Arians: Didn’t Get Off To The Start We Wanted

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians spoke after the loss to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV.

Arians said the offense didn’t get off to the start they wanted and hurt themselves in the first half.

Although the Packers were without cornerback Charles Woodson in the second half,  Arians and the offense didn’t make any adjustments. He said he allows the quarterback to make plays and they don’t attack players.

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  • Mike S

    I bleed black and gold. Outplayed outcoached. Should have could have and didn’t.

  • Steve T

    why get away from the running game… it was probably the best of all season… were ripping P d-line

  • Dave

    A poor explanation for a loss. Real reason for loss was – couldn’t make proper adjustments on offense or defense – got out coached. Who was calling the plays? – Ben; if so; what is the OC doing? Where was Brown’s routes? Only 3 throws to Miller. If the OC was calling the plays; they didn’t work well enough. Looks like we have an offense and system that works well enough to win over most ordinary teams ; but not well enough for the premier teams.

    • Denny

      Look it’s not what anyone did or didn’t do, it comes down to the fact you can’t win a game by turnovers “3” then allow them to score. Do the math take away the 21 turnover points, we win. So it comes down to simple mistakes. Rogers might have a good game, but without those mistakes on our part the Packers would not have won that game.

    • Robert Baker

      Concur 100% I am appalled and I blame this loss on the coaching staff. Where were the offensive and defensive adjustments? Why no game plan to move Ben out the pocket more ….ditto the Ravens game. Ben is lethal when he is moving. Packers D line was undiscipline and just coming. That’s all they done in all their playoff games. No team’s OC has been smart enough to discover this while studying game film. A dose of various screen plays would have been the perfect cure for the Packers aggressive pass rushes and blitzes. Moore and Redmon could have been a nightmare for the Pack’s linebackers. Heath Miller definitely under utilized and why not use Randle L on a trick play or two? I believe he can still throw the ball. How about a reverse with Mike Wallace(fastest player on field)? The Packers defense exploited the Steeler offense because they understood that Pgh would rely on the same old offensive gameplan that they used all season. Steeler DB’s should of been hitting the GB receivers right off the line to slow down thieir pass route requiring Rogers to have to hold the ball that extra second longer than he would have wanted to hold the ball. Turnovers did not help but lack of O and D adjustments can be blamed for this unfavorable outcome.

      • Michael J Keller

        Excellent post and analysis.

  • bobbyjo

    whoever made the call for the 52 thousand yard field goal should be put out to pasture….along with the manure in it…

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