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  1. PatsChamp88

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    That hurts them more than some people think.

    Redman can handle the load against crappy D-lines..But look at what he did against the Pats and Baltimore.. 13 runs for 27 yards..

    It will be interesting to see how Pitt uses it's running game against Denver.
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    Most certainly, Redman is a big drop off from Mendenhall. Furthermore, Rothlesburger's is far from 100% so I could have envisioned the Steelers giving it to Mendenhall 20+ times. Don't see that with Redman.
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    Interesting how the Steelers, this board's choice for the most complete team in the NFL, are now without their primary rusher, and their QB is hobbling. Does that mean there are now officially NO remotely complete teams in competition?

    But honestly, I've never thought Mendenhall was anything special. Seems like a solid, workmanlike RB who does the job but doesn't particularly scare the defense -- like a BJGE without the fumbleproof fingers.
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    Ben R.'s ankle has to come around by next week. It's been a month already
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    Pitt is liming into the playoffs bad..may be a good thing if houston beats cincy
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    If Denver has any brains at all they go back to the option against the Steelers. It's their best chance to beat the Steelers.
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    Denver clearly has no brains at all. They went with a guy who cannot throw a football as their starting quarterback.
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    I think that Tebow proved that he can throw a football against the Pats.. Saying otherwise just shows your unwillingness to admit it. The issue with Tebow is that he has issues if you take away his ability to run.. That just confuses him..
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    that's their only chance..that and running for over 200 yards
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    One the one hand, he is nothing special. On the other, he is a player that has hit some big runs in his career, which Redman is likely unable to duplicate.
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    Um no I will very willingly admit Tebow is not an NFL QB. He completed less than half his attempts this season. 46% comp. rate. Know how many QB's over the last 10 years have had a worse completion rate? I'll give you a clue, it rhymes with Beer-Oh. Gotta agree with Stephen A. Smith on this one. Tebow can't throw a ball to save his life. Worse odds than Red/Black on a roulette wheel.
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    By the way, I was in the minority actually rooting for Pitt. They always beat Baltimore in the playoffs. I figured they can do the dirty work for the Pats.

    Also, this would only work if the Bungles beat the Texans, I understand.
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    While I agree he did loose two fumbles yesterday
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    The team that scares me the most in the AFC is the Steelers. Very good team with a lot of experience in big games. Plus they already beat us this year.
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    Yeah he's not exactly the brightest bulb
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    I think a lot of what Denver has done over the past few weeks has been about preserving McGahee for the playoffs. Very nearly cost them the playoffs, but they really need him to be fresh, and it was #4 seed or bust pretty much no matter what they did
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    It's hard for it to heal when he keeps getting it shot up with pain killers and practicing/playing on it. Even dressing as the 3rd QB didn't help any. He should have been having it treated and kept the weight off of it.
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    Finally, someone with some common sense...

    How long are some people going to keep proclaiming that "Big Ben is so hobbled, etc, etc?" He's no more banged up than the average QB at the end of the season.

    His (grade 1--lowest out of 3 grades) ankle sprain was on Dec.8th, which is almost a full month ago. He didn't even miss the rest of the game vs Cleveland on December 8th, so he couldn't have even been that bad the night the injury happened.

    I'm sure he was sore for a couple of weeks, but let's not give this drama queen anymore attention that he's already gotten.

    He had a 11 day layoff between the Thursday night game on the 8th (CLE) and the Monday night game on the 19th (SF). Not only that, but he rested on the 24th against the Rams, so in essence he only played one game from December 8th all the way to January 1st.
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    OMG...somehow it went right past me...this is Big Ben we're talking about, the guy who agonizes over every minor injury to show what a warrior he is for playing through it. (While Brady smiles placidly, then after the season we hear he had surgery to replace the elbow and spleen he lost in game 3.) Mea culpa, you're right, Ben should be fine.
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    I believe it was a high ankle sprain?
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    no you're right, tebow is a really good passer.
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    Well if your idea of proving you can throw the ball in this league is 11/22 for 193 yards and no TD's... He ran for almost a hundred and two TD's though...
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    You missed the point. Denver went with the QB that gave them the best chance of making the playoffs. They made the playoffs.
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    The Patriots won Super Bowl 36 with a much tougher QB playing with a high ankle sprain.
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    They did make the playoffs, that's undeniable. On the other hand, in Tebow's 11 games as a starter, the Broncos scored a total of 208 points; their opponents scored 250. With Orton as QB, the Broncos averaged 21 pts/game; with Tebow, 19 pts/game. So it's fair to question how much he actually improved their team.
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    Yes, you're right, it was technically a high ankle sprain (grade 1 of a possible 3); but every week he's been progressing and healing more and more (obviously).

    I would be a lot more worried if I were a PIT fan if he had actually missed any real and meaningful games. The fact that he was able to play just fine against CLE the other day, and the injury has been almost a month ago tells me that some people are over-blowing the injury.

    Becuase it's "Big Ben" everyone assumes that he's such a warrior somehow, but the reality is that he isn't as hobbled as many think, and that many QB's around the NFL are dinged up.
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