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Bruce Arians was forced to retire last week as his contract was not going to be renewed by the Steelers. The decision came from above. Art Rooney II did not want Arians on the staff and told Arians he would not be resigned with the team. After yesterday’s report from ESPN it looks like Arians was “retired” for the wrong reasons.
Rooney wants the team to go back to the way things were. He wants to be a dominantly running team. He has been calling for it for the past couple of years. He wants 3 yards and cloud of dust. Lets hold the ball and play defense type ot team. This is shocking.
The NFL does not work this way anymore. Even if you play defense the game is about throwing the ball. Going backwards in time is not the right idea. This is not 1990. Teams do not play that game anymore. The teams in the Super Bowl are the teams that pass. We were one of those teams who threw the ball to get there. The Ravens never make it because they can not score enough even if they pl...
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Just a couple of days after Bruce Arians' retirement, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned that Arians was told the team would not be renewing his contract and then decided to retire. Arians had told several members of the staff that he was planning on returning for 2012 and head coach Mike Tomlin wanted him to return as well. It seems, according to the P-G, that people higher...
Bruce Arians said he decided to retire only after the Pittsburgh Steelers declined to give him a contract offer and that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was unhappy with the team's decision.
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