One of MT's favorite games of 2013: His version of "Musical Chairs for Punters," has been deadly for the Steelers. The poor punt by McBrian that set-up Edelman's big return tonight pretty much sunk whatever remaining hopes the team had for a comeback. The whole decision-making process surrounding the Steeler's punter has been bizarre this season, to say the least. You work with two guys in camp, one supposedly wins the job,and then you bring in a guy who lost his competition with another team. That doesn't work out, so you bring in another team's reject. And at a key moment in possibly the most crucial game of the season, he falls short and it costs you big-time.
Tomlin's competency to be a head coach is really in question now. (I know, it probably has been for quite a while.)
Punter is a position often overlooked; Tomlin seems to have little regard for them. But at crucial moments a good one
or a bad one can make all the difference in the world. The whole decision-making process (or indecision process) really makes me think that Tomlin was the one behind the decision to launch the Obamacare website on Oct. 1.
Steelers are now 4-11 in last 15 games going back to last season. Rooney's are too cheap to eat MT's long term deal, which is more and more looking like a really bad deal for the team and all the Steeler faithful.