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Ben admits elbow has been bothering him

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by uncblue012, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. uncblue012

    uncblue012 Well-Known Member

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  2. biggbunch68

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    I have said i think is elbow has been bothering him since the TB game, while most on here has said Ben is trash ( not in those words exactly) but have done nothing but complained abput how he is playing :steelflag:
     
  3. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

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    Oh it's just Ben being Ben....he made mention of his elbow being the reason he was sailing some throws and then a day or two later he said there's nothing wrong with the elbow and nothing to talk about. I think we all pretty much know how he rolls....
     
  4. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I forgot about the elbow injury. That will definitely effect his accuracy.

    Road Ben plus a bad elbow this week. *sigh*

    Hope he can overcome it. Absolutely need this game.
     
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  5. Formerscribe

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    He did something to the elbow in the opener. Maybe that is bothering him. His explanation for the Atlanta game was that he made an adjustment in his mechanics during the game. Throwing properly hurts, so he keeps drifting into bad mechanics and that leads to the bad throws.

    Of course, the guy has a long history of inconsistency, but he has had an awful half and a good half in each of the last two games.
     
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  6. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    oh ben. :facepalm::cool:
     
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  7. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    The elbow explains some of the horrid passes but there is something definitely wrong between the ears when it comes to throwing the INT right before half of the Falcons game. It was second down with enough time on the clock to run a 3rd down play while well within FG range. THROW THE DAMN BALL INTO THE 2ND ROW SEATS INSTEAD OF THROWING A LOLLIPOP PASS INTO TRIPLE COVERAGE TO AB. Sorry about the screaming. Just a very dumb decision.:facepalm:
     
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  8. Diamond

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    If he has a sore elbow then start dobbs, thats what they have backup QBs for in this league, I dont want ben throwing 4 picks then blaming it on his elbow after we lose this game, a lot of fans were screaming bloody murder to make dobbs the 2 qb but no one wants to start him in a game, I dont get the thinking behind that.....
     
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  9. JAD

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    Yea but when you weigh the risks versus benefits, Ben with a sore elbow would be better then Dobbs playing.
     
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  10. Diamond

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    A lot of fans were screaming bloody murder to make dobbs the 2 qb but no one wants to start him in a game, I dont get the thinking behind that.....
     
  11. biggbunch68

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    Lot of fans were screaming for MR also but i havnt see a player worth a crap out of OSU since sanders .. so ... (excluding the wr without a team now amd i nvr was high on him) lol
     
  12. Formerscribe

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    Luckily, the Steelers actually want to win, so Dobbs will not start.
     
  13. Diamond

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    So your telling us the team has a backup they dont think can win a game, thats very interesting!!!
     
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  14. HeinzMustard

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    Dobbs with the first string would be interesting. Steelers would win more games than lose, IMO.
     
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  15. Formerscribe

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    I'm telling you the Steelers chances of victory diminish tremendously with Dobbs playing in place of Roethlisberger, which makes it very unlikely they will sit their starter.

    Perhaps you should work on your reading comprehension before you respond to the posts of others.
     
  16. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Look at you abandoning your usual pessimism for unfounded and somewhat silly optimism!
     
  17. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Pimply? Nah. :hmm:
     
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  18. HeinzMustard

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    I believe the arrow is pointing up for Dobbs and Rudolph and down for Ben. Roethlisberger had a good run, but he's not on par with Brady or Brees... aka... older QBs who are more consistent. Ben is one step above Eli and that's not saying much. I don't think the Steelers can compete with Chiefs, Jags, Ravens or Patriots in the playoffs. Not enough consistency on offense and it starts with QB.
     
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  19. 69-2now

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    It may get the juices flowing in the offense with something different.
     
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  20. Da Stellars

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    I think it is still bothering him... he took a serious shot from that helmet in the Browns game... no way that could have been good.
     
  21. Jammasterc

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    Eli looked horrible last night.
     
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  22. Blast Furnace

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    There wasn't a lot, myself and a few others were in his corner. I'd want Dobbs to start if Ben was banged up like he was in that 49ers game several years ago but he's still playing very well. In 3 games, his passer rating is over 100. Except for a bonehead decision floating a pass into double coverage last game, there's no reason to sit him this week.
     
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  23. Formerscribe

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    There is a hell of a lot of room between Brady and Brees and Dobbs. Roethlisberger is a lot closer to the first two than he is to Dobbs.

    Based on the preseason, the arrow may actually be pointing up a bit for Dobbs, but it is coming from a place so far below Roethlisberger that it still isn't nearly enough.
     
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  24. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    I swear... people act like Roethlisberger is infallible. Truth is... he is nowhere near as good as he was 10 years ago when the Steelers last won the Super Bowl. He's an average QB now... on the same tier as Cousins, Alex Smith, Rivers, Keenum, Luck, Stafford, etc. He's no longer on the top tier level of Brady, Rodgers, Brees and now... Goff and Mahomes.
     
  25. Formerscribe

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    I swear, you are reaching for some ridiculous hyperbole to support your failing argument. Nobody said he is infallible. You made that up. Please don't do that. It's dishonest.

    He was never on the level with Brady, Rodgers and Brees. Goff is a matter for discussion. Mahomes has played five games. Roethlisberger is still a top-10 quarterback. Dobbs hasn't played a meaningful snap in the NFL. You fell in love based on preseason performances against scrubs and guys who are unemployed right now.
     
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