Monday, November 13, 2006

A scout's harsh words about Roethlisberger

In the new edition of Pro Football Weekly, an anonymous scout had this to say about Steelers' QB Ben Roethlisberger: "I don’t think Roethlisberger is what people think he is. They won [in 2005] because he was on a very good team — strong defense, strong running game. That’s why he prospered.... I think when it’s all said and done, Roethlisberger is going to be a game manager ... not a guy who can win it for you — and he’s starting to show that." To read the full column click here.

Personally, I believe this scout is overreacting - not taking into account all the injuries that have clearly impacted Big Ben's play (especially versus Jacksonville and Oakland) this season.


Anonymous lon-ton said...

i agree. i think he's overreacting. that's how sports writers make their living. almost every nfl analyst bases everything he says based on what he's seen in the last 7 days.

i'm guessing that he might agree that tom brady is a great quarterback, and not just a game manager. but he probably forgets that tom brady won many of his big games with vinatieri's foot, some questionable officiating, solid special teams play, and good defense. you can still be a good quarterback on a good team.

just because other parts of your team might keep you in a game or win some for you doesn't mean that you're not a good quarterback.

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