Larry Zierlein Fired as Pitt O-Line coach

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  1. HoustonFrog

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    Sorry to hear LZ. What is interesting is the talk on Omar Epps...err...Tomlin. What? A team talking about being dissatisfied with a 9-7 coach coming off a SB:kitten:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4802929&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines


     
  2. barrett

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    I saw that. I feel terrible for Lance and his father.
     
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    The Steelers line has been excellent at run blocking, but their pass protection has been shaky for a couple of years now...many times Big Ben has made plays while running for his life. Tomlin stuck with him and finally had enough.
     
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    Steelers are cleaning house with their assistant coaching staff. They don't like going 9-7
     
  5. TheRealJoker

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    Part of their shaky pass protection is because Ben holds the ball too long. He's built like a LB so he can take the beating that comes with waiting an extra half second to make a play with the ball. But if the Steelers want to run a pass heavy offense and have Big Ben be the QB they're gonna have to upgrade the personnel on the OL. For instance, they could've drafted a guy like Max Unger with their 1st round pick instead of a DL in Ziggy Hood.
     
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    D-ReK RAWWWRR!

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    Yep, it just shows that not everything is sunshine and rainbows when you're a hair above average in this league, despite what some here believe.
     
  7. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    But....but Vinny, don't the players do the blocking and pass protection? How could it possibly be a coaches fault when players fail to get the job done?

    This kind of crap would never float here in Houston I can tell you that!:clown:
     
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    Corrected for ya' :runaway:
     


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    Give me a break. Tomlin took over a team that had won the SB a year before. Kubiak took over a team that was 2-14 team....A 2 -14 TEAM!!!!! Maybe Kubes should have won 4 games the first year, 6 the second and 8 the third and 9 this year. Maybe he got to 8-8 too fast for some of ya...
     
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    :thinking: Letting Alan Faneca get away might have a little something to do with it.

    I hope Lance can still have a good time at the game tonight.
     
  12. infantrycak

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    More importantly they won the SB last year and became the 1st SB winner in how long to not make the playoffs the next year?

    Except Faneca left before last year's SB.
     
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    As someone mentioned, they've struggled in pass protection for a couple of years now.
     
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    Yes they have but as your synergy of suck comments go that isn't all on the pass protection. Their #3 vaunted rushing attack went to #23 and #19. Big Ben has been pushed more and more to win games. People around here want to talk about Schaub holding the ball, watch that guy. I don't know if it is poor coaching on the play calling or Big Ben holding out for the long ball but it isn't helping the OL.
     
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    I think he holds on to the ball because he can many times get away with it because he is so big and slippery, but eventually they get to him.
     
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    For a team coming off a Super Bowl, there SHOULD be a ton of heat for losing to the likes of CLE, KC, and OAK. It's unfortunate that the O-Line coach got fired because Big Ben holds the ball way too long. Losing a ton of games late in the 4th quarter doesn't help either. I guess the great Mike Tomlin can't get his team "to play 4 quarters" either. :)
     
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