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    Here's the sticking points for Chadman from Rooney:

    He says the Offense was "right on pace" through 9 games, and that Ben was achieving his goal of 'much fewer sacks'.

    That's rubbish. Firstly, Rooney was adamant- so much so that he sacked Arians- that the Offense needed to run more. The result? We ran less this year than ANY YEAR UNDER ARAINS. Even the 2012 Colts, under ARAINS, ran the ball more than the 2012 Steelers. This Offense was not on the pre-2012 season Rooney version of 'Right on pace'. In fact, Haley's offense was doing the polar opposite of what Rooney wanted. As for the sacks- 42 last year, 37 this year. Is 5 'much less'?

    He then goes on to say 'focus' played it's part in the Steelers woes. Right- agreed. But who was to blame for a lack of focus & team chemistry this season? How about the 'retiring' of Arians, obviously not a choice of Tomlin's, before the season kicked off? How did that work for 'focus'? was it a distraction? The media sure thought so. And then hiring Haley, who everyone knew has the tendency to 'shake things up'. How did that help 'focus' when your star QB is suddenly given an OC designed to 'shake the cage'? And then the Mike Wallace/Antonio Brown contract saga- want to talk about focus & team chemistry? How do you think Brown getting Wallace's 'money' helped 'focus' this season?

    The very things Rooney bemoans as reasons for a poor season stem from him.

    "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

    One needs to look within themselves, Chadman suspects.
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    So nice to have you back Crash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Laser View Post
    Do you have to poke the goanna?
    Well, with Crash back... Chadman feels inspired!

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    Crash very much enjoyed that Chadman post.

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    From the very beginning of the season, there were so many 'niggles' that didn't need to happen.

    Chadman believes the Steelers could have overcome the injuries, could have overcome predictable play calling, could have overcome age, could have overcome pretty much anything really...

    So long as the FO had not been Hell-bent on shooting Arians against Tomlin's will.

    There are some worrying signs for the TEAM- older guys are slipping, younger guys are not developing fast enough... but if they had played focussed football, like they have pretty much most of Tomlin's reign, Chadman suspects that this was a 10 or 11 win Steelers team.

    Just to be sure- this is not Chadman debating if Arians is a greater OC to Haley.... both have merits... it's about team chemistry. It was messed with, by the suits- and that's a problem.
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    Yep. If Tomlin isn't allowed to have who he wants as OC and DC at this point? When will he?

    A total waste of a season.

    All because a silver spoon wants to play GM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Crash very much enjoyed that Chadman post.
    it makes Hawaiiansteel very happy that Crash enjoyed that Chadman post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash View Post
    Yep. If Tomlin isn't allowed to have who he wants as OC and DC at this point? When will he?

    A total waste of a season.

    All because a silver spoon wants to play GM.
    You have to let the HC live & die by his choices- or you can never blame them at all..which is simply never going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    it makes Hawaiiansteel very happy that Crash enjoyed that Chadman post...
    Chadman is positively chuffed that he made Hawaiiansteel happy because he had previously made Crash happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Here's the sticking points for Chadman from Rooney:

    He says the Offense was "right on pace" through 9 games, and that Ben was achieving his goal of 'much fewer sacks'.

    That's rubbish. Firstly, Rooney was adamant- so much so that he sacked Arians- that the Offense needed to run more. The result? We ran less this year than ANY YEAR UNDER ARAINS. Even the 2012 Colts, under ARAINS, ran the ball more than the 2012 Steelers. This Offense was not on the pre-2012 season Rooney version of 'Right on pace'. In fact, Haley's offense was doing the polar opposite of what Rooney wanted. As for the sacks- 42 last year, 37 this year. Is 5 'much less'?

    He then goes on to say 'focus' played it's part in the Steelers woes. Right- agreed. But who was to blame for a lack of focus & team chemistry this season? How about the 'retiring' of Arians, obviously not a choice of Tomlin's, before the season kicked off? How did that work for 'focus'? was it a distraction? The media sure thought so. And then hiring Haley, who everyone knew has the tendency to 'shake things up'. How did that help 'focus' when your star QB is suddenly given an OC designed to 'shake the cage'? And then the Mike Wallace/Antonio Brown contract saga- want to talk about focus & team chemistry? How do you think Brown getting Wallace's 'money' helped 'focus' this season?

    The very things Rooney bemoans as reasons for a poor season stem from him.

    "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

    One needs to look within themselves, Chadman suspects.
    I think it ceased to be Wallace's money when he said he didn't want it. What should the team have done, risk having both Brown and Wallace leave. Everyone sooner or later has to accept the fact that Wallace doesn't want to stay. He isn't a victim.
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