I agree with Ovi that Starks needs a contract...he was definitely the anchor on the blind side this year...He played very well.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
While the OL play is vital to the success of the offense...I still wonder about the Haley offense.
I keep looking back at the 4 games that we played against the AFC West....Those 4 teams got to see the Haley offense twice a year for the last few years....
The Steelers new offense struggled against the AFC West...Struggled is an under statement....We lost 3 out of 4 and barely squeeked out a win against the Chiefs... The offense was unable to do anything in those games....
Is the Haley offense that predicatable? Does he really mold the offense to the strengths of his players?
Yes and No....
Ouch! that's quite a laundry list. Tomlin has proven he is not the most brilliant in-game decision maker as you note. But I don't think it is reasonable to put the draft totally on his shoulders...too many others in the organization that probably have a say in the picks.
Originally Posted by fezziwig
As Cowher liked to chirp, 'it's a fine line' to win in the NFL. Unfortunately, the Steelers were on the other side of that fine line too many times. Injuries leading to lack of consistency, leading to inexperienced subs on the field, leading to missed opportunities on both sides of the ball.
I don't think it's ALL Haley, but the offense is somewhat predictable.yesterday I think we ran the ball on EVERY first down. The dink and dunk HAS to set up the long ball, or something, but it doesn't seem to lead to much. It's ok to go for a first down on 2nd down instead of always trying to get into 'manageable' 3rd downs.
I see EVERY team we face run timing patterns. With Wallace, Brown, and Sanders speed we should have no issues running timing patterns where the WR run off the DB's but I do think it is Ben that can't make those throws. The guy just cannot unload the freaking football. I swear he has blind spots and a poor sense of timing.