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    Eyebrow raising quote from Ben

    "That's coach Haley's call," Roethlisberger said of the Jets game. "He's the one that calls all of the plays. There was no no-huddle. Our no-huddle is usually when we have three wide receivers on the field. (The coaches) saw something and wanted to run the ball with multiple tight ends and keep (the media) and the fans happy, I guess."
    The coaches want to "keep the media and fans happy" by their play calling? That is a pretty bold and interesting quote...and kind of inflammatory. I don't think that by using 2 tight ends it's making any fans happy. Most just want to win and have the team employ play calls that give us the best chance of winning, period. I don't think I fully understand what Ben is talking about.

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    Yeah, I read that, too...

    It didn't particularly raise my eyebrows nor did I find it particularly inflammatory...

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    if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".
    or better yet:

    "That's the golf coach's call," Roethlisberger said of the Jets game. "He's the one that calls all of the plays. There was no no-huddle. Our no-huddle is usually when we have three wide receivers on the field. The golf coach and the janitor saw something and wanted to run the ball with multiple tight ends and keep Art II the two-bit lawyer and the fans who are still stuck in the 70s happy, I guess."

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    if he wanted to be inflammatory, he would have said "and keep Mr Rooney happy".
    He knows better than to bite the hand that feeds you.

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    I think a QB stating that coaches are calling plays to "keep the fans happy" is a little inflammatory if you ask me. He is saying that they are calling plays on what they think the fans want instead of calling plays that they think are best to win games. If that were true, that would be pretty f---ked up.

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    I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"


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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"
    That is what I was thinking but you would have to actually see the clip. Ben likes to act glib during the media scrum and it does not translate well to the written media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler_fan_in_t.o. View Post
    That is what I was thinking but you would have to actually see the clip. Ben likes to act glib during the media scrum and it does not translate well to the written media.
    I don't think you even need to see it to know. Anything this ridiculous had to be said tongue in cheek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    I believe the man was joking when he said to the assembled media "keep you guys and the fans happy"
    I don't understand the humor then. Why is that funny? Why would the media and fans be happy if they use multiple tight ends and rush the ball more?

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