With a HC that is not a X and O guru you need coordinators that are. If you fail in both areas you might be able to hold the fort together but you won't be accomplishing anything significant.Now I don’t think he is tge worse or the best… he has flaws and is stubborn… i think he could put a better staff together and I definitely think he might have lost his voice in the locker room after a decade and a half…
If he misses the playoffs this year they should seriously consider moving on or at least preparing to
I cannot agree with what you say here. Yes he does have everything to do how his players perform. It’s coaching your players up as soon as they arrive upon being drafted. Putting all players in the best position to succeed. Discipline when needed and benching when needed and not enabling them. Bringing in free agents who fit your scheme and not just because you like his pedigree.I disagree because Tomlin has nothing to do with the performance of the players. It's the players performance that loses the game, not the coach. I can say, that Tomlin should have made better decisions when keeping players and letting go players.
I think back to something Tomlin said after the Steelers fell behind 23-0 in the first half at Minnesota on Dec. 9 when he was asked about the team’s slow starts.
“I’m not overly concerned about that perspective. Oftentimes, you’re simply gathering information or setting things up for later in the contest.”
I’m sure I have heard a more nonsensical answer, but I’ll be damned if I can remember one.
Lately his press conferences are just bizarre the word puzzle is just getting crazier… you know 15 years, I think it‘s 15, is just a very long time for any cosch any sport, the team just really needs a new direction a new vib, I actually think they need a change all the up at the top. time for art jr to turn it over the the next Rooney and let the next Rooney hire his people. With Ben leaving its just a good time to change it all, uniforms, replace Steely McBeam with cheerleaders in G-strings, change it all! But bring back the smack mouth run and the steel curtain defensive line! You can’t give up the line scrimmage like we currently do and expect to win games consistently. Go Steelers!Ridiculous statement to make by Tomlin! Gathering information or setting things up for later in the contest. He really said that? Holy shit!
I don't think anyone wants Rudolph to fail, just that we've seen what he has done and don't feel he's a franchise QB or even a guy who can help consistently lead the Steelers to the playoffs. Based on his comments this year, I believe Tomlin wants a QB who can move to extend plays. I think it's one of the reasons they've spent so much time scouting Sam Howell.Didn’t want to start a new thread.
So after next week this is Tomlin’s team. All of Cowher’s players will be retired. I think it’s kind of funny the ones who love Tomlin the most seem to want Rudolph to fail. Personally, I feel Tomlin’s future hinges on Rudolph. Or I guess whichever QB Tomlin decides on. Cowher and the Steelers were almost always competitive with the likes of Neil O’Donnell, Kordell Stewart and Tommy Maddox. It wasn’t until a future hall of famer was drafted that Cowher was able to get over the hump and win a Super Bowl.
Tomlin was handed a Super Bowl caliber team. He won a bowl which his endorsers are quick to point out. But so did Barry Switzer. The next three years will tell us if Tomlin is a good coach or if Roethlisberger hid his deficiencies.
Personally, I hope Rudolph becomes a great QB and I am completely wrong about Tomlin. Because at the end of the day, as Roethlisberger stated, it’s all about winning.