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Old 09-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #1
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Is Mike Tomlin is a poor excuse for a coach?
Steelers Q&A with Ed Bouchette
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Question: Isn't it obvious yet that Mike Tomlin is a poor excuse for a coach? His first two drafts stunk and the defense is showing its age now that Troy's out. The players won the Super Bowl, not the coach; extending Tomlin's contract will mean the competitive death of this team.

John Hardaway, Locust Grove, Va.

BOUCHETTE: I wondered how long it would take for this kind of reaction. Three games after his team won the Super Bowl in his second season and you want to run him out of town? His first team also won the division despite a spate of injuries. The Steelers are 1-2, having lost both games by three points, one in overtime, both on the road. Plus, his first two drafts -- they are not solely his drafts, by the way, they do have scouts and a personnel department -- did not stink. The first draft under his tenure included linebackers Lawrence Timmons and LaMarr Woodley, who contributed greatly to that No. 1 defense and a Super Bowl victory last season. So too did current starting corner William Gay. He's also the one who installed James Harrison as a starter, and all Harrison did was set the Steelers' sack record and earn NFL defensive player of the year. I'd say that Tomlin has been a resounding success and the Steelers remained thrilled with their choice of him as their head coach.

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:49 PM   #2
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All righty then....... John Hardaway, we know your on this forum somewhere!
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no.

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Already posted my friend.

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=39534
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What I don't understand is why people keep on saying his first draft stunk. I think that was a great draft.

If someone feels the 2007 draft stunk, please explain.
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Look, I know I'm a Ravens fan (and a former Baltimore Colts fan) with a long and deep, loathesome rivalry with the Steelers, but Jesus H. Christ, enough is enough! The Steelers went 12-4 in 2008 playing the most difficult schedule in the NFL, won a Division Title and went on to win the Super Bowl.

Now, in 2009, they are 1-2 after beating the Titans and dropping two straight but close games to Cincinnati and Chicago. Yes, the Steelers gave up the winning points in the 4th quarter in non-typical Steelers fashion, but sometimes that happens.

Listen and heed my advice: start worrying if they fall to 1-4 or 2-5. But right now, at 1-2, the sky is not falling. Boy, if most of you lived in Cleveland or Detroit the suicide rate would be close to 58.975%.

And BTW, I think Tomlin is a helluva coach.
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Look, I know I'm a Ravens fan (and a former Baltimore Colts fan) with a long and deep, loathesome rivalry with the Steelers, but Jesus H. Christ, enough is enough! The Steelers went 12-4 in 2008 playing the most difficult schedule in the NFL, won a Division Title and went on to win the Super Bowl.

Now, in 2009, they are 1-2 after beating the Titans and dropping two straight but close games to Cincinnati and Chicago. Yes, the Steelers gave up the winning points in the 4th quarter in non-typical Steelers fashion, but sometimes that happens.

Listen and heed my advice: start worrying if they fall to 1-4 or 2-5. But right now, at 1-2, the sky is not falling. Boy, if most of you lived in Cleveland or Detroit the suicide rate would be close to 58.975%.

And BTW, I think Tomlin is a helluva coach.
About 99.9% of Steelers fans feel the same way you do about Tomlin. I love him as a coach.
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Look, I know I'm a Ravens fan (and a former Baltimore Colts fan) with a long and deep, loathesome rivalry with the Steelers, but Jesus H. Christ, enough is enough! The Steelers went 12-4 in 2008 playing the most difficult schedule in the NFL, won a Division Title and went on to win the Super Bowl.

Now, in 2009, they are 1-2 after beating the Titans and dropping two straight but close games to Cincinnati and Chicago. Yes, the Steelers gave up the winning points in the 4th quarter in non-typical Steelers fashion, but sometimes that happens.

Listen and heed my advice: start worrying if they fall to 1-4 or 2-5. But right now, at 1-2, the sky is not falling. Boy, if most of you lived in Cleveland or Detroit the suicide rate would be close to 58.975%.

And BTW, I think Tomlin is a helluva coach.


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What he said, sorry.
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