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How SERIOUS is Ben’s elbow?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by SteelerBark, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    That is a very interesting question. If he plays 2 more seasons Ben should have 40 or more TD's left. That would be 20 a year which isn't really that good.
     
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  2. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    Hey what comes after L? Bow hahaha...
     
  3. cajunyankee

    cajunyankee Well-Known Member

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    30 yrs ago you’d be spot on.....

    We have the pieces on offense..... If Ben, Connor and McDonald can get and stay healthy, JuJu returns to his old self, DJ & Washington & Snell continue to Grow and Fitchner puts together a consistently better gamePlan we should have a legit Offense!!!!

    ok, a lot of ifs

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  4. AFan

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    I asked the question without looking anything up. But decide to query Profootball-reference to see what's happened in the past. Assuming Ben has only 2 more year, what's the most TDs a QB has thrown in 2 yrs at his age?

    Most Total TD passes by a QB at ages 38 and 39

    Brady. 64
    Brees 55
    Moon 51
    Favre 50
    Peyton 48
    Blanda 37
    Warner 26 (one season)
    Tarkenton 25 (one season)
    Flutie 23
    Rivers 23 (one season)
    Elway 22. (One season)
    Craig Morton 21

    Only a few averaged 20 TDs/yr for 2 yrsat Bens age. And while some had injuries, none I believe had throwing arm injuries. Maybe my O/u of 25 TDs forBen is a little too low. But 40 I think is optimistic.
     
  5. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    I'll go with 49, right between Farve & Peyton. Ben's a warrior.
     
  6. Stone

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    I think there is a better chance of the other teams all forfeiting.:drinks:
     
  7. MeanJoeBlue

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  8. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but the video doesn't show where the ball came down. Only after we see his balls intercepted will we really know he's back.

    On a serious note, I didn't think Ben would be back so this is great news. An old but healthy Ben makes me more confident than a young Rudolph.
     
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  9. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

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    I saw the video. It’s a soft toss, but it’s a start. He looks a little pudgy, but not any worse than I had seen him look in pictures from other offseasons. The beard though... damn that’s shaggy.
     
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  10. AskQuestionsLater

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    Pretty good beard overall I would say.



    Overall and, getting back to the point, you are right. Soft throw but still progress given all that has happened. Hopefully he can recover quickly.
     
  11. Roonatic

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    Sorry about your luck Heinz. :rawk:
     
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  12. blake duerden

    blake duerden Well-Known Member

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    he said rid of the beard when he can throw a ball again ?? ‍♂️
     
  13. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Ben has always been a little pudgy, he has 5 months to get in better shape before training camp.
     
  14. Stone

    Stone Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what most of us would look like if we had surgery followed by five months off?:cool:

    And that's actually a damn nice beard, I guess we just don't like it on our QB, Keisel would be proud.
     
  15. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

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    I have a pretty good idea ;)
     
  16. Stone

    Stone Well-Known Member

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    Probably a lot like we look now:hmm:
     
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  17. LambertsDentist

    LambertsDentist Well-Known Member

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    And this, my friends, is why you should never listen to me. :confused:
     
  18. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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  19. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    :thumbs_up:
     
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  20. HeinzMustard

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  21. Roonatic

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    :facepalm:
     
  22. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

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    The Steelers put out an update showing Ben lobbing one pass. And we thought they were going to be tight lipped.
     
  23. Roonatic

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    I wonder if the "only throw tennis balls" was Ben's dramatic idea so he could ride back into his comeback on his white horse looking like the 2nd coming of Christ throwing a football.
     
  24. The Glory Days

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    I'm not sure if I understand your "wonder." As I understand it, the tennis balls were a basic stage of recovery that came before throwing a football. The fact that he didn't have to spend time with tennis balls seemed a simple indication that the surgery and his healing to this point were ahead of schedule. All that has transpired is him being cleared to stress his elbow and shoulder with the weight and rotation of a football. I really don't see him spinning the narrative of his "comeback."

    EDIT: I flubbed up and said "golf" balls originally. Don't know why or where "golf" balls came from. Changed that above to keep me from looking back and facepalming.
     
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  25. Stone

    Stone Well-Known Member

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    He was probably writhing in pain after that throw.....and after the cameras were off;)
     

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