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DIESELMAN
01-05-2007, 08:08 PM
Team president Art Rooney II talks about the process of finding a new head coach for the Steelers and the thinking behind it.

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ART ROONEY II

Good afternoon again. Weíll begin our search for a head coach immediately. Our only goal is to find the best person for the job. The timetable will simply relate to when we feel we have reached that goal. We will identify candidates only after weíve completed an interview, and only if that candidate wishes to be identified. The only exception to that at this point is I do want to confirm we have informed both Russ Grimm and Ken Whisenhunt that they are candidates and will be interviewed.

Could you go over the rules of who youíre allowed to talk to this week?

Itís kind of a strange rule, but weíre only permitted to interview, of the teams that are in the playoffs, weíre allowed to interview the teams that have a bye week this week. The teams that donít have the bye this week, we would be allowed to interview their coaches next week. We will be a little bit limited by that with some of the interviews.

Even if that team wins this week and plays next week too?

Yes. If the team wins and has a game next week, weíre permitted to interview their people.

Are Russ and Ken the only members of your staff who are candidates?

Yes. At this time, yes.

How many are you looking at?

I canít give you a specific number. Weíre still in the process of forming the list and investigating people that weíd like to have on the list, so itíll be an ongoing process.

Will you start this weekend?

Yes.

Will you bring everybody here?

No, the candidates whose teams are in the playoffs, we have to go to their city to do the interview, so weíll be traveling to those cities.

Will you be doing that yourself?

Thereíll be three people involved in the interviews: myself, my father, and Kevin. Whether weíre involved in every interview, Iím not sure about that, but thatís sort of our interview committee.

Do you have to keep an eye on other teamsí openings?

We do. Weíll be aware of whatís going on with these other openings, yes.

A lot has changed over time. But is it the same type of process?

No, I would say fundamentally itís a similar process to what weíve had in the past. The two biggest things weíll rely on are interviews, number one, and, number two, information and recommendations we can get from other people in the league who we respect their opinion. Thatís what weíve done in the past. Thatís the way it will be done this time.

How important is continuity, for instance with the 3-4 defense?

I think weíll be aware of the team we have, the roster we have, as we go into this, not that this will put absolute restrictions on anything, but itís certainly something to take into account. I would say overall weíve had an approach to the game of football that I think has been fairly consistent going back to Coach Noll. So I think that looking for people who we feel fit with the organization and the approach weíve had to football, I think those kinds of things will be factored in.

Will you look at college coaches?

Weíre not eliminating anybody based on college. I think that NFL experience is certainly a criterion, but we havenít eliminated college coaches per se.

Your forefathers have a bit of a tradition here in hiring coaches. Do you feel any pressure to live up to that tradition?

The only pressure I feel, and I think we all feel, is just to find the best coach we can find for this organization at this point in time. Itís probably no different than any other time weíve had to go through this.

We may not be aware of the candidate you might be most impressed with.

That could be true, yes.

I mean, no oneís eliminated is I guess the question Iím asking. And you will interview candidates other people wouldnít.

Thatís right. Weíre not trying to identify someone whoís a household name obviously. There are a lot of good coaches in the National Football League and weíll try and find the ones that we think itís their time and a good fit for our organization.

After Bill sits out the year, and comes back to coach again, would you seek compensation?

No, not after 2007.

How much does the next coach have to have an appreciation for how this organization operates?

Some appreciation and just a general fit with the organization is important. We may talk to people who arenít that familiar with the organization, so itís not incumbent on them to have an appreciation in the sense of knowledge of the organization, but I think someone who letís say shares similar philosophies to the approach to the game of football, I think those kinds of things are important.

Do Whisenhunt and Grimm have an advantage because they know all that, they know your players, have been here, and you also know them?

Certainly I think our existing coaches, and I think the fact that we feel we have a good staff, I think those are things that could be considered positives in their regard.

Will their candidacies in other places change or expedite your process?

At this point I would say no, but that could change. But as I stand here today Iíd say weíve got to go through our process. If something happens that we canít move that quickly then weíd just have to live with that, but I think as time goes on that may become more relevant.

Did Miami get permission to talk to Whisenhunt?

Yes.

How do you identify the guys you might want to talk to? Do you feel you have a knack for it?

Itís hard to say. Weíve only done this a couple times in the last 40 years or so, so itís hard to say we have a knack for it.

Do you guys keep a list of who the hotshot assistants are?

