Originally Posted by Livinginthe past
You think there is no chance that that Cowher will let Big Ben come out throwing then? I know its the Steelers way to pound the ground - but I remember alot of complaints this off-season that recent Steelers teams have suffered from a lack of variety in their offensive play-calling.
Lets face it - if you are sitting at home (and are presumably not a current NFL football coach) then you seem to almost know as much as Cowher does about the shape your offense is going to take sunday - this cant be a good thing can it?
Clearly you didn't see the 2003 Steeler season!!
I think you got it backwards...the last couple of seasons under Mularkey as OC, there were too many gadget plays, too much passing and not enough Steeler football which means pounding it until the cows come home then play action pass to score.
Last season the Steelers went back to this style of football and went 15-1 and back to the AFC Championship. With...a rookie QB. SO...playcalling, at least last year, was definitly not the problem...
Turnovers by a rookie QB in the AFC Championship game was the only problem.