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Steelers' Bruce Arians "Retiring"

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Posted: 1/22/2012 10:59 PM

Steelers' Bruce Arians "Retiring" 


Or at least "retired" rather than being let go. Rooney says he wants the team to shift back to its blue collar style of offense. I gotta say, I'm not sure that's a great idea and I have mixed feelings about this. First of all, I hated Arian's offense. Hated it. And while I entirely embrace the idea of getting back to "Steelers football" I can at least recognize that football, especially the NFL, is not what it used to be. It's a passing league. Period. Marino's record was shattered this season by more than one player! In addition to that you have, arguably, one of the Top 5 QBs in the league who, by the way, you're paying over $100M to throw the ball. They also have a good to great core of skill guys at wideout in Wallace, Brown, and Sanders. Not sure if going back to only throwing the ball 20 times a game is in their best interests.

I'd love to see some semblance of a rushing game like there used to be, some sort of toughness that used to be synonymous with the Steelers, and most of all a damn fullback on short yardage and goal line situations...but like I said, I'm not sure that's a good idea right now. If they really are serious about this then they're going to have to finally put an emphasis on finding an offensive line slightly better than pathetic (outside of Pouncey...and possibly Gilbert), first and foremost.

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Posted: 1/23/2012 11:23 PM

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I don't like this at all.  Yes they need to run the ball more consistently, but that does not mean you give the ball to Mendenhall and Ike 25 to 30 times a game.  Can power I football work? I think we all know it can.  However, the elite offenses of this league are in Green Bay, New Orleans, New York (Giants), and New England.  All of them run the ball well, but they can light up a team through the air.  The Steelers need someone who will only make a few adjustments and not complete change the philosophy Arians had.
 
 

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Posted: 1/24/2012 7:01 AM

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Sounds like they may promote from within.
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Posted: 1/25/2012 7:20 AM

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A funny but very true look at the OC search:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/12025/1205733-150-0 .stm
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Posted: 1/28/2012 9:03 AM

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Well, what do you think of Bill Stewart joining the staff?  I hate the way he's been ridiculed on these boards so I almost hated bringing it up, but in my opinion (shared by others who aren't so jaded by being too close) he was AT LEAST an average HC, usually registering above average.  He was a very strong position coach.  At any rate, it's apparently something being tossed around and "sprouting legs."

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2...ewart-to-staff/
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Posted: 1/29/2012 1:56 PM

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Well, Arians' "retirement" didn't last long. The Colts have hired him to be their new OC, as well as hiring Steelers LB coach, Keith Butler, to be their DC.

Last edited 1/29/2012 1:56 PM by DubVJimE

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Posted: 1/29/2012 2:29 PM

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Sooooo I guess my Colts are trying to bring the AFC North, to the South?
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Posted: 1/31/2012 2:34 PM

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This has me worried for my Steelers....Defense is not gettin any younger and the Offense is goin away from Bens best assets not toward it....I don't know? They need to do what fits Ben's style of play that has been their key to success. Protect him better, design plays more for roll out types to accomidate Ben and "sure up" the running game to get some more pressure off of Ben and I think they could light up the score board with those skill players outside!


"Everyday is a great day to be a Mountaineer"!
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Posted: 2/6/2012 5:39 PM

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Reports are that Todd Haley will be next OC!
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Posted: 2/6/2012 5:58 PM

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homebreweer wrote: Reports are that Todd Haley will be next OC!
I'm alright with that hire. His offenses have had some really big stats guys, despites his shortcomings as a head coach. Fitzgerald and Boldin in Arizona...Jamaal Charles in KC...made Kurt Warner look great after struggling for years....I like it.
Wonder if he'll mind seeing the Super Bowl XLIII trophy every day at work, though? excited

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Posted: 2/7/2012 8:24 AM

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Haley definitely will not be "Uncle Bruce!"  I wonder who he and Ben will get along?! 

For those who don't know, Todd's father **** Haley was in the Steelers' front office in the 70s and Todd was a ball boy for the Steelers.
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Posted: 2/7/2012 4:07 PM

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homebreweer wrote: Haley definitely will not be "Uncle Bruce!"  I wonder who he and Ben will get along?! 

For those who don't know, Todd's father **** Haley was in the Steelers' front office in the 70s and Todd was a ball boy for the Steelers.
Is there any reason they shouldn't ?

Ben knows it's a Business....


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Posted: 2/7/2012 10:52 PM

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Personality conflicts can cause huge problems.  This guy may have the perfect philosophy and play calling, but he could push players away from him if he is too big of a jerk off.  Obviously we have to play wait and see with this one, but my initial premature reaction is negative.
 
 

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Posted: 2/8/2012 7:07 AM

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WV45ACP wrote:
homebreweer wrote: Haley definitely will not be "Uncle Bruce!"  I wonder who he and Ben will get along?! 

For those who don't know, Todd's father **** Haley was in the Steelers' front office in the 70s and Todd was a ball boy for the Steelers.
Is there any reason they shouldn't ?

Ben knows it's a Business....
Well let's see.  Ben has openly voiced his displeasure in the way he was "handcuffed" by Whisenhunt.  He also blew off instructions from both Arians and Tomlin on a few occasions and allegedly refused to come out of the game against SF this season..  Haley is known as in-your-face type of coach and a my way or the highway type of guy.
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Posted: 2/10/2012 9:30 PM

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homebreweer wrote:
WV45ACP wrote:
homebreweer wrote: Haley definitely will not be "Uncle Bruce!"  I wonder who he and Ben will get along?! 

For those who don't know, Todd's father **** Haley was in the Steelers' front office in the 70s and Todd was a ball boy for the Steelers.
Is there any reason they shouldn't ?

Ben knows it's a Business....
Well let's see.  Ben has openly voiced his displeasure in the way he was "handcuffed" by Whisenhunt.  He also blew off instructions from both Arians and Tomlin on a few occasions and allegedly refused to come out of the game against SF this season..  Haley is known as in-your-face type of coach and a my way or the highway type of guy.
And if this whole experiment back fires and the Steelers end up at 7-9, who is hitting the highway? Ben or a guy that is known to be a bit of a prick with his players?
 
 

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