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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?



    I am torn between GOTA's thought and Trailhiker85's thought on the matter. If they want any shot at making the playoffs, Ben needs to go. It really needs to be all hands on deck for this game. They are already in a bad spot, because all five of their losses are in-conference. They'll lose any wildcard tiebreaker out there. On the other hand, the other wildcard contenders look so weak, that their game against the Bengals might be even more important. Then again, who knows what the Bengals will do going forward?
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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    I am torn between GOTA's thought and Trailhiker85's thought on the matter. If they want any shot at making the playoffs, Ben needs to go. It really needs to be all hands on deck for this game. They are already in a bad spot, because all five of their losses are in-conference. They'll lose any wildcard tiebreaker out there. On the other hand, the other wildcard contenders look so weak, that their game against the Bengals might be even more important. Then again, who knows what the Bengals will do going forward?
    Granted the Steelers' tiebreaker situation will be bad, but that's only an issue if they're tied with another Conference contender from a win-loss standpoint. Looking at the teams "in the hunt" (apart from the division leaders), Indy and Cincy are the only ones I'd say have a good shot at finishing over .500. As for the others ...SD is in a death spiral, Miami has a tough schedule (SF plus NE twice), and the NY Jesters ...well, even if you can manage to take them seriously, that's the one team the Steelers DO have a tiebreaker over by virtue of beating them earlier this year. Then there's the Titans, but they still have Houston and Green Bay on their schedule.

    Looking at all this, I'd say the Steelers' single biggest remaining game is against Cincy at the Ketchup Bowl. I could easily envision Pitt getting No. 6 seed with a 9-7 record provided they were to beat Cincy.
    Last edited by trailhiker85; 11-26-2012 at 02:04 PM.




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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Bet they wait to see what the Bengals do in the early game. Doubt he plays, but sure hope he does behind that awful and now even more injured oline.




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    IF the doctors medically clear him to play then Ben is fair game. I take more satisfaction in beating the steelers with Ben under center.




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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Quote Originally Posted by pslholder96 View Post
    IF the fair game. I take more satisfaction in beating the steelers with Ben under center.
    Me too. However I think the steelers woul be idiots to play him unless he is 100 percent. Their line is a mess, and really at this point they are playing for a wildcard, which is well in their reach. Get Ben healthy and they are a very dangerous wildcard team.




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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    I don't care if BR plays or not. I think the Ravens will take care of business on Sunday regardless. The Ravens play much better at home and the Steelers are banged up. If BR starts that game, he is going to get hit early and often to the point where I doubt that he will be able to finish the game.




  7. Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    I hope he does play. I don't care if it's Bradshaw in his prime is under center, Shittsburgh is not winning this game. In Baltimore? Please.

    Ravens hang over 30 on them at the Vault this Sunday and they score no more than 13 - doesn't matter who their QB is.




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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Not going to take them lightly if Ben plays. If he doesn't, they have no shot with Batch or Hoyer playing. If he does, I'll just say I'm glad that this isn't as critical a Ravens/Steelers game as they have all been over the past four years and a loss doesn't doom the Ravens...not that I think they'll lose.




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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Here is the problem. They are at six wins now. Even if Ben is healthy for them to beat Cincinnati, that puts them at seven. However, if I am not mistaken, that's their second to last game of the season. Even if they pull off their finale, that's only eight. Where's the win in between now and then going to come from with their offense?
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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Quote Originally Posted by trailhiker85 View Post
    No idea if Ben will play, but if I'm Tomlin I sit him for at least another week.

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    But that's just me. Maybe they'll play Ben after all Sunday. And then if we beat them again Steeler fans will be calling for Tomlin's head.
    Tomlin has never been good with managing players that have injuries. Not sure if its been his tough guy mentality that he preaches, poor advice from the medical staff or bad luck.

    But it seems that if a player is technically cleared to play, he lets the players make the decision, leaves people in too long, puts them back in too early, etc.

    So I expect Ben to try and play, albeit at reduced capability, or whatever.




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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    If anybody could pull it off, it's Ben Roethlisberger. Bastard.
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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Quote Originally Posted by MD Boy View Post
    I hope he does play. I don't care if it's Bradshaw in his prime is under center, Shittsburgh is not winning this game. In Baltimore? Please.

    Ravens hang over 30 on them at the Vault this Sunday and they score no more than 13 - doesn't matter who their QB is.
    Easy there, people were predicting a blow out in their house too with Lefty under center....




  13. Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Quote Originally Posted by nickh0801 View Post
    Easy there, people were predicting a blow out in their house too with Lefty under center....
    Haha.. True true. I was actually one of those predicting a blowout in that game. Yes, very Homeresque.

    But, I think the Ravens Offense goes back to being, 'itself' - at least the, 'Home Offense' comes out to play this Sunday and the Defense steps up yet again.




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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Here is the problem. They are at six wins now. Even if Ben is healthy for them to beat Cincinnati, that puts them at seven. However, if I am not mistaken, that's their second to last game of the season. Even if they pull off their finale, that's only eight. Where's the win in between now and then going to come from with their offense?
    Pittsburgh gets San Diego, Cincy, and Cleveland all at Heinz Field. If Ben is back by the San Diego game (admittedly not a certainty) there's a fair chance they could win all three. Let's say for the sake of argument they lose to the Ravens and at Dallas, that still puts them at 9-7. And I think they can beat Dallas if Roethlisberger is back at something like 80-90%.

    I'm assuming, of course, that Ben will be more effective against those teams if he's allowed to sit and rest this week rather than playing against us. We're all engaging in a certain amount of speculation in terms of just how much that injury will affect him going forward.
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    Re: Rolthisbeger to play this week in Baltimore?

    I think this will be the usual epic knockout dragout slobberknocker it usually is.
    I expect Ben to play, in fact, I think every Steeler that can, will be out there for this one.
    I think they see this as a must win just to make the playoffs AND to still have a shot at the North title.
    It should be epic, I'm telling you!




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