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tony hipchest
09-27-2011, 03:32 PM
i thought this was well written and sums up quite nicely what about 50% of the fans have been saying for a few years.

(the other 50% think lebeau is too old and polamalu is replaceable)

Since his hiring in 2007, I rarely criticized Steelers' offensive coordinator Bruce Arians for his game planning and play calling. Even when the offense sputtered and the playcalling seemed questionable, you could always point to execution as a reason of fault. After Sunday night's game against the Colts, enough is enough.

The Steelers faced a rushing defense which had been terrible for the better part of the last two decades. Yet, Sunday night, Pittsburgh came out throwing and became one dimensional from start to finish. Consequently, the Colts teed off on a bad offensive line who was protecting a quarterback with a high tendency to hold onto the ball too long. While that offensive strategy worked in the first quarter, by the end of the first half, the Steelers had turned the ball over three times leading to 13 points for the Colts.

When the Steelers did try to run, they pulled guards, tight ends, wide receivers and just about anything else they could get their hands on. Why is this a bad idea?

1) If the Colts have a strength on defense, it's their speed and athleticism. Running a play that takes time to develop plays into that speed. Imagine how dumb a team would look if they tried to run wide on the Steelers every play.
2) You're putting your trust in a line with no chemistry. Even before Doug Legursky, Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert went down, this was only the second game where they all played together.
3) With a defense so fast and athletic, they are also extremely light. A power run game would tire out the defense, especially when you know their offense will be held in check.

While the bomb to Mike Wallace is an awesome play, it does nothing to wear down the defense. A solid running game would not only wear down the defense, it would set up playaction for Ben to throw deep to the fastest receiver in the league.

But the lack of rushing has been a problem since Arians took over the offense. Since 2008, the Steelers have not finished above 11th in the league in rushing. Since Arians refuses to implement a fullback, the offense has not only struggled to run, but struggled to score in the red zone. At one point, last season, the Steelers were ranked 27th in the league in red zone efficiency. Last week against Seattle, the Steelers were stuffed four straight times inside the five yard line. How many years are the Steelers going to struggle at the goal line before they finally make the adjustment?

While Roethlisberger and his electric wide receivers are among the best in the NFL, their usage in the offense mismatches their talent. The Steelers probably throw more wide receiver screens than any team in the league. But they throw the screens to Hines Ward and Heath Miller, the two slowest pass catchers on the team. Twice, against the Colts, Heath Miller caught the ball on a delay screen.

Both plays went for three yards.

As someone who has never played or coached in the NFL, it is hard for me to call for a coach's head. However, the offense has struggled for the last four years, in Pittsburgh. The offensive game plans are, well, offensive. With an elite level quarterback, running back and core of wide receivers, the offense should be further along by now. The goal should be to win the game and you win by attacking your opponents' weaknesses. The Steelers avoid adapting their game plan and they, at times, become too stubborn to switch things up when the offense is struggling. If you are facing a team that is tremendously undersized on defense and unmanned on offense, pound the football. If you are facing a team that has a strong front seven and weak secondary (like, the Texans?) then the game plan should focus on a balanced attack with quick passes to neutralize the threat of a pass rushing defensive lineman.

Unfortunately, Bruce Arians will probably try to fit a square peg into a round hole against the Houston Texans. The Steelers will most likely reshuffle their offensive line due to the injuries from Sunday's game. And, again, the Steelers will face a hostile crowd and a difficult pass rush. If the Pittsburgh Steelers start the game trying to stretch the field, Ben will get crushed.

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http://sportstalk.triblive.com/content/enough-enough-offense-needs-new-gameplan-jon-pennline

MACH1
09-27-2011, 03:39 PM
Good article.

Sums up arians in a nut shell. To arrogant or thick headed to make simple adjustments.

How many years are the Steelers going to struggle at the goal line before they finally make the adjustment?


Till arians is gone.

Fire Arians
09-27-2011, 03:42 PM
fire arians!

also im glad other people are seeing that the screen passes to miller and h. ward are just idiotic. try the same screen passes to mendenhall or brown and we might see different results. ward and miller aren't quick enough to beat defenders in the open field. it doesn't take an nfl caliber OC to figure that one out.

