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  1. Cowher to HOF

    The team he took over was about as mediocre as you can get. Right at .500 for 7 straight seasons, with only 1 playoff berth in there, which was 3 years removed. There were some talented players, but that team needed a change and he provided that. Instantaneously! In his first 6 years there, they put up 11, 9, 12, 11, 10, 11 wins......which far surpasses anything that team had done in 9 seasons when they only won 10 games. Playoffs each year. AFCC in year 3, SB in year 4, AFCC in year 6. He was the real deal.
  2. Cowher to HOF

    Yes he was absolutely a top 5 coach for his tenure with the Steelers. He went to the AFCC right at 50% of the time and to 2 SBs, and almost all of that was without a QB. He had pure crap at QB aside from 2 years with Ben, and 1 of them includes his rookie year. The 2nd year they won a SB, and probably would've Ben's rookie year too if not for Spygate. Year 3 doesn't count since Ben was injured and Cowher had checked out due to a wife dying of cancer at the time.
  3. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    I liken our problems to the Cowboys. Only difference here is there are a lot of fan boys of Tomlin and Garrett didn't have any. I have friends who are Cowboys' fans, and my chiropractor for example, told him their SB was getting rid of Garrett. You have to make changes to have a chance at utilizing the talent on the roster. Steelers and Cowboys are basically mirror images of each other. Both have talented rosters, inept ownership anymore, and crap coaches. Only difference is, their QB is young and their owner finally got rid of their coach. At least there's a chance when a team mired in mediocrity due to bad coaching makes a coaching change.
  4. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    Here's the deal. Tomlin sucks. Bad. The team gets more and more undisciplined and he's turned it into a circus. If you stick with him, you're getting more of the same. At least someone different is the chance at someone with some discipline who is better. Staying with his worthless butt is disgusting, unless your idea of success is mediocrity at it's best. Win just enough games to be in the playoff race, with a talented roster and a HOF QB mind you, but never good enough to actually win many, if any, playoff games, but still winning just enough games to screw you in the draft (or wait, lets trade away our 1st round draft pick when we're 0-2, with a 38 year old QB, and a backup that isn't much good.......what would we ever need that pick for???). You might be ok with that. I'M NOT! Btw, if you're going to "quote" someone, actually quote them. Don't use a twisted paraphrase that says nothing close to what I said, to imply that's what I said.
  5. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    lmao, I said I was done a long time ago, which is why I just threw out the first names I could think of.
  6. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    I'd take Clemson's coach for damn sure. Probably LSU's as well. There's a long list that I don't care to name all of them. Your list wasn't who was better, it was who I'd take over him. I'd take my old old high school football coach, who has to be close to 75 years old and been retired for 10-15 years, over him. At least he had discipline. That's seriously how bad I think Tommy Boy is. He's a joke.
  7. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    Bill Cowher, Mike Shanahan, Gary Kubiak, Wade Philips. Ken Whisenhunt. Mike Munchak. I'd take them all over him in a heartbeat. Hell I'd take Leslie Frazier over him as well. He was a much better DC, and again in Buffalo his D is looking good. Better than anything I've ever seen out of Tommy Boy. He didn't look the best as a coach in MN, but he didn't have much to work with back then either. NO QB. We saw how good Tommy Boy's team was this year without a QB. .500. Frazier's Vikings teams, without half this much talent went 10-6 one season, with Christian Freaking Ponder and Matt Cassel at QB....this is a team that was 6-10 when he took over. Tomlin took over a SB roster and had a HOF QB every season until now......what did he do without a QB? Put out one of the worst offenses in the NFL. He's had 3 seasons at 8-8 and one at 9-6-1, with the talent roster he inherited. Without Ben to carry him, he's F'd if they don't get a stud QB to continue carrying his worthless butt. I'd take the Vikings' OC over him as well, Stepanski or w/e his name is. There are a LOT of them. I want someone not proven to suck and let the inmates run the asylum as he clearly did with Bell and Brown, and how the team has become more and more undisciplined EVERY year. He's a joke. I'm done with this topic. We're not going to agree and I have better things to do with my time than argue about that scrub.
  8. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    Hahaha I knew you'd come back with that. I'm not going to list them. But seriously, he SUCKS. Every year the team gets more and more undisciplined. HE created the crap we had to put up with with Bell and Brown by giving them primadonna treatment. Ben too for that matter from all reports I've read. He's a loudmouth buffoon that is too busy being their buddy instead of keeping them in line.
  9. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    There are 160 coaches better, not just 16. He's pathetic.
  10. 5 ups/downs on the 2019 steelers season

