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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Steelers113, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. GB_Steel

    GB_Steel Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    I keep checking all the news sites like every 30 minutes to hear the news that “his contract wasn’t renewed.”

    Our defense isn’t atrocious; it does some things well. Mainly limiting points of the high profile offenses in the league (other than the Chiefs), giving our supposed vaunted offense a chance to win games 30-20.

    My main beef is the insane ease at which we give up 4th quarter drives. That’s reason enough for change. But then the more I think about it, the more this league is turning into a “whoever has the ball last wins” league.

    We’ve been drafting the guys that should be generating turnovers, but they haven’t been. We need a DC that’s willing to take risks in order to get them.
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  2. sjromano

    sjromano Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    In case you didn't read my post in the other thread:


    That might be the sign we are (not) looking for. My guess is Butler stays.
  3. Danthesteelersman

    Danthesteelersman Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2018
    He's staying

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  4. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Maybe we can turn this negative into a positive in the future. If Vegas has odds on coaches being fired we can make some dough. It's simple ....has contract = stays....expiring contract = goes.
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  5. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    13 wins was lipstick on a pig, just ask Heinz.
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  6. Clive From PIT

    Clive From PIT

    Dec 14, 2015
    By quarters, our defense was ranked 14, 3, 14 and 24 in points allowed. (For fuller context, our offensive scoring per quarter was 21, 2, 5 and 24.)

    So no surprise: when our offense is clicking, the defense stays fresh and spends less time being tested. Perhaps a bit chicken and egg here...
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  7. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2011
    Lets look at 4th quarter meltdowns from this unit. Butler stays :lolol: You can't make it up. I think he is still preparing for Eifert

  8. Hollywoodbags68

    Hollywoodbags68 Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    I have less of a problem with Butler staying than that jabroni Danny Smith.

    The Steelers defense was not great. But they weren’t the worst in the league. The special teams unit was worst in the league by a long shot and they have terrible for years.
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  9. Steelers '08

    Steelers '08 Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2016
    You hit the nail on the head we need turnovers. They might have played ok statically but they were terrible when it counts. As you said we NEVER get any turnovers. You can’t win that way.
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  10. AskQuestionsLater

    AskQuestionsLater Writing Team

    Apr 21, 2016
    Still in utter disbelief that Butler is likely to stay. It does not make sense. How many more Foruth Quarter Leads will be blown until the message is received and understood?

    Is maintaining success too difficult to ask?! For that matter, is change too much to wish for?!?!?!
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  11. Brews Crew

    Brews Crew Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    This guy's got the goods on someone...
  12. TheTerribleOwl

    TheTerribleOwl Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    I tried to prepare everyone for this news. It doesn't surprise me at all. I personally would not have been upset if Butler had been fired but I really did not expect him to be fired. It just isn't the way the Steelers usually operate.
  13. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    If I'm understanding the gist of this it seems the O and the D are going in the tank in the 4th quarter. Any hypothesis as to why?
  14. thesteeldeal

    thesteeldeal Well-Known Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    I really hope it's not financially motivated. It seems now that he and Tomlin are joined at the hip. Someone else mentioned Tomlin being on the last year of his contract as well. If that is indeed the case and the fact he hasn't received a extension may be telling.
    Pure speculation but maybe Tomlin was given the option and decided to stay with Butler because of their relationship past and present. It could be a make or break season for both. As it should be....
  15. Kreighoff

    Kreighoff Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    Ok lets continue to cover WR'S with LB's and play 10 yds off the ball in zone. In today's NFL where you can't even touch WR's the bend but don't break doesn't seem to be working.

    There will be teams playing this weekend without a defensive backfield full of first or second round picks some teams die to injury will be playing third string guys and yet they seem to be able to cover and even make the so called splash plays.

    The previous comment of this should be a make or break year, maybe last years 13-3 record didn't do us any favors as the last three years should have been make or break years for both Butler and Tomlin.
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  16. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2017
    There were a few games Boswell won for us or we would have been right where we were this year. So, I agree with you. The proof to me was how we were beech slapped in the playoffs, by Bortles, after a bye, at home,for a second time..
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  17. HeinzMustard

    HeinzMustard Well-Known Member

    Nov 18, 2015
    7-9 in 2019. You heard it here first.

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