Steelers-Ravens: Arians Tries To Fit Square Peg Into Round Hole

Posted: 30th November 2009 by Lee Heisler in NFL
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Well, the Steelers gave the Ravens a better game than most people thought they would. The defense made a few big plays, yet gave up a few big plays. The worst part was, once again, Bruce Arians and his play-calling. Several calls puzzled me, but what else would you expect from Arians? The thing that upset me the most was that Arians tried to make Dennis Dixon into a pocket-passer. The Ravens are a tough enough defense to go up against, but even tougher when your offensive coordinator tries to make you into something that you're not. Why didn't Arians use some more moving pockets and bootlegs to give Dixon a pass/run option, enabling him to use his athletic ability? The one time that they did it, it resulted in a big play touchdown. Arians makes the players fit into his system, instead of f ...

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