Quote Originally Posted by BURGH86STEEL View Post
The individuals need to held accountable themselves. They are grown men and not children.
And when they don't hold themselves accountable and keep making penalties? What then? Just tell them, "You need to hold yourself accountable, you grown men" and nothing changes? Phil Simms summed it up best when he said, "Football is such a crazy sport that you have to have coaches pushing you at all times. You can't do it all on your own. You need coaches to get you more focused and always pushing harder." He is right. There are very few players who are so disciplined and self-motivated that they don't need coaches to keep them in line. There are probably only a few men per team that could pull it off; everyone else needs coaching, including riding them to limit dumb penalties. Who has that job? THE HEAD COACH. It's Tomlin's job to address this; if it continues, he needs to crack some heads. Obviously, he is failing on that end. To dismiss the dumb penalties as not the head coach's job is moronic.