Steelers-Titans Opener: What I Learned

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Chris Staaf in NFL
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The Pittsburgh Steelers opened the 2009 regular season with a hard hitting 13-10 overtime win over the Tennessee Titans. It was a physical game with a lot of yards but not many points. The defending champions extended their opening game win streak to seven, going back to the 2002 season. However, I have not seen more worrying after a win than last night's game. Here is what I learned and concluded:   1. The Bruce Arians Problem: The Steelers offense struggled mightily when offensive coordinator Bruce Arians called the plays. QB Ben Roethlisberger looked lackadaisical early in the game, missing receivers and throwing interceptions (one of them a Hail Mary to end the half). Even worse, Arians's play calling is so predictable that I can't even make jokes about it anymore, mostly because ...

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