Re: The Steelers need to stick with the run, more.
It's true, the decision to open up the passing game may have been a planned move, but injuries to the running backs, and on the offensive line probably played a role, as well.
At any rate, when they did open up the passing game, they should have traded offensive coordinators with the Indianapolis Colts. I’m not a big Bruce Arians fan, but seriously, if you are going to run the spread offense, you need somebody that knows how to implement it. Bruce Arians, also, knew how to get the best out of Ben Roethlisberger, giving him more freedom to roll outside the pocket, and make plays. He also put more receivers on the field for Big Ben to throw to. This year, it appeared like Roethlisberger, and the wide receivers were not getting enough work together, in practice. That could be the main reason why the chemistry between Roethlisberger, and the wide receivers was/is not there like it was in years past, when Arians was the coordinator.
All I am saying is that if a team wants to pass the ball most of the time, then that team will need the right offense, and the right offensive coordinator to do it successfully.
Last edited by VictoryFormation; 12-04-2012 at 06:27 AM.