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tony hipchest 09-12-2011 10:53 PM

mendenhall only in for 20 of 61 snaps
 
not 20 rushes. not even 20 touches. he was only in the game for 1/3 of the offensive snaps.

infact a running back was only used on 35 of the total offensive snaps, and mendenhall didnt even see the field after the 38th.

the steelers have no offensive identity other than being a sack/interception/fumble waiting to happen.

an offensive coordinator should try to play to his teams strengths, but he only seems focused on playing to bens strength (which is scrambling and ad libbing to save his life).

everyone knows our o-line is more adept in run block as opposed to pass blocking, otherwise we wouldnt constantly scout out supposedly agile, atheletic, pulling linemen.

an identity crisis paralyzes our offense especially vs a team as familiar with us like the ravens.

arians "trick them with every personell package under the sun" is totally predictable.

five 350 lbs tubs of lard would have ben looking like troy aikman, mendenhall looking like emmit smith, and wallace blowing m. irvin away.

instead we will try to fool the opponents by passing with a run blocking line, and instead of scheming for opponents and actually relying on our coaches to gameplan and outsmart them, place a games outcome soley on the physical capabilities of the atheletes.

i sure hope gary kubiak or norv turner get fired so we can finally have a real offensive coordinator when brucie hangs em up.

its pathetic when even chan gailey can look like a miracle worker, while our guy is still tripping over his feet, talking about a pony backfield.

LMAO! thats the greatest joke ive heard since john kuhn was released.

JustinM 09-12-2011 10:59 PM

Re: mendenhall only in for 20 of 61 snaps
 
maybe we purposely lost this one so we can KILL the Ravens next time we meet up. I mean we only need so many wins to advance to the playoffs...why show any or all of your cards right up front??

ricardisimo 09-12-2011 11:03 PM

Re: mendenhall only in for 20 of 61 snaps
 
That's pathetic, especially considering that running back is the one position that most requires reps and getting into a rhythm. Win or lose, there was clearly no intention of accentuating the run game. I wonder how Art feels about being disobeyed right now.

Sixburgher 09-12-2011 11:05 PM

Re: mendenhall only in for 20 of 61 snaps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tony hipchest (Post 943438)
everyone knows our o-line is more adept in run block as opposed to pass blocking, otherwise we wouldnt constantly scout out supposedly agile, atheletic, pulling linemen.

In 2005, maybe. This line does nothing well. It's composed of Pouncey and four stiffs.

ricardisimo 09-12-2011 11:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sixburgher (Post 943446)
In 2005, maybe. This line does nothing well. It's composed of Pouncey and four stiffs.

Yes and no. Colon and Kemo were known as run blockers for years.

Fire Arians 09-12-2011 11:07 PM

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i wonder what the percentage rate of sacks/interceptions happen from the empty backfield set, seems like if there's no running back to help out against the pass rush, ben doesn't even have 2 seconds to throw the ball

tony hipchest 09-12-2011 11:13 PM

Re: mendenhall only in for 20 of 61 snaps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JustinM (Post 943443)
maybe we purposely lost this one so we can KILL the Ravens next time we meet up. I mean we only need so many wins to advance to the playoffs...why show any or all of your cards right up front??

lol... i like your way of thinking.

whaitaminute... bruce, is that you?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ricardisimo (Post 943445)
That's pathetic, especially considering that running back is the one position that most requires reps and getting into a rhythm. Win or lose, there was clearly no intention of accentuating the run game. I wonder how Art feels about being disobeyed right now.

they arent disobeying the boss. remember? according to bruce, the boss didnt say to run the ball more, but more "effectively".

mendenhall certainly was effective in the SB and our most recent ravens game (where bruces hairbrained schemes and lack of a fullback werent getting him killed).

this is where bruce is a genius, plotting to get the ball out of the fumble machines hands and into the guy who will throw interceptions while under duress. :doh:

i would prefer he just defer to the special teams coach and punter. atleast their unit seems to be functioning somewhat normally and sane.

tony hipchest 09-12-2011 11:21 PM

Re: mendenhall only in for 20 of 61 snaps
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sixburgher (Post 943446)
In 2005, maybe. This line does nothing well. It's composed of Pouncey and four stiffs.

ricardisiomo is spot on.

i dont care if our o-line is primarilly known as c0ck blockers....

having mendenhall in for only 33% of total offensive snaps is assinine.

abandoning the fullback position altogether is one thing. but giving up on a working running game seems retarded.

i'll even give m. moore credit for looking pretty good on his 2 plays until his cold hands coughed up the ball.

MACH1 09-12-2011 11:53 PM

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I really, really hope this is arians last year.

The game was not out of hand when he abandoned the running game.

tony hipchest 09-13-2011 12:18 AM

Re: mendenhall only in for 20 of 61 snaps
 
whats funny is airhead typically abandons the running game to deflect attention from himself. ben and pouncey are golden, so nobody wants to blame them for mendehall being smothered by ngata before he even had the ball.

and of course, arians lacks any bit of accountability. he runs his mouth at any given opportunity, but ive never heard him shoulder the blame for anything. he lets tomlin or the players carry that burden.

its just like him abandoning the run in last years superbowl when it was his hybrid wannabe 270 lb TE fullback who whiffed on a block, allowing mendenhall to so graciously fumbnle.


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