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Schefter reporting that Ben has now stated this will be his last season as Steelers QB

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Disco1981, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

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    As the QB he should be setting the culture. Practicing only twice a week is a part of the culture problem. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed Roethlisberger play. Ben won on his physical skills. If he had the mentality of P. Manning or Brady, there would have been at least one more Lombardi in the case.
     
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  2. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    If this is his last season, it’s been a heck of a ride and a pleasure to watch.

     
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  3. Hawaii 5-0

    Hawaii 5-0 Well-Known Member

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  4. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    Ok I hate to be the person who points this out because I'm sure everyone is right about his intentions but he doesn't exactly say he is done playing football. Just that he is done playing QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
     
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  5. RichD

    RichD Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Ben lets some people know. Some added attention on the way out, maybe a big upset win. All Good for Ben.

    Meanwhile Steelers in a rebuild mode for all to see. This is going to be interesting for Org. and Coach T. Colbert is a gone I`m thinking.
     
  6. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    Tomlin signed a three year contract extension last year, so I don't think he's going anywhere.
     
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  7. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    I just hope it’s not 20+ years until we find our next franchise quarterback. Ben’s had a great career and Steeler fans everywhere should appreciate his toughness, but I can’t help but feel there was more there for the taking that wasn’t capitalized on. I think Chuck Noll got absolutely everything he could out of Bradshaw and they had 4 Super Bowls in 6 years to show for it. But the question has to be asked, did Tomlin get everything he could out of Ben? :shrug:
     
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  8. KMM

    KMM Well-Known Member

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    The guy is a Hall of Famer. But it's time for him to hang it up. I'm glad that he's not going to try one year more when it would be even worse.
     
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  9. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    I already expected this to be Ben's last year, look at his reaction after they beat the Browns in Cleveland earlier this season.
     
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  10. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Great Caesars Ghost! Had to do a double take, hope all has been good with you, Jack.
     
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  11. JackAttack 5958

    JackAttack 5958 Well-Known Member

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    Doing great, Blast. Figured I’d hop on and try to get you and Scribe to behave. ;):lolol:
     
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  12. RichD

    RichD Well-Known Member

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    Tomlin is here as long as he wants. But 2 or 3 years of losing will get him to buck.
     
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  13. dobbler-33

    dobbler-33 Well-Known Member

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    there were times he was and those were the times that the best couldn’t sniff what he did... some terrible lines he had to compensate for... the better QB’s sacking themselves in order to live to fight another day hahahahaha... he gutted everything be it stupid to superb!
     
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  14. D0bre Shunka

    D0bre Shunka Well-Known Member

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    I would keep this hall of famer in there as long as I can while we look.
    I remember the dark days before Roerhlisberger. You don’t just go out and get a franchise QB like that. Careful what you wish for.
     
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  15. Cranny

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    I know Ben has struggled the last year or two but in his prime he was fun to watch. He was a tough SOB. If Brady played behind some of the o lines that Ben had he would have never survived. I still think Ben should have been Super Bowl mvp and not Santonio against the Cardinals. Watch Bens greatest plays on YouTube and it is truly amazing! I will miss him! I sure hope Tomlin gets out of town soon! The main reason Tomlin has never had a losing season is cuz Ben bailed his ass out so many times!
     
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  16. steelpens

    steelpens Well-Known Member

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    It's time. Guaranteed 1st ballot hall-of-famer
     
  17. Formerscribe

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    He should have hung 'em up after last season, but I can certainly understand not wanting to go out on that disaster against the Browns. I remember those years between Bradshaw and Roethlisberger well, but that doesn't mean it isn't time to move on.
     
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  18. AskQuestionsLater

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    *PRETENDS TO BE SHOCKED!!!!*
     
  19. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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  20. Steel Hog

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    Yes, agree. Will believe it when I hear it coming out of his lips. Incredible how so much information about so many people doesn't come from those people, always by sources. This reminds me of why we have MR on the team right now. Didn't Ben allude to his leaving before and we went out and got MR?
     
  21. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    What other team would want him, seriously? And he wouldn't come back to be a backup
     
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  22. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    No
     
  23. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    It’s not shocking but some of us were worried that if he wanted to come back, Rooney would let him.

    But if Ben wants to hang them up, then it’s over and we can move on from whatever this was the last two seasons.

    I posted above that his career has been a pleasure to watch but not these last two years. Like most athletes, he hung on too long.
     
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  24. chris2fer

    chris2fer Well-Known Member

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    I fully expect him to Wander around the NFL as a back up quarterback and Bank a few million more.
     
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  25. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

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    I am more shocked by the return of Jack than Ben’s news.

    Good to see you again buddy.
     
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