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Bayz101
02-13-2013, 08:09 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers have named Richard Mann as their new wide receivers coach, it was announced today.

Mann comes to Pittsburgh with 28 years of NFL coaching experience, most recently serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers coach from 2002-09. In 2009, Mann also served as the Buccaneersí assistant head coach. In Mannís first seven seasons with Tampa Bay, the wide receiving corps produced at least one 1,000-yard receiver in each season, which is the longest streak in Buccaneers history. In 2002, Mann was integral in developing the Buccaneersí receiving unit, which played a key role in the franchiseís first Super Bowl-winning season.

Mann is reunited with Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, as the two worked together with the Buccaneers from 2002-05, when Tomlin coached the teamís defensive backs.

For the past few years, Mann has been assisting and consulting players as they prepare for the NFL Draft. Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Mann spent the 2001 season as the Washington Redskins wide receivers coach. He also spent time as a wide receivers coach with the Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000), Baltimore Ravens (1997-98), New York Jets (1994-96), Cleveland Browns (1985-1993) and the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts (1982-84). Mann also coached the tight ends for the Browns in 1985 and the Jets in 1995, in addition to coaching the teamís wide receivers.

Before coaching in the NFL, Mann made two stops as a collegiate coach. From 1980-81, Mann coached the wide receivers for the University of Louisville. He got his first college coaching job at his alma mater, Arizona State University, coaching wide receivers from 1974-79.

A native of Aliquippa (Pa.), Mann graduated from Aliquippa High School, the same place he began his coaching career in 1970. He was inducted into the Aliquippa Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Beaver County (Pa.) Hall of Fame in 1999.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Mann-Named-Wide-Receivers-Coach/3ff7a8dd-00c2-4f0c-b1f4-a51b78838adc

desertsteel
02-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Interesting... I hope this is a good hire as this unit needs coached up.

fer522
02-13-2013, 08:28 PM
who the fuck is this guy? they're just hiring anybody from Pa.:banging:

Hawaii 5-0
02-13-2013, 09:13 PM
he's the Mann! :thumbsup:

harrison'samonster
02-13-2013, 09:25 PM
might be a good hire. kind of scary that he hasn't been an NFL coach for a few years.

SteelersCanada
02-13-2013, 09:46 PM
Or, Tomlin knew him from his days in Tampa Bay and he just happened to be from PA.

Anyway, the guy has 28 years of experience behind him and I trust Tomlin. 28 years of coaching isn't forgotten or slips someones mind - I trust his judgment and he's a stickler for details. This, on the surface, looks like a solid hire. Let's not be debbie-downer's here guys.

Bayz101
02-13-2013, 10:17 PM
http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/timesonline.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/0/60/060a9d9e-555e-58d4-b6f0-1577918375f9/511c1dc4e11d5.preview-300.jpg

Mann, one of the stars on Aliquippa’s 1964 WPIAL championship, spent 28 years as an NFL wide receivers coach. He spent time with the Baltimore Colts, Redskins, Chiefs, Jets, Browns, Ravens and Buccaneers.

When Mann joined the Bucs in 2002, their secondary coach at the time was Mike Tomlin, who’s now the Steelers head coach.

Tomlin left Tampa Bay in 2006 when he became the Minnesota Vikings' defensive coordinator. He replaced Bill Cowher as Steelers coach in 2007.
Mann, 65, hasn’t coached since the 2009 season. His contract wasn’t renewed when Raheem Morris replaced Jon Gruden as the Buccaneers’ head coach.

The Steelers have an opening for a wide receivers coach after Scottie Montgomery left last week to become the offensive coordinator at Duke, his alma mater.

http://www.timesonline.com/sports/steelers/steelers-will-interview-aliquippa-s-mann-for-wr-coach/article_31be920c-a6bb-591d-b3ae-a0a37a995269.html

Bayz101
02-13-2013, 10:18 PM
Trying to find a little more about Mann's coaching career, but all I can seem to find is porn. Poor guy shares a name with a porn star. :sofunny:

teegre
02-13-2013, 10:23 PM
Trying to find a little more about Mann's coaching career, but all I can seem to find is porn. Poor guy shares a name with a porn star. :sofunny:

That's the excuse that I use with my wife all of the time:
"Honey, I was looking up a RB named Shyla Stylez... "

SteelersCanada
02-13-2013, 10:27 PM
Trying to find a little more about Mann's coaching career, but all I can seem to find is porn. Poor guy shares a name with a porn star. :sofunny:

At first I didn't get it, then realized Richard Mann = Dick Man.

That's a shame.

Hawaii 5-0
02-13-2013, 10:30 PM
Trying to find a little more about Mann's coaching career, but all I can seem to find is porn. Poor guy shares a name with a porn star. :sofunny:

http://www.lukeisback.com/wp-content/uploads/image/richard%20mann72.jpg

OX1947
02-13-2013, 10:33 PM
I heard he was a Dick Mann.

Fire Arians
02-13-2013, 10:47 PM
Trying to find a little more about Mann's coaching career, but all I can seem to find is porn. Poor guy shares a name with a porn star. :sofunny:

He'll fit right in with Todd Haley

http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

Bayz101
02-13-2013, 10:54 PM
He'll fit right in with Todd Haley

http://picchore.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/todd-haley-animated-gif.gif

:rofl:

tony hipchest
02-14-2013, 12:42 AM
this hire has mike tomlins fingerprints all over it.

i heard this mann was from pennsylvania.

i bet some steelerfans will hate this hire because of both aforementionned statements.

we shouldve hired james lofton, jerry rice, or better yet....
















HINES WARD!!!! :rofl:

Buddha Bus
02-14-2013, 03:45 AM
this hire has mike tomlins fingerprints all over it.

i heard this mann was from pennsylvania.

i bet some steelerfans will hate this hire because of both aforementionned statements.

we shouldve hired james lofton, jerry rice, or better yet....















HINES WARD!!!! :rofl:



Haven't you heard Hines Ward sucks, Tony? :wink02:

Buddha Bus
02-14-2013, 04:33 AM
http://www.lukeisback.com/wp-content/uploads/image/richard%20mann72.jpg

Maybe it's the same guy? :noidea:

I hear his philosophy is go fast, hard, and deep. :chuckle:

wwhickok
02-14-2013, 05:42 AM
This is info via profootballtalk on nbcsports.

"Tomlin and Mann were on the same staff in Tampa from 2002 to 2005 and Mann served as the Bucsí wide receivers coach from 2002-2009. He was also the teamís assistant head coach in 2009, but left the team after that season and has not coached in the NFL since then. Mann, who is 65, also coached the wideouts for five other NFL teams between 1982 and 2000, including a lengthy stint in Cleveland in the late 80′s and early 90′s."

In 2002, one thing i remember is that they had issues at QB, Brad Johnson was their starting quarterback. The highlights of their receiving Corps were Keenan McCardell, Keyshawn Johnson, & Joe Jurevicius.

In 2002 the unit combined for 174 Receptions, 2181 yards (K.J was a 1000 yd receiver that season), & 15 TDs.

In 2003 the unit combined for 141 Receptions, 1889 Receptions, & 13 TDs. (McCardell was a 1,000 yd receiver that season) *QB - Brad Johnson*

Actually the highlight of their team was Michael Alstott & Michael Pittman and that nasty defense.

In 2004 Michael Clayton & Joey Galloway arrived, J.J. remained, Keenan McCardell and Keyshawn Johnson left. The unit combined for 140 Receptions, 1942 yards (Michael Clayton was a 1000 yard receiver that season), & 14 Tds. *QB - Brian Griese*

In 2005-2007 Joey Galloway was their 1,000 yard receiver. In 2008 it was Antonio Bryant. *QB's - Brian Griese(backup), Chris Simms, Bruce Gradkowski, and Jeff Garcia (in that order)*

2009 was the only year during Mann's tenure that they did not have a 1,000 yard receiver. *QB - Josh Freeman*

In terms of skill sets I'd compare Bryant, Galloway, McCardell, Jurevicius, & Clayton closer to that of Antonio Brown than Mike Wallace. each of them came with age, were not blazing fast, but had reliable hands. Antonio Brown is young, not blazing fast and has reliable hands.

Personally, based solely on receiving stats, I like the hire, it seems that when they have quality receivers, the team did well in that regard. I don't see anything that sticks out to me based purely on receiving stats, that says it's a bad hire.

Millers the sh!t
02-14-2013, 05:51 AM
Just hold on to the ball fellas and well be fine. anyways, This man can only add knowledge to our receivers and make them better.

WVABE
02-14-2013, 05:54 AM
Hope he does well, but it does sound like an ending of a nfl coaching career,
started here& ended here.

steelfury02
02-14-2013, 07:37 AM
"Now he's a Ma-MAAAAN"

teegre
02-14-2013, 08:00 AM
Here was his first pep-talk to the team:
"Fellas, this isn't hard. Deep balls... or balls deep... or however you youngin's say it. Hold on hard... hold on to those balls. When it's long, make sure to hold on... hold on with both hands if you have to. As far as touchdowns go: if you go deep for long enough, they will come... and come... and come. Short... ha, ha, ha... nothing short about me. Long & deep & hard... that's the mantra. Repeat after me: long & deep & hard... long & deep & hard... long & deep & hard..."

steelfury02
02-14-2013, 09:33 AM
lololol - nice

steelax04
02-14-2013, 02:51 PM
Here was his first pep-talk to the team:
"Fellas, this isn't hard. Deep balls... or balls deep... or however you youngin's say it. Hold on hard... hold on to those balls. When it's long, make sure to hold on... hold on with both hands if you have to. As far as touchdowns go: if you go deep for long enough, they will come... and come... and come. Short... ha, ha, ha... nothing short about me. Long & deep & hard... that's the mantra. Repeat after me: long & deep & hard... long & deep & hard... long & deep & hard..."

You forgot "run with suddenness and glide while you beat off defenders."

DanRooney
02-14-2013, 03:00 PM
Another one of Tomlin's boys. I'm going to predict this is going to go as good as the Sean Mahan hiring.

Buddha Bus
02-14-2013, 03:06 PM
They'll be talking about our WR's ability to penetrate secondaries with great explosiveness and fluidity once Mann unloads his wealth of knowledge on this unit. Writers will be gushing about his talents next year. He'll be a valuable member of the team.

Besides, if he doesn't work out, we can always hire this guy when he gets out of the hospital. :thmbup:

http://i0.wp.com/heebmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ron-jeremy.jpg?resize=290%2C290

FrancoLambert
02-14-2013, 03:17 PM
He's known for teaching his receivers "how to find the hole in the zone."

Also heard he believes there's too much holding going on in today's NFL.

Buddha Bus
02-14-2013, 03:21 PM
He's known for teaching his receivers "how to find the hole in the zone."

He's crafty and knows how to backdoor an opponent with the element of surprise and put it in the endzone for a score. He'll teach them to be hard as nails and not be afraid to get a little dirty.

BKAnthem
02-14-2013, 10:52 PM
Now they just need a real QB coach

Hawaii 5-0
02-15-2013, 12:09 AM
Maybe it's the same guy? :noidea:

I hear his philosophy is go fast, hard, and deep. :chuckle:


:chuckle:

tony hipchest
02-15-2013, 12:54 AM
this thread really has the potential to be an epic #WIN if only it had some subtle penis references. :chuckle:

teegre
02-15-2013, 07:13 AM
Big penis.

harrison'samonster
02-15-2013, 08:00 AM
wanker

steelfury02
02-15-2013, 08:11 AM
this thread really has the potential to be an epic #WIN if only it had some subtle penis references. :chuckle:

With Wallace's speed and deep threat ability, he is able to blow the top off the defense - that's all I got -

trying to think about penis-like statements - but, so hard having penis on the brain

uh, wait . . .

steelax04
02-15-2013, 10:56 AM
this thread really has the potential to be an epic #WIN if only it had some subtle penis references. :chuckle:

Yeah, like you're subtle with your penis references...

i have the same problem with my wang.

my grandpa taught me a great home remedy-

"you need to soak it in cider".

if it works for my wang it cant be bad for your finger. :wink02:

teegre
02-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Donkey punch, donkey punch... dirty Sanchez... felch, felch... DP on 2... donkey punch... DP... hut, hut... hike.

teegre
02-15-2013, 11:52 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDidKfbCVHs

tony hipchest
02-15-2013, 12:02 PM
haha! felch...

Mann just better teach a few receivers to be more like hines ward. need to see more wr's in motion blocking DE's coming off the ball. Dont need to give up the sack. and they better not be false starting every other down causing the refs to blow the meat whistle.

just insert an old highlight tape in the deck and say "see men, this is how we do it a long time in this league!" Their heads will be engorged with all the tips and pointers if theyre just not too dumb to grasp it all.

Hawaii 5-0
02-15-2013, 12:50 PM
Big penis.

which Richard Mann uses to convert Tight Ends into Wide Receivers...

teegre
02-15-2013, 02:42 PM
which Richard Mann uses to convert Tight Ends into Wide Receivers...

Holy crap. :toofunny: Well played!!!

Buddha Bus
02-15-2013, 03:27 PM
Mann just better teach a few receivers to be more like hines ward. need to see more wr's in motion blocking DE's coming off the ball.

As long as they aren't crack-back blocks. We don't want Goodell getting all butt-hurt and sore. He might institute the NFL's penal code and reach deep into the players' pockets.

fer522
02-15-2013, 05:28 PM
It's gonna be a loooooong season:banging:

Buddha Bus
02-15-2013, 05:30 PM
It's gonna be a loooooong season:banging:

And haaaaaard too. :wink02:

FrancoLambert
02-15-2013, 05:42 PM
This thread has me:sofunny: :toofunny: :rofl: :chuckle: :grin::

Buddha Bus
02-15-2013, 05:45 PM
This thread has me:sofunny: :toofunny: :rofl: :chuckle: :grin::


It's because we're all such cunning linguists. :heha:

Hawaii 5-0
02-15-2013, 10:12 PM
It's because we're all such cunning linguists. :heha:

having a loose tongue can often lead you into tight places...:yummy:

Buddha Bus
02-16-2013, 05:55 AM
having a loose tongue can often lead you into tight places...:yummy:

Those situations sometimes make me feel as though there's something fishy going on.

steelfury02
02-16-2013, 10:31 AM
Those situations sometimes make me feel as though there's something fishy going on.

and we all know something fishy is usually well lubricated in oil and packed into a tiny box

Buddha Bus
02-16-2013, 11:51 AM
:toofunny:

SteelersCanada
03-25-2013, 06:57 PM
Introducing Richard Mann

Bob Labriola
Steelers Digest
@BobLabriola

“He’s a Quip.” If you’re from Western Pennsylvania, you probably love football, and if you love Western Pennsylvania football, you understand what it means to be a Quip.

Officially, they’re known as the Aliquippa Fighting Quips, and over the years they have combined for 700 victories, 15 WPIAL (Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League) championships, and two PIAA State Championships – which is deceiving because the Commonwealth only started playing those in 1986.

Mike Ditka knows what it means to be a Quip. So does Ty Law. Sean Gilbert and Darelle Revis, too. Jonathan Baldwin and Tommie Campbell are part of the younger generation. But Richard Mann? He’s old-school. Played on the Quips’ 1964 WPIAL Championship team. Coached there from 1970-74. Being a Quip is part of who Richard Mann is, and that is a compliment.

Richard Mann also is the Steelers new wide receivers coach, and he comes here with 28 years of NFL coaching experience, most recently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-09. In 2009, Mann also served as the Buccaneers’ assistant head coach. Mann and Mike Tomlin were both Buccaneers assistants when the franchise won its only Super Bowl, after the 2002 season.

Shortly after being hired by the Steelers, Mann took some time to discuss a range of topics.

Q. When you assemble the receivers for the first time, what message will you try to get across to them?
A. When I start, I try to give them a feeling for who I am and what I’m all about. We’ll get to know each other, we’ll have an open forum to talk. I’ll tell them what I expect from them and what they can expect from me. We’re all accountable. I’ll tell them about some of my pet peeves. I don’t try to force anything on anybody, but anything I will teach them I know it will work because I’ve done it before. If there’s something the room wants to do, as long as it doesn’t interfere with what Todd Haley wants, we can do it. They can coach me up. That’s the kind of person I am. I have learned over the years that I don’t just coach the starters, I coach everybody in that room, so when it’s time to play we don’t have to start all over.

Q. You said you will tell them what you’re about. Can you explain that?
A. I’ve been coaching a long time, and I’m a fundamental technique guy. If I’m teaching something, I have a lot of tape from over the years of different guys doing the same thing so I know it works. The bottom line is if the player has good fundamental technique, along with his athletic ability, he can be a productive player.

Q. For a wide receiver to have a good game, in your eyes what would he have done?
A. If he’s not getting the ball, he’s staying busy in the other aspect of the game, which is blocking. We do it all – we block and we catch. That’s part of what I’ve always preached, that we are not just good receivers but we’re also good blockers. Pittsburgh has been famous over the years, and I can tell you that I grew up as a Pittsburgh fan deep down inside and I always have been, but over the years Pittsburgh is famous for running the football. If you’re going to be a good running football team, then your wideouts have to block the perimeter. It doesn’t have to be us knocking people out or knocking people down. What we have to do is be accountable and trustworthy and do what we’re supposed to do.

