You know when Ben started looking like he wasn't so incapacitated? When arians could no longer incapacitate him mentally with the stupid play calls. The second Pittsburgh goes to the hurry up, and all the play calls are on Ben with no input from arians. Sure Ben still had some hobble to him, but the offense was no longer predictable. And on the bum wheel he stepped up and fired a laser to cotchery. If Tomlin doesn't fire arians, bens silly opinion be damned, he's hitching his wagon to the wrong horse.
Originally Posted by Pruitt
I was way angry last night, now I'm just highly disappointed. I've had 24hrs to look at the wreckage of a team we would have taken to new England next week. Hampton, keisel, and starks all were injured and will require surgery. Mendenhall is scheduled for surgery, and it looks likely pouncey will be too. 2 of the 4 other ol have ongoing injury issues. Our 4th and 5th dbs probably wouldn't play next week. Bens still hurt, and not mobile. Woodley is about 60%. Looking at all of that, I know we could no way have executed the game plan we used previous to beat the pats. Not using practice squad guys and street fas to fill those gaps. Any way I slice it Pittsburgh watches the sb from home. Better to do that on an ot heart breaker, than a total beatdown from the pats.
We need to focus on getting the guys back healthy, really assess the older guys and trim the fat, have a draft that assesses our needs, and plug holes with low tier ufas. Oh, and fire Bruce arians!!! Lots of great players on this team. Tomlin just needs to stick to his creedo of next man up, and get this team younger and faster.
Last edited by mikesteelnation1; 01-10-2012 at 01:05 AM.
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