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RuthlessBurgher
11-16-2011, 02:34 PM
We certainly know the coordinators, Dick LeBeau and Bruce Arians.

We know about their potential heir apparents, Keith Butler and Randy Fichtner.

We know the long-term veteran DL coach and assistant head coach John Mitchell.

We know about the improvements made by Sean Kugler and Carnell Lake.

Yet, we never seem to hear anything about the guy who is coaching the position that is deepest with young talent (coaching up guys who all have round 3 pedigree or later). Many people may not even know the name of WR coach Scottie Montgomery.

When QB coach Kenny Anderson retired after the 2009 season, WR coach Randy Fitchner was promoted to QB coach at that time, and Tomlin nabbed Duke WR coach Scottie Montgomery to replace him. Other than a non-descript 3 year NFL career in which he caught 16 passes for 160 yards and 1 TD in total, there didn't appear to be much to get excited about with this hire.

However, consider that Wallace, Brown, and Sanders have all been developed under Montgomery's watch. Scottie wasn't here for Wallace's rookie year, but he was here for his breakout second season (60 catches 1,257 yards 21.0 YPC average 10 TD's) and Wallace is poised to improve upon those numbers in his 3rd NFL season (2nd with Montgomery). Montgomery has been Brown and Sanders' only WR coach at the NFL level, and he had them competing with one another for playing time from the very start of their rookie seasons, and by the end of the year, they were making clutch catches to clinch playoff victories. Now this year, Brown is on pace for a 70 catch 1000 yard season (remarkable for a 6th round pick in his second year), and Sanders was impressive as well before getting hurt. You'd have to think that Montgomery has played a major role in developing this "Young Money Crew" but you rarely hear anyone giving him any credit as the Young Money Coach (at 33 years of age, he is actually 2 years younger than one of his wideouts, Hines Ward). Perhaps it is time that we recognize his contributions to the team's exciting young WR corps.

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flippy
11-16-2011, 02:37 PM
Maybe he's the heir apparent to Tomlin.

hawaiiansteel
11-16-2011, 02:43 PM
Maybe he's the heir apparent to Tomlin.

it's possible. after all, Tomlin's coaching career began as the WR coach at Virginia Military Institute...

Slapstick
11-16-2011, 03:39 PM
Not to toot my own horn, but...

Posted Sept. 1:


I think that the problem, specifically in that SB, was that the DBs (including Troy) did not play well...I'm prepared for the Steelers to take their chances with the younger players and trust that Lake can help our young players to improve as Kugler did last year with the offensive line...or what Scottie Montgomery did with the young $ WR crew...Montgomery was also a new addition to the coaching staff last year, but his performance is overlooked because of the tremendous scrutiny directed at the O-Line...

SteelCrazy
11-16-2011, 08:03 PM
Not to toot my own horn, but...

Posted Sept. 1:


I think that the problem, specifically in that SB, was that the DBs (including Troy) did not play well...I'm prepared for the Steelers to take their chances with the younger players and trust that Lake can help our young players to improve as Kugler did last year with the offensive line...or what Scottie Montgomery did with the young $ WR crew...Montgomery was also a new addition to the coaching staff last year, but his performance is overlooked because of the tremendous scrutiny directed at the O-Line...

I hate to tell you this, but you tooted your own horn

:tt2

RuthlessBurgher
11-16-2011, 09:22 PM
Not to toot my own horn, but...

Posted Sept. 1:


I think that the problem, specifically in that SB, was that the DBs (including Troy) did not play well...I'm prepared for the Steelers to take their chances with the younger players and trust that Lake can help our young players to improve as Kugler did last year with the offensive line...or what Scottie Montgomery did with the young $ WR crew...Montgomery was also a new addition to the coaching staff last year, but his performance is overlooked because of the tremendous scrutiny directed at the O-Line...

I hate to tell you this, but you tooted your own horn

:tt2

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flippy
11-16-2011, 10:01 PM
Not to toot, but......



Today is the day of the real Immaculate Conception. Today God introduced Michael Tomlin into the world who will one day be a leader of men. And he will be the youngest ever to lead these men to victory.

I had a dream that in 4 years another boy named Scottie will be brought into this world to assist Michael in leading these men. He will have a smaller role, but will be instrumental in the development of the Young Money Crew. His accomplishment will be overlooked by many, but nonetheless they will be instrumental to the success of these men

hawaiiansteel
11-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Not to toot, but......



Today is the day of the real Immaculate Conception. Today God introduced Michael Tomlin into the world who will one day be a leader of men. And he will be the youngest ever to lead these men to victory.

I had a dream that in 4 years another boy named Scottie will be brought into this world to assist Michael in leading these men. He will have a smaller role, but will be instrumental in the development of the Young Money Crew. His accomplishment will be overlooked by many, but nonetheless they will be instrumental to the success of these men




now that is an impressive prediction! :Clap

from now on I will have to start referring to you as Nostradanus... :Bow

steelblood
11-16-2011, 11:02 PM
Scottie Montgomery Song

Scott-eee Oh Scott-eee
Your work is not shoddy
It's an impressive body
of work Oh Scott-eee!

