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Stillers#1
01-02-2007, 03:16 PM
This has zero credibility at all, but do you think the FO would give this a look?

83-Steelers-43
01-02-2007, 03:24 PM
People (not saying you Stillers#1) can scream for the guy, but who's to say he wants the job at this point in his career?

Stillers#1
01-02-2007, 03:26 PM
Eh, i would think working with FWP again would beat working with Collinsworthless any day of the week.

83-Steelers-43
01-02-2007, 03:27 PM
Eh, i would think working with FWP again would beat working with Collinsworthless any day of the week.

Maybe, maybe not. I really can't speculate on that point because I'm not Jerome Bettis. Maybe he's enjoying himself?

Personally, if I worked with Collinsworth I would throw myself out of a twelve story window. Then again, if the pay is right.........

MACH1
01-02-2007, 03:29 PM
If Bettis were to even want to, the new coach would have to approve it first with out bringing in his own staff.

Atlanta Dan
01-02-2007, 03:36 PM
Let's see - easy payday to schmooze in a studio in New York one day a week or make less for working as an assistant 7 days a week during the season - dream on

Stillers#1
01-02-2007, 05:27 PM
I dunno, me personally, (granted I havent played football for 4 years) I would die to get the chance to VOLUNTEER coach for a losing High School team. Maybe this will be relevant in a few more years.

Stlrs4Life
01-02-2007, 05:28 PM
People (not saying you Stillers#1) can scream for the guy, but who's to say he wants the job at this point in his career?


Exactly, why would he want to come back so soon?

clevestinks
01-02-2007, 05:39 PM
ZERO chance, TV probably pays more, and is more fun less stress. besides he was a good back but not a textbook back. Anyone could teach how to pound

tony hipchest
01-02-2007, 06:02 PM
i bet bam morris would take the job. :chuckle: actually i think i'd rather have marshall faulk over bettis (no knock on bettis who did a superb job with ben and willie- and many others.) it just seems to be more up faulks alley.

SteelShooter
01-02-2007, 06:09 PM
ZERO chance, TV probably pays more, and is more fun less stress. besides he was a good back but not a textbook back. Anyone could teach how to pound

Dude,

1) listen to him talk about reading the O-Lines butts to find the seams
2) how he's mentored patience and reads to Fast Willie
3) ...and not to mention the locker room leadership (which has been a little lacking this season).

I would absolutely LOVE to see Jerome on the coaching staff.

MACH1
01-02-2007, 06:13 PM
ZERO chance, TV probably pays more, and is more fun less stress. besides he was a good back but not a textbook back. Anyone could teach how to pound

If anybody can do it, who better than the Bus.

clevestinks
01-02-2007, 06:26 PM
Dude,

1) listen to him talk about reading the O-Lines butts to find the seams
2) how he's mentored patience and reads to Fast Willie
3) ...and not to mention the locker room leadership (which has been a little lacking this season).

I would absolutely LOVE to see Jerome on the coaching staff.

Dude, All great backs can have the ability to read O line butts, and finding the holes, bening paitent etc. Not all ex players make great coaches. Bettis is doing his thing, in my opinion, not interested, never said you had to agree DUDE!

Stillers43
01-02-2007, 08:42 PM
I wonder if he would be interested. If he is, I think he would be great for the job! I would have like to see him there this past year for leadership in the locker room.

imp-n-arn
01-02-2007, 09:51 PM
I wonder what a major netowrk analyst vs. a running backs coach makes?

DACEB
01-03-2007, 09:12 AM
I wonder if he would be interested. If he is, I think he would be great for the job! I would have like to see him there this past year for leadership in the locker room.

Right on!!

Whoever it is we can only hope to get the same type of loyalty, leadership and Steelers attitude that Hoak brought to the job.

tony hipchest
01-03-2007, 09:20 AM
when i heard news of jax firing 5 assistants i immediately thought of kennedy pola (troys uncle) who did a great job with f. taylor and m. jones drew. he did such a good job he is in the running with mike tice to fill the newly vacated jaguars o- coord. position.

oh well.

