1.22) Dante Fowler, OLB, UF
2.56) PJ Williams, CB, FSU
3.87) Ben Koyack, TE, ND
4.120) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU
5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
It's hard to put together a consistently strong team the way the Steelers did from 2004-2011.
The Texans were the other team looking at Munchak. Looking at the guy they ended up with, the Steelers clearly came away with the better of that deal:
Report: Texans hire Paul Dunn as offensive line coach
Posted by Mike Wilkening on January 28, 2014, 12:16 AM EST
Getty ImagesThe Texans have added a coach with nearly three decades of experience working with offensive linemen to their staff.
According to Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com, the Texans have hired former Falcons offensive line coach Paul Dunn to the same position on Bill O’Brien’s coaching staff.
The 53-year-old Dunn was the Falcons’ offensive line coach the last two seasons (2012-2013) after a four-year stint as Atlanta’s assistant offensive line coach. Before joining the Falcons, Dunn had stints as a collegiate offensive line coach at Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Maine, Rutgers and Edinboro (Pa.).
Marvez also reports that John Benton, the Texans’ offensive line coach from 2006-2013, has taken a job as the Dolphins’ assistant offensive line coach.
What first year talent has Dan Quinn developed? Aaron Curry? He didn't work out that well. How about Cam Chancellor? Nope, he didn't start a game his first year under Quinn. Bruce Irvin? Again he didn't start a game his first year although he did play as a situational pass rusher much like Woodley did for us. So it looks like the only 1st year player that started for Quinn is Earl Thomas. Not that impressive considering who they previously had at the position. I guess I still don't see how these guys are so different from DL. Maybe you can explain it to me.
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The issue for me with Lebeau, is that we have quality in-house, waiting in the wings. Butler is highly regarded, enough so that most think he is DL's heir apparent. Why waste prime (coaching) years of our heir apparent, letting a past-his-prime DL continue to sit in the head chair (unless you think he's not past his prime, in which case you are being irrational). We also have Carnell Lake, the golden child of the board here. If he has good as stated, should we continue to let him also sit and rot on the vine? Or how about Jerry Olsavsky, who's already taking feelers from other teams.
Lebeau is SEVENTY-SIX YEARS OLD. 76! To dismiss the thought of replacing him is terribly short-sighted. Should we ignore the signs (of a slipping defense) until he's... 80? Why should a guy that old, get a free pass? It isn't like the difference between a 36 year old and a 40 year old. At 76, you are highly subject to the laws of nature.
Let's get off our politically correct horse, and talk real.
so whats the age scale then for each coach position?
HC- seeing that they have to run the entire team, they should be released the earliest. so lets say 50
DC- should be gone at 40
OC- 40 also
any position coach should be let go at 35
assistants to position coaches 30
i know a few guys that start losing it at 50, so thats the cut off for HC.
DC and OC need to be fired once they hit 40. reason being is that you want your head coach to stick around a while(10 years minimum). so if youre going to promote a OC or DC to HC, you have to do it by the time they are 40.
all the other coaches fall into a similar scenario. they must promote or be fired by the designated age or else they wont have time to be a fully functioning(mentally) coach at the upper levels. teams need to utilize these coaches before they reach their expiration date.