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Slapstick
12-30-2012, 05:01 PM
...and CRUNCH...our QB goes down...

And we turn the ball over 8 times the next game...

And never get it back together...

Sad...

Chucktownsteeler
12-30-2012, 05:02 PM
We had our chances............

lloydroid
12-30-2012, 05:17 PM
We had our chances............

We had more than a chance; he had several of them and this team just couldn't find a way to win. They are what their record says they are: average. Nothing special. Not play off worthy. Just run of the mill.

Chucktownsteeler
12-30-2012, 05:27 PM
We had more than a chance; he had several of them and this team just couldn't find a way to win. They are what their record says they are: average. Nothing special. Not play off worthy. Just run of the mill.

Exactly, when you lose to the Raiders, Titans, Chargers, and Browns you don't deserve to cry about not being in the playoffs. They can only blame themselves.

Steel Life
12-30-2012, 05:36 PM
While I agree with Lloyd, you cannot overlook the injuries...injuries just robbed this offense of any continuity.

squidkid
12-30-2012, 06:04 PM
seems like a good coach would have found a way to turn it around

Oviedo
12-30-2012, 09:09 PM
...and CRUNCH...our QB goes down...

And we turn the ball over 8 times the next game...

And never get it back together...

Sad...

...and CRUNCH our already mediocre OL is decimated by injuries. That is when the season went downhill.

BradshawsHairdresser
12-30-2012, 10:11 PM
We had more than a chance; he had several of them and this team just couldn't find a way to win. They are what their record says they are: average. Nothing special. Not play off worthy. Just run of the mill.

Exactly. We're the third-best team in the AFC North. Woo-hoo...

Too many underperforming players, too much poor coaching, and too many bad attitudes.

And whatever happened to "the standard is the standard" and "next player up"?

Sad thing is, with our cap situation, next season may well be another frustrating one. On the bright side, it could be worse...we could be Cleveland Browns fans...:D

JB13
12-30-2012, 10:25 PM
seems like a good coach would have found a way to turn it around

I agree with you. Tomlin is paid to navigate his team through tough times and devise ways to win with the personnel he has. Didn't happen. "Things looked pretty bleak at that point." Yeah, if you say so, Mike.

Slapstick
12-30-2012, 11:31 PM
8-8 with five of those losses by 3 points is about as good as a coach can do in those circumstances. The coach puts his players in position to win. In five of those losses, the Steelers were in position to win.

Sugar
12-30-2012, 11:33 PM
8-8 with five of those losses by 3 points is about as good as a coach can do in those circumstances. The coach puts his players in position to win. In five of those losses, the Steelers were in position to win.

Agreed. Tomlin did a good job this year. A coach can do great work just to get a team to .500.

BradshawsHairdresser
12-31-2012, 11:39 AM
Tomlin has to share the blame with his players in many of the losses this season. In too many games, the players weren't prepared to play. The HC has to assume some of that responsibility. Over and over again, we saw the team fall short because too many players were unfocused and undisciplined. Isn't part of the HC's job is to see to it that they are focused and disciplined? And how about the number of inexplicable decisions Tomlin made? Don't get me wrong, I like MT, but I think this was a poor season for him. I still think he's a good coach, but "the standard is the standard," and in the NFL, he'd better be meeting it again rather quickly, or it may be "next man up."

Slapstick
12-31-2012, 01:41 PM
Tomlin never made any decisions that cost the Steelers games...

aggiebones
12-31-2012, 01:50 PM
Yea, stop grinding your tomlin ax.
Without several top plays we were doing well at 6-3.
Then we lost Ben and more OL.
The D was OK, but the O couldn't do much.

Obviously Ben was hurting. I'd have left him out of the Browns game and maybe secure a better pick.

RussBII
12-31-2012, 04:19 PM
I'm not sure who to blame OTHER than Tomlin for coming out flat against the Chargers. That one still bugs me...

That being said, every team does that occasionally.

DukieBoy
12-31-2012, 04:28 PM
I'm not sure who to blame OTHER than Tomlin for coming out flat against the Chargers. That one still bugs me...

That being said, every team does that occasionally.

The Steeler definition of "occasionally" was "too often" this year, I think. The '70's dynasty would come out flat and disinterested, but more occasionally than this year's version of the Steelers.

BradshawsHairdresser
12-31-2012, 08:04 PM
The Steeler definition of "occasionally" was "too often" this year, I think. The '70's dynasty would come out flat and disinterested, but more occasionally than this year's version of the Steelers.


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Yea, stop grinding your tomlin ax.
No Tomlin ax here. Just my own observations, and my opinion that overall, his performance as a head coach was not too good this season. Hey, I hope he turns things around and wins another Super Bowl as the Steelers' coach. Over his career in Pittsburgh, he's been quite good...I rate him as a better HC than Cowher.


Tomlin never made any decisions that cost the Steelers games...
I didn't say he did. But he did make some head-scratching decisions that sure didn't help them in some very winnable games.