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CowherPower
09-23-2012, 10:57 PM
This game was flat out terrible, there's no two ways about it. The defense was epically bad in the 2nd half, but there some good things through the first 3 quarters.

Ben was 36/49 384 yds, 4 TD's, no Int's and he was only sacked once.
10 different receivers caught passes again in the first half alone.

When push came to shove late in the game, the run game failed again but Ben was on fire most of the day. He was his usual self extending plays, converting 3rd downs and really is taking his game to a new level this year. Credit Haley or Ben, or both but our QB is a highlight film every week now.

Wallace - 8/123 yds 1 TD
Brown - 7/87 yds 1 TD
Heath Miller - 8/60 2 TD's

Still beyond pissed off at this loss but at least our QB is having a good year.

Clevelandsux
09-23-2012, 11:02 PM
Individual stats mean nothing to me. Yes I have both heath and ben on my fantasy team. But a loss is a loss. The reason ben had such a great day because we could not run the ball.

LatrobePA
09-23-2012, 11:02 PM
Who cares we lost! Sorry!

Black@Gold Forever32
09-23-2012, 11:09 PM
Its a shame to waste Ben in his prime and watch he will go on to have one his best seasons ever but it will be wasted.......Really Ben could have a case for early MVP talk if the Steelers were 2-1 or 3-0............

BubbyBlister
09-23-2012, 11:10 PM
As for the Negatives we Still have DL as DC.

NYCsteelersfan
09-23-2012, 11:20 PM
Individual stats make a difference when they belong to the quarterback or running back because it means something important is working on the team. And since the quarterback is the most difficult position to find, having Roethlisberger playing at his best, even in a loss, means the hard part is out of the way. The offense looks great. It's a start.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-23-2012, 11:34 PM
From Ken Laird

Ben Roethlisberger finished 36 of 49 passing for 384 yards, 4 TD, and a passer rating of 123.2 in the 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Those 49 passing attempts are the third-most of Roethlisberger’s career (1 shy of the 50 he threw against New England last season, and 5 shy of the 54 thrown against Denver in 2006).

The 384-yards passing are the seventh-most passing yards of his career (ninth-most in team history).

It was the 21st 300-yard passing game of Ben’s career in the regular season, as well as the 5th 4-TD game of his career.

Roethlisberger completed at least one pass to 10 of the 12 active receivers on the Steelers offense for the second consecutive week.

*Some of these numbers provided by the Pittsburgh Steelers official postgame notes.*

- From BRC's Bionic of Awesomeness

LatrobePA
09-23-2012, 11:38 PM
Its a shame to waste Ben in his prime and watch he will go on to have one his best seasons ever but it will be wasted.......Really Ben could have a case for early MVP talk if the Steelers were 2-1 or 3-0............

Well said!

Clevelandsux
09-23-2012, 11:45 PM
Why is Ben audibling all the time? Does he think he's Peyton Manning? Poor clock management at times.

Black@Gold Forever32
09-23-2012, 11:50 PM
Really still complaints about Big Ben?....lol What else can the man do?.....Just ridiculous........31 points were put on the board today and Ben was nearly flawless so that should have been more then enough against a bad Raiders team........

NYCsteelersfan
09-24-2012, 12:00 AM
Why is Ben audibling all the time? Does he think he's Peyton Manning? Poor clock management at times.

Why would it matter if he was 36-49 with 384 yards, 4 touchdowns and no interceptions? He was supposed to score slower because Tomlin can't manage the defense?

If his last name was Manning, they would still be taking turns sucking him off on ESPN, and everyone in sports media would be talking about how he has no help on his team and blah blah blah.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-24-2012, 12:04 AM
After the 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders, Ben Roethlisberger commented on how he felt the offense played, saying "I felt like offensively we kind of did the things we wanted to do; no huddle the whole second half. It felt like we moved the ball down the field; there were plays out there that I called that weren’t in our playbook. I know it sounds crazy; things that we’ve had from years past that guys were on the same page and it worked. I take my hat off to the line, receivers, tight ends, because they made plays."

-Ken Laird

- From BRC's Bionic of Awesomeness

steelersbabex25
09-24-2012, 12:08 AM
If I were Ben Roethlisberger I would be shitting all over the defense right now. That has got to be so frustrating for a QB.

Clevelandsux
09-24-2012, 12:21 AM
The truth of the matter is, when you see a qb put up high yardage like that. It usually means:
1) They are playing from behind
2). They can't run the ball.
3). Defense cant stop anybody.

Clevelandsux
09-24-2012, 12:23 AM
Dipshit antonio Brown and Dwyer fumbles hurt too.

steelersbabex25
09-24-2012, 12:25 AM
The truth of the matter is, when you see a qb put up high yardage like that. It usually means:
1) They are playing from behind
2). They can't run the ball.
3). Defense cant stop anybody.

Or that you have a top 5 quarterback and an unreal receiving corp and you'd be an idiot not to utilize the passing game..

SnakeEyes43
09-24-2012, 08:26 AM
Its a shame to waste Ben in his prime and watch he will go on to have one his best seasons ever but it will be wasted.......Really Ben could have a case for early MVP talk if the Steelers were 2-1 or 3-0............

My thoughts exactly. We have an elite QB in his prime and we are just wasting the opportunity. You think we are playing bad now, wait until Ben retires.

elephantman
09-24-2012, 10:01 AM
Who cares we lost! Sorry!

^Fair enough...But next time when we WIN we are NOT allowed to talk about the area's of concern for the steelers as a 'win is a win' ' Right??

lets not forget Troy and Clarke have not played together yet..

LatrobePA
09-24-2012, 10:06 AM
Ben is set to have a career season, I just hope this soft *** defense can get it together! Washed up Carson Palmer freaking carved us up! Ewwswwwww

FlatsSteeler
09-24-2012, 10:18 AM
Stats are for Fantasy Players.....I only care about one STAT.......Winning Game........TB12 never had great stats but the team won games......with this current coaching staff and defense BR7 will need to put up 45 points per game to win......

Real Deal Steel
09-24-2012, 10:37 AM
Just so angry about the run game and defense of this team that I could spit nails!!
:evilshake: :evilshake:

LatrobePA
09-24-2012, 10:52 AM
This team knew our RB situation and failed to bring any talent in so now were stick with stiffs until Mendy gets back.

I was screaming for Ced Benson!

Real Deal Steel
09-24-2012, 10:57 AM
It's more so the O-line. Their horrible at run blocking! And who's responsibility is that? Tomlin!!! The O-line players don't have the tough mindset it takes to run the ball. They just want to perform pass blocking. They are soft.

connecticutsteel
09-24-2012, 11:41 AM
ben said he used BA'S play book in the no huddle

chisteeler
09-24-2012, 12:02 PM
ben said he used BA'S play book in the no huddle

Maybe that's why Tomlin was looking at Batch's wristband?

Big T
09-24-2012, 12:32 PM
ben said he used BA'S play book in the no huddle

He said he used some plays throughout the game that weren't in the playbook. He used some of the plays they ran in past years with BA but he never said "he used BA's playbook in the no huddle."

steelchamp204
09-24-2012, 12:37 PM
He said he used some plays throughout the game that weren't in the playbook. He used some of the plays they ran in past years with BA but he never said "he used BA's playbook in the no huddle."

Ben Roethlisberger told those reporters gathered around him that he dug into the old playbook – had to be Arians’ playbook – during the game to call some plays. He said they worked. Maybe quarterbacks have done that in the past; I don’t remember ever hearing them say so.

Must have been from Miami(OH)
Just a guees :)

Big T
09-24-2012, 12:43 PM
Ben Roethlisberger told those reporters gathered around him that he dug into the old playbook – had to be Arians’ playbook – during the game to call some plays. He said they worked. Maybe quarterbacks have done that in the past; I don’t remember ever hearing them say so.

Must have been from Miami(OH)
Just a guees :)

I'm not disputing that they were from BA's playbook lol. I'm just saying the way connecticutsteel worded it sounded like when the steelers were in the no huddle, Ben solely used BA's plays.

Guess I'm just being a little ridiculous lol...

steelchamp204
09-24-2012, 12:45 PM
I'm not disputing that they were from BA's playbook lol. I'm just saying the way connecticutsteel worded it sounded like when the steelers were in the no huddle, Ben solely used BA's plays.

Guess I'm just being a little ridiculous lol...

It;s ok Big T, Im still trying to get over the game lol.

ChucktownSteeler
09-24-2012, 01:48 PM
Most losing QBs with zero running game will have big numbers. Nothing to be happy about.

CowherPower
09-24-2012, 02:20 PM
As much as I enjoy seeing Ben racking up the big numbers in a game, that's not how the Steelers usually win. When he's throwing all over creation it's not a good sign. Maybe times are changing and if this is the wave of the future then the defense better be prepared to equal the performance of the offense.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-25-2012, 01:00 AM
We have a piece going up on Wednesday morning that talks about the pace that Ben is on for this year. Yeah it's too early to crown anyone but early indications are that Haley's offense, at least passing wise, has the potential to be amazing.

steelchamp204
09-25-2012, 02:17 AM
I wish we would just have Ben "manage" the game like he used to instead of throwing his arm off. Cant do that with no run game though. O well, just have to get used to this new type of offense.

DBR96A
09-25-2012, 04:10 AM
I don't have a problem with Ben Roethlisberger throwing the ball all over the place if it means that he finally gets the credit he deserves after nine years. (Even some of our own refuse to give him credit for his accomplishments, which is ludicrous.)