Scunge wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:59 am
I don't know, just throwing out some turnovers by other teams QBs doesn't absolve just how shitty Ben has been in his last 10 playoff games.
He is 3-7 in those last 10 playoff games, and often times Ben is chiefly responsible for putting this team and his defense behind the eight ball. Context is everything.
Okay, in the loss in the Super Bowl to Green Bay.
Down 7-0, Ben throws an interception, a Pick Six, it is returned 37 yards for a TD, Green Bay up 14-0, this is at the 3:20 mark of the first quarter.
Down 14-3 Ben throws another interception at midfield, Rodgers is able to start at the GB 47 yard line. Working with a short field, a field goal is a high possibility but GB scores a TD, Steelers are now down 21-3 at the 2:31 mark of the second quarter.
In the loss to Denver.
Down 14-6 to Denver, we are at our own Pittsburgh 14 yard line, Ben throws an interception and it is returned to the 18 yard of Pitt. The defense holds and Tebow and Denver have to settle for a FG, we are now down 17-6. This is at the 7:30 minute mark of the 2nd quarter.
What does Ben do next? As we get the ball back? First and 10 at the Steelers 20 yard line, Ben throws an interception at the Pitt 35 yard line but we luck out and a defensive offsides is called on Dumervil.
We end up stalling on this drive rather quickly and punt from the Steelers 32 and Denver drives and kicks another FG, we are now down 20-6 with a 1:05 left in the 2nd quarter.
So, okay, 1:05 and two timeouts, enough time to kick a field goal, right? Surely Ben can do that, right? Nope, with 39 seconds left and at the Denver 32 yard line, on 3rd and 4, Ben fumbles and it is recovered by Heath Miller at the Steelers 45 yard line. Obviously out of FG range now, Steelers punt, end of half down 20-6.
In the loss to Baltimore. We are playing from behind the whole game, but there we are at the middle of the 4th quarter, 8:10 mark on 3rd and 4 at our own 26 yard line, the score is 23-15, and Ben throws an interception to Suggs who returns it to the Pitt 21 yard line.
Joe Flacco and the offense are able to come out with a super short field and score a TD making it 30-15. Ben then throws another interception with 3:04 on the clock while at the Ravens 14 yard line. Meh.
The loss to NE. Ben only had 1 interception this game and it came with the game really over and not in question. But damn, it is the same old story, his interception was nearly the most sinful. The worst is when you obviously throw a Pick Six, the INT is returned for a TD. But nearly as bad, in second place, is when you throw an INT from your side of the field, when the opposing team's offense can come out and start deep in your own territory. The offense was at the Pitt 35 yard line, Ben throws a pick and it is returned and Brady is able to come out and start the drive at the Steelers 32 yard line.
In the loss to Jax.
We are down 7-0 to the Jags. It is at the 5:38 mark of the 1st quarter. We are at our own 10 yard line, it is 3rd and 11. Ben throws an Int to Myles Jack at the Steelers 18 yard line. Jags offense takes the field and score a TD, making it 14-0.
Down 21-7, Ben and the offense are at midfield. Yannick Ngakoue sacks Ben and forces a fumble and Telvin Smith returns it for a TD. We are now down 28-7.
I don't want to hear about Ben throwing for 469 yards in this game, it is these bullshit turnovers that lead to these cheap TDs by the opposing team, these easy short fields, pick sixes, fumble returns, etc, and us falling so far behind early in games as the driving force of us being 3-7 in our last 10 games. Ben is not playing up to par.
In this last loss against Cleveland. Yes, Pouncey snaps the ball overhead and it is recovered by the Browns for a TD. What does Ben do to get us back in the game? At the10:53 mark of the 1st quarter Ben throws an INT which is returned to the Steelers 46 yard line. Baker comes out and they are able to score a TD we are now down 14-0.
We are down 21-0 at the 3:33 mark of the first quarter. Yes, being down by 3 TDs is really awful, but there is still a lot of time left. What does Ben do as we are at the Steelers 26 yard line? Why he throws another INT that is returned to the Steelers 15 yard line. Baker and company are able to easily score a TD and the score is now 28-0 and effective over.
Again, you have people go but, but, but...
...but Ben threw for 501 yards and 4 TDs. For all the good that did. It is the early turnovers in games, the INTs that are setting up these ridiculous short fields that are spelling our doom in these playoff losses.
So those of you pointing out the Russell Wilsons and Tom Brady's etc, do they routinely put their respective teams in a hole early in games? Do they effectively spot the other team a 2-3 TD lead? Are they their own defense's worst enemy?