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Old 01-25-2007, 09:39 AM   #11
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Default Re: Darren Perry Resigns

This Trib-Review story indicates Perry got fired:

Perry had been in Mobile since late last week with the Steelers' assistant coaches, who are scouting the Senior Bowl practices.

He returned to Pittsburgh last night.

"We both just decided to go in a different direction," Perry said of his meeting with Tomlin. "I'm very grateful for my time in Pittsburgh. I'm thankful to the Rooneys and Bill Cowher for giving me the opportunity."

Perry played for the Steelers from 1992-98 and started 110 consecutive games at free safety.

The former Penn State All-American spent a season coaching safeties for the Bengals before joining Cowher's staff in 2003. He had been the defensive backs coach since 2004.

Perry, who has aspirations of becoming a defensive coordinator and eventually a head coach, said he will look into other coaching opportunities.

"I'll miss the players," Perry said, "and I'm looking forward to bigger and better challenges that lie ahead."


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_490164.html

I was under the impression Perry was regarded favorably within the organization, but it appears such factors as Ike Taylor's abysmal season made Perry vulnerable. I assume Tomlin has a new DB coach in mind.
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:27 AM   #12
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woo hoo! finally.

now hopefully the DBs will focus more on the game and fundamentals. rather than their new dance steps.
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Old 01-25-2007, 12:18 PM   #13
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Raheem Morris was Tomlins DB coach at Tampa...but Tomlin didn't take him to the Vikings with him. He took Joe Woods with him and promoted him to DB coach...which makes you wonder if we may see Woods here
The Vikes were #8 overall defense... #5 overall in total interceptions....and #3 overall in takeaways.

....just found this article while I was looking at stats....

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Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings could see defensive backs coach Joe Woods depart to Pittsburgh if defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin lands the head coaching job, as expected. Tomlin and Woods are believed to be close friends and have also worked together while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
...the article was dated 22 Jan 2007...so that may say it all!!!..The knock on him was that he was arrested last month for DUI...so the Bengals may grab him before he commits.
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...the article was dated 22 Jan 2007...so that may say it all!!!..The knock on him was that he was arrested last month for DUI...so the Bengals may grab him before he commits.
great. while were at it, lets bring in that guy from detroit who likes to go to burger king drive thrus nude with nothing on but a pair of birkinstocks.

woo hoo. d. perry is gone!
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While I enjoyed watching Darren Perry play for Pittsburgh, I was never so sure about his coaching. Going into this whole transitional period at the end of the season I said the one coach I might like to see replaced was Perry.

I may be all wrong about this, but it seems to me that our D backs over the last couple of years have made tackles, not made plays on a consistent basis. Overall, our guys haven't gotten beat much, and they are usually in position to make a tackle, but I'd like to see them make plays (ball deflections, tips, interceptions, forced fumbles). I know it has been our scheme in part, but I'd really like to see somebody coach them up on being in position and being aggressive enough to make a play. We've not been the worst, but we're not the best.

Here we go.
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Hopefully the new DB coach will have better success in teaching DBs how to stop the fade route into the end zone (you can't coach height but it sure seemed as if the DBs did not have a clue how to respond). The only time I recall that pattern being stopped the whole season was once by McFadden.
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Hopefully the new DB coach will have better success in teaching DBs how to stop the fade route into the end zone (you can't coach height but it sure seemed as if the DBs did not have a clue how to respond). The only time I recall that pattern being stopped the whole season was once by McFadden.
strange. i cant recall ben throwing any fade routes on offense this year either.

we cant be certain the steelers even practiced fade routes on offense OR defense. if not, im gonna go out on a limb and say it deserves a few reps.
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While I enjoyed watching Darren Perry play for Pittsburgh, I was never so sure about his coaching. Going into this whole transitional period at the end of the season I said the one coach I might like to see replaced was Perry.

I may be all wrong about this, but it seems to me that our D backs over the last couple of years have made tackles, not made plays on a consistent basis. Overall, our guys haven't gotten beat much, and they are usually in position to make a tackle, but I'd like to see them make plays (ball deflections, tips, interceptions, forced fumbles). I know it has been our scheme in part, but I'd really like to see somebody coach them up on being in position and being aggressive enough to make a play. We've not been the worst, but we're not the best.

Here we go.
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Your right...I think Ike is usually in position..but drops WAAAAY to many potential game-turning interceptions.
What I have NEVER understood...(and all you with the playoff and superbowl disks can check this for yourselves)...is why Ike was benched ..and they left Deshea in!!!!...90% of the plays that I see us get burnt on, have Deshea trailing 2 steps behind the WR..just out of position. I would MUCH rather have Ike swatting away a catchable ball..then have to watch the back of Deshea's jersey as he is chasing someone towards the end-zone!
Maybe Perry had some hand in that decision...and maybe that type of decision was a big part of our secondary woes ...and maybe thats why we are getting a NEW secondary coach.

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strange. i cant recall ben throwing any fade routes on offense this year either.

we cant be certain the steelers even practiced fade routes on offense OR defense. if not, im gonna go out on a limb and say it deserves a few reps.
That may be a consequence of having smurf receivers - he never really seemed to figure out how to run the pattern but I recall the fade was a regular part of the passing scheme when Plax was in town.
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That may be a consequence of having smurf receivers - he never really seemed to figure out how to run the pattern but I recall the fade was a regular part of the passing scheme when Plax was in town.
someone like keyshawn johnson could not only help the offense but the defense during practice also. im not suggesting we go get him but someone with his height, experience, and willingness to practice.
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