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Old 09-09-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
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I have heard this on ESPN 1250 this morning (Bouchette was on the Stan & Guy Show on ESPN) that there is a disconnect between the front office and the coaching staff.

The biggest one that they mentioned is the disagreement between the two regarding the OT's on the team. The FO believed that Starks was a keeper. The coaching staff did not. Max got the Franchise Tag twice and eventually got the money.

The FO does not believe that Colon is necessarily the answer at RT, but the coaching staff believes that Colon is the best RT in the league. Colon hasn't been extended yet.

Bouchette even alluded to that there might be some of that going on between the FO and the Coaching staff regarding Willie Parker.

I don't know if there is a problem between the two, but as we all know, if there is some smoke, there is some truth to it. I would hate to see the Steelers FO brass dictate anything to the coaching staff. No, I don't believe they are pulling a Jerry Jones, but I would hope that there would be agreement between the two.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Front Office and Coaching Staff

supposely the FO wanted to get Reed signed to a long term deal but the coaches wanted to resign keisel.

i am sure every team has many disagreements about who to sign, to keep, or cut and i am sure there are always disagreements between the staff and FO
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Bouchette is also the one who blew the "rift" between Ben and Hines completely out of proportion after Ben said he wanted a tall WR, as I recall.
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Bouchette is also the one who blew the "rift" between Ben and Hines completely out of proportion after Ben said he wanted a tall WR, as I recall.
You're absolutely right. Bouchette just LOVES drama and though there may be an itty bitty bit of truth to these rumors, I'm sure Mr. Drama King will put his spin on it.

Remember folks - AJ II is now pretty much calling the shots and as I've mentioned numerous times on this board - he is a ruthless businessman/attorney. I wouldn't put it past him to attempt to use his clout to try and manhandle the coaching staff, which his Dad and Grandfather would vehemently abhor. I really wish Dan was still the boss.
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I have heard this on ESPN 1250 this morning (Bouchette was on the Stan & Guy Show on ESPN) that there is a disconnect between the front office and the coaching staff.

The biggest one that they mentioned is the disagreement between the two regarding the OT's on the team. The FO believed that Starks was a keeper. The coaching staff did not. Max got the Franchise Tag twice and eventually got the money.

The FO does not believe that Colon is necessarily the answer at RT, but the coaching staff believes that Colon is the best RT in the league. Colon hasn't been extended yet.

Bouchette even alluded to that there might be some of that going on between the FO and the Coaching staff regarding Willie Parker.

I don't know if there is a problem between the two, but as we all know, if there is some smoke, there is some truth to it. I would hate to see the Steelers FO brass dictate anything to the coaching staff. No, I don't believe they are pulling a Jerry Jones, but I would hope that there would be agreement between the two.
Well, I know which side I'm on here. The FO. I'm not a fan of our HC or OC, mainly due to the OL, and I think that Starks was a decent RT and Colon is worthless. They need to let Colon walk or slide inside to G and draft a real LT and move Starks back to RT. Then all we'd have to do is replace on OG, unless Urbik or Foster was going to be worthwhile.

We also know that the FO is the one that put together all these great teams we've had, including both SB winners. The current coaching staff did next to nothing for that.
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Well, I know which side I'm on here. The FO. I'm not a fan of our HC or OC, mainly due to the OL, and I think that Starks was a decent RT and Colon is worthless. They need to let Colon walk or slide inside to G and draft a real LT and move Starks back to RT. Then all we'd have to do is replace on OG, unless Urbik or Foster was going to be worthwhile.

We also know that the FO is the one that put together all these great teams we've had, including both SB winners. The current coaching staff did next to nothing for that.
WOW. Just freakin WOW! All I can post in response to that is . . .

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If I remember correctly, Cowher and AJ II didn't see eye to eye. I believe it was to the point that Bill wouldn't shake his hand after the super bowl.
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We also know that the FO is the one that put together all these great teams we've had, including both SB winners. The current coaching staff did next to nothing for that.
If that's the case, why even bother having a coaching staff?
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Well, I know which side I'm on here. The FO. I'm not a fan of our HC or OC, mainly due to the OL, and I think that Starks was a decent RT and Colon is worthless. They need to let Colon walk or slide inside to G and draft a real LT and move Starks back to RT. Then all we'd have to do is replace on OG, unless Urbik or Foster was going to be worthwhile.

We also know that the FO is the one that put together all these great teams we've had, including both SB winners. The current coaching staff did next to nothing for that.
You can't be serious. Really...you must be joking.

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Well game one is in a day... so the OC, OL Coach and FO have to stick together now.

I will have to say that the FO probably expects the OL Coach and the OC to coach these million dollar talents into a working and viable OL... This may be creating some tension....

we can blame the players, the OL, the QB, the OC, the OL Coach, the FO... the play calling, BUT if it is execution of the plays....

Someone is going to take a hit if the offense doesnt get out of the bottom half of the league in overall run and pass effectiveness.

and guess what, it wont be the FO.
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