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Old 11-24-2012, 01:09 AM   #41
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I still do not understand why so many people hate Arians so much.

5 straight winning seasons, four of those with double-digit wins, two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl win. If Haley posted an identical record in the next five years, would he "suck" too?

Maybe Arians will never be a Hall of Fame coach, but I'd hardly call him a bad or incompetent coach.

Why do you hate him so much?
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first off, getting rid of the fullback. second, bubble screens (unfortunately that's continued under Haley). Not using Miller as a receiver. Not using Mendenhall as a receiver. Using a tight end as a fullback. Not protecting Ben. poor game plans.

His comments off the field never helped him either.

I agree that he's not a terrible coach, he just wasn't good for Pittsburgh.
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Publicly acknowledging that he felt no need to practice for 4-3 defenses
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #42
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There aren't many Offensive Coordinators who have the opportunity to be mentored by three fantastic young QBs. He's one lucky dullard.
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a few people cant understand the "arians hate" which is really no more than a respect of sound business decions, and a desire to not settle for mediocrity on offense and protect the teams best interests going forwatd. i get that.
Well, I guess you're right if one considers five winning seasons and two Super Bowl appearances "mediocre".
While it may be true that Dick LeBeau's Defense (genuflecting) had much to do with that, I'm pretty sure that the offense - you know...the one coached by Arians? - had something to do with that as well (probably a little more, actually).

Unless of course you believe that Dick LeBeau's Defense (genuflecting) also scored the majority of points too.
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Well, I guess you're right if one considers five winning seasons and two Super Bowl appearances "mediocre".
While it may be true that Dick LeBeau's Defense (genuflecting) had much to do with that, I'm pretty sure that the offense - you know...the one coached by Arians? - had something to do with that as well (probably a little more, actually).

Unless of course you believe that Dick LeBeau's Defense (genuflecting) also scored the majority of points too.
straw men and red herrings. BA sucked with the Steelers and he sucks now. Nobody is arguing that the team was mediocre. Just BA. Nobody is saying anything about LeBeau's defense. Just that BA sucks.
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Well, I guess you're right if one considers five winning seasons and two Super Bowl appearances "mediocre".
While it may be true that Dick LeBeau's Defense (genuflecting) had much to do with that, I'm pretty sure that the offense - you know...the one coached by Arians? - had something to do with that as well (probably a little more, actually).

Unless of course you believe that Dick LeBeau's Defense (genuflecting) also scored the majority of points too.
Dick Lebeau's defense did contribute a touchdown and more than 100 yards in the only Superbowl win under Arians without which the Steelers have no Superbowl wins under Arians.
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Arians is gone, we will now see how much success we have.
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Dick Lebeau's defense did contribute a touchdown and more than 100 yards in the only Superbowl win under Arians without which the Steelers have no Superbowl wins under Arians.
Yes but isn't it ironic that in that one Super Bowl win, the OC who ended up losing was... (drumroll...) Todd Haley! (cymbal crash)

So let's check out the score:

Arians is 1-1 in Super Bowls while Haley is 0-1.
Of course if you add that Arians was the WR coach for Cowher in '05, that would make 2 SB wins.

And let's not forget that he was Peyton Manning's first QB coach and Manning turned out OK as did Ben and now Andrew Luck.

Hmmm...

Two of the best QB's in the business and now one who will likely join that list all coached by Bruce Arians.
Once is an anomaly, twice is a coincidence but three times is a trend.

But hey, if you say he sucks, then I guess he sucks.
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Yes but isn't it ironic that in that one Super Bowl win, the OC who ended up losing was... (drumroll...) Todd Haley! (cymbal crash)

So let's check out the score:

Arians is 1-1 in Super Bowls while Haley is 0-1.
Of course if you add that Arians was the WR coach for Cowher in '05, that would make 2 SB wins.

And let's not forget that he was Peyton Manning's first QB coach and Manning turned out OK as did Ben and now Andrew Luck.

Hmmm...

Two of the best QB's in the business and now one who will likely join that list all coached by Bruce Arians.
Once is an anomaly, twice is a coincidence but three times is a trend.

But hey, if you say he sucks, then I guess he sucks.

Omg, this was funnier than Teegres Rex Ryan/B. Arians bit.

Are you Bruce Arians Fansince72 ?
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Well, I guess you're right if one considers five winning seasons and two Super Bowl appearances "mediocre"..
And with your logic I guess Charlie Batch is a large part of the reason for the same since he was here during that same time period?

While Charlie played a part in helping us out occasionally, he didn't have a direct impact on the vast majority of the games during that time any more than Brucie did. Sure, Bruce once in a blue moon pulled his head out of his ass long enough to call a competent game (last season's Pats game comes to mind), but they were very few and far between. By and large, the defense bailed his sorry ass out more often than not.

Considering the talent he had to work with we should have been a top 5 offense in the league and we were nowhere near that at any time during his tenure here. He was the main reason this offense underperformed for those 5 seasons. It has been rehashed here and plenty of other places ad nauseum with example upon example of his utter stupidity (not using a true fullback, underusing the RBs, not practicing for 4-3 defenses, forcing players to follow his schemes instead of building schemes around their strengths, etc., etc., etc.).

There's no denying that the offense is already performing better under Haley in less than one season than it was during the 5 seasons Airhead was here. That's not an accident, but the conception of B.A. was and his parents should be beaten for it.

Saying that Bruce Arians' offensive genius was a major reason why the Steelers were so successful the past 5 years is like saying the Baltimore Ravens rode the arm of Trent Dilfer to the Super Bowl XXXV Lombardi trophy.
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