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Old 09-26-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default Actually Bruce Arians didnt call that bad of a game

...now he didnt call a great game by any stretch of the imagination, but by the same token, it wasnt completely horrible.

we already know he isnt gonna gameplan vs a specific teams strenghts or weaknesses (he has admitted as much).

and we also know he isnt gonna outscheme or outsmart the opponents coaching staff (he has proven as much).

but for the most part, he didnt completely suck and the offense executed just enough of the plays he called to eek out a win.


the deep ball to wallace that resulted in the teams only offensive touchdown was absolutely brilliant. i am more than pleased the players were capable of using their arm and blazing speed to pull it off.

they proved that when properly executed we can score on any and every possession.


then again, the sheer brilliance of BA's playbook is that every play is designed to score a touchdown, assuming the players arent too stupid to execute it.

this probably explains why we struggle so bad in the red zone and and 3rd down situation not longer than 15 yards.

maybe one day the league will explore lengthening the endzone by 40 yards to showcase BA's brilliance.

but again, it was a well rounded win, and BA did nothing to cost us the game.

his offense scored 6 points.

lebeaus defense scored 6 points

and the special teams tacked on their 3 field goals and 2 extra points.

all in all, i guess i can grade him with a "C".

it was a typical, average showing which turned out to be par for the course.

mass kudos for him actually chosing to give mendenhall the ball 18 rushing attempts. although he didnt do squat, that in itself probably eliminated 1-2 turnovers and a loss.

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Old 09-26-2011, 02:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Actually Bruce Arians didnt call that bad of a game

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it was a typical, average showing which turned out to be par for the course.

You realize that typical, average, and "par for the course" are three things that all mean the same thing, right?
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:33 AM   #3
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You realize that typical, average, and "par for the course" are three things that all mean the same thing, right?
indeed. but it sounds so much better than-

it was a sucky, suck showing which turned out to suck.




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Old 09-26-2011, 03:01 AM   #4
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indeed. but it sounds so much better than-

it was a sucky, suck showing which turned out to suck.




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You know damn well those turnovers were Arians' fault.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:33 AM   #7
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Default Re: Actually Bruce Arians didnt call that bad of a game

The Steelers defied the saying "football is won in the trenches" last night. Colts dominated line of scrimmage on both sides and they still lost. Thankfully we have Ben. Sure he held the ball too long a play or 2 and the haters focus on that but he was running for his life last night without a running game and came through big time. There DE's created big play s and kept them in the game. IMO it was all about the line. BA had no hand to play. Only option was to throw and when Ben had time he delivered, unfortunately he had to buy his own time and was chased around all night with a swivel on his head. I will say BA did nothing to neutralize there speedy DE's but not sure we had anyone who could block those guys. I would give him a C or C minus.
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Wrong, wrong wrong. He called a horrid game. My buddy and I were screaming at him to quit running the ball up the gut on first down EVERY TIME. It was absolutely pathetic. Mendy needs to get out on the edges. He is not a straight up the gut kind of player. Granted our Oline SUCKS, but where the heck are the short passing routes that every team in the league uses, the screens and mixing it up a little bit? 1 or 2 yards on first down, a missed pass on second down and third and long almost every single time. I can't believe how many times it was third and eight. Sorry, but that is absolutely stupid coaching.
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Well he's somewhat replaced the bubble screen with those quick passes out to Wallace, so that makes it better, the bubble screen is absolutely worthless and we usually throw it to our slowest receiver who also happens to be our best blocker. Still to many bubble screens last night, to much 5 wide, and nobody playing FB on any of the run plays. Every run I saw except one was out of a single back formation. Going 5 wide is no longer an option with our LT, it's not Arians fault Scott is so bad, but he has to realize it and not leave Ben back there by himself. In my opinion the play calling was normal for this team, nothing exceptionally bad, but most teams would be disgraced by it.
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Yeah, he didn't call that good a game either. Still a bunch of slip screens to an old, slow receiver and middle screens to a slow tight end. Still a bunch of long, slow developing running plays, predictably on 1st and 2nd down. I'm not blaming him solely, but he didn't help matters as usual. His imminent firing is still my fondest wish.


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