You're a regular Ann Landers
For Brown, Wallace, and Sanders
Your young and not crotchety
Still a peer to Ward and Cotchery
I love your weekly preparation
Teaching receivers to gain separation
Excluding the one who is part asian
Beam me up! Steeler Nation.

(repeat chorus)



There, he is now fully sung.

flippy
11-16-2011, 11:30 PM
Not to toot, but......



Today is the day of the real Immaculate Conception. Today God introduced Michael Tomlin into the world who will one day be a leader of men. And he will be the youngest ever to lead these men to victory.

I had a dream that in 4 years another boy named Scottie will be brought into this world to assist Michael in leading these men. He will have a smaller role, but will be instrumental in the development of the Young Money Crew. His accomplishment will be overlooked by many, but nonetheless they will be instrumental to the success of these men




now that is an impressive prediction! :Clap

from now on I will have to start referring to you as Nostradanus... :Bow

my wife usually prefers nostrdumbass, emphasis on the dumbass :oops:

Captain Lemming
11-17-2011, 02:33 AM
my wife usually prefers nostrdumbass, emphasis on the dumbass :oops:

The name is "Du-Maaas"

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BradshawsHairdresser
11-17-2011, 10:06 AM
Scottie Montgomery Song

Scott-eee Oh Scott-eee
Your work is not shoddy
It's an impressive body
of work Oh Scott-eee!

You're a regular Ann Landers
For Brown, Wallace, and Sanders
Your young and not crotchety
Still a peer to Ward and Cotchery
I love your weekly preparation
Teaching receivers to gain separation
Excluding the one who is part asian
Beam me up! Steeler Nation.

(repeat chorus)



There, he is now fully sung.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Hilarious!

RuthlessBurgher
11-17-2011, 11:18 AM
Not to toot, but......



Today is the day of the real Immaculate Conception. Today God introduced Michael Tomlin into the world who will one day be a leader of men. And he will be the youngest ever to lead these men to victory.

I had a dream that in 4 years another boy named Scottie will be brought into this world to assist Michael in leading these men. He will have a smaller role, but will be instrumental in the development of the Young Money Crew. His accomplishment will be overlooked by many, but nonetheless they will be instrumental to the success of these men



As there were no internet message board in 1972, did you write this on the wall of a bathroom stall or something? :wink:

Slapstick
11-17-2011, 11:46 AM
As there were no internet message board in 1972, did you write this on the wall of a bathroom stall or something? :wink:

Flippy = Sea Bass

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MeetJoeGreene
11-17-2011, 12:34 PM
I think that Nostradamus himself predicted this. From the lost writings of anitquity:



In those days a son shall arise, spawned from the land of the cerulean Lucifer. The son will bring forth and magnify the powers of the swift and elusive youthful warriors of the golden army that compete in the mighty fortress at the confluence causing a wave of terrible exultation.

Dee Dub
11-17-2011, 03:02 PM
Maybe he's the heir apparent to Tomlin.

it's possible. after all, Tomlin's coaching career began as the WR coach at Virginia Military Institute...

..also Tomlin actually played WR in college.

Let me add something here. The Steelers have two above average, exceptional receivers. That's it. Nothing more. Wallace and Brown. Ward is fading, and Sanders has yet to really establish himself.

steelblood
11-17-2011, 04:00 PM
Maybe he's the heir apparent to Tomlin.

it's possible. after all, Tomlin's coaching career began as the WR coach at Virginia Military Institute...

..also Tomlin actually played WR in college.

Let me add something here. The Steelers have two above average, exceptional receivers. That's it. Nothing more. Wallace and Brown. Ward is fading, and Sanders has yet to really establish himself.

To an extent, I disagree. As far as the rest of this season is concerned, Cotchery and Sanders are excellent 3rd and 4th options. Cotchery has had several seasons with the Jets with good numbers for an underneath possession receiver. Sanders has over 600 yards and 4 TDs in about one season's worth of work as a 3rd and 4th receiver in this offense. That is pretty good production. Between his injuries this season and his lack of starting assignments, I'd agree that he has not proven himself to be a starting caliber receiver yet. But, he has been effective and he has demonstrated excellent burst and route running. To say he has shown nothing yet is simply wrong.

For some color, let's compare Sanders and Brown on career REC-YARDS-TDS.
Sanders
46-619-4
Antonio Brown
60-793-1

I'm not saying I don't like Brown better. I do. But, Sanders production has been very solid so far in his career (especially considering he has been a backup receiver and been injured this season).

After this season, Ward will likely be gone, Cotchery is a UFA, and Wallace is a RFA. We will need to add a couple of WRs.