PDA

View Full Version : Arians intends to sign



PSU_dropout43
02-25-2011, 02:19 AM
Steelers Notebook: No time to dwell on Super Bowl loss
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



INDIANAPOLIS -- Getting behind in their draft preparation because of Super Bowl XLV was actually a good thing for Kevin Colbert and his staff.

It helped take their mind off the loss to the Green Bay Packers.

"Monday, the day after, was abysmal for everybody," said Colbert, the team's director of football operations who had never experienced a Super Bowl loss since coming to the Steelers in 2000.

"For us, in the personnel department, our scouts flew in Tuesday night, and we started our [draft] meetings on Wednesday.

"We watched the game film right away, you have to do that right away, and you move on. That's one game to add to the evaluation for the season.

"But, you can't dwell on it, especially when you enter into this phase of the year. You're behind so we have to make up for lost time and, quite honestly, I'm glad we had to make up for lost time because it took your mind off it."


Arians intends to sign

Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has not signed a contract to return in 2011, but, from all indications, he intends to do so.

Like defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, Arians, though, will sign only a one-year deal with the Steelers.

Arians has been out of town since shortly after the Super Bowl and has been excused from attending the NFL Scouting Combine.

Coach Mike Tomlin said earlier this week that he expects all his coaches to return in 2011, except Ray Horton, who accepted a job as defensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals.


Wannstedt back at Combine

Former Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt is back at the Combine for the first time in seven years, this time evaluating players as linebackers coach/assistant head coach for the Buffalo Bills.

Wannstedt is reunited with Bills coach Chan Gailey, who was the offensive coordinator from 2000-01 when Wannstedt was head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

Gailey wasted little time hiring Wannstedt once he was fired after six seasons at Pitt.

"He and I have a great relationship that we've had for many years," Gailey said Thursday. "I know what kind of person he is. He's interested in winning football games, and ego is not a part of it. That's why it takes a unique guy to fill this position.

"He's been a head coach, been a coordinator, yet he's coming in just being a linebackers coach, but being an assistant head coach, helping me.

"He'll add a lot to our defense because of his knowledge and he'll help me. I can bounce things off him."

Gailey said Wannstedt will sit in on most, if not all, of the interviews with college players to take advantage of his evaluation skills.

"He'll help us in our evaluation because he's evaluated players for many years," Gailey said. "He'll sit in on almost every evaluation at the Combine.

"Good people, in my opinion, allow that to happen, and Dave is good people."


Wisniewski update

Penn State offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski, projected as a center in the NFL, said he interviewed Wednesday night with the Steelers.

"They were my favorite team growing up," said Wisniewski, whose father, Leo, graduated from Fox Chapel High School.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11056/11 ... z1EwsuKZIX (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11056/1127840-66.stm#ixzz1EwsuKZIX)

Oviedo
02-25-2011, 10:22 AM
Probably not a bad thing given the uncertainty over the lock out and the likely loss of OTAs and coach contact with players. Now is not the time for change or trying to implement anything new.

I think maintaining consistency will be the watchword for this off season.

SteelCrazy
02-25-2011, 10:53 AM
On the up side it is only going to be for one year, I hope .

birtikidis
02-25-2011, 02:07 PM
I personally think that losing Arians wouldn't hurt as much as it would for other teams. If Ben and Hines are serious about working out together with the other receivers, we'd be fine. Hell we do better when Ben calls the plays anyway.

SteelCrazy
02-25-2011, 06:21 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8 ... ghSteelers (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81e79072/article/steelers-oc-arians-will-sign-oneyear-deal-to-stay-in-pittsburghSteelers) OC Arians will sign one-year deal to stay in Pittsburgh

Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is set to re-sign with Pittsburgh Steelers for one more year, according to a league source.

Arians, a Steelers assistant since 2004 and offensive coordinator the last four seasons, has an expiring contract. He had been mulling retirement, much like Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

Arians will re-sign with Pittsburgh for another year, according to the source, as LeBeau has done this offseason. Those moves will ensure that the crux of coach Mike Tomlin's staff is in place for the 2011 season, though the team will likely be looking for new coordinators in 2012.

