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Pick-Six Podcast: Haley a good fit in Pittsburgh?

Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:23 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2012 9:21 pm
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By Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Ah, the NFL offseason. When every franchise's hopes spring eternal and stuff. Except the Steelers, who are doomed -- DOOMED, WE SAY! -- with the addition of Todd Haley as offensive coordinator. Actually, we don't say that; Ryan says that.

To calm him down, we brought on Lance Zierlein noted Houston sports savant (The Chronicle, Houston radio), co-owner of and son of former Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein to break down the hire.

Ryan and Will then fight about Haley's addition and debate who's the favorite to land Peyton Manning in 2012. They also hit all the latest NFL news fit to print.

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Since: Feb 14, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:56 am

Pick-Six Podcast: Haley a good fit in Pittsburgh?

I will wait and see the results Haley brings but right now I am excited about it. I have never been a big Arians supporter and I am glad to see a change. I think it is true that Ben was a little too buddy buddy with him and to be honest our entire offense seemed a little too diva-ish for my tastes. Yes, they still played hard but it is like they didn't care that they were underachieving. 

Now I want to talk about something that I have been talking about since I first seen the guy run the ball and that is Isaac Redman. Why this guy has not gotten the ball more often, or why he flys under the radar or why everyone just seems to ignore his presence is beyond me. Even in this podcast the guy is talking about the Steelers looking for a different type of RB. Why? In the same conversation he is talking about the Steelers wanting to impose their will and Redman does that.

When he was first in training camp and they were having goalline drills the defense (yeah, our famous Steelers defense) couldn't stop him. They gave him the nickname Redzone because he found the endzone. This continued in his first full preseason and it continued at the end of last season when he finally got his oppurtunity. So everyone agrees we have redzone issues and can't seem to find an answer and we have a guy on the team they thought it was appropriate to name REDZONE. Am I the only one seeing this? Yeah, we need new coaching if the answer isn't obvious.

Redman had 1 game during the season where Mendenhall got injured and he got most of the carries. He ran for something like 92 yards and had his biggest run called back if I remember right. He did fumble twice. He then gets to start in the playoffs and runs for 121 and puts up points. So in 2 games where he either started or almost had the full load he had (pretty much) 2 100 yard games. Do you know how many Mendenhall had the entire season? 2. Does anyone know what Redmans third and fourth down conversion percentage was on the season? 100% That may have changed in the last 2 games, I don't remember but either way it is impressive.  

Max Starks said the Browns defense was arguing at one point who would tackle Redman because they couldn't bring him down. So you want will imposing? Redman. You want better redzone production? Redzone Redman. You want a better offense? Run Redman more. He is basically a Jerome Bettis type runner with a little more agility. He is EXACTLY what our offense needs.

Anyway I have gone on long enough. Our offensive line could be sured up no question, but the real answer to our offensive problems is Isaac Redman. Nothing more, nothing less. 

Since: Feb 11, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 10:09 am
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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2012 1:44 am

Pick-Six Podcast: Haley a good fit in Pittsburgh?

 He is a great offensive mind, the Steelers should be grateful he was available. Just ask Kurt Warner. If the Chiefs weren't so impatient, he would have been a solid head coach for years to come. Ben Rothlisberger should be the happiest quarterback in the NFL, he will improve in every area. Watch out Mike Tomlin, you are one losing streak away from being replaced. Todd Haley is a misunderstood genius, the next Bill Belichek if given another opportunity. Canton awaits,(did you actually buy this blog JUST KIDDING).

Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:42 pm

Pick-Six Podcast: Haley a good fit in Pittsburgh?

Todd Haley will be the end of the Steelers.

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