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Old 02-02-2012, 03:04 PM   #31
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Default Re: Ben want's Fichtner as OC

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This from Gerry Dulac of the P-G

Ben's opinion doesn't matter

I hope everyone is paying attention to how much input Ben Roethlisberger DOESN’T have in hiring an offensive coordinator. Nor will he.

While Roethlisberger spent last week at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, Mike Tomlin interviewed two candidates for the position – former Colts Coach Jim Caldwell and former Chiefs Coach Todd Haley, an Upper St. Clair native and the son of the Steelers’ former personnel director.

This week, while the search continues, Roethlisberger is still in Hawaii, where he elected to stay after the Pro Bowl.

Anyone who knows Tomlin knows he never has and never will have any inclination to let a player – even Roethlisberger – have input into one of his hires.

Tomlin is not interested in what his players think about matters that involve him and his staff.

Once, when Tomlin was asked by a reporter about the good things his players were saying about him, he snapped back, “They’re not paid to evaluate me. I’m paid to evaluate them.”

No matter what Roethlisberger says, his opinion will not be sought in the hiring of an offensive coordinator.

That should be apparent after what happened to Bruce Arians.


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Maybe that's true, but to ignore Ben's opinion wouldn't be so smart either.

There's nothing wrong with listening to someone's concerns and noting their likes and dislikes.
That, as much as anything else, should simply be part of the decision-making process.
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #32
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Default Re: Ben want's Fichtner as OC

it's looking more and more like Haley won't be coming here...
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