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pfelix73
02-02-2013, 10:38 PM
BA. Unreal. Congrats to the local guy from my hometown.

Sugar
02-02-2013, 11:06 PM
The guy deserves it. He did a great job in a very difficult circumstance.

BradshawsHairdresser
02-02-2013, 11:07 PM
If he wins it again next year, it will be truly amazing...he did well this season, but you can't deny that Luck was on his side...

RuthlessBurgher
02-02-2013, 11:11 PM
If he wins it again next year, it will be truly amazing...he did well this season, but you can't deny that Luck was on his side...

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Mister Pittsburgh
02-03-2013, 07:30 AM
'excuse me sir, could you put you face over this bowl for a moment...there's some egg dipping off it'....

7 UP
02-03-2013, 07:43 AM
Didnt care for BA as OC of the Steelers, but never disliked him personally. Congrats to BA. Award was well deserved.

supersteeler
02-03-2013, 07:53 AM
He did a great job with Indy and yes well deserving of the award. He has a monumental task of trying to improve the Red Birds in a tough division. Seattle is expected to compete with the 49ers and even the Rams have potential to be at least a decent team.

Slapstick
02-03-2013, 09:09 AM
Not a great OC, but did a great job this year as substitute HC....

He deserves it...

Oviedo
02-03-2013, 10:14 AM
Ben seems to have always been right and the fans seem to have always been wrong about BA.

Oviedo
02-03-2013, 10:16 AM
Not a great OC, but did a great job this year as substitute HC....

He deserves it...

How can you say that when he took Indy to the play offs under the circumstances. He was still the guy controlling the offense and doubling as HC. Perhaps he was successful because he wasn't encumbered by antiquated perceptions and influence from team ownership on what "Colts football" should be?

Slapstick
02-03-2013, 10:40 AM
How can you say that when he took Indy to the play offs under the circumstances. He was still the guy controlling the offense and doubling as HC. Perhaps he was successful because he wasn't encumbered by antiquated perceptions and influence from team ownership on what "Colts football" should be?

Or, perhaps he had a QB who was able to take the pounding that his offense requires and not be injured for any length of time...

feltdizz
02-03-2013, 10:40 AM
Ben seems to have always been right and the fans seem to have always been wrong about BA.

Gotta blame someone for the way Ben plays

phillyesq
02-03-2013, 11:12 AM
Not a great OC, but did a great job this year as substitute HC....

He deserves it...

Yup, good for him. I did not care for him as the Steelers OC, but he did an amazing job this year.

phillyesq
02-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Ben seems to have always been right and the fans seem to have always been wrong about BA.

I believe that Luck was the most hit QB in the league this year. When you are trying to preserve an investment like the Steelers are with Ben, that is not what you're looking for.

Perhaps BA had to leave because he was too stubborn and refused to adapt and call shorter pass routes. :p

NorthCoast
02-03-2013, 11:27 AM
Not to dismiss what BA did, but it helped that the Colts played one of the weakest schedules in the league. Against winning teams, they were less than 0.500. If that had happened to the Steelers under him, people (including me) would be calling for his head. BTW, was BA also OC for the Colts, or does someone else get the credit for the O?

feltdizz
02-03-2013, 11:49 AM
Not to dismiss what BA did, but it helped that the Colts played one of the weakest schedules in the league. Against winning teams, they were less than 0.500. If that had happened to the Steelers under him, people (including me) would be calling for his head. BTW, was BA also OC for the Colts, or does someone else get the credit for the O?

People called for his head regardless... the Colts werent supposed to make the playoffs. He did an amazing job.

At least they beat the teams they were supposed to beat.

Mister Pittsburgh
02-03-2013, 02:30 PM
People will call for the OC's head unless you win the bowl...and even then some will.

lloydroid
02-03-2013, 03:27 PM
I know it's not politically correct to mention this, but the illness of the head coach actually made it easier for BA to win. With the players so motivated from the illness, he had a group that was ready to run through any brick wall. I find it likely that BA being head coach without such a scenario will make it more difficult to succeed. We will find out next year. Not saying I have a problem with him getting coach of the year, but I wouldn't have a problem with Jim Harbaugh or Pete Carrol winning it as well. One coach who was less deserving than any other to win it? Mike Tomlin.

supersteeler
02-03-2013, 03:34 PM
B.A. deserved to win that award period. The Colts won two games the prior year, then made the playoffs this year with an average defense.
Andrew Luck had something to do with that too, he's going to be a great one if they get him some O-line help.

flippy
02-03-2013, 05:14 PM
Surprised no one's asked, what would have happened to the Steelers if we got rid of Tomlin and made BA head coach?

pfelix73
02-03-2013, 05:22 PM
I know it's not politically correct to mention this, but the illness of the head coach actually made it easier for BA to win. With the players so motivated from the illness, he had a group that was ready to run through any brick wall. I find it likely that BA being head coach without such a scenario will make it more difficult to succeed. We will find out next year. Not saying I have a problem with him getting coach of the year, but I wouldn't have a problem with Jim Harbaugh or Pete Carrol winning it as well. One coach who was less deserving than any other to win it? Mike Tomlin.

Yep. Was thinking the same thing.. They did have motivation on their side....

feltdizz
02-03-2013, 06:52 PM
I know it's not politically correct to mention this, but the illness of the head coach actually made it easier for BA to win. With the players so motivated from the illness, he had a group that was ready to run through any brick wall. I find it likely that BA being head coach without such a scenario will make it more difficult to succeed. We will find out next year. Not saying I have a problem with him getting coach of the year, but I wouldn't have a problem with Jim Harbaugh or Pete Carrol winning it as well. One coach who was less deserving than any other to win it? Mike Tomlin.

I dont buy that... they could have easily packed it in as well since the expectations were so low. Its Peyton, its Ben, its Luck... always an excuse when it comes to BA. Its always... wait until next year to see him fail.

NorthCoast
02-03-2013, 11:31 PM
I dont buy that... they could have easily packed it in as well since the expectations were so low. Its Peyton, its Ben, its Luck... always an excuse when it comes to BA. Its always... wait until next year to see him fail.

The fact is that with all the talent on offense, the Steelers still only scratched the top 10 once in BA's reign. The offense was stagnant.

feltdizz
02-03-2013, 11:46 PM
The fact is that with all the talent on offense, the Steelers still only scratched the top 10 once in BA's reign. The offense was stagnant.

True... but we had big plays and never went .500

Slapstick
02-04-2013, 11:20 AM
There is not a big history of successful interim head cooaches in the NFL...

Arians did a good job in Indy...

lloydroid
02-04-2013, 04:52 PM
I dont buy that... they could have easily packed it in as well since the expectations were so low. Its Peyton, its Ben, its Luck... always an excuse when it comes to BA. Its always... wait until next year to see him fail.

There were no excuses when he was here because he clearly sucked. His play calling was garbage. His system using a TE as a FB was retarded. His lack of practicing rush blocking was not a fit in Pgh. He did a good job this year, under his conditions, but he is going to FAIL in AZ. Watch and learn.