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    Tomlin-era bad personnel decisions

    What do you think were the bad personnel decisions so far in the Tomlin-era? This includes drafting, coach selections, keeping players "past their time", cutting players, etc.

    Personnally, I think the bad outweighs the good but I think Tomlin is getting a little better particularly w/ the draft and coach selections.

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    Bad = letting Kuhn Go and keeping that other horrible dude that he had a feeling about. (RB/FB) can't even remember his name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetJoeGreene View Post
    Bad = letting Kuhn Go and keeping that other horrible dude that he had a feeling about. (RB/FB) can't even remember his name.
    Carey Davis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Carey Davis?
    That was it!
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    I know I'm going to get blasted for this but I think Lamarr Woodley is a pylon out on the field much too often. I would rather have a player out there who shows up every game and on every play. He's the Willie Parker of the defense who in opinion will be out of the league in a couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
    I know I'm going to get blasted for this but I think Lamarr Woodley is a pylon out on the field much too often. I would rather have a player out there who shows up every game and on every play. He's the Willie Parker of the defense who in opinion will be out of the league in a couple of years.
    I won't go that far by any means, but Woodley has a lot to prove to me. He just got paid last off-season, and proceeded to take two months paid vacation time as far as I'm concerned. To me, hamstrings tend to come as a result of putting too much force before the muscle is ready. i.e. If you don't properly prepare your hamstring for game-day workloads, it won't respond. I think he didn't properly prepare, then hurt himself, and cost his team the chance to make it to the Super Bowl.

    I guess right now (hindsight being 20/20), I would say drafting those two linemen (Hood and Heyward) in the first round. I hope I am proven wrong... and I understand that we had a need there. (In '09, I wanted Jairus Byrd.) But these two hold a key to our fortunes this year and beyond. Hood's going into his 4th year--time to produce. Time to set that edge like you're supposed, like #91 did for a decade. You can't rely on Hampton anymore. Heyward--sorry buddy, you are getting lumped in with Hood. It's time to grow up fast. We don't need you to be a back-up, with training wheels on. We need you and/or Hood to SEIZE the opportunity, and make an impact.

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    I'll go with Tomlin letting the cat out of the bag regarding our opinion of Darelle Revis in a pre-draft press conference (so the Jets knew exactly which team that they had to trade up in front of to get him).

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    I think literally running the wheels off Willie Parker might not have been the best idea. He could have been spelled a little more, IMO. It would be great to have a guy with that kind of burst as a change of pace back even when he couldn't be the bell cow anymore.

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    Are we only mentioning the bad choices? Well, Chadman can pick 2- Larry Zeirlein & Sean Mahan.

    The rest are draft choices which are acceptable- not like Tomlin selects these players on his own.
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    The 2008 Draft was not very good. It was the worst one since 1999 and the worst draft under the Colbert regime. Mendy is really the only stand out and there is questions about him as well, especially now with the injury. He never made the huge impact that we all expected, and if this is his last year in Pittsburgh his biggest play as a Steeler will be his fumble in the Super Bowl. In my opinion, if we go score there that game probably plays out completely different. Mundy is still on the team and is a solid contributor on special teams and sub packages but his last play is what we all remember.
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