Itís hard to say. Certainly there are some names that everyone talks about. By the same token, there are probably some names that I donít know where they are on other peopleís lists. Itís hard to say other than we will pay attention to our own information first rather that what other people are thinking?

Is NFL experience as a player important at all?

Itís something you look at. I think NFL experience as a coach is more important. NFL experience as a coach with a lot of coaches has proven to be an advantage. Itís just a factor I would say.

When did you start getting a list together?

Letís just say that recently we started to look at some lists.

Are you going to ask Bill Cowher for his thoughts on any of these candidates?

Sure. Weíll ask Bill for some of his thoughts for people he knows around the league.

If Bill moves on and compensation is required, is that something you frown on?

You mean if Bill goes somewhere in 2007? I donít think thatís a factor at this point. Itís not something weíve given any thought to. Certainly Bill does not sound like that where heís going. Thatís not something weíll spend a lot of time thinking about at this point.

Is that compensation up to the teams or would the league work that out?

No, thatís something that is up to the teams as I understand it.

So the Dolphins havenít called?

No.

Youíve had some coaches on your staff here who went on to be head coaches and are now assistants again. Will you look at any of those guys?

I wouldnít necessarily discount somebody who fits that description.

Is there a certain personality profile youíre looking for?

I think that you want a personality who, No. 1 is somebody who can deal with the players and get the playersí attention. Thereís sort of a proven track record in that regard as an important personality trait.

When they hired Coach Noll, what was your involvement with the team and judging by the crowd here today, what does that say about Pittsburgh fans and how they care who coaches this football team?

I was a ballboy when Coach Noll was hired and I did not have a lot of input in the process. I did prepare a list. Things have changed obviously. The attention to NFL football has grown tremendously and things are a little different. On the other side of it, some of the qualities and characteristics that we would have been looking for at the time we hired Chuck and Bill remain things that we would look for today.

Do you remember who was on your list?

They were all college coaches. The only information I had was research on college coaches. Ara Parseghian was probably one.

Bill was fiery at the start and it was pointed out over and over again that had changed over the years. I assume you have a preference?

I donít think Bill changed that much over the years, Iíll start with that. I think Dick Hoak the other day made a comment. He was asked to compare Chuck and Bill and saw that there were differences. He made the comment that there were different ways to get it done. Thatís true. The No. 1 thing the person has to be is they have to be themselves. I think for that person, that will be important.

How much leeway will you give the new coach with assistant coaches? Will he have certain guys that he has to keep?

We donít think you just bring somebody in and say, ĎHereís your assistant coaches.í I think whoever comes in has to have the ability to put their staff together. Obviously, having said that, we think we have good people on this staff and would recommend that they consider people on the staff. The bottom line I think is that the person who comes in has to be able to put their staff together.

Whatís the word on one of your guys going elsewhere? Do they have to get a promotion?

Yes. We would not have to give permission for somebody to make a lateral move, so to speak.

They are all under contract?

They are all under contract, yes.

Does the title assistant head coach come into play about whether a coach is allowed to make that move?

I donít think they are treated differently than a coordinator at this point.

Is there a certain number of minority candidates youíd like to interview?

Not a certain number, but weíre required, as you know, to include at least a minority candidate. I think that somebody said, have things changed? One thing that has changed over the years is the number of quality of minority candidates that are in the pool of candidates has grown. From that standpoint, I think thatís a positive. Itís not difficult to find people who are coordinators with the kind of experience that you want in these positions.

By SteelCityInsider.com
Posted Jan 5, 2007




This is going to be interesting. I'd like to see somebody from the outside come in like Cowher did.

Marlowe
01-05-2007, 08:17 PM
I heard Ron Rivera is one of the guys on the Rooneys' shortlist, but is there some chance the Steelers will end up choosing Boise State coach? He looks smart.

House of Steel
01-05-2007, 08:33 PM
I seen only five mentioned candidates that are a sure shot, Of course, Grimm and Whiz.

Ron Rivera
Kirk Ferentz and
Mike Singletary.

Personally, if we are going to hire outside the organization, my pick is Ron Rivera, within the organization, either/or would suit me fine.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-05-2007, 08:41 PM
If they do want to interview any teams in the playoffs, they will be definately limited for a bit, although there are alot of good candidates in house and outside the team that are available now so I don't think we'll be holding out for weeks on end, just to talk to 1 guy because you run the risk of losing alot of good candidates along the way, and you might not end up with that 1 guy after all.

It's going to be interesting so we'll see what happens.

K Train
01-05-2007, 08:42 PM
what do you guys think about Norm Chow?

