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Prisco rants

Posted on: February 11, 2009 4:44 pm
 


  
 I really respect Ben Roethlisberger as a quarterback. I think he's tough. I like the way he moves around the pocket, not looking to run but rather doing it with his head up to make a throw. More quarterbacks need to do that.

He's a star now.

Having praised Roethlsiberger, it's time to rip him.

Please stop with all the drama, Ben.

The book on Roethlisberger is that he's a drama queen, and his recent revelation to Sports Illustrated writer Peter King that he played the Super Bowl with two broken ribs only intensifies his look-at-me style.

Why bother? What's the point? The game is over. All it does it put the spotlight back on Roethlisberger, with people saying how tough he must be. Somehow, I think Roethlisberger likes that.

The Steelers haven't confirmed the story and there are some Steelers players who think he's telling a tall tale.

If he did play with broken ribs, he's tough but why let it out? All it does is put the focus on him, and takes away from the team winning a Super Bowl.


Super Bowl star, drama queen.

They don't need to go together.


Quick hits

---Nice job by the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency last year. The two big signings were receiver Jerry Porter and cornerback Drayton Florence. They cut both of them Wednesday. Neither played very well, but it didn't help that the coaching staff thought both were problems inside the locker room. Those two landed $16.5 million in guaranteed money last year, which brings new meaning to taking the money and running. Porter had 11 catches -- $1 million a catch -- and Florence was nothing more than a nickel corner, and not very good at that.

---What do the Jets do at quarterback now that Brett Favre is gone? Decide if Kellen Clemens is the long-term answer or draft one. If they draft one, they need a veteran. How about Byron Leftwich? He would love the chance to start again.


---I keep hearing the Larry Johnson wants out of Kansas City. Who wants him? Is he worth anything? He's a crybaby who isn't nearly as good as he thinks. Johnson needs to shut up and play with the Chiefs. The same goes for Tony Gonzalez. You're at the tail end of your career, Tony. Live with it. You're not worth trading for either.

---In all the early draft talks I've had with scouts, the one name that consistently comes up getting a lot of praise is Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry. He might be the surest thing of all the players in the draft.

 

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Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 1:46 pm
 

Peter King Is The Drama Queen

Peter King is the Drama Queen, and wouldn't be surprised if he's Drag Queen too.  Look at how he acted during the whole Brett Favre saga.  Favre has sucker bites on his balls from King.  Unfortunately Ben is King's next Brett Favre.  Look out Ben!  Why are you walking so funny...  

Ben has Drama Queen tendencies.  I don't think its all his fault.  I think things get blown out of proportion by sportswriters local and national due to miscommunication and probably subterfuge on the part of the coaching staff.  I like Ben and I'm a Steelers fan, but there are some red flags in my mind going up with him.  Ben, don't be a Drama Queen, you're too good of a player for that.  Leave that shit to Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.




Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2009 6:38 am
 

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"Dead on. Not only is he an average QB, at best but he is certainly a drama queen. The guy wouldn't start for most NFL teams. He may be average in the Steelers system but the guy is an overrated whining, "look at me" baby looking for attention. What a disaster." -BernieRotten (clown)

Wow, are you truly a moron.  Ben "average" and "wouldn't start for most NFL teams."  Let's see, Ben has more wins in his first 5 years THAN ANY OTHER QB IN NFL HISTORY, he has authored the MOST 4TH QUARTER GAME WINNING DRIVES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS IN THE NFL (that includes, well, ALL QB's!), and he HAS 2 SUPER BOWL RINGS to his credit in his first 5 years in the league.  He is tough, a great leader, and flat out wins games.  He is also, in my opinion, one of only 2 QB's (the other being Brady) that truly has ice water flowing through his veins during pressure situations, and he does this with a declining running game and a terrible offensive line. 

