Maybe we should at least play an offensive sheme that suits our quaterback. Spread offece out of the shotgun, that's how most snaps should look like.
"3rd down magic this season?" You make it sound like we're in week 14. We're only in week #1! Guys- lets give it a few more weeks before ya'll start jumping OFF the bandwagon.....
6- Time Super Bowl Champions......
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2012 MNF Executive Champion
While the OL looked poor against the Titans, they looked no worse than last year or any of the previous 3-4 years. (Chadman secretly suspects that these guys might still turn out to be better than we expect). And the RB's were poor, no doubting that- but they were poor last year as well. They clearly miss a RB that can reliably hold the ball & get 3-4 yards most attempts. Maybe Bell is that guy? But for Chadman, the biggest deficiency in the Todd Haley offense/ Steelers roster combination is that they don't have a go-to WR. If you are going to play a dink-dunk, catch & run, short route, quick (quickish maybe) passing attack- you need a big, safe hands type WR that can get the ball in traffic, who isn't afraid to cross the middle, or get deep. They need a Larry Fitzgerald, or Dwayne Bowe... Plaxico Burress type WR. A guy Ben can do what Ben has always done- throw into coverage- and still be a strong chance of coming down with the ball. Antonio Brown is an overpaid slot WR, Sanders is yet to prove he's more than a back-up, Cotchery is a possession WR & Wheaton needs time, but looks to be a potential deep threat. Ben was always at his best (and sometimes worst) when he could lob it up & have a Burress, Ward or Wallace pluck it out of coverage & make a play. The current group don't offer him that luxury. The current group take 'the gambler' out of Ben. And then Ben holds the ball longer...waiting for WR's to get open...with an average at best OL...
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It seems folks are confusing TS presumed patience with HC's with all position coaches. That is not the case. Incidentally, TS had 4 different HC's in the 1960's.
Yeah, Ben is awesome. One of the greatest Steelers of all time. But, he is not a master technician, and he is not a classic pocket passer. He doesn't always trust his first read. He likes to hold the ball and extend plays. It is what it is.
Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.