    Optimistic: Watt - stud Fitzpatrick - stud Defense as a whole came around big time after the trade DL is great and Tuitt will be back Finally have some speed at LB Pessimistic: Coaches will still be there OL is seriously regressing QB is a big problem Where was Vance? Need more out of TE. Need more depth at RB (this all ties together to = the offense sucks) On the fence: Where were all the WRs? They showed flashes but disappeared too much. Need depth, but do we have something in the 3 young guys? Washington even showed something. RB depth is a problem.
  11. Fans are at Times Very Fickle

    To preface this post, this season is the first season in 28 years that I didn't watch almost all (if not every single one) of the Steelers games. I got sick of the NFL's BS and cancelled the NFL Sunday Ticket and didn't go to the bar to watch either. So I admit this season I didn't see it all. But early in the year, most of the games were televised this year, so I still saw over half the games I suppose. Just wanted to be sure to clarify that in case I missed some things. I thought Rudolph was solid coming out and liked the pick. He showed flashes of being decent before. He looked horrible after the concussion. Can he rebound? They need to protect him better and get him better weapons. James Conner I've liked from day 1, and I remember watching the game he got hurt at the end and thinking Tomlin, you dumb SOB, get him out of the game! THAT VERY NEXT PLAY, he got hurt. I think he's a great RB, just not too durable. JuJu is a good receiver. I think he got too much hype when he was the #2 and teams were doubling DownTown Brown. He's a really good #2, not a stud #1 by any means. All 3 of those guys seem to have great character, and have shown that they're good or at least have the potential to be good. Duck, is a whatever to me. I never saw much out of him, and yes I saw a couple of his first few games where they won because of the defense. He looked like crap the last game I saw. He's irrelevant. JAG.
  12. Mock draft

    Well I was more talking about when they benched Rudolph in favor of Duck, but not after his injury. You are right, that his play after the concussion wasn't as good. Like I said, I liked him ok in college so I don't think he's bad. But he sure was later in the year. Ben is an afterthought for me. He has had too many horrible games lately, and is old. I'm actively looking to replace him, and if Rudolph isn't the answer, you don't even acknowledge him either. If you don't have the long term answer on the roster, and a stud is available, you take him. Now you might be right that they're going to continue the Rudolph experiment longer. Maybe Eason isn't any better. I personally like him better though. It's probably a moot point though. Eason will be gone and Rudolph and Roethlisberger will be the QBs next year.
  13. Mock draft

    They already pulled the plug on Rudy when they inserted Duck. I would have anyway. I thought Rudy was ok in college, but he looked like dog crap at times with the Steelers. I'd take Eason and then build that OL and weapons around him. I know this is probably not popular here, and even goes against what I've been saying for years in needing to get some speed and talent at ILB to replace Shazier, but I never would've done that trade last year. I still wouldn't have. I would've taken (given where they went) 1. Montez Sweat, OLB 2. DK Metcalf, WR 3. Terry McLaurin, WR 3. Dawson Knox, TE 4. Isaiah Johnson, CB 5. Darius Slayton, WR - yes a 3rd - you all know I like my WRs, because they're usually BPA by a mile, and I'm not impressed with ours 6. Corey Ballentine, CB/KR 6. Travis Homer, RB 6. Mike Weber, RB 7. Jalen Jelks, OLB So I would've missed ILB completely, simply because I never saw anyone worth taking. That's probably why they traded up for Bush. The rest of the team would've been much better though.
  14. Mock draft

    Btw, I did more sims on fanspeak and draftnetwork (before reading comments) and came away with this (Eason was gone in them all, and if I'm not getting him, I'm not wasting a pick on a QB.....I think this is a really poor draft for QBs, especially later): Levonta Taylor, CB, FSU Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton Ashtyn Davis, S, Cal KJ Hill, WR, Ohio State Tanner Muse, LB/S, Clemson Draftnetwork: AJ Terrell, CB, Clemson Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Tanner Muse, LB/S, Clemson
  15. Mock draft

    I can't believe you guys don't want a QB. Ben has sucked some of the time he's played recently, and he's OLD (almost 38) and coming off a major injury to his throwing arm (a non contact injury). You saw how disgusting and completely inept this offense is without a QB. We need a QB. A new coach would be the best start to fixing the team, but we all know that isn't happening, so new QB it is to me. He was horrible in both games this year, with QB rates in the 60s. Last year Ben had 2 games in the 60s and another at 72, and another under 80. 80s isn't even acceptable in today's NFL. If you're not at least in the 90s, you suck and need replaced. In 2017, he had that turd against the Jags, another in the high 70s, but was at least ok if not great the rest of the year. Now I can get if you don't like Eason (I like him a lot, but think it'd be ideal if he sat behind Ben for a year or two). But not wanting a QB, after the crap we saw this year, is just mind boggling to me.