Originally Posted by GoFor7
Lol! This was the response after I talked shit on the offense after the Denver game. "40 passes to 26 runs! da stillerz ain't run da ball enough!"
Yo, their running game was snuffed out because of how predictable it was and Ben had to bail the team out on 3rd down and at the end of the game when the defense couldn't stop Peyton. It's not about the number of run or pass attempts, it's about the way they are used.
Which proves he can't bail the team out from their stupidity all the time. Again, you look so much at the run/pass ratio but you fail to consider the circumstances in which the plays are run. The Steelers stubbornly ran on first and second down, which made it easy for Denver's defense to stop. They had to rely on Ben at the end because they had no choice.
Now in contrast, look at how the Broncos ran the ball that day. They were unpredictable in the way they did it, and they used a lot of no-huddle. They weren't pissing their pants over time of possession, nor were they concerned about how football was played in the early 70's.
And Haley's offense has proof.....?
Ben had two super bowls before Haley came along.
I would explain to you that ball control offense don't score many points, but it seems to go in one ear and out the other, so I won't bother.
The circumstances? They had the lead at the half. The circumstances? Ben threw a pick 6 and a 2 pt conversion. Essentially, I'd say the offense was competitive for the majority of the game.
Ben needs to earn the right to go no huddle - he's the one that audibles into the predictable run plays. If they had a smart QB (and by smart, I mean smart enough to let go of his ego to listen to others) he would have been given the reigns by 3 dif OCs by now. He hasn't - not all 3 are crazy. You want Ben to be Manning or Brady (which is the master dink and dunker - a lot like Joe Montanta ((too 80s football style for me! - who cares if it works!?)))
We won't convince each other. When I see Ben become a student like your other two faves, then I'll shut up - otherwise - Ben is part of the problem IMO.