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fezziwig
11-19-2012, 10:35 AM
The special teams stink ! They are up and down in my opinion and outside of Shuisham, there is nothing good about them. They continue to place our offense and defense behind the eightball with bad field position. They can't tackle, they can hardly get off the field without causing the flags to be thrown.
Rainy is holding a roster spot in my opinion because he's supposed to be a special teams threat and yet, the guy is only average.

A poorly coached unit, lack of talent or both ?

Oviedo
11-19-2012, 11:53 AM
Why did we fire our ST Coordinator right before the season? I'd love to know "the rest of the story."

Snatch98
11-19-2012, 11:58 AM
Did this really need another thread separate from your other about the group of "underperformers"? They allowed a kick return which is going to happen on occasion. The rest of the time the ball was either deep in the end zone OR they weren't left with a lot of room to do anything because the punts were high and deep. We either watched a different game last night, you're from another planet OR still intoxicated from the night before. Either way it's all ridiculous.

steelfin
11-19-2012, 12:08 PM
I tend to agree....Our special teams is not special....

We have been giving up chunks of yardage on kick and punt returns....and quite honestly our punter does not have a very strong leg...The punter for the Ravens seems to put the opposition inside the 20 regardless of where the Ravens are on the field....The Ravens continually win the field position battle....

Sushi is the only bright spot on that unit.

fezziwig
11-19-2012, 12:10 PM
I didn't know you're the board police snatch98. It's not just last nights game the ST have been poor. Oviedo, it does seem odd that the ST coach was released at the start or middle of the season. I've seen no improvement with this unit.

BradshawsHairdresser
11-19-2012, 02:10 PM
ST's cost us big-time last night. Maybe in rounds 4-7 of the draft, we ought to make it a priority to find ST players.

fezziwig
11-19-2012, 02:15 PM
I remember when they tried that with a punter in the fourth round. By the way, is there anyone that is happy with our punter or unhappy with our punter ? I think the coaching and the players either look good due to a good punter or they look bad due to a bad punter.

pittpete
11-19-2012, 03:12 PM
One guy who stuck out on ST is #31 Curtis Brown
Terrible looking on punt ret. duties..
The gunner he was assigned to block beat him on every single punt I saw.
Finally he was taken out on the Ravens last punt

Oviedo
11-19-2012, 03:16 PM
I remember when they tried that with a punter in the fourth round. By the way, is there anyone that is happy with our punter or unhappy with our punter ? I think the coaching and the players either look good due to a good punter or they look bad due to a bad punter.

I think our Punter is just fine. He consistently gets the ball inside the opponents 20. Nothing wrong with what he has done this season. I think some just need someone to blame and punters are always easy targets.

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 06:09 PM
We either watched a different game last night, you're from another planet OR still intoxicated from the night before.

are the personal insults really necessary when you are making your point?

Eddie Spaghetti
11-19-2012, 06:27 PM
I don't see any of those as a personal attack. This is the most sensitive board on the internet. Anytime someone says a hurty word, people go bonkers.

as for the STs, I'm with ovi. Tomlin should be taking more heat for replacing the coach right at the start of the season.

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 06:31 PM
Why did we fire our ST Coordinator right before the season? I'd love to know "the rest of the story."

I would be really curious to find out the rest of the story also...

fezziwig
11-19-2012, 08:01 PM
are the personal insults really necessary when you are making your point?


Hawaiin, don't you know by now it's very safe to talk down or insult people over the internet ? Yeah, the guy doesn't have to agree with me but to suggest I'm a drunk or to scold me because he doesn't like that two of my post share part of a single topic........ Oh well, what we do without all these perfect people ?

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 08:10 PM
Hawaiin, don't you know by now it's very safe to talk down or insult people over the internet ? Yeah, the guy doesn't have to agree with me but to suggest I'm a drunk or to scold me because he doesn't like that two of my post share part of a single topic........

yeah, I don't get why fellow Steelers fans choose to talk to one another in this manner. you didn't say or do anything to him that called for that at all...

fezziwig
11-19-2012, 08:21 PM
yeah, I don't get why fellow Steelers fans choose to talk to one another in this manner. it serves no purpose whatsoever...

Some folks can't feel good about themselve unless they're knocking others. What he said wasn't that bad but, you noticed too with, " what is the point of his comments other than to be insulting. "

hawaiiansteel
11-19-2012, 08:25 PM
Some folks can't feel good about themselve unless they're knocking others. What he said wasn't that bad but, you noticed too with, " what is the point of his comments other than to be insulting. "

I just think the same point could have been made with "we must have been watching different games".

the part about "you must be from another planet or still drunk from last night" didn't serve any real purpose other than to be insulting.

AkronSteel
11-19-2012, 08:28 PM
This is the one spot where I hold Tomlin especially responsible for our success or failure. Not only did he wait until the preseason to fire a coach that he didn't get along with or had different visions from, but he also is handling a lot of the coaching in that phase with assistant Amos Jones. This is something that is not acceptable. We should have had better vision and had a plan in place last January.

fezziwig
11-19-2012, 08:33 PM
I just think the same point could have been made with "we must have been watching different games".

the part about "you must be from another planet or still drunk from last night" didn't serve any real purpose other than to be insulting.


Thanks........your more insulted than me and now........I'm starting to get a little pi$$ed at the dude or girl. The name is snatch98 so it couldbe a girl. Is that what that means ? Or is he Hamptons crotch ? Do you see how easy it is to insult someone lol ?