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Old 02-23-2007, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default One think I've noticed about Tomlin...

In interviews, he tends to say either "men" or "people" rather than "players".

To me, this speaks volumes about why he is liked so much and why I have such strong good feelings about him. Out here as fans we get to thinking about the people as players, as game pieces; he never forgets that they are men that will depend on each other physically, mentally and emotionally for the next several years. I believe that that will be one of the reasons for his success. It's how you get people pulling for you.


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Old 02-23-2007, 09:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: One think I've noticed about Tomlin...

i like his approach too, especially where dealing with people is involved. its a far cry from parcells calling terry glen "she" or constantly referring to TO as "the player".

i think the steelers will respond to this and quickly respect him for it. (not that they didnt respond to cowher or his approach)
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: One think I've noticed about Tomlin...

I think it speaks volumes and I do agree with putting so much stock into character when it come to players. But on the other hand and I remember last year having this same type of conversation with members on this site "you don't want a bunch of choir boys either".

But with Adam "Pacman" Jones again getting into trouble and the 9 Bengals that have been arrested in the last year or so. I think character has to count even more.
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
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Default Re: One think I've noticed about Tomlin...

Didn't Cowher have this 'friendly' approach too?

Or did he refer to them as chess pieces?

My guess would be the former, but I could be wrong.

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Default Re: One think I've noticed about Tomlin...

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Didn't Cowher have this 'friendly' approach too?

Or did he refer to them as chess pieces?

My guess would be the former, but I could be wrong.

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Yeah, Cowher was friendly, right up until he gave you a spit shower on national television for blowing a play... until last year when the retirement alien took his body!
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Yeah, Cowher was friendly, right up until he gave you a spit shower on national television for blowing a play... until last year when the retirement alien took his body!


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That image will stay in the 'Burghs mind for awhile. In any case, I feel pretty good with Tomlin as HC, for now.

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Didn't Cowher have this 'friendly' approach too?

Or did he refer to them as chess pieces?
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nah, youre correct. tomlins approach reminds me alot of cowhers. he will be a hard ass, but definitely know that treating the men like men is gonna be the best, most effective way to go.

i almost think he got the job over both in house assistants because he reminded the rooneys most of cowher.
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Default Re: One think I've noticed about Tomlin...

in my opinion there is a lot to get excited about when it comes to coach tomlin. i was worried at first. however, the more i read about this guy the more i am excited to see what he does this season. i think the rooney's did there usual and picked a standout guy to take the helm.
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in my opinion there is a lot to get excited about when it comes to coach tomlin. i was worried at first. however, the more i read about this guy the more i am excited to see what he does this season. i think the rooney's did there usual and picked a standout guy to take the helm.
That last rated pass defense still concerns me though. The Steelers have had a major weakness in the secondary since the end of the Rod Woodson days.
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