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Old 08-24-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know what the F that formation was about?

That was seriously the most ridic thing I've ever seen when Ben went out as a wideout. What the heck were they thinking?

Does anyone know why they did that? I'm surprised it isn't even mentioned in an article somewhere.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone know what the F that formation was about?

It's Bruce Arians getting cute and trying out his little goofy formations and plays again. Next to the O-Line, Bruce Arians is the biggest detriment to the Steelers Offense, not a help.

This proves to me that we'll see more QB sweeps on 3rd and 6.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone know what the F that formation was about?

I assumed it was a formation for a trick play. Ben would have gunned it to another reciever for a TD. I can't remember who all was on the field for that one but I expect we'll see it again. If it had worked, everyone would have thought it was just peachy keen.
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It's Bruce Arians getting cute and trying out his little goofy formations and plays again. Next to the O-Line, Bruce Arians is the biggest detriment to the Steelers Offense, not a help.
Yeah, it really sucked how Ben broke Bradshaw's franchise season record for TD passes last year, didn't it? Think that would have happened under Whiz and Cowher?
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That was seriously the most ridic thing I've ever seen when Ben went out as a wideout. What the heck were they thinking?

Does anyone know why they did that? I'm surprised it isn't even mentioned in an article somewhere.
It was vintage Mike Mularkey. He of the gimmick play. I'm wondering why Ariens chose to go that route.
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Well, considering that the play got blown up both times that formation was used, I'd be surprised to see it in the regular season when they start playing for keeps. Nothing wrong with experimentation in the preseason as long as it doesn't get players injured.
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Probably just something to get inside Houston's head and make them waste time preparing for it.

Good formation but silly to use it for a running play.
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Didn't like the play at all, but as FS76 said, nothing wrong with experimenting in the pre-season.
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Yeah, it really sucked how Ben broke Bradshaw's franchise season record for TD passes last year, didn't it? Think that would have happened under Whiz and Cowher?
Eh, Not really. Okay, so Arians isn't as much as a detriment as I said.

To Arians' credit, he did help Ben take the next step. Too bad we don't have the O-Line to fit his type of offense.
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Eh, Not really. Okay, so Arians isn't as much as a detriment as I said.

To Arians' credit, he did help Ben take the next step. Too bad we don't have the O-Line to fit his type of offense.
Sorry, rereading it, I came off like an ass in my previous post. Apologies.

That being said, I hope we don't see that formation again in the regular season.
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