I was on the way out for coffee and Peter Schmuck, a local sports radio host, was talking about Ben. Not word for word, but this is basically what he had to say:
First, he hates Ben due to his ahem, alleged transgressions and such. He thinks he is a knuckle dragging moron. However -
He named him as one of the best three QB's in the league. He went on to say the he was best at coming through when everything was on the line. And that stats don't tell the entire story - Ben makes plays when it counts, and does whatever it takes. The then stated he would rather have him on his team over any other quarterback.
I don't mind he does not like Ben for his past behavior, or if he thinks he is moron. What I liked was that he gave Ben credit that he rarely gets. He also stated that Ben will be in the HOF one day.
To put things in context, Schmuck is not, well, a Schmuck. He is usually pretty objective and critical of all teams, from all sports, from every city. And being a Baltimore sports guy, it has got to kill him state his opinion.