Originally written December 26, 2012 on Steel City Blitz:
The personnel side of changes will take care of themselves as the off-season begins about 4pm on Sunday for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Decisions of who will be cut and who will be scouted in the draft are already underway but there are two specific changes I’m looking forward to the Steelers making on the coaching staff. The first thing that needs to be addressed is somewhat taking care of itself in that offensive line coach Sean Kugler is leaving to take the head coaching job at UTEP as soon as the season finishes. I have always liked Kugler and his ability to make linemen into versatile, productive players, but I also feel that coaches can reach a threshold and I believe he has reached his in Pittsburgh, new job in Texas or not. The one thing a position coach cannot control is injuries and Kugler certainly had to deal with his share from Maurkice Pouncey to Willie Colon to Marcus Gilbert, but every team deals with this to one extreme or another and Kugler did what he could but I saw...
6 Comments:
  • FIRST THING IS TO GET RID OF TOMLIN, WHEN HE CAME TO THE STEELERS A MONKEY COULD HAVE COACHED THAT TEAM AND WON A SUPERBOWL. HE IS OVERRATED. THE ROONEY'S USED TO HAVE CONTROL OF THEIR FOOTBALL TEAM THEY NEED TO WAKE UP AND STEP UP AND GET RID OF TOMLIN
  • get rid of ditry ben because he is alway sorry!!!!!!!!FOR LOOSING
  • Agreed Tomlin has got to go, you can clearly see that this man cannot coach, the experiment is over, and was a dismal failure, good coaches find ways to win, he lost control of the team its a motly crew of undisciplined, unmotivated rabble anymore, i been watching the steeles since the 60s well pretty much since i been born, i had my reservations about this guy, and was correct in my assumptions, bad decisions, bad coaching period, it starts and ends with him period, injuries, although many, every team has them and wins, since the rooneys have a quality franchise, they ought to have quality coaches, who would hire a silver tongued demon? ever watch his post game confrences, repititious, but the problems never get sorted out, he looks like a deer caught in the headlights, on the sidelines, like what do i do what do i do, but does nothing, nope the problem is that hes no good period, how many years is it going to take to figure it out, hell the players wont even play for him.
  • yes i think there needs to be some changes and it starts with the head coach yes tomlin needs to go
  • It always starts up front. They need to solidify the O-line and gets some real aggressive players that will not get hurt with every bump and bruise. Then they need to get some running backs. They haven't had a good combo that complimented each other since Jerome B. & Willie Parker. The rest will take care of itself if they do those two things!
  • The Head should not be changed. When ever a previous winning team loses we want the Head Coach to go but it is not always the Head Coach fault. Yes Coach made some questionable decisions, some worked (no complaints)and some failed (complaints deserved). However, it is the execution of called plays that counts. The ultimate blame belongs on the ineffective offense squad. Mainly the young, cocky Wide Receivers, namely Wallace, that does not know that there is no "I" in the word TEAM. Once the(WR) catch and hold the ball, run the correct routes and stop show boating, also the RB should stop study stepping and run and hold on to the ball, also the Plays are the same each game and the opponents know it. Once these adjustments are made then and only then the team would be on the path to a winning season. Coach Tomlin, I have one question, why did you get Burris and not use him? Also, since Tubo (can't spell his name) will be a Free Agent, why not try an get him. The Steeler are extremely weak in QB position and Ben needs pressure from another QB to make him execute better. It worked for Bradshaw with Gilliam cable and able to take his job as QB. The 2013 season is going to be a better (winning) season and the team will be in the Playoffs.

    Update: December 28, 2012
    Correction in my spelling, it is Tebow. Please Steelers get him. We need another QB, I'm not saying get rid of Ben, we do not have a cable Backup QB or one to replace Ben. Unfortunately, Ben is aging and damaged, no offense Ben.
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