first_imgBILL NEAL:10 -Let’s just get right to it. For the first time in my professional sports writing career and that of Coach Mike Tomlin, I will suggest this . . . and I do mean suggest! It may be time to consider . . . and I do mean consider, taking a look at the head coach and, and, and his coaching staff for the trouble this team is in. I’m just saying! (And I think I said it as gently as possible.):09 – Cortez Allen can’t watch the sun come up let alone watch a man one on one in the secondary. And oh, by the way, bet ya miss Ike Taylor now don’t ya!!!:08 – Let me remind you yet again, everything starts up front. If the “O”-line can’t block and the “D”-line can’t get to the quarterback, it’s gonna be a long day. (Now you can really appreciate the legendary lines of the Steelers dynasty days.):07 -Can you say “Steel Curtain.” Defense wins games. The Steelers only allowed the Vikings 48 yards of offense in the Super Bowl.  C’mon man!!!:06 -Please, please, please . . . establish the run.  Stay with the run. You’ve got two great proven running backs that want the ball. Give it to them. One is speed. One is power.  Thunder and lightning if you will.  Use them.:05 -When you’re inside the twenty, stretch out the field. Clearly you can’t run up the middle. Be creative. Mix it up. You don’t have to do the same thing over and over. Trust me, they watch your game films too!:04 -Give “Archer” all the money you owe him, a brown bag from Primanti Brothers and a one way train ticket to Hootersville.  (No, he doesn’t get a plane ticket. If he can’t get the ball out to the twenty, he gets his butt on a train.) Sure he was fast in college, but everybody is fast in the NFL.:03 -Look, I don’t mean no harm here. I love old people. My dad’s old. So trust me. I know old (Sorry Pops), but everybody has a time card. Moses, Methuselah, even the old lady in the shoe. At 77, maybe it’s time for Dick LeBeau to watch the games from his rocking chair at home. Sure he was a defensive genius, but the NFL has caught up to his bend not brake!:02 -People have been punting the football since Jim Thorpe in 19-whatever.  Please get rid of this bum .  Go down to South Side on a Friday night and get a punter man!:01 -Can somebody, somewhere and somehow blame Ben Roethlisberger for something. The fumbles, missing the target repeatedly, holding onto the ball too long. He’s the $100  Million Dollar Man.  Put the weight on him!:00 -Set your calendar for the Par-Tay of the year.  Champion Enterprises will celebrate its 40th Year Celebration and the final year of operation Saturday, October 18 at The Lounge on Verona . . . you know, Monica’s Place. Next to Bonus Tire.  8:00 p.m. till 2 a.m. $10 donation benefits Achieving Greatness Toys for Tots Christmas Party.  Free parking, cash bar, cash kitchen, 50/50, prizes and surprises and the best chicken wings in Pittsburgh.  Sly Jock will deliver the Old Schools Sounds and we’ll be Eatin, Drinkin, and Dancin like we used to.  It’s a 35 and older affair and first come first seat!!!So all you champions . . . former staff, volunteers, followers, supporters, sponsors, Connie Hawkins League players, program participants and coaches . . . everybody come on out and say goodbye to the Pittsburgh legend that was Champion Enterprises.~ GAME OVER ~last_img

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