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 Post subject: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:49 pm 
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Apparently he will also stay the QB coach, per the official website:

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Fichtner-named-offensive-coordinatorQB-coach/6418e3a6-05ea-437f-b8cb-4352e7b8739d


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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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When's the last time a Steeler player won a standoff against the coaching staff/front office because of a coach they disliked?

This whole chain of events basically says to Ben: You were right; we were wrong. Please don't leave. We're sorry.


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I like to see a statement by Haley.

That would be fun.

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If Cuntlin’s still I’m charge it won’t matter.

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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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Laying the Wood wrote:
When's the last time a Steeler player won a standoff against the coaching staff/front office because of a coach they disliked?

This whole chain of events basically says to Ben: You were right; we were wrong. Please don't leave. We're sorry.



Which maybe rekindles another interesting debate.....was Ben being intentionally lazy, disinterested and checked-out early in the year because of Haley?

You think Ben just gave Haley the rope to hang himself.....and then EMR/Tomlin finally said "ok, Haley's gone - do whatever, call whatever you want"? Because, coincidentally, things changed dramatically about the time Haley went upstairs and Fitchner came down.

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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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Ben never checked out. His play was stellar all season. Even the Jax 5 int game he was still throwing darts and hitting the bull’s eye.


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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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The one comment made me laugh. “Congratulations Mr. Fitchner. Please add QB sneak to playbook”


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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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LakecrestSteeler wrote:
Ben never checked out. His play was stellar all season. Even the Jax 5 int game he was still throwing darts and hitting the bull’s eye.


I agree he wasn't nearly as bad as many here claimed. But his throws WERE off, a little, early in the year. And there can be a number of reasons for that. But not putting in the film work, maybe not audibling when he should....playing just well enough to win. Interesting theory for a "dumb" guy who appears to have strategized a way to get Haley out.

But I'm talking about how often they ran the U offense the first half of the year in contrast with the second half. What I meant was Ben said "ok, I'll run the plays you call....I'll rubber stamp your gameplan....and watch you hang yourself".

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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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So this means ......the other shoes drop?

I think Ben is now top rooster......over Tomlin too

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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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Now, just get Tomlin the hell out of the way - of the offense at least - and let Ben and Randy put up 40 pts a game with all the weapons they have as they are used properly.

Tomlin needs to stop worrying about letting the dumb "grown men" be their own man. Some can handle it, like Haden, Watt, Vince, Davis and the DL guys, but some can't. Guys like Burns, Bud and Mitchell need to have a short leash, because they're to dumb/stubborn to make the right choices on their own. Hell, Mitchell just needs to be gone.


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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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BethlehemSteel wrote:
So this means ......the other shoes drop?

I think Ben is now top rooster......over Tomlin too

I think I'm okay with that.

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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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Poltargyst wrote:
BethlehemSteel wrote:
So this means ......the other shoes drop?

I think Ben is now top rooster......over Tomlin too

I think I'm okay with that.


I know I am.

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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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Obviously wrote:
Poltargyst wrote:
BethlehemSteel wrote:
So this means ......the other shoes drop?

I think Ben is now top rooster......over Tomlin too

I think I'm okay with that.


I know I am.



I wonder how good Ben is at calling defensive plays.... 8-)

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In 1998, who would have guessed that in 20 years three members of the 4-8 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team coaching staff would be the Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Defense Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers? Weird.


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W&M_Steeler wrote:
In 1998, who would have guessed that in 20 years three members of the 4-8 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team coaching staff would be the Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Defense Coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers? Weird.


I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.


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 Post subject: Re: It's official -- Fichtner named OC
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Ive read that the Haley wasnt only rubbing Ben the wrong way but Tomlin as well, I guess EMR said no firing him, wait til seasons end and dont rehire him, and it didnt take Tomlin long at all to issue a very bland and quick statement.


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GreekSteel wrote:
Ive read that the Haley wasnt only rubbing Ben the wrong way but Tomlin as well, I guess EMR said no firing him, wait til seasons end and dont rehire him, and it didnt take Tomlin long at all to issue a very bland and quick statement.

Huge mistake to not fire Haley after Week 5 or 6. They should have at least banished him to the press box and let Fitchner call the plays.

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GreekSteel wrote:
Ive read that the Haley wasnt only rubbing Ben the wrong way but Tomlin as well


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In all seriousness, I think the "U" offense was all Haley...and that Tomlin and Ben had had enough.

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Kodiak wrote:
GreekSteel wrote:
Ive read that the Haley wasnt only rubbing Ben the wrong way but Tomlin as well


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There was something very dark and dangerous about that Ben in the picture. More like Brady he was cocky, hungry and wanted to be the best ever. The situation that got him suspended took an edge from him that's he's now become a careful, kinda safe player.
That guy was reckless, dove head first in both SB victories (one score, one reversed on replay).
There's more to this QB sneak story than meet the eye.

At least now that he has his coordinator we know there will be better communication in tight end-of-game football situations.
Without question the Haley/Ben marriage cost the best receiver and running back a chance to show out on the NFL's biggest stage (both against NE & Jax).
And Tomlin wasn't man enough to get it corrected in time to save the season.


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