BKAnthem
09-27-2011, 03:49 PM
Romeo Crennel Fired Dude...you know how bad you have to be to be fired by the bad coach of a bad football team? that says alot to me

solardave
09-27-2011, 03:50 PM
That sums it up pretty well. We pass when we should be running. And then when we get a running game going it's like OK we proved we can run now let's get back to what me and Ben want to do.

Every QB wants to throw the ball-----all day. But why do we have offensive coordinators? Because all QB's want to throw the ball----all day. If you have a lousy D like New England you throw all day. (4 ints by the way).:thumbsup: I had to put that in there. We have a pretty good D. Even though we're old slow and it's over.:chuckle: So 60-40 don't you think would not be to much to ask. One word__REDMAN!!!___________ I'm just sayin':wave:

DanRooney
09-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Romeo Crennel Fired Dude...you know how bad you have to be to be fired by the bad coach of a bad football team? that says alot to me

Wasn't Belicheat fired from the same team Crennelephant was?

tony hipchest
09-27-2011, 03:56 PM
... Crennelephant...

:chuckle: now thats hella funny.

Atlanta Dan
09-27-2011, 03:58 PM
It may not be my favorite offensive coordinator who is to blame:noidea:

This from Ed.B. of the P-G in his online chat today

Mike Tomlin said something interesting today that we all should have picked up on. He said many times the QB is given an option of plays and he calls them at the line. Maybe he's calling the wrong ones at times, and not BA. I wrote today that many of the run plays that were called were not the ones they practiced last week.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers

Given my view of Arians, i could see Arians anonymously telling Ed.B. that the running plays were not what was practiced and throwing Ben under the bus.

Rick5895
09-27-2011, 04:05 PM
It may not be my favorite offensive coordinator who is to blame:noidea:

This from Ed.B. of the P-G in his online chat today

Mike Tomlin said something interesting today that we all should have picked up on. He said many times the QB is given an option of plays and he calls them at the line. Maybe he's calling the wrong ones at times, and not BA. I wrote today that many of the run plays that were called were not the ones they practiced last week.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers

Given my view of Arians, i could see Arians anonymously telling Ed.B. that the running plays were not what was practiced and throwing Ben under the bus.

Maybe so, but that can also tell me that Ben doesn't respect B.A. any more than us fans. And that is a concern. Even though Ben was younger, he never would have done that with Whiz running the O.
Time is for a OC that can adjust to what the D is giving us, andfor the type of team we have, a team that still needs to run the ball, we need an OC that likes using pure fullbacks from time to time. We haven't had one since Krieder, D.J can't block. There is a dman good FB that was let go by Miami, Lousaka Polite. He would be a welcome addition here, IMO, and let go of D.J.

Fire Arians
09-27-2011, 04:06 PM
fullback would definitely help. I think mendenhall is the type of back that would greatly benefit by following a lead blocker. and that's not a knock on him, just his running style. Im sure emmit smith wouldn't have broken the rushing record if it wasn't for moose johnston

NoFieldFive
09-27-2011, 04:17 PM
do the Steelers really make adjustments like sit Smith and sit Scott and get rid of the bubble screen? if Mendy keeps dancing around do they make a change? Do they do something different at the goal line so maybe we can score from the 2 yard line?

2 years ago the special teams sucked and gave up a record number of run backs. Tomlin kept saying there were going to be changes but nothing happend and week after week and the run backs kept happening.

Tomlin and the coaching staff seem to be thick headed and refuse to adapt when things need to change

steelfury02
09-27-2011, 04:24 PM
We are seeing the culmination of 3 or 4 years of neglecting O-line needs. A win is a win - but at some point, Ben is going to see a lot of ghosts and is going to force the issue more often than not to try and make up for it.

I'm hoping we are going to see the defense continue to improve again and build on its play versus the Colts. Maybe Schaub not having a lot of experience against them can be the deciding factor!

Here's to it baby!:tt03:

tony hipchest
09-27-2011, 04:49 PM
do the Steelers really make adjustments like sit Smith and sit Scott and get rid of the bubble screen? if Mendy keeps dancing around do they make a change? Do they do something different at the goal line so maybe we can score from the 2 yard line?

2 years ago the special teams sucked and gave up a record number of run backs. Tomlin kept saying there were going to be changes but nothing happend and week after week and the run backs kept happening.

