Posts Tagged ‘big ben’

Breaking down the polls

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Figured I’d finally get to replacing the poll at the right. For about the last two weeks, we’ve been asking which quarterback you thought would finish the season with the most touchdown passes between Big Ben, Carson Palmer and Joe Flacco.

I thought about including a combo choice of Brady Quinn/Derek Anderson in the poll, but cmon. Fuck that.

Your results, after two weeks and 14 (yes, 14!) votes …

Ben Roethlisberger: 7 votes

Joe Flacco: 5 votes

Carson Palmer: 2 votes

This poll is probably skewed, however, thanks to the homer vote here at a Steelers blog, but whatever. I kind of put some thought into this because it kind of is a difficult question to answer. And in all honesty, I forget who I voted for back on day one.

I’m homer as well, though, so it was probably Ben.

Meanwhile, in real life, here’s how this standings look through four weeks of the regular season: Flacco – 8 TDs, Palmer – 6 TDs, Ben 5 TDs.

Yeah, not looking good so far. Keep your eyes open for a new poll soon. Peace.

Giving credit where it is due

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I’m the first to dog the Steelers’ offensive line after every bad performance, which is just about every week these days. Except for last night.

I will give credit to where it is due and sing the praises of the O-line’s efforts last night. Sure, Rashard Mendenhall had a coming out party, but it was made possible by the work done upfront.

On top of that, did you notice Ben had ALL DAY to throw every time he stepped back into the pocket? Ben was sacked a few times, but just about each one was on his shoulders because he held on to the ball for so long — not because the protection broke down.

I won’t get too analytical in this post, basically because 1) I’m too lazy to do so right now and 2) you all watched the game and saw anyways.

But this man was a beast all night long.

Im talking about KEMO, not Snoop.

I'm talking about KEMO, not Snoop.

The numbers, in case you didn’t see them:

Mendenhall: 29 rushes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.

Big Ben: 26 for 33 for 333 yards and two touchdowns

HEEEAAATTTTHH: 8 catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns

O-line: One fucking masterful performance.

… more to follow.

Ben on SI cover this week

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The last time we saw the Steelers grace the cover of SI was this shortly after the Super Bowl victory. Now, Big Ben will be one of the four regional covers of the newest issue — along with Matt Ryan, Aaron Rodgers and Tony Romo.

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Steelers gameday

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

It’s not the final preseason game, but it may as well be. The infamous third preseason game, the game in which the starters are typically asked to play a significant portion — probably three quarters worth.

After Stefan’s Logan big return game a week ago, the spotlight is on him today. Mike Tomlin says that Mike Wallace will return kickoffs in the first half, with Mewelde Moore returning punts. Logan, however, will take over both roles in the second half. His effort in the second half will go a very long way in deciding whether or not he is going to be worth a roster spot. I’m pulling for him. Mainly because I never want to see a man like this returning kicks ever again:

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We continue to inch closer to the start of the regular season, but in the background of football remains the Big Ben rape case. The lastest is the accuser’s attorney has requested a switch in judges. Hard to win a case when your client is nuts and you employ this guy:

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The linebackers will have the opportunity to flash their depth tonight. And Piotr Czech will put his talents on display with the soon-t0-be-renicknamed Skippy on the sidelines with an ankle sprain.

Big Ben injury still not serious

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

A quick news rundown to start the day. Tommy Gun and I are both busy, so until later, this is what you get.

It’s a slow news day when the biggest story out of the PG is that of Ben’s injury being scary, but not serious. Really, Chuck Finder wrote a whole piece on this that is the top of the Steelers page today. Hasn’t this already been talked about numerous times?

"Great story. Now, uh, why don't you frickin' tell me something I don't know."

"Great story. Now, uh, why don't you frickin' tell me something I don't know."

The support of Dick Lebeau continues to surface. Other blogs have all covered this and Tommy Gun made a note on Twitter about it, but Lebeau may finally reach the Hall of Fame this year. I’m not going to get into all of this — the voting rules are weird. As a coordinator, he’s made great contributions to the game, evolutionizing the defensive side of the ball. Based on that, he probably deserved to be in. It would be good for the organization, so I hope he gets it. Troy Polamalu, obviously, wants him to as well.

Elsewhere around the league: The New York Jets ensure a losing season by naming Mark Sanchez the starting quarterback. OK, so Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan had great seasons as a rookie quarterback, but they were the exceptions. The odds are against Sanchez. Also, Mike Vick will apparently be on the field tonight when the Eagles take on the Jaguars. I really don’t care about this … I’ll probably check out his stats afterward.

Here we go.

No Simpsons quote. Instead, I instruct you to take out of a Simpsons DVD and watch a few episodes.

Apparently Dennis Dixon separated his shoulder

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Ben out. Dixon out. Should have signed Vick.

I recommend Dr. John Zoidberg to re-attach the shoulder.

I recommend Dr. John Zoidberg to re-attach the shoulder.

Mike Tomlin on Mike Vick

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

…and why the Steelers weren’t all too interested in the fresh-out-of-prison-and-was-looking-for-work quarterback. Courtesy of FanHouse.

“In terms of [the Steelers being interested in Vick], to be quite honest with you, our quarterback is going through some things of his own right now, and he needs my complete support and undivided attention. So it just wasn’t the appropriate time for us to consider something of that nature.”

Thoughts after the jump.

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