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Old 03-03-2008, 01:21 PM   #16
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$36M in guarantees spread out over 8 years isn't that outrageous.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:25 PM   #17
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I think at this point BR is more than just a game manager. He put up some gaudy numbers last year.

32 TDs vs 11 INTs.
3,154 yards
104.1 QB rating.
65.3 completion %.
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:39 PM   #18
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$36M in guarantees spread out over 8 years isn't that outrageous.
He will earn more than that! Its 102 Million. So how is each year set up?
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Old 03-03-2008, 01:41 PM   #19
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I think at this point BR is more than just a game manager. He put up some gaudy numbers last year.

32 TDs vs 11 INTs.
3,154 yards
104.1 QB rating.
65.3 completion %.
Many of those passes and TDs came down big towards the end of the season after Willie went down and they had no running attack. Not to take anything away from him just think his best days are behind him.
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Many of those passes and TDs came down big towards the end of the season after Willie went down and they had no running attack. Not to take anything away from him just think his best days are behind him.
He's 26.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #21
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Roethlisberger's QB rating is certainly inflated by the fact that he threw a very high percentage of the team's total TD's, but he's 26, and is due to continue improving.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #22
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Many of those passes and TDs came down big towards the end of the season after Willie went down and they had no running attack. Not to take anything away from him just think his best days are behind him.
Umm, Parker got hurt in week 16.

Best days are behind him? Dude just turned 26. LOL
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Though I wouldn't say he's a top 5 QB, he's irreplaceable to the Steelers, because all the QBs better than him are already locked up (Manning, Brady, Brees, Romo, Bulger), or are on their Rookie deal and in no danger of hitting the market (Rivers...and maybe one day Cutler/Leinart/Quinn/Campbell).

This is the going rate of a franchise QB these days, and while Campbell probably won't command as much money as Roethlisberger in 2009, we are going to have to pay him like a franchise QB.
I'm not 100% sure I agree that Romo is necessarily better. I think his receivers are far superior, but I don't know that he's better. Outside of the season after the accident, when Big Ben was hurt, he's shown me more than Romo. I think Romo is a very, very good player and he is a more special player, he makes a lot more mistakes than I would want. As many of you know, I live with a Boys fan, so I saw a lot of his games, I think Romo is very good, but I believe that Big Ben is a better all around passer.
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Many of those passes and TDs came down big towards the end of the season after Willie went down and they had no running attack. Not to take anything away from him just think his best days are behind him.
So their RB goes down and teams now know he has to throw the ball and he racks up allot of big numbers. Are you sure your argument is that he is not very good because your point makes his stats look even better.
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I think he meant after Parker went down, Roethlisberger's stats went down as well.
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I think he meant after Parker went down, Roethlisberger's stats went down as well.
The game that Parker went down Roethlisberger was 16/20 for 261 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs. He didn't play in week 17.

In their playoff loss to Jax he was 29/42 for 337 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT.

I don't think we have enough of a sample to say whether losing Parker hurt him or not.
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I think he meant after Parker went down, Roethlisberger's stats went down as well.
Yea after I read his post I think your right.
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To me personally that motorcycle accident really messed up Big Ben. He did have a bounce back year last season and is only 26.

He's a very big guy and takes allot of hits and wear and tear throughout the NFL year. Then add the major injury he had on the bike and I don't see him worth all that money spread out over 8 years.

So the Steelers think he'll be starting for them at 34? Nope, they'll cut him before he turns 30! MMW's!!!!

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The game that Parker went down Roethlisberger was 16/20 for 261 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs. He didn't play in week 17.

In their playoff loss to Jax he was 29/42 for 337 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT.

I don't think we have enough of a sample to say whether losing Parker hurt him or not.
Guy right there in the biggest game of the year and Superbowl experience he throws 3 picks and goes down to Jacksonville AGAIN?!!

So what do the Steelers do? 8 years $102million, if you're the head coach you're shitting in your pants b/c I think that's a clear statement on who they think the problem is and it aint BIG BEN.
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Big, Strong and really hard to bring down.....Oh yeah, and he can throw the ball. It's a big contact, but I think he's worth it.
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