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calmkiller
01-06-2010, 02:41 PM
http://www.steelersdepot.com/blog/2010/ ... ein-fired/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/blog/2010/01/steelers-offensive-line-coach-larry-zierlein-fired/)


The National Football Post is reporting that Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein has been fired. Zierlein coached the Steelers offensive line for the last three seasons after Russ Grimm left to join the Arizona Cardinals.

RuthlessBurgher
01-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Looks like there will be more time to surf for porn on the web for Coach Perv!

Jigawatts
01-06-2010, 02:54 PM
Was he fired via e-mail?

steelblood
01-06-2010, 02:56 PM
National Football Post? Never heard of it.

flippy
01-06-2010, 02:59 PM
WooooooooOOOOOOO!

I think Grimm is to blame a bit here. We drafted to much mediocre OLIne talent over the last couple of years. And then the Perv tried to change them into what they are not.

It's time to start being honest about personnel. Most are just not that good. And the great one covers their flaws.

Ghost
01-06-2010, 03:07 PM
How come none of the national outlets are reporting this? Don't see it on SI, ESPN, CBSSports, or Post Gazette.

Vindrow
01-06-2010, 03:10 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Sou ... rlein.html (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Steelers-sack-line-coach-Zierlein.html)

http://www.steelersdepot.com/blog/2010/ ... ein-fired/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/blog/2010/01/steelers-offensive-line-coach-larry-zierlein-fired/)


The ax has fallen on one in Pittsburgh.

A league source tells the National Football Post that Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein has been fired.

Zierlein coached the offensive line for the last three seasons following the departure of Russ Grimm to the Arizona Cardinals, and the Steelers have had a host of issues blocking in the running and passing games. Now, coach Mike Tomlin will set out to find a solution.

Steeler Mafia
01-06-2010, 03:16 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Source-Steelers-sack-line-coach-Zierlein.html

http://www.steelersdepot.com/blog/2010/ ... ein-fired/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/blog/2010/01/steelers-offensive-line-coach-larry-zierlein-fired/)


The ax has fallen on one in Pittsburgh.

A league source tells the National Football Post that Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein has been fired.

Zierlein coached the offensive line for the last three seasons following the departure of Russ Grimm to the Arizona Cardinals, and the Steelers have had a host of issues blocking in the running and passing games. Now, coach Mike Tomlin will set out to find a solution.

If true, that is one down.
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Vindrow
01-06-2010, 03:23 PM
Seems NFL.com has the story as well.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/01/06/steeler ... -zierlein/ (http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/01/06/steelers-fire-o-line-coach-zierlein/)

Steeler Mafia
01-06-2010, 03:27 PM
Unfortunately, this may keep Arians from being on the chopping block. I hope not.

KEEP SWINGING THAT AXE, MIKE!

phillyesq
01-06-2010, 03:27 PM
I think that the offensive line played much better this year, but I'm not sorry to see him go.

I think that Starks, Kemo and Colon (never thought I'd say that) are good enough. Essex and Hartwig weren't terrible, but I think the line could use a real nasty, mauler type at C and/or RG.

D Rock
01-06-2010, 03:35 PM
They need to find at least one tackle who can consistently shut down the outside pass rush. At least that way Ben will know which side he has as an escape route.

These last couple years have been a pick-your-poison kinda situation for him anytime there are speed rushers lined up outside.

steelblood
01-06-2010, 03:56 PM
They need to find at least one tackle who can consistently shut down the outside pass rush. At least that way Ben will know which side he has as an escape route.

These last couple years have been a pick-your-poison kinda situation for him anytime there are speed rushers lined up outside.

Not a Starks fan, but I have to admit that he was very good this year. With the exception of the Green Bay game, he played well. I wouldn't say he's an all pro, but certainly he was solid.

Discipline of Steel
01-06-2010, 06:28 PM
I think that the offensive line played much better this year, but I'm not sorry to see him go.

I think that Starks, Kemo and Colon (never thought I'd say that) are good enough. Essex and Hartwig weren't terrible, but I think the line could use a real nasty, mauler type at C and/or RG.

His name is Kraig Urbik. Trai Essex = backup.

stlrz d
01-06-2010, 09:40 PM
Talk about a scapegoat....

Slapstick
01-06-2010, 09:45 PM
Tomlin may want to consider firing or demoting Ray Horton as well....

