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Rudolph gives the Steelers the best chance to beat Cincy

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Benny Lava, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Benny Lava

    Benny Lava Well-Known Member

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    Ben is banged up, has a sore pec that affects his ability to throw. Ben also can't play from under center any more. Rudolph can, and is fresh and healthy.

    We have a better shot at beating Cincy with Rudolph than with a hurt, immobile Ben.

    Maybe Rudolph can even throw the ball down the middle of the field.
     
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  2. TheTerribleOwl

    TheTerribleOwl Well-Known Member

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    If nothing else we could see whether the offense we are running is actually the offense Canada wants to run or whether they are still placating Ben and running what he wants to run. I would expect more of an emphasis on the run. If we didn't get it then we could all agree that Tomlin and Canada need to go.
     
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  3. Animus

    Animus Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't have added this comment to an already existing thread!
     
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  4. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a hobbled Ben against the Bengals over a healthy Rudolph any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
     
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  5. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    I think Benny's work is done in the other threads. ;)
     
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  6. Tweezer

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    If Ben doesn't play and get sacked, we won't know if the oline has learned from last week.
     
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  7. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    if ben sits out practice i have to agree with benny. ben is bad when he doesn't practice and tries to play during an injury.:cool:
     
  8. Steelrules

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    I don’t know. Whenever Ben has a bad game, he somehow shows up on the injury list the next week. Then he takes one of two options:

    1. Let the backup QB play to show the team how much they really need him.
    2. Comes limping onto the field to show the fans that he’s a warrior willing to fight on

    It’s a tale that has been told countless times and it’s getting stale
     
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  9. Brice

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    There is no way Ben doesn't play at home against the Bengals.

    He will take next week off against Green Bay in Green Bay.

    Then be back ready to play at home against Denver.
     
  10. rocketdog

    rocketdog Well-Known Member

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    This, 100% . Thanks Ben for what you have done for this organization but its time to move on. Shame on the front office for not having a QB in place to take over. I watch all these different games (nfl red zone) and all these young mobile qb's with rifle arms and just think we are doomed. I'm actually starting to resent Ben for not retiring. I hate feeling this way but I do. We are going to be in for some lean years ahead.
     
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  11. Maddog78

    Maddog78 Well-Known Member

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    An injury like this could be easily aggravated/made worse, wonder if they're playing mind games with the Bengals. Could be a situation like with Cleveland a few years ago when Landry started, got dinged, and Ben came in the throw for 300+.

    If they really think Ben is their best hope this year, and that Mason isn't a complete zero, Rudolph would be trusted to beat Cincy at home.
     
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  12. Steel Hog

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    Ben will start. You won't see much difference, if any. in what he does (which is limited anyway), and then wonder why you believe anything you read or see in the gossip media.
     
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  13. steel machine

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    I agree about Ben but I think the FO assumed Mason would be the guy. That is why they drafted him. No guarantee with the QB's a team drafts. I'm sure the Patriots never dreamed what a #6 pick QB would do. I agree there are many young strong guns now in the NFL, the AFCN has 3 but because we had Ben we never went looking for a QB.

    No way Ben last the season. I do not think Mason is an NFL starting QB. No doubt in my mind we are heading to lean years. We have to hope like hell we get lucky in the draft and even if we do it's going to be rough for awhile. The other 3 teams in the AFCN have quality QB's.

    Somewhere out there in America's High Schools there is a punk ass cocky kid who in 4 years will be our next franchise QB.
     
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  14. FeartheBeard

    FeartheBeard Well-Known Member

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    Ugh. How about Haskins?
     
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  15. TheTerribleOwl

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    I've already accepted that this year is Ben's farewell tour and is not going anywhere. I just hope we are able to establish something on offense so that the next guy is not thrown out there with the garbage we have been seeing for the last year+.
     
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  16. SteelinOhio

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    That's not the Benny Lava way.
     
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  17. Rel

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    you won’t see what offense Canada wants to run until the offensive line can block.
     
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  18. Rel

    Rel Well-Known Member

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    The 3rd string qb?
     
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  19. FeartheBeard

    FeartheBeard Well-Known Member

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    Yep lol He is WAY more mobile than Mason Rudolph. Neither is a great option but....
     
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  20. Brice

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    No, that was my philosophy after the Cincinnati game when they refused to bench Ben at halftime. I gave Ben his farewell tour for the last 4 games he should have ever been allowed to play in a Steeler uniform.

    There is no way he deserves to waste an entire years worth of other players time on a farewell tour. Unless all the injuries on the defense are permanent; then give Ben his farewell tour and have him lead us into the 1st overall pick in the draft.

    He needs to go out just like Eli did; sitting on the bench.
     
  21. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Ben needed to get pushed to the bench by a better qb. Mason wasn't it.
     
  22. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    Eli was benched in week 3; we will see if Ben survives Week 3.
     
  23. Roonatic

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    Giants was giddy with D. Jones. :shrug:
     
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  24. S.T.D

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    Yeah ..I agree....it has worked out so well for the Giants ,and for OBJ. Remember how everyone said only thing holding OBJ back was ELI. LoL. Hasn’t had a year yet as good as with Eli. LoL. From Superstar-- Who???
     
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  25. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    Funny, Who has the better chance of getting Benched this week Ben or D. Jones both seem to be on the hot-seat?
     
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