Before we completely crucify Arians, just remember that Jax ran a very similar play (on 4th and the season, no less) and it won them the game.
Yes, ours didn't work. But it was compounded by poor punt coverage (Jax got the ball on the 50). I don't think it was unreasonable to rely on the D and play it safe on our QB sneak - Jax had less than 200 yards for the game, and virtually all of their scores were set up by the D and special teams.
Hopefully Arians will improve, because I can't see him going anywhere after 1 year.
You have got to be kidding me. You must be saying the Jags o line and the Steeler o line are comparable. You must also be saying that Ben can run a 4.6 40 like Gerard. The other difference here is Gerard up the middle vs a sweep for Ben.
Maybe I should put in for a D assistant, becasue I told Mrs. BV before the play that Gerrard was going to run it. It was probably obvious to most. I actually don't know (yeah some d assistant) if they were anticipating the run or not.
The sweep for Ben was one of the worst, out of the 200 possible, play calls this year. I understand punting on 4th down and letting your D win the game, but I'm talking about trying to pich up the mother fucking 1st down. That was the biggest limp dick play call on the mother fucking planet. I still can't fucking believe it.
Ben pretty much threw the game away, but he and the offense fot them back in it. I think the D played pretty well.
As bad as the playcalling and as horrible one or two of the picks were, I think Tomlin outsmarted himself with the 2 point conversions. Ole Madden hit the nail on the head. They shouldn't even think about it until there is only 5 or 6 minutes left in the game. I guess Tomlin gets a rookie pass on this one.
How about Hines Ward catching that negated conversion pass, and getting his feet down, while gettign his head riped off? What a stud.
The offseason should be interesing with the o-lin issues and signings or restructures.