1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner
The Tomlin coaching fiasco of the year was probably when we didn't run the 2 pt conversions against San Diego. Tomlin claimed a couple reasons why we didn't do this, but eventually settled on some sort of rationale that we didn't want to show our cards for 2 pt conversions because the game was effectively out of reach. Ok, I think that is ridiculous, but it's an explanation. So why did Ben stay in anyway if the game was out of reach?
One begins to wonder if Ben is staying in games to protect our even more injury-prone backups. That sounds insane, but so did the various rationales Tomlin gave for the no 2pt conversion explanation.
I find it bizarre that some don't think Tomlin is responsible for team focus, effort and discipline. Anyone ever watch "Restaurant Impossible?" It's a reality show where this dude comes in and fixes eateries that are going out of business. You know the #1 thing he usually has to fix to get a failing joint back on track? The biggest glare is usually because there is no real manager or boss, and everyone is allowed to just kind of do their own thing. In other words, with no actually boss, managing the people, leads to a crappy service and cooking situation. No one in charge, and human being tend to lack full effort. It is a fact of human nature. So who is the main "boss" of an NFL team? The head coach. Thus, any problems such as lack of focus, effort and discipline is on Tomlin. For the fools who say "the football players are making millions of $ so they should need to management" are so out-of-touch with the reality of the human race.
No, being a cook and a professional athlete are two different things....
I think a football player looks (or should look) at their responsibility like a teacher...you are under contract with an organization...you work with a team, but are responsible for your duties...there is a manager and evaluator who observes and offers input, but no one is there holding your hand throughout the day...you are judged by your results...I don't need anyone to come up with my motivation...I love my job and I am lucky to have the opportunity to do it...
We are not out of the playoffs because of the defense. We are out of the playoffs because of our inconsistent offense and poor offensive line play.
I don't care about anything but points allowed...the other stuff is window dressing...