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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoes View Post
    I'm not a big movie buff but if I watch a movie and still don't know if I like it halfway through, that movie sucks! I'm not wasting any more time watching it.
    Fair enough! I tend to watch everything until the bitter end and then get mad I wasted my time!

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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    Fair enough! I tend to watch everything until the bitter end and then get mad I wasted my time!

    Good thing we are all different!
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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    Contracts don't get renewed for all kinds of reasons. One version that everyone ran with was that Tomlin fired Saxon. Now there is another version that Saxon didn't want to come back. Who knows what actually happened. I'm gonna wait and see what other hires and fires are done before I reach any conclusions.

    In the meantime, I'm gonna be pretty skeptical of people who claim to know things actually know them when they are proven to be wrong 7 out of 10 times.

    NFL teams and coaches are in the business of lying to the media.
    If Saxon didn’t want to come back, seeing how well he’s done with the current group of backs and Bell, the Steelers would be wise to say that Saxon has opted to pursue other opportunities rather than say they’ve opted not to renew his contract. It’s a basic public relations spin. Why would they opt to take the route that is more “damaging” than glorifying themselves and Tomlin both of which are under a microscope at the moment.




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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by JimHarbaugh'ssoakedtissue View Post
    That's a good view on Bird Box.
    It may be wise to watch the 2019 season through a blindfold...lol.




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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    It may be wise to watch the 2019 season through a blindfold...lol.

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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    No idea yet. If he goes and sits on a beach somewhere it could signal one thing. If he coaches RBs for another pro team it could be a wholly other thing. If the Steelers change their approach to the RB position and/or hire some of the rumored new assistant positions on the offensive side of the ball it could signal a whole other thing.

    Point is, we've seen at best 35% of the movie. I'm gonna watch it through to the end before I make up my mind. The next 3 to 6 weeks should be highly informative.
    Personally I do not need to see the rest ...

    I know we lost a kick ass RB coach ....

    I know it is rumored he no longer wanted to be here ....

    I know he is /was one of the best in the business


    summation ...

    I got punched in the gut .... ( his leaving)

    I got punched in the gut again ... ( hearing he no longer wanted to be here )

    I do not have to watch the rest of the movie to know I have been punched in the gut TWICE ...


    then you add in Tomlins end of season meeting with Butler and Butler still has a job its likely he is not going anywhere ( he should have been ousted last year )

    special teams coach still intact ( one of worst units in the NFL ) I might add .....

    I will stand by my prior statement Tomlin would not recognize a good football coach if it punched him in the mouth
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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojouw View Post
    So just like with the Matthew Thomas non-signing and this, EVERYONE reacted before they knew any actual facts. Weird. ALmost like Twitter and the need to instantly reach a final evaluation on everything is basically nonsense and a useless way to try and understand anything.
    And just he same I see a problem with good coaches choosing other teams, and good recruits choosing other teams. You I don't see it from the in side but they do

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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Cardinals hire Saxon

    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/01/re...h-james-saxon/

    Head coaches come and go but Arizona remains Pittsburgh West

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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaDan View Post
    Cardinals hire Saxon

    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/01/re...h-james-saxon/

    Head coaches come and go but Arizona remains Pittsburgh West
    They probably run the ball more than the Steelers anyway. Wish him the best. Ben is going to be the RB coach in Pittsburgh.
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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    The Steelers lost Bell which left fumble factory Ridley as the only RB trustworthy in pass protection and picking up blitzes. Conner was a battering ram style runner and looked good doing it, IMO. But he got hurt doing just that. This leaves Samuels who is not ready for picking up blitzes yet, and needs experience with pass protections. The RB group was not ready for a bigger role just yet. Part of rebuilding a RB stable.

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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Steel View Post
    The Steelers lost Bell which left fumble factory Ridley as the only RB trustworthy in pass protection and picking up blitzes. Conner was a battering ram style runner and looked good doing it, IMO. But he got hurt doing just that. This leaves Samuels who is not ready for picking up blitzes yet, and needs experience with pass protections. The RB group was not ready for a bigger role just yet. Part of rebuilding a RB stable.
    So the RB group has been consistently losing games for the Steelers in the playoffs and regular season based on inexperience?




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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by 86WARD View Post
    So the RB group has been consistently losing games for the Steelers in the playoffs and regular season based on inexperience?
    No. Where did you get that leap from? We were very low on the team rushing list, attempts and yards. People have complained that this could be why our offense under-achieved. I was offering a reason why our rush offense was used so sparingly this season. Inexperience and overall trust issues.

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    Re: RB Coach James Saxon Fired

    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaDan View Post
    Cardinals hire Saxon

    https://steelersdepot.com/2019/01/re...h-james-saxon/

    Head coaches come and go but Arizona remains Pittsburgh West
    Sean Kugler is their O line coach too.

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