Tomlin and the coaching staff seem to be thick headed and refuse to adapt when things need to changetomlins special teams have been nothing short of spectacular (relatively speaking) since he fired ligashitthebedsky, and replaced him with spencer.


:tap:

tony hipchest
09-27-2011, 04:53 PM
We are seeing the culmination of 3 or 4 years of neglecting O-line needs.:

i keep hearing this. yet we have spent a 1st, 2nd and 3rd round pick on o-line in the past 3 years. that doesnt inlude later rounders such as tony hills et al. plus udfa's such as foster and legursky who made the team.

say they suck at scouting. thats much closer to the truth, but to say they have neglected the position isnt.

ricardisimo
09-27-2011, 05:19 PM
Spencer? You mean Everest?

ricardisimo
09-27-2011, 05:24 PM
do the Steelers really make adjustments like sit Smith and sit Scott and get rid of the bubble screen? if Mendy keeps dancing around do they make a change? Do they do something different at the goal line so maybe we can score from the 2 yard line?

2 years ago the special teams sucked and gave up a record number of run backs. Tomlin kept saying there were going to be changes but nothing happend and week after week and the run backs kept happening.

Tomlin and the coaching staff seem to be thick headed and refuse to adapt when things need to change
Tomlin is indeed slow to swing his axe, partly as a result of him being known as somewhat of a "player's coach", one of the guys, and so on. I think his dedication to his guys helps with chemistry, but not always with accountability.

DanRooney
09-27-2011, 05:27 PM
do the Steelers really make adjustments like sit Smith and sit Scott and get rid of the bubble screen? if Mendy keeps dancing around do they make a change? Do they do something different at the goal line so maybe we can score from the 2 yard line?

2 years ago the special teams sucked and gave up a record number of run backs. Tomlin kept saying there were going to be changes but nothing happend and week after week and the run backs kept happening.

Tomlin and the coaching staff seem to be thick headed and refuse to adapt when things need to change

The bubble screen is fine as long as they don't throw it to Hines Ward. I don't know why they think he's going to get any YAC. He's slow as molasses.

cubanstogie
09-27-2011, 05:41 PM
was anyone else envious of the Redskins TD last night. I formation, play action fake to FB and then Hightower wide open in the flat for a walk in.I can't remember the Steelers scoring a short yardage TD that easily. Obvious problem, we haven't used an I formation since John Kuhn.

MACH1
09-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Sorry for those who aren't in the know. Inside joke.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQi2f-c8tVlS7DnHXdrwuXlx7zwztLw6E90CGjdSuEhFGw-_Grp4sP5A72pdg

BengalDestroyer
09-27-2011, 06:10 PM
Romeo Crennel Fired Dude...you know how bad you have to be to be fired by the bad coach of a bad football team? that says alot to me

Thank you! Kugler fired from a bad Bills team...hmmm

Rockonsteel
09-27-2011, 06:47 PM
The bubble screen is fine as long as they don't throw it to Hines Ward. I don't know why they think he's going to get any YAC. He's slow as molasses.

Because it works in practice. When they run it in practice, Hines turns it upfield for 60 yds untouched every single time. And Brucy boy just drools.

The scary part is, I'm sure all of the plays that end in disaster during the games, look good in practice. And ol' Brucey boy, I'm sure just stands on the sidelines grinning like a Cheshire cat, rubbing his hands together, just chomping at the bit to call that bullshit in a real game. DOHHHHHH!!! :banging:



Rockon

Fire Arians
09-27-2011, 06:51 PM
The bubble screen is fine as long as they don't throw it to Hines Ward. I don't know why they think he's going to get any YAC. He's slow as molasses.

agree, they should try that same play to brown. brown is probably our best open field runner, and ward is our best blocking WR. but using our players to their best strengths isn't an arians thing.

he'd rather use our worst blockers on the team (brown and wallace) to set the screen up, while our slowest WR takes the ball. it'll surprise the oposition! :noidea:

what is arians hoping for? they tackle wallace by mistake? lol

Fire Haley
09-27-2011, 07:08 PM
Ben will never let you take his pet hamster Arians

tony hipchest
09-27-2011, 07:19 PM
Spencer? You mean Everest?my bad. mt. everest. dont know where the hell i got spencer.

was anyone else envious of the Redskins TD last night. I formation, play action fake to FB and then Hightower wide open in the flat for a walk in.I can't remember the Steelers scoring a short yardage TD that easily. Obvious problem, we haven't used an I formation since John Kuhn.hell yeah!

the immediate second i watched that play unfold, my first thought was jealousy. i had almost forgotten how simple that play can be.

my 2nd immediate thought was how many teams in the same position would bleed out a TE as the steelers would sell out for a run, and the opponents tight end would score a td just about every time.

my third thought was how easilly we could run either of these plays with money miller and million dollar mendenhall.

BigRick
09-27-2011, 08:07 PM
Very well written and insightful article. Most team run over the Colts rush defense. I live northof Indy and watching the sports shows since Manning went down. They made the point I've told Indy fans for years the defense was built to rely on the offense build a big lead. Mathis and Feeny are good,but light and rely on their speed:tt03: but the rest of the defense is marginable.

Rotorhead
09-27-2011, 08:51 PM
Well unfortunately for us, the lockout is what kept BA here this year, IMO. No preseason or offseason to learn a new offense from a new coordinator, made sense they should have kept him not knowing what was going to happen. We can just hope for a decent injury free year and a retool next year with a new OC!

Riddle_Of_Steel
09-27-2011, 10:05 PM
While I am no big fan of Bruce Arians or his uber-predictable playcalling, or his inability to attack the opposing team's weaknesses-- I think some of y'all are just bashing away without thinking about it. Arians makes a nice, convenient scapegoat.

The problem with our offense right now, has less to do with the offensive coordinator or playcalling, and NEARLY ALL to do with the quality of blockers we have, IMHO. You can't really blame the QB, the OC, or the HC for an inconsistent offense when your Oline cannot even buy your QB enough time to hand off the ball on a simple dive play up the middle without getting smoked in mid-handoff.

Yes, they actually did run a bunch of RB screens in this last game (some of us, including myself, have been screaming for BA to learn how to design some RB screens-- we saw several this last weekend), and they went NOWHERE.

They didn't just run Mendy around the edges like you guys said-- there were fans on other Steelers forums complaining about all the ineffective runs up the middle on 1st down. There was NO BLOCKING and NO RUNING LANES, in the middle or the outside.

Redman could not even find any purchase to gain some yards on the ground.

Watch the games, when Ben is given some time in the backfield, he is dialed in to his receivers and he WOULD BE having a career season if not for the non-existent pass protection. Ben is getting wasted by the fact that his first read after the snap is not at his #1 WR, but who he is about to get destroyed by. Even the best scramblers' play at QB is going to go down the drain if they are having to fight off two sacks almost as soon as the ball is snapped on every play.

Some of you may recall, when we had a descent offensive line, Willie Parker was leading the NFL in yards and Ben was second behind Marsha Brady for passing TDs. Some of you may recall, in 2009, our offense lit it up because the Oline play was halfway desent and Ben had the time to find his guys downfield like Wallace.

I am not here to defend Arians-- I am ready to see him gone next year too, but I think the discussion could use a measure of objectivity and less piling on. Arians isn't ALL bad-- he designs some downright brilliant plays. he just isn't the best at knowing WHEN to call them. I would be happy if he went back to what he does best-- aas our QB coach or WR coach.

tony hipchest
09-27-2011, 11:48 PM
I am not here to defend Arians-- I am ready to see him gone next year too, but I think the discussion could use a measure of objectivity and less piling on. Arians isn't ALL bad-- he designs some downright brilliant plays. he just isn't the best at knowing WHEN to call them. I would be happy if he went back to what he does best-- aas our QB coach or WR coach.all very valid points ROS.

what gets me is when troy went down and the steelers defense greatly suffered (and the offense lent no support whatsoever) the arians apologists said there was no way one players absense should make that big of a difference in lebeaus defense, and if it did, then it was dick lebeaus fault. it was essentially up to the "next man up" to step in and deliver without a drop off. sub par talent replacing troy wasnt accepted as a valid excuse.

here we are 2 years later and we have essentially lost flozell adams and replaced him with a younger more talented rookie, and according to the coaching staffs call, upgraded the rg position by inserting legursky.

