The one hing about deep shots downfield is that the OL may nothold up. They have been in atters most of the year so why call something that could e successful in place of something that is.
The other thing I want to see is a game plan on the road that translates into a win. Not too happy about the losses on the road this year.
Look what Dallas did against NYG last week with one WR and a TE. We have 3 WR and a TE. I am really hoping to see some offensive magic this weekend.
You can't really be upset with the way the offense has heen going this year. They have not been the problem and they will only get better over time as everybody gets more used to the system. Still having troubles ramming the ball in from the redzone though. And you can never discount the positive effect of controlling the clock. San Fran are the kings of the 2 yard pass and they score enough.
As a dyed-in-the-wool hater of the "chuck and duck" Bruce Arians' sandlot strategy, I am very pleased with what is emerging in the steeler "O." And am not at all bothered by lack of shots downfield; that was the Arians way after everything else failed..."f@#k it, just chuck it!" Long balls are generally low percentage plays. Watch NE or GB or other teams that score consistently in the high 20's, to mid-30's: you just don't see a lot of deep throws.Arians is a mental midget compared to Haley. Scoring avg. is on the way up. BA may win a few games with Indy...but he'll be gone soon when they rank 24th in ppg. avg., and Luck is frustrated as hell, and realizes his boss is a moron, and is getting the crap beat out of him.
The Haley way is going to get a big test this week. Clock management, keeping Eli off the field will be huge. If the game is close late in the 4th quarter and we hand them the ball with anything more than 1 minute on the clock I'll be extremely nervous.
Last year the Steelers catch phrase "old and done". Now it's "dink and dunk"...can't imagine what's next.
I love the new offense. At first, I absolutely hated it because we weren't getting the deep shots down field to Wallace like we used to but now I really am getting used to it. The new offense is keeping Ben off the ground and that will extend his career by years. Another great thing is the time of possession. I can't remember a Steelers team in recent memory that has been able to take control of the TOP like this team, and its all because of this offense. It also gets Heath involved a lot more and you can't go wrong there, the man is an absolute beast.
with our young-inexperienced (and sometimes not very good) OL, dink-and-dunk makes sense doesnt it? That just seems logical. We are only as good as when Ben is on the field... so tired of him taking too many hits. Granted he is deadly when he escapes and makes something happen, but there is also a double sided sword to that. I really like the way the offense is going.
Once we get closer to the playoffs and into the playoffs... defenses will adjust and start to play us closer to account for the dink and dunk, then we can gash them with Wallace (and AB and Sanders) deep (b/c our OL will/is improving week in and week out). Then the defenses wont know how to stop us...
btw... that is classic!Quote:
"chuck and duck"
I love the fact that we are a balanced offensive attack now. I don't miss the long ball at all really, it was exciting, but I much prefer the way our offense is running now.