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Old 01-28-2012, 05:17 PM   #31
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Default Re: Tomlin met with former Colts HC Jim Caldwell???

Ben's best years are IN FRONT of him............


Anyways, i have a feeling its going to be Caldwell or Fichtner. We'll see if a late surprise enters into the equation though.
I have a feeling they're going to want to get this done ASAP (as the other teams have been doing) to best give the new OC plenty of time to prepare to come in and get ready for the season.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #32
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I really hope it's not Caldwell.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #33
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Default Re: Tomlin met with former Colts HC Jim Caldwell???

Caldwell is a joke. He would have had two 2-14 seasons had Peyton not been there to run the team for him in 2010.

If we hire Caldwell as OC, then it will likely result in one of two scenarios:

1. an offense that's even weaker than when we had Bruce Arians

2. an offense that improves because Caldwell is one of those guys that doesn't mind sitting in the background and letting the QB run the show

The second scenario is a possibility, really. Caldwell was a non-coach when Peyton was the QB in Indy. Considering that the Steelers played better when Ben called the plays, perhaps the Rooneys and Tomlin have decided that their best offensive player needs to be calling the shots. That, of course, is a risk... I love Ben but I don't know that he's quite at Peyton's level in that regard. I certainly think he's a leader but he's not the type of QB who can cover for all of his team's shortcomings the way someone like Peyton or Brady can.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #34
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Yeah Caldwell was never the OC in Indy. That's not to say he wouldn't know what to do, but I don't want him hired just because he's a buddy of Tomlin's. You don't hire friends you hire the right man for the job.
my point was ,if you look back at some of the post , people are judging caldwell on indy's offense. if caldwell wasn't the architect or operator of indy's offense then how can people be judging him based on it ?
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I really hope it's not Caldwell.
no doubt.

qb coach... i can deal with that. im sure he's learned alot from manning.

however, if we could have a running back putting up edgerrin james type numbers, to go with our defense and receivers, i think we'd be right back in the hunt for the superbowl.

noteworthy that the manning colts won their only SB thanks their running game and lost their only one due to their lack of one.
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I really hope it's not Caldwell.
I agree.....is it just me or did the guy have that look on his face as if, oh well were here!
Maybe its just me.....lol
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:37 PM   #38
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Tomlin meets with Caldwell?

January 28th, 2012

While all signs were pointing to quarterback coach Randy Fichtner as a sure-bet to replace Bruce Arians as offensive coordinator, the Steelers might not be ready to pull the trigger quite yet.

I received a tip that Mike Tomlin met with former Indianapolis head coach Jim Caldwell on Saturday morning at swanky Terrace restaurant inside the Omni William Penn Hotel.

Tomlin was dressed in jeans and a Steelers long-sleeved shirt with a Steelers hat on while Caldwell was wearing a black shirt and a black leather jacket while the two met in a secluded area of the restaurant.

The Omni William Penn is where the team stays the nights before home games.

So what does this mean?

Well, it means something and nothing at the same time.

Just because Caldwell had a meeting with Tomlin doesn’t make him the favorite for the job. But still, where there is smoke, there is fire.

Tomlin and Caldwell have a history together, and that can’t be ignored.

The two were first-year assistants under Tony Dungy in 2001 while at Tampa Bay. Caldwell went to Indy the next year with Dungy while Tomlin stayed with the Buccaneers.

Look at Tomlin’s coaching staff – he feels very comfortable hiring people he has coached with in the past.

When he was hired by the Steelers in 2007, Tomlin brought on Randy Fichtner, Amos Jones, Larry Zierlein, Kirby Wilson and Garrett Giemont – all of whom he worked with before.

It is not a coincidence that the two known candidates for the job once worked with Tomlin – Caldwell and Fichtner.

Sure, Caldwell is 20 years older than Tomlin, but he hired Wilson, who is 15 years older, and Zierlein, who is 30 years older.

Is it a possibility that Caldwell could be the next Steelers offensive coordinator?

Well, you just don’t bring a guy to town to have breakfast with him and say hello.

Keep in mind, being a candidate doesn’t mean you are going to get the job. You’d hate to have Tomlin just promote from within without scanning the open market first.

We have no idea of that is what he was doing Saturday morning or not. But it appears he is doing his due diligence about the coordinator spot.

Either that, or Caldwell was being interviewed about the quarterback coach job that will come open when Fichtner is hired.

We just don’t know.
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so the steelers may go from an OC who picks plays out of a hat to an OC who doesn't have any plays to pick?
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OK somebody give us some good news. Let us know you saw Caldwell leaving town without any Steelers gear on!
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