Originally Posted by TheRealJoker
Big Ben holds the ball longer than the average QB to give his WRs time to get open. He's unique in that he's a big tough mobile QB who can shake off tacklers to buy extra time in the pocket and can take the hits NFL DL dish out. He doesn't have the same ability as a Manning/Brady to make the OL look better, in fact he actually makes the OL look worse. Manning/Brady will get rid of the ball in under 3 seconds and find an open target. I dont think Big Ben's vision is as good as those two so he needs to wait for the WRs to get open a bit more before delivering the football.
With him on our team the pass blocking OL would look even worse. Although I think he would be able to connect on far more big plays than we've seen given the talent we have in the skill positions (Stud WR/posession WR/2 deep threats WRs/slot WR/ pro bowl TE/homerun threat RB) and his ability to shake off tacklers to buy time in the pocket.
So what you're saying is, behind our line, Big Ben would take more sacks than Schaub but get better results; i.e., more big plays/TD passes...?