Why hats on Mike Tomlin
Because he sucks as a coach...only good with his convoluted discussions
"HAIL TO PITT"
Last edited by NeilPatrickBanana; 12-15-2012 at 01:27 AM.
Mike Tomlin is different than Bill Cowher. Master of the obvious right?? Tomlin's perceived weakness is motivation, which was Cowher's strength. Being a civilian on a military base right now, I understand the motivation of someone looking you directly in the eye and spitting in your face, telling you to accomplish some task. Most people jump on it. We as fans of the sport love it, the coach does our venting for us. Does this motivate the players in todays sport? I don't know. Maybe they like the Tomlin cerebral tact, i.e. play well or sit (as of recently). Tomlin is in the bottom half of the league in some regards as to his coaching performance (clock mnmgt, preparedness with game plan), but he is consistently regarded as a coach most players would like to play for. That says something. I think overall, head coach and coordinators, could use a lesson in flexibility. There seems to be a resistance to change if something is not working. Most obvious is Dick LeBeau. Press worked great vs. the Pats but was it forced fed? Why not use that more? Ryan Clark, himself, stated that the defense has been the same since he got there. And what do we hear from Peyton and Carson earlier this year? "We knew what was coming". Sad and pedestrian. Should I mention turnovers and qb pressure? Yes I know we kill it in YPG but if the yards come in 3rd down and red zone situations, how good are we?
Have Terrible Towel, Will Travel.
these two go together :
You mention Billicheck. I am a huge "fan" of Billicheck. If I could choose one (active) coach I would want him. The reason is because his teams are *always* prepared. You will never see a Billicheck team which looks lax in any kind of way. Also, Billicheck just plain knows how to win games. I know, I know - he's lost 2 Super Bowls. But everyone knows that if it wasn't for 2 miraculous last drive completions by Eli Manning he would have 2 more rings right now. The guy knows what it takes to win games, and he will do anything to get it (even have somebody stand on the sideline with a camera haha). He knows how to best use his resources and how to best expose his opponent's weaknesses. I think that is the biggest difference between him and Tomlin. Tomlin seems to not have that sense on how to play on opponents' weaknesses.
This o-line problem has been a complete nightmare over the past couple of years, but in Tomlin's defense it really has been something in which he just plain cannot catch a break. Every single time he seems to have put a patch on things there is a new injury.
couple of specifics which I have which also fall under the umbrella of "game day management" :
In the playoff game against Denver last year we were on somewhere around Denver's 45 yard line with about 4 or 5 seconds left in regulation. He had Ben throw a hail mary into the end zone. I felt he should have just given Suisham a shot at an almost impossible FG instead. Yes it would have been a ridiculous 60+ yarder, but I think there is a better chance at hitting a 60+ yard FG in Denver than completing a hail mary pass.
This season the Tenn game was very mismanaged. They had the ball 1st and 10 on the Tenn 40 with about 20 seconds in regulation (tie game) ; and they were only able to get two more yards in that crucial part of the field. Suisham ended up attempting that 55yrd FG and only missed by about 1yrd. If they had just been able to get about 4 or 5 yards within 3 plays we would have won. The play calling was horrible.
There's plenty of other examples in which I have felt Tomlin made very poor decisions to challenge plays which were clearly not gonna be overturned, causing us to lose TO's.
Last edited by Vincent; 12-16-2012 at 01:40 PM.
Vincent, when you say three years, does that include this season? I mean we're not making the playoffs this season, so if we don't make it next season as well, do you bring Tomlin back for the 2014 season?
Why did Tomlin allow the db's play 10+ yards off all game?
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