So the lack of success had ZIP to do with trying too hard to run.
Haley brought the quicker short passing game. The difference is Ben is FINALLY buying into it, players like Bell are adding to it, and the team is getting better at it.
In years past if Ben called the plays he would NEVER CHOOSE to do what he did Sunday and focus on getting rid of the ball quickly.
Yep. People are all so ready to dump on Rooney for all this, but Tomlin took ownership of it. I've not seen evidence that Tomlin is a liar. Until I see such evidence, I tend to take him at his word.
I think that after the 2011 season, because of our red zone woes, Tomlin felt compelled to make a change. Might he have been feeling some pressure from Rooney? Sure...but I doubt whether Art II told him exactly what to do. And I highly doubt that he told him to hire Haley. If Kirby Wilson hadn't gotten burned in that house fire, I think he'd have been Tomlin's OC choice.
And I think I've got just as much evidence for my opinions as the ARII haters have for theirs.
1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner
Cracks me up how some folks are so ready to believe Tomlin lies (when he has no track record of doing such) but are so ready to believe someone like Obama tells the truth (when, well, you know...).
I don't believe he lied.