You can blame Ben, Arians, or Tomlin, or all 3 but watching this team try to heave it 40 yds downfield every first down is just getting so old. What happened to the being patient, move the chains, eat the clock, work the ball down the field, mentality this offense used to have? Everytime you see Ben with 1st and Ben he's looking down field and trying to fire it for a big play. That's all well and good, there's nothing wrong with stretching the defense, giving them something to think about, keeping them honest, and all that but seriously!
If this team would just methodically eat up the clock, use the offensive weapons we have, and occasionally fire it down field, one would tend to think we'd have a much higher success rate with the big play. As it stands every offense knows on 1st down we're gonna look downfield so they are ready for it. Yes it works sometimes, and it's great when it doesn, but we go to the well way too often because we're greedy instead of patient.
Am I wrong here, seriously?