- 10/05/2011, 02:55AM ET
Mrs.Marlins said 10/05, 02:55 AM
ok baby, ive been wanting to do this TD for a while. good luck <3
i know im a steelers fan, but im going with....
Marlins Fan said 10/05, 05:19 AM
I know you assumed I was going to pick Donovan McNabb.
And I really wasn't. I wanted to go with Tarvaris Jackson of the Seahawks. But then I remembered T-Jack's backup is Charlie Whitehurst. Whitehurst is no better than Jackson, so I'm taking it in a different direction.
As you expected, I'm going with Donovan McNabb. It's Ponder-time. (or at least it should be)
Since you didn't argue your pick yet I'll wait to argue mine.
Mrs.Marlins said 10/05, 08:45 PM
Ok i understand that Roethlisberger has won two superbowls but his game has been totally different.
He gets away with it because he's got a great defense, but even thats not cutting it right now.
For one, he holds onto the ball too fricken long, which almost always leads to a sack.
Two, he's got a great arm... landing right in the other teams arms.
Third option is to run the ball... and wow, lets just say their offense should stay away from that.
The QB is supposed to lead the team, synchronize them. His team never knows where hes going, he's unpredictable and fails when he tries something big.
Last year when Ben was out his back ups were great, winning 3-1. the lose being close. lets see first four games this year with ben. 2-2 hmmmm.
The steelers are known to be a great and a strong team, if they keep letting Ben play they are going to lose their great reputation. its like each game he gets more and more disappointing.
please please replace this dead weight!
Marlins Fan said 10/06, 12:50 AM
I'm not going to argue against Big Ben, because i I were a Steelers fan I would have a bone to pick with him too. He has not been good at all this season.
Anway, there's a reason I picked McNabb, and it's not because I think he's been playing so poorly.
I read some of the comments for this TD, and some of the commenters have said that McNabb isn't the problem in Minnesota. I'm not neccesarily disputing that. I don't really have a strong opinion on whether McNabb is responsible for the Vikings failures.
My basis for picking McNabb is this - only one team in the modern era has ever made the playoffs after starting 0-4, so for all intents and purposes, the Vikings season is over. They don't have a realistic shot at contending this year.
That said, there's no point in using McNabb anymore. The guy is almost 35 years old, and clearly is not in the Vikings future.
Christian Ponder, on the other hand, could be the future for Minnesota. Ponder was the 12th pick in the 2011 draft, and the Vikings could/should use the lost 2011 season as an audition of sorts.
The Vikings' smart move would be to let Ponder play and see if they have their QB for the future.
Mrs.Marlins said 10/07, 12:45 AM
In some of the comments below people said that Pittsburgh's problem is the offensive line and not Roethlisberger. Although the offensive line is bad so is Ben. You basically have one of two options, keep the QB that holds the ball too long and replace ALL of the offensive line, or keep the line and replace the QB with someone who can get rid of the ball faster, or at least is quick enough to run away from the defense.
In the past Ben was able to extend the play and make something good happen. That hasn't happened this season. This year when he holds the ball, it winds up as a sack or a turn over. He has 3 TD and 9 Turn overs.
His strength has become his weakness.
Last year when ben was suspended the steelers went with Dennis Dixon as QB, and he played well helping the steelers win 3 out of 4 games. Dixon could use his speed to take pressure off the offensive line and move up the field.
The offensive line is part of the problem but Roethlisberger's style of play makes it worse and thats why Tomlin should bench him and start Dixon.
Marlins Fan said 10/07, 07:24 PM
I can see why you want the Steelers to bench Roethlisberger, and being as the O-Line isn't going to get any better, yourpoint makes sense to me. I always liked Dixon anyway, and I'm curious to see how he'd fare in the NFL, so if Pittsburgh wanted to bench Big Ben, I'd be all for it. :)
Anyway, back to the Vikings.
I could sit here and throw out a bunch of stats about how the Vikings passing attack is ranked 31st so far this year, but honestly I don't want to do that. I just did a TD explainbing why the Vikings were the NFL's worst team, and I used a bunch of stats to show just how inept they really are. That's not what I'm arguing here.
The point I'm trying to make is this - the Vikings are 0-4. In the modern era, only 1 NFL team has ever made the playoffs after starting 0-4.
So it's safe to assume that the Vikings will miss the playoffs this year.
So... why waste time with an againg and declining QB like McNabb, when there's no hope for postseason success anyway?
The Vikings need to start preparing for 2012, and the best way they can do that is by giving their 1st round draft pick some on-the-job training.
Time to play Ponder.
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