Its BA's fault for global warming and our country's economic woes the last few years.....Just blame BA for everything....lol I don't see Miller all of sudden becoming a Gates, Clark, or a Gronk since Miller isn't on their level....Miller is a solid TE but nothing special........Miller did set a career high in catches with 70+ back in 2009 with BA as OC............
We were all saying that the sky was the limit for the offense heading into 2011 too and that didn't work out quite as well as we hoped. Ben did throw for over 4,000 yds and we had 2 1,000 yd receivers so it's not as if they couldn't do anything. It was the situational football that killed them; redzone was a huge one.
I expect to see them work hard on the redzone offense this offseason and in training camp; just think back to how many points were potentially left on the board by having to kick FG's all the time.
Ben sucked *** toward the end of last season, how many deep balls were overthrown? Tons! BA is only part of the reason this offense stunk!
Hopefully being less predictable and less bombs downfield. Steelers have a speedy WR core. They need to catch the ball in space and get some YAC. Once in a while, launch one, but more balance and better playcalling in the red zone would be nice.
If I never see another slow developing run play again it'll be too soon. No more delayed draws inside our own 20 yd. line. No more predictable red zone play calling. I think I'll faint dead away if the steelers actually use something like a Tackle eligible or look for Heath in the back of the end zone more than twice a year.
Bruce Arians is our double agent. Right now he's on a mission to destroy the Colts new franchise QB in the same fashion he destroyed the Browns franchise QB Tim Couch.
Good luck and Gods speed to you Bruce.
Arians was pathetic with his predictable 1rst down bubble screens, 2nd down stretch runs, and desperate 3rd down heaves downfield looking for an easy score. He had no system other than the "sandlot strategy," if you could call it one. So glad he is now the Colts' problem.
No doubt the player most held back by B.A. was Ben; he's not yet developed into a mature QB with a disciplined, timing-based passing attack. This is Haley's biggest challenge: to see if he can install a system capable of scoring with the elite offenses of the NFL (27-32 ppg.). Stillers were mired in that 20-24 point range under B.A. It's why he's gone.