Originally Posted by teegre
An injury can happen on ANY play. And, it only takes ONE play for the QB to be out. Ergo, the goal is to limit the number of times that the QB is subject to being hit.
Less sacks = less hits = less opportunity for injury
The sacks are down. Period.
But they're playing scared. The Steelers are so worried about what "could" happen that they dumb down their strengths to try and cover up perceived weaknesses. And generally in sports when you worry about getting hurt, you get hurt - ala Ben missing 3 weeks.
The truth is this offense doesn't utilize its best weapons in the most effective way (in fear of what "could" happen), and it's no better at scoring than Arians' offense was. Quite odd isn't it? Todd Haley has a history of adapting a scheme to best fit his personnel. Maybe he's not in full control.