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Old 12-08-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default Bruce Arians....Go or Stay?

I don't care if the Steelers win the Super Bowl this year. When the 2009 season starts the Steelers need to have a brand new offensive coordinator that will use a fullback in the backfield.

The I formation set has been forgotten in Arian's system. Plus, run/pass balance has now become a thing of the past.

I love the Steelers and the entire coaching staff except for Bruce Arians.

29th ranked offense in the league. Time for a change.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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I don't care if the Steelers win the Super Bowl this year. When the 2009 season starts the Steelers need to have a brand new offensive coordinator that will use a fullback in the backfield.

The I formation set has been forgotten in Arian's system. Plus, run/pass balance has now become a thing of the past.

I love the Steelers and the entire coaching staff except for Bruce Arians.

29th ranked offense in the league. Time for a change.
I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE....I know there are many on here that are BA "backers", BUT I CAN'T STAND HIM, and that's JMO...But our O has NO flow or rythem, IT JUST DON'T...Even when the Steelers have a good game and things go well, I still can't stand the playing calling most of the time....I'm a "jo shmo" just a fan, but I can't remember a season where I've sat and watched them games and screamed at my TV "what the he!! was that" or "WHY" or "you can't se serious", and it all has to do with the play calling....Like I said, it's JMO, but BA HAS TO GO, our O has no "flow", and it seems going into week 15 we should have an idea of what our O wants to do or how things should called in these BIG games, and right now, every game is a BIG ?????? as to what the heck the play calling is going to be like this week....Like I said, JMO, but BA SHOULD GO.
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Default Re: Bruce Arian....Go or Stay?

He will stay. You dont even need an "I" formation, just a blocker. The 49ers ran a lot from the "twin backs" (pro set, pony or whatever you call it) with Tom Rathman and did quite well.

Arians will still be around, but his lack of short yardage run game is nothing new. It was the same when he was coaching in Cleveland.

The Browns will have a legitimate fullback for the first time in the expansion era, as Terrelle Smith will look to help the team convert the short-yardage and goal-line situations that were the bane of the team's existence in 2003.

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Default Re: Bruce Arian....Go or Stay?

Well, the offense has looked completely uncoordinated all season. You would think that if there's a guy whose job is called "offensive coordinator," it's his fault.

We have Pro-Bowl-caliber players at every skill position on offense. There's no reason we should be struggling this much.
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Yeah, we need a new thread on this topic each and every week.
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I agree we have skill players and should be doing better on offense. I will not go so far as to say this is Arians fault. We cannot line up and run like in the previous years. For one thing we do not have a true power back,(I am not bashing Parker). Our line just does not control the line of scrimmage. We cannot just abandon the run though, as we will become one dimensional and that much easier to defend. I do not envy Arians job right now as he has the horses but not the mules.
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Yeah, we need a new thread on this topic each and every week.

Look at it this way. It makes the "Mahan Sucks", "KUUUUUUHHHHNNN" or "Why does Cowher Run the Ball So Much??" threads seem like ancient history.
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It is not too late for Arians to right the ship, but good lord he has got to do something about this mostly pathetic offense. He is the offensive co-ordinator ,so co- ordinate already. He should know by now that teams are going to come with all out blitzes ,but he seems to fail to prepare for that scenario. He has not come up with a plan to force teams to stop what the Eagles brought to the attention of other teams.
If he has,we sure have not seen it thus far.
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He really does need to go. I'm not someone who likes to criticize coaching a lot, but Arians really doesn't have a potent offensive system at all. Anything positive that has developed in our offense has been strictly because of the talent our players possess, hardly any production has resulted from a good, balanced offensive game plan at all.

As for the I formation, his lack of using it isn’t necessarily a problem in itself. But certainly, Arians needs to establish he can put some consistent production into our attack. And apparently, the packages he has been running aren’t going to make that happen anytime soon.

It could be much, much worse. But it could also be much, much improved. Arians has done "OKAY" in my book. However, with the Steelers being an elite sports team, I just don't think "OKAY" is quite good enough.
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Yeah, we need a new thread on this topic each and every week.
Hey, I could make another "Parker sucks" thread too if you want.

In fact, why doesn't someone just create a single one and make it sticky?
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