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Old 07-27-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Tomlin is learning!

At the end of this article I read http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/...-Questions.php

Is this little gem here.

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Last year, the Steelers spent four full weeks in Latrobe. They will spend only three weeks there this summer before returning to their Pittsburgh practice complex, and one of the those weeks is a short one due to a Thursday exhibition game in Toronto on Aug. 14.
"There are less two-a-days. There are less days," Tomlin said. "There is a little less of everything, and for a lot of reasons."

You know... I like this guy more and more!!
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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Last year I understand why he held such a tough training camp. There was a new sherriff in town and he wanted EVERYONE to know things would be different with him in charge.

He saw that it wore on the players last year and now he's going to make it easier. They all know this isn't going to be anything like Bill Cowher's Steelers anymore so he doesn't have to be as much of a hardass.
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Old 07-27-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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What was very disapointing to me was that every aspect of the Steelers game got worse from start to finish last year ( not including Big Ben). I've never seen that in a Steeler team. I understand there was some injurys and what not, but Mike has a lot to prove. I'm not a basher, just a realist. I hope Tomlin is here and successful for years to come!
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What was very disapointing to me was that every aspect of the Steelers game got worse from start to finish last year ( not including Big Ben). I've never seen that in a Steeler team.
1983 - 9-2 start, 1-4 finish, topped off by a 38-10 humiliation at the hands of the Raiders in a one-and-done playoff exit, and that happened under a 15-year veteran HoF-bound HC, not a 1st-year greenhorn like Tomlin was last year. I've seen a lot worse than last year.

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Old 07-27-2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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People around these parts are still hung up on Cowher.

My reply: "Who the hell is Bill Cowher? Mike Tomlin is my Coach!"
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There was an extra week of TC last year because we had a new head coach. There was just more of everything because of a new coach and it just did them in.

On to this year........
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What was very disapointing to me was that every aspect of the Steelers game got worse from start to finish last year ( not including Big Ben). I've never seen that in a Steeler team. I understand there was some injurys and what not, but Mike has a lot to prove. I'm not a basher, just a realist. I hope Tomlin is here and successful for years to come!
We had more than "some injuries". We had two Pro Bowl defensive players injured, plus Ryan Clark, one of the most underrated players in the NFL, and Fast Willie went down in the Rams game.

Chuck Noll couldn't have overcome that.
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1983 - 9-2 start, 1-4 finish, topped off by a 38-10 humiliation at the hands of the Raiders in a one-and-done playoff exit, and that happened under a 15-year veteran HoF-bound HC, not a 1st-year greenhorn like Tomlin was last year. I've seen a lot worse than last year.
Yep

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7-4 and then lose the last 5 starting with the Thanksgiving Day "coin flip" game

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5-3 and then lose 5 out of the last 6 to finish 6-10 (starting that skid with a loss at home to the1st year expansion Browns) - that season almost got Cowher fired

Tomlin had to come in and put the Cowher era out of the vets heads last season after the 2006 "victory lap" season in which the team was not ready to play until November 2006 and vets such as Faneca and Ward were bitching about the hiring decision - no doubt now who is in charge
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I was amazed we almost pulled off a comeback win over the Jags in the playoff game with what we were down to. If you look at our injury list from last year, you'll just shake your head.
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Don't remember those seasons? Here's a more recent example...

2006- Coming off a Super Bowl victory, the team started out 2-6, losing to the 2-14 Raiders, and getting hammered 58-7 in both blowout games versus the Ravens. And remembering how embarrassing that was.
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