If I had to select any current QB in the league to start a team around I'd take Ben 2nd (to Brady), and maybe even first depending on the make up of the team.  Peyton is a great QB, but not near as clutch as Ben (or Brady).  Ben has done far more with less (offensive weapons) than any QB in the last 5 years.  In a time a fantasy football people get too caught up in personal stats and tend to forget the most important thing in the game, and that's winning.  You want a pretty QB (style wise) go ahead and tout Romo, Brees, Rivers, Palmer, and P. Manning, but how have they done when the big games are on the line?  During the playoffs?  Romo still has yet to win even 1 playoff game with serious weapons on offense and a good defense.  Brees, although I do thihk he is a very good QB, still has little to show for himself and his team in big or tight games (I don't put this all on him, I know he took them to a NFC title game, but where is the team consistency?  As a fan I want the "W," and I just haven't seen Drew "will" his team to win year in and year out).  Rivers put together a great year this year numbers wise and has the tools (I also think he got jobbed not making the Pro Bowl) but still has yet to lead his team, which is very talented, to the big game.  He has consistently been beaten by the Steelers and Pats (and who are their QB's?).  Palmer I liken to Romo.  Great numbers, good QB, flat out folds like a lawn chair in big games and pressure situations.  The 2 things I will concede to Carson are that he got hurt early in the 2005 Wild Card loss to the Steelers, and well, he plays for the Bungles.  Finally, although I totally respect Peyton as a great QB I don't think he has that "it" factor that I see in Roethlisberger and Brady.  I don't want to knock Peyton that much because he does have a ring and doen't miss a game, but with all the talent he has had around him in Indy he should have more playoff wins to show for it.  I do think he is in the class of Brady and Ben but I've seen him rattled by good defenses come crunch time (Steelers, Chargers). 

My point is Ben is a stud.  May not be as pretty as these other guys but the guy wins.  Period.  He consistently wills his team to win.  The one thing that I haven't touched on are the defenses on these teams.  I recognize that the Steelers defense is a big help to Ben in getting wins, but as in Super Bowl 43, Ben finds ways to win even when his defense doesn't play up to their standard.  Anyone who thinks otherwise has an anti-Ben (or anti-Steeler) agenda.




Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2009 6:36 am
 

Prisco rants

"Dead on. Not only is he an average QB, at best but he is certainly a drama queen. The guy wouldn't start for most NFL teams. He may be average in the Steelers system but the guy is an overrated whining, "look at me" baby looking for attention. What a disaster." -BernieRotten (clown)

Wow, are you truly a moron.  Ben "average" and "wouldn't start for most NFL teams."  Let's see, Ben has more wins in his first 5 years THAN ANY OTHER QB IN NFL HISTORY, he has authored the MOST 4TH QUARTER GAME WINNING DRIVES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS IN THE NFL (that includes, well, ALL QB's!), and he HAS 2 SUPER BOWL RINGS to his credit in his first 5 years in the league.  He is tough, a great leader, and flat out wins games.  He is also, in my opinion, one of only 2 QB's (the other being Brady) that truly has ice water flowing through his veins during pressure situations, and he does this with a declining running game and a terrible offensive line. 

If I had to select any current QB in the league to start a team around I'd take Ben 2nd (to Brady), and maybe even first depending on the make up of the team.  Peyton is a great QB, but not near as clutch as Ben (or Brady).  Ben has done far more with less (offensive weapons) than any QB in the last 5 years.  In a time a fantasy football people get too caught up in personal stats and tend to forget the most important thing in the game, and that's winning.  You want a pretty QB (style wise) go ahead and tout Romo, Brees, Rivers, Palmer, and P. Manning, but how have they done when the big games are on the line?  During the playoffs?  Romo still has yet to win even 1 playoff game with serious weapons on offense and a good defense.  Brees, although I do thihk he is a very good QB, still has little to show for himself and his team in big or tight games (I don't put this all on him, I know he took them to a NFC title game, but where is the team consistency?  As a fan I want the "W," and I just haven't seen Drew "will" his team to win year in and year out).  Rivers put together a great year this year numbers wise and has the tools (I also think he got jobbed not making the Pro Bowl) but still has yet to lead his team, which is very talented, to the big game.  He has consistently been beaten by the Steelers and Pats (and who are their QB's?).  Palmer I liken to Romo.  Great numbers, good QB, flat out folds like a lawn chair in big games and pressure situations.  The 2 things I will concede to Carson are that he got hurt early in the 2005 Wild Card loss to the Steelers, and well, he plays for the Bungles.  Finally, although I totally respect Peyton as a great QB I don't think he has that "it" factor that I see in Roethlisberger and Brady.  I don't want to knock Peyton that much because he does have a ring and doen't miss a game, but with all the talent he has had around him in Indy he should have more playoff wins to show for it.  I do think he is in the class of Brady and Ben but I've seen him rattled by good defenses come crunch time (Steelers, Chargers). 

