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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    If we had two top notch TEs like New England this offense would be unstoppable.
    Did you forget we had Pope to go with Heath now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eniparadoxgma View Post
    Did you forget we had Pope to go with Heath now?
    that's right, Leonard Pope already has 2 catches for 8 yards and 1 TD so far this season.

    you can't really stop Pope, other teams can only hope to contain him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Didn't players say after Arians left that they only had like 4 different running plays and that there was never any emphasis on practicing them (or something like that)?

    This is exactly what Rooney was talking about when talking about our run game woes under Arians. He wasn't saying that we needed to morph back into a Franco-centric or Bettis-centric offensive of the past...we can still be a modern NFL passing offensive with Ben at the helm, multiple receiving threats at WR, utilizing the TE's in the passing game as more than just blockers, throw the ball to your RB's, and still be able to run the ball with authority when you need to. It's been on display over the last 3 weeks.

    I don't want this to seem like a bitter anti-Arians rant...what he's doing in Indy as a head coach thrown into the fire without warning is nothing short of remarkable (the team who finished with the worst record in football last year would make the playoffs if the season ended today)...it's more of a look at how Haley has improved our offense overall.
    Maybe, but Luck is also 2nd in the league on pass attempts. this tells me Arians could care less about a run game even on his new team (not that the Colts have an RBs to speak of) this may work in a dome, but let's see how well in works in GB or NE this December. It has been shown time and again, one dimensional teams can be shut down.

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    They say:
    Bruce Arians is doing a bang-up job as Colts' OC/interim HC.

    I say:
    It's been mostly LUCK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    They say:
    Bruce Arians is doing a bang-up job as Colts' OC/interim HC.

    I say:
    It's been mostly LUCK.
    I see what you did there.

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    Haley is the MVP of the team at this point. He's made the offense much more efficient. And consequently (because T.o.P.), he has helped minimize the exposure of a D that can be exploited (despite the rankings).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    They say:
    Bruce Arians is doing a bang-up job as Colts' OC/interim HC.

    I say:
    It's been mostly LUCK.

    Nicely done!

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    Haley "won't be afraid to run up the score" on the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10

    By Neal Coolong on Nov 7



    ESPN's Adam Schefter mentioned at least a trace of animosity from current Steelers offensive coordinator and former Chiefs head coach as he prepares to face his old team in Week 10.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter said on Sportscenter Wednesday Steelers offensive coordinator "won't be afraid to run up the score" on the Kansas City Chiefs - his former employer - when the teams face each other on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

    It's hard to blame him. Unceremoniously dumped in the middle of the season, Haley was forced to take the brunt of the criticism regarding the Chiefs' bi-polar 2011 season, landing him in Pittsburgh.

    Since then, the Steelers are enjoying an offense that's improving steadily each week, and is among the team's best rushing teams over the course of their three-game winning streak.

    The Chiefs have gone in the opposite direction, coming into the game at 1-7, and having yet to hold a lead for a measurable amount of time. Their lone win came off a game-winning field goal over New Orleans in Week 3.

    Haley's offense has yet to score more than 31 points, a tally that came in a 34-31 loss at Oakland in Week 3. Their new life on the ground seems to indicate a bit fewer points, but more time of possession in the grand scheme of things. Blowout or otherwise, Haley must also remember he was in charge of the team in 2009 and 2010, when the Chiefs upset the Steelers and came within one drive of defeating them at Heinz Field.

    Showing up his former boss has to serve as quality motivation, but it's not likely Haley will break out the team's first vertical passing assault of the season. He'd also have to worry about what his new boss, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, would feel about that.

    Perhaps, though, he just won't have Ben Roethlisberger take a knee if the Steelers are closing the game out inside the Chiefs' territory.

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    Let's see, Haley got the Chiefs into the playoffs by winning the AFC West in 2010 with 10-6 record.

    The next year, dealing with early season-ending injuries to his starting QB Matt Cassel, his starting RB Jamaal Charles, his starting TE Tony Moeaki, his starting SS Eric Berry, etc., the team started out 5-8 and he was fired.

    Now they have Cassel, Charles, Moeaki, and Berry all back, and Romeo Crennel has them at 1-7.

    You think he might want to stick it in K.C. management's face a bit? This may be the game where the offense puts up 40+, even without the likes of Antonio Brown and Chris Rainey available.

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    Haley wants to put "50" on them. Don't kid yourself. This is personal for him no matter what PC things he says. It would be for anyone in his situation.
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