Originally Posted by MWM
Oh joy, now we get to hear about how great Big Ben is because his defense has won two super bowls. This always happens with QBs. The guy is good, but he's not a great QB, and isn't anywhere near HOF caliber, yet we're already hearing that term being applied.
Great QB? Maybe not. But one cannot give all the credit for this win to the defense.
Big Ben had a heckuva first half IMO. And a SB QB rating of 93.2 (21-30 for 256 yds, and a 70% CMP%) isn't bad. No, he's not graceful, nor pretty to watch. But he is efficient. He didn't make mistakes, other then that deflected INT, and what impresses me about him is his ability to scramble, always have his eyes down field, and for the most part - make things happen. Especially in critical times when it is needed.
Holmes made a helluva catch; but does Ben get any credit for putting the ball there? Does Ben get any credit at all for engineering those critical drives when needed?