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lloydroid
09-21-2012, 03:02 PM
"That's coach Haley's call," Roethlisberger said of the Jets game. "He's the one that calls all of the plays. There was no no-huddle. Our no-huddle is usually when we have three wide receivers on the field. (The coaches) saw something and wanted to run the ball with multiple tight ends and keep (the media) and the fans happy, I guess."

The coaches want to "keep the media and fans happy" by their play calling? That is a pretty bold and interesting quote...and kind of inflammatory. I don't think that by using 2 tight ends it's making any fans happy. Most just want to win and have the team employ play calls that give us the best chance of winning, period. I don't think I fully understand what Ben is talking about.

Slapstick
09-21-2012, 03:11 PM
Yeah, I read that, too...

It didn't particularly raise my eyebrows nor did I find it particularly inflammatory...

flippy
09-21-2012, 03:24 PM
if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".

lloydroid
09-21-2012, 03:29 PM
I think a QB stating that coaches are calling plays to "keep the fans happy" is a little inflammatory if you ask me. He is saying that they are calling plays on what they think the fans want instead of calling plays that they think are best to win games. If that were true, that would be pretty f---ked up.

RuthlessBurgher
09-21-2012, 03:35 PM
I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"

hawaiiansteel
09-21-2012, 04:05 PM
if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".

or better yet:

"That's the golf coach's call," Roethlisberger said of the Jets game. "He's the one that calls all of the plays. There was no no-huddle. Our no-huddle is usually when we have three wide receivers on the field. The golf coach and the janitor saw something and wanted to run the ball with multiple tight ends and keep Art II the two-bit lawyer and the fans who are still stuck in the 70s happy, I guess."

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
09-21-2012, 04:09 PM
I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"

That is what I was thinking but you would have to actually see the clip. Ben likes to act glib during the media scrum and it does not translate well to the written media.

flippy
09-21-2012, 04:22 PM
That is what I was thinking but you would have to actually see the clip. Ben likes to act glib during the media scrum and it does not translate well to the written media.

I don't think you even need to see it to know. Anything this ridiculous had to be said tongue in cheek.

Oviedo
09-21-2012, 04:24 PM
Anyone else recognize SARCASM? Why is everyone always looking for a conspiracy? Or turmoil?

Ben reads and knows how there is a subset of fans who still long for the days of Franco and Rocky and believe that is "Steeler Football" as archaic as the notion may be.

Ben is a QB. I would be more concerned if he didn't want to throw the ball all the time. Do you really think he should have any confidence in the running game with the "great" redman getting 2.0 yards per carry and Dwyer not doing much better?

hawaiiansteel
09-21-2012, 04:33 PM
has Ben been listening to Crash again?

NJ-STEELER
09-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Anyone else recognize SARCASM? Why is everyone always looking for a conspiracy? Or turmoil?

r?

thats what haters do

lloydroid
09-21-2012, 06:37 PM
if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".

He knows better than to bite the hand that feeds you.

lloydroid
09-21-2012, 06:39 PM
I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"

I don't understand the humor then. Why is that funny? Why would the media and fans be happy if they use multiple tight ends and rush the ball more?

SS Laser
09-21-2012, 07:31 PM
The media and fans always know better then the coaches and players is how I take it. Sounds about right if you read posts here. :) This is not the first time Ben has busted on the media and fans. I find it funny everytime.

D Rock
09-21-2012, 07:33 PM
I don't understand the humor then. Why is that funny? Why would the media and fans be happy if they use multiple tight ends and rush the ball more?


It could have something to do with the constant demands from fans and media pieces stating that the Steelers need to run the ball more, because that is what the Steelers do. I just might not be getting it though.

Mister Pittsburgh
09-21-2012, 07:37 PM
The coaches want to "keep the media and fans happy" by their play calling? That is a pretty bold and interesting quote...and kind of inflammatory. I don't think that by using 2 tight ends it's making any fans happy. Most just want to win and have the team employ play calls that give us the best chance of winning, period. I don't think I fully understand what Ben is talking about.

I kind of agree with Ben. In Pittsburgh it always comes down to running the ball, burning clock, keeping the game close (most weeks no matter the quality of opponent), and the defense being set up to be the star. This overall philosophy is part of the steelers 'brand'.

I really think this town is happier with 10-6 defensive games with a 120 yard rusher than if we had a team with a stronger offense & weaker defense so we gave up 21 but hung 35 on teams.

RuthlessBurgher
09-21-2012, 07:44 PM
thats what haters do

http://nevernotanerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Haters-Gonna-Hate-shirt-600x392.gif

Captain Lemming
09-22-2012, 12:31 AM
I kind of agree with Ben. In Pittsburgh it always comes down to running the ball, burning clock, keeping the game close (most weeks no matter the quality of opponent), and the defense being set up to be the star. This overall philosophy is part of the steelers 'brand'.

And the results are without equal:

654

DBR96A
09-22-2012, 12:45 AM
has Ben been listening to Crash again?

Yeah, Ben can hear him yelling all the way from Western Psych.

aggiebones
09-22-2012, 07:53 PM
Hmmm, a QB that wants to throw the ball...surprising.

Jigawatts
09-22-2012, 08:52 PM
Nothing more than Bens attempt at some deadpan humor that some people just don't get. Like when he makes cracks about holding onto the ball too long.

feltdizz
09-23-2012, 03:19 AM
The "keep the fans and media happy" is all Crash..

Ben = Crash?

BURGH86STEEL
09-23-2012, 07:55 AM
A lot of what players and coaches say to the media is "blah ba blah blah blah"

NorthCoast
09-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Another much ado about nothing.... Roethlisberger likes to toy with the media, and they soak up every bit.