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#1 BRAWNDO

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:56 PM

From Pittsburgh.

http://blogs.buffalo...-for-lbs-coach/

#2 jeremy2020

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

I know nothing about this guy, but I will overly positive/negative about him based on what feels I am feeling when I wake up tomorrow.

#3 Ed_Formerly_of_Roch

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:09 PM

Well from reading the O'Neal thread I'm sure many people will be posting here how the Steelers should NOT allow the Bill's to talk with him.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

View Postjeremy2020, on 27 January 2014 - 06:58 PM, said:

I know nothing about this guy, but I will overly positive/negative about him based on what feels I am feeling when I wake up tomorrow.

Well I hate it because he's awful and we're doomed, but also because he's going to be poached next offseason after doing well, continuing our merry-go-round of coaches.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:11 PM

View Postjeremy2020, on 27 January 2014 - 06:58 PM, said:

I know nothing about this guy, but I will overly positive/negative about him based on what feels I am feeling when I wake up tomorrow.

plus side: He was a tough LB when he played

minus side: Units under his tutleage were consistently in the bottom third of the league

conclusion: Not sure if I should **** or go blind.

(disclaimer: no actual research conducted on Jerry)

#6 BringBackFergy

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:23 PM

His name is Jimmy Olshefski...he's gotta be good.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

View PostBringBackFergy, on 27 January 2014 - 07:23 PM, said:

His name is Jimmy Olshefski...he's gotta be good.

That is a LB name...

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

View Postjeremy2020, on 27 January 2014 - 06:58 PM, said:

I know nothing about this guy, but I will overly positive/negative about him based on what feels I am feeling when I wake up tomorrow.
:lol:

#9 JR in Pittsburgh

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

I said this in another thread. My buddies say this guy was a scrappy undersized player-- mostly a STer-- who got a lot out of his athletic ability. No real reaction to him as a coach, but they like him as a player.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

But he comes from a 3-4 scheme and we're going back, or forth, to a 4-3, or not - maybe.  Pass!

#11 BringBackFergy

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

View PostBuffaloBill, on 27 January 2014 - 07:27 PM, said:



That is a LB name...
Hey, where the heck have you been?? Interviewing for the Browns HC gig? :)   I take it you have been moving to CT, correct??

#12 YoloinOhio

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:40 PM

Must be a Whaley connection

From the Pitt Post-Gazette:
The Steelers might not be done losing assistant coaches.

Defensive assistant Jerry Olsavsky, who played nine seasons for the Steelers, will interview with the Buffalo Bills to be their linebackers coach.

Olsavksy has been a defensive assistant for four seasons with the Steelers and is looking to become a full-time position coach.


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Posted 27 January 2014 - 07:41 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 27 January 2014 - 04:24 PM, said:

@Steelersdepot
Report: #Steelers Defensive Assistant Jerry Olsavsky To Interview With #Bills http://www.steelersd...bills/ …


#14 DDD

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:00 PM

He played against the Bills in one of their playoff games and I remember he physically punished them.  The Bills were sent home licking their wounds.  Paul Maguire was one of the broadcasters.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:15 PM

View PostDDD, on 27 January 2014 - 08:00 PM, said:

He played against the Bills in one of their playoff games and I remember he physically punished them.  The Bills were sent home licking their wounds.  Paul Maguire was one of the broadcasters.
Was it the one where the Stillers played all backups and all we had to do was win to get in the playoffs... :cry:

Maybe this guy will bring FA LB Jason Worilds with him from Pitt...

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:30 PM

His family is originally from the area where I live (Youngstown, OH).  He bought his parents a very nice house with some of his NFL money, so he seems to be a family oriented guy.  As a player he was pretty well respected as a guy who made the most out of the opportunities that came his way and got the most out of his ability.  I think it would be a good hire in the sense that he's going to be very motivated and will relate to his players.  That being said, if he gets the gig he's going to be judged by how much the LB's improve.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:35 PM

How important can a LB coach be? seems like a dime a dozen around here

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

I'm just gonna go ahead and say championship if we land this guy

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

View Post3rdand12, on 27 January 2014 - 08:35 PM, said:

How important can a LB coach be? seems like a dime a dozen around here

Right, because our LB play has been so consistently stellar.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 08:49 PM

View PostBringBackFergy, on 27 January 2014 - 07:34 PM, said:

Hey, where the heck have you been?? Interviewing for the Browns HC gig? :)   I take it you have been moving to CT, correct??
He's been locked in Gugny's basement.