LatrobePA
01-05-2007, 08:43 PM
If they do want to interview any teams in the playoffs, they will be definately limited for a bit, although there are alot of good candidates in house and outside the team that are available now so I don't think we'll be holding out for weeks on end, just to talk to 1 guy because you run the risk of losing alot of good candidates along the way, and you might not end up with that 1 guy after all.

It's going to be interesting so we'll see what happens.

Very true......:hail:

K Train
01-05-2007, 08:43 PM
or how bout Wade Phillips

House of Steel
01-05-2007, 08:45 PM
Chow, No thanks. Wade Phillip, No thank you too. Keep Mularkey and lewis away too.

K Train
01-05-2007, 08:47 PM
kirk ferentz said this was his dream job

Marlowe
01-05-2007, 08:48 PM
Rivera is maybe the best choice, but there are two things to consider: Rivera coming means LeBeau leaving, Rivera coming means a less-cap-friendly 4-3 scheme. Right now the Steelers don't have the right personnel to adjust to a 4-3 defence (I don't see the Rooneys spending big money on a couple of new DTs, given that Hoke isn't good enough to be a starter with Hampton) and that's the reason that could push them to choose an offensive-minded coach, leaving all defence matters in LeBeau's hands.

House of Steel
01-05-2007, 08:49 PM
How good is Kirk Ferentz?

House of Steel
01-05-2007, 08:51 PM
You got a point, Marlowe. I would thought for sure Rivera would keep LeBeau around to run the 3-4 Blitzburgh Style and learn off of him. I hate the 4-3 sequence, it sucks, and just doesn't spell Pittsburgh.

K Train
01-05-2007, 08:52 PM
Rivera is maybe the best choice, but there are two things to consider: Rivera coming means LeBeau leaving, Rivera coming means a less-cap-friendly 4-3 scheme. Right now the Steelers don't have the right personnel to adjust to a 4-3 defence (I don't see the Rooneys spending big money on a couple of new DTs, given that Hoke isn't good enough to be a starter with Hampton) and that's the reason that could push them to choose an offensive-minded coach, leaving all defence matters in LeBeau's hands.

that is not neccessarily true, hes not a hardcore 4-3 guy, he has adapted before, he used to use 4-3, then he switched to tampa 2...the guy isnt narrow minded and knows what hes doing

Marlowe
01-05-2007, 09:03 PM
that is not neccessarily true, hes not a hardcore 4-3 guy, he has adapted before, he used to use 4-3, then he switched to tampa 2...the guy isnt narrow minded and knows what hes doing

I didn't know this, thanks K-train. I heard from a couple of analysts that Rivera would take back the Steelers to their old 4-3. So you think he would keep the 3-4? That would be great, i like LeBeau and his D.

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-05-2007, 09:52 PM
I be shocked if Rivera comes here. After going through some articles. It appears the Steelers future is Very Grimm.

K Train
01-05-2007, 09:55 PM
I didn't know this, thanks K-train. I heard from a couple of analysts that Rivera would take back the Steelers to their old 4-3. So you think he would keep the 3-4? That would be great, i like LeBeau and his D.

i do not think he would change much, of course some, but i think it would be like our system with his ideas implemented into it. Hes a smart guy more than a stubborn guy, i like to see guys build around a team rather than forcing them into their system *cough* Gruden *cough*. And while rivera would bring his staff, Lebeau isnt a guy you can just let go....hes a defensive genius.

Steelerlyn
01-05-2007, 11:43 PM
How good is Kirk Ferentz?

Brief biog - Born in Michigan but moved to Pittsburgh young. Went to Upper St.Clair High School, went to college at UConn, played LB and was a team captain. Started out in coaching as a grad assistant at UConn, then moved on and spent a year at Assistant OL coach at Pitt under Jackie Sherrill in 1980 He then joined Iowa as Offensive Line coach under Hayden Fry and was there from 1981-1989, he sent a total of 11 Hawkeye linemen to the NFL. In 1990 he got his first head coaching job at Maine, he spent three years there before moving to the Browns as assistant head coach and offensive line coach under Belichick, then under Ted Marchibroda when the Browns moved to Baltimore and became the Ravens, Ferentz was instrumental in shaping the career of Jonathan Ogden as a rookie and starting him on his way to a Hall of Fame career. Fry retired as head coach in 1998 after 20 years and Ferentz succeeded him. After going 1-10 his first year, he quickly turned things around a they went to the BCS as Big Ten Champions in 2002 and Ferentz was named coach of the year, they shared the Big Ten title again in 2004. Ferentz's record in Bowl Games is 3-3.

