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BlitzburghRockCity
08-06-2012, 12:32 PM
Pretty straight forward stuff, do you play Ben this week against Philly? Even if he was healthy, or is healthy, he wouldn't get more than a series or two, so do you risk it coming off that twisted ankle or stepped on foot or whatever he says he's got?

I say at this point why bother, just let the other 3 take the reps, especially seeing what Jerrod Johnson can do. Maybe Leftwich starts in the first quarter, Batch for the 2nd and then like Johnson finish the game. It's not likely that Ben would be injured in this game anyway but you never know.

K Train
08-06-2012, 12:51 PM
id say no, but a series wouldnt be the worst thing...its never any more than that regardless

Shaner83
08-06-2012, 12:57 PM
If he starts it will be a running series and maybe a couple of short over the middle passes. Then he's on the pine!

ChucktownSteeler
08-06-2012, 01:09 PM
Play a quarter. Lots of hand-offs and short passes. Need to see game speed.

C-town

LatrobePA
08-06-2012, 01:13 PM
A few snaps...

Real Deal Steel
08-06-2012, 01:29 PM
id say no, but a series wouldnt be the worst thing...its never any more than that regardless

Tough call. But they probably let him go a series. Similar to exactly what we saw yesterday with the Saints and Brees against the Cardinals.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-06-2012, 01:58 PM
According to the man himself the other day, he thinks he'll be ready to go when camp resumes again on Tuesday. I'm guessing if he doesn't practice then he'll sit out for the Eagles game. I'd like to see him get a series or two as well but if he doesn't it's not a horrific loss. The only unknown right now is Johnson so give him a ton of snaps.

LatrobePA
08-06-2012, 02:03 PM
I'd like to see just one preseason / season the guy stay healthy, come on man! Same sh*t year after year!

LarryNJ
08-06-2012, 03:45 PM
One series one play an 80 yard TD to AB.. Give Mr. Wallace something to think about!

Real Deal Steel
08-06-2012, 05:42 PM
One series one play an 80 yard TD to AB.. Give Mr. Wallace something to think about!


hhehehehe. That's mean.

Nolrog
08-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Depends on how his ankle is. If it's sound, then I play him a few snaps, maybe 1 series, but no more than that.

86WARD
08-06-2012, 06:33 PM
One series...anymore than that is a waste...

Big T
08-06-2012, 07:23 PM
First preseason game, main starters usually go a series. Give him a series.

Zachintosh66
08-06-2012, 07:27 PM
One Series...

SteelCityKid5
08-06-2012, 08:35 PM
Uno series

strummerfan
08-06-2012, 08:38 PM
New offense = Ben plays

greennick
08-06-2012, 09:15 PM
If he's feeling the ankle, then no. Don't want one of our fat offensive line falling on it. If he's feeling good, then at least a series. It would be good to get a bit more practice when the heat is off early in the preseason.


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jpele
08-06-2012, 09:51 PM
One series one play an 80 yard TD to AB.. Give Mr. Wallace something to think about!

Now that would be sweet.

steelspikes
08-08-2012, 12:45 PM
No; he needs to heal up from minor injuries. Why risk worsening?

LatrobePA
08-08-2012, 12:47 PM
Absolutely he plays, slap a new maxie on Ben and get out there... :)

Black@Gold Forever32
08-08-2012, 01:14 PM
can't believe there is this much discussion about Ben playing in this first pre-season game.....Ben can handle the two hand offs and the one throw he will make in this game.....lol

Big T
08-08-2012, 01:32 PM
Absolutely he plays, slap a new maxie on Ben and get out there... :)

Come on now lol. Ben may be a gigantic drama queen but he's not a bitch lol.

The Lakelander
08-08-2012, 01:47 PM
I defer to Bruce ... ask Bruce if Ben should play Thursday (and how many snaps) ... :tt02:

LatrobePA
08-08-2012, 02:00 PM
Come on now lol. Ben may be a gigantic drama queen but he's not a bitch lol.

Gotcha! LOLOLOLOL I wanted to see if I could ruffle some feathers, I know it was meant as a joke :)

Big T
08-08-2012, 03:43 PM
Gotcha! LOLOLOLOL I wanted to see if I could ruffle some feathers, I know it was meant as a joke :)

For sure lol