Q. Are the receivers involved in protecting the quarterback?
A. We protect Ben in that if he throws a pass that ain’t perfect, and if we can’t get it the other guy doesn’t get it. He’s got to have confidence that he can anticipate throws, and if some of them are off maybe because he got pressure and had to let it go early and the ball’s not perfect, he’s got to trust that one of us down the field will take care of it.

Q. What do you think of this group of wide receivers?
A. I think the guys are good players from what I’ve seen on the cut-ups. I’ve talked to every receiver on the roster, because that’s part of what I do. If I haven’t met them, I’ve talked to them. The ones where I left voice mails or texted, they have gotten back to me. I think we have a good group, and hopefully we’ll add another one either through free agency or the draft. It doesn’t matter who I got. Whoever I got that’s who I’m going to coach. The bottom line is if you put time in, you’ll be very happy with me. A good receiving corps is worth its weight in gold to a coach, if you put your time in. As the coach, I have to get them to play. That’s what I’ve always been told. With that said, within the room, I work hard. We’ll work hard at looking at the tape to give them some insight into how the opponent plays, we’ll teach them the coverages, we’ll go over all the rules so we don’t make mistakes because that’s one thing we’re big on. I’ll put the time in, and if they see me putting the time in, they’ll put the time in. All players, if they believe what you’re teaching them will make them better, they’ll buy into it. I’ve always thought that. I can’t make them do what I want them to do. I can only ask them, and then try to convince them that this is the way do it. I convince them by showing them the tape and how the same technique has worked against the same coverages, and what you see is what you get.

Q. When you’re looking at statistics after the game, besides the final score what statistics are important to you in assessing how your guys played?
A. The bottom line is if we win, we’re not making mental errors and we’re doing what we practiced. We’re doing what we practiced, we’re not making mental errors, we have an opportunity to make plays we make them. Anybody can drop a ball, but I hope you’ll catch more than you drop. If you’re having problems catching, then we try to come up with something to make that better – doing drills or spend a little time after practice. During the course of a week, maybe some receivers don’t catch a lot of balls because everybody can’t be getting all the balls all the time, so we things after practice, before practice, to sharpen our tools. I’m an old-school coach. I teach. If you do in the game what you practice, the game is a lot easier than practice.

Q. You mentioned yourself as old-school, but do you find that wide receivers are the divas of their teams in the NFL?
A. I coach everybody. I’ve had some experience where I’ve been accused of just coaching the starters, and I don’t think that’s right. I didn’t agree with it, and I told the person who said that to me that it would never happen again. That was years ago, and it has never happened to me again. I coach everybody. Everybody has got to do his job. Whatever your role is, that is what you have to be held accountable for. My accountability comes with everybody in the room. I should be accountable to everybody, and that’s the way I coach. I always have.

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Introducing-Richard-Mann/f07740ab-46c1-4b61-93c8-73970866ea8e

harrison'samonster
03-25-2013, 07:03 PM
sounds great to me!

SteelersCanada
03-25-2013, 07:05 PM
sounds great to me!

How long do you think it's going to be until the "Why hasn't Richard Mann talked with the Steelers receivers in person?" headlines on NFL.com and PFT? It's going to be their top news story.

Steeldude
03-26-2013, 12:47 AM
A buddy of Tomlin's

Let's see how this works out. Hopefully it does :thumbsup:

OX1947
03-26-2013, 01:06 AM
A buddy of Tomlin's

Let's see how this works out. Hopefully it does :thumbsup:

Last time Tomlin brought in a buddy of his was Mewelde Moore. Then we won a Super Bowl. Can you say, seventh heaven? I THINK SO!!!

Steeldude
03-26-2013, 05:44 AM
Last time Tomlin brought in a buddy of his was Mewelde Moore. Then we won a Super Bowl. Can you say, seventh heaven? I THINK SO!!!

He also brought in his buddy Zierlein. Hopefully this new coach isn't another Zierlein

FanSince72
03-26-2013, 09:19 AM
He also brought in his buddy Zierlein. Hopefully this new coach isn't another Zierlein

Dick Mann?

Really?

Does he wear a cape and a shirt with a big "D" on it?
"There's no need to fear, DICK MANN is here!"

OK, that's out of my system now...

...let's move on...