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Nobody Denied Ian Rapoport's "Wholesale Offensive Changes" Tweet


Whether you agreed with him or not, Ian Rapoport of made waves over the weekend with a series of tweets regarding Ben Roethlisberger and the notion of him being traded at some point by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

While many within the organization and Roethlsieberger were quick to and vehemently denied these reports, nobody came out publicly and attempted to discredit the following tweet from Rapoport:



Now I understand that particular tweet might not garner as much interest as the ones which declared that Roethlisberger might be on the trading block. Yet I’m wondering where the outcry is from Pittsburgh’s front office regarding the aforementioned tweet. Making large amounts of changes is not something which the Pittsburgh Steelers have been known to do throughout their history, and “wholesale change” is something which doesn’t seem believable.

With that in mind, how or why their brass and public relations people did not try to discredit that tweet from Rapoport as much as the Roethlisberger-related ones makes little sense to me. On one hand, maybe they felt no need to address that particular subject at the moment. Yet one has to consider exactly why they did not even reference what Rapoport reported regarding the future of the offensive coaching staff is puzzling to say the least.

As it stands, I am more intrigued to see who stays and who goes at the end of the season when it comes to the coaching staff as opposed to the players. Roethlisberger’s large cap-hit will likely make him immovable unless a hefty offer comes Pittsburgh’s way, but I would not be surprised in the least if some of Pittsburgh’s coaches are axed due to the stagnant nature of the offense over the last few seasons.




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  • Nick Kelly

    Who do you see leaving?

  • bonairsfavoriteson

    every steeler fan every where understands that , if the trend is down, as in record, and you have a lot of age, and too many young players of late not seeming to improve , coaching changes might and should be considered, as well as in the college scouting dept. Don’t take a genius to see that, so what Rap nuts tweeted is common knowledge in Steeler land. NO SURPRISE., his tweet is akin to waking up in the morning, seeing the sun shine and tweeting, ” its daylight”.. the guy is a freaking idiot.

  • Bryan Thompson

    Pittsburgh has canned OC before after a short stay ie Kevin Gilbride, Ray Sherman, Mike Mularkey. So where this “Pittsburgh Steelers don’t make wholesale coaching changes” comes from confuses THIS Steeler fan. Ian Rapoport spoke with one of the janitors and decided he had a story.

  • bonairsfavoriteson

    It is also pretty telling it took you a week to compare the reality of our rebuild project in Pittsburgh to a lame tweet post by ian dum stick. What happened Dom, you go to bed a week ago and wake up thursday morning???

  • MarD D

    Ian Rapoport is a friggin idiot. Here is a tip, stop making shit up and saying that you have “sources.” My “sources” say that Ian LOVES the D. To my knowledge, nobody has denied that claim so its truth.