The Pittsburgher Thread: Off-Season Talk
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12-26-2012, 08:05 PM
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No one said he couldn't read a defense. What was said is that he cannot do it as well as the truly elite quarterbacks in the league. How many of his passes are from a 3-step drop (not counting bubble screens)? I'm sure there is a stat out there for average time taken from snap until throw and there is no way Ben is even in the top 10 in that category. Might even be bottom 10.
We don't have a great slot guy for him to throw it to. Ben is certainly capable of a 3 step drop. He isn't elite in that regard certainly; but he's more than capable. But Heath is really the only great slot guy we have. And Heath has to block an awful lot.
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