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There’s an old adage that when someone says something isn’t about the money, it’s probably about the money. Which would mean Mike Wallace signed with the Dolphins for the money. Wallace told USA Today that when he decided to leave the Steelers and sign a five-year, $ 60 million contract with the Dolphins, he wasn’t takingR...
With the 2013 NFL Draft approaching, Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert checks in with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan and gives a complete...
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Former Steelers linebacker and seven-time Pro Bowler Andy Russell joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday.CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers
One of the big surprises in the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 loss to the Denver Broncos Sunday night was that wide receiver Antonio Brown returned punts in the game instead of rookie running back Chris Rainey. Perhaps this was just head coach Mike Tomlin and special teams coach Amos Jones sending the rookie some sort of a message early in the season a...
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In the latter years of his career in Pittsburgh, running back Jerome Bettis willingly took less money in order to remain with the Steelers. Receiver Hines Ward would have done the same thing, if asked. He wasn’t asked. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Steelers didn’t offer to keep Ward at a…
It was a move that had been anticipated, and at the close of business on Monday, March 5, it became official. The Steelers declined to use their franchise tag on any of the pending free agents, and...
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Former Steelers Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians Says Retirement Came After New Contract Wasn’t Offered
Steelers former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians' retirement wasn't exactly seen as legitimate.
In his first comments since he parted ways with the Steelers last week, he suggested retirement was his decision, but only after the Steelers informed him he would not be receiving a contract offer.
Arians says all of this in an interview with Frank Bodani of the York Daily Record.
According to Bodani:
Arians put it this way: While he maintains he had considered retiring before, "when I wasn't offered a contract, it was an easy decision for me."
The Steelers simply did not want him to return for a sixth season running the offense.
And Rooney didn't give him a reason why.
"I can't answer that question. Only the people there can. That's the business. I know the job we did as a staff. I don't have any regrets."
Certainly, readers and participants of this site could give Arians a few reasons why the Steelers may not want to bring him back. It seems strange Arians needs one, though. Art Rooney II made it clear after the 2009 season, he wanted the team to return to a stronger emphasis on the running game. In 2010, the Steelers moved up to 11th in the league in rushing yardage, from 19th in 2009. They finished 14th this season, and averaged 4.4 yards per carry.
Struggles in the red zone accentuated more of the Steelers' problems on the offensive side of the ball. They averaged 20.3 yards per game, more than just one other playoff team - Denver, the team that beat them 29-23 in the playoffs.
Arians threw some compliments at head coach Mike Tomlin, so it seems Tomlin isn't one of the three people he's mentioning. Likely, he's referring to Steelers chairman emeritus Dan Rooney, Steelers president Art Rooney II and general manager Kevin Colbert.
That probably also means Tomlin won't be "one of the three" selecting Arians' replacement. No word has been reported on who that candidate will be.
The interview went on to discuss Arians relationship with Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, whom Arians said was "upset" with the Steelers' decision to not bring Arians back.
Perhaps the most poignant statement Arians made is that he was contacted about "five or six" coaching jobs since he left the Steelers, but only one of them, apparently, was intriguing.
Maybe a team in the Lingerie League wanted a pass-first coach to direct a team to move the ball inside the 20s.
Source: Behind the Steel Curtain