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Old 10-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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Benching the 3rd string running back isnt a stretch.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #12
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Benching the 3rd string running back isnt a stretch.
I'd like to see him play ahead of Redman.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #13
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seems to be the young guys Tomlin likes to put in his dog house - some of these "still awesome vets" need to be taken down 1 1/2 pegs imo
Might cause too many problems in the locker room with those veteran egos.
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He had four drops last season.
His drops and running the wrong route cost us a SB title against GB.

Last season he disappeared completely in the second half of the season.

Last night, he left 14 to 21 points out on the field with his drops. That did not need to be a close game.

If he wants Fitz money, he better catch the damn ball when it bounces off his hands.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:53 PM   #15
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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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Old 10-23-2012, 04:02 PM   #16
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Benching the 3rd string running back isnt a stretch.
Throw in the possibility that there may be practice /attitude / preparation issues we don't know about.
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Default Re: Tomlin benched Dwyer for fumbling

Wallace was raw in the SB, can not blame him for veteran F ups.

Blame him for other drops etc, but the SB was not his fault.

If the Great Ike Taylor who needs Clarks help all game long isn't benched after 6 games, than no one should ever be benched again in the NFL. No player ever has had such a piss porr stretch along with a piss poor attitude.

Dwyer earned another dedicated start. If tomlin doesn;t give him it than something is wrong with the coaching mentality this year.
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Steelers' Jonathan Dwyer's rise forces tough decisions

By Marc Sessler
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Published: Oct. 24, 2012

The Pittsburgh Steelers have struggled to run the ball this season, but Jonathan Dwyer's breakout performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night offers hope.

Dwyer's 122 yards on the ground was the most by a Steelers back in more than a year, but the third-year pro knows who's boss in Pittsburgh. Rashard Mendenhall is close to returning from an Achilles' injury and Isaac Redman (ankle) is on his way back, too. Dwyer won't stand in their way.

"If they were to be back, I have no problem," Dwyer told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "He (Mendenhall) is the starter and he's earned that here. All I tried to do Sunday was solidify myself as a player."

Coach Mike Tomlin said Dwyer is "evolving as a player and as a person," and beat writer Mark Kaboly believes the young back might eventually take over the starting role if he continues to shine over the final 10 games of the season.

Mendenhall's in the final year of his rookie deal. The Steelers are paying him $2 million this year, and might shy away from a big second contract for a running back coming off knee surgery.

Dwyer will be a restricted free agent in 2013 and the Steelers have decisions to make in their backfield. Pittsburgh is targeted to land as high as $15 million over the salary cap heading into next season, and somebody won't be back. It's a subplot to keep an eye on in the Steel City.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...ough-decisions
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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....
total chickenshit manuever to act like you are in charge..........please
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His drops and running the wrong route cost us a SB title against GB.

Last season he disappeared completely in the second half of the season.

Last night, he left 14 to 21 points out on the field with his drops. That did not need to be a close game.

If he wants Fitz money, he better catch the damn ball when it bounces off his hands.
Don't get me wrong. I think he's a one-trick pony and I don't want the Steelers to drop $10+M a year on him, but he's not Terrell Owens re: drops.
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