I still don't understand the people that bitch about Ben holding on to the ball too long. If he didn't hold on to the ball as long as he does, we'd still be looking for the "one for the thumb."
There's a place in between throwing it away and holding on to it until you get sacked. There are many plays where he holds it for 8 or more seconds when he should just throw it away. The result of those is usually a sack or an interception on a poorly thrown/forced ball.