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Old 01-23-2012, 11:20 PM   #21
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"change philosopy"

lets keep in mind this is just football and not creationism vs darwinism. its not rocket science or a war. its a game, much like chess is.

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I find it odd that the one name that never gets mentioned is Scottie Montgomery. You know, the one guy on offense whose unit has shown tangible improvement under his tutelage and produced results.
good point.

does anyone even know who our tight ends coach is? it worked alright when we promoted mularkey and wisenhunt to OC (both currently have an NFL HC job).

i was sure mark breuner wouldve finished a few internships by now and be ready to move up in the world. perhaps his life had taken him in a different direction.

(kinda serious about mark... word was back in the day that he would be excellent coaching material).
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Steelers looking in-house first

The Steelers will look for an offensive coordinator in-house first, giving Randy Fichtner and Sean Kugler the first shot at replacing Bruce Arians.

Fichtner, the team's wide receivers coach when hired, has spent the past two seasons as quarterbacks coach.

Kugler, meanwhile, has been with the Steelers for two seasons as offensive line coach, joining them after stints in Detroit and Buffalo.

Both men are sharp and it seems becoming an offensive coordinator would be the next logical step for either man.
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I would be excited for Fichtner......not so much for Kugler
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anyone with a journalism degree and experience will tell you that most major networks duty is Sensationalism 101

ANYONE can report that Coach A has had this job, Coach B has had that job and that they will be considered - notice how they threw in their own opinion of what is "logical"

The point to be made is that the more articles they have - however short - gives them more links, the more links they have the more people will be visiting the site, clicking on the link - which gives the network more advertising opportunities and proven web analytics data to show their clients

The second point to be made is that in Sensationalism 101, especially in the 21st century - is that you want to be the first to break something - and you can set up the article / report in such a way that will cover you if your speculation is wrong. Today is all about quantity over quality.

As a reader, we just benefit from being able to form an opinion from whats out there and to be able to discuss it with fellow fans so nothing is scripture and take everyone's opinion with a grain of salt. Let's not spin the wheels too much though - we'll all be rooting for the Steelers long after the new O-coordinator and Ben as well, are gone
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I have a real problem with hiring anyone that has never called offensive plays in a game situation. When a crucial moment happens in a game and you have to make a split second decision will you have the experience needed? That is a big maybe. And a team that is on the doorsteps of another Super Bowl can't afford to be giving guys their first crack at being an offensive coordinator in the NFL.

Sean Kugler, Kirby Wilson, and Scottie Montgomery have nothing in their past to indicate they can be offensive coordinators in the NFL. At least Randy Fichter was a acclaimed coordinator at Memphis running a innovative spread offense. And a spread is exactly what the Steelers should be running considering their personnel for it. Two good Tight Ends, Mendenhall ran the spread in college, And 4 really good Wide Receivers. I believe the team needs a fullback for power formations to take over games in the 4th quarter though but if they try some old school offense full time like suggested they are living in the past and this offense will suffer for it.

This offense truly just needs a tweak as Rooney suggested. Randy Fichter may be best at implementing better red zone plays and a running game from shotgun formations. Keep a defense guessing all game long. And when you do go to the fullback power offense you can still surprise teams with the play action pass. No particular formation Spread or Power is limited to just running or passing. Here's hoping for that kind of offense.
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