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mesaSteeler
10-27-2009, 06:35 PM
Steelers veterans get rest of the bye week off
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09300/1008697-100.stm

In what is a first for a Steelers coach during a bye, Mike Tomlin has given his players the rest of the week off and will not have them report back to work until Monday.

The exception is that rookies and practice-squad players will report tomorrow and Thursday to work with the coaching staff.

The Steelers (5-2), who have won four in a row, do not play again until Nov. 9, a Monday, in Denver, which means they even have an extra day next week to prepare for the Broncos.

This is the latest the Steelers have had a bye since 1990 --- the first year the NFL implemented the off week --- when they were idle Nov. 11. In 1999, they also had a bye on Oct. 31 after their seventh game.

But Tomlin and former coach Bill Cowher have always required the players to report for at least one or two days of practice or light workouts during a bye week. However, Tomlin met with the players this morning and dismissed them for the rest of the week.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09300/1008697-100.stm#ixzz0VB7QkmCP

(I'm not sure I agree with giving the team the entire week off given the state of our special teams. - mesa)

KartSteel
10-27-2009, 06:50 PM
I agree mesa. The players & coaches that work on special teams should be working on fixing whatever needs to be fixed because Eddie Royal can return one to the house. I don't want that being the difference when we play Denver!!! Get it fixed as soon as possible.

TackleMeBen
10-27-2009, 06:53 PM
i am sure if there are players that need extra work, they were told to get their booties in there and work. tomlin isnt going to let the ST slide. he even said it was bad and will fix whatever it is that needs to be corrected.

fansince'76
10-27-2009, 07:03 PM
Well, we have historically played like shit coming off of bye weeks, so maybe trying this will change it.

TackleMeBen
10-27-2009, 07:05 PM
can we make sure that none of our guys get into any trouble on the bye week?(yes, you know whom i talking about...lol)

ChrisKemoFan
10-27-2009, 07:26 PM
Kinda makes me uncomfortable... but as long as they keep winning, I dont give a ****

Jmat
10-27-2009, 07:40 PM
I have no problem with them being off. The players will appreciate the hell out of the time off at this time of the season and work even harder when they get back.

Fire Haley
10-27-2009, 07:45 PM
Just keep off the arrest reports - this means you Skippy.

AllD
10-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Reed better stay away from alcohol and towel dispensers. He should go volunteer to work with blind kids or do something productive instead of getting wasted and in trouble.

augustashark
10-28-2009, 12:38 AM
I think it is a great idea! Keep them fresh and let some heal up. Let them reflect and come back strong for the 2nd half of the season.

MasterOfPuppets
10-28-2009, 01:12 AM
IMO ....i don't think a few hours this week watching film would hurt....:doh:

TackleMeBen
10-28-2009, 09:51 AM
Just keep off the arrest reports - this means you Skippy.
and stay away from the lawsuits also please :wink02:

MaidenIndiana
10-28-2009, 01:08 PM
Well, we have historically played like shit coming off of bye weeks, so maybe trying this will change it.

You just might have a point there

stlrtruck
10-28-2009, 01:28 PM
Maybe Limas should be considered one of the rookies and report every day this week to work on his routes and hands.

devilsdancefloor
10-28-2009, 01:33 PM
Well, we have historically played like shit coming off of bye weeks, so maybe trying this will change it.

i hope so i dread our bye week lol i know they get extra time to heal or what not, but it seems like we always come out flat & rusty.:noidea::tt04:

im guessing some of the vets took film home with them and when they are relaxing they watch it.

Fire Haley
10-28-2009, 02:55 PM
Well, we have historically played like shit coming off of bye weeks, so maybe trying this will change it.

Steelers are 5-5 coming off bye weeks.


NFL Team Records After Bye.
Results for all teams coming off a bye week.
Overall ATS record from 1993 through 2009: 158-144-3 (52.3%) ..



Philadelphia Eagles 9-2 (81.8%)
Baltimore Ravens 7-2 (77.8%)
***Dallas Cowboys 7-3 (70.0%)
Denver Broncos 7-3 (70.0%)
New York Jets 7-3 (70.0%)
Minnesota Vikings 7-3 (70.0%)
***Washington Redskins 7-3 (70.0%)
Buffalo Bills 5-3-1 (62.5%)
San Diego Chargers 5-3 (62.5%)
New England Patriots 6-4 (60.0%)
St Louis Rams 6-4 (60.0%)
Tennessee Titans 6-4 (60.0%)
Kansas City Chiefs 5-4 (55.6%)
Miami Dolphins 5-4-1 (55.6%)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5-4 (55.6%)
Carolina Panthers 6-5 (54.5%)
Arizona Cardinals 5-5 (50.0%)
***Chicago Bears 5-5 (50.0%)
Cleveland Browns 4-4 (50.0%)
Green Bay Packers 5-5 (50.0%)
Houston Texans 3-3-1 (50.0%)
Pittsburgh Steelers 5-5 (50.0%)
Detroit Lions 4-5 (44.4%)
Jacksonville Jaguars 4-5 (44.4%)
Indianapolis Colts 4-6 (40.0%)
***New York Giants 4-6 (40.0%)
Oakland Raiders 4-6 (40.0%)
San Francisco 49ers 4-6 (40.0%)
Atlanta Falcons 4-7 (36.4%)
New Orleans Saints 3-7 (30.0%)
Cincinnati Bengals 2-7 (22.2%)
Seattle Seahawks 1-9 (10.0%)