Originally Posted by Riddle_Of_Steel
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....
and ben shoulda been immediately cut for his indiscretions.
theres a number of people here that dont seem to get it that players are held to different standards.
it doesnt matter who agrees or disagrees, its just how it is.
while im a huge fan of football, i think thursday night football for 16 weeks is lame. im not gonna sit around and harp on it every day though like some people do with ike taylor (theyre jused pissed last 2 years whipping boy, william gay, is gone).
ike is our starting cb who covers the opponents best wr and has built a lucrative career doing so. he has paid his dues, and believe it or not WAS benched back in 2006 for substandard play. people wanted him fired back then.
mike wallace was our #1 wr and believe it or not the team came into this season with all intentions of keeping him long term. you dont bench him for a single bad game.
max starks could give up 4 sacks in the next 2 games and he WONT be benched, yet you guys would be the first ones hollering for him to be benched in favor of some slapdick like jon scott or beachum (yeah starks has paid his dues, been demoted, been released and trashed by fans).
dwyer is a 3rd string RB who is freaking lucky to still be on the squad. we coulda kept john clay over his ass. he still hasnt lived up to the supposed 1st-2nd round talent he had coming out of college and as soon as he gets his opportunity (he's been pretty much fat and injured up until the raiders game) he puts the rock on the ground.
it seems he is turning the corner, but make no mistake, he is lucky baron batch screwed the pooch with his 2 costly mistakes in the past 2 games. tomlin did dwyer a favor just like cowher did for ike, and tomlin did for holmes benching him the year he was SB MVP. hell, even jerome bettis was demoted before he was traded from the rams.
you all should take a break from the hating and whining, and take a lesson from how some of the greatest coaches have coached the game and their players.
in the NFL you dont win with a bunch back ups just because youre angry and want to prove a point.
admit it... y'all thought tommy maddox was going to lead the steelers to a superbowl title, didnt cha?