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pfelix73
12-11-2012, 01:22 PM
News and Notes from his PC:

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DeCastro is now working his way back into football shape and if the staff likes what they see from him this week or the coming weeks, DD will go in at RG and Foster will go to LG. Pouncey back to C.

Colon had surgery on knee and is out. Probably will go on IR, but they will not make that call right now...

Polamalu still nursing his calf, but should be ok for Dallas.

Cortez Allen has a hip flexor and it sounded as though he will be very questionable for Sunday's game......

K. Lewis also has a hip flexor but not as bad as Allen's. Other CB's will see serious time playing on Sunday.....

Adams is still out. Woodley is working his way back, but still not quite ready to go.

He simply put the loss on bad field position in 1st half and not able to convert 3rd downs to get out of it. Also-

Per Tomlin-- The 14 points given up in the 3rd quarter with the long SD drive and then the lateral call is what did them in and put them too far behind to successfully come back. duh.

I think they better get the ST worked on... It's been terrible. Too many flags....

Mister Pittsburgh
12-11-2012, 01:36 PM
Man of 10,000 words when about 20 would suffice. I can see why old man Rooney got sold on him.

phillyesq
12-11-2012, 02:13 PM
DeCastro is now working his way back into football shape and if the staff likes what they see from him this week or the coming weeks, DD will go in at RG and Foster will go to LG. Pouncey back to C.


I like the sound of this, as I believe that it puts the best players on the field.

flippy
12-11-2012, 02:18 PM
What's with all the injuries? Something really weird seems to be happening. No one can stay healthy.

RuthlessBurgher
12-11-2012, 02:32 PM
If DeCastro needed to work his way back into football shape, why did they activate him to the active roster after only one week of practice, when they could have had him practicing for 3 weeks before the team needed to decide whether to add him to the 53 man roster or remain on I.R. for the rest of the year. If DeCastro spent those 3 weeks practicing before we activated, we wouldn't have had to cut Hoyer last week to make room for Victorian, for instance.

pfelix73
12-11-2012, 02:37 PM
Good question......

Damn. Shows you how much I've been paying attn. during the week. I did not know they cut Hoyer. That's a bad move. I was sort of hoping that guy could've hung around for awhile. Maybe he could've ended up as our long term #2 QB....

Well, the local radio sure has a bunch of pi$$ed off fans calling in regarding Tomlin's response to him not going for the 2 pt conversion. All saying he gave up on any comeback..... Tomlin was asked about it at the PC and he basically blew it off and said they weren't in any position to catch up... This comment from the HC is a joke...

JAR
12-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Damn. Shows you how much I've been paying attn. during the week. I did not know they cut Hoyer. That's a bad move. I was sort of hoping that guy could've hung around for awhile. Maybe he could've ended up as our long term #2 QB....

Well, the local radio sure has a bunch of pi$$ed off fans calling in regarding Tomlin's response to him not going for the 2 pt conversion. All saying he gave up on any comeback..... I tend to agree...

and guess who signed Hoyer? Hint: It's the team named after a red bird that have lost nine in a row.

Oviedo
12-11-2012, 02:44 PM
Damn. Shows you how much I've been paying attn. during the week. I did not know they cut Hoyer. That's a bad move. I was sort of hoping that guy could've hung around for awhile. Maybe he could've ended up as our long term #2 QB....

Well, the local radio sure has a bunch of pi$$ed off fans calling in regarding Tomlin's response to him not going for the 2 pt conversion. All saying he gave up on any comeback..... I tend to agree...

I bet he is resigned to a futures contract in the off season

Mister Pittsburgh
12-11-2012, 03:24 PM
His excuse for not going for two was pathetic to be honest. I personally feel he didn't even know what was going on at that point.

lloydroid
12-11-2012, 04:05 PM
His excuse for not going for two was pathetic to be honest. I personally feel he didn't even know what was going on at that point.

That's exactly right; his explanation was merely to make an excuse for a F'd up decision. That is all. It is becoming more and more apparent that MT is weak minded. He may look cool, act cool and all of that, but he ain't swift when it comes to making decisions. He appears to be over his head and that is becoming more obvious with each passing game.

Mister Pittsburgh
12-11-2012, 04:40 PM
it will be interesting to see if Lebeau retires, and they don't force Butler down his throat, which way he goes. Same with Haley if he leaves for another HC job. IN another 2 or 3 years this will fully be Tomlins team, and his players.....no excuses or BS or talking in circles to cover it up.

squidkid
12-11-2012, 05:06 PM
i think the rooneys realize what they have in tomlin and will continue to make all the hires and fires. their rule kinda backfired on them

Snatch98
12-11-2012, 06:04 PM
His excuse for not going for two was pathetic to be honest. I personally feel he didn't even know what was going on at that point.

Are we being serious at this point? He didn't know what was going on? The same Coach that took the team to two super bowls and has one of the best records during his time in all of football. He didn't know what was going on? We aren't paid millions of dollars to coach. We simply sit back and speculate because we care about the team. I didn't have a huge problem with his reasoning.

Snatch98
12-11-2012, 06:07 PM
i think the rooneys realize what they have in tomlin and will continue to make all the hires and fires. their rule kinda backfired on them

Take your crazy talk somewhere else.

Chadman
12-11-2012, 06:11 PM
Are we being serious at this point? He didn't know what was going on? The same Coach that took the team to two super bowls and has one of the best records during his time in all of football. He didn't know what was going on? We aren't paid millions of dollars to coach. We simply sit back and speculate because we care about the team. I didn't have a huge problem with his reasoning.

It seems it started serious- then got crazy & out of control about 2 words in. :)

Every coach has bad games. Some coaches have bad years. Tomlin has been (dare I quote him?) 'above the line' since he got here. Going to take more than a few bad calls on a team that can't stay healthy for Chadman to start questioning his ability.

