Season 2, Episode 71 of The Terrible Podcast is up and David Todd and I get right to the Bruce Arians side of the story that came out last night. Arians said he was not offered a contract for next year and the Steelers said he retired, so we play around in the mess grey area in the middle there and discuss whether or not Steelers President Art Rooney II handled it right and if indeed he was the one that made the decision and not Mike Tomlin like he said would happen. Easy to figure who we think made that decision. We move on to talk about the recent report by Chris Mortensen as it relates to what direction the Steelers offense will move in now. Run more? We really doubt it, but look back at the ineptitudes the last few seasons of the Steelers offense and point fingers several directions at the obvious ones. Was Arians too close of a friend to Ben Roethlisberger? David has a very strong opinion on that.
With Arians now gone we look at the offensive coordinator career of Randy Fichtner during his time at Memphis and I share a few stats with David that even surprised me as it relates to run/pass ratio along with a few other numbers I will be posting later today. We answer a few email questions in regards to a few offensive coordinator candidates and one from a listener in Denver who thinks Ike Taylor needs to go. We transition into talking about the Conference Championship games this past weekend, but it really becomes more of a talk about Joe Flacco, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, John Harbaugh, Jim Harbaugh and Kyle Williams more than anything else. Could David be up in the booth soon for the Steelers making crucial in-game decisions? We have some fun with it.
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