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Mister Pittsburgh
01-25-2012, 07:13 PM
Have heard twice now that Dan Rooney is the one that made the call on pulling the plug on Arians. I have no link, but it honestly makes sense. Tomlin says he wants Arians back, Art II says it's Tomlin's call, then the plug is pulled. The Steelers aren't some shady organization so Dan making the call makes sense to me.

Mike Prisuta is the source of this info so if you find him unreliable feel free to disagree but to me this explains a lot.

fezziwig
01-25-2012, 07:27 PM
Seems more and more to me that, it was probably a surprise to Tomlin that, Arians was getting the boot. For sure Suisham didn't kick him out of here.

On an earlier post I made the comment that, the Steelers probably already knew who the new OC would be but, now that I understand that Tomlin wanted him to return then, that probably isn't the case and Tomlin wasn't prepared for Arians departure.

I wonder if Ben didn't get into trouble last season would Arians even made it to last season ?

I have a feeling Art thought, I gave him the players, we are over the cap and they can't score points and Ben is getting killed.

I also doubt Art cares too much for a buddy buddy relationship as tight as those two seemed to have.
And I also believe Art wasn't waiting for the house to crumble before Tomlin finally realized Arians is average at best and can't bring the success to this offense as he should with surrounding talent.

The Rooneys waited a long time for another Super Bowl QB and Arians and Tomlin are not doing what was best with the talent we have.

Does anyone remember how long it took the Steelers to hire Tomlin after Bill Cowher retired ?

Mister Pittsburgh
01-25-2012, 07:30 PM
???? The post states Dan, not Art II made the call where Art stated it was up to Tomlin.

Slapstick
01-25-2012, 07:42 PM
To me, it makes perfect sense for Art to take the blame and be they bad guy in this situation. It preserves the relationship between Tomlin and Ben. That is what is needed to be successful.

Captain Lemming
01-25-2012, 08:12 PM
To me, it makes perfect sense for Art to take the blame and be they bad guy in this situation. It preserves the relationship between Tomlin and Ben. That is what is needed to be successful.

Very possible

BURGH86STEEL
01-25-2012, 08:30 PM
There could be some inner turmoil within the franchise with new minority owner(s) on board. Not sure what this controversy means for the long term stability of the franchise.

Mister Pittsburgh
01-25-2012, 08:37 PM
Dan is coming back to the franchise & giving up his Irish post. Maybe Art trusts Dan's instincts.

steelnavy
01-25-2012, 09:48 PM
Seems more and more to me that, it was probably a surprise to Tomlin that, Arians was getting the boot. For sure Suisham didn't kick him out of here.

On an earlier post I made the comment that, the Steelers probably already knew who the new OC would be but, now that I understand that Tomlin wanted him to return then, that probably isn't the case and Tomlin wasn't prepared for Arians departure.

I wonder if Ben didn't get into trouble last season would Arians even made it to last season ?

I have a feeling Art thought, I gave him the players, we are over the cap and they can't score points and Ben is getting killed.

I also doubt Art cares too much for a buddy buddy relationship as tight as those two seemed to have.
And I also believe Art wasn't waiting for the house to crumble before Tomlin finally realized Arians is average at best and can't bring the success to this offense as he should with surrounding talent.

The Rooneys waited a long time for another Super Bowl QB and Arians and Tomlin are not doing what was best with the talent we have.

Does anyone remember how long it took the Steelers to hire Tomlin after Bill Cowher retired ?

THATS FUNNY!!!!!!!

feltdizz
01-25-2012, 10:01 PM
To me, it makes perfect sense for Art to take the blame and be they bad guy in this situation. It preserves the relationship between Tomlin and Ben. That is what is needed to be successful.

Very possible
:Agree

Mister Pittsburgh
01-25-2012, 11:30 PM
I guess all we can do is embrace whatever direction the franchise thinks we need to go in. They have proven to make some wise decisions that have given us a team that has unparalleled success. We are all passionate about the team, all have our thoughts on how things have been, and how they should be down the road. At the end of the day this team has given us all a lifetime of awesome memories and I suspect many more to come.

Steelers>NFL
01-26-2012, 09:35 AM
Thank you Mr. Daniel Rooney for making our wish come true!

7 UP
01-26-2012, 02:20 PM
Does it really matter who pulled the plug on Ariens? The point is hes gone. Thats all callers have talked about all week. Did Ariens retire? Was he Fired? Who fired him? Who cares? Hes gone. This is what most of Steeler Nation has wanted for 5 years now. Frankly I dont care if James Harrison threatened to go helmet to headset with him if he didnt retire.

Time to move on and look to the future. It was the right move, at the right time. If the Steelers make a good hire here, this offense has a chance to be really dangerous.

williar
01-26-2012, 02:57 PM
Thank you Mr. Daniel Rooney for making our wish come true!

+1

A decision that NEEDED to be made ASAP!! I don't care if the lunch lady made the call. Frankly, I'm little surprised to see some of the backlash this move has received in some outlets. I don't know how anyone who has watched steeler games over the past few
years and couldn't see the offensive disarray. This offense had no rhythm, no identity, no creativity whatsoever and most importantly, struggled to score points. I know our team achieve success but lets be clear, it wasn't because of the offense. Anyone who thinks otherwise is just kidding themselves. The offense was just along for the ride.