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Steeldude
01-07-2008, 06:32 PM
i read an article on another site about hudson houck as a good replacment for the steelers current O-line coordinator. he was let go by the dolphins for political reason, not inability. he was hired by the dolphins' saban from the chargers. when saban left the new coach wanted his people only. which meant bye-bye houck.

here is a small portion of the article below...

Houck has experience: he was with the Los Angeles Rams for nine seasons (1983-1991), and five Rams offensive linemen combined for 21 Pro Bowl appearances over that time. After a brief stop in Seattle, he spent the next nine seasons in Dallas (1993-2001) presiding over arguably one of the most dominant offensive lines in NFL history.

after dallas he went to san diego where he improved their line also.

stillers4me
01-07-2008, 06:57 PM
The one we have needs to get himself fired first.

jjpro11
01-07-2008, 07:01 PM
im pretty sure i read the same exact thing you did.. and the guy made a great argument for him. i'd take him over who we have now.

Steeldude
01-07-2008, 07:33 PM
hopefully the current O-line coach is fired and houck is at least considered as a possible replacement. the steelers need a more consistent O-line.

Galax Steeler
01-08-2008, 03:32 AM
That would be a good start for our off season start with a coach then get some offense in the draft.

SalukiSteelers
01-08-2008, 04:06 AM
"Hudson Houck"? Isn't that the 1991 masterpiece of cinema starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello and Andie McDowell with guest shots by Sly's brother and that ginger dude from NYPD Blue?

OK, worst part is, I looked it up. Well, maybe second worst part. Worst part is the tagline listed on IMDb.com: "Catch the excitement. Catch the laughter. Catch the Hawk."

And who could forget the chemistry!

[Houck saves Andie from a pillar]
Anna: That was bold of you. You didn't have to do that.
Houck: It was nothing. Anyone would have done the same thing.
Anna: No, I mean you didn't have to tackle me and rip my dress.

OK, that was pretty good, but what a crapper of a movie.

Rick5895
01-08-2008, 04:48 AM
MMMM HUdson Houck maybe a good replacement, however, the O-Line had continuity problems which might not be the coaches falt, in addition no amount of coaching could make Mahan any better, he was horrible all season.

Elvis
01-08-2008, 05:26 AM
"Hudson Houck"? Isn't that the 1991 masterpiece of cinema starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello and Andie McDowell with guest shots by Sly's brother and that ginger dude from NYPD Blue?

OK, worst part is, I looked it up. Well, maybe second worst part. Worst part is the tagline listed on IMDb.com: "Catch the excitement. Catch the laughter. Catch the Hawk."

And who could forget the chemistry!

[Houck saves Andie from a pillar]
Anna: That was bold of you. You didn't have to do that.
Houck: It was nothing. Anyone would have done the same thing.
Anna: No, I mean you didn't have to tackle me and rip my dress.

OK, that was pretty good, but what a crapper of a movie.
:blah: Huh?
I think that our offensive line definitely needs some help whether it be the coach or new linemen. Mahan Did Not Do The Job and He Must Be Replaced in My Mind.

Crushzilla
01-08-2008, 05:51 AM
If Houck wans to be this team's Offensive Lines coach than he is going to have to start sending out pornographic e-mails to the entire league :sofunny:

SalukiSteelers
01-08-2008, 06:37 AM
If Houck wans to be this team's Offensive Lines coach than he is going to have to start sending out pornographic e-mails to the entire league :sofunny:

Nice shot.

Counselor
01-08-2008, 08:35 AM
hopefully the current O-line coach is fired and houck is at least considered as a possible replacement. the steelers need a more consistent O-line.

Will a new coach help? Offense line sucked last year two and we had the almighty Russ Grimm as coach and an additional pro-bowl center. The focus should be on more talented players not a knew coach----these players are professionals, they should be able to execute.

revefsreleets
01-08-2008, 08:56 AM
If Houck wans to be this team's Offensive Lines coach than he is going to have to start sending out pornographic e-mails to the entire league :sofunny:

Yeah, I'm kind of surprised Zierlein is even still on the staff. I expect his firing to be announced ASAP.

tony hipchest
01-08-2008, 09:09 AM
this could be a good idea. i dont know all of the o-line candidates but the talking heads on sirius were very high on houck at the end of the 05 season when miami was supposedly one of the hottest teams in the league and even predicted to go to the sb the following year.

they talked him up as a rising coaching star in this league.

in addition to their stingy defense it was houck who was given alot of credit for the turn around by turning chicken shit into chicken salad that year.

of course they dropped off tremendously in 07 and 08 but i'd have to say it was more of the talent than coaching. remember they played musical chair at qb with culpepper in 06 and lost 3-4 running backs this season (while still playing musical chairs at qb).

jjpro11
01-08-2008, 11:17 AM
of course they dropped off tremendously in 07 and 08 but i'd have to say it was more of the talent than coaching. remember they played musical chair at qb with culpepper in 06 and lost 3-4 running backs this season (while still playing musical chairs at qb).

actually ronnie brown was on fire before he got hurt. i remember his replacements had some decent games as well. the fact is ben got sacked more than any quarterback in the league. that is inexcusable. the whole line needs revamped, starting with the coach.

fansince'76
01-08-2008, 11:24 AM
Will a new coach help? Offense line sucked last year two and we had the almighty Russ Grimm as coach and an additional pro-bowl center. The focus should be on more talented players not a knew coach----these players are professionals, they should be able to execute.

Not to get off topic here, but I'm starting to wonder the same thing about the STs - it seems like we've changed ST coaches a couple of times over the last 7-8 years, and the STs in that time have varied in quality from bad to very bad - never seems to have been much, if any, improvement during that time.

Steeldude
01-08-2008, 05:30 PM
Will a new coach help? Offense line sucked last year two and we had the almighty Russ Grimm as coach and an additional pro-bowl center. The focus should be on more talented players not a knew coach----these players are professionals, they should be able to execute.

i think it's more than a new coach also. the steelers are pushed around too easily and do not win the battle of the scrimmage with any consistency. yes, talent is definitely to blame too.

the steelers need tackles and a center. the steelers were rumored to be fond of stapleton as a future center. i have never seen him play and the only thing i can say that would hinder him at the moment is his weight of 285. simmons' injuries are becoming frequent again. colon doesn't look to be tackle. simmons struggles at guard, but i wonder if some of that has to do with the zone blocking scheme. mahan is clearly not a center. if the steelers re-sign starks i hope they move him to LT, not RT.

what i have noticed this past year are some of the linemen totally ignore the defender in front of them as if someone else is supposed to pick them up. could this be due to the zone blocking scheme? i don't recall zierlein having a great resume.