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As bad as the replacement officials have been over the first three weeks of the season, there remains a line that coaches and players should not cross. Arguing calls is one thing, but coaches shouldn’t be grabbing refs after the game or chasing them down in the locker room and swearing at them. And players certainly shouldn’t be saying what Lar...
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The news on the injury for FB David Johnson is NOT good, as Ed Bouchette on Twitter reports that it’s believed the injury to Johnson is a torn ACL, which of course would quickly end his 2012 season. Johnson was hurt in the Steelers first drive of the first quarter of their 24-23 loss to [...]...
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There’s no sign that another team is going to offer Mike Wallace a contract before the deadline to sign restricted free agents passes on April 20th, but that isn’t moving Wallace closer to signing his tender from the Steelers. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on NFL Live Wednesday that Wallace has no plans to sign…
Rumor has it the Steelers will be in Denver for a playoff rematch to open the 2012 season.
The Steelers vs Broncos 2012 opener on NBC Sunday Night Football won’t be so much about the two teams wild card OT playoff game that went to the Broncos, as much as it will be about the new Broncos toy – QB Peyton Manning.
With Tim Tebow in New York with the Jets, the Steelers will have to get ready for a pumped up Broncos team with Manning now under center, making his first start in a season after undergoing a couple neck surgeries and watching all of 2011 from the sideline.
If it’s true and the game is set, the Steelers will be without starting safety Ryan Clark, who upon hearing the rumors tweeted: “Hearing Steelers @ Broncos could be 1st Sunday night game of the season,” Clark posted on Twitter. “If that happens, guess I’ll wait for week 2.”
I can think of no better way to welcome Manning back to the NFL than for the Steelers to ruin his first game back with a win in Denver.
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Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Met With Hue Jackson Before Reportedly Deciding on Todd Haley for Offensive Coordinator
NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, one of the first reporters to formally link Haley to the Steelers' open position, tweeted Monday Tomlin had met with former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson before news broke today of the reported offer to Haley.
The same Jackson recently fired by Oakland after openly criticizing his team after a Week 17 loss to San Diego - a game the Raiders needed to win for a shot at the playoffs.
Was Jackson a candidate? Perhaps he was, just as much as former Colts coach Jim Caldwell. Tomlin had met with Caldwell, who was recently dispatched by Indianapolis. Along with Haley's interview, the men Tomlin met with (whether they were formal interviews or the men were realistic candidates for the job remains to be seen) were head coaches at the start of the 2011 season, and all of them have offensive backgrounds.
It begs the question, what exactly was he looking for in that candidate?
One plausible answer is he wanted those candidates to give him their impression of what they themselves wanted in an offensive coordinator.
There's only one report of an offer being made, and that is to Haley, per Mark Carmen of AM 610 in Kansas City. Caldwell's meeting with Tomlin may not have been an interview, but sources confirmed the two met face-to-face. Caldwell left town without a contract offer, though. The news of Jackson's meeting with Tomlin over the weekend suggests Tomlin was beating the street for information from recently employed offensive minds.
Maybe the whole thing was a big face-to-face background check on Haley from some of their collective peers in the AFC. It's hard not to respect that mentality.
Either way, despite disagreements with the supposed hire of Haley, it seems Tomlin put in the sweat effort to find the right leader for the position.
It's a long wait until we'll see the results of what seems to be a new direction for the Steelers offense, but until then, let's hope Tomlin puts the same effort into researching the issues he'll have on the defensive line this upcoming year.
Source: Behind the Steel Curtain