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 Post subject: Ben in a walking boot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:45 am 
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I have been a very, harsh Mike Tomlin critic. I was about to eat some crow today until I read this happened. There was a Facebook thread from a friend of mine where everyone was saying get The B's out but Ben was still in. I am okay if he is just handing the ball off there, but for him to be put in a position (on the third down play) where he can hurt, is idiotic. He is in a walking boot now. There is no way to defend it. Mike Tomlin put his franchise quarterback in a position to get injured and jeopardize a Super Bowl run. Even though he says he will play, the fact he is in a walking boot sounds serious enough to me. Sorry, but another major fail by Tomlin.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/ben-roethlisberger-in-walking-boot-after-win-vows-to-play-vs-chiefs-next-sunday/

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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:38 am 
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This is just how Tomlin operates. I agree it is indefensible, but I don't expect him to change.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Nothing wrong with his ankle, per today.

A big nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Yeah, Tomlin does plenty that merits criticism (does he think timeouts cannot be used while on defense???), but the Roethlisberger thing is no reason for criticism.

Rodgers was throwing the ball with a 25 point lead, Wilson was in the game to the very end even after it turned blow-out, and on and on.

Ben just needs to learn that sometimes, it is better to throw the freaking thing away!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:47 pm 
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I still think he should have been out of the game. What other teams did has no bearing on it.

But its hard for people to be something that they are not. Ben is a risk taker, both in terms of injury, and in terms of turnovers.

Brady is a master at getting rid of the ball, which is why he rarely gets hit and rarely turns it over.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:49 pm 
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And I should add, Brady never gets called for grounding, even though he grounds the ball all the time.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
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Ben was in the game to read the defenses and to call into running plays to run out the clock. Jones doesn't do that nearly as well.

Tomlin calls a pass. Rookie reciever(s) run wrong route. Ben scrambles.

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Easy answer. Run the ball three straight times.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
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Let's not forget that Ben is the ultimate drama queen when it comes to injuries. If he stubs his toe he's probably crying Lisfranc.


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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:43 pm 
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It's been over a decade since PIT has faced Brady and the Pats in the playoffs. And they haven't faced them at Foxborough since the Bill Parcells era.

Tomlin is 2-5 vs. the Pats, 1-3 @ NE (the one win being the Matt Cassell year).

This is a legacy defining game.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
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JollyRoger wrote:
Let's not forget that Ben is the ultimate drama queen when it comes to injuries. If he stubs his toe he's probably crying Lisfranc.


This is not true. He's more like Clemente. You ask how he'd doing, he tells you. Hasn't stopped him from playing when he's obviously hurt. You seem to trust a FO and coaching staff that have a lot to hide from other teams.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben in a walking boot
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JollyRoger wrote:
Let's not forget that Ben is the ultimate drama queen when it comes to injuries. If he stubs his toe he's probably crying Lisfranc.


Ben has always been one to over exaggerate injuries to come across tougher when he plays through them.

My father coached Ben in high school (remember, I'm from Findlay, OH) and he had a bad reputation even back then. He was also kind of arrogant and a jerk even as a high schooler too.


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