Re: Cardinals vs. Ravens replay
Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan
If they lose to Arizona at home I do not think it hurts Tomlin's credibillity. No other coaching staff knows the Steelers personnel as well as the Cards and it is the Cardinals Super Bowl.
I look for a close game and am nervous about: run blocking with both Hines and Mahan injured; and Tomlin needing to repeatedly remind Ben he needs to play within teh game plan and does not need to throw for 650 yards + 9 TDs to prove how much better life is without Whiz
Do you think Tomlin will put more of the offense on Bens shoulders before the tough games appear on the schedule?
At this point there really isn't a need to deviate away from the old Cowher game plan but maybe (if they haven't already) they could let him work out of the shotgun, no huddle early in a game to see how he handles it.
It could also be an opportunity to unveil the arians super spread formations that dominated the offseason talk.
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