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Big Ben/ OC wrinkle

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Bend Steel, Aug 19, 2021.

  1. Bend Steel

    Bend Steel Active Member

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    Howdy y'all!
    SUPER rare for me to start a new thread, but I saw this quote and it really made me either hella worried or incredibly confident. Lots of talk about BB, his health his elbow, his salary. Lots of old talk about Fitchners ineptitude. Read the highlighted sentence and tell me if you think this a good change or a bad change and why. Suffice to say, this a BIG difference on gameday.

    "We have a new system," said Roethlisberger. "There's a new coach to player communication in terms of a new guy. The offense is different. He's up in the box as compared to on the field. There is a lot of newness. I think it's prudent to get as much time as I can under those circumstances."

    Thank You all for your time and attention...unless of course you are short on both like myself. In that case go ahead and beat me up for my stupid thread. LOVE YINZ GUYS!
     
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  2. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

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  3. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Being old also makes me old fashioned so I would like to see the coach on the sideline. However I also see the advantage of the coach being able to see the whole field from up above. Maybe this is what Canada has done in the past and is most comfortable with.
     
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  4. Seven4Steel

    Seven4Steel Well-Known Member

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    Change for the sake of change is rarely ever good. But we need a change on offense. We've needed "some" change for a long time. This year, we need a LOT of change. And boy howdy, we're getting it. Only time will tell if it is a good thing or not, but if you ask me, moving your happy behind to the box and leaving the HC on the sideline is a step in the right direction. Ben probably has to get used to the distance as well. He can't get in the OC's ear hole whenever he wants to. Canada can tune him out if he feels like it.

    All in all, I'm okay with whatever Canada does...until it doesn't work. ;)
     
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  5. troybellringer55

    troybellringer55 Well-Known Member

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    There is nothing more disappointing than a box lunch. Just Facts.
     
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  6. pjgruden

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    I think both Coordinators should be in the box I love the change. No better way to see how the play develops than from that vantage point.
    I know they can get videos or pictures to the sidelines quickly, but it's not the same.
    I really like this news.
     
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  7. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been saying since the Todd Haley days that the O coordinator should be up in the box cause they can see the alignments better. Oddly though, I don’t feel the same way about defensive coordinators. I would rather them be closer to the action on the field.
     
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  8. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    I welcome it. I’ve always felt there was an advantage to a bird’s eye view. Whether that actually will translate to wins, I have no idea.
     
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  9. TuRnDoWnForWaTT

    TuRnDoWnForWaTT Well-Known Member

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    I have no issue with Canada calling plays from the both. I actually think having a bird's eye view is beneficial to the OC. Communication wont be an issue.
     
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  10. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

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    I want to see the fights on the sideline when Ben changes the play to a quick pass from the shotgun formation for the 15th time that game.

    "Ben that is not the play I called!!!!"
     
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  11. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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  12. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

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    I always prefer the coordinators in the booth. Sideline comes off as amateur. Just like Finchtner.
     
  13. S.T.D

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    Unless You are playing in NE
     
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  14. turtle

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    Its not like he's pigeonholed into staying up there if it doesn't work. When Ben is on the field, his helmet speaker is only on for the same amount of time no matter where the OC is. Ben can put the headset on when he comes to the sideline. Canada can probably take better notes and have his tendencies better laid out up in the booth but that's jmo.
     
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  15. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    I thought Ben was the offensive coordinator.
     
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  16. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

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    I don't care where the coordinators are located during the game, as long as it produces the best results for that coordinator.
     
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  17. Roonatic

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    But like STD said, keep your eye on the Hoodie.
     
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  18. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of the Hoodie.
    Did You see his Patriots gave up 0 points 2 the Eagles tonight??? Nothing, nada, zilch.
     
  19. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

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    You're right! I missed that, old and tired brain.
     
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  20. Blast Furnace

    Blast Furnace Staff Member Mod Team

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    Hoodie may be back on top before too long. Mac Jones and Rhomandre Stevenson look to be really good draft picks. Stevenson was my draft crush this year, he’s having a great preseason. it’s just preseason but I thought the guy was a sure thing.
     
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  21. MojaveDesertPghFan

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    Not only is Canada up in the box but he's north of the border as well. :hmm:
     
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  22. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

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    Whisenhunt was the last O coordinator up in the box. Good things happened, IIRC.
     
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  23. Seven4Steel

    Seven4Steel Well-Known Member

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    Gotta be careful being up in the box. Call it "wearing a headset" if you want, you still need protection.
     
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  24. SteelerGlenn

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    Unless we’re in New England
     
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