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    Mike Tomlin voted "Coach Players Want To Play For Most"

    Steelers Mike Tomlin voted "Coach Players Want To Play For Most" in Sporting News poll

    By Neal Coolong on Nov 7



    Steelers Mike Tomlin received 35 of 103 votes cast, a landslide winner in a Sporting News poll of current NFL players asked which coach they'd want to play for the most.

    It was a "varsity football" victory for Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

    Although he probably cares little about the award, he has to appreciate somewhat the fact players chose Tomlin by more than a 3-to-1 margin over Patriots coach Bill Belichick as the coach players would want to play for, in a poll recently done by The Sporting News. Players could not choose their current coach.

    Sports News quoted one player as saying:

    What I liked about him the most is that he's very up front and honest with you. You kind of always know where you stand with him-good, bad or indifferent. You appreciate the honesty of knowing where you stand. And the other thing would be that he just kind of always says the right thing, whether it's to you, the group, the media. Once again, whether it's good, bad, he just kind of says the right thing. He's got that knack.

    SN attributes the quote to an "NFC offensive player who used to play for Tomlin."

    Making guesses on who it could have been, former Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth, who's now with Chicago, comes to mind. He was one of Tomlin's first draft picks, and played with him for four seasons. Detroit's Stefan Logan was with Tomlin's Steelers in 2009, a free agent signing. Former Steelers practice squad player Jamon Meredith is in Tampa Bay.

    Green Bay's John Kuhn was released by Tomlin, so it wouldn't seem likely it was him.

    Tomlin is 60-28 in five seasons and eight games into the 2012 year, with a Super Bowl championship, two AFC championships and three AFC North division titles.

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    I wonder how many of our guys voted for BA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    I wonder how many of our guys voted for BA.
    Betcha he got at least one vote.

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    Duh... what did you think they would say? A loser like Whisenhunt?
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    Being the coach that most players want to play for? I guess that's nice. I'd place a higher value on the coach who gets the most out of his players or, especially, the coach that's the best at WINNING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    Being the coach that most players want to play for? I guess that's nice. I'd place a higher value on the coach who gets the most out of his players or, especially, the coach that's the best at WINNING.
    60-28, 2 Super Bowl appearances, 1 win, 3 AFC North titles, 2 AFC championships huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    60-28, 2 Super Bowl appearances, 1 win, 3 AFC North titles, 2 AFC championships huh?

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    You mean that's better than losing more games than you have won and getting lucky and getting to one Super Bowl and losing like the guy in AZ. But we all know that he got to that one Super Bowl because of Dennis Green's guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    You mean that's better than losing more games than you have won and getting lucky and getting to one Super Bowl and losing like the guy in AZ. But we all know that he got to that one Super Bowl because of Dennis Green's guys
    No, all I'm saying is that if you want to play for a winner, Mike Tomlin's record is pretty good in that regard. Of course, so is Belicheck's, Sean Payton, Mike McCarthy, and the Harbaughs. So, what I'm saying is that if you want to play for a winner, Tomlin would be in the running.

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    6.173) Wesley Johnson - OT
    6.192) Jordan Zumwalt - ILB
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    Quote Originally Posted by papillon View Post
    60-28, 2 Super Bowl appearances, 1 win, 3 AFC North titles, 2 AFC championships huh?

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    You don't understand what I was trying to say. I'm not trying to put down Tomlin--I like him, and I'm glad the Steelers have him. But I really don't care that he's the coach players most want to play for. What's important to me is that he gets production out of his players, and wins.

    I seem to recall that, a couple years back, when he was head coach of the Cowboys, Wade Phillips was voted as the coach the players most wanted to play for. But as a head coach, I don't think he was able to get the most out of his players, nor did he do much winning when it mattered. Do you see what I'm saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    You don't understand what I was trying to say. I'm not trying to put down Tomlin--I like him, and I'm glad the Steelers have him. But I really don't care that he's the coach players most want to play for. What's important to me is that he gets production out of his players, and wins.

    I seem to recall that, a couple years back, when he was head coach of the Cowboys, Wade Phillips was voted as the coach the players most wanted to play for. But as a head coach, I don't think he was able to get the most out of his players, nor did he do much winning when it mattered. Do you see what I'm saying?
    Gotcha, a misinterpretation on my part, now it makes sense.

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    2.46) Stephon Tuitt - DE
    3.97) Dri Archer - RB
    4.118 ) Martavis Bryant - WR
    5.157) Shaquille Richardson - CB
    6.173) Wesley Johnson - OT
    6.192) Jordan Zumwalt - ILB
    7.215) Daniel McCullers - DT
    7.230) Rob Blanchflower - TE

    "Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." -- Chuck Noll

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