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  1. Not necessarily. Trump/Gruden 2024. Trump said worse on any random Tuesday for the past 5 years. Didn't seem to matter, I think the whole "hang Mike Pence" thing probably rules him out, so there's clearly an opening.
  2. 74 million people voted for a guy like that to run the entire country after watching him do it consistently for 5 years. There's a lot of crazy in the world these days.
  3. Disappointing, but expected. In-game coaching isn't exactly a strength of Tomlin. Never has been, never will be.
  4. I don't think drafting a QB in round 1 was the answer last year, but I also think signing Ben for this year was a big mistake. I'd rather have let them run this year giving Rudolph a chance to sink or swim, but that would've meant they'd have to acknowledge this roster isn't a contender. It's just not, even when healthy. Best case scenario, Ben would still be the 4th best QB in his own division and they made no effort or had no ability to fix the OL issues in one offseason. Even if the defense managed to stay healthy for 17 games (which never happens), the offense was never going to be anything but average at best. That's not a contending roster in the AFC in a strong division against a tough schedule. Loyalty and pride are the reasons they delayed the rebuild for a year. What hurts the most to me is that I believe signing Ben for this season creates a $10M+ cap hit for next year when the rebuild will officially be underway.
  5. I never said he's a bad coach. But I don't think he's anything close to a special coach. I don't think anyone who's watched the Steelers would disagree with my feelings about the lack of discipline, never-ending drama, showing up flat in big games, and his in-game decision making. A high level of talent on the roster, a weak division, and a HOF QB have made up for a lot of his shortcomings as a coach, in my opinion. Some just give him a pass because they've enjoyed regular season success and hey, who's better, right? I don't think he's anywhere near good enough as a coach to deserve the kind of unwavering loyalty he's received from the front office based on his track record since Cowher's core of talent moved on from the team. It's possible to acknowledge that he's had a good run of regular season success while still holding the belief that his decade long run of playoff failures should put him - at minimum - under some measure of pressure. They aren't mutually exclusive opinions. When I look at WHY he's had the regular season success, I'm not so sure there aren't a lot of coaches who couldn't have taken a team with a HOF quarterback and plenty of talent and put together a string of winning seasons like he's done. Maybe some of those coaches who are perceived as being lesser coaches really aren't - they just didn't walk into such a dream scenario as a head coach. If we you take away those first five years when he won largely with an inherited core of championship tested talent (which I know you can't) and I told you the Steelers hired a coach with his playoff record over the past 10 years - not just who they've beaten and lost to, but how - I don't think he'd have nearly the support he does. 3 total wins against teams with backup QBs, and bad losses including a loss to Tebow and getting blown out at home twice as huge favorites. Seriously, if the last decade hasn't done it, what has to happen for him need to feel more pressure and urgency? After Ben retires, he'll get a pass while a new QB is developing.
  6. Agree to disagree on how many current coaches would be preferable to Tomlin. I'm not up on who the best other options could be, but I can be sure I'd be looking at someone more offensive than defensive, and someone who's more of a tactician than Tomlin has ever appeared to be. Cowher is a different story... if he had Roethlisberger for his entire coaching career instead of just the last couple years instead of the likes of O'Donnell, Tomczak, and Kordell, his level of success would've been vastly different. But then again, his loyalty to Kordell was one his biggest faults. The big difference between your Fisher/McVay comparison is that Fisher wasn't winning with that roster before McVay made it into a winner. Cowher had gone 15-1 with a conference championship loss, 11-5 with a Super Bowl win, and then 8-8 after Ben's motorcycle accident in the 3 years before Tomlin took over and continued that success. Kudos to Tomlin for never having a losing record, but he's also had a HOF QB, a lot of talent, and the Browns/Bengals being inept for a majority of that time. Just my opinion, but I believe there's a decent number of "lesser" coaches who could've had a similar run of success if they had walked into the Steelers' situation 15 years ago and enjoyed unwavering loyalty from ownership. We'll never know.
  7. Mostly because Colbert isn't the topic right now. The drafting hasn't exactly been stellar for a while now, either. Never said that hiring Tomlin wasn't the right decision then. Just saying that extending him may not have been the right decision now. Aside from the lack of discipline, his team too often showing a lack of an ability to make in game adjustments and his awful clock management skills have caused every Steelers fan out there a lot of anguish over the years, too. I just feel like if he had taken over a mediocre team and not built up his resume for 5 years on Cowher's back, he certainly wouldn't be as revered now based on his last 10 years. The Steelers won the Super Bowl in 2004 and Ben's motor cycle accident was all that stood between them and another great season in 2005. Tomlin inherited a dream scenario in 2006. My bet is that if Tomlin had put his foot down with a bit more discipline along the way as those egos grew or expressed enough to the FO about a lack of ability to win with that type of selfishness on the roster, it would've changed things. I doubt much gets done without Tomlin's buy-in. He's just not the type, and I don't like the idea of trying to develop a QB in an environment that's been lacking discipline for a long, long time. I'd rather them re-load with a younger, more offensive geared mind to adjust to today's NFL.
  8. Agreed. Injuries have played a role, but that's part of my issue. He's a player's coach, everyone loves him, his quotes are on Sportscenter, and he's a minority head coach for the Steelers, owned by the family the Rooney Rule is named for. It's never his fault, nothing ever touches him... it's the players, it's the assistants, it's the schedule, it's the drama. But in the end, when will the buck stop with him? Players and assistants come and go, the schedule changes, but the drama and underachievement has been a constant under him for a decade now. When will people look past all the fluff and realize that his teams have been undisciplined and filled with off-the-field drama that surely has spilled over to the field on Sundays? I know, I know... who's out there that's better? That's a chance I'd be willing to take, personally. Tomlin himself was an unknown when we hired him over Russ Grimm. I understand that people want to give him credit for making the most of the situations with guys like Bell, Brown, Bryant, JuJu... but it's the culture that he creates in Pittsburgh that allows those personalities to grow and ultimately get out of control. I just want him to be held accountable with some pressure on him for a change, that's all.
  9. I understand why they did it. But I don't agree with it. His complete lack of playoff success since 2010 is littered with bad losses and underachievement. And its not like they've lost to Brady and Manning led teams every year in the playoffs either. In the playoffs... 5-2 in his first 4 years after taking over Cowher's roster filled with experience, championship pedigree, and talent. This is where he built his reputation. 3-6 in his last 10 years, with wins only over teams led by Matt Moore, Alex Smith, and AJ McCarron. Say what you want about the talent on those teams, but most would agree there's been plenty of it being led by a future HOF QB. They lost once to Brady and once to Manning in his final year. The other four losses were to teams led by Flacco, Tebow, Bortles, and Mayfield. 0-2 in his last 4 years, giving up 93 points, both losses at home as big favorites. Blame the defense, blame turnovers, blame lack of preparation, blame lack of discipline. Plenty to go around, but accountability for the good and the bad starts with the coach. At least it should. The Steelers are blindly loyal to their guys, and I get that. But putting him on the hot seat wouldn't have been a bad idea.
  10. I'd bet heavily that the Cowboys have little to no chance of surrounding Dak with enough talent to win a Super Bowl with him taking up 20%+ of the cap. Year QB % of Cap 00 Warner 1.30%
 01 Dilfer 1.60% 02Brady0.47% 03Johnson9.60% 04Brady4.40% 05Brady6.30% 06Roethlisberger4.90% 07P. Manning10.40% 08E. Manning9.20% 09Roethlisberger6.80% 10Brees8.30% 11Rodgers6.5M / ~136.5M = 4.76% 12E. Manning11.70% 13Flacco6.60% 14Wilson0.56% 15Brady10.64% 16P. Manning11.66% 17Brady8.62% 18Foles0.91% 19Brady10.73% 20Mahomes2.36%
  11. Realistically, he SHOULD have lost to Wilson and Ryan too if not for inexplicably poor coaching decisions. But a win is a win is a win.
  12. It was a shot to the facemask. Thats what drew the penalty. A push to the shoulder may not have.
  13. https://twitter.com/rickgosselin9/status/1358543911044669441?s=10 For all those #####ing about the refs, this crew has already reffed 2 Chiefs games this year and called double digit penalties both times. They don't tolerate the grabbing that other crews do and they already set that precedent. The Chiefs had to know this. Blame the coaching staff for not making sure they adjust and play more straight up, honest defense.
  14. Like I said, people see what they want to see. The Chiefs dbs always play aggressive and push the limits of holding. Every game. Tonight its not flying and they dont have the talent to march up with Gronk, Evans, Godwin, and Brown without grabbing a little.
  15. If you're Andy Reid and you've played a sloppy half, you're down only 1 score, and you get the ball to start the 2nd half, WTF are you doing even thinking about possibly giving Brady additional time to get points? Stupidity.
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