There aren't many coaches in the college game who have the respect that Kirk Ferentz has. He is considered to be a very firm but fair coach, whose knowledge of the game is first rate and who brings a workman-like attitude to his job, whilst treating his players like men. He has also engendered a family atmosphere in the program and as a result has recruited well both inside and outside of the state. The best attribute that he has is that he prepares his players so well and no one gets more out of his players than Ferentz does, both on and off the field - Iowa's graduation rate for their players has always been in the top handful of schools in the country. It's why Iowa can push teams who are better than them so close in so many games, Ferentz prepares his players well even though they are not as athletic is other teams, his linemen are always technically sound which is why so many of them are highly rated out of college, yes, they are overachievers at times but they are also producing some great football players too. NFL teams know what they are getting with Iowa players when they appear on the radar, they are getting fundamentally sound performers who are smart and understand the game. Some of them aren't as athletic as prospects from other schools but they are better prepared for the rigours of life in the NFL coming from a Kirk Ferentz program, they instinctively know what to expect. Think of guys like Bob Sanders, Dallas Clark, Nate Kaeding, Eric Steinbach, Aaron Kampman and
Ladell Betts - good, honest, hard working football players who have achieved so much in the pros all of whom have emerged from the tutelage of Ferentz.

This is the perfect guy to replace Cowher - to me, he has the persona, the coaching ability and the appreciation for the Steeler job and all that comes with it. In short, he gets it, he understands what a special job this is and what a special situation it would be to work for the Rooney's back in his hometown, don't let anyone tell you that he is "just a college coach", he is so much more than that.

Now, I'm not going to sit here and say that Ferentz should be the next Steeler coach, or that he is the best candidate out there, to be honest, my gut feeling is that I don't think he'll get the job and I trust the Rooney family to find the right guy. I trust them implicitly with whoever they pick - this is the second coaching change since the Nixon Administration, so they've earned that right. Kirk has flirted semi-seriously with the NFL a couple of times, with Cleveland two years ago and with Green Bay and Houston last year, both sounded him out but he wasn't really deeply interested and it never went further than initial conversations. But I think this is different now, I think this is the job that if the Rooney family came calling he would really go for, again because of the special situation that the Steeler job has and the prestige that goes with it but because I think he knows deep down that if he is ever going to jump to the pros this is the perfect situation for him - if you want to head to the NFL, you might as well go for the most prestigious job out there. I think if he gets an interview, he will impress them immensely, again, I just don't think he'll get the job either because he might want to change things too much and the Rooney's would look for continuity and stability, but I think that he could give an excellent account of himself if he were to really go for it in an interview and that could really upset the Rooney's thinking if they are looking to appoint from within.

Finally, I just say look at the man. Pittsburgh guy. Assistant Head Coach to one of the best who ever lived in Belichick, 6 years NFL experience. Replaced one legend in Hayden Fry, rebuilt the program from the ground up, conference champion and coach of the year. A players coach, firm but fair, knows how to push the right buttons with them and always gets more out of his players than nearly every other coach in that level sending many players to successful pro careers. An appreciation for what this job would entail and the special place that the Steelers have both in the NFL and in the city too.

Sounds perfect? That's because this is a very good match between team and coach. Let's just see how this plays out, remember, we don't see this situation very often and I don't think there is much doubt that because of the stability of the franchise and the ownership that this is without question the most prestigious head coaching job in the NFL - two guys since 1969 tells you all you need to know, there have been twice as many Popes as there have been Steeler head coaches in that time. Again, if he doesn't get it, I won't stamp my feet and wonder why he didn't get it but if he gets a shot at this and he really wants it, then watch out because he could really blow them away in an interview. He may prefer NCAA over NFL, or he may prefer NFL over NCAA who knows?

AZ_Steeler
01-05-2007, 11:53 PM
THe name Mike Singletary was brought up on ESPN as well :dunno:

Black@Gold Forever32
01-05-2007, 11:54 PM
THe name Mike Singletary was brought up on ESPN as well :dunno:

I like the idea of Mike Singletary has the Steelers HC. If the Steelers go outside the organization he would be one of the guys I would want.

House of Steel
01-05-2007, 11:56 PM
I wouldn't. Stay inside and go with Grimm. Whiz can take his behind to Hotlanta.

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:25 AM
f'k grimm, he's fat, we can't have a fat *** coaching the steelers, we need that hispanic flavor on our sidelines, bring in rivera, i bet i'll be the only one saying his name right lol.....

