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 Post subject: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:52 pm 
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http://sports56whbq.com/shows/wolo-peter-in-the-morning/181-wolo-peter-in-the-morning-interview-randy-fichtner

Met Butler in Memphis, '89. Hired MT at Arkansas State, they worked together to hire Butler as DC there. Getting the band back together.

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Sorry if the Arkansas State Band reuniting doesnt get me all fired up...pretty crazy how this has turned out, 3 guys from Arky St..wow...its as wild as thinking 3 guys from Steelerfury.com could be in charge of the Steelers.


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Met Butler in Memphis, '89. Hired MT at Arkansas State, they worked together to hire Butler as DC there. Getting the band back together.


Arkansas State went 4-8.

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Fichtner was very complimentary of Laundry Jones :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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Jeemie wrote:
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http://sports56whbq.com/shows/wolo-peter-in-the-morning/181-wolo-peter-in-the-morning-interview-randy-fichtner

Met Butler in Memphis, '89. Hired MT at Arkansas State, they worked together to hire Butler as DC there. Getting the band back together.


Arkansas State went 4-8.

It's really about Memphis- that's their common connection.

I think we're really going to like Fichtner-- night and day from a Todd Haley mentality, at least.

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
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http://sports56whbq.com/shows/wolo-peter-in-the-morning/181-wolo-peter-in-the-morning-interview-randy-fichtner

Met Butler in Memphis, '89. Hired MT at Arkansas State, they worked together to hire Butler as DC there. Getting the band back together.


Arkansas State went 4-8.

It's really about Memphis- that's their common connection.

I think we're really going to like Fichtner-- night and day from a Todd Haley mentality, at least.




He has a good relationship with Ben, and imo thats a good thing so hes ahead of the game just from that perspective..as for the rest of it. his offensive philosophy, we shall see


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everyone praises this guy but why? I'm hopeful but I was hopefull of butler when dick left. I was hopeful for todd when bruce left. seems to me the common denominator might be the problem. senior mikey!


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
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http://sports56whbq.com/shows/wolo-peter-in-the-morning/181-wolo-peter-in-the-morning-interview-randy-fichtner

Met Butler in Memphis, '89. Hired MT at Arkansas State, they worked together to hire Butler as DC there. Getting the band back together.


Arkansas State went 4-8.

It's really about Memphis- that's their common connection.

I think we're really going to like Fichtner-- night and day from a Todd Haley mentality, at least.


42 points scored at home should be enough to win any playoff game. Not disagreeing with you about Fitchner. Just stating it matters not without any changes on D.

Or with team discipline.

We seriously have key cogs not even showing up for Saturday walk through before playoff games and Mikey T doesn’t do shit about it??

It’s really no wonder we wilt under the lights. This team is chalked full of a bunch of never was primadonnas that puck way too much stock in there press clippings and stats page.

When it’s over they’ll never be remembered for anything more than underachievers.


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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Did you listen to the guy and what he had to say?

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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Did you listen to the guy and what he had to say?


All people are saying, B2B, is there are more problems with this team than the offense.

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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Did you listen to the guy and what he had to say?


Did he say the defense sucks dick and that Tomlin and Butler have to fix it?

;)

I'll listen when I get the chance.

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Did you listen to the guy and what he had to say?


Did he address the defense or what his roll is handling team discipline?

If not, what’s anything he said have to do with what I said?

Although, better offensive coordination could have meant we won 50-45.

The 45 is still the issue. As is the mental make-up of the players on this team. They are not champions but selfish individuals with a coach not strong enough to manage them.


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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The guy sounds very intelligent. And is a football lifer.

I’ll take him for head coach, actually.

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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I get a kick of how people are blaming the defense for lack of discipline, yet it's only offensive players that are accused of being immature. AB, MB, Bell. . .

Who on defense lacks discipline and fails to show up for walk throughs? Mitchell said stupid shit. Ok. Dupree called Harrison out. Big fucking deal.

Losing a star player that is universally loved in the locker room can totally take you off your game. I guess you can give Matt Murray a pass because his dad died, but losing your best friend to paraplegia is something to just shrug off. It had a massive effect, not to mention Haden going down for weeks. Take away Bell permanently and AB for 6 games in the middle of the season and see where you stand.

Sure, the defense has problems. I get that. But firing Butler won't fix it for next year. You want to install a new system with a totally different locker room in the last three years of BR's career? Who would be that guy?

It's not enough to have Haley walk, and admission from the organization that the locker room needs to be tightened up. May as well start from scratch, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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I get a kick of how people are blaming the defense for lack of discipline, yet it's only offensive players that are accused of being immature. AB, MB, Bell. . .

Who on defense lacks discipline and fails to show up for walk throughs? Mitchell said stupid shit. Ok. Dupree called Harrison out. Big fucking deal.

Losing a star player that is universally loved in the locker room can totally take you off your game. I guess you can give Matt Murray a pass because his dad died, but losing your best friend to paraplegia is something to just shrug off. It had a massive effect, not to mention Haden going down for weeks. Take away Bell permanently and AB for 6 games in the middle of the season and see where you stand.

Sure, the defense has problems. I get that. But firing Butler won't fix it for next year. You want to install a new system with a totally different locker room in the last three years of BR's career? Who would be that guy?

It's not enough to have Haley walk, and admission from the organization that the locker room needs to be tightened up. May as well start from scratch, right?


I missed where the organization admitted the locker room needs to be tightened up, unless they’re using Bouchette to send that message. Mike Tomlin hasn’t gotten such a message yet.

Me personally? I’m willing (barely) to give Butler another year, but Porter and Lake at the least should be fired. Again I’ll ask you to point to any LBer or DBer you have seen undergo improvement under their tutelage.

And the defense was showing leaks before Shazier went down.

And Butler doesn’t get a complete pass because every team has key injuries...the best coaches overcome them.

Yes we don’t have the greatest talent on D, but not so bad that the defense should be no better than actually having no one on the field when the opponent’s offense is out.

They weren’t even a speed bump.

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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Everyone talked about the "Lake effect." I guess that's out the window. Everybody listens to him in the defensive backfield as though he were the DB guru. Maybe Burns and Davis just aren't that smart. Maybe Mitchell is too fucking slow and takes wrong angles, but knows defensive schemes. We already know Spence should continue doing whatever he was doing before getting the call. Watt is a rookie that showed promise. Alualu was a great pick up. There is solid depth at LB, just not starters.

I can agree on Porter and Olsalvsky (sp?). Jervis was a mistake, and Dupree isn't living up to expectations. Who's fault was it that they had no contingency for Shaz going down? Tomlin? Colbert? Porter? Maybe it's just the players suck? I can see how Porter can rub people the wrong way, but I have no fucking clue about how good a coach he is and can't judge him based on results only. Process is critical, and none of us know what that is.

Not sure about Mitchell as DL coach. Tuitt, although disappearing for stretches this season, was all that last year. Everybody loved Hargrave as well. Not so much after 16 measly games.

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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Jeemie wrote:
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Did you listen to the guy and what he had to say?


All people are saying, B2B, is there are more problems with this team than the offense.

No shit. Not what this thread is about.

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Did you listen to the guy and what he had to say?

I just listened...sounds like a swell guy. Other than that, what exactly about that interview are we supposed to be impressed with? Just your normal, everyday, jock/coach fluff interview.
I have my fingers crossed that Fichtner works out...but everything about this team and organization has me jaded right now...

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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If he religiously attacks and exploits the weakness of opposing defenses and make them an offensive juggernaut then I'll send him a brisket and 7 racks of ribs every month from the restaurant.


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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bradshaw2ben wrote:
Did you listen to the guy and what he had to say?


You know it’s ok to take up issue with this team

You should be clamoring for tomlins exit and several others

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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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Listened to the the interview.

He said something to the effect :

"You're in a catch up mode,

We were always behind.

If we had a lead, the game would have been different.

We didn't do it."

That says a lot.

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IDK. I listened to it. It’s a feel good story. A story of friendship between Fichtner, Butler and Tomlin. He seems like a genuine, likeable guy.

But, the interview just makes me feel worse about this team/staff. All I can think of is are these the best qualified guys? I mean, other than history, what makes them the best choices to be the coaching triumvirate braintrust?

Tomlin trusts them? Um, okay. Just wreaks of nepotism.


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Begs the question if even Tomlin was the best man for the job back when he was hired.


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 Post subject: Re: Randy Fichtner Interview... Great Listen
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IDK. I listened to it. It’s a feel good story. A story of friendship between Fichtner, Butler and Tomlin. He seems like a genuine, likeable guy.

But, the interview just makes me feel worse about this team/staff. All I can think of is are these the best qualified guys? I mean, other than history, what makes them the best choices to be the coaching triumvirate braintrust?

Tomlin trusts them? Um, okay. Just wreaks of nepotism.

I agree..this isn't camp kumbaya..this is big business..whats he gonna bring to upgrade? who gives a shit they love each other?im annoyed the only change is haley.. id rather have tomlin all alone since hes untouchable.


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Begs the question if even Tomlin was the best man for the job back when he was hired.


Way too much nepotism and quid-pro-quo for me.....I'd be ok with it all if Tomlin is replaced.

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