History is a beautiful thing that can set a lot of perspectives straight. After seemingly horrible 2009th season let's take a look at Big Ben's cycles. Cycle is by definition - an interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated event or sequence of events occurs. So what do we have in Big Ben's 6 year career as an NFL quaterback?
2004 Playoff loss, 2005 SB Win, 2006 No Playoffs
2007 Playoff loss, 2008 SB Win, 2009 No Playoffs
Seems like pretty cyclic, no?
So, if you think that we had a horrible year in 2009... think again. It's just a cycle.
2010 Playoff loss, 2011 SB Win, 2012 No Playoffs
If you still want something good to ease the pain of missing the playoffs, here is a comparison of the achievements of Big Ben with the stats of immortals like Joe Cool, John Elway, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady and current great QBs like Drew Brees, Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, and Philip Rivers. Noone had more victories than Big Ben's 60. And only Peyton Maniac has more passing yards than Ben.
Here is a table which I made:
There is something more to Big Ben's cycles. We have to give to "the One and Only One" who sits up above and controls Football fates a big sacrifice. As history shows, after Ben's first cycle, Rooneys sacrificed Cowher in "His" honor and it worked pretty well.
Now, it's Big Arian's turn to be sacrificed and we'll add a little more Ligasheski sauce to it. Hopefully Rooneys will see that we have to sacrifice one of the BEST offensive coordinators in the League in order to keep cycles going.
Now, on to random thoughts:
- Can anyone tell me if Aaron Smith is able to fill Big Casey's shoes? This way, we'll have best 3 down lineup in Ziggy, Smith and Keisel.
- Anyone knows if Sonny Harris had actually played in games this year as a part of Defensive line rotation? If he did played and played well, we can handle Hampton's absence.