being that arians coordinates the offense you would think he has some say in who plays on the offensive line.

so how come our offensive line is suddenly untalented, and why cant they just execute how mundy and burnett were expected to 2 years ago?

from what i remember, legursky, scott, kemo, adams, and foster had no problem run blocking just 8 months ago in the superbowl, and its not like they have gotten old and slow like our aged defense has been accused of.

i dont care if its faneca, o. pace, w. jones, or j ogden.... there simply isnt no o-lineman who is as important to our offense, that polamalu is to our defense.

i find it funny how the arians apologists cant hold him to the same standard (and i know you arent one- just making a point).

also, i believe the last year willie was leading the league in rushing, and ben was 2nd to brady in td passes was the last year they had a real FB on the roster.

i could be wrong, but want that dan kreiders last year?

tony hipchest
09-27-2011, 11:59 PM
after researching, 2006 was really kreiders last year, and willie was leading the league in rushing with carey davis leading the way-

On November 12, 2006, in a home game against the New Orleans Saints, Parker rushed for 213 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns, coming 5 yards short of the highest single-game rushing total in Steelers history. His two long gains of 72 and 76 yards set up touchdowns that capped off the Pittsburgh victory, 38-31. His 76-yard sprint late in the 4th quarter was the longest rush in Heinz Field history.

On December 7, against the Cleveland Browns, Parker broke the all-time Steelers rushing record for a single game, gaining 223 yards on 32 carries & 1 touchdown before being taken out of the game in the third quarter. The record was previously held by John "Frenchy" Fuqua. Parker also became the only Steelers running back to have two 200+ yard games in the same year.

Parker played in (and started) all 16 regular season games. He compiled 1,494 yards on 337 carries (4.4 average) with 13 rushing touchdowns. He also had 12 runs of 20+ yards. Parker also caught 31 passes for 222 yards (7.2 average) and 3 touchdowns. In addition, his 16 combined scores broke the previous Steelers single-season touchdown mark of 15 set by Louis Lipps in 1987. Parker served as a backup to LaDainian Tomlinson and Larry Johnson in his first Pro Bowl, where he would finish the game with 40 yards on 2 carries.

Parker was productive in 2007 as well, rushing for 1,316 yards but only 2 total touchdowns. He had eight 100-yard plus games, leading the league in that category and earning a second consecutive Pro Bowl berth before being injured late in the season. Parker suffered a broken right fibula early in a game against the St. Louis Rams on December 20, 2007, ending his season.[3] He was replaced by backup Najeh Davenport. Parker led the league in rushing yardage at the time of his injury.



carey davis helped parker get to that league leading yardage total, but parkers td's were greatly reduced w/o a true fullback.

looks like bruce could call a pretty successfull run game with a fullback. i wonder why he abandoned it. willies record setting performance against the browns is a far cry from that abysmal showing we gave in the 40+ mph frigid wind storm with 45+ passing attempts in '09.

point is, it all has more to do with just the talent on o-line.

chizzler
09-28-2011, 07:41 AM
I wouldn't put the blame all on the O-line. Ben doesn't get rid of the ball fast enough sometimes. I understand he extends plays but you can't take 5 seconds or more all the time. Ben doesn't excell at timing patterns. He can't throw the deep ball to the recievers in stride. His balls catch too much air. He also wait to much for the reciever to turn around. I also think he doesn't read defences that good. He has gotten better but you can see sometimes he doesn't recognize them. Quick plays aren't his forte. We don't need 10 yard plays everytime. Yes the o-line sucks, but Ben is a big part of it. I also don't think we use Miller enough. That's BA. I do think we need to use a full back more often. Totally agree with that assessment previously stated.

BKAnthem
09-28-2011, 12:17 PM
lets look at the O-line they had in '06

LT-Marvel Smith(2nd rd)
LG Alan Faneca(1st rd)
C-Jeff Hartings(FA, 1st rd when drafted by Detroit)
RG-Kendall Simmons(1st rd)
RT-max Starks(3rd rd)

When you invest in your trenches it's sets the foundation....the D-LINE equally kicked ass

ricardisimo
09-28-2011, 01:38 PM
after researching, 2006 was really kreiders last year, and willie was leading the league in rushing with carey davis leading the way-



carey davis helped parker get to that league leading yardage total, but parkers td's were greatly reduced w/o a true fullback.

looks like bruce could call a pretty successfull run game with a fullback. i wonder why he abandoned it. willies record setting performance against the browns is a far cry from that abysmal showing we gave in the 40+ mph frigid wind storm with 45+ passing attempts in '09.

point is, it all has more to do with just the talent on o-line.
Arians knows how to collect yards, but not TDs or Ws.

