1. Hi Guest, Registrations are now open. See you on the inside.
    Dismiss Notice

Its offical...Ben retires

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by jrompola, Jan 27, 2022.

  1. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    12,980
    2,956
    Dec 27, 2012
    I found out this information from my Bengals fans on FB. all of them ripping on him. I posted Bengals fans will just be glad to see him go cause he owned that team for his whole career except last season. I was kinda rooting for the Bengals this week but boy have they got annoying lately. I think most of them are already sizing up their SuperBowl rings. Many of them guaranteeing going to the SB and winning it.

    If they lose the whole town will be [​IMG]
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 5
    • Like Like x 1
  2. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

    15,523
    5,184
    Oct 26, 2011
    I’ve been called worse by better people. I just have higher standards than you. But hey, we all knew this.
     
  3. TGH

    TGH Well-Known Member

    534
    90
    May 8, 2018
    Miami Ohio.

    I wonder if fans would be okay today to draft a QB in first round from Miami of Ohio. Fans were prbly desperate back in the day and did not care much.
     
  4. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    12,980
    2,956
    Dec 27, 2012

    Okay Choir boy. Make sure they have Grey Poupon in your section of Heinz field while I watch from the nose bleeds.:rolleyes:
     
  5. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

    15,523
    5,184
    Oct 26, 2011
    Spicy brown mustard. I grew up in walking distance of the Heinz plant.
     
  6. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    11,666
    2,810
    Dec 23, 2020
    Not what His other wives said:shrug:
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 3
  7. santeesteel

    santeesteel

    9,209
    1,977
    Oct 17, 2011
    He was going to swing, Tarzan style, between Brown's and Brady's but, Tom's are deflated!
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 6
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  8. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    11,666
    2,810
    Dec 23, 2020
    So because he was accused, but not tried You think He's scum????
    Have You never been accused of something You didn't do???
     
  9. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    11,666
    2,810
    Dec 23, 2020
    Honestly I didn't want Him. I wanted Oline Robert Gallery. I'm happy 2 say I was wrong.:thumbs_up:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. santeesteel

    santeesteel

    9,209
    1,977
    Oct 17, 2011
    2 more TDs than INTs......
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  11. santeesteel

    santeesteel

    9,209
    1,977
    Oct 17, 2011
    Love me some Bradshaw but, have to take points away for the C&W music and JoJo Starbuck!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. jeh1856

    jeh1856 That was my bed

    15,523
    5,184
    Oct 26, 2011
    That’s nice
     
  13. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

    2,489
    1,175
    Apr 20, 2019
    Ben-418 TD's, 211 interceptions.
    Terry-212 TD's, 210 interceptions.
    Ben threw 206 more TD's and only one more pick.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  14. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    12,271
    2,821
    Nov 4, 2011
    Different era for what defenses were allowed to do, but yeah, Bradshaw was never really careful with the football. He was one hell of a clutch winner though.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 2
  15. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    21,168
    4,184
    Nov 14, 2011




     
    • Like Like x 3
  16. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    11,666
    2,810
    Dec 23, 2020
    That 1st was against the Broncos.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

    10,235
    1,834
    Nov 17, 2014
    Some of our heroes have flaws. Ben had his, but I think he's likely a much different person today than he was 10-15 years ago. No matter what, no one can deny that he left it all out there every time he took the field. One tough SOB. I'm going to miss watching him play. Thanks for the memories, Ben and enjoy your retirement.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  18. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

    36,608
    6,285
    Oct 16, 2011
    These two weren’t always chummy. Good to see they’ve put that behind them.

     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
  19. RedHawk79

    RedHawk79 Member

    15
    30
    Dec 5, 2021
    "Miami University"

    And yes, I would be fine taking another Miami QB in the first round if he played like Ben did his last season at Miami (I am slightly biased, though). There were several MAC quarterbacks floating around the NFL at the time (Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich for example). Ben just was head and shoulders above the others.

    As for "Ben vs Terry", as others have said - different time, different style, different receivers, etc etc. I leave it at "they are the two best QBs in Steeler history". I remember watching Ben at Miami and thought at the time that he possessed one trait of Bradshaw's that I recall- finding a way to win when nothing is going right. I wished that he could be a Steeler but never imagined it would happen. Thank-you Cleveland!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  20. SteelerNole

    SteelerNole Well-Known Member

    764
    174
    Nov 24, 2019
    Understood. I probably wouldn’t have wanted him around my daughter in his early days. I think he’s changed.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  21. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    19,553
    2,779
    Nov 1, 2014
    Sleazeball Ben won us championships lol
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  22. BowToTroy43

    BowToTroy43 Well-Known Member

    396
    143
    Apr 10, 2018
    Thanks Ben. After 20 years of wandering through the QB desert you were the Superman we needed.
    Black and Gold Superman.png

    Rest now. You have earned it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  23. FootballAnalyst98

    FootballAnalyst98 Well-Known Member

    6,060
    415
    Jan 23, 2018
  24. Karl

    Karl Well-Known Member

    233
    184
    Jan 19, 2022
    Newbie, but not really.
    My family goes way back with the Rooney's. I remember the day when my dad slammed down the paper and announced that Bobby Layne
    would be 'the Saviour'. The man bled Steelers and was in heaven when he linked up with Art Rooney.
    He died before Big Ben came to be, but he did see Bradshaw finally take them to the promised land.
    We lived really close to Three Rivers and my dad would always be at Pirate or Steelers games and I of course benefitted too.

    Skipping forward, I remember that draft.
    At that time, I was working as a beat writer for the Washington Redskins, a team that hasn't seen a real QB in decades.
    I was a big fan of Phillip Rivers at the time.
    I had some friends in the Steeler Organization that I has talked to, and they said, 'If Ben is there, he is our guy.'

    Fast forward some more, that 2nd game... Maddox goes down.
    Big starts a historic career, with 'the Bus' trampling defenses and that Steeler Defense shutting offenses down.
    A perfect storm to develop a Rookie QB. He didn't have to be Dan Fouts, he just had to make throws when needed
    and he stung defenses, even as the play broke down as is a big guy and tough to bring down.

    18 years later, I got a sideline pass thanks to some folks, to watch his last home game.
    When he threw his last pass, I remember feeling the same way when I saw Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Johnny U, Namath, Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw and other greats, fling their last passes.
    "An era has passed"

    I hope the next QB is as successful.
    It won't be Dewayne Haskins, that's for sure. (Oh, I know him well from Washington)
    I've rooter hard for Mason, but he just doesn't seem to step it up to the next level.
    The Pittsburgh front office has always managed to come through somehow someway, for a small market team.
    I am anxious to see how they plan this one out.
    I am a Kenny Pickett fan, and I know Pittsburgh has been scouting him hard, along with Same Howell and others.
    Anyway... Thanks Ben, 18 years went too fast.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  25. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

    7,530
    2,463
    Sep 21, 2017
    I'm just happy to see you used our next superstar as your avatar.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

Welcome to the ultimate resource for Steelers fans. Sign Up Here!