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Old 12-23-2012, 10:10 PM   #11
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He had fourth quarter comebacks against Philly, Cincy, and NYG this year. He should have had one against Dallas but Antonio Brown coughed it up and he had to do it again and failed. People think he's unclutch because he failed a few times this year, but he was forced into too many of those situations. He still led 3 fourth quarter comebacks, and a fourth that we choked away, and that's in only 12 games he played. You can't be expected to do it every time, and 3 or 4 in 3/4 a season should be more than enough to warrant the "clutch" moniker.

Expecting him to go 6 for 6 in those situations is ridiculous, 3 for 6 is fine. The fact that he threw picks in the other 3 is troublesome, but 2 of those came after his injury and considering this whole season was a clusterfuck by everyone on this team I'm not writing him off. I bet about 28 quarterbacks in the NFL would have been successful 2 or less times out of those 6, and of the remaining QB's I doubt any would have done better than 4.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #12
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hey i am glad to have him but when was the last comeback and for that matter, when was our last blow out?
What's a blowout?
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I have read this phrase 19 times today. You are like a politician with a talking point. Two weeks in a row Ben has concluded with game clinching interceptions (hitting two DB's in the hands). In every loss this season other than the one today, he has attempted at least 40 passes. He is not 'handcuffed' by anything other than his inability to read defenses and his unwillingness to throw the ball away. Ben is not the weak point of this team but he is not the infallible hero you make him out to be. He is the quarterback and it is a quarterback driven league. He bears responsibility. It is ok to criticize him.
And how many of those were bubble screens and checkdowns? Don't look too much into pass/run ratio as it does not tell the entire story. They hardly let him go down field unless it's the last two minutes of the half or the last two minutes of the game.

I agree it's a quarterback league. Someone should inform the Steelers of that.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #14
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What's a blowout?
a game we didnt have to sweat or was still in question going into the 4th qrt. did we have any of them this year? we had to sweat every game, even against lesser competition (oakland, KC, cleveland, tennessee, philly, wash before they got hot, SD)
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Guys, when a team plays close to the vest, there aren't going to be any blowouts. Shouldn't be surprised.
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And how many of those were bubble screens and checkdowns? Don't look too much into pass/run ratio as it does not tell the entire story. They hardly let him go down field unless it's the last two minutes of the half or the last two minutes of the game.

I agree it's a quarterback league. Someone should inform the Steelers of that.
i have to agree with you there. way too many bubble screens. most unproductive.

but, the fact heath miller had his best year tells me he is taking chances over the middle. the issue is nothing deep
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i have to agree with you there. way too many bubble screens. most unproductive.

but, the fact heath miller had his best year tells me he is taking chances over the middle. the issue is nothing deep
One problem is they don't have a good #2 TE. If they really wanted to dink-and-dunk successfully they should have gotten someone harder to cover in the middle of the field.
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I think this season showed we need help in a lot of places and we didnt improve over last year. wrs regressed, running backs stunk and play calling was so so at best.
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And how many of those were bubble screens and checkdowns? Don't look too much into pass/run ratio as it does not tell the entire story. They hardly let him go down field unless it's the last two minutes of the half or the last two minutes of the game.

I agree it's a quarterback league. Someone should inform the Steelers of that.
Roethlisberger is #14 in yards per attempt.
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Roethlisberger is #14 in yards per attempt.
Now how many of those came at the end of the half or when the Steelers were down and had to throw their way back into the game?
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