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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
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Periodically, I write something where the motivation is strictly cathartic. The Manifesto falls into that category. Ironically, the catalyst for that 200+ page rant was Third & Fuckin' 6 vs. Jacksonville in the Wild Card Round following the '07 season. And now, an even decade letter, I'm back again, writing, per definition, to "provide psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions," following yet another playoff loss to the Jaguars at Heinz Field. Bottom line? If you don't want to read this, don't....'cuz it's not for you asshats; it's for me!

I'm not going to swear off watching Steeler football, or the NFL, or predict that once #7 retires, I'm going to be a football recluse. Nope, I'm too old to make such a commitment. As our old pal (to some), Still Mill, had emblazoned on Stillers.com...."It's not just a team; it's a way of life." I'll be the first to admit, and I'm open to all of your various unflattering diagnoses on this, my identity is too wrapped up in my Pittsburgh Steeler fandom for me to let go, forged as a 10-year old, sitting alone in the Pitt Stadium endzone, absent any adult supervision, rooting for a rag-tag bunch, the dregs of the NFL, along with 19,000 of my best friends. It was there that I maintained loyalty as Tommy Wade threw seven interceptions against the Philadelphia Iggles, relieved by Bill Nelson, who threw two more. It was there that I saw in driving rain, Steelers down four touchdowns to the Washington Redskins, not leaving my seat until nine seconds remained. It was there that I witnessed the busloads of drunken bulbous-nosed Clevelanders, hanging out the windows, promising to deliver shock and awe upon the winless Pittsburgh Steelers. It was there that I saw these same winless Steelers, beat the equally winless Iggles in 1969, ensuring that they would not pick first in the upcoming draft, taking Joe Who from North Texas State instead.

Anyway, I'm sure that come the first Sunday after Labor Day this year, I'll be firing up my NFL Sunday Ticket, for which I'll shell out about three bills again. I'll be saying once again that Mike Tomlin will NEVER beat Bill Belichick in a game of any consequence, qualifying that remark by saying that if they do battle in January, I'll be believing once again. And, as I've oft-said, like Charlie Brown with that little bitch Lucy, I was believing all the way until mere seconds remained yesterday, convinced that our Steelers were going to get another shot at the Belichickians in that hellhole on Route 1 next Sunday, convincing myself that it would be a different outcome this time.

Here's the deal with Belichick. To me, he earned his chops by alerting the officials pre-game of the '01 AFCCG that Steelers gunner Troy Edwards, for whom they had way over-reached with a #1 pick, had a penchant for running out of bounds while covering punts. Steelers coach Bill Cowher had either never noticed this or chosen not to do anything about it. We know what happened. Flagged after a booming Josh Miller kick, the Steelers than allowed the other Troy, Patriot Troy Brown, to take the re-kick to the house for the opening score of that championship game loss.

Fast forward to this weekend. While Mike Tomlin is signing off on two of the worst 4th & inches calls in history, demonstrated his in-game dumfuckedness once again by opting for the lowest of low percentage onside kicks, rather than calling upon his defense to roll and three and out, and assorted other clock error goodies, Bill Belichick was instructing his charges that when facing 3rd or 4th down with less than five yards to go, make sure you react to any perceived encroachment on the part of the opposition. Guess what? It paid off for the Patriots by giving them a free first down when about to punt, wherein they subsequently drove for a touchdown.

Here's the maddening thing, once again, on Tomlin's decision-making. In consecutive weeks this year, he found himself down two scores in the final quarter. In both games, against Bungals and Ravens, Steelers scored, stopped their opponents and then scored again to win the game. In fact, against Bengals, Steelers scored again to tie, then scored yet again to win. And...the Steelers had sure as hell played no better on defense against the Ravens than they had yesterday against the Jags. In fact, it was the Ravens offense that put up 38 points, absent any assists from their defense by which the Jags benefited yesterday. At the time of Tomlin's monumentuous decision, Jags had converted 8 of 13 first downs, meaning that the Steelers had gotten off of the field on nearly 40% of these episodes. I don't know the percentages of successful onside kicks when everyone's expecting it, but it sure as hell isn't 40%.

