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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Can he also take over the defensive calls from Butler while he's at it?

Didn't he have a big hand in designing that creative defense to shut down Miami in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl? (I know Sandusky was DC but I thought Bradley was in on that too.)



Isn't that the game where my homie Pete Giftopolous from HAMILTON ONTARIO CANADA made the last minute game saving interception off of Vinnie Testaverde?? I schooled Pete in the school yard plenty of times. Good times.

"We were a team that couldn't be intimidated, and that's what Miami liked to do to other players," linebacker Pete Giftopoulos later observed. "How are you going to intimidate a bunch of steel-town kids from Pittsburgh, Ohio, Pennsylvania? You just can't do that." [5]


One of five Penn State picks in that game. Vinnie said it hindered his development as a pro for years afterward. I used that game to heckle Vinny before Sunday Nighter vs. Ravens in '97. "Hey Vinnie, Fiesta Bowl, Vinnie, Fiesta Bowl, Fiesta Bowl," I yelled, as he exited the bus outside the bowels of Three Rivers Stadium. Let the record show that Vinnie threw picks in all of Ravens first three possessions before being pulled from the game.


All Vinnie had to do was hand the ball to Alonzo Highsmith when Miami reached the five, and he would have been a national champion. Alonzo was rolling over the Nittany Lions.

But Vinnie selfishly wanted to pass for the winning score.

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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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Isn't that the game where my homie Pete Giftopolous from HAMILTON ONTARIO CANADA made the last minute game saving interception off of Vinnie Testaverde?? I schooled Pete in the school yard plenty of times. Good times.

"We were a team that couldn't be intimidated, and that's what Miami liked to do to other players," linebacker Pete Giftopoulos later observed. "How are you going to intimidate a bunch of steel-town kids from Pittsburgh, Ohio, Pennsylvania? You just can't do that." [5][/quote]

One of five Penn State picks in that game. Vinnie said it hindered his development as a pro for years afterward. I used that game to heckle Vinny before Sunday Nighter vs. Ravens in '97. "Hey Vinnie, Fiesta Bowl, Vinnie, Fiesta Bowl, Fiesta Bowl," I yelled, as he exited the bus outside the bowels of Three Rivers Stadium. Let the record show that Vinnie threw picks in all of Ravens first three possessions before being pulled from the game.[/quote]

All Vinnie had to do was hand the ball to Alonzo Highsmith when Miami reached the five, and he would have been a national champion. Alonzo was rolling over the Nittany Lions.

But Vinnie selfishly wanted to pass for the winning score.[/quote]

Well my connection to that game grows, I played with and against (high school and college) Giftopolous's older brothers (Mike and Steve) and in college in Montreal our D line coach was Wally Highsmith who played several years for the Aloutette's. Our game time ball boy was..... Alonzo Highsmith :o :o 2 years later Wally took Alonzo to Florida to some elite high school football factory (Christopher Columbus where he played with Nick Buoniticonti,s son Marc) and next time I saw the kid he was on National TV!! Kinda freaky. Good article below.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/fl-h ... olumn.html


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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franco32 wrote:
Can he also take over the defensive calls from Butler while he's at it?

Didn't he have a big hand in designing that creative defense to shut down Miami in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl? (I know Sandusky was DC but I thought Bradley was in on that too.)

Maybe this is the last chance for Butler.


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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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I never went to stillers.com. What's the comparison in one sentence?


Go there and read the Jags game analysis

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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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Folks can hate on Madden all they want and that's ok. I fully agree with this snippet from this article he penned. Especially the bolded. Other than what I've quoted it's essentially a fluff piece on Bradley.

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Bradley did stints at West Virginia (2014, defensive line coach/associate head coach) and UCLA (2015-17, defensive coordinator) between Penn State and the Steelers. He is renowned as a one-on-one teacher, able to get through to today's athlete, and seems emblematic of a trend by the Steelers to hire career coaches instead of ex-players as assistants. Bradley replaces former Steelers defensive back Carnell Lake.

Besides Bradley, the Steelers also recently hired Karl Dunbar to coach the defensive line. Dunbar worked at Alabama the last two seasons. He previously coached with four NFL teams.

Outside 'backers coach Joey Porter and inside 'backers coach Jerry Olsavsky have so far survived this new direction. Porter should be fired. He still postures like a player, behaves like a mascot and has overseen the abject lack of progress made by former first-round pick Bud Dupree. http://triblive.com/sports/columnists/m ... nough-flak

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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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I keep reading Tom Bradley's name wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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I keep reading Tom Bradley's name wrong.

We'd probably be better off if Tom Brady was our secondary coach.

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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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Folks can hate on Madden all they want and that's ok. I fully agree with this snippet from this article he penned. Especially the bolded. Other than what I've quoted it's essentially a fluff piece on Bradley.

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Bradley did stints at West Virginia (2014, defensive line coach/associate head coach) and UCLA (2015-17, defensive coordinator) between Penn State and the Steelers. He is renowned as a one-on-one teacher, able to get through to today's athlete, and seems emblematic of a trend by the Steelers to hire career coaches instead of ex-players as assistants. Bradley replaces former Steelers defensive back Carnell Lake.

Besides Bradley, the Steelers also recently hired Karl Dunbar to coach the defensive line. Dunbar worked at Alabama the last two seasons. He previously coached with four NFL teams.

Outside 'backers coach Joey Porter and inside 'backers coach Jerry Olsavsky have so far survived this new direction. Porter should be fired. He still postures like a player, behaves like a mascot and has overseen the abject lack of progress made by former first-round pick Bud Dupree. http://triblive.com/sports/columnists/m ... nough-flak


Ok...i’ll Give him kudos for the stinging rebuke of Porter.

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 Post subject: Re: Tom Bradley is new Secondary Coach
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Steelafan77 wrote:
Folks can hate on Madden all they want and that's ok. I fully agree with this snippet from this article he penned. Especially the bolded. Other than what I've quoted it's essentially a fluff piece on Bradley.

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Bradley did stints at West Virginia (2014, defensive line coach/associate head coach) and UCLA (2015-17, defensive coordinator) between Penn State and the Steelers. He is renowned as a one-on-one teacher, able to get through to today's athlete, and seems emblematic of a trend by the Steelers to hire career coaches instead of ex-players as assistants. Bradley replaces former Steelers defensive back Carnell Lake.

Besides Bradley, the Steelers also recently hired Karl Dunbar to coach the defensive line. Dunbar worked at Alabama the last two seasons. He previously coached with four NFL teams.

Outside 'backers coach Joey Porter and inside 'backers coach Jerry Olsavsky have so far survived this new direction. Porter should be fired. He still postures like a player, behaves like a mascot and has overseen the abject lack of progress made by former first-round pick Bud Dupree. http://triblive.com/sports/columnists/m ... nough-flak



Ok...i’ll Give him kudos for the stinging rebuke of Porter.


I have to say Olsavsky had way more success than Porter. Under his watch we seen the development of Shazier, VWilliams, Matakevich and to a lesser degree Fort.


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