LeBeau has always said things like this:
Well, we haven't had a good year defensively...at 76, he may step back and take an advisory role like he did in Buffalo...
"We'll see how that goes. I don't think these guys had too bad of a year defensively," said LeBeau after the Steelers permitted the fewest points and second-fewest yards in 2010.
I wouldn't be surprised if Mitchell retired as well....
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I think Ben is good enough that he should be calling his own plays and have more input than he does. This without me knowing just how much or how little input he actually has. I don't place this teams troubles upon Haley either. Haley isn't the best OC but, we are not losing because of him. Our defense is a crap shoot when it comes to making plays.
If Ben ran no huddle in the 2nd half and didn't call runs in the snow when Bell was performing, that's on him...
It just continues to amaze me the hate that Haley is getting meanwhile our defense is a complete joke.
IDK steel I think there are plenty of DL haters on the board.
Haley is not the problem anymore than Arians was the problem. They are just easy targets. Put an NFL caliber offensive line on the field and then evaluate Haley.
Originally Posted by Shawn
The last thing the Rooneys are worried about are fans not buying tickets, jerseys, etc. The existence and passion we see on this board ensures we are mental enough to keep the dollars rolling in so the Rooneys have no need to worry.
- Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
- Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
- Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
- John Johnson-S, Boston College
- James Conner-RB, Pitt
- Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
- Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State
I agree with the first sentence, disagree with the second. Fans have been selling tickets this year. Wasn't there a call not to sell them to opposing teams? I also believe for one of the first times in Heinz another team had many fans in the stadium. The Steelers keep losing, and trust me fans will bail. The Rooneys are aware of this, and public perception isn't something I believe the Rooneys ignore.
Originally Posted by Oviedo
I don't think its Haleys fault , DL fault. I feel its the just the growing pains of having so many newer parts to the team. They can talk about age all they want, there are a lot of newbies out there. The Steelers of today just have so many new parts that their engine is not up to speed. Many missed assignments, individuals forgetting the team concept where every part has its place. The team through the last Super Bowl was a unit, both offense and defense. My feeling is that some of them just aren't getting it, therefore the unit is not together. There are flashes here and there. Defensively the flashes are much farther apart than the offense right now. But early the offense was not flashing anything but turnovers. What is sad about this years performance is this: One Ben could quite possibly finish this season without missing a snap, and that is directly from the offense so many loath. Two, Troy is playing without missing a snap that I can remember. So 2 parts to this team which are undoubtedly key leaders have not missed any plays. Yet, they do not carry the team, because the other parts just aren't up to running speed. And this makes me sad because now I have no hope of getting at least extra game in the playoffs to feed my hunger for Steeler football. Here is all for 2014 and the engine being better oiled and have better health insurance in the way of preventive injury coverage. Go Steelers,
I agree. I was going to post in another thread, the defense on Sunday fielded at least 6 players with less than 5 yrs experience. Media focuses on old secondary, but there is a lot of youth out there right now. Experience=consistency, Inexperience=inconsistency. It's that simple. Been there, seen that, done that, vs haven't seen it, haven't done it, haven't been there.
Originally Posted by raycafan
But he didn't run no huddle .. he didn't call the plays .. When asked why there weren't more runs in the second half, he clearly stated that he didn't know and the reporter should ask Haley. Hence, Haley was making the calls .. Hence the lack of runs against the 25th @!#%!!! run defense in the NFL in the second half falls squarely on Todd "I'm doing just enough to fool most of you" Haley. Yeah, let's bring this MORON back next year! At least we (and the teams we play) will know that we can count on him going away from whatever's working for us!
Originally Posted by Slapstick