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We need a QB like Rothlisberger

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by DLCassidy, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. DLCassidy

    DLCassidy Active Member

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    I can't believe we're stuck with a statue like Bledsoe. We need a guy that can make plays like Big Ben. No way Bledsoe has what it takes to step up in the big game like Rothlisberger- I mean 9/21 for 123 yards and 2 picks and a QB rating of 22? How does anyone expect Bledsoe to match that? We're doomed.:eek:
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    LOL.... He did play poorly and I would add both QB played poor. The 2 big ints by both guys were all on them
  3. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Steelers | Roethlisberger struggles for Super Bowl record
    Sun, 5 Feb 2006 23:04:55 -0800

    Andrea Adelson, of the Associated Press, reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger holds the Super Bowl record for lowest passer rating by a winning quarterback. Roethlisberger ended Super Bowl XL with a 22.6 rating.

    Hasselbeck OTOH had a decent day in comparison, and had they won, I believe he'd have been the MVP.

    CP/ATYDSTDINT
    M. Hasselbeck 26/49 273 1 1

    Biggest problem they had is they got away from the run. Alexander - 20/95 should have had alot more attempts than 20.
  4. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    defense wins, offense is just something the fans can enjoy.
  5. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    :laugh2: Bingo.
  6. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    This reminds me of all the Jake Delhomme threads after his miserable NFC Championship game. The man had nearly a 100 QB rating for his Playoff career, but one bad game and he's suddenly an average QB that we never should have signed in the fist place.

    Ben Roethlisberger had some great Playoff games, taking the #6 seed all the way with a total of something like 8 TDs and 1 INT, was the young Super Bowl winning QB in history, yet one bad Super Bowl and suddenly The Cowboys no longer need to strive for a young franchise QB for the team's future. :rolleyes:
  7. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    It's a little like how Bledsoe leads the team to a 7-3 record, with the best QB rating in the NFC, and he's all great and all...but then, the offensive line goes to hell in a handbasket, and all of a sudden he's a fool who needs replaced.

    I agree....it's frustrating.
  8. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    Bledsoe never had a Playoff run like Roethlisberger or Delhomme. Even when he had protection.
  9. KingTuna

    KingTuna New Member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! THANK YOU!!!! :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2:
  10. dcboy

    dcboy Member

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    Bledsoe can't make the plays to win the game. Roth had a bad game but still made plays that Drew couldn't.
  11. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    You have to be kidding me. On any given day Bledsoe is good enough to beat anybody.

    Last I checked, and I could be oh so wrong, but you have to play 16 regular season games, 2 or 3 playoff games and then the Superbowl.

    It is over a period of time in which Bledsoe's short comings are exposed.

    I see you failed to mention Ben R's QB rating against Cinncy was 148.7, Indy 95.3, and Denver 124.9.

    Not to mention he had a regular season passer rating of 98.6

    It is not about one game.
  12. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Rothlisberger played like crap. Anybody who thinks Bledsoe couldn't have equalled that level of QB play is simply being biased.

    And yes, I would take Ben over Drew in a heartbeat. But this "made plays when he had to" line is a polite way of spinning "he didn't suck on every single play."
  13. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    I do agree, had Bledsoe been the QB of the Steelers last night, Steelers win no problem.

    My contention is had Bledsoe played for Pittsburgh all season, I dont think the Steelers make the Superbowl.

    Could be wrong, could be right.
  14. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    IN my opinion, the Steelers were outplayed on both sides of the ball. They didn't shut down the running game...Hasselbeck played pretty darn well against them. The Steelers couldn't run the ball and Ben had an awful time throwing it.

    However, Bottom line is that Ben made a huge play on his scramble and pass to Hines to set up the TD, and Pittsburgh had two other huge plays with the reverse pass for one score and the long run for the other.

    Seattle didn't make big plays or put the ball in the endzone....it's that simple.
  15. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    I disagree there as well. THe Steelers I think would actually be the ideal team for Drew to excell. Strong O-line, great running game, good receivers, a mostly vertical passing game when they do throw the ball and a great defense so he would never be put into "catch-up" mode. If there is anywhere in the league where Bledsoe could win it all it would be the Steelers this year.

    The reason Ben has done so well his first two years is not only that he is a talented QB. He has been put in an ideal situation for a young QB.
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Pitt does not put the entire offense on Ben shoulders. He has a running game to help take the pressure off and a defense that is good enough that Ben does not have to take a lot of risk. I think he is a QB and will be better as he continues to learn the NFL game
  17. gbrittain

    gbrittain Well-Known Member

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    I do agree with you assessment here. If there is a team Drew could win the Superbowl with it is a team like the Steelers.

    I just firmly believe that at some point a team is going to bring the house on Drew and his inability to move around like Ben R will end up being the difference.
  18. wileedog

    wileedog Well-Known Member

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    Possibly, but Drew still has the better arm of the two and perhaps experience would be the difference.

    In another couple of years it won't be close - Ben will be far superior to what Bledsoe is today. But for the game yesterday I would have been more than comfortable as a Steeler fan with Bledsoe in there, and I think they would have won the game handily.
  19. Nors

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    Delhomme was bounced in Super Bowl, Did you notice his performance in last playoff game? Horrific - eh?

    Roth was 9-21 for 100 yards and 2 real bad intereceptions.


    Lets fix our Oline and ratchet up our Defense a ta tad. We were right there with no Oline in 2005.

    Beat Delhomme and outplayed Seattle, Denver.
  20. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Why do we take solace in supposedly OUTPLAYING Seattle, Denver, Washington #1 ... yet ate the big L word???

    I'm sick of the shoulda, coulda's.

    It's been 10 years since our last Super Bowl. Pittsburgh came back and won it.

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