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Bledsoe > Roethlisburger

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by StarAmongStars, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. StarAmongStars

    StarAmongStars New Member

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    And after watching Jacksonville last night it's pretty clear they are a legit superbowl team with that defense, so there's no shame losing to them by one TD in a game we very easily could have won in their house.

    I have a feeling that big things are in store for this offense in the coming weeks, if we were able to do what we did against Jax and Washington(who still might end up being a good team when it's all said and done) than I'm convinced Bledsoe has more than enough left in the tank to lead the assault. All the miscues this offense is making now will translate into big plays and plenty of TD's later in the season.:starspin
  2. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Still. A win is a win. We should've had that game.

    The thing about this Bledsoe-Roethlisberger thing is that:

    After Bledsoe's Jacksonville game, people all said, "Wow, this guy sucks. He's gonna get benched any time now."

    After Roethlisberger's Jacksonville game, people will be like, "Oh, it's because of his appendicitis."

    BS
  3. Paniolo22

    Paniolo22 Hawaiian Cowboy

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    It will all come down to who makes fewer mistakes. The steelers were not great last year, but ate up clock and made few mistakes. We ate up clock and made a bunch of mistakes. Hope we fare better this year.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I like Bledsoe and am glad he is here but I have to defend Big Ben with the time he missed due to the accident and from his recent surgery it should have been expected that he was going to be very rusty. I was glad to hear Irvin say after the game "This is why you need training camp and pre-season" getting in game shape and being in sync with your weapons does not happen by accident it happens through weeks of hard work.
  5. stag hunter

    stag hunter Hater

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    How do you figure? they beat us up and down the field after we got spotted that 10-0 lead.. I thought both week 1 and 2's performances made it abundantly clear that the Jags are a much better team than we are right now.
  6. StarAmongStars

    StarAmongStars New Member

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    Big Ben is overrated, average passer at best.....granted he did make some great plays during the playoff run last year but was downright putrid in the superbowl win that was handed to them by referees.
  7. EastDallasCowboy

    EastDallasCowboy New Member

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    An average passer that doesn't make mistakes.

    Pair that with a good defense and solid running game, and you'll win a Super Bowl most of the time.
  8. skinsngibbs4life

    skinsngibbs4life Active Member

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    do you really think that bledsoe is better than roethlesberger though?
  9. EastDallasCowboy

    EastDallasCowboy New Member

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    He has more natural talent than Hamburglar, yes.

    But Hamburglar has 10x the decision making ability as Bledsoe.
  10. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Exactly.

    Bledsoe has the potential to outplay Ben on any given day even on Ben's best day. Ben rarely shows that "playmaker QB" quality. He does, however, manage his offense VERY well. He is a great leader. He relies heavily on his team to make him look good.

    Bledsoe's play quality meter is all over the charts, depending on the day, while Ben's usually hovers around the upper-middle.
  11. lspain1

    lspain1 Active Member

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    I agree with many of the folks here that the difference is mistakes. Roethlisberger makes very few of the errors in judgment that dog Bledsoe from time to time. Most QB's will make that kind of error to a greater or lesser degree. Roethlisberger so far in his career has made far fewer than an average QB.
  12. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Add to that he is entering his 3rd season. Ben like most young QB will show improvement as they gain experience. Pitt though as been a blessing for Ben because he came to a franchise that did not ask him to carry the team on his shoulders, they have a good ground game and a very good defense to help take pressure off of Ben. In the meantime Ben gains confidence in his ability and experience from being able to play now.
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I would have to agree with your whole post.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Isn't decision making ability just another form of natural talent for a QB? I think that particular talent is what truly separates the great QBs from the good ones. -
  15. DragonCowboy

    DragonCowboy Well-Known Member

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    We had a 10 pt lead. Then Bledsoe made some of the worst decisions ever, threw three INT's, and they still only won by one TD.

    Yeah, the Jags might be better than us, but we should never have let them come back in that game.

    EDIT: We got spotted? What do you mean we got spotted those 10 pts. It's not like they made all these turnovers and gave us extremely short fields. We drove, got a FG, then a TD. We outplayed them in that first quarter, they didn't "spot" us anything.
  16. Pats Fan

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    His talent is not great, about average. That we can agree upon.

    But one thing about the guy, and it is very very important. He is a leader. There is not a single person on this planet that dislikes the Steelers more than me. Absolutely cannot stand that team, or coach, or fans.

    But Big Ben is a leader. So, he takes his OK skills to the game, but fights his heart out. That is what Bledsoe has never had, will never have.

    Is it enough for the Steelers to win again. I don't think so. We have some new talent coming around. Some new teams making a statement.

    Did the "experts" tell us Miami and Carolina. Anybody think that now. Now they are saying Bears and whoever. Please, can I be a sports writer. I certainly cannot do any worse.

    Miami, Carolina. I don't think so.
  17. CactusCowboy

    CactusCowboy Benched

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    I would take Roth in a heartbeat!
  18. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Spotted a 10 point lead? You make it sound like they just laid down and let us score. I don't see where anything was made 'abundantly clear' except the fact that we managed to lose the game.
  19. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Homer alert.
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yeah, I wasn't even going to post anything in this thread to the "homeristic" nature of the thread title.

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