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  2. I sort of view the top cb prospects as all fairly even. I'd be happy if the Steelers waited until rd 2 or 3 for a cb and they go bpa in rds 1 and 2.
  3. Still no sign of them formally meeting with Iowa TE Hockenson. Here are their documented interviews/contacts so far across all predraft events/activities.
  4. Barron is thought to be an upgrade over Bostic in the Steelers scheme where as an ILB at the dime spot he can more effectively drop into pass coverage. Filling a position of need also gives them flexibility in the upcoming draft in terms of options.
  5. Inspired by the great writing of Gene Collier.
  6. The NFL New Year came last week. Yinz wanna start the new 2019 Steelers thread? It will be nice to shed the vestiges of all the recent drama that surrounded the team last year.
  7. Tomlin benching AB was the right move. From his year end presser on Wed he was careful to state he decided not to dress AB due to uncertainty of his availability even after agent Drew Rosenhouse called him and said AB's knee was feeling better. That decision appears it was not based on discipline but more so that he wasn't going to allow AB to play with an uncertain physical ability. His lack of communication with the team and coaching staff in the lead-up prompted Tomlin to go with the players that were there and ready to go. Whether that's the truth or just Tomlin's shaping the optics I'll let you decide. Tomlin did indicate discipline is needed and will be delivered soon which is good enough for me. OF course since all of that transpired we see AB standing next to James Harrison in an Instagram post while Tomlin is running his Presser and they are indicating that Antonio's going to do an interview of his own that's going to be a real show stopper. Tomlin indicated what amounts to him needing to look in the mirror to conduct personal assessment of his shortcomings as HC which is reasonable response.
  8. Would that type of conduct be in violation of a personal conduct clause that could be within the contract and if so does that offer cap remief if they cut him? what do we think they can get for him in terms of a trade? Would there be other NFL teams willing to trade for a head case?
  9. Brown skipped walkthrough, leaves game early -
  10. If the AB84 report is true Tomlin really does look like needs to go. No discipline and dishonest about reason a player is not available.
  11. Here is link to AB mess.
  12. One team can't win the SB every year. "Managed properly" is subjective. Performance output in football is a product of the system operating tactfully against an opponent trying to defeat you. The outcome of whether a team wins or loses any one game or the SB is dependent upon countless variables more so than just management from the head coach. But in assessing HC management performance you could look at key performance indicators and trends. You can look at probability statements pitted against actual performance and form conclusions. The process of running a football team and playing the football game is a dynamic exchange subject to changing variables. It requires the ability to be both strategic and tactical and decision-making and execution. There for managing the same way in this particular environment does not bode well in terms of overcoming obstacles on the path to achieving the goal of sustained winning and being a SB champ when relevant indicators indicate perhaps you should. The outputs of coaching performance are subject to way too much variability in football. The best the Steelers could hope to do is create and sustain a stable underlying system of how to operate a winning organization (winning in terms of how they define longterm success) and make incremental improvements where they assess weakness in the execution of their performance, i.e. identifying the leverage points in the overall operating scheme. That can be in actual gameplay, game management, that could be in talent evaluation, that can be in drafting, that can be personnel management, that can be media relations, etc. All of these are headcoaching management and leadership skill variables.
  13. Negatives: 1 ) Year over year losses against by all accounts what are inferior appearing teams in which Tomlin's team appears based on probability and odds thinking to be the favorite to win. These losses are during regular season and in playoffs since SB win vs the Cardinals ten + years ago. The subset of issues to those unanticipated losses: a) Failure to overcome team weakness such as suspect secondary and overall defense that has tendencies to give up big plays at mist inopportune moment. b) Pattern of poor in game decision making as a head coach (clock mgmt, play calling, substitutions, challenges)  c) Failure to make in game adjustments in terms of play and coverage schemes d) undisciplined play/too many penalties e) in game communication failure  f) As a supposed player's coach, appears at times soft on discipline. To be fair however, he has benched players for various infractions, though at times perhaps inconsistently displaying what might appear to be a double standard Positive: 1) Overall Tomlin has avery good regular season winning percentage but with glaring losses against inferior teams as noted above. 2) As a supposed player's coach Tomlin appears very good at people management with respect to the off the field distractions with which modern players often find themselves. Bottom line: Steeler fans maintain high expectations relative to playoff contention and winning Super Bowls. For many of the fans that's how they measure success. When the team fails in that regard, the fanbase gets restless and you get the resultant calls for a head coaching replacement because for many of them the buck stops with the head coach.