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Old 08-30-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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You can't blame Dixon too much. I blame Tomlin for the poor performance. He threw too many curveballs at Dixon. Apparently, Tomlin has been switching around the rookie receivers, Sanders to flanker for example, which is fine when you have Ben in there. But why do that to Dixon?

Arians wants Dixon to stay in the pocket more and check down. If the receivers are running the wrong routes, what can Dixon do?

Dixon needs to be Dixon. Let him run. Let him throw to receivers who run the designed routes, and tell him to throw the ball away if no one is open in the red zone.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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So how is it Tomlin's fault if the receivers were running the wrong route? It's Tomlin's job to sort these things out and see how guys perform under pressure.

Dixon made a lot of rookie mistakes in my opinion...as did a lot of the receivers. The coach can't play the game for them.
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Old 08-30-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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So how is it Tomlin's fault if the receivers were running the wrong route? It's Tomlin's job to sort these things out and see how guys perform under pressure.

Dixon made a lot of rookie mistakes in my opinion...as did a lot of the receivers. The coach can't play the game for them.
Oh, no... she becomes a mod and immediately starts blaming the players.

No, not a great showing by the WRs. I will say this, however: the coaches might want to revisit this whole "Let's throw more of the playbook at the rooks and switch their positions and see how they do" fantasy. As I recall, most if not all of our great receivers (Hines, Plax, Holmes and now Wallace) learned one and only one position their first years, and they turned out alright.

If I remember correctly, Randle El learned all sorts of stuff, mostly gadgets, which was cool, but quite honestly he was never a "great" receiver. He was also a QB, and these two are pure receivers.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:09 PM   #4
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Leave the Option for College Football, Tom-Tom. Please don't kill Dixon's career as a QB with bad 4th down playcalling.
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Default Re: Tomlin shows he's a rookie coach

I thought you were going to point out the personal fouls and last week's Ike fight. Dixon's play is on Dixon, his teammates, and the OC. The lack of discipline is on Tomlin. But not sure how you can call him a rookie...this is his 4th season as head coach. Any mistakes he makes now have nothing to do with being green...he's either good, or he's not. Considering two division titles, a SB victory, and 9-7 as his worst performance so far, I'll stick with him over most coaches in the NFL.
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You can't blame Dixon too much. I blame Tomlin for the poor performance. He threw too many curveballs at Dixon. Apparently, Tomlin has been switching around the rookie receivers, Sanders to flanker for example, which is fine when you have Ben in there. But why do that to Dixon?

Arians wants Dixon to stay in the pocket more and check down. If the receivers are running the wrong routes, what can Dixon do?

Dixon needs to be Dixon. Let him run. Let him throw to receivers who run the designed routes, and tell him to throw the ball away if no one is open in the red zone.
Disagree with you on this. If Dixon wants to be a starter for the 1st 4 games, he got his chance and he failed. You think he's going to have it easy in a real game. The D is going to throw all kinds of S*** at him. He needs to read and react. He had all day to make the horrid decision on that INT in the endzone. WTF. You throw that away every time and take 3.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:55 PM   #7
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I will say this, however: the coaches might want to revisit this whole "Let's throw more of the playbook at the rooks and switch their positions and see how they do" fantasy. As I recall, most if not all of our great receivers (Hines, Plax, Holmes and now Wallace) learned one and only one position their first years, and they turned out alright.

Normally, I'd agree with you. (Big shock, I know. )

But I think in this case we have an abundance of receivers, and the coaches are having a heck of a time trying to decide who to keep. It may now come down to who shows the most versatility at the position.

As for the title of this thread, and .

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Tomlin is the only rookie head coach to win a Super Bowl as a head coach. that feat will never be accomplished again.
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Wow. The negativity. Whats going to happen when we lose a game that actually counts? *GASP*
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Some of you guys would BITCH if they hung you with a new rope.
I am SURE GLAD y'all ain't got nothing to do with coaching this team
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