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    Whisenhunt Out in AZ

    There are rumors that Haley is a strong candidate for the AZ job. If he goes, I doubt that Whisenhunt returns - I would imagine that he will end up with another OC gig somewhere.

    If this should be moved to the general NFL forum, sorry for posting in the wrong place.

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    It's steeler relevant in my opinion. I also doubt Haley goes, he said the same thing himself and honestly I don't think he should go. We were decimated with injuries this season and prior to Ben's injury he was having a hell of a year. We just need to be able to commit to a running back and keep the o-line healthy and the rest will fall in place. Personally and I'm guessing I'm in the minority I hope they retain Mendenhall for more than just a one year deal and we move forward with him as the guy and the other two backing him up. Intangible wise he's far and away our best option and with getting a full compliment of carries week in and week out I'm fairly confident he'll display he's deserving of the job. Haley as the OC of the Steelers has to be one of his dream jobs, just as a coach for the team. I sincerely doubt he goes anywhere else unless it's something just too good to pass up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch98 View Post
    It's steeler relevant in my opinion. I also doubt Haley goes, he said the same thing himself and honestly I don't think he should go. We were decimated with injuries this season and prior to Ben's injury he was having a hell of a year. We just need to be able to commit to a running back and keep the o-line healthy and the rest will fall in place. Personally and I'm guessing I'm in the minority I hope they retain Mendenhall for more than just a one year deal and we move forward with him as the guy and the other two backing him up. Intangible wise he's far and away our best option and with getting a full compliment of carries week in and week out I'm fairly confident he'll display he's deserving of the job. Haley as the OC of the Steelers has to be one of his dream jobs, just as a coach for the team. I sincerely doubt he goes anywhere else unless it's something just too good to pass up.
    Does the "you don't lose your job due to injury" rule apply to coaches as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    Does the "you don't lose your job due to injury" rule apply to coaches as well?
    I'm not sure if you're trying to be cute or not but you can't ignore the laundry list of crap that happened this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch98 View Post
    I'm not sure if you're trying to be cute or not but you can't ignore the laundry list of crap that happened this season.
    I think it was said tongue in cheek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch98 View Post
    It's steeler relevant in my opinion.
    Of course it is, because there no longer is a SURE place for ex-Steelers looking for a landing place (i.e. Harrison, Hampton, Starks, Mendenhall...) when their Steeler career ends.

    On the subject of Haley going there, I think it would be a big mistake for him. His 2nd HC job (assuming he wants one) is the one that will largely define him. He fails there... he likely won't see a 3rd shot. What he needs to do is dutifully work with a franchise QB like Rothlisberger, build back his reputation (it's not hard to quickly be deemed a "guru")--and then be able to choose your landing spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe View Post
    Of course it is, because there no longer is a SURE place for ex-Steelers looking for a landing place (i.e. Harrison, Hampton, Starks, Mendenhall...) when their Steeler career ends.

    On the subject of Haley going there, I think it would be a big mistake for him. His 2nd HC job (assuming he wants one) is the one that will largely define him. He fails there... he likely won't see a 3rd shot. What he needs to do is dutifully work with a franchise QB like Rothlisberger, build back his reputation (it's not hard to quickly be deemed a "guru")--and then be able to choose your landing spot.
    I agree about Haley. Too soon for him to get back into the HC saddle again. He needs to look for a better situation than AZ with zero QB options in a year with a bad QB draft.
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    Mendenhall may be our best option but that doesn't mean we should sign him. He isn't very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Pittsburgh View Post
    Mendenhall may be our best option but that doesn't mean we should sign him. He isn't very good.
    I disagree. He's had some very solid seasons for the Steelers, then got hurt and this season wasn't really giving a chance after the collective fumble party against Cleveland the first time. I do think he's good and with a full season under his belt with competent offensive line play he'll prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snatch98 View Post
    I disagree. He's had some very solid seasons for the Steelers, then got hurt and this season wasn't really giving a chance after the collective fumble party against Cleveland the first time. I do think he's good and with a full season under his belt with competent offensive line play he'll prove it.
    Yes, and Willie Colon would be a good lineman if he didn't get hurt. Good thing we signed him to a 2nd contract.

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