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mesaSteeler
02-16-2011, 05:32 PM
Chuck Cecil to Interview for Pittsburgh Steelers Secondary Coach
http://www.musiccitymiracles.com/2011/2/16/1997707/chuck-cecil-to-interview-for-pittsburgh-steelers-secondary-coach
by Jimmy on Feb 16, 2011 4:00 PM CST in NFL News

John Clayton is reporting, via Kuharsky, that Chuck Cecil is going to interview for the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary coaching vacancy. Cecil is a good defensive backs coach. He just wasn't ready to be a defensive coordinator.

If Cecil were to land a job it would be a break for Bud Adams because Adams would only have to pay him the difference between his salary with whatever team he coaches for and what his salary would have been with the Titans. So no one is more excited to hear this news than Bud.

I like Cecil, and the thought of him working for the Steelers makes me a little sick, but I am glad to see that he is at least getting an opportunity to interview for a job. He still has some good coaching years ahead of him, and there really isn't a better coach to learn how to be a coordinator under than Dick LeBeau.

SH-Rock
02-16-2011, 06:42 PM
Chuck Cecil is in his 10th season as a Titans coach and his second as defensive coordinator.

In his first season at the controls, Cecil continued the tradition of great run defense, which finished the season 11th in the NFL, while dealing with a number of injuries early and late in the season. Tennessee ranked eighth in the league in interceptions (20) and second in interceptions returned for touchdown (4). Over the last three years, Tennessee ranks third in the NFL in interceptions (62) behind Green Bay and Baltimore. Over last 10 games of the season, the Titans earned an 8-2 record as the defense ranked 11th in the league in scoring defense over that period.

In 2008, as the secondary coach, Cecil oversaw a group that developed into one finest in the NFL, as three of the four players (Finnegan, Hope, Griffin) were invited to the Pro Bowl for the first time in their careers. It was the first time in franchise history that three players from the secondary represented the team in the Pro Bowl. Overall, the defensive backs collected 19 interceptions, which ranked second (Green Bay) in the NFL in interceptions by a secondary. The Titans ranked ninth in pass defense and seventh in total defense.

In 2007, the secondary recorded 14 interceptions and the team total of 22 ranked second in the NFL. Rookie safety Michael Griffin and second-year cornerback Cortland Finnegan took significant strides and solidified their starting roles. Griffin recorded three interceptions, the most by a Titans/Oilers rookie safety since Bubba McDowell recorded four in 1989.

In his time coaching safeties (2004-06), Cecil oversaw the transition of the Titans safeties from a traditional "in the box" strong safety and deep free safety into a system that requires an all-round player that can play either spot and creates a defense that is more flexible. Under his direction, safety Chris Hope emerged as a consistent playmaker and the undisputed leader of the Titans secondary. He registered career highs in tackles (128) and interceptions (5) in 2006.

Cecil originally joined the Titans coaching staff as defensive assistant coach in 2001 and was promoted in 2004, to work with the safeties and nickel backs.

http://www.titansonline.com/team/coaches/Cecil_Chuck/eb0c5db9-78cd-4bd7-81be-c4b0b0daee13

pete74
02-16-2011, 06:58 PM
sounds like a good secondary coach for us

Steeler4life1972
02-16-2011, 07:35 PM
Hell No!!!! I live in Tennessee and he is awful for any kind of defensive coach and is classless too!! He flipped off the refs earlier this season. I wouldnt trust him as far as I could throw him!!!

Velvet Elvis
02-16-2011, 07:40 PM
Hell No!!!! I live in Tennessee and he is awful for any kind of defensive coach and is classless too!! He flipped off the refs earlier this season. I wouldnt trust him as far as I could throw him!!!

Sounds like Ben will have a new buddy if comes to Pittsburgh.

figg
02-16-2011, 07:52 PM
I dont like it. The Steelers need somone who can teach the players how to cover.

Rick5895
02-17-2011, 03:48 AM
Hell No!!!! I live in Tennessee and he is awful for any kind of defensive coach and is classless too!! He flipped off the refs earlier this season. I wouldnt trust him as far as I could throw him!!!

I am sure you have a little more insight to him than the rest of us. I know he appears to be very passionate and 3 of his DB's went to the pro bowl a couple of years back. It does concern me about the "flipping " the refs off and those type of antics but I wonder how much of that is the product of frustration at the way the Titans seasons have been the last couple of years. I am not sure what kind of organization the Titans are but they don't seem to be a very stable one. Coming to the Steelers with the way we do business might be a good thing, after all it apears the consensus around the league is he is a very good DB coach.

TRH
02-17-2011, 06:43 AM
Hell No!!!! I live in Tennessee and he is awful for any kind of defensive coach and is classless too!! He flipped off the refs earlier this season. I wouldnt trust him as far as I could throw him!!!


Good. Maybe we can get someone in here with some passion, since we had zero in the SB.

steelerchad
02-17-2011, 07:23 AM
Yeah. I think he was a little dirty as a player. He was always known as a big hitter, but I seem to remember a few dirty plays. Maybe some forearms getting thrown around. The flipping the bird is another issue. That's not in the Steelers coaching code. Stoic, calm, focus is. I mean as a DB coach we can probably land him cheap since the Titans will cover whatever we underpay his salary from last year. Give him 1 year trial, if he doesn't improve the secondary then he can leave.