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Old 12-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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Steelers couldn't protect today which boggles my mind. They gave Batch all day last well, this week was like they decided they didn't want to block.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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Now you guys understand where the yinzer impersonations come from?

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No wonder he keeps holding the ball so long. He never looks for his hot read or his 3rd option because he is trying to force the ball to whoever he wants to throw it to. At least Batch looks both ways........Ben is not playing well. I'd rather have Batch in there.
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Bens problem is that he "Can't" throw a good deep ball. You don't worry about getting beat deep against Ben, so you keep everything in front of you. If you get beat deep, Ben will miss the throw, so............
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #13
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Ben has been eyeing down receivers. I've noticed that change in the latter half of the season. Earlier in the year the O spread the ball around and Ben appeared to cycle through his reads including opting for the check down. Now I see him staring straight down the middle of the field and ignoring the check down and perimeters. Something's going on whether its Ben or the receivers. The O is trailing off in terms of efficiency.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:35 PM   #14
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You guys should be more concerned about the WRs dropping balls. Oh I forgot, Pittsburgh has to bash the star QB.

HALEY SHOULD YELL AT BEN!

BENCH BEN!

CUT BEN!

I LIKED IT BETTER IN THE 90's!


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Old 12-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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Ben has been eyeing down receivers. I've noticed that change in the latter half of the season. Earlier in the year the O spread the ball around and Ben appeared to cycle through his reads including opting for the check down. Now I see him staring straight down the middle of the field and ignoring the check down and perimeters. Something's going on whether its Ben or the receivers. The O is trailing off in terms of efficiency.
Ben is neither a rhythm passer or deep thrower. He needs time to move around until a guy gets seperation, then he throws a dart.
When you defend Ben, you fill as much ground as you can 20 yards from the LOS.

You only need to cover the 20 yards from the line of scrimmage, so the field shrinks for the defense.

Ben has to hit some deep balls to loosen up the defenses. Stretch the field.

We got speed at WR, and can't take advantage of it.

I'd call more deep slants. One deep slant every set of downs.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #16
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I don't know what the issue is but it seemed like our WRs can't get any seperation.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #17
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There is a reason your handle says former. Your analysis of Bens game is completely off. He threw deep balls well enough in Arians offense, especially to Wallace the previous 2 seasons. Trouble is Wallace makes poor adjustments in his routes, unless right on target the struggles to catch. He struggles to catch well thrown balls. I am sorry we cant just Man up and play harder, last I watched this was teams of professional players and just acting tough does not win championships, if it did them the Ravens would have multiple championships.
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No wonder he keeps holding the ball so long. He never looks for his hot read or his 3rd option because he is trying to force the ball to whoever he wants to throw it to. At least Batch looks both ways........Ben is not playing well. I'd rather have Batch in there.
lol. that's all.
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Ben hit Wallace perfectly in the hands for what would have been a 90 plus yard TD, but he dropped it. Instead of going up 7-3, we punt and they kick a FG. It was 10 point turn around. I give Wallace credit for having great speed and usually getting open, but his hands are terrible. His pass catching ability is getting down to the Limas Sweed level.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:40 PM   #20
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Steelers couldn't protect today which boggles my mind. They gave Batch all day last well, this week was like they decided they didn't want to block.
The offensive game plan last week prevented the ravens from blitzing. Almost the entire 2nd half last week the raven LB's were dropping into short coverage.
This week the chargers blitzed 2 out of every 3 plays, most of the time right up the gut. Pouncey did not have a good day today. It even affected his snaps for a while.
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