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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:10 pm 
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That's a bummer. Groh would rather coach a college defense, too. No one wants to work for Parcells?

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Steelers linebackers coach turns down Miami offer
Friday, January 15, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Linebackers coach Keith Butler has turned down the Miami Dolphins' offer to become their defensive coordinator and will remain with the Steelers, the Post-Gazette has learned.

Butler, 52, who has been with the Steelers for seven seasons, worked for two years in Cleveland with Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano (1999-2000). He is considered to be the person who will become the Steelers defensive coordinator whenever Dick LeBeau retires.


http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10015/1028525-66.stm

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So, what other options do we have?

How about Dick Jauron?


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on to option 5. this can't be good


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Jauron wouldn't be a bad option. What does everybody think of Jim Mora Jr.? He has a defensive background.


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MNDolfan wrote:
Jauron wouldn't be a bad option. What does everybody think of Jim Mora Jr.? He has a defensive background.


Yes, he does..but he doesn't run the 3-4. Neither does Jauron. I don't know...do coordinators do as their told and adapt, or do they almost always bring in the defense that they know? I'd think if you're going to make a hire, you'd want a guy that is proficient in the scheme that you want to run.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:10 am 
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Ah no wonder he hasn't been mentioned... I can't keep up with the dang schemes all these coordinators run...


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Guys, has it ever happened that a team was unable to hire a coach for any position? (Even a head coach)
If that should happen, what would a team do?

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Iowafin wrote:
MNDolfan wrote:
Jauron wouldn't be a bad option. What does everybody think of Jim Mora Jr.? He has a defensive background.


Yes, he does..but he doesn't run the 3-4. Neither does Jauron. I don't know...do coordinators do as their told and adapt, or do they almost always bring in the defense that they know? I'd think if you're going to make a hire, you'd want a guy that is proficient in the scheme that you want to run.


Rivera ran the Tampa 2 in Chicago but runs the 34 in San Diego.

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The guy NE just fired, Pees(?) I think, or doesn't want to return. Knows Brady and NE defensive tendencies better than anybody.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:00 am 
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not looking to good finding a def cord
so much with having one lined up and ready to step in


i see bowles as the favourite at mo
and mora for me would be a nice def backs coach, replacing bowles


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I believe Miami acted too quickly in firing PP so maybe others see the talent void on Miami's D & figure they will have a hard time doing anything with it.


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I think it speaks volumes to what coaches think of our future......not very reassuring, is it?

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I believe Miami acted too quickly in firing PP so maybe others see the talent void on Miami's D & figure they will have a hard time doing anything with it.


I don't think so, the guy had no scheme. Opposing players have stated how predictable we were. PP couldn't even land another DC job, he's now a position coach. The guy has never held a big position in his career for more than 2 years.

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If you had the chance to take over Pitt or Miami what would you choose?


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Ski_Money wrote:
If you had the chance to take over Pitt or Miami what would you choose?


Miami.

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I think you violated the league's substance abuse policy...


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Ski_Money wrote:
I think you violated the league's substance abuse policy...


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Ski_Money wrote:
I think you violated the league's substance abuse policy...


Lol no. I'm just a Miami fan

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