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AkronSteel
08-12-2008, 08:16 PM
I like the way he has handled himself with different situations during Training Camp this year.

The Casey Hampton situation was dealt with and dealt with quick. He made it a team issue on purpose to show that you have to be committed to the team concept and what it takes to be a professional, and he didn't care that it was a Pro Bowler. He didn't care if he offended anyone, he just did what was best for the team.

Then the situation with Anthony Smith (not that I want him here) and telling the media that he and the rest of the organization didn't care for their portrayal of his employee as a "thug". I thought that he showed his players that he is on their side and showed his side of being what most would call a "players coach".

I think these are the types of things that build team unity and show what a true leader stands for. Its hard to make the tough decisions sometimes but it has to be done for the betterment of the team and organization as a whole.

I think Coach Tomlin is going to continue to lineage that was built in the Steel City for the last 40 years. Bravo Coach, way to be a standup individual and leader!

:2c
:tt1

Ozey74
08-12-2008, 08:24 PM
I agree. He has shown many qualities of a fantastic leader this training camp!!

:tt2

AngryAsian
08-12-2008, 08:49 PM
We're only seeing the tip of the iceberg. I hope this guy will achieve the success that his predecessors had. He should.... I think he has more talent on this team than Cowher ever had and surely equal to what Noll had in certain positions. These are exciting days to come boys and girls.

fordfixer
08-12-2008, 08:52 PM
We're only seeing the tip of the iceberg. I hope this guy will achieve the success that his predecessors had. He should.... I think he has more talent on this team than Cowher ever had and surely equal to what Noll had in certain positions. These are exciting days to come boys and girls.
:Agree :tt1 :tt1

AkronSteel
08-13-2008, 02:06 AM
We're only seeing the tip of the iceberg. I hope this guy will achieve the success that his predecessors had. He should.... I think he has more talent on this team than Cowher ever had and surely equal to what Noll had in certain positions. These are exciting days to come boys and girls.

:Agree

As much as people wanna see doom and gloom with the Steelers the future is very bright! The skill positions are set pretty well for the forseeable future, now Colbert needs to solidify the the trenches next offseason and the team will be contenders well into the next decade!

BIG FAN
08-13-2008, 02:18 AM
All excellent posts.
Agree with all especially about solidifying our lines for the future.

frankthetank1
08-13-2008, 07:46 AM
if only the fo knew how to hire coaches :roll: there are already noticable differences in tomlin from last year. it seems that he is really coming into his own. i guess you could say coach t is " a guy on the come" :lol:

Oviedo
08-13-2008, 08:31 AM
Tomlin I think is very much in the Cuck Noll mold. He is extremely smart and probably smarter than most of the people associated with football. What I really like is that he doesn't seem to care what the media thinks and I think that playing to the media was one of the most annoying things Cowher did towards the end of his tenure. It is almost like he wanted to be the star. I like the courteous disdain that Tomlin shows the annoying media.

I think Tomlin will have a great long tenue with the Steelers. I'll go on record predicting 2 Super Bowls.

ANPSTEEL
08-13-2008, 09:15 AM
We're only seeing the tip of the iceberg.

I agree- i think tomlin will continue to grow into the role, and develop a strong minded, focused team.

The key is going to be with play calling & game planing by assistants... because it does not appear that tomlin has any intentions of taking those duties over.

so- does Arians manage to make his scheme work this year???
what happens when LeBeau retires??

these are the big question marks-




I think he has more talent on this team than Cowher ever had and surely equal to what Noll had in certain positions.

i respectfully have to disagree with you on this-

the only position close, imo, is QB- Ben is a better all around qb, but these are different times, with different rules... also, and this is a big point, Bradshaw excelled in big games. When Ben begins to perform up to his abilities in big games, then i'll pass that torch.



These are exciting days to come boys and girls.

We agree again!

2/3 is not bad ;)

Iron Shiek
08-13-2008, 10:51 AM
My sentiments have been expressed by you all already, but I would just like to reiterate how much I like Tomlin and how extremely confident I am in his leadership of the team. He definitely has the skills a leader should possess, and he seems to continue to earn the respect of his players with each passing day. All of these things are great, but lets just hope the "overpaid janitor" learns from his mistakes last year when it comes to in game management and adjustments.

BTW, I hated that dude's overpaid janitor sig on the other forum....who was it and did he come here? I'd like to hear his thoughts after year one.

RuthlessBurgher
08-13-2008, 10:57 AM
My sentiments have been expressed by you all already, but I would just like to reiterate how much I like Tomlin and how extremely confident I am in his leadership of the team. He definitely has the skills a leader should possess, and he seems to continue to earn the respect of his players with each passing day. All of these things are great, but lets just hope the "overpaid janitor" learns from his mistakes last year when it comes to in game management and adjustments.

BTW, I hated that dude's overpaid janitor sig on the other forum....who was it and did he come here? I'd like to hear his thoughts after year one.

It was one of the Lesion of Doom guys. I think maybe T Bradshaw. Good riddance.

Ozey74
08-13-2008, 11:22 AM
BTW, I hated that dude's overpaid janitor sig on the other forum....who was it and did he come here? I'd like to hear his thoughts after year one.

I'm with you on that. Thought it was very unfair and borderline offensive. I hope the poster who had that sig isn't in positions to make important choices very often.

LasVegasGuy
08-13-2008, 12:11 PM
Let's go out and beat a good team before we give Tomlin all sorts of accolades. He still can't get this team to perform when they need too. Don't let the division title fool you either we basically backed into it because the rest of the division sucked last year (even Cleveland).

WINS
49ers
Browns
Bengals
Ravens
Seachickens
Bills
Dolphins
Rams

LOSSES
Jets
Cardinals
Ravens
Patriots
Jaguars
Broncos

ikestops85
08-13-2008, 12:26 PM
I've liked Tomlin since I first heard him speak and I'm more impressed with him as time goes on. He seems to hold himself up to the same standards he holds his players to and doesn't shy away from taking blame for his actions that he considers wrong. When he was announced as having gotten the HC job they interviewed players that he had coached and to a man the responses were positive about him. That's why I was always so puzzled by the nay sayers. He had great references and they weren't willing to give the guy a chance.

I do have to disagree that this team is as talented as any team Noll or Cowher ever had. I think Cowher's 2004 team was more talented than this team is. While their skill players might come up just a bit short compared to this team the guys in the trenches were much better IMO. There is no comparison to Noll's teams of the 70's ... they rank with some of the best all time.

Personally I like Tomlin. He seems to be a blend of Noll's cerebral approach and Cowher's motivational approach. Has he made mistakes? I think if you ask him he will tell you yes. Will he make more mistakes? See previous answer. As long as they aren't the same mistakes and they don't occur frequently I don't have a problem with it. :2c

frankthetank1
08-13-2008, 03:22 PM
Let's go out and beat a good team before we give Tomlin all sorts of accolades. He still can't get this team to perform when they need too. Don't let the division title fool you either we basically backed into it because the rest of the division sucked last year (even Cleveland).

WINS
49ers
Browns
Bengals
Ravens
Seachickens
Bills
Dolphins
Rams

LOSSES
Jets
Cardinals
Ravens
Patriots
Jaguars
Broncos

i agree some what with your point. they should of definetly beaten the jets and cards but the browns sucked last year? they were also 10-6. since when can a team go 10-6 and still suck? the giants were anything but impressive in the regular season too

LasVegasGuy
08-13-2008, 04:16 PM
Let's go out and beat a good team before we give Tomlin all sorts of accolades. He still can't get this team to perform when they need too. Don't let the division title fool you either we basically backed into it because the rest of the division sucked last year (even Cleveland).

WINS
49ers
Browns
Bengals
Ravens
Seachickens
Bills
Dolphins
Rams

LOSSES
Jets
Cardinals
Ravens
Patriots
Jaguars
Broncos

i agree some what with your point. they should of definetly beaten the jets and cards but the browns sucked last year? they were also 10-6. since when can a team go 10-6 and still suck? the giants were anything but impressive in the regular season too


C'mon we are talking about the Browns. As a fan of the Steelers we have no choice but to see the Browns for what they are. Yes, they might have snuck up on a few teams last year and caught them off guard to their 10-6 record but are they really any good? They had every chance to win the division last year and they just couldn't seal the deal. Instead they choked and we backed in. In that regards we may have (2) 10-6 teams that sucked.