Atlanta Dan
09-28-2011, 02:51 PM
Interesting how it is being leaked that some of the problems on Sunday night go back to Ben

Yesterday Bouchettte reported this

Mike Tomlin said something interesting today that we all should have picked up on. He said many times the QB is given an option of plays and he calls them at the line. Maybe he's calling the wrong ones at times, and not BA. I wrote today that many of the run plays that were called were not the ones they practiced last week.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/i...ports/steelers

Then this from Gerry Dulac of the P-G today on the second sack that resulted in the fumble and TD run back

I found out today that the play in question -- second-and-10 at the Colts 42 in the second quarter – was supposed to be a draw with a quick-pass option. Scott took a short drop-step on Freeney because that is what he is supposed to do on a draw play -- let Freeney get upfield to the outside so he runs himself out of the play. Left guard Chris Kemoeatu was also blocking downfield on the play, another indication it was a running play.

Roethlisberger has the option to throw on that play, based on the defense, but it is supposed to use a quick, three-step drop. That way he gets rid of the ball before the pressure arrives. Instead, he took a five-step drop, allowing Freeney enough time to hit him from behind, forcing the fumble that Jamaal Anderson returned for a touchdown to tie the score at 10-10.

Don't blame Scott for the turnover. He was only doing what he was supposed to do.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers

My bet is this is coming from the coaches - maybe there is some concern Roethlisberger has regressed in terms of freelancing too much?

kirklandrules
09-28-2011, 03:19 PM
Interesting how it is being leaked that some of the problems on Sunday night go back to Ben

Yesterday Bouchettte reported this

Mike Tomlin said something interesting today that we all should have picked up on. He said many times the QB is given an option of plays and he calls them at the line. Maybe he's calling the wrong ones at times, and not BA. I wrote today that many of the run plays that were called were not the ones they practiced last week.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/i...ports/steelers

Then this from Gerry Dulac of the P-G today on the second sack that resulted in the fumble and TD run back

I found out today that the play in question -- second-and-10 at the Colts 42 in the second quarter was supposed to be a draw with a quick-pass option. Scott took a short drop-step on Freeney because that is what he is supposed to do on a draw play -- let Freeney get upfield to the outside so he runs himself out of the play. Left guard Chris Kemoeatu was also blocking downfield on the play, another indication it was a running play.

Roethlisberger has the option to throw on that play, based on the defense, but it is supposed to use a quick, three-step drop. That way he gets rid of the ball before the pressure arrives. Instead, he took a five-step drop, allowing Freeney enough time to hit him from behind, forcing the fumble that Jamaal Anderson returned for a touchdown to tie the score at 10-10.

Don't blame Scott for the turnover. He was only doing what he was supposed to do.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers

My bet is this is coming from the coaches - maybe there is some concern Roethlisberger has regressed in terms of freelancing too much?

Great post. And we fans not only don't know what play is called, we don't know what line (protection) call was made, nor the specific responsibilities. Over the course of the first 3 games, I'd say the o-line is looking more confused than anything. Yes, Scott sucked it up and a pro bowl LT would have been able to compensate instead of getting beat like a rented mule ... but it certainly doesn't help when everyone starts running off script. The good news is, this could get turned around quickly. Remember how bad the O-line played vs. the Ravens in last year's playoffs? I think everyone was surprise how well that group played the next week against the Jets.

btaylor179
09-28-2011, 05:01 PM
offensive play calling sucks!!!!!!! its crazy with the weapons we have on offense but then again i don't think our d can stop anyone......we let the COLTS score 20.....gimmee a break!!!!!

Steel4ever95
09-28-2011, 06:00 PM
Maybe the Steelers should just start running a spread offense. Ben would already be back in shotgun and would have time to read the d and not get killed while dropping back to pass. Or the Steelers could go flag football style and have one guy snap the ball and just line up a crap ton of receivers.