I guesss removing all those bubble screens changed more than half the play book. Who'd a known
Arians was/is predictable. It wont change in Indy. So far, Haley hasnt accomplished anything in Pitt and he is simply unknown until game 1 is over. After hearing all the talk from players about how hard it is I expect a lot of confusion and little success in game 1. GO DEFENSE!
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2012
by John Mehno
Is Mike Tomlin repeating one of the legendary mistakes in Steelers history?
Tomlin hired Todd Haley as offensive coordinator in February, a big change after five years of Bruce Arians. Haley is the first coordinator in 13 years hired from outside the organization.
Tomlin is also requiring the team to learn Haley's terminology.
This is no small matter. Imagine trying to give someone directions if left was now right and vice versa. How easily could you do simple math problems if the value of six was now seven? Could you make change quickly if dimes were now called quarters?
That's what happens when new systems are installed. The simple solution is to have the new coach adapt to what the players have been using.
Chuck Noll hired Joe Walton as his offensive coordinator in 1990 and decided the Steelers would learn Walton's language.
The players, led by Bubby Brister, rebelled, and things were never quite right. Noll retired after the 1991 season.
There's always a sentiment for showing highly paid players who's the boss, but why have 25 people adapt when it would be easier to have one coach make the switch?
Change is always difficult, made even tougher when people aren't speaking the same language.
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