ChronoCross
01-03-2007, 09:25 AM
I think it would be awsome to have Bettis here and back in the locker room with his leadership skills. I know the team misses the bus in the locker room. I like some would love to see this happen. But I doubt it happens. But maybe the love of the game drags him back to the stressful world of football if the coaching staff would offer him something like this. Then there is the question would The Bus want something like this. Id say lets wait and see who the head coach for us will be first. If its Cowher it might just might have a chance.

lamberts-lost-tooth
01-03-2007, 09:29 AM
I wonder what a major netowrk analyst vs. a running backs coach makes?

Pittburgh Front Office: We are prepared to pay you $350,000 a year starting out.
Jerome: I make more than that as an analyst.
Pittsburgh Front Office: We will give you an expense account.
Jerome: I get one already.
Pittsburgh Front Office: You wont have to work with Chris Collingsworth.
Jerome:.......soooooo I sign right here by the "X" ..right?

Haiku_Dirtt
01-03-2007, 01:48 PM
This has zero credibility at all, but do you think the FO would give this a look?

I don't see any chance. Why would he want it? Bettis likes the $2500 suit gigs. Too much like Magic trying to coach the Lakers.

Haiku_Dirtt
01-03-2007, 01:50 PM
Pittsburgh Front Office:[/B] You wont have to work with Chris Collingsworth.
Jerome:.......soooooo I sign right here by the "X" ..right?

:toofunny: Too funny.

stlrtruck
01-03-2007, 02:01 PM
Personally, if I worked with Collinsworth I would throw myself out of a twelve story window. Then again, if the pay is right.........

Why would you waste your life like that? Just throw Collinsworth out of the 13th story window!

4xSBChamps
01-03-2007, 02:50 PM
Why would you waste your life like that? Just throw Collinsworth out of the 13th story window!
Why a 13-story building..... throw him down half-a-flight of stairs, and he'd break his pencil-neck!!!!!

SteelersWoman
01-04-2007, 08:45 AM
I agree with those who say it'd bring a great deal of leadership back to the team to have him back, and I'd sure love to see him on the sidelines.

I LOVED Bus as our back, and I don't think he's that great at the job he has now. However, I'm not so sure sure he'd want to leave his cushy job for the grind and aggravation of coaching.

tony hipchest
01-04-2007, 08:58 AM
Why a 13-story building..... throw him down half-a-flight of stairs, and he'd break his pencil-neck!!!!!throw him down a curb and he'd break his neck!

4xSBChamps
01-06-2007, 07:36 AM
"IF" , as has been reported, that Bettis is an investor in the slots/casino to be built in Pixburgh, wouldn't this preclude him from becoming a coach in the NFL (i.e. - the gambling-connection? )

83-Steelers-43
01-06-2007, 11:20 AM
"IF" , as has been reported, that Bettis is an investor in the slots/casino to be built in Pixburgh, wouldn't this preclude him from becoming a coach in the NFL (i.e. - the gambling-connection? )


That's a good question. I'm not sure how it works when it comes to AC's.

4xSBChamps
01-06-2007, 12:29 PM
That's a good question. I'm not sure how it works when it comes to AC's.
I sincerely doubt the League wants, or would-allow, a coach, with sensitive knowledge about player-injuries, ALSO having the key to his own casino, and intimate friends in the betting world:
gambling is probably the only reason that Hornung & Karras aren't in Canton today, and as-long as it took for Bettis to win a Super Bowl, he probably wouldn't risk his eventual induction into the Hall-of-Fame.

83-Steelers-43
01-06-2007, 12:35 PM
I sincerely doubt the League wants, or would-allow, a coach, with sensitive knowledge about player-injuries, ALSO having the key to his own casino, and intimate friends in the betting world:
gambling is probably the only reason that Hornung & Karras aren't in Canton today, and as-long as it took for Bettis to win a Super Bowl, he probably wouldn't risk his eventual induction into the Hall-of-Fame.

Your guess is as good as mine but that's what I would think.....

wvsportsman
01-06-2007, 01:05 PM
I say Merril Hodge !

4xSBChamps
01-06-2007, 01:15 PM
I say Merril Hodge !
I recall, when he was at the top of his game, even the NBC commentators called Merril Hoge 'Mertill Hoage'.....
:banging:

Friday133
01-08-2007, 09:48 AM
bettis isn't the kind of guy i would want as a coach. yeah he did great helping willie out during his last season. but he's not the coaching type at all.

lamberts-lost-tooth
01-08-2007, 09:56 AM
bettis isn't the kind of guy i would want as a coach. yeah he did great helping willie out during his last season. but he's not the coaching type at all.

