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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.me View Post
    does anyone know if he runs the zone blocking scheme???i think this would really help r o-line
    Zeirlein ran a zone blocking system. Our OLinemen are not good zone blockers. They are big mashing squishers. And we have power running RB's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    Zeirlein ran a zone blocking system. Our OLinemen are not good zone blockers. They are big mashing squishers. And we have power running RB's.
    Adams, Gilbert, Pouncey, Decastro, and Beachum can run the zone. Foster, Colon, Starks, and the plodders cannot.

    I forget which writer mentioned it, but said that Haley would have more input into the o-line this year and would be involved in the o-line coach hire. Tomlin liked the running game Haley had in KC. They ran a zone type scheme.
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    on paper it looks like a good hire by rooney

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    would love to be able to zone block,Houston-Denver-Washington all use zone,and all good running teams,just seems ez to me,everybody goes one way and rb picks the hole,i think we get a runningback with some vision in this draft!!!!just my 2c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRob View Post
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    I think this is a good hire. He coached the Chiefs line last year and is familiar with the type of o-line Haley likes.
    However, Haley and Bicknell have never coached together. Haley was fired by K.C. in 2011. Bicknell was hired by K.C. in 2012. In Bicknell's only season with the Chiefs, Haley was already in Pittsburgh.

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    He a Zone blocker Guru hopefuly the steelers OL fits and that would mean Gilbert needs to lose weight.If the lose Starks i believe they will need a Tackle via the draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    However, Haley and Bicknell have never coached together. Haley was fired by K.C. in 2011. Bicknell was hired by K.C. in 2012. In Bicknell's only season with the Chiefs, Haley was already in Pittsburgh.
    Yeah, I understood that, but he coaches a lot of the guys that were there when Haley was coach. So he's familiar with the type of o-linemen that Haley likes to play.
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    If they find cap space.... could this put Brandon Albert on the FA map?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.me View Post
    would love to be able to zone block,Houston-Denver-Washington all use zone,and all good running teams,just seems ez to me,everybody goes one way and rb picks the hole,i think we get a runningback with some vision in this draft!!!!just my 2c.
    Would be interesting to get Lacy and run him behind a solid line in a zone blocking scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikestops85 View Post
    I'm not so sure. We instituted the zone blocking scheme after Grimm went to Pittsburgh West and I don't think our O-line has recovered. Although I must admit most of that was due to lack of talent. Whatever system we run I just hope our linemen can play together for the entire season. I'm tired of seeing us have a new starting lineup every couple of games.
    Most teams at all levels of competition usually use both zone blocking and man.. The Steelers are no different. They use both.
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