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Thread: Rip Arians? It still boils down to execution

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    Re: Rip Arians? It still boils down to execution

    Funny that article doesn't mention that normally Ben calls the plays when going no huddle, but against Cincy, Arians informed Ben that he would be calling the plays during the final drive. You know, the one where we went 4 and out without picking up a yard.

    If we run the ball 10 times in a row up the middle vs. Ray Lewis and company and we don't gain a yard......is it execution we should blame or stupidity for thinking it is a good idea cause Bruce Arians called it?

    I still think Arians is a crappy OC whether Ron Cook (funny his opinion holds more weight even though he doesn't have a job in the NFL) tells me he isn't or not.
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    Re: Rip Arians? It still boils down to execution

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast
    In the article he said the loss was on Ben having a bad day. But read Ben's quote in the middle of the piece. Ben was clearly second guessing the play selection of 40-17 pass run ratio. When Ben is struggling we need Arians to step up with plays that will help him restore confidence. How do 4 deeps balls (which everyone knows Ben is not the best at) restore confidence?

    The lost can be very easily split between Ben and Arians. Neither one seemed to come up with a solution last Sunday.
    So far in this game, Ben is taking advantage of the underneath stuff, completing passes to Mendenhall, Parker, D.J. Johnson, Heath, etc.

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    Re: Rip Arians? It still boils down to execution

    The two TD's we score in the redzone both come off of Ben improvising.
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    Re: Rip Arians? It still boils down to execution

    How about that third and two call in OT?


    It's about execution, alright...Arians is going to get executed if they don't get him out of Pittsburgh...

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