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jimnyc
09-08-2016, 07:19 PM
From a Hall of Fame QB - talking about the next Steelers Hall of Fame QB :) :)

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Ben Roethlisberger will almost certainly be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but he's rarely mentioned in the same breath as, say, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees. But for former Steelers great Terry Bradshaw, who won four Super Bowls with Pittsburgh and was enshrined in Canton in 1989, he would take Big Ben over every other NFL quarterback.

"I would rate Ben right on top if the list, ahead of Brady for sure and anybody else, (Philip) Rivers, Eli (Manning). He is big, strong, and poised," Bradshaw said, via Steelers.com.

Your immediate reaction might be, "Of course Bradshaw is going to go with Roethlisberger-- they're both Steelers, duh." But the men had a rocky relationship early in Big Ben's career, even if they seem to have patched things up in recent years.

Hints of homerism aside, Bradshaw's not wrong. In 12 games last season, Roethlisberger ranked 4th in Football Outsiders' value-per-play QB metric, and he was 2nd in ESPN's QBR. He also completed a career-best 68 percent of his passes for 3,938 yards, and he was sacked a career-low 20 times.

"I would start with the most important thing a quarterback has to be, poised," Bradshaw explained. "If you panic in that pocket you are no good. I don't care what else is there, you have to be poised.

He's also evolved over the course of his 13-year career; TheMMQB.com's Andy Benoit encapsulated the transformation perfectly last month:

Never would anyone who studied Roethlisberger in the 2000s guess that he'd one day be talking about the game through this prism of intellect and discipline. He's the only player of his era to be independently dominant as both a raw sandlot-style playmaker and as a controlling field general.

More from Bradshaw: "Ben has amazing talent, strong arm, strong guy, big in big games, clutch throws, makes some things happen. I have always admired him. I have the greatest respect for the job he has done and how he handles himself as a professional.

"The offense they are running is just amazing. The job he does and how he stands in there is impressive. It's been years of solid, exceptional quarterback play. He could have been the MVP in the league last year if he would have stayed healthy. I am not saying this because I am a Steeler and trying to suck up to anybody. I am just telling you he is special, different.

"I'll take Roethlisberger over any of those guys."

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/terry-bradshaw-id-take-big-ben-over-tom-brady-any-other-qb/?

Perianne
09-08-2016, 07:22 PM
Tom Brady is very cute, so that always matters. Brady gets the nod because I say so.

hjmick
09-08-2016, 07:26 PM
Damn shame about Bradshaw's deteriorating mental acumen...

jimnyc
09-08-2016, 07:27 PM
Tom Brady is very cute, so that always matters. Brady gets the nod because I say so.

I hope someone steps on his face this year. It just won't be in the first 4 games as that's when he gets to watch from his home TV set. :)

jimnyc
09-08-2016, 07:28 PM
Damn shame about Bradshaw's deteriorating mental acumen...

That hurts badly, because you took out both my QB's in one swipe!! Fucker!! :lol:

Perianne
09-08-2016, 07:35 PM
I hope someone steps on his face this year. It just won't be in the first 4 games as that's when he gets to watch from his home TV set. :)

Actually, I am pulling for the Patriots to win this year.

Roger Goodell needs to have someone step on HIS face for the way he mistreated Tom Brady.

I also tend to like the Steelers. They are a quality organization. But Tom Brady is much cuter and looks always matter.

jimnyc
09-08-2016, 07:42 PM
Actually, I am pulling for the Patriots to win this year.

Roger Goodell needs to have someone step on HIS face for the way he mistreated Tom Brady.

I also tend to like the Steelers. They are a quality organization. But Tom Brady is much cuter and looks always matter.

I hate Goodell too, I think everyone does on all sides about now. You know he makes like $40 million per year? Or he did?

Did you see Brady with his latest haircut? They say it's the "Megyn Kelly haircut" Or Elizabeth Warren!! :laugh2:

https://i.imgur.com/zltPt3i.jpg

hjmick
09-08-2016, 10:19 PM
Speaking of Bradshaw, have you been watching Better Late Than Never?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwnZxpbMCwo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5xwu7GbeEw



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_jlgVSx4w

Abbey
09-09-2016, 01:19 AM
Speaking of Bradshaw, have you been watching Better Late Than Never?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwnZxpbMCwo



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5xwu7GbeEw



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n_jlgVSx4w


I have- it's a hoot. :laugh: