I read this article this morning. It made me a bit angry as a fan. This dink and dunk scheme (that what its been so far) has been EXACTLY what the team needs. Ben spoke out in frustration (I'm assuming), based on his quite close friend and former oc being deposed as such, and the w-l record from 3 games we lost with a 4th quarter lead.
Ben backed off his comments later as he was further questioned. It was his quick twitch and natural tendencies that led him to that point, added to the factors I mentioned. He loves arians, and loves going deep. I get that!! However this team isn't constituted to do such. Those 7 step drops got Ben killed.
This offense is chock full of playmakers. Get them the ball in space and trust them to get it done. Get it out quick to equalize the fact the line sucks so bad. Hailey has highlighted those points. He called a masterful game tonight, even with "hands of stone" Wallace and "stevie wonder" batch.
That dink and dunk offense kept Ben mostly clean (at least by our standards), especially considering how prolific the Bengals were at getting to the qb. This offense dictated the 2nd half and allowed the defense to quite loosely look like its supposed to. Haley called a great game, so I guess your bet is going to be offset another week Curtis.
Agreed though Ben needs to keep more to himself. No need to make that comment. Do your job, and enjoy being knocked down so little. Haley is only trying to extend your career!!!
I know its foreign Ben, but the coordinator is only doing what he's SUPPOSED to. Minimize the weaknesses. First and foremost that's the o line. That's why he's calling the short stuff, your line can't block. Please drop the grudge bc your buddy got fired, and embrace the guy who's doing what's best for you!!! I know its a foreign concept, since arians was always TRYING to get you killed, but please try...
I know this. Andy dalton isn't very good. 105 yards and an int vs our defense??? He's easily confused, and accordingly makes bad throws. His accuracy is suspect, as is his arm strength.. our defense sucks right now, playing two gimpy olbs and a garbage safety. Cincy just made the secondary look great. Even given all the special teams penalties and our inability to stop any run before they gain 4 yards. They need a credible weapon on offense not named aj green...
For the love of god please start Mcclendon at nt next week...
Last edited by mikesteelnation1; 10-22-2012 at 03:00 AM.
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