What was lost in all the Eli/Elite talk last year was Ben's performance. I think last year was probably his best.
Hes guilty of dumb **** in his own right. Similar to where Eli would not just take the sack and force a throw for a turnover, Ben would many times do the same thing and get too overconfident in his ability to not be taken down. He would either get stripped for a fumble or throw a pick and last year he also turned a corner in protecting the ball better... lot more dump-offs too.