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Old 01-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #61
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

I agree 100%. If they had a healthy Troy Polamalu, and James Harrison, playing at their peak, it would have made a big difference. Even if they had two bona fide starters at those positions that were almost as good, it would have made a big difference.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:51 AM   #62
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

If LeBeau retired I think Smith would a perfect fit. Obviously we would transition to 4-3 but I think its that time. I would not be in favor of firing one for the other.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:50 PM   #63
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

Rob Ryan just got fired so why not throw him into the mix?
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:26 AM   #64
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

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Rob Ryan just got fired so why not throw him into the mix?
I know you are kidding but I was checking out Rob Ryan's defenses over the years and they are terrible! He has consistently had defenses in the bottom half of the league. In 6 of his 9 seasons as DC his teams have finished worse than 20th in yard allowed and points allowed.

Another Ryan blowhard.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:46 AM   #65
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Well, another year without turnovers and sacks.
So is that a prediction. ? 'cause this year our "Offense" more-or-less threw away this season, and NOT the "D", which got steadily better throughout this season, (even though Troy was a non-factor), and, you know Dick is stayin' here next season.
If anything, for next season, Ben needs to start cozying-up to Haley, instead of constantly whinng about missing his dada "Bwuce Aweeans" ?!

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"Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator" right now? - is just
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So is that a prediction. ? 'cause this year our "Offense" more-or-less threw away this season, and NOT the "D", which got steadily better throughout this season, (even though Troy was a non-factor), and, you know Dick is stayin' here next season.
If anything, for next season, Ben needs to start cozying-up to Haley, instead of constantly whinng about missing his dada "Bwuce Aweeans" ?!

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"Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator" right now? - is just
I agree with you totally except the part about thinking the Steelers might switch to a 4-3 being crazy. When the Steelers switched to a 3-4 it was because LC Greenwood and Joe Greene retired. Now Hampton and Harrison are about ready to retire.

The personnel does exist for a 4-3 and an argument could be made that a 4-3 would better suit the current personnel. The 3-4 wasn't looking too good at the beginning of the season with Harrison out.
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

I think the time is nearing for the change to be made but I don't believe it'll be with Smith as I believe he will be the new HC of the Eagles. I did have a thought though, I'm not sure what personnel requirements would be for the Cover 2 tbh but Monty Kiffin is available and he did say he wanted to get back into the NFL.
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Default Re: Lovie Smith Fired - Let's Grab Him as Defensive Coordinator

But yeah, if Dick Lebeau retired, Lovie Smith would be a perfect fit as Defensive Coordinator for the Steelers. Mike Tomlin, and Lovie Smith come from the same coaching tree, both spending time as assistant coaches under Tony Dungy before they became head coaches. Of course, both have the same defensive philosophy, as well.
Incidentally, Tony Dungy is part of the Chuck Knoll coaching tree, coming up as a player, assistant coach, and defensive coordinator with the Steelers during Knoll's tenure as head coach.
If we go back one more generation, we can trace this all back to Coach Paul Brown. Chuck Knoll was part of the Paul Brown coaching tree, along with Don Shula, Bud Grant, and Weeeb Ewbank.
So, It's all good...
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Hate to tell yas!.....We have Lebeau for at least another year...
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I think the time is nearing for the change to be made but I don't believe it'll be with Smith as I believe he will be the new HC of the Eagles. I did have a thought though, I'm not sure what personnel requirements would be for the Cover 2 tbh but Monty Kiffin is available and he did say he wanted to get back into the NFL.
I saw that Monty Kiffin is DC in Dallas now....nfl network
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