Steelers can switch coordinators all they want, can replace the grounds and the water boy as well. The buck stops with the Head Coach. Until he's gone, Steelers will NEVER win another Super Bowl. Having said that, I know that Mike Tomlin's job is safer than the Pope. No, not some guy named Pope, but the Pope in Vatican City. Herein is the difference between Penguins management and Steelers management. Penguins are run by Mario Lemieux, a hockey all-time great that craves championships. He's an owner that's pulled the trigger, fired a Stanley Cup winning coach that was no longer getting the job done, knew he had to do something to take full advantage of the remaining years of a generational layer.
The Steelers, conversely, are run by The Douchebag Art II, a guy that played no more football than did his offensive coordinator, and craves football peace and tranquility, prizing his franchise's having had only three coaches since 1969. Contrary to attempting parlay the presence of Ben Roethlisberger into additional Super Bowl champinships, The Douchebag Art II saw fit to hang his QB out to dry in 2010, all to satisfy the Shadyside Bistro Crowd, sending letters to season-ticket holders suggesting that not ALLof the Steelers were bad guys, suggesting that he might be traded for the rights to Sam Fuckin' Bradford.

Now, here come the Tomlin apologists. But, but, but.....
*The guy's never had a losing season.
*He's won more games in 11 seasons than anyone but Don Shula.
*He went 13-3 this year.

To all of that, I say BFD!! We have....
*3rd & Fuckin' 6 in 2007
*Failure to make the playoffs in '09, losing five in a row, despite a promise to Unleash Hell in December.
*Losing to Tim Tebow in the 2011 playoffs.
*Failing to make the playoffs in 2012 & 2013 with one of the league's best quarterbacks.
*The Saturday night Massacre versus at Heinz Field versus the Ravens in the '14 playoffs.
*The Debacle in Foxboro last January

And now this....first Steeler coach in 25 years to earn a first-round bye, yet fails to win a playoff game. He goes on national TV, models shit-talking for his players, talks openly about a doubleheader with the Patriots. Any wonder his guys can't keep their fuckin' mouths shut?

Steelers will never win another Super Bowl with this guy. I'm all done with him, have been for a while. You should be, too.


I don’t think you can credit B.B. his team false started which caused the Titans to jump. Refs incorrectly called the wrong team.

On the first fourth down attempt, a jag player did jump but none of our guys reacted. That’s absurd. Let’s say getting the penalty called is 50:50. Kicking a FG from five yards back from there with Boz is likely a 90% certianty. So, half of the time you get the first; 45% get 3 points and 5% come up empty. Those are likely better oddes compared to what we did.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
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All I can add to the litany of flaws this coach has revealed over the 10 years he's been a head coach is... dude hasn't reeled in this team by now he never will. He'll always be the "players coach" and the inmates will continue to run the asylum.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
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All I can add to the litany of flaws this coach has revealed over the 10 years he's been a head coach is... dude hasn't reeled in this team by now he never will. He'll always be the "players coach" and the inmates will continue to run the asylum.



As evidenced by that Fox interview few years back, he bizarrely couldn't handle that label....even though it is exactly what he is.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
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swissvale72 wrote:
Periodically, I write something where the motivation is strictly cathartic. The Manifesto falls into that category. Ironically, the catalyst for that 200+ page rant was Third & Fuckin' 6 vs. Jacksonville in the Wild Card Round following the '07 season. And now, an even decade letter, I'm back again, writing, per definition, to "provide psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions," following yet another playoff loss to the Jaguars at Heinz Field. Bottom line? If you don't want to read this, don't....'cuz it's not for you asshats; it's for me!

I'm not going to swear off watching Steeler football, or the NFL, or predict that once #7 retires, I'm going to be a football recluse. Nope, I'm too old to make such a commitment. As our old pal (to some), Still Mill, had emblazoned on Stillers.com...."It's not just a team; it's a way of life." I'll be the first to admit, and I'm open to all of your various unflattering diagnoses on this, my identity is too wrapped up in my Pittsburgh Steeler fandom for me to let go, forged as a 10-year old, sitting alone in the Pitt Stadium endzone, absent any adult supervision, rooting for a rag-tag bunch, the dregs of the NFL, along with 19,000 of my best friends. It was there that I maintained loyalty as Tommy Wade threw seven interceptions against the Philadelphia Iggles, relieved by Bill Nelson, who threw two more. It was there that I saw in driving rain, Steelers down four touchdowns to the Washington Redskins, not leaving my seat until nine seconds remained. It was there that I witnessed the busloads of drunken bulbous-nosed Clevelanders, hanging out the windows, promising to deliver shock and awe upon the winless Pittsburgh Steelers. It was there that I saw these same winless Steelers, beat the equally winless Iggles in 1969, ensuring that they would not pick first in the upcoming draft, taking Joe Who from North Texas State instead.

Anyway, I'm sure that come the first Sunday after Labor Day this year, I'll be firing up my NFL Sunday Ticket, for which I'll shell out about three bills again. I'll be saying once again that Mike Tomlin will NEVER beat Bill Belichick in a game of any consequence, qualifying that remark by saying that if they do battle in January, I'll be believing once again. And, as I've oft-said, like Charlie Brown with that little bitch Lucy, I was believing all the way until mere seconds remained yesterday, convinced that our Steelers were going to get another shot at the Belichickians in that hellhole on Route 1 next Sunday, convincing myself that it would be a different outcome this time.

Here's the deal with Belichick. To me, he earned his chops by alerting the officials pre-game of the '01 AFCCG that Steelers gunner Troy Edwards, for whom they had way over-reached with a #1 pick, had a penchant for running out of bounds while covering punts. Steelers coach Bill Cowher had either never noticed this or chosen not to do anything about it. We know what happened. Flagged after a booming Josh Miller kick, the Steelers than allowed the other Troy, Patriot Troy Brown, to take the re-kick to the house for the opening score of that championship game loss.

Fast forward to this weekend. While Mike Tomlin is signing off on two of the worst 4th & inches calls in history, demonstrated his in-game dumfuckedness once again by opting for the lowest of low percentage onside kicks, rather than calling upon his defense to roll and three and out, and assorted other clock error goodies, Bill Belichick was instructing his charges that when facing 3rd or 4th down with less than five yards to go, make sure you react to any perceived encroachment on the part of the opposition. Guess what? It paid off for the Patriots by giving them a free first down when about to punt, wherein they subsequently drove for a touchdown.

Here's the maddening thing, once again, on Tomlin's decision-making. In consecutive weeks this year, he found himself down two scores in the final quarter. In both games, against Bungals and Ravens, Steelers scored, stopped their opponents and then scored again to win the game. In fact, against Bengals, Steelers scored again to tie, then scored yet again to win. And...the Steelers had sure as hell played no better on defense against the Ravens than they had yesterday against the Jags. In fact, it was the Ravens offense that put up 38 points, absent any assists from their defense by which the Jags benefited yesterday. At the time of Tomlin's monumentuous decision, Jags had converted 8 of 13 first downs, meaning that the Steelers had gotten off of the field on nearly 40% of these episodes. I don't know the percentages of successful onside kicks when everyone's expecting it, but it sure as hell isn't 40%.

Steelers can switch coordinators all they want, can replace the grounds and the water boy as well. The buck stops with the Head Coach. Until he's gone, Steelers will NEVER win another Super Bowl. Having said that, I know that Mike Tomlin's job is safer than the Pope. No, not some guy named Pope, but the Pope in Vatican City. Herein is the difference between Penguins management and Steelers management. Penguins are run by Mario Lemieux, a hockey all-time great that craves championships. He's an owner that's pulled the trigger, fired a Stanley Cup winning coach that was no longer getting the job done, knew he had to do something to take full advantage of the remaining years of a generational layer.
The Steelers, conversely, are run by The Douchebag Art II, a guy that played no more football than did his offensive coordinator, and craves football peace and tranquility, prizing his franchise's having had only three coaches since 1969. Contrary to attempting parlay the presence of Ben Roethlisberger into additional Super Bowl champinships, The Douchebag Art II saw fit to hang his QB out to dry in 2010, all to satisfy the Shadyside Bistro Crowd, sending letters to season-ticket holders suggesting that not ALLof the Steelers were bad guys, suggesting that he might be traded for the rights to Sam Fuckin' Bradford.

Now, here come the Tomlin apologists. But, but, but.....
*The guy's never had a losing season.
*He's won more games in 11 seasons than anyone but Don Shula.
*He went 13-3 this year.

To all of that, I say BFD!! We have....
*3rd & Fuckin' 6 in 2007
*Failure to make the playoffs in '09, losing five in a row, despite a promise to Unleash Hell in December.
*Losing to Tim Tebow in the 2011 playoffs.
*Failing to make the playoffs in 2012 & 2013 with one of the league's best quarterbacks.
*The Saturday night Massacre versus at Heinz Field versus the Ravens in the '14 playoffs.
*The Debacle in Foxboro last January

And now this....first Steeler coach in 25 years to earn a first-round bye, yet fails to win a playoff game. He goes on national TV, models shit-talking for his players, talks openly about a doubleheader with the Patriots. Any wonder his guys can't keep their fuckin' mouths shut?

Steelers will never win another Super Bowl with this guy. I'm all done with him, have been for a while. You should be, too.


THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST FUCKING POSTS EVER ON FURY

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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:44 pm 
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swissvale72 wrote:
Periodically, I write something where the motivation is strictly cathartic. The Manifesto falls into that category. Ironically, the catalyst for that 200+ page rant was Third & Fuckin' 6 vs. Jacksonville in the Wild Card Round following the '07 season. And now, an even decade letter, I'm back again, writing, per definition, to "provide psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions," following yet another playoff loss to the Jaguars at Heinz Field. Bottom line? If you don't want to read this, don't....'cuz it's not for you asshats; it's for me!

I'm not going to swear off watching Steeler football, or the NFL, or predict that once #7 retires, I'm going to be a football recluse. Nope, I'm too old to make such a commitment. As our old pal (to some), Still Mill, had emblazoned on Stillers.com...."It's not just a team; it's a way of life." I'll be the first to admit, and I'm open to all of your various unflattering diagnoses on this, my identity is too wrapped up in my Pittsburgh Steeler fandom for me to let go, forged as a 10-year old, sitting alone in the Pitt Stadium endzone, absent any adult supervision, rooting for a rag-tag bunch, the dregs of the NFL, along with 19,000 of my best friends. It was there that I maintained loyalty as Tommy Wade threw seven interceptions against the Philadelphia Iggles, relieved by Bill Nelson, who threw two more. It was there that I saw in driving rain, Steelers down four touchdowns to the Washington Redskins, not leaving my seat until nine seconds remained. It was there that I witnessed the busloads of drunken bulbous-nosed Clevelanders, hanging out the windows, promising to deliver shock and awe upon the winless Pittsburgh Steelers. It was there that I saw these same winless Steelers, beat the equally winless Iggles in 1969, ensuring that they would not pick first in the upcoming draft, taking Joe Who from North Texas State instead.

Anyway, I'm sure that come the first Sunday after Labor Day this year, I'll be firing up my NFL Sunday Ticket, for which I'll shell out about three bills again. I'll be saying once again that Mike Tomlin will NEVER beat Bill Belichick in a game of any consequence, qualifying that remark by saying that if they do battle in January, I'll be believing once again. And, as I've oft-said, like Charlie Brown with that little bitch Lucy, I was believing all the way until mere seconds remained yesterday, convinced that our Steelers were going to get another shot at the Belichickians in that hellhole on Route 1 next Sunday, convincing myself that it would be a different outcome this time.

Here's the deal with Belichick. To me, he earned his chops by alerting the officials pre-game of the '01 AFCCG that Steelers gunner Troy Edwards, for whom they had way over-reached with a #1 pick, had a penchant for running out of bounds while covering punts. Steelers coach Bill Cowher had either never noticed this or chosen not to do anything about it. We know what happened. Flagged after a booming Josh Miller kick, the Steelers than allowed the other Troy, Patriot Troy Brown, to take the re-kick to the house for the opening score of that championship game loss.

Fast forward to this weekend. While Mike Tomlin is signing off on two of the worst 4th & inches calls in history, demonstrated his in-game dumfuckedness once again by opting for the lowest of low percentage onside kicks, rather than calling upon his defense to roll and three and out, and assorted other clock error goodies, Bill Belichick was instructing his charges that when facing 3rd or 4th down with less than five yards to go, make sure you react to any perceived encroachment on the part of the opposition. Guess what? It paid off for the Patriots by giving them a free first down when about to punt, wherein they subsequently drove for a touchdown.

Here's the maddening thing, once again, on Tomlin's decision-making. In consecutive weeks this year, he found himself down two scores in the final quarter. In both games, against Bungals and Ravens, Steelers scored, stopped their opponents and then scored again to win the game. In fact, against Bengals, Steelers scored again to tie, then scored yet again to win. And...the Steelers had sure as hell played no better on defense against the Ravens than they had yesterday against the Jags. In fact, it was the Ravens offense that put up 38 points, absent any assists from their defense by which the Jags benefited yesterday. At the time of Tomlin's monumentuous decision, Jags had converted 8 of 13 first downs, meaning that the Steelers had gotten off of the field on nearly 40% of these episodes. I don't know the percentages of successful onside kicks when everyone's expecting it, but it sure as hell isn't 40%.

Steelers can switch coordinators all they want, can replace the grounds and the water boy as well. The buck stops with the Head Coach. Until he's gone, Steelers will NEVER win another Super Bowl. Having said that, I know that Mike Tomlin's job is safer than the Pope. No, not some guy named Pope, but the Pope in Vatican City. Herein is the difference between Penguins management and Steelers management. Penguins are run by Mario Lemieux, a hockey all-time great that craves championships. He's an owner that's pulled the trigger, fired a Stanley Cup winning coach that was no longer getting the job done, knew he had to do something to take full advantage of the remaining years of a generational layer.
The Steelers, conversely, are run by The Douchebag Art II, a guy that played no more football than did his offensive coordinator, and craves football peace and tranquility, prizing his franchise's having had only three coaches since 1969. Contrary to attempting parlay the presence of Ben Roethlisberger into additional Super Bowl champinships, The Douchebag Art II saw fit to hang his QB out to dry in 2010, all to satisfy the Shadyside Bistro Crowd, sending letters to season-ticket holders suggesting that not ALLof the Steelers were bad guys, suggesting that he might be traded for the rights to Sam Fuckin' Bradford.

Now, here come the Tomlin apologists. But, but, but.....
*The guy's never had a losing season.
*He's won more games in 11 seasons than anyone but Don Shula.
*He went 13-3 this year.

To all of that, I say BFD!! We have....
*3rd & Fuckin' 6 in 2007
*Failure to make the playoffs in '09, losing five in a row, despite a promise to Unleash Hell in December.
*Losing to Tim Tebow in the 2011 playoffs.
*Failing to make the playoffs in 2012 & 2013 with one of the league's best quarterbacks.
*The Saturday night Massacre versus at Heinz Field versus the Ravens in the '14 playoffs.
*The Debacle in Foxboro last January

And now this....first Steeler coach in 25 years to earn a first-round bye, yet fails to win a playoff game. He goes on national TV, models shit-talking for his players, talks openly about a doubleheader with the Patriots. Any wonder his guys can't keep their fuckin' mouths shut?

Steelers will never win another Super Bowl with this guy. I'm all done with him, have been for a while. You should be, too.


I don’t think you can credit B.B. his team false started which caused the Titans to jump. Refs incorrectly called the wrong team.

On the first fourth down attempt, a jag player did jump but none of our guys reacted. That’s absurd. Let’s say getting the penalty called is 50:50. Kicking a FG from five yards back from there with Boz is likely a 90% certianty. So, half of the time you get the first; 45% get 3 points and 5% come up empty. Those are likely better oddes compared to what we did.



From yesterday's Boston Herald, Zeke. And thanks, Steel.

https://nesn.com/2018/01/how-patriots-o ... t-penalty/


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From yesterday's Boston Herald, Zeke. And thanks, Steel.

https://nesn.com/2018/01/how-patriots-o ... t-penalty/

Exactly Swiss. Hammer meet Nail. Attention To Details. That's something this team has not shown they've practiced since the Tomlin era started. Why Tomlin will never reel this team in and truly be humble or professional. Bunch of overrated, self entitled, punk children with big mouths. Even Cowher was a better coach in that regard. Attention to Details. Something Tomlin scoffs at and talks around. It was execution... blah, blah, blah.... As a result I think his players will never take him or his coaching truly serious. Which when you think about the "players coach" label it's pretty gawd damned Ironic.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
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swissvale72 wrote:
Periodically, I write something where the motivation is strictly cathartic. The Manifesto falls into that category. Ironically, the catalyst for that 200+ page rant was Third & Fuckin' 6 vs. Jacksonville in the Wild Card Round following the '07 season. And now, an even decade letter, I'm back again, writing, per definition, to "provide psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions," following yet another playoff loss to the Jaguars at Heinz Field. Bottom line? If you don't want to read this, don't....'cuz it's not for you asshats; it's for me!

I'm not going to swear off watching Steeler football, or the NFL, or predict that once #7 retires, I'm going to be a football recluse. Nope, I'm too old to make such a commitment. As our old pal (to some), Still Mill, had emblazoned on Stillers.com...."It's not just a team; it's a way of life." I'll be the first to admit, and I'm open to all of your various unflattering diagnoses on this, my identity is too wrapped up in my Pittsburgh Steeler fandom for me to let go, forged as a 10-year old, sitting alone in the Pitt Stadium endzone, absent any adult supervision, rooting for a rag-tag bunch, the dregs of the NFL, along with 19,000 of my best friends. It was there that I maintained loyalty as Tommy Wade threw seven interceptions against the Philadelphia Iggles, relieved by Bill Nelson, who threw two more. It was there that I saw in driving rain, Steelers down four touchdowns to the Washington Redskins, not leaving my seat until nine seconds remained. It was there that I witnessed the busloads of drunken bulbous-nosed Clevelanders, hanging out the windows, promising to deliver shock and awe upon the winless Pittsburgh Steelers. It was there that I saw these same winless Steelers, beat the equally winless Iggles in 1969, ensuring that they would not pick first in the upcoming draft, taking Joe Who from North Texas State instead.

Anyway, I'm sure that come the first Sunday after Labor Day this year, I'll be firing up my NFL Sunday Ticket, for which I'll shell out about three bills again. I'll be saying once again that Mike Tomlin will NEVER beat Bill Belichick in a game of any consequence, qualifying that remark by saying that if they do battle in January, I'll be believing once again. And, as I've oft-said, like Charlie Brown with that little bitch Lucy, I was believing all the way until mere seconds remained yesterday, convinced that our Steelers were going to get another shot at the Belichickians in that hellhole on Route 1 next Sunday, convincing myself that it would be a different outcome this time.

Here's the deal with Belichick. To me, he earned his chops by alerting the officials pre-game of the '01 AFCCG that Steelers gunner Troy Edwards, for whom they had way over-reached with a #1 pick, had a penchant for running out of bounds while covering punts. Steelers coach Bill Cowher had either never noticed this or chosen not to do anything about it. We know what happened. Flagged after a booming Josh Miller kick, the Steelers than allowed the other Troy, Patriot Troy Brown, to take the re-kick to the house for the opening score of that championship game loss.

Fast forward to this weekend. While Mike Tomlin is signing off on two of the worst 4th & inches calls in history, demonstrated his in-game dumfuckedness once again by opting for the lowest of low percentage onside kicks, rather than calling upon his defense to roll and three and out, and assorted other clock error goodies, Bill Belichick was instructing his charges that when facing 3rd or 4th down with less than five yards to go, make sure you react to any perceived encroachment on the part of the opposition. Guess what? It paid off for the Patriots by giving them a free first down when about to punt, wherein they subsequently drove for a touchdown.

Here's the maddening thing, once again, on Tomlin's decision-making. In consecutive weeks this year, he found himself down two scores in the final quarter. In both games, against Bungals and Ravens, Steelers scored, stopped their opponents and then scored again to win the game. In fact, against Bengals, Steelers scored again to tie, then scored yet again to win. And...the Steelers had sure as hell played no better on defense against the Ravens than they had yesterday against the Jags. In fact, it was the Ravens offense that put up 38 points, absent any assists from their defense by which the Jags benefited yesterday. At the time of Tomlin's monumentuous decision, Jags had converted 8 of 13 first downs, meaning that the Steelers had gotten off of the field on nearly 40% of these episodes. I don't know the percentages of successful onside kicks when everyone's expecting it, but it sure as hell isn't 40%.

Steelers can switch coordinators all they want, can replace the grounds and the water boy as well. The buck stops with the Head Coach. Until he's gone, Steelers will NEVER win another Super Bowl. Having said that, I know that Mike Tomlin's job is safer than the Pope. No, not some guy named Pope, but the Pope in Vatican City. Herein is the difference between Penguins management and Steelers management. Penguins are run by Mario Lemieux, a hockey all-time great that craves championships. He's an owner that's pulled the trigger, fired a Stanley Cup winning coach that was no longer getting the job done, knew he had to do something to take full advantage of the remaining years of a generational layer.
The Steelers, conversely, are run by The Douchebag Art II, a guy that played no more football than did his offensive coordinator, and craves football peace and tranquility, prizing his franchise's having had only three coaches since 1969. Contrary to attempting parlay the presence of Ben Roethlisberger into additional Super Bowl champinships, The Douchebag Art II saw fit to hang his QB out to dry in 2010, all to satisfy the Shadyside Bistro Crowd, sending letters to season-ticket holders suggesting that not ALLof the Steelers were bad guys, suggesting that he might be traded for the rights to Sam Fuckin' Bradford.

Now, here come the Tomlin apologists. But, but, but.....
*The guy's never had a losing season.
*He's won more games in 11 seasons than anyone but Don Shula.
*He went 13-3 this year.

To all of that, I say BFD!! We have....
*3rd & Fuckin' 6 in 2007
*Failure to make the playoffs in '09, losing five in a row, despite a promise to Unleash Hell in December.
*Losing to Tim Tebow in the 2011 playoffs.
*Failing to make the playoffs in 2012 & 2013 with one of the league's best quarterbacks.
*The Saturday night Massacre versus at Heinz Field versus the Ravens in the '14 playoffs.
*The Debacle in Foxboro last January

And now this....first Steeler coach in 25 years to earn a first-round bye, yet fails to win a playoff game. He goes on national TV, models shit-talking for his players, talks openly about a doubleheader with the Patriots. Any wonder his guys can't keep their fuckin' mouths shut?

Steelers will never win another Super Bowl with this guy. I'm all done with him, have been for a while. You should be, too.


That should be much easier over the next few years having zero expections or hope each season. It'll probably be much easier emotionally only investing in the regular season.


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Great post Swiss - but the problem is Art2 much more than Tomlin.

I just wonder if Art2 has 1 goddamn competitive bone in his body. He has to be one of the most passive and patient fucktards of all time. I can't stand the guy. I like continuity but he takes it to an absurd level - there is a balance to everything.


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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Suwanee88 wrote:
Great post Swiss - but the problem is Art2 much more than Tomlin.

I just wonder if Art2 has 1 goddamn competitive bone in his body. He has to be one of the most passive and patient fucktards of all time. I can't stand the guy. I like continuity but he takes it to an absurd level - there is a balance to everything.


Please explain how ARII has operated any differently than his dad? Did you hate Dan? Did you hate how Dan ran the Steelers?


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 Post subject: Re: SBI...Fire Mike Tomlin (Steelers Epitaph 2017)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:55 pm 
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randomsteelerfan wrote:
Suwanee88 wrote:
Great post Swiss - but the problem is Art2 much more than Tomlin.

I just wonder if Art2 has 1 goddamn competitive bone in his body. He has to be one of the most passive and patient fucktards of all time. I can't stand the guy. I like continuity but he takes it to an absurd level - there is a balance to everything.


Please explain how ARII has operated any differently than his dad? Did you hate Dan? Did you hate how Dan ran the Steelers?

I don't hate anybody, maybe the Patriots and the city of Boston.

I just don't like the guy's style.

I think they are all too damn conservative, patient and passive. For instance, they would never pull the trigger on a move like firing Dungy to hire Chucky to shake up the team to generate some change. I believe their passivity has left rings on the field. That bothers me.

I am guessing you love that about them?


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