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Two hours, 90 throws: Inside Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s training

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by jeh1856, Aug 16, 2021.

  1. jeh1856

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  3. doubleyoi

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    Ben has made note a few times that he is having a typical offseason whereas last year he had to throw alot more in order to recover from the surgery.

    The article goes into excruciating detail about what Ben does in practice and that at the start of practice he minimizes the throws he makes. Basically, Ben doesn't do the throwing drills/warmup drills the other QB's are doing. He threw only 90 passes, 32 in team periods:

    Walkthrough - 13 short throws
    Warmup - 15 throws to an assistant 10 yards away
    Individuals - 30 throws, with emphasis on TE's
    Seven Shots (short yardage) - 3 throws
    2 on 2 - 10 throws
    1st and 2nd downs - 3 throws
    3rd down (shotgun) - 10 throws
    7on7 - 4 throws
    2- minute - 16 throws
     
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  4. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Thank You.:thumbs_up:
     
  5. Maddog78

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    Rationing is always the last step before starvation. Wonder if this is the year he goes 2015 PeyPey.
     
  6. Disco1981

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    90 throws ? Idk, How many throws does one need
     
  7. Blitz

    Blitz Well-Known Member

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    About tree fitty
     
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  8. Seven4Steel

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    Tree fitty might be Captain Checkdown's target number if he wants to throw for over 1000 yards.
     
  9. Remahlehs

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    Just to stir the pot, I'll add that Ben threw 3 interceptions in his final 16 throws.

    3rd Down: Overthrow intercepted by Minkah
    7 on 7: Deep pass intended for Ebron intercepted by Pierre (It is not a good throw).
    Two Minute Drill: Tries sneaking a pass to JuJu on 3rd and 4, but is intercepted by Maulet

    It's only practice in August, but I'm sure someone will want to overreact about this :lolol:
     
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  10. jeh1856

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    So if he can throw 90 in practice why can he only play 1 or 2 series in preseason games? I thought that was so he doesn’t get worn out? Doesn’t something here seem contradictory?
     
  11. steel machine

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    Darn, I would have liked to read that.
     
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  12. steel machine

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    Just as I thought, Ben is old and done, Mason will take over, season over.;)

    Hey Tebow is available, Jags dumped him.
     
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  13. doubleyoi

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    It is to avoid getting hurt beyond a makeshift o-line until at least the regular season.
     
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  14. mytake

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    Dang, the defense is playing well.
     
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  15. S.T.D

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    I said...D@mn woman don't give him no tree fitty....that's why he always comes back.
     
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  16. Seven4Steel

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    THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!! DOOM, DESPAIR, AND AGONY ON ME!!!

    Overreact? Who, me? Perish the thought.

    Ben is washed up. Our OL is in shambles. TJ's getting traded for a 3rd, but they're trying to unload him and JW for a 2nd. We've got no RB's behind Najee who even know what a football is. Our secondary is going to simply defer to Minkah to cover the entire field. JuJu and Chase have decided to take up ballet since it worked out so well for Swanny, and they're trying to find a nitch that doesn't exist on TikTok. Bush thought he was supposed to be rehabbing his wrist and not his knee and was using his phone and twitter to get physically ready for the season. And we still have Tomlin.

    What could go wrong?
     
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  17. steel machine

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    Have to tell you that made me laugh my ass off. I would have clicked hilarious button but it wasn't enough for how hard I laughed. I read it right after a kind board member sent me the article about 90 throws. In the span of 10 minutes I went from hope to doom. I'll be reading 90 throws again to get my hope back up. It is pretty interesting.
     
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  18. jeh1856

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    I was not a proponent of bringing Ben back because at the end of last season he showed every sign of being old and decrepit.

    I will say the article gave me a glimmer of hope.
     
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  19. S.T.D

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    Ben will be fine.
     
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  20. doubleyoi

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    at least one person was impressed today
     
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  21. Disco1981

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    You about covered it :dfense:
     
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  22. Blast Furnace

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    It’s not his start I am concerned about, it’s his finish.
     
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  23. S.T.D

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    We could say that about anyone, but You know I'm sticking up for Ben. LoL
     
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  24. jeh1856

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    Yeah, I can relate
     
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  25. Blast Furnace

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    Yeah but not everyone is a 39 year old QB who’s been sacked a gazillion times with a reconstructed elbow and arthritic knees.
     
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