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Go 'Lers
01-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Yes, that's right. THANK YOU

I truly mean that. And while many greeted the news of Bruce Arians retirement with cheers, I can't help be appreciative of the work he has done. He did help win a Super Bowl and, most importantly, bring our offense into the 21st century.

We'll benefit from finding a more suitable OC but think about his accomplishments (seriously). The Steelers offense used to be a run first, ask questions later mentality...then run the ball some more. He successfully developed a more open passing attack and let Roethlisberger reach his full potential.

His play calling wasn't always understandable, but that's why we're the ones watching on tv and he was on the sideline.

So thank you Bruce, and happy trails!

Steelers_All_Day_43
01-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Ben DEFINETLY HASN'T reached his potential, but I know what you mean

LatrobePA
01-20-2012, 08:21 PM
BA was a stiff I thank him for nothing! His **** poor playcalling almost killed the 100 million dollar QB (that and a ****** oline)!!

coldrolled
01-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Yes, that's right. THANK YOU

I truly mean that.

So thank you Bruce, and happy trails!

:cryrun:

Raleigh Steel
01-20-2012, 08:39 PM
Yes, that's right. THANK YOU

I truly mean that. And while many greeted the news of Bruce Arians retirement with cheers, I can't help be appreciative of the work he has done. He did help win a Super Bowl and, most importantly, bring our offense into the 21st century.

if he didn't have one of the greatest defenses EVER, we may not have made the playoffs. and the final drive of SB 43 was all ben and zero bruce. it was backyard football at it's finest. bruce didn't even call the plays on that series, it was ben in a no huddle. unless you think that the winning touchdown play call was: drop back, pump 3 times to 3 different receivers, slide over in the pocket, then throw into triple coverage to holmes in the back corner of the end zone and have him make a tip toe catch.

We'll benefit from finding a more suitable OC but think about his accomplishments (seriously). The Steelers offense used to be a run first, ask questions later mentality...then run the ball some more. He successfully developed a more open passing attack and let Roethlisberger reach his full potential.

did you ever think that the steelers ran the ball, and ran the ball, and ran it some more had anything to do with the lack of a QB...just sayin.

His play calling wasn't always understandable, but that's why we're the ones watching on tv and he was on the sideline.

and there were many more overly qualified people who could have been on the same sideline in his place.

So thank you Bruce, and happy trails!


thanks for taking at least 3 years off of our QB's career. thanks for saddling us with an underachieving offense, despite all the weapons that were given to you. thanks for keeping ben from even coming close to achieving his full potential as a QB in this league. thanks for increasing the collective nation's blood pressure every sunday. really, THANKS FOR NOTHING!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-20-2012, 08:59 PM
Arians wasn't the worst play caller in the league, but he has more than his share of shortcomings as we know. He was not a bad OC calling a game between the 20's. He had games where the overall plan was brilliant.

The problem was a lack of consistency, poor redzone efficiency, and the offensive line.

HUNT4SEVEN
01-20-2012, 09:35 PM
BA was **** poor at game planning, 3rd and short play calling and horrible in the redzone, so much so that Art Rooney fired him, i know they claimed he retired but best believe they fired Bruce, really he fired himself with horrible game plans for the last 5 years eff him i'm glad he's gone good riddance BA u BUM:tt02::tt02:...I hope they bring in Tom Clements:crossfingers:

OldSchool58
01-20-2012, 10:12 PM
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and that's cool cause at the end of the day we're all fans of the greatest freakin' football team that has ever taken the field. That being said, I personally believe a retarded midget with tourette's syndrom using a magic 8 ball could have called better games then BA. But, that's just me.

Real Deal Steel
01-20-2012, 10:21 PM
BA was **** poor at game planning, 3rd and short play calling and horrible in the redzone, so much so that Art Rooney fired him, i know they claimed he retired but best believe they fired Bruce, really he fired himself with horrible game plans for the last 5 years eff him i'm glad he's gone good riddance BA u BUM:tt02::tt02:...I hope they bring in Tom Clements:crossfingers:

He can thank Arians all he wants to. But in reality, Arians was a cornball OC and we can do alot better. Good riddance.

steelchamp204
01-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Hey BA, go suck a dick!!

connecticutsteel
01-20-2012, 11:51 PM
I'll hold off on the cursing .Football is the ultimate team sportif one guy doesn't execute it's BA's fault . so ta ta Bruce!!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-21-2012, 02:57 PM
His 3rd and short game plan wasn't that bad. Normally you just hand it off to Redman and let him get the first down. Now the times where he goes 5 wide or tries to run one of those end arounds, yes that drove me nuts!!

SnakeEyes43
01-21-2012, 03:01 PM
I appreciate his work, but can't say "thank you". He had me scratching my head and/or pulling my hair out in frustration too many times.

