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    Re: A deep look at Mike Tomlin's first 5 years

    That's odd...when Chadman read the article the first time, he didn't pick up on the anti-Tomlin slant.

    Thought there was a lot of decent research put into the article, to be honest.

    Not everyone will agree on opinion pieces, but it is somewhat true that Tomlin took over a team that Cowher had pieced together quite nicely. That isn't Tomlin's fault, or a knock on Tomlin. More of a 'props to Cowher' type thing. Still, there are plenty of talented football teams that don't win Super Bowls- Philadelphia 2011 anyone? So Tomlin's accomplishment, even if it was started by Cowher, cannot be taken from him.

    Interesting to read about his season- to- season turnarounds in regards to winning, or more importantly, not losing like he had the season before. And how he rarely loses back-to-back games.

    If anything, Chadman found the article somewhat supportive of Tomlin, if not overly supportive.

    One thing that rarely gets mentioned in relation to drafted players to roster members conversations go- the Steelers roster has been set & solid for a number of years. This is a tough group to break into & get a start on. So the fact that middle to late round draft picks 'fail' to stick is not that surprising really.
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    2nd- 4
    3rd- 0
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    Re: A deep look at Mike Tomlin's first 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10
    I agree, not to mention that Cowher took some of Noll players and had success. Woodson anyone.
    Not to mention Dermontti Dawson, Greg Lloyd, Carnell Lake, Barry Foster, etc.


    Difference maker in the middle needed to replace Shazier.

    Offer picks 1.28 & 3.92 plus WR Martavis Bryant to ARZ for pick 1.15. They only have 5 draft picks now, plus their WR's are undersized (John Brown & J.J. Nelson both 5'10") or old (Larry Fitzgerald 35 y.o.).

    Gets us ahead of BAL at 1.16, who's looking to replace the retired ILB Zach Orr.

    1.15 Georgia ILB Roquan Smith 6'0" 225
    2.60 Stanford FS Justin Reid 6'1" 204

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    Re: A deep look at Mike Tomlin's first 5 years

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by Steelhere10
    I agree, not to mention that Cowher took some of Noll players and had success. Woodson anyone.
    Not to mention Dermontti Dawson, Greg Lloyd, Carnell Lake, Barry Foster, etc.
    Neil O'Donnell, too. Love him or hate him, he was part of Cowher's early success.
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    Re: A deep look at Mike Tomlin's first 5 years

    I agree, that Tomlin did inherit good team but, you cannot give credit to winning a SB to a past coach....Tomlin gets credit for the SB..period.

    Like I said, before in another post,
    Tomlin appears to lack motivational skills to the players.
    Adjustments to the team during a game, execution of plays.
    stubborn on plays that don't work....


    ......oh get some great OL players

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