The Steelers are currently without a secondary coach after Ray Horton left to become offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers often promote from within, with linebackers coach Keith Butler, for instance, the defensive coordinator in waiting.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Here are some comments that followed:

820982
I know we got to the super bowl with him calling the shots....but he cost us that game against new orleans and he often times gets too predictable....for instance...every time we get down on the goal line I know its gonna be a run to the left between the 2 or 3 gap and it usually gets stuffed cuz if I know that from just watching it on my plasma screen im sure the other team knows it as well....and against the saints they were bringin blitzes on every play and I still cant believe arians never called any short passes to counter those blitzes and make them back off...at some times he looks like a genius, and at some times a fool....we want consistency we have too much talent to have predictable playcalling hold us back
17 minutes ago
Recommend

Reportsteelersnick
Well I was having a good day until I read this.
22 minutes ago
Recommend 1 Report

cheezitz
success only comes in the form of rings and everyone knows it lets count the ones on marty's hand and then get back to me, I'll wait
23 minutes ago
Recommend

Reportgumbyman
Comment is abusive and has been removed.
26 minutes ago
Recommend 1 Report

edroka
Marty is a succesful and respected NFL coach
30 minutes ago
Recommend Report

edroka
GO STEELERS!!!!!!
32 minutes ago
Recommend Report

cheezitz
oh goody the teacher of cowher's son thats the way to base a coaching hire, pfff yeah right and how exactly did marty fair in the playoffs since we are basing this off of who his dad is? not good if i recall, also find your caps lock button man
32 minutes ago
Recommend Reportedroka
....
33 minutes ago
Recommend Report

edroka
cheezitz BECUSE HE RUNS THE TYPE OF OFFENSES THE STEELERS AREFAMOUS FOR AND BECAUSE HE IS THE SON OF MARTY... BILL COWHER'S TEACHER
35 minutes ago
Recommend Report

edroka
I QUESTION TOMLIN ALL THE TIME. THIS SHOWS HIS LACK OF CAPABILITY TO MAKE DESICIONS. DID YOU SAW THE EXIT INTERVIEW TO TOMLIN AFTER THE SB LOSS??? ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO ANSWER LIKE THAT???? WE WENT TO TWO SBS IN SPITEOF TOMLIN NOT BECAUSE OF HIM
36 minutes ago

PSU_dropout43
02-25-2011, 06:26 PM
Blockhead/Irongut/steelers43:


Numbnuts has decided to bring Arians back. Expect more inconsistent offense.

I'm all for a corner in round 1 now. The defense will have to carry the team for us to win another championship. We'll have to score and overcome the offense's giving away points, field position, etc.

Great job training wheels. Enjoy your SB in 2008. I have a bad feeling it will be your only one.

grotonsteel
02-25-2011, 07:08 PM
I don't mind bringing BA back especially with lockout looming.

I hope Ben and Ward along with other WRs get together and practice. It will be great from chemistry and timing perspective.

Flasteel
02-25-2011, 07:17 PM
I personally think that losing Arians wouldn't hurt as much as it would for other teams. If Ben and Hines are serious about working out together with the other receivers, we'd be fine. Hell we do better when Ben calls the plays anyway.

It wouldn't hurt as much because he's got nothing to do with our offensive success...other than turning things over to Ben more and more. This is why I agree with Ovi. We need consistency at this point. A new OC may or may not improve things on offense, but it will require somewhat of a learning curve and likely diminished control for Ben. Let Ben continue to master this offense. The only move that would have been better is promoting Randy Fitchner to OC.

He's back regardless, so here's to hoping we keep giving Ben the keys to the car and an we see an increased role for the no-huddle this season. :Cheers

jj28west
02-26-2011, 10:52 AM
Common theme seems to be stability here with Arians resigning. Many guys here are used to the system.

I read an article how he stated that Many was supposed to play a key role in the Super Bowl and once he got injured that caused alot of things to fall apart.

My only problem with that is that there should have been better preparation for a plan b. This is the Super Bowl that can be once in a lifetime.

You would think Brown was next on the chart but he looked lost all game.

Randle El did a good job considering the circumstance.

No, I am not in the huddle and in the meetings but those comments came from Bruce himself.