JollyRob68
01-21-2012, 03:03 PM
Time for Ben to Grow up and not rely on Sandlot football all the time. Can't wait to see who we hire as an OC. MArk Whipple? Tom Clements? Randy Fichtner? Todd Haley( I doubt)? Brad Childress? Jim Caldwell? Hue Jackson?

MattyVfromCT
01-21-2012, 03:38 PM
Yes, that's right. THANK YOU

I truly mean that. And while many greeted the news of Bruce Arians retirement with cheers, I can't help be appreciative of the work he has done. He did help win a Super Bowl and, most importantly, bring our offense into the 21st century.

we won super bowl 43 IN SPITE of arians. and really, how did he bring us into the 20th century? we've gone backwards in terms of points scored. we've scored more points with ron erhardt and the blind jackass behind center in 95, under chan gailey with mike tomczac and kordell, under mularkey with kordell and maddox and ****, even during ben's rookie season when we ran more times than any team since the 84 rams. the way i see it a mouse turd could do a better job than BA..........

North Steel
01-21-2012, 03:49 PM
Yes, that's right. THANK YOU

I truly mean that. And while many greeted the news of Bruce Arians retirement with cheers, I can't help be appreciative of the work he has done. He did help win a Super Bowl and, most importantly, bring our offense into the 21st century.

We'll benefit from finding a more suitable OC but think about his accomplishments (seriously). The Steelers offense used to be a run first, ask questions later mentality...then run the ball some more. He successfully developed a more open passing attack and let Roethlisberger reach his full potential.

His play calling wasn't always understandable, but that's why we're the ones watching on tv and he was on the sideline.

So thank you Bruce, and happy trails!

Come on man seriously,your ****ing with us right?:lol::lol::lol:This dirt bag gave me fits with his play calling.I swear this guy had maybe 3-5 plays at the most. HB run,that ****ing stupid bubble screen,long bomb and punt bc none of the above worked.All i can say about BA is:banana: YOUR OUT OF HERE:greenbounce2::clap:

Raleigh Steel
01-21-2012, 04:14 PM
in all seriousness, BA scripted the first 15 plays. after that the offense always bogged down. he could never make adjustments, he could never call a consistent game, and he, more often than not, fell in love with the deep ball even when he never tried to set it up to be successful.

without the improvisational skills of Ben, this offense would have done absolutely zero in production.

ask yourself, how many times did ben drop back to pass and complete a throw on a play that worked out the way it was designed? the vast majority of the time, ben had to buy time for a receiver to work his way open. BA's route distribution was horrific. he was able to allow one defensive back to cover 2 players. or have 2 players run into the same area bringing 2 or more defenders into that area.

he hardly ever game planned for an opponents weakness. he never developed a run game...and believe me, it wasn't the o-line's fault.

if the next OC turns this offense into the juggernaut that it can be, arians might be hired as some other teams defensive coordinator. because he'd be the only person available who could stop the steelers offense.

good riddance bruce...you sucked every place you've been, and if you go any where you'll suck there too.

SteelerRush
01-21-2012, 04:38 PM
Totally agree.
Didn't like playing to the level of competition. We should have blown teams out but just didn't score enough in the red zone.

Bye Bye BA!

coldrolled
01-21-2012, 05:28 PM
Bruce should be thanking Ben for putting him on the map.

Stone
01-22-2012, 11:32 AM
If you want to thank BA for something thank him for the Ravens, thank him for the Patriots, thank him for the Packers, thank him for the Giants.......on and on!

As far as the Steelers **** HIM! He held back what could have been the one of the best offenses in the history of the NFL and more importantly, he held back what could have been one of the greatest "teams" in NFL history!

His idiotic use of the talent in front of him was criminal and, in my mind, is the single biggest chink in the armor of the Steelers front office for keeping him around!

coldrolled
01-22-2012, 11:44 AM
If you want to thank BA for something thank him for the Ravens, thank him for the Patriots, thank him for the Packers, thank him for the Giants.......on and on!

As far as the Steelers **** HIM! He held back what could have been the one of the best offenses in the history of the NFL and more importantly, he held back what could have been one of the greatest "teams" in NFL history!

His idiotic use of the talent in front of him was criminal and, in my mind, is the single biggest chink in the armor of the Steelers front office for keeping him around!

:cope::cope::cope::cope::cope::cope:

SteelDad
01-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Bruce should be thanking Ben for putting him on the map.

Exactly.

Without Ben BA is a completely unknown commodity. With Ben he at least garnered some league attention. The easiest way to sum up BA around the league however is the fact that he was NEVER sought for HC jobs. That speaks volumes in my opinion.

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