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Old 01-23-2007, 10:08 AM   #11
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Default Re: Ron Cook: Were others 'ruled' out by Rooney?

You know, I love the PG, but Cook and Bouchettte are really a bunch of cranky old guys who are rarely happy about anything the Steelers do.
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Old 01-23-2007, 10:36 AM   #12
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You know, I love the PG, but Cook and Bouchettte are really a bunch of cranky old guys who are rarely happy about anything the Steelers do.
Add Bob Smizik to the mix and you have the recipe for........

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

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Old 01-23-2007, 12:51 PM   #13
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Default Re: Ron Cook: Were others 'ruled' out by Rooney?

Heh.. sad but true. Collier is the only one who can summon up some positivity. I hope his next column has something about our new coach in it.
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #14
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Default Ron Cook...HUSH

When you sanitize the media surrounding the Tomlin hire everything I want to read and hear is there.

"Born to coach" "great communicator" etc. blah blah blah.

Dude goes from being a long shot straight to the winner's circle. Money is always a factor but I don't see it as the primary factor here. The thought of Russ Grimm as Head Coach didn't exactly excite me. Quite the opposite.

TOMLIN QUOTE: "Xs and Os can be overrated at times," he said. "We will be fundamentalists in our approach and we will put guys in position to execute and execute at a high level."

Sounds like lip service but I think he really means it.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:32 PM   #15
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I think he is trying to stir up a little poo here.
I agree. His job is to sell newspapers and what helps them sell? Controversy.
But like Tomlin said in the interview, (paraphrase) the Rooney Rule may have got me in the door but I do not think it got me the job. I thought it was a stupid question to ask. He also asked something about being the first black coach for the Steelers and said something to the effect of I can't wait for the day we can get past that.
I am cheering for him and I would not be surprised by the time his first contract is up we are the first team to win 6 SB.
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Default Re: Ron Cook: Were others 'ruled' out by Rooney?

From the Ed Bouchette chat transcript today:

herewego: Where does Cook get off insulting the Rooneys, Tomlin and the entire city with that article today?

Ed Bouchette: Well, he's a columnist and he writes his opinion, first of all. I don't know that he insulted any one, he wrote something that probably many people are thinking.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07023/756136-66.stm[/url]

In my opinion, race did not play a part in the hiring of Mike Tomlin. I honestly believe the Rooney's chose Tomlin because they feel he is the right man for the job.

At the same time, I don't blame Cook for typing up an artical stating his opinion (part of job) and bringing up a topic in which I'm sure a good number of people are wondering about. Personally, I see absolutely no problem with it. While I have disagreed with Cook in the past, I don't believe this is some type of "media conspiracy" in order to sell more papers. I think it's a legitimate question/point to raise and I found the article interesting.

As for Bouchette's opinion on Mike Tomlin (seems happy to me):

buckeyeofsteel: What is your general initial impression of Mike Tomlin, and do you think that the team's goal of making it to Glendale in 2008 is realistic?

Ed Bouchette: Like everyone else who has known him or met him, Tomlin is an impressive man. He's energetic, bright, speaks well, knows his audience and has a sense of humor. Of course the Super Bowl is realistic for this team. They won it last February and were 15-1 the year before. Did you see where Tomlin called last season a "failure," the first time I've heard that from anyone inside the Steelers organization.

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Default Re: Ron Cook: Were others 'ruled' out by Rooney?

I had not picked up the "failure" quote until I read it in the Ed.B. chat - wonder if AJR II and his Dad asked candidiates what they thought about last season and Tomlin used those terms while Grimm & Whiz could not.

I am highly confident AJR II and Dan Rooney agree with Tomlin's description of last season - I know I do.
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Default Re: Ron Cook: Were others 'ruled' out by Rooney?

I hope Tomlin is here 25 years and we win 5 Super Bowls in the process. I hope that was hired because he was the best candidate. Frankly, I think it's sad that skin color even had to be a factor at all in this...which is why I don't like the Rooney rule one bit. It creates controversy where otherwise there would be none.

If we want to be a truly colorblind society, we need to quit emphasizing our differences.
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Let's make this simple.

Ron Cooke = media = lack of credibility = unintelligent when it comes to making comments
Exactly, like i said before, Pittsburgh has the worst sportswriters in the country. God forbid if we were the Browns or Bungles.
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