Shame Ben is late? Ben will be the freshest meaningful QB this postseason. And he, like the youngsters, is finally buying in to the system persona.
Agree with both of you. The best thing the Steelers could do is to make him realize that he IS expendable to this team, that it's the TEAM that really makes the difference. There is nothing that will bring Ben slinking back in humility like this team being 4-0 when he returns.
I could honestly see Tomlin starting Batch in game 5, just to illustrate the point, but it won't go much beyond that. No need to continue piling on. Maybe I'm just a cockeyed optimist, but I think Ben has a chance to come back and be better than ever as a player and, hopefully, as a person.
No, he ain't gonna be nominated for deacon anywhere (although I've known a few who were several notches below Ben), but I think he's going to give this team a boost on offense that could really make them something special.