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Old 01-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #21
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Default Re: As A New Coach Arrives Who Leaves?

Last inside the organization hire for HC was Mike Nixon in the mid-60s - he lasted 1 season
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:45 PM   #22
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Last inside the organization hire for HC was Mike Nixon in the mid-60s - he lasted 1 season
That's not the best example. It was the 60s before we rose out of the root cellar.

I'm just not sold on the fact that we're so good we don't need major changes. I just didn't see a team on the field last year that was good enough to be called a Steelers team.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:01 PM   #23
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That's not the best example. It was the 60s before we rose out of the root cellar.

I'm just not sold on the fact that we're so good we don't need major changes. I just didn't see a team on the field last year that was good enough to be called a Steelers team.
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By my count 4 head coaches that were recent Super Bowl winners have left voluntarily and been replaced by an in house hire

Vince Lombardi with Phil Bengsten (3 years)

Bill Walsh with George Seifert (8 years)

Bill Parcells with George Handley (2 years)

Joe Gibbs with Richie Pettibon (1 year)

Only Seifert was a success and he not only inherited a loaded team but had DeBartolo and Policy playing games to circumvent the salary cap.

I think you just need a clean break with the past to shake up a veteran team that has been successful.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:05 PM   #24
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I agree - change CAN be good. My fingers and toes are crossed that our changes WILL be good changes! For instance......when is the last time you saw the Steelers even attempt a 2 point conversion?? And Ben was a perfect example of how change can be good. He can pass.......we were never known for our passing game and I watched them switch easily from the passing game to the running and back to a passing game with ease during that last Cincy game. They had to make some big adjustments to accomodate Ben's passing ability.......and it's was (finally) clicking again by the time the season ended.. Nobody expected that from us and that's one reason we caught everybody by surprise last year. The cat is out of the bag but with new coaching staff and new ideas.........look out!! (I hope!)
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:04 PM   #25
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I think you just need a clean break with the past to shake up a veteran team that has been successful.

That's more or less what I was trying to say.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:09 AM   #26
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The Steelers' website confirms that Mike Tomlin has been hired.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:41 AM   #27
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yea so we know it's Tomlin, jeeze i am scared, excited, and again, scared.

are we in for drastic change? probably.

oh jeeze.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:09 AM   #28
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We are still the most predictable team in the league. Hopefully with a new coach and all we can lose this label. I'm hoping Tomlin keeps Lebeau and the current D scheme in place. I'm one that believes change is good as well but to a certain extent.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:47 AM   #29
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I am sure Tomlin can see that making a big change, like from a 34 to a 43 will pretty much mean out Def will suck for a couple years. I doubt he will be willing to put us in the cellar of the AFC for a couple of years while he complete retools the Def. I would hope that he will slowly transition the team from a 34 to a 43 over the next few years if that is in fact his want. We just simply do have have the players to be a successful 43 team right out of the bag. I am sure he will bring along several assistant coaches with him, but hope he will stay with Lebeau for at least a couple years to learn the 34. We will see I guess.
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ESPN says LeBeau's Staying.
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