My point is Ben is a stud.  May not be as pretty as these other guys but the guy wins.  Period.  He consistently wills his team to win.  The one thing that I haven't touched on are the defenses on these teams.  I recognize that the Steelers defense is a big help to Ben in getting wins, but as in Super Bowl 43, Ben finds ways to win even when his defense doesn't play up to their standard.  Anyone who thinks otherwise has an anti-Ben (or anti-Steeler) agenda.




Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2009 11:57 pm
 

Prisco rants

>> I am not a disgruntled Seattle fan, but a FAN of GOOD FOOTBALL

You are the former, not the latter (certainly too biased). Seattle mistakes and the Steeler D kept them out of the endzone, not the officials.

 

>> ... while I did catch a lot of it, I am going by the reaction of the media

Define "a lot of it" ... 10 minutes? Anyhow ... Seattle media, Seahawk, Charger, Raven, and Cardinal fan forums (most were gracious in defeat) are not good places to get objective reactions ... and Collinsworth was still bitter that the Jets weren't in it.

 

... from your other libelous thread ...

>> People don't give the Steelers credit for beating Seattle, because they DIDN'T beat Seattle.  The officials did.  You didn't see anything blatant due to the fact you are a Pittsburgh fan!  I am a FOOTBALL fan, so I see things the way they happened. 

Can you make me some jam? I see you have plenty of sour grapes still.

 

>> The Seahawks were the first team in Super Bowl history to win the time of possession battle, turnovers and yardage and LOSE!!!!!  Tells ya something........

Sure does ... Seahawks weren't ready to play nor were the Steelers. However, the Steelers snapped out of their funk in time and the rest is history. You lost to a better team and maybe some intense counseling is the only way you'll get over it and move on with your life.

FYI: Steelers lost XXX in a game very much like XL in which they were statistically dominating

 




Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2009 9:11 pm
 

Prisco rants again

Shut up about Ben.  I didn't hear him say anything after the busa or the appendix...

Leftwich to anyone would be a solid pick up.  He was quality in Jacksonville and the way he behaved all year in Pittsburgh was truly classy.  He stepped against the skins admirably, and all year he emulated the opposing passer during practice.  Before the SB he played warner and let the defense work on breaking up short passes...something I'm sure James Harrison picked up. 




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2009 5:41 pm
 

Prisco rants

If you put Ben ahead of Peyton you are absolutely out of your mind. That is all.




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: February 12, 2009 5:39 pm
 

Prisco rants

I somewhat agree. He would certainly fail with the sort of offense ARI, NEP, or IND run. He is not just average for PIT though, he works out very well for their team.




Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2009 5:27 pm
 

Prisco rants

The same goes for . You're at the tail end of your career, Tony. Live with it. You're not worth trading for either."

 

What??? Alright you are wrong there. He is only 32 and there is no argument he is a top 3 TE. One of your worst claims ever. Wow just wow..... I wish the patriots would trade for him.... but not at an outragous price.




Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2009 5:23 pm
 

Prisco rants

Yeah, it tells me that the Seahawks didn't score and the Steelers didn't let them.  It doesn't matter how much yardage , time, or turnovers you get if you can't put points on the scoreboard.  Whether it was Seattle not winning or Pittsburgh not losing, the result was the same.  The Steelers won, the Seahawks lost.  That is the lot of both teams, unfortunately for you, Timmerg.  I really do feel for you, having grown up a Miami Dolphins fan.  Marino is a loser who could throw like a mad dog can salivate, but he is still just a loser, and shouldn't be in the HoF.  I am now relegated to pulling for individuals, and Hines Ward is one of the greatest characters out there today, and I'm pretty sure he won't turn out to be a Favre at the end of his career.  Keep rolling with it, the NFL is still one of the greatest shows on Earth.




Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: February 12, 2009 4:24 pm
 

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A disaster who just won his second Super Bowl Ring at age 26.



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