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Old 10-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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Default Re: Tomlin benched Dwyer for fumbling

Coach Mike Tomlin didn’t hide his displeasure that Jonathan Dwyer’s lost fumble cost the Steelers a valuable possession during their last-second loss Sept. 23 in Oakland.

So Tomlin delivered a message to Dwyer, and made certain his teammates knew about it, too.

According to right guard Ramon Foster, Tomlin posted on the team meeting room message board that Dwyer wouldn’t play the next week against Philadelphia. Tomlin also held him out of the Tennessee game.

For Dwyer, it was one fumble and two games lost.

“Coach put it on the board for everyone to know that he wasn’t playing that weekend,” Foster said after Dwyer ran for 122 yards in his first career start, the Steelers’ 24-17 win Sunday night in Cincinnati. “I’m glad to see him respond.”

While I am a huge fan of Tomlin's-- I thought this was fxxking lame.

Bench a guy for one, single fumble, but not Ike Taylor, who has been the MVP for the other team that last month or so.

If Dwyer gets two games for one fumble-- how many should Wallace have to sit out for dropping at least 2 easy TD catches and 4 drops overall in one night?

Come on now, Mike....
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