Arians was in the hospital.
Did I hear today that Luck was the most hit QB this year? Big Ben plays reckless enough, he doesn't need the additional punishment that seems to plague Arians offense. I for one am glad he's gone.
It's not about having or needing a fullback to win, it's about balance. It's about being capable of doing one thing if the defense is able to shut done the other. Why is it taboo to want to have a offense capable of ball control with the run game or to get the tough yards at an area of the field you shouldn't be trying pass attempts.
Ben is not good enough to sit back and air it out 40 times a game in my opinion. This offense needs the quality of some running to keep the defenses honest.
I'm not the type of fan that jumps for joy everytime I see the ball thrown or the scores running up. I want the entire product and I enjoy a good run game, a good defensive battle.
I always think that it is ridiculous to automatically give a head job to the guy who seems to be the most successful OC or DC at the time. They are two entirely different jobs.
Whatever you think about Arians as an OC, he proved very successful as an interim HC this season. You had a team awash in turmoil, coming off of an awful 2011 season, and with a rookie at QB, and held them on course to the playoffs. That is an undeniably solid accomplishment, and one that is worthy of another look by a team that needs a HC.
Arians job is to teach QB's to air it out... it's up to the QB to recognize and respect the blitz and avoid contact.
We hired Haley to help protect Ben and he still ended up on a stretcher...