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PostSubject: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:11 pm

On the Steelers: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well

September 9, 2016
By Ed Bouchette / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



Come Monday night, Ben Roethlisberger will run Todd Haley’s no-huddle near our nation’s capital, call many of his own plays and fire the opening shots of what could be the NFL’s best offense in 2016.

One night earlier, in another of the NFL’s premier events of Kickoff Weekend, the Tom Brady-less New England Patriots** play at coach Bruce Arians’ Arizona Cardinals, who seemingly are everyone’s sentimental favorite to reach the Super Bowl.

Two nights, two consecutive prime-time galas to start another football season. And, for those in Pittsburgh, a drama that started more than four years ago continues, perhaps right into the next Super Bowl in Houston.

Back in January 2012, the Steelers booted Arians as their offensive coordinator and hired Haley to replace him. It was a big soap opera at the time in part because of the close relationship Arians had with Roethlisberger, because Arians was the coordinator for two Super Bowl teams, and because coach Mike Tomlin seemingly wanted him back while others did not.

That story flared anew this summer when Arians told HBO’s Real Sports that “I was pissed” over how the Steelers dumped him, said his wife cried and she then told HBO she felt disillusioned with Tomlin.

Nevertheless, here we are four seasons later and the firing of Arians and hiring of Haley, however that story is portrayed, was the best thing to happen — to Arians, to Haley, to Roethlisberger and to the Steelers.

Haley’s offense not only is being hailed as perhaps the best in the NFL, the Steelers are the second-favorite in the AFC to reach the Super Bowl.

In the meantime, Arians has pocketed two coach of the year awards since leaving and his Arizona team is the third-best favorite to reach the Super Bowl from the NFC.

Who better to have a perspective on it all than two veteran offensive linemen who were here to see it develop in front of them, guard Ramon Foster and center Maurkice Pouncey.

“I commend coach Arians,” said Foster. “And coach Haley for doing the same thing, following up with what BA has done and bringing Ben under and letting Ben flourish the way he has.

“It’s a win-win for both sides.”

It could have been miserable for everyone. Haley arrived with a reputation as a tough taskmaster who was shown in heated arguments with players along various sidelines when he coached in Dallas, Arizona and Kansas City, the latter as boss.

His first season was a bit of a rough go as players struggled with the new style and terminology. But, after that 2012 season, Haley and Roethlisberger got together, hashed things out and even incorporated some of the old offense’s verbiage.

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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:33 pm

Is it bad my first thought after seeing the title of this article was, "What would Crash think of this?"
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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:51 pm

jak341 wrote:
Is it bad my first thought after seeing the title of this article was, "What would Crash think of this?"

Not really. I think he would believe that Bouchette is only writing this grossly inaccurate article because of his admiration of Todd Haley's father.

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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:20 pm

not according to a lot of posters on steeler message boards

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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:55 pm

fire arians!
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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:48 pm

Fire Arians wrote:
Fire, fire arians!

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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:15 am

jak341 wrote:
Is it bad my first thought after seeing the title of this article was, "What would Crash think of this?"

It's only bad if you don't already know the answer to your own question.

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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:32 am

jak341 wrote:
Is it bad my first thought after seeing the title of this article was, "What would Crash think of this?"

I had the same exact thought....

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PostSubject: Re: After rough start, decision to replace Arians with Haley has worked well   Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:36 pm

Bruce Arians says the Carson Palmer acquisition was 'the trade of the century'

The Cardinals added their current starter for a sixth-round pick swap and a seventh-rounder

by Jared Dubin
Sep 22, 2016

Three years ago, the Arizona Cardinals traded for a quarterback. That quarterback was 34 years old and coming off two seasons in which he posted an 8-16 record as the starter while completing 60.9 percent of his passes and posting a 35-30 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

In the four seasons prior to that, during what should have ostensibly been his physical prime, he compiled a 21-31 record, completed 62.2 percent of his passes at 6.8 yards per attempt, and threw 75 touchdowns against 57 interceptions. So all they had to give up was a swap of sixth-round picks and a seventh-rounder.

That quarterback was Carson Palmer, and all he's done since is go 30-10 as a starter for the Cardinals, boosting his yards per attempt figure (8.0 with Arizona, 7.2 before that), slashing his interception rate (from 3.3 percent to 2.6 percent), and throwing more touchdowns than ever before (4.6 percent of passes with Cincinnati and Oakland, 5.4 percent with the Cardinals).

He's been so good that Bruce Arians called his acquisition the "trade of the century," per ESPN.com.

That's quite a claim...

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