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  1. zoostation

    zoostation In the Starting Line-Up

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    Haven't seen much of Ben this year, but I always felt he was overrated. Loved it when Vrabes layed him out after the Rodney Harrison pick-6 in the AFC championship game a few years ago. Besides....didn't one of their DB's guarantee a victory? Nice going. Piss one the best teams of all time off.
     
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    RoughingthePasser Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Our Defenive Front will cut through the Oline like warm butter. Rothlisbooger is getting a beatdown on Sunday.

    We're mad.
     
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    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

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    portis=porter

    rocky bleier was awesome though
     
  4. Gatekeeper

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    I love some of these replies!

    Ben is certainly not on Tom's level yet, but their accomplishments based on the points in their individual careers are somewhat comparable.

    Ben set all kinds of NFL records as a rookie (his 13-0 record as a rookie starter will NEVER be broken) and he won a Super Bowl in his second year. Tom was unheard of until his second year and won the SB that year. Tom's SB performance was much more impressive than Ben's, but remember, Ben was younger in his second year than Tom was in his second. Not to mention that Ben actually had the highest single post season rating for any QB ever in '05 until his poor SB performance.

    And as far as the bottom line - winning - Tom is the only active QB with a higher winning % than Ben.

    Tom missed the playoffs his third year, the year after winning the SB, just as Ben did. Then Tom went on to win two more in a row.

    Perhaps Ben will win this year and next, and elevate himself to Tom's level.

    Tom has accomplished a lot more as of now, but he also has 4 years of experience on Ben.

    We'll see how their careers continue to go.

    We'll learn a lot this Sunday.
     
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    Big Ben is a good quarterback. He reminds me of Lennie in Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men.

    Hey, if he was now QB of my son's high school football team, I would be ecstatic.
     
  6. kolbitr

    kolbitr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Count me in as a Pats fan who thinks BR is a terrific QB. As a fan who does not get to see him play regularly, it can be hard to know exactly what he is doing so well from week to week, since he is inconsistent about some things that the typical "good qb" does well; yet, he is tough and resourceful and gutsy, and is he, simply, a winner. He can certainly screw up from game to game, and he has done some immature things--but I'd like to have him on the Patriots, if we didn't have Brady. He doesn't have Tom's golden glow--but who cares? and moreover, that works so well for Pittsburgh, it's a match made in heaven.
     
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    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

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    How did Ben look the second time the Patriots played the Steelers?
     
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    The Boston Patriot PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Name me one team in the NFL that wouldn't take BR as their starting QB instead
    of what they have now with the exception of NE or Indy? I can't think of one.
    That alone says a lot doesn't it?
     
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    Green Bay...
     
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    bclaff Practice Squad Player

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    Let's hope he keeps his helmet on during the game. We all know he hates to wear his helmet.
     
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    ChoWZa Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Top QB's.
    Brady,
    Romo,
    Favre,
    Manning,
    Gerrard,
    Roethlisberger

    I'd give him a top 6 QB.
     
  12. kolbitr

    kolbitr Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Behind Garrard? Not much of a competition, in my mind...What are your reasons for that?

    The others, I would agree. Romo seems to have something special, and an electric arm, despite his immense immaturity (odd for his age...). Ben is a top-five QB in the league...
     
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    Whoah dude. Good job with the stats!

    But remember, Ben's impressive stats really don't mean that much because he's just been a "game manager" with a "good team around him." Or so says most of the national media. (Not that Brady, Montana, and Manning didn't have "good teams" around them right?)
     
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    Seacoast Fan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    #75 Jersey

    GB, Dallas, Cincy and probably even the Browns
     
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    DonBlackmon55 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    35 sacks of Rodentburger. Thst doesnt seem like a great OL, especially when playing the easiest schedule in NFL this yr

    Warren-Wilford-Seymour +AD and Vrabel are not the Cardinals, Jets or Broncos DL.........oh wait, these loser teams croaked you already. lol
     
  16. Gatekeeper

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    That is exactly the point. It is a bad OL. And he's probably broken at least 15-20 would be sacks this season on top of the times that he's actually been sacked.
     
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    The Jets...let me repeat that just in case you clowns missed it...the Jets

    this Christmas have your family do their gift shopping for you at Clues-R-Us
     
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    Wretch On the Game Day Roster

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    Cinci

    10 characters
     
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    mesoslo Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    The patriots will disguise the blitz and cover well, ben roth will be planted like a tree.

    35 sacks given up already, and the steelers are not playing the NY JETS defense.
     
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    Ben owes Palmer head to head. Palmer is a mechanical QB who needs his throwning motion to be the same every time for him to be accurate. This is why he crumbles when pressured. Ben can throw on the run and improvise. That alone makes him superior.
     
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