View Full Version : Did anyone else get a Bruce Arians flashback in the Eagles game?

08-10-2012, 09:22 AM
So I am watching the game last night, enjoying the initial looks that we're getting of this new offense that Todd Haley installed. I'm pretty excited with the short passing, power running, and quick release of Big Ben. I was equally excited to see the run blocking, although still raw, starting to show some things to be impressed about.

Then, the flashback came. Steelers are inside the 10 after that Al Woods interception and on 3rd down they do an end around to Chris Rainey that lost 9 yds. Then late in the game on that final drive when Baron Batch was running well, they got to the 20 and stalled out. Haley called a couple slow developing run plays that lost yardage and forced them back.

I get that the personnel on the field were backups at the time so I take that into consideration but holy crap, Arians flashbacks are not good! I immediately reached for my bottle, curled up in the fetal position and began to shake uncontrollably!

08-10-2012, 09:25 AM
we completed crucial 3rd downs by throwing the ball to check down receivers . . . .

instead of trying to go deep and Ben getting dropped for a 10 yard loss

so no . . .

down at the goalline I think we were just experimenting , you don't give the good stuff away at this point, especially as we'll be playing them again this season . .

Big T
08-10-2012, 09:28 AM
Seriously? This already? It's the first PRESEASON game lol. Maybe we should just fire Haley now...

K Train
08-10-2012, 09:31 AM

its preseason, scrubs against scrubs, no real need to win the game you just want to evaluate whos playing. Play calling should be unorthodox. jesus, talk about an over analysis

08-10-2012, 09:33 AM
I'll watch the colts game tonight for a flashback . . lol

08-10-2012, 09:35 AM
Are you fn kidding me? I can't even believe this thread!

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08-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Wow, 1st preseason game & this already!

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08-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Relax guys, it's just a point.

Don't tell me you sat there during that slow developing end around near the goal and didn't think to yourself, WTF was that..backups or not.

08-10-2012, 10:20 AM
I don't think he's saying that Haley should be fired or that Haley is Arians, but I agree I had a similar thought last night during the game. I tweeted about it and got a ton of retweets from people laughing with me.

It's just preseason so it's not like any of this counts, but I hope to God we don't see that crap during the regular season. LOL

08-10-2012, 10:25 AM
Haley is Arians

. . . that's one serious makeover . . Ben was seen smiling on the sideline though . . . hmmmmm!

08-10-2012, 10:30 AM
this is only PRESEASON!~ I can only hope that we are not still talking about the OLine come November

08-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Can we please let BA go? He is with the Colts now to ruin Luck's career with bubble screens.

08-10-2012, 11:58 AM
Preseason will be pretty vanilla as far as play calling.

No need to get upset.


08-10-2012, 12:06 PM
. . . that's one serious makeover . . Ben was seen smiling on the sideline though . . . hmmmmm!

:lol: We can't have that right! We need screaming and yelling instead..

Real Deal Steel
08-10-2012, 12:48 PM

I totally agree.