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    James Saxon Reportedly fired by Steelers

    Just heard on 93.7 The Fan that RB Coach James Saxon fired. Didn't see that one coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelhurt View Post
    Just heard on 93.7 The Fan that RB Coach James Saxon fired. Didn't see that one coming.
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    Never heard of him, lol

    Another sacrificial lamb to the slaughter

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    He did a great job with Conner and Samuels is improving as a RB, which a lot to say for a guy that was mostly used as a catcher through college

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    Maybe this is another locker room issue. It could be a stretch in my line of thinking, but the running backs always went off and stretched in their own little group at camp and were even isolated a bit during pregame routines. Again, that could be nothing, just pure speculation on my part.

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    Kind of a head-scratcher...could be a "locker room culture" thing as aforementioned.

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    Yeah, given how well Conner and Samuels performed, it cannot be football related.


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    please axe danny next and his ST bums dhb need to go with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punxsutawney View Post
    Yeah, given how well Conner and Samuels performed, it cannot be football related.
    Position coaches are tough to judge. Saxon has worked with Larry Johnson, Peterson, Bell, Conner, etc. No doubt an impressive list. How much was a product of his coaching and how much was a product of the offensive line or simply being a one-of-a-kind athlete? I agree, though. Weird move on the surface.

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    I heard that Saxson and Tomlin are really close, hacking away at Tomlins close friends

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    heard it was Tomlins decision....
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    From the article.

    Under Saxon, the Steelers ranked 16th in rushing in 2014, 16th in 2015 and 14th in 2016, while falling even further the past two seasons to 20th in 2017 and 31st in 2018 per NFL.com statistics.

    This probably won’t be the last “change” we see in regards to the coaching staff this offseason.
    Not really great numbers considering the Steelers had Lev Bell and an improving O line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smash View Post
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    Not really great numbers considering the Steelers had Lev Bell and an improving O line.
    Didn't have Bell this year, and last year Bell was rusty coming off a holdout.

    I mean I get it his units could have been better, but I won't pretend Tombert's shitty decision making didn't influence.
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    This guy wasn't renewed. But it wasn't for lack of performance by our backs. Im completely happy with their production. Many games they weren't used much.
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    No one is defending Tomlin here he can go fuck himself with rest of his team as far im concerned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smash View Post
    From the article.



    Not really great numbers considering the Steelers had Lev Bell and an improving O line.
    May want to ask Haley and Fichtner about those rushing numbers before Saxon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black & Gold Bleeder View Post
    This guy wasn't renewed. But it wasn't for lack of performance by our backs. Im completely happy with their production. Many games they weren't used much.
    Agreed. We seemed to abandon the run quite frequently due to playing from behind.

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    Shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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    all depended on man behind center...if we ran or passed on many occasion.
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    Heard on Sirius that position coaches are assessed their exit interviews first, then the coordinators. So, coords will be later this week.
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