I don't care if Tomlin gets paid elsewhere and if he has success elsewhere. Maybe he needs a change in scenery. I don't know he's not performing well as a Steelers HC for quite some time and it's not just about the recent losses. It's a combination of bad player and coaching personnel decisions, clock management, challenges, team preparedness, etc.
cowher won a lot of games here and deserves respect.
message board guy claiming to know how cowher treated his players is pretty damn comical.
Not convinced that punting Tomlin solves anything. But some change in the make-up of this team is