McDuff wrote:Yes but the injured foot is the basis of my entire theory on Ben!
With an injury he is forced to play smarter. Not taking away credit for his great playmaking ability on broken plays but I think he relies on that too much and if he would just concentrate his playmaking ability on making the PLANNED plays work that he could be a much better and consistently great QB.
Agree 100%. How often does Ben actually throw the ball to the receiver while the receiver is running the designed route? Nearly every play is backyard football, and when he does try to hit a receiver on time, he doesn't seem to be as accurate. I call it Roethlisbergering when a QB does that (*cough*tebow*cough).
I also get sick of hearing all about his Oline being awful. It isn't great, but its at least average. Half the QBs in this league would probably love to have Ben's line. It's just they have to block for 4+ seconds on every single play. Not possible - they are going to let guys through. And Ben could help them out by hitting a hot read once in a while instead of scrambling around any time there is a free blitzer of a missed assignment. That's what the great QBs do.
Anyway, the foot injury should help Ben develop better habits, or he'll get himself killed in the process. Either way, I'd be happy.