OK, then everyone explain why some coaches have low penalties while others have teams with the most?
Pgh has more penalty yards than rushing yards. I don't care how you want to spin that - that is awful, non-winning football. But no, the head coach has nothing to do with it. As a matter of fact, no matter what problems the team has NONE of it is ever Tomlin's fault. He's only the head coach; it can't be his fault.
lets get this straight.
coaches dont hold players accountable
they dont motivate
they arent responsible for players performance
they arent responsible for players taking stupid penalties
they dont do the drafting
they arent responsible for offense
they arent responsible for defense
they arent responsible for challenge flags
what do they get paid to do then?
A lot of this should fall on his shoulders and I'm sure if you asked him, he'd accept that as the way it should be. You may not like the way the season is going and you may not like Mike tomlin, but one thing about him is that he doesn't back down from his responsibilities as the coach. I like him and believe he can get it turned around for the team, but it needs to start tomorrow.
1.22) Vic Beasley, OLB, Clemson
2.56) PJ Williams, CB, FSU
3.87) Ben Koyack, TE, ND
4.120) Kurtis Drummond, FS, MSU
5.152) David Johnson, RB, North Iowa
6.183) Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon St.
7.214) Lynden Trail, OLB, Norfolk St.
"Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll
The coaches getting a free pass for "on the field" lack of discipline is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard.