PDA

View Full Version : Sean Kugler: No interest in the OC Job


6RingsAndCounting
01-25-2012, 02:46 PM
From Ed Bouchette's twitter.

Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette
Sean Kugler just told The Fan he has no interest in #steelers OC job

https://twitter.com/#!/EdBouchette

This is interesting, so that means the Steelers will almost have to go with Ficthner if they plan to stay in house.

BKAnthem
01-25-2012, 02:49 PM
Why should they limit themselves by staying in house?

6RingsAndCounting
01-25-2012, 02:50 PM
Why should they limit themselves by staying in house?

I don't think they should, I think they should go with somebody new, but it has been reported that they would like to stay in house.

Fire Arians
01-25-2012, 02:50 PM
Why should they limit themselves by staying in house?

agreed, i would at least interview some other candidates before making a final decision

Bayz101
01-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Probably for the better.

MasterOfPuppets
01-25-2012, 05:29 PM
the problem with staying in house is that arians may have influenced the others ... the last thing they need is an arians clone.with his F'ed up philosophy and play calling.

Atlanta Dan
01-25-2012, 05:51 PM
Bouchette now is on record today they probably will stay in house for the new OC


While the Steelers fired offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, there's no need for them to blow up their entire offensive system. That is why it's most likely that Mike Tomlin will stay within and promote Randy Fichtner and/or Sean Kugler to the post.

Bringing in a new offensive coordinator and a new system makes no sense on a team that basically has had the same offense for 10 years. Bringing in a new offensive coordinator and making him run the Steelers system makes maybe less sense. Neither will work.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/114575-ed-hoke-clark-a-kugler-make-some-news

As is Gerry Dulac, who wrote last Saturday that Tomlin would need to go outside the organization for the OC

I just don't think the Steelers will go outside the organization to hire someone because the offense doesn't need fixed or overhauled. I believe the Steeletrs' problems with Bruce Arians were, to some extent, philosophical, not necessarily schematic or execution. For that reason, they will promote someone from the staff, and the only logical candidate is Randy Fichtner, their QB coach.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/chats/gerry-dulac-chat/114573-gerry-dulacs-steelers-chat-transcript-12512

Looks like Fichtner is the new OC

steeltheone
01-25-2012, 06:50 PM
Why would you even consider Kugler for the job?

Stlrs4Life
01-25-2012, 07:25 PM
Is this Fichtner ready for the job?

tony hipchest
01-25-2012, 07:37 PM
Why would you even consider Kugler for the job?not only that, but why would he so quickly turn it down (unless he knows he'd be in over his head)?

Ronaldo
01-25-2012, 07:41 PM
The man implemented the spread offense at Memphis and ran it very well. We have the perfect guys to be running the spread. Quick routes get rid of the ball. Hurry up O. Don't get our QB killed.

ricardisimo
01-25-2012, 11:10 PM
The main problem with Fichtner is that his unit has regressed during his tenure. Charlie Batch has stayed consistent, but Ben peaked in year two (OK, maybe year four) and has dipped a bit if anything since then. Dixon is a complete waste. Leftwich... who knows? Who cares? He's probably gone this year.

I still want to know why not Scottie Montgomery? They can't say he's too young, as that would disqualify Tomlin as well. His troops have definitely answered the call, so... :noidea:

Judging Kugler based on how this line performs is quite simply not fair. He got his first and second rounders (Pouncey and Gilbert) to perform admirably, and he worked minor miracles with Legursky and Starks. And almost everyone was hurt, so it's just not enough evidence on which to say if he's any good or not.

BKAnthem
01-26-2012, 12:36 PM
The main problem with Fichtner is that his unit has regressed during his tenure. Charlie Batch has stayed consistent, but Ben peaked in year two (OK, maybe year four) and has dipped a bit if anything since then. Dixon is a complete waste. Leftwich... who knows? Who cares? He's probably gone this year.

I still want to know why not Scottie Montgomery? They can't say he's too young, as that would disqualify Tomlin as well. His troops have definitely answered the call, so... :noidea:

Judging Kugler based on how this line performs is quite simply not fair. He got his first and second rounders (Pouncey and Gilbert) to perform admirably, and he worked minor miracles with Legursky and Starks. And almost everyone was hurt, so it's just not enough evidence on which to say if he's any good or not.

I agree with you 100 % about Fitchener, but at the same time Jonathan Scott is Kuglers guy...And Gilbert had Tomlin get in his Ass twice this season about his preparedness, going so far as benching him, Also on Kugler....Starks looked better but we're comparing him to Scott remember? And Legursky as much as i like the Dude Seems like he's getting smaller every year as these Dlinemen get bigger and was thrown all over the place by Ayers against Denver...

So hopefully Kugler gets better players next season..but if he does and the results are the same, it's time to start judging...

Atlanta Dan
01-26-2012, 04:11 PM
Bouchette now is on record today they probably will stay in house for the new OC


While the Steelers fired offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, there's no need for them to blow up their entire offensive system. That is why it's most likely that Mike Tomlin will stay within and promote Randy Fichtner and/or Sean Kugler to the post.

Bringing in a new offensive coordinator and a new system makes no sense on a team that basically has had the same offense for 10 years. Bringing in a new offensive coordinator and making him run the Steelers system makes maybe less sense. Neither will work.

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/114575-ed-hoke-clark-a-kugler-make-some-news

That was Bouchette on Wednesday

This is Bouchette today

This is Mike Tomlin's first big hire, and it will be an intriguing one all the way around. And anyone right now who says they know what he's going to do is merely guessing. I certainly have no idea. I thought he might hire from within but the longer he goes, the less it looks as though that will happen.:noidea:

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/114589-ed-steelers-need-a-nose-tackle

In other words nobody has a clue who is going to be hired as the new OC

ricardisimo
01-26-2012, 04:47 PM
That was Bouchette on Wednesday

This is Bouchette today

This is Mike Tomlin's first big hire, and it will be an intriguing one all the way around. And anyone right now who says they know what he's going to do is merely guessing. I certainly have no idea. I thought he might hire from within but the longer he goes, the less it looks as though that will happen.:noidea:

http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/114589-ed-steelers-need-a-nose-tackle

In other words nobody has a clue who is going to be hired as the new OC
Kaloby at the Trib seemed to have a different take, saying that he couldn't imagine a decision until Monday (whether it was from within or without), after everyone was back from the Senior Bowl and settled in. I think this makes much more sense, since the Senior Bowl is custom-made for coaching networking.

Actually, why not wait until after the Super Bowl? :noidea:

6RingsAndCounting
01-26-2012, 07:15 PM
I really hope they hire somebody completely new

LVSteelersfan
01-26-2012, 09:43 PM
Bringing in someone new could be risky. If he wants to totally change everything, then it could backfire and we could have a sub .500 season on our hands. Other than stupid, predictable playcalling on Arian's part, this offense is actually pretty good. If they can just get Ben off that long bomb mentality, I think hiring Fichtner is probably the best idea. Quick slants, RB screens, using the TE more, don't run it up the middle in the same spot over and over when it isn't working, etc. will fix this offense and make it a power house.

tony hipchest
01-26-2012, 10:59 PM
meanwhile former head coaches (and current CFL HC's) like mark trestman, brad childress, and ray sherman are being called perfect fits for teams with a need. granted most are being mentioned for all the green bay spin off teams, but the point is the ship is sailing and its gonna get to slim pickins.

if i had to guess i'd say the tragedy with kirby wilson was really a punch in the gut and caught the steelers off guard.

BKAnthem
01-26-2012, 11:21 PM
meanwhile former head coaches (and current CFL HC's) like mark trestman, brad childress, and ray sherman are being called perfect fits for teams with a need. granted most are being mentioned for all the green bay spin off teams, but the point is the ship is sailing and its gonna get to slim pickins.

if i had to guess i'd say the tragedy with kirby wilson was really a punch in the gut and caught the steelers off guard.

I agree

BTW, Trestman and Greg Knapp are the absolute worst exponents of the Bill Walsh west coast offense coaching system

tony hipchest
01-27-2012, 12:58 AM
lol.... true, true.

word is that brad childress is close to becoming the brownies new HC.

speaking of brownies and worst exponents, butch davis is looking for a job. :chuckle:

i still think we should try to lure brian billick out of the studio.