Watching ESPN today and I see that the new OC is going to be Bruce Arians, this is kind of intriguing to me for various reasons.
First there was some contreversy in Pittsburg when they let this guy go, he seemed to be doing a decent job and was a favorite of Big Ben. Another intriguing thing is that from the comments I heard from Pagano about the run offense, this seems to be in a different direction, he really seems to be more of a pass offense type guy. Lastly I think this is the most interesting part of the whole signing, in 1998-2000 he was Peytons QB coach, I wonder how much his help in molding a young Peyton played a role in him getting this position.
Overall I do not think this is a bad signing, and hopefully it works out best for the team.
This is very good news for the Colts.
Since taking over at OC in Pittsburgh the Steelers have been very much a pass-first team with a lot of vertical routes.
Pass to win, run later. That's exactly what this team needs, especially with a D-first coach.
@WillyDuer I'm glad you like it. I just worry that his offenses haven't been all that great at scoring.
That's not necessarily the OC's fault. Executing in the red zone is extremely difficult in the NFL, but that's something Peyton is a surgeon doing. I have confidence that Arians can whip up some creative plays for Manning to utilize.