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tony hipchest
12-15-2009, 11:07 AM
http://news.steelers.com/article/73526/

"We are very excited to announce that Mike Tomlin has accepted the position of head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers," said Steelers President Art Rooney II. "Mike emerged as our top choice from a pool of several very qualified candidates that we interviewed. I think Mike's core beliefs are a good match for our organization and the way we want to approach the game of football."

Mike Tomlin is first and foremost, a good person. That is the first test that you have to pass and Mike certainly passed that test with flying colors. I think in addition to that, Mike's core values are a good match for our organization. Mike wants to play the kind of football that has been the kind of football that the Pittsburgh Steelers have played and he will bring that approach to our team and I think he will play the kind of football that Steelers fans have come to appreciate through the years. So without further adieu, I am very pleased to introduce the next coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Mike Tomlin.

"We feel Mike Tomlin is the ideal person to uphold the strong history and tradition of Steelers football," said Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney. "Mike possesses the qualities we were looking for as the leader of our team, and we look forward to working with him for many years to come."

What kind of offense would you like to see?



Mike Tomlin: A fundamentalist football team that wins by attrition, that is mentally and physically tough. Of course, it is no secret in the National Football League that in order to win you have to stop the run and you have to run the ball effectively. I think to be general, that is what our football team will be about.


I am not a very patient person. I don't know anybody that is successful in this business from a coaching standpoint that is very patient.

i am curious about mike tomlins presser/ sirius interview today and whether he re-commits to steelers football.

Hayeksheroes
12-15-2009, 11:10 AM
Tomlin said all the right things. He was being diplomatic. Give him a chance. Tomlin will now how to prove his worth to pull the Steelers out of a hole. I will stick with the guy at least through next year.

The only thing that worries me is that Tomlin says things and then does the opposite. I hope that is not a trend.

Shoes
12-15-2009, 11:31 AM
Let us know how that interview went Tony. While I'm troubled by what I have seen and heard from Mike T, I have full trust that the Rooney's won't let this get out of control. This is Mike's first real test of this kind. He's young and I'm sure intimidated at times but he'll get his sea legs.... Iron sharpens Iron......and maybe a house cleaning will be what the doctor ordered since he was left with things that didn't have his print on.

tony hipchest
01-06-2010, 08:08 PM
still wondering if there will be a re-commitment to steelers football. if not mike is proving to be VERY patient.

Psyychoward86
01-06-2010, 08:54 PM
This is his first time being buried under true pressure. Let's see how he responds.

lionslicer
01-06-2010, 08:59 PM
This is Tomlins first non-playoff birth year. Every coach, not matter how good will have years he doesn't make the playoffs, and have years his defense sucks, and have years his offense sucks. Its the nature of the game.

Glace
01-06-2010, 09:31 PM
Translation = "uhh...this will....uhh....make....uhh....steelers fans....uhhh....love me...uhh..."

I wish the writers would put it in the articles and Q&A's how many times he says "uhh" when speaking....

tony hipchest
01-06-2010, 09:48 PM
I wish the writers would put it in the articles and Q&A's how many times he says "uhh" when speaking....

actually my six year old girl pointed that out 2 weeks ago when we were driving somewhere and listening to his weekly spot on sirius.

she then critisized another former gm who was a guest a few days later and doing the same thing.

she is very articulate and well spoken (sometimes, seemingly, to a " chatty patty" fault) :blah:

Glace
01-06-2010, 10:43 PM
actually my six year old girl pointed that out 2 weeks ago when we were driving somewhere and listening to his weekly spot on sirius.

she then critisized another former gm who was a guest a few days later and doing the same thing.

she is very articulate and well spoken (sometimes, seemingly, to a " chatty patty" fault) :blah:

For the record, I think Tomlin is pretty well-spoken himself.

As many times as he fits "uhh" into a sentence kinda dumbs him down a bit though.


And I'm just picking on the guy. I don't want this to be construed as me calling him an idiot or anything.

Vincent
01-06-2010, 10:45 PM
For the record, I think Tomlin is pretty well-spoken himself.

There are a number of things one might say about MT. "Well spoken" isn't one of them.

casteeler
01-06-2010, 11:12 PM
Tomlin took over a football team in the top 5 in a lot of peoples opinions, " rode the wave" and when things finally got tough he didn't exactly pass the test.I may be beating a dead horse but the run has been total abandoned and smashmouth football is out the window.With the news of Arians staying in town and the need to rebuild the offensive line plus revamp the defensive secondary there is a LOT to accomplish in the offseason.Our team is very capable of great things in 2010!

El-Gonzo Jackson
01-06-2010, 11:58 PM
Yeah, I remember loving the "run the ball and stop the run" mentality when he was hired. Then I was confused when his OC was saying...."you can get 4 yards passing the ball just as easily as 4 yards rushing the ball". Seemed to contradict a bit. :noidea:

tony hipchest
01-07-2010, 12:39 AM
good thing the 'pony backfield' has fooled so many opponents. it has been about as effective as the "wildcat".

im almost sure it will take the nfl by storm next season.