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I agree that it wasn't professional, but I made the same comments during the game about his play calling which have been borderline horrible.
Say what you want about Haley, but Ben stunk yesterday. He had a wide open back 5 yards away for a 1st down and threw it into the ground. That was momentum crushing. Ben took 2 devastating sacks at the end of the game. You have to understand where you are and ditch it. Ben threw the interception to a COVERED Wallace and it was not a good throw with any zip. Hey Ben - how about an audible and get it to Miller - don't wait until after the game to say something. This is supposed to be a partnership. You think something should change - then change it. But damn, don't do nothing and then cry about it after the game. You've been wretched 2 weeks in a row. A little self-reflection might be called for right about now.
Agree. Taking a shot at Haley is a cheap shot because the problems we had yesterday were mainly execution problems not plays.
Originally Posted by Ghost
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Ben Roethlisberger seems unhappy with the Steelersí playcalling
Posted by Michael David Smith on December 16, 2012, 9:41 PM EST
ReutersSteelers quarterback Ben Roethlisbergerwas unsurprisingly unhappy after Sundayís loss to the Cowboys. And while Roethlisberger told reporters in the locker room after the game that he primarily put the blame for the loss on himself, he also hinted that he thinks Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley deserved some of the blame.
Roethlisberger, whose relationship with Haley has been a hot-button topic in Pittsburgh this season, didnít mention Haley by name. But he did make a couple of comments that suggested he wasnít crazy about the way Haley was calling plays.
Asked why tight end Heath Miller didnít have a single pass thrown his way in the second half, Roethlisberger answered, ďI just donít think we called the right plays to get him the ball.Ē
And when asked why the Steelers didnít run more no-huddle offense in the second half, Roethlisberger acknowledged he wished they had done more.
ďThatís tough for me to answer right now,Ē he said. ďThe second half we didnít do much of it, and thatís disappointing.Ē
For the Steelers, thereís a lot to be disappointed about after todayís loss. The good news is that they can still salvage their season and make the playoffs if they win their last two games. The bad news is a feud between Roethlisberger and Haley isnít the best way to begin a crucial week of work before the Week 16 meeting with the Bengals.
I'm usually the first to bash Ben.. started a thread asking if he is clutch yesterday, lol...
but I agree with Ben on this... the play calling stinks. Haley is trying to play small ball way too much with a QB who is deadly in the 10 to 15 yard range. Is it impossible to run off tackle? What about a sweep? A screen?
It's bubble screens and RUTFM. I'm really starting to miss Arians.
It is the EXECUTION of the plays not the plays. Our execution sucks. Just like under Arians the OL's inability to perform at a consistently high standard means it is impossible to evaluate the playcalling because the OL isn't giving the RBs or QB a chance.
Originally Posted by feltdizz
I didn't hear the post game quotes, but here is Dale Lolley's take on these comments:
Essentially, he thinks that Ben wasn't throwing all the blame on Haley since he called a lot of the plays in the second half.
Like I said, easy cheap shot to blame the coordinator when fans have no idea what play was called, what the audible was and how poorly it was executed versus the plan.
Originally Posted by phillyesq
The problem is execution not plays.
Maybe Miller wouldn't have to stay in and block all the time if this team hadnt ignored the deterioration of its offensive line throughout the Arians era.
Too bad the guy that runs it is a tool. Also too bad that it has almost no original content and instead just turns twitter reports from beat writers into articles.
Originally Posted by Steelhere10