FanPost

Arians vs. Ben (A Tale of Two Offenses)

Assuming that Ben calls the plays when we go to the no-huddle offense, here is a quick summary of the Steelers' drives from last night, broken down by play caller. Note that we ran the no-huddle for the last two drives of each half, plus overtime.

Arians: 8 drives, 35 plays, 62 yards (1.8 yards per play), 0 points

Ben: 5 drives, 37 plays, 270 yards (7.3 yards per play), 13 points

7.3 yards per play!  That's just sick. And 1.8 yards per play, that is, well, sick in a bad way.

Here is the outcome of each drive:

Arians: punt, punt, punt, interception, punt, punt, punt, punt

Ben: TD, end of half, FG, fumble on opponents 5-yard line, FG

The only things that stopped the "Ben" drives from scoring every time was running out of time at the end of the first half (officially, an interception on the Hail Mary, but only because there wasn't time for anything else) and Hines' fumble. In fact, the third drive was well on its way to being a touchdown, with a 2nd-and-2 from the Tennessee 10, when the team suddenly stopped passing and failed to convert the third down. (I wonder who called those two running plays?) The final drive could also have generated a touchdown, but the Steelers opted for a game-winning FG on first down from the Tennessee 15.

So the two obvious questions are (1) Why don't we run the no-huddle all the time? (2) Why is Arians still calling any plays?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker