Fire Arians's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 9,753
Member Number: 16570
Thanks: 1,514
Thanked 5,557 Times in 2,365 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

if he's cleared by the doctors and not at significant risk to re-injure himself, then he's gotta play.

if not, sit.

with that said, if he's barely functional (like last season against SF where he could barely walk) sit the hell out.
Fire Arians is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Fire Arians For This Useful Post:
Hawaii 5-0 (11-27-2012), MDSteel15 (11-28-2012), teegre (11-26-2012)
Old 11-26-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
teegre
Living Legend
Supporter
 
teegre's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 12,973
Member Number: 24108
Thanks: 16,857
Thanked 17,939 Times in 7,576 Posts
My Mood: Dead
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fire Arians View Post
with that said, if he's barely functional (like last season against SF where he could barely walk) sit the hell out.
I agree 110% with that.
teegre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
PhantomJB93
Head Coach
 
PhantomJB93's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Posts: 1,995
Gender: Male
Member Number: 13907
Thanks: 370
Thanked 877 Times in 436 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

It depends how hurt he is. If the rib injury is as healed as reports say and isn't a factor, and he can throw well enough through the shoulder pain, why not. If the rib is still a factor and could result in serious further injury, then no.

It's obvious Ben is the key to this season, and if he can play without risking TOO much further injury, I think he should, and he will. The rib is the one that is potentially career-ending and all recent reports say it's no risk anymore, although I don't know how much truth there is to that. I don't think his shoulder is going to be 100% again this season, and if it is it will probably be too late by that point. I'm no doctor but I don't think playing with that injured shoulder is going to mess him up beyond the immediate future. It might restrict some of his throws but I'll take that trade-off over throwing Batch or Hoyer out there many more times.

In short I'd take an 80% Ben over resting him for the season as long as there's no serious risk of damaging him beyond this season.
PhantomJB93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 11:12 PM   #9
NSMaster56
Team Owner
 
NSMaster56's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 2,712
Gender: Male
Member Number: 23979
Thanks: 6,028
Thanked 3,277 Times in 1,516 Posts
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

Lose the battle, win the war.

Sit Ben this week, finish 3-1 (or better) down the stretch and face B-More in the playoffs.

Besides, if Leftwich can give the Ravens a run for their money... granted, the Ravens will probably play better with HFA, but... Don't throw Ben to the wolves.

Now is not the time to 'show moxie'.
NSMaster56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #10
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 38,135
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 1,480
Thanked 6,207 Times in 2,670 Posts
Default Re: Should Ben play hurt against the Ravens?

the ravens hate ben so bad that if there were a chance that he could potentially suffer a potentially life threatenning injury, they would be more than glad to see a player die on their field, and try to lay the licks to accommodate it.

im thinking "no"
__________________
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts