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Old 09-09-2007, 11:00 PM   #11
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in other news tomlin is black. and im sure at an annoyingly high amount to some.



anyways wisconsinsteelersfan had a much better observation about tomlins use of the word "men". i think i will go read that post again and forget i ever read this thread.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:29 PM   #12
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Better then calling them yinzers!
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:25 AM   #13
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Tomlin sees the use of the word "men" as his way of respecting his players. Treat them like grown men, address them as such, and they will behave accordingly. I agree with a previous poster -- we'll be lucky if it's the worst thing we ever find to say about him!

Tomlin brings a corporate "team-building" mentality to coaching, and you'll hear lots of canned-sounding things come out of his mouth; his own brand of coachspeak, I guess. But hey, if it works, and this team will run through a wall for him, then babble on!!
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:04 PM   #14
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Smizik obviously is drinking the Tomlin Kool-Aid

This is one cool guy, who understands football, the men who play it and the NFL in general.

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Old 09-10-2007, 01:19 PM   #15
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Whatever Tomlin is bringing is a breath of fresh air to a team that was used to the same system of doing things....not that it was a bad system because it wasn't...but I do think a change needed to be made to wake some players up.

I don't care what Tomlin calls them, but "Men" is a good place to start.
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in other news tomlin is black. and im sure at an annoyingly high amount to some.



anyways wisconsinsteelersfan had a much better observation about tomlins use of the word "men". i think i will go read that post again and forget i ever read this thread.



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fire tomlin. he does that thing with his lips as well. i am so annoyed about the overuse of the word "men".

and just another observation:

did anyone ever notice cowher spit alot?

I know...and the general consensus, at least among the players, was that it was annoying!



And, don't get me wrong, I like that he refers to them as men because that's what they are. It's a more respectful word for a group of grown pros. He just repeats it enough for it to stand out to me.
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he call them men now.. what till the lose to baltimore, then he will call them women
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I've thought about this, because it's repetitive enough to be noticeable. Given his background at William & Mary, it seems out of place, but I think I may know the culprit for his use of the that word-- his very first job coaching was at Virginia Military Institute as the wide receivers coach. VMI is military protocol first, athletics a distant second. I went to high school with an all-region wrestler and football player who went there, and he became hard as nails while a cadet.

I'll bet the head coach there referred to his players as "men" strictly, and that Tomlin picked it up there. Just a guess on my part.
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