If we had Ben we would not be blowing teams out. Thatís not how this staff thinks. They would get a lead and then try to keep it by playing small ball.
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Look at me now a man
Who won't let himself be
Obviously for an undrafted small school quarterback; Hodges is playing above the neck football. He’s not hurting the team by his play. He’s making the right plays at the right time and managing the game in an efficient manner. It seems as if Fichtner is understanding his capabilities every week. His stats are similar to Rudolph’s in the beginning- but what Hodges is doing with those stats is the difference. By the time we reach the Baltimore game I expect to see more of the playbook opened up. Especially when he gets Smith-Schuster back. He’s developing timing and trust with the others as well.
It would be nice to see a Super Bowl run. I’m not sure if he can light up the scoreboard against Mahomes. But- the way the Patriots are trending down, and the way the Steelers played Baltimore/Jackson (even though they lost) I think this team has a better chance than Buffalo making it to the Super Bowl
What I recall about Ben's 1st year is we saw flashes of him making some big plays down the field within a conservative gameplan, I haven't seen nearly as much of that trust from the coaches with Duck
Eventually Duck will half to drop back and throw when the D knows it's coming, then we'll see...
It was also alot easier to play defense then too. Our defense is very good but they aren't going to keep playoff teams from scoring like that Ravens team did. We'll need our offense to produce
Dilfer's strength was he didn't fumble or throw INTs. They relied on Stover's leg to win games. Our kicker is better than Stover.
Fiectner get shit on a lot in the forums here. The fact we are winning with a udfa 3 Rd string rookie QB, an ZERO run game to speak of, and a buncha rookies and practice squad receivers,,,. Says he is doing a great job. But no , the way we run right now , I don't think we go anything past a wild card birth.
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