Originally Posted by madtowndrunkard
Why wouldn't they out perform the Tomlin lead steelers?
IMO they have the skills to improve on the things that need improving...Leadership being number 1. I think these guys would truly have accountability and I think these guys would bring what's been lacking... consistency and precision.
Our team has lacked focus... they are not detail orientated at all... I think these guys would be. We are mistake prone and not efficient. I think these candidates would be guys that will prepare the players to win. I also think these guys would not cost us games due to ill advised decisions. They all have skills.. What is Mike Tomlin's expertise? Leadership? Offense? Defense? X's and O's ? Can anyone answer that about our HC?
IMO we are a playoff caliber team that is playing beneath our ability...as a team. Defensively we are fine... offensive efficiency, ST's, and game decisions have been poor...and that's been the issue for some time now. Sure Cowher's teams were never offensive juggernauts... but they were efficient... they didn't make crucial mistakes once we got a good QB....and you had faith come game time the coach wasn't going to do something stupid on a regular basis.
Tomlins expertise is defense, specifically defensive backs. I'm just not sure that firing a coach that has had back to back 12-4 seasons and has been to the SB twice and winning one is an entirely bright move.
How much of the onus is on Tomlin for poor execution? These are highly paid professional players and in my opinion its up to them to have themselves ready both physically and mentally on game day. Now I will concede that Tomlin has made some real bone headed mistakes during some games, but not the tune of being fired. At least not in my opinion anyways.
I am however concerned about this teams overall health the last few years, a lot of soft tissue injuries, which seem to point to overall conditioning. So maybe there is something there to be fixed. Hopefully Tomlin will address our training staff this off-season.