posted by M. | 5:05 PM
Oh, that's great. Really. This really did make me laugh, Matt. Few people can make me laugh like you.But, uh, I was looking for something a bit more subtle. You know what I meant.
I was looking for something more subtle, but this one jumped out at me.
well there was the gal in the #7 Steeler jersey I sent you once. :O)
I have defended Ben consistently, despite the fact that I do believe him to be an idiot.But the main reason I defend him is this: to me, he is nothing more than a football player. He's like a horse in the Kentucky Derby. I don't care how he spends his off-time personally. I just care that he wins.Check out his first six seasons:2004 - 15-1-0 (1-1 Playoffs) ROY2005 - 11-5-0 (4-0 Playoffs) SB Win2006 - 8-8-0 (Missed Playoffs)2007 - 10-6-0 (0-1 Playoffs)2008 - 12-4-0 (3-0 Playoffs) SB Win2009 - 9-7-0 (Missed Playoffs)Reg. Season Win % (0.678)Post-Season Win % (0.800)Superbowls - 2-0 (100%)Terry Bradshaw's first six years:1970 - 5-9-0 (Missed Playoffs)1971 - 6-8-0 (Missed Playoffs)1972 - 11-3-0 (1-1 Playoffs)1973 - 10-4-0 (0-1 Playoffs)1974 - 10-3-1 (3-0 Playoffs)SB Win1975 - 12-2-0 (3-0 Playoffs) SB WinReg. Season Win % (0.643)Post-Season Win % (0.778)Superbowls - 2-0 (100%)
Looks like the Steelers caught a break. We have 5 primetime games this year - none of them prior to October 31st. Meaning if we keep Ben, he'll be starting in all of them.They also gave us a week 5 bye, which will be necessary if we get off to a slow start.I'm happy about trading a 7th rounder for Byron Leftwich. He's proven he can win if we need him to.
Groom--I too am pleased to see Byron Leftwich back in town. His arrival shows that the Steelers don't have much faith in Charlie Batch.
I to am happy that Leftwich is back in town. While I dont ever see him as a true starter he can get the job done. However, I would rather see Dixon get a chance to show up.As far as Batch, he has been a great backup that can preserve a win. Sort of a closer if you will. Its obvious his focus is bigger then playing and I wouldn't be surprised to see him working in the Steelers front offices within a couple of years.
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