Snatch98
12-11-2012, 06:16 PM
It seems it started serious- then got crazy & out of control about 2 words in. :)

Every coach has bad games. Some coaches have bad years. Tomlin has been (dare I quote him?) 'above the line' since he got here. Going to take more than a few bad calls on a team that can't stay healthy for Chadman to start questioning his ability.

Well good sir that would be the RATIONAL! view point. We've got some crazy ass people on this message board. A year where the team has been decimated by injuries and we're 7-6. We shouldn't lose to the bad teams and Tomlin certainly has that problem. I was listening to 93.7 the fan this morning or yesterday and they were talking about over a span of time records against losing teams and his record was pretty bad. It was something like 11 over his tenure. Callers continued to mention "Cowher would have never done this or Cowher would have never done that" and then one major point was brought up. Tomlin may lose to the crap teams on occasion, mostly because it seems the team plays down. However he DOESN'T lose to the good teams and guess who did? Cowher. Cowher beat up on the bad teams but he lost to the good ones and I don't know about everyone else but I'd rather beat the good teams and lose to the bad ones (despite that being REALLY frustrating) than beat up on the bad teams and lose to the good ones. Bad teams don't make the playoffs afterall.

Eddie Spaghetti
12-11-2012, 06:17 PM
tomlin has not had a great year, IMO.

way too many uneven performances and decisions. The FG try in nashville still sticks in my craw.

flippy
12-11-2012, 06:22 PM
It seems it started serious- then got crazy & out of control about 2 words in. :)

Every coach has bad games. Some coaches have bad years. Tomlin has been (dare I quote him?) 'above the line' since he got here. Going to take more than a few bad calls on a team that can't stay healthy for Chadman to start questioning his ability.

Sometimes I don't completely understand Tomlin. He seems relaxed under pressure and keeps calm when situations look bad. But despite his demeanor, he seems to panic in the moment with some critical decisions.

His outward demeanor sets a tone with the players and I think it gets the best out of backups. It's amazing to me how competitive we can be with so many injuries.

But that same calm guy on the outside doesn't always make the right decision. And it's not so much the risks I'm talking about. I can live and die with some of the risks he takes. And I even think some of the risks that don't pay off, send a message to the team. I really like his style in general.

But for a guy who's so perfect in many ways. He has enough flubs that it seems like a pattern. And maybe it's not him. He might just need an assistant to help watch the clock, the points, the replays, the little things. Tomlin is a big picture guy and just needs a little assist on the details. I think most coaches have people to help them in these situations. Do the Steelers?

Mister Pittsburgh
12-11-2012, 07:28 PM
Are we being serious at this point? He didn't know what was going on? The same Coach that took the team to two super bowls and has one of the best records during his time in all of football. He didn't know what was going on? We aren't paid millions of dollars to coach. We simply sit back and speculate because we care about the team. I didn't have a huge problem with his reasoning.

Are you being serious to say you bought his excuse for not going for 2 and in fact it was a good idea to not go for two?

birtikidis
12-11-2012, 07:31 PM
I am curious to know... From you guys who think not going for two was a horrible decision... What was happening on the field that made you think a comeback was realistic? Was it the juggernaut offense or the immovable defense?

birtikidis
12-11-2012, 07:32 PM
Just for the record: no way do I go for two.
I think the bad decision was leaving Ben in the game after the 3rd quarter.

Mister Pittsburgh
12-11-2012, 07:44 PM
I am curious to know... From you guys who think not going for two was a horrible decision... What was happening on the field that made you think a comeback was realistic? Was it the juggernaut offense or the immovable defense?
The Chargers scored 14 points in about 12 seconds. If Tomlin gave up on the game with6 minutes left that isn't right. If his reasoning for it was as you state then he essentially quit.

pittpete
12-11-2012, 07:54 PM
He simply put the loss on bad field position in 1st half and not able to convert 3rd downs to get out of it

I know I'm late to the party
So you decided to go for it on 4th and 1 from midfield.
Punt genius and the field position battle would have changed:?

Snatch98
12-11-2012, 08:04 PM
I am curious to know... From you guys who think not going for two was a horrible decision... What was happening on the field that made you think a comeback was realistic? Was it the juggernaut offense or the immovable defense?

Exactly. I'd rather have the guaranteed one point while we're down there than to run the risk on converting for two. Nevermind that the game was sort of out of reach at that point. A huge helping of "too little too late".

lloydroid
12-11-2012, 09:15 PM
Here are some backs to consider, if we aren't going to sell the farm and use a first round on one.

Montee Bell, WI. 5-11, 215. He is a natural who could have a huge NFL career.

Lacy, AB. 5-10, 220. This guy is a beast. Maybe not quite as over all talented as Trent Richardson, but he is up there. He is just a truck. Plays in monster tough SEC. He could look super in the black and gold.

Le'Veon Bell, MSU, 6-2, 244. A BIG back. He could carry the rock and take defenders for a ride, plus will be there in later rounds. Leads the nation in carries so he won't pull a Dwyer and need to come off the field.

Steelhere10
12-11-2012, 10:20 PM
Why do you guys even bother arguing over these anti Tomlin critics. They never liked the hiring and never will. Every coach makes decisions on the way the game is going, take for an example when The cheat went for it on his on 20 against the Colts , I guess he did it because because he didn't know what have was doing but the reality is he knew his defense couldn't stop the Colts so he took that chanse because the flow of the game. It wasn't no coming back from this loss so what was the purpose.

pfelix73
12-12-2012, 12:34 PM
I know I'm late to the party
So you decided to go for it on 4th and 1 from midfield.
Punt genius and the field position battle would have changed:?

Exactly. I would've punted there too.