Guys,...I appreciate Ben as much as anybody. But the great thing about football is that its the ultimate team sport, no individual is greater than the common cause. Ben is clearly not Ben,..whether thats due to injury or some kind of shell shock from the beatings he's been taking it still adds up to him needing rest.
Remember that feeling going into ANY game knowing Ben could pull us out regardless of what he had to work with? Well thats entirely gone,...replaced with the Tommy Maddox feeling of silently praying he doesn't screw it up for the defense.
Ben will NEVER admit that he's not right. We should understand that after 2006.
But most importantly. Think about James Harrison, Aaron Smith, Lamarr Woodley, Casey Hampton, Troy. Don't you think they deserve to have the best chance at winning after their incredible performances week after week after week? Don't they deserve a playoff spot? Do they deserve to watch their season go down the toilet as their QB unfailingly puts them in impossible situations game after game? No. They deserve better.
Byron Leftwich should have started the Indy game,...he should definately start the Chargers game. Depending on his performance (if he does ok) he should start for maybe 4 weeks. Ben was not given a $100 million to be our starter for this year,...but to be our guy for the foreseeable future.