Autumn Thunder: Standing On the Shoulders of Giants
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10-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
The Todd Haley experiment is a clear failure. The reason Art II got rid of Bruce was not because the offense was underachieving. It was strictly as a means of "reigning in" Ben to protect the franchise's investment. This was to be done by putting more emphasis on the run game and more designed quick passes.
Problem is that while keeping Ben healthy is a worthy goal, this method of doing it was never going to work. The tiger can't change his stripes. Ben is a playground player, that will never change. The reality is that Bruce's offense of giving Ben a lot of freedom and running the offense as an equal partner was the best system, however imperfect it was. Now with Haley we have the same thing with a lot more garbage plays mixed in.
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