your missing the point.
tomlin said he wasn't prepared to play.
his words, not mine.
That's on the player...
Tomlin has benched ill-prepared players before (Mendenhall)...you would prefer that he put a player who did not prepare well out there?
are you this dense?
whimper dressed dummy.
I'm sure that, given another injury on the line, Tomlin would have been forced to put Whimper in against his wishes...
That doesn't make it a good idea...nor does it make him more prepared...
poor tomlin being forced to play a guy he didn't have prepared.
I'm not the least bit surprised you are defending this.
I would guess the staff only sees Whimper as an OG right now & Beachum, who would've been the back-up OT, was already playing. Don't get me wrong, I've hated the Whimper signing forever but it's clear that crappy signing or not, Colbert has no one else to replace him with.
I still don't get why you wouldn't sign Starks after the Chargers cut him because at a minimum, he provides a LT option as a backup if Adams gets hurt and severely underperforms. That makes no sense to me. He's a better T than Whimper. It's a solid backup plan. Beachum is only one guy so if he has to play due to another injury (like on Sunday), you still have someone that can play tackle. It makes no sense at all.
Originally Posted by Steel Life
Did Tomlin want Whimper?
Originally Posted by Eddie Spaghetti
Hell, did Tomlin want Haley?
These are the things we don't know...
we do know that he hand picked the oline coach................hows that working out?
Originally Posted by Slapstick
"Tomlin said he wasn't ready to play". What am I missing, it's presumably just telling it like it is, how is that a reflection of Tomlin or the other coaches?
IIRC, Whimper was signed because we a) needed depth, and b) had no $$. Also, do I recall correctly talk on this board that Whimper was the *worst* rated OL in the NFL last year? Was he actually cut already when we found him ... by *Jacksonville*?
The easy explanation for why Whimper didn't take the field is that personnel move didn't pan out, that he really *does* suck eggs, and that all the scouting reports we experts had access to were ... right!
Unless there were absolutely zero alternatives at the time, I think the finger needs to be pointed at the people who decided Whimper was a good signing, not simply the coaches who wound up w/ him in the locker room.
Just my 2 cents.