I hate to see anyone out of a job, but not only did the main backups play poorly, the younger players (Gay, Lewis, Burnett, Mundy) played with poor technique for the most part...

costanza2k1
01-06-2010, 10:28 PM
Was he fired via e-mail?


Rumor has it that he was but unfortunately he never got it, it went to all the NFL execs by accident.

RuthlessBurgher
01-06-2010, 11:14 PM
Was he fired via e-mail?

Rumor has it that he was but unfortunately he never got it, it went to all the NFL execs by accident.

It was a picture of a lingerie model wearing a pink slip. :lol: :Boobs

SteelCrazy
01-06-2010, 11:43 PM
Talk about a scapegoat....

My thoughts exactly.....I'd bet 5,000 ducky's that Arians stays on............F'ing Tomlin

SteelCrazy
01-06-2010, 11:53 PM
Post-Gazette: Arians stays...........

Guess I'm a little late.......Here we go again..........I HATE ARIANS!!!!

RuthlessBurgher
01-07-2010, 08:37 PM
One of the major bones of contention with Zeirlein was that he was never willing to consider Willie Colon to be a guard, stating that he was a tackle only. Although Craig Wolfley defended such a stance, believing that Colon was better suited to tackle than guard, my eyes still show me that Colon is built like a guard, has the demeanor to play on the interior, struggles when out on an island, etc. Even Zeirlein's own son was talking about Colon as a guard in the same blog post in which he was lamenting his father's firing.

I think Colon will never be more than an adequate tackle at best, but he seems to possess the qualities that make for a Pro Bowl type guard. With a new o-line coach coming in, do you think that he will be more open-minded about this if we are able to draft, say, a Bryan Bulaga in the first round (I expect Okung, Campbell, and Davis to be gone before we get to #18) or a perhaps even a Ciron Black in the second round? Kemoeatu and Colon would make a heck of a pair of mauling guards, in my opinion.

Chadman
01-07-2010, 08:45 PM
One of the major bones of contention with Zeirlein was that he was never willing to consider Willie Colon to be a guard, stating that he was a tackle only. Although Craig Wolfley defended such a stance, believing that Colon was better suited to tackle than guard, my eyes still show me that Colon is built like a guard, has the demeanor to play on the interior, struggles when out on an island, etc. Even Zeirlein's own son was talking about Colon as a guard in the same blog post in which he was lamenting his father's firing.

I think Colon will never be more than an adequate tackle at best, but he seems to possess the qualities that make for a Pro Bowl type guard. With a new o-line coach coming in, do you think that he will be more open-minded about this if we are able to draft, say, a Bryan Bulaga in the first round (I expect Okung, Campbell, and Davis to be gone before we get to #18) or a perhaps even a Ciron Black in the second round? Kemoeatu and Colon would make a heck of a pair of mauling guards, in my opinion.

Sounds good Ruthless- but how about using what is already on the roster- Ramon Foster to RT?

BURGH86STEEL
01-07-2010, 09:00 PM
One of the major bones of contention with Zeirlein was that he was never willing to consider Willie Colon to be a guard, stating that he was a tackle only. Although Craig Wolfley defended such a stance, believing that Colon was better suited to tackle than guard, my eyes still show me that Colon is built like a guard, has the demeanor to play on the interior, struggles when out on an island, etc. Even Zeirlein's own son was talking about Colon as a guard in the same blog post in which he was lamenting his father's firing.

I think Colon will never be more than an adequate tackle at best, but he seems to possess the qualities that make for a Pro Bowl type guard. With a new o-line coach coming in, do you think that he will be more open-minded about this if we are able to draft, say, a Bryan Bulaga in the first round (I expect Okung, Campbell, and Davis to be gone before we get to #18) or a perhaps even a Ciron Black in the second round? Kemoeatu and Colon would make a heck of a pair of mauling guards, in my opinion.

Sounds good Ruthless- but how about using what is already on the roster- Ramon Foster to RT?

Essex could be a possibility but I believe they see him more valuable as the jack of all trades back up. That might change with a new Oline coach.

Sugar
01-07-2010, 09:15 PM
Any ideas on who the new OL coach might be? Is there anyone that might be promoted from within or is this simply an excercise in looking elsewhere?

papillon
01-07-2010, 11:10 PM
Any ideas on who the new OL coach might be? Is there anyone that might be promoted from within or is this simply an excercise in looking elsewhere?

New blood I hope.

Pappy