Originally Posted by lionslicer
Just so you know, that run back in the superbowl by Harrison was Tomlins fault... a couple days befor ethe superbowl, he couldn't sleep because of what he saw in practice when players would get an interception, no one would block, so he made that an issue the next practice, and since then every steeler interception has had players get around them and block... Sometime Tomlin taught the Bucs in 2002 to help have the highest scoring defense ever.
They are both good coaches, but Tomlin is more of a motivator while Whiz is a strategist. Tomlin is also one to keep his negative comments in the locker room, and on the field and during practice he's usually extremely loud and emotional and thats what works. And I'm glad he doesn't say anything that gets himself in trouble with the Media or Players and vice versa. Teams don't need distractions.
This his style of coaching, and its winning. I think he needs to work on better communication with the Roonies and the GM about players and coaching staff, but other than that he's done a fine and dandy job in Pittsburgh.
And this is exactly the point. He has good strategies and good ideas, however he can't seem to close games normally. Get a damn fullback and close the damn game if you have too. Cowher use to do this with the lousiest QB's in the history of the game with smaller leads. Tomlin says impose your will. GOOD, impose it in the 4th. Even if you dont score, kill 5 or 6 min of time so the other team can not have time to score 3 TDs in a quarter.
The loss to the saints was player error, Health fumbled at the worse time. Against the Ravens, the offensive line went off sides twice at the worst time and jacked up field position at the end and the Ravens made them pay.
I am worried about a redux of last year. And I am doubly worried about what happen in the Super Bowl. Big Ben saved the steelers numerous times in 2008. And up 20-7 with 12 min left, if Big ben wasnt on fire at the end, that would have been a horrible loss. With our kicker sucking this year, the pressure is even worse...