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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by strummerfan, May 2, 2021.

  1. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    Complete midrange and deep passes we are screwed. It will be a repeat of the second half of 2020. Teams stacking the box to stop the run and the short pass.
     
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  2. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Go Yinz Stiller’s n’ at

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    We are screwed. It will be what it was.

    Zero logical reason that getting another year older is going to make him better.
     
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  3. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    What if an asteroid hits the earth at the South Pole? What if ......
    We make adjustments and compete the best we can. I'll watch every Steelers game with cold beer and hope we kick some ass. I don't worry about what ifs.
     
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  4. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Go Yinz Stiller’s n’ at

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    Chicxulub
     
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  5. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Go Yinz Stiller’s n’ at

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    And I will be with you, at least in spirit.
     
  6. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

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    If Ben can’t .........
    Well, you have a losing season. It’s not death, lots of teams have losing seasons. And then you move on.
     
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  7. Ender

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    Could be another year of healing removed from elbow surgery will help with the midrange and longer throws. At least that’s my hope.
     
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  8. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    I would have rolled with Mason for a year.
     
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  9. mytake

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    It's going to be one big edema.
     
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  10. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

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    Was that edema or enema?
     
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  11. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Fragile Mason might be better off rolling next year.
     
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  12. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    fragile?
     
  13. SteelersFanIrl

    SteelersFanIrl Well-Known Member

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    Yeah if Ben can’t or won’t go deep they will be in trouble. They probably would have won some of those games down the stretch last season with Rudolph.

    The 20 minutes in the second half vs the Colts was the only bright spot during that run. I think he was playing hurt to be fair
     
  14. mytake

    mytake Well-Known Member

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    Yeah enema.
     
  15. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

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    Agree. I would have ripped off the Band-Aid and moved on. I hope if he's really bad out of the gate they go to Rudolph. What would they have to lose?

    What's mystifying is that it seemed his arm strength wasn't the issue. His accuracy sucked. But, like the others here, I'll watch and root and hope despite my misgiving because that's what we do.
     
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  16. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

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    Based on a year starting somewhat I'm leaning that way.
     
  17. Daddymac10

    Daddymac10 Well-Known Member

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    If Ben prove he can't throw the ball anymore, then we'll know for sure his career at that point will be over & in Mason we trust the rest of the way...
     
  18. SteelerGlenn

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    If Ben can’t go deep with his balls......
     
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  19. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    wait wait wait, when is this asteroid supposed to hit the north pole? somebody has to warn santa. :cool:
     
  20. HeinzMustard

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    Ben thinks he can pull an Elway and ride off in the sunset with another SB victory. Problem is... Elway had a much better team around him than Ben does at present. Harris could be just as good as TD, but Denver had a better defense and O-line in the late 90's. Not to mention the competition in the AFC. Steelers won't be able to beat the Chiefs and Bills.... if those teams are healthy. I think Ben is done... but if he can prove me wrong, I'll be glad to eat crow.
     
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  21. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

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    To me when he tried throwing deep he looked like a guy that was never taught how to throw a deep ball. Whatever it was it was dreadful. Hopefully one of two things happens. Either he’s fully recovered and reverts back to something resembling his old self. Or he has a really short leash and they bench him.
     
  22. The Sodfather

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    Yes, he looked awkward, like a struggling pitcher that starts aiming the ball rather than throwing. It might be a simple mechanics, bad footwork, who knows? But I don't believe arm strength is an issue. I thought at first it might have been his knee(s), but he wasn't any more proficient throwing deep prior to the Dallas game.
     
  23. blackandgoldpatrol

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    As you said, there are always options...... If an astroid was going to hit us, we just send a group of oil drillers up there and drop a nuke in the hole......
    Bottom line, we will figure it out
     
  24. Junebug

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    Should have done that already!
     
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  25. CK 13

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    No worries Mac it's supposed to hit the South Pole :lolol:
     

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