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    Arians was villified for not being a traditional Steelers OC- no reliance on pounding smash-mouth running games, more finesse, more big-play strikes than time consuming drives.

    Ben was getting sacked under Arians, he's getting sacked under Haley.

    Wallace was a superstar under Arians, a bum under Haley.

    Mendenhall was the 6th best Steelers RB of all time under Arians, we can't generate a running game under Haley.

    Now, to be fair, the OL under Haley has been in transition which no doubt makes things difficult, but it's not as if Arians was given an all-pro OL either.

    2 different philosophies for the 2 OC's, but it doesn't seem the Steelers have bought into Haley's style yet.

    But for all this, Chadman still suspects that the problem doesn't come from Haley, but from the way the popular Arians was removed from the organisation. What was a tight-knit, well functioning team suddenly became a mob of unruley pouters that weren't performing up to their best.
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    You aren't that far off. Crash here has been told things that if true? The last 17 games is just the tip of the iceberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Arians was villified for not being a traditional Steelers OC- no reliance on pounding smash-mouth running games, more finesse, more big-play strikes than time consuming drives.

    Ben was getting sacked under Arians, he's getting sacked under Haley.

    Wallace was a superstar under Arians, a bum under Haley.

    Mendenhall was the 6th best Steelers RB of all time under Arians, we can't generate a running game under Haley.

    Now, to be fair, the OL under Haley has been in transition which no doubt makes things difficult, but it's not as if Arians was given an all-pro OL either.

    2 different philosophies for the 2 OC's, but it doesn't seem the Steelers have bought into Haley's style yet.

    But for all this, Chadman still suspects that the problem doesn't come from Haley, but from the way the popular Arians was removed from the organisation. What was a tight-knit, well functioning team suddenly became a mob of unruley pouters that weren't performing up to their best.
    I don't think I would use the word "villified" to describe BA's ouster. Many were disappointed that given the Steelers level of talent on O they had trouble breaking into the top 10 on offense under his reign. It took an all-world defensive performance for the Steelers to get to the SB.

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    They don't get into the top 10 because once they have a lead late they don't try to score. They run the ball and play defense.

    It's been this way for 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChineseCrash View Post
    They don't get into the top 10 because once they have a lead late they don't try to score. They run the ball and play defense.

    It's been this way for 10 years.
    actually they don't get into the top 10 because once they get inside the 20 they don't try to score.
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