I appreciate your comments but may disagree with you on that one...I recall Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala stating that he gives alot of credit to Jerome in teaching him how to hold on to the ball...and Wille can be heard on the sideline during the Superbowl telling Jerome..."all I am is becuase of you"...and has said that Jerome taught him how to wait for the blocks before hitting the holes....You can see that in the way that Willie will take the ball now...hesitate "just enough" and then hit the hole at the right time.

Friday133
01-08-2007, 10:58 AM
I appreciate your comments but may disagree with you on that one...I recall Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala stating that he gives alot of credit to Jerome in teaching him how to hold on to the ball...and Wille can be heard on the sideline during the Superbowl telling Jerome..."all I am is becuase of you"...and has said that Jerome taught him how to wait for the blocks before hitting the holes....You can see that in the way that Willie will take the ball now...hesitate "just enough" and then hit the hole at the right time.

that's great and all the jerome was helping him WHILE he was on the active roster. but he's taken zero effort to be a coach. he's not like a darren perry. perry went to various coaching clinics to get better coaching skills. bettis is all about himself, he's better to be on TV.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-08-2007, 11:02 AM
I don't think the Bus would want to put the hours in that an NFL coach does during the season. Since his father just died and he has a daughter. So I'm sure spending time with his family is important to him right now then being RB's coach for the Steelers. Plus Jerome has that nice pay day from NBC just to talk pigskin.

clevestinks
01-08-2007, 11:08 AM
I don't think the Bus would want to put the hours in that an NFL coach does during the season. Since his father just died and he has a daughter. So I'm sure spending time with his family is important to him right now then being RB's coach for the Steelers. Plus Jerome has that nice pay day from NBC just to talk pigskin.

I`m sure that nice payday, pays better than a running back coach also. Besides its gotta be more fun

lamberts-lost-tooth
01-08-2007, 11:37 AM
that's great and all the jerome was helping him WHILE he was on the active roster. but he's taken zero effort to be a coach. he's not like a darren perry. perry went to various coaching clinics to get better coaching skills. bettis is all about himself, he's better to be on TV.

Bettis is all about himself?....willing to help players who could or did take his place...taking a paycut to stay with a team out of loyalty...taking a backup role and publicly stating that he was willing to "do whatever they asked" of him and stating that Willie deserved to be the starter....We are talking about Jerome Bettis...right?

ARKIESTEEL
01-08-2007, 11:51 AM
that's great and all the jerome was helping him WHILE he was on the active roster. but he's taken zero effort to be a coach. he's not like a darren perry. perry went to various coaching clinics to get better coaching skills. bettis is all about himself, he's better to be on TV.



Cant help you here you dug this hole for yoursef:dang:

Stillers#1
01-08-2007, 11:54 AM
that's great and all the jerome was helping him WHILE he was on the active roster. but he's taken zero effort to be a coach. he's not like a darren perry. perry went to various coaching clinics to get better coaching skills. bettis is all about himself, he's better to be on TV.

words escape me :banging:

Friday133
01-08-2007, 01:12 PM
my point is bettis doesn't want to be a coach. if you can't see it then take off the black and gold sunglasses and stop drinking the black and gold kool-aid. while he was on the roster helping a player is one thing. to think he's coaching material is totally different. he's all about being on TV making an easy buck.

fansince'76
01-08-2007, 01:20 PM
I don't think the Bus would want to put the hours in that an NFL coach does during the season.

Exactly - I have a feeling he is being paid quite handsomely to sit around a studio and shoot the shit about the NFL already. Why give that up for the grind an NFL coach goes through?

t-sizzlez
01-08-2007, 03:54 PM
I wish Bettis would coach our rbs!! that would be sweet and yes, working with FWP HAS TO BE BETTER then w/ collinsworthless

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
01-09-2007, 03:22 PM
I remember Bettis saying he would not want to be a Backs Coach because he does not have the patience to teach.........It was his way of thanking Hoak I believe......but maybe he doesnt have the patience to teach

Friday133
01-10-2007, 09:00 AM
I remember Bettis saying he would not want to be a Backs Coach because he does not have the patience to teach.........It was his way of thanking Hoak I believe......but maybe he doesnt have the patience to teach

i agree. 110%