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BlitzburghRockCity
01-08-2008, 02:45 AM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08008/847522-66.stm

There is an article that talks about Ben and how his agent is very optimistic that the Steelers will approach him with a contract extension offer this offseason. This is a gimme IMO, there is no doubt the team is looking to sign Ben and get him secured as a Steeler for a good long time; they've already mentioned this as being a priority this offseason a long with Starks.

We've waited 2 decades since Terry retired to have a franchise QB like Ben and there should nothing that stands in the way of getting him a big deal to keep him. We've suffered through the likes of guys like Brister, Stoudt, Malone, Woodley, Stewart and Odonnel for far too long to let a guy like slip away.

He is due a roster bonus in March so one would think they may try to get this done before then so they know what they have to work with come draft time. We'll see though because in the past they've waited to ink veterans till after the draft.

AZ_Steeler
01-08-2008, 12:10 PM
Big Ben should be numero uno on the list of things to get done by the FO. It's been far too long as TG said since the Steelers have had a QB worth a crap! I'm sure Dan Rooney knows that and will see that Ben is taken care of for a long time to come.

The only thing that bothers me though is Ward got his big contract, Polamalu got his and there are going to be others deserving of the big buck besides Ben and the money situation is going to start to get low unless guys start putting the team ahead of their own agenda's which is to get paid!

Iron City South
01-08-2008, 01:54 PM
7 years / $80M ..... give it to 'em.

Consider it a discount for what you would have had to sign him for if our season was extended this year as a result of his play.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-08-2008, 03:58 PM
Indeed, if Ben would sign for that money he should surely be given it no questions asked. If Romo who has done nothing like what Ben has done in his career so far can get that money then surely Ben should get it.

steelcitysfinestXL
01-08-2008, 04:14 PM
Indeed, if Ben would sign for that money he should surely be given it no questions asked. If Romo who has done nothing like what Ben has done in his career so far can get that money then surely Ben should get it.

Agreed, good numbers on both ends i think!!!

Black@Gold Forever32
01-08-2008, 05:01 PM
In total agreement........I have been a fan since the late 80s......Ok I was raised a Steelers fan...But I really didn't start to really follow and get into Steelers football hard core until the late 80s.....So I remember Brister....Then of course from O'Donnell to all the other bums QB until Big Ben was drafted....Funny thing though I still have my Bubby Brister starting lineup figure...lol

But Ben is worth and earned his contract....He is the franchise....Resigning him and putting a good OL in front of him to protect are the main things to get done this off-season...

BlitzburghRockCity
01-08-2008, 06:44 PM
When you look at it, Ben's numbers are a direct reflection of 2-3 things finally happening for us.

1. Ben has become a more efficient QB. He makes better decisions with the ball and has really started realizing his potential throwing passes.
2. He's got legit weapons in Hines, Santonio, Heath, Matt Spaeth, Parker, and Washington.
3. The missing piece is the line in front of him. If Ben gets consistent blocking the NFL won't know who hit them.

PsychoWard
01-08-2008, 06:45 PM
yeah they need to pony up and do it early he deserves it!!!

Black@Gold Forever32
01-08-2008, 06:48 PM
When you look at it, Ben's numbers are a direct reflection of 2-3 things finally happening for us.

1. Ben has become a more efficient QB. He makes better decisions with the ball and has really started realizing his potential throwing passes.
2. He's got legit weapons in Hines, Santonio, Heath, Matt Spaeth, Parker, and Washington.
3. The missing piece is the line in front of him. If Ben gets consistent blocking the NFL won't know who hit them.

I agree with all three things......His decision making is far much better and I don't care about his 3 INTs anymore in the first half of that game....I think he always be the type were his going to have INTs like that in some games....Just Brett Favre all these years....But you know what I rather have a QB with no fear then one that has fear.....With Ben we know that any deficit isn't to much...lol

BlitzburghRockCity
01-08-2008, 06:53 PM
That's the great thing about Ben, if we still had Kordell or Neil or some chump back there at QB who wasn't capable of picking up this team and driving them down for a crucial score late in the game to rally the troops we'd be a lot worse off than Ben throwing some int's at the wrong time. You get what you get with Ben, the good and the not so good sometimes but with him there good outweighs the not so good that it's not even funny.

I don't even want to think of this team without Ben at QB for another 10 years.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-08-2008, 06:59 PM
That's the great thing about Ben, if we still had Kordell or Neil or some chump back there at QB who wasn't capable of picking up this team and driving them down for a crucial score late in the game to rally the troops we'd be a lot worse off than Ben throwing some int's at the wrong time. You get what you get with Ben, the good and the not so good sometimes but with him there good outweighs the not so good that it's not even funny.

I don't even want to think of this team without Ben at QB for another 10 years.

I put that quote in bold.....Since I don't want to think about that also....There really isn't one QB I would want over Ben for this team....Now I'm not saying he is better then that douche bag Tom Brady or the Golden Boy Peyton Manning yet....But Ben is the perfect fit for the city of Pittsburgh and the Steelers.....

BlitzburghRockCity
01-08-2008, 07:20 PM
Cowher let us get by with all these has beens and wannabes at QB's for so long I think the Rooney's are smart enough to realize you don't get a guy like Ben come around very often and if you do then that means you suck and you're drafting high every year. :lol:

steel-tex
01-08-2008, 07:27 PM
i remember watching good ole bubby play, it seemed we always started out -7 after he managed to give the ball to the other team on our first set of downs. he drove me nuts.

Troyisabeast_43
01-08-2008, 07:33 PM
Signing Ben should be this organizations ONLY priority right now, after that they can concentrate on everything else. Ben has been the best thing to happen to Pittsburgh since the 70's and he deserves every dollar he has coming to him and more. What he did this year will never fully be appreciated because he is only going to get better and better, but when you go back and look at how bad his offensive line performed this year you will understand how good he really is. It's a shame how he is treated by some fans in Pittsburgh, most of his bad games are not totally his fault and they don't happen that often. If fans in Pittsburgh had the priveledge of seeing some other team's QB's week in and week out instead of Ben I think they would appreciate him a lot more. I'm not always a big fan of pure statistics since you can usually find a statistic to prove any point. But, I'll toss out some since I'm bored.

Passer rating career: Roethlisberger 92.5 Brady 92.9 Pretty darn close.

Passer rating first 4 playing seasons: Roethlisberger 92.5 Brady 87.7

Knock out an accident that could have killed him and an appendectomy and Ben would probably be way ahead.

One thing statistics don't show is that Ben, like Brady, is a winner. He is young and will just get better. Brady is in his 8th season, twice the experience of Ben.

steelersgal86
01-09-2008, 06:19 AM
I hope they get it done quick for him...he deserves it :banana:

TampaSteelGirl
01-09-2008, 09:48 AM
I think he'll retire a Steeler. there would be a terrible fight for him if he ever left Pittsburgh. I'm sure he could make alot more money but I think the Rooneys have been saving to make him a good deal! Ben will always be a Pittsburgh Steeler!!! :tt02:

ARKIESTEEL
01-09-2008, 10:50 AM
I think we should trade him for a fourth round draft pick........:greenbounce2:


hehehehehee

BlitzburghNation
01-11-2008, 08:27 AM
Remember these conversations on sirius before the season kicked off,should they pay him or wait :scratch:
I bet the brass wished they would've paid Ben,before he had this monster season,"they would've saved some cabbage"

They'll pay him & he'll be a STEELER for life,,,,,,,, :bigthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-11-2008, 05:33 PM
They never extend deals until the year before the contract is up except in the case of QB's where they are willing to redo them 2 years before they are due. Maddox set that presidence and now Ben will get a big pay day too. Atleast at this point it seems the Rooney's realize how important he is and want to get a jump start on making sure they have enough time and resources to make the deal happen.

Stlrs4Life
01-11-2008, 05:37 PM
When you look at it, Ben's numbers are a direct reflection of 2-3 things finally happening for us.

1. Ben has become a more efficient QB. He makes better decisions with the ball and has really started realizing his potential throwing passes.
2. He's got legit weapons in Hines, Santonio, Heath, Matt Spaeth, Parker, and Washington.
3. The missing piece is the line in front of him. If Ben gets consistent blocking the NFL won't know who hit them.




Very good post. Ben will get it.