View Full Version : Ben Roethlisberger, courtesy of Cold, Hard Football Facts

08-27-2007, 04:38 PM
The Monday Hangover: Big Ben's time has come (http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Article.php?Page=1562)

Here are a few items from the article that I liked:

few fans truly appreciate the historic productivity that has marked his short career. Like many of the game’s great winners – the Bart Starrs and Tom Bradys of the football world – Roethlisberger is often seen as something of a pigskin perfunctory: a "system" quarterback who simply “manages” the game for his talent-laden teams.

The chorus of Cold, Hard Football Facts sing quite a different tune: Roethlisberger, at this very early point in his career, is poised to join the short list of most ruthlessly efficient quarterbacks in NFL history.

For those of you keeping score at home, that’s one Super Bowl title and a 34-12 (.739) record, including playoffs, for a player who won’t turn 26 until March. Among active quarterbacks who have played more than one full season, only three-time champion Brady has won at a more prolific clip (82-26; .759).

Roethlisberger’s 87.9 passer rating stands as the ninth-best in NFL history – one spot behind Brady (88.4) and one spot ahead of Drew Brees (87.5), two quarterbacks you routinely hear mentioned among the game’s elite.

More importantly, though, is Roethlisberger’s amazing 8.25 yards per pass attempt. Topping 8.0 YPA is virtually unheard of at the pro level.

In fact, his amazing 8.25 YPA stands as third-best in NFL history, behind just two of the greatest quarterbacks ever: Otto Graham and Sid Luckman. These are no ordinary Ottos and Sids who Roethlisberger finds himself among. In 18 years of NFL play, Graham and Luckman appeared in 11 championship games, winning seven of those title tilts.

Yeah, he's overrated. :haha:

08-27-2007, 04:47 PM
Just a little bit overrated! ;) :lol:

08-27-2007, 06:51 PM
:hail:The second coming.
( the first being:hail:TB)

08-27-2007, 07:26 PM
Hey Ben! Do something with these stats! :lol:

08-27-2007, 07:27 PM
Just a bit over rated I'd say!

Mike Tomlin
08-27-2007, 07:31 PM
LOL! Stats mean nothing on the field.

08-27-2007, 08:07 PM
The "Ring" is the only stat that I care about!

08-27-2007, 08:11 PM
:blah: :blah: Shhhhhh!!! :blah: :blah: If it gets out that he really is that good maybe the other teams will start game planning for him!!:wtf: :tt02: :duh:

Mike Tomlin
08-27-2007, 08:15 PM
The "Ring" is the only stat that I care about!