K Train
01-06-2007, 12:27 AM
river-a

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:28 AM
but you can't say river a, you gotta put some ump into it lol, you sound like a white boy saying it lol

House of Steel
01-06-2007, 12:29 AM
My Uncle's last name is RIVERA, I know how to pronouce it, thank you very much, Koopa. Sheesh, boy your crabby this morning. What the hell crawled up your *** and got you all hyped?

K Train
01-06-2007, 12:30 AM
i took a mexican class once as a freshman....im pretty much fluent lol

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:30 AM
wtf are you talkin about??? i'm joking around here, ain't no one crabby, i think you are the crabby one

and it's 11:30 pm central, so wtf you mean this morning

House of Steel
01-06-2007, 12:32 AM
I am pulling your leg, Koopa. I know your joking. LOL. How are you doing by the way? Rivera, Grimm, Whiz, take your pick.

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:33 AM
my pick is in my sig

i don't even know if he's a good coach, i just like the fact that he's Hispanic lol

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-06-2007, 12:34 AM
We do not want Koopa picking coaches. Hell he wants to see one die on the sideline from a heart attack. :lol:

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:35 AM
We do not want Koopa picking coaches. Hell he wants to see one die on the sideline from a heart attack. :lol:

i never said i wanted to see one die of a heart attack, i just said i don't like fat coaches cause it looks like they are gonna have a heart attack, and grimm is pretty fat, he also looks like the eagles head coach and he sucks so grimm might be like him lol....

House of Steel
01-06-2007, 12:36 AM
Rivera is a good candidate, but I believe the Steelers are hiring in the House. Believe me. It is a wise thing.

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:41 AM
not necessarily, sure they know the system and ****, but doesn't mean it's the best thing to do, maybe a change would be best.....if we hire in house i want whiz, he doesn't look like he'll have a heart attack like fatass grimm lol

House of Steel
01-06-2007, 12:43 AM
What is it with you and Grimm? Whiz is going to Atlanta.

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:47 AM
i told you, i don't like fat head coaches, they worry me lol, seems like they might have a heart attack from standing and screaming so much lol

House of Steel
01-06-2007, 12:50 AM
This apply to Holmgren, the Tuna, Andy Reid, Art Shell, Jack Del Rio, John Fox, and Goodness who else am I missing?

Koopa
01-06-2007, 12:52 AM
i hate holmgren, parcells, reid, shell isn't even worth mentioning as a coach, jack del rio is pretty overrated and so is john fox, see fat coaches suck, they all suck lol

DIESELMAN
01-06-2007, 01:35 AM
i hate holmgren, parcells, reid, shell isn't even worth mentioning as a coach, jack del rio is pretty overrated and so is john fox, see fat coaches suck, they all suck lol

LMFAO!! What about Madden? He was a helluva coach.

Koopa
01-06-2007, 01:42 AM
boom, tough actin tinactin...........was i even alive when he was a head coach??

K Train
01-06-2007, 01:52 AM
if madden was our coach i would cry, i would cry for days and he would probably make me question my faith to the black and gold lol

House of Steel
01-06-2007, 10:10 AM
Madden is sore about us, no way he ever step foot in Black n Gold. He can take his sorry slow *** elsewhere. I think Madden is Jabba The Hut lost brother.

K Train
01-06-2007, 10:59 AM
Im starting to think grimm as the week goes on.....but who knows really, i think grimm is good and would be the easiest transition

BlitzburghRockCity
01-06-2007, 11:17 AM
Russ is the assistant HC so he is a front runner, along with Whiz. I would think if Grimm gets the job then Whiz will take one of the others for sure if he's offered.

PITT23
01-06-2007, 11:26 AM
I honestly wouldn't mind seeing either but I'm leaning towards Grimm. They did a story on him on one of the local news channels and he seemed like a real good guy and also a "Steelers" guy.

Wouldn't be angry seeing either though.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Rivera to be interviewd...

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07006/751777-66.stm


The Steelers will travel to Chicago to interview Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera this weekend, then turn their attention to candidates in their own house to replace Bill Cowher as head coach.

Two Steelers offensive assistants, coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm, line coach and assistant head coach, are at the top of the list of candidates. The Steelers will interview Grimm Monday and Whisenhunt Tuesday. They are the only candidates on the Steelers' staff, said team president Art Rooney II.

K Train
01-06-2007, 01:07 PM
Rivera would probably be one of my favorite outsiders to come in, i like his style he seems like a good guy, but im kinda thinking grimm at this point

BlitzburghRockCity
01-06-2007, 01:25 PM
What he's done with that defense is amazing, and if we're looking for a defensive minded guy, he'd be a top choice.

Steelerlyn
01-06-2007, 01:26 PM
He also fills the "Rooney rule" they have to interview a minority Rivera is a damn good coach! I think Chitown would pay him booko bucks to stay!

Blitzburgh55
01-06-2007, 01:27 PM
Ron Rivera is great ok have you seen rex grossman ok without rivera there would be nowhere

K Train
01-06-2007, 01:32 PM
he might pass on the money that chicago would offer to come to an organization like ours....this is the job people want, this is where people come to be successful, he might pass on $$$ for the DC job for $$ as a HC job

Steelerlyn
01-06-2007, 01:35 PM
Yup, Kyle, I guess we all wait and see. No need for speculation. At least he has an interview with the Rooneys.

Stairwayto7
01-06-2007, 01:45 PM
What about Tomlin, Minnesota Vikes Def Coord. he is a Pittsburgh Boy, and he is a minority

K Train
01-06-2007, 01:58 PM
who cares if there a minority...that dont matter

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-06-2007, 02:20 PM
Kirk Frentz is on the list.

Koopa
01-06-2007, 02:49 PM
i'll be pretty pissed if grimm gets the job, i look at him and i don't see a good coach, i think he'll be worse then cowher in tight games, i rather have whiz or rivera.......**** grimm

SteelersWoman
01-07-2007, 01:54 AM
Madden is sore about us...


He made it VERY apparent that he was "anti-Steeler" while he was announcing our SB game, and his comments were quite prejudicial.

I like the idea of Whiz bein our HC, because he looks somewhat like a better looking version of Bill, and it'd be almost like Bill never left :redcool:

However, I doubt the Rooneys will base their decision on how much Bill and Whiz look alike, and that's too bad--Whiz is not a bad lookin man...:greengrin:

Ambridge
01-07-2007, 06:33 PM
I don't know about Russ Grimm.
A position coach at offensive line jumping right to head coach??.......with no co-ordinators experience??

Whiz has got to be the favorite between the two.

PITT23
01-07-2007, 10:10 PM
If the Rooney's want Whiz really badly then they have to be happy that Atlanta hired Petrino.

K Train
01-07-2007, 11:11 PM
I don't know about Russ Grimm.
A position coach at offensive line jumping right to head coach??.......with no co-ordinators experience??

Whiz has got to be the favorite between the two.

Grimms "official" title is Assistant head coach

Koopa
01-07-2007, 11:18 PM
and that's not a good thing being that he was the assistant of martyball jr.......

K Train
01-08-2007, 12:13 AM
i dont think grimm would be a bad thing---i know you hate him cause he looks like andy reid but i think he'd be ok for us

Koopa
01-08-2007, 12:18 AM
i dont think grimm would be a bad thing---i know you hate him cause he looks like andy reid but i think he'd be ok for us

lol, i was joking about that as i said earlier today in one of those threads that went crazy lol......i just don't think he'll be a good coach....he's gonna be another cowher, good regular season and a flop in the playoffs when it actually matters....i see concervative play calling and still treating ben like a baby

K Train
01-08-2007, 12:20 AM
true...i dont want ben to be babyed anymore

Black@Gold Forever32
01-08-2007, 12:22 AM
I agree its time to taking the training wheels off and let Ben grow. One thing to point out I think Ben's early health issues played a part in the babying of Ben earlier in the season.

House of Steel
01-08-2007, 12:28 AM
I think Whiz would open up a whole new game plan for Ben to open up a big can of whoop *** on the NFL. We all know Willie can open up some whoop *** too. I swear this Training Camp everybody better be ready for some whooping asses cause I don't want a repeat of the past training camp. WE NEED TO BE SERIOUS AND ON FIRE!!!

Koopa
01-08-2007, 12:30 AM
willie can only open up a can of whoop *** if your defense sucks, we also really need to find him a good backup

House of Steel
01-08-2007, 12:36 AM
I am with you there, I hope we can find this back in the draft or FA.

Steelerlyn
01-08-2007, 12:46 AM
We do need a backup. WP is about the same size at LT & TB.

K Train
01-08-2007, 12:53 AM
willie can beast through a good d as long as our oline isnt made the opposing dlines bitches

BlitzburghRockCity
01-08-2007, 12:55 AM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_487496.html

Grimm gets to interview on Monday, Whiz interviews on Tuesday...