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lloydroid
08-30-2012, 12:54 PM
Pgh has always been bizarre about ever being honest regarding injuries. But now Tomlin has taken it to an all-time high in freakish paranoia re: talking about them at all. I don't get it. Does he think that teams can't figure out who is going to play and who is dinged? That is beyond foolish. Now all players are being forced to not speak a word about their injuries. What does this accomplish? I love Tomlin, but in this area he seems to have lost his mind. So, what is being accomplished by having DeCastro not say anything about his knee? We know what is condition is; we don't need a private I to figure it out. And yet, he is not allowed to say a word about it. Seems like they are more paranoid than a dude who's been on coke for 3 straight days. I don't get it.

costanza2k1
08-30-2012, 12:58 PM
why should you give another team ANY type of advantage? how does it help if we as fans know the injury type? what's his incentive to tell anyone?

Jigawatts
08-30-2012, 12:58 PM
In an era where everyone knows everything about everything I like this Tomlins position on this. Keep it in house.

flippy
08-30-2012, 12:59 PM
Maybe he's trying to keep it quiet that Dwyer's hurt. ;)

lloydroid
08-30-2012, 01:09 PM
why should you give another team ANY type of advantage? how does it help if we as fans know the injury type? what's his incentive to tell anyone?

Do you really think by "not speaking a word" about injuries that anything is being held secret? Like, what advantage do the Steelers have by not saying a word about DeCastro's injuries? Every team on earth knows he is out 3-5 months. There isn't a single advantage being gained by the Steelers by not talking about it, NONE, not ONE. So why bother? Just pure paranoia on the level of making them look like freaks.

costanza2k1
08-30-2012, 01:24 PM
If it doesn't have any advantage one way why not the other way? Who cares is what I'm saying? Steelers aren't the only ones in the NFL who hold injury info, every team does it. I think it just bothers some not knowing the exact details of the injury and timeframes...there are a few docs on this board who would understand the terminology but I'm not going to fake it. If everyone thinks we're freaks so be it, we're the winning-est freaks out there...if we win another SB I hope they play "the freaks come out at night" :D

costanza2k1
08-30-2012, 01:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLYC7ltxOrk

couldn't resist

flippy
08-30-2012, 01:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLYC7ltxOrk

couldn't resist


I had you guys pegged more as El DeBarge freaks. :)

SanAntonioSteelerFan
08-30-2012, 02:01 PM
FLASH: Brady reportedly has a shoulder injury!!

(couldn't see your youtubes at work, stanz and flip ...)

Shawn
08-30-2012, 03:30 PM
I suspect it's a few things...

1) Tomlin is a typical type A who likes to try to control the uncontrollable.
2) He won't talk about it or allow players to talk about it, because they don't have to talk about it.
3) There is no advantage from a competitive or even a political stance to expound upon injury status.

ikestops85
08-30-2012, 03:55 PM
He's trying to emulate Bellichick

costanza2k1
08-30-2012, 04:18 PM
I suspect it's a few things...

1) Tomlin is a typical type A who likes to try to control the uncontrollable.
2) He won't talk about it or allow players to talk about it, because they don't have to talk about it.
3) There is no advantage from a competitive or even a political stance to expound upon injury status.


or 4) he won't talk about it because it annoys the media and some fans :D

Sugar
08-30-2012, 05:43 PM
I appreciate this about Tomlin. I would do the same thing in his place. The coach or the team will tell the press anything they need to know about any injuries. The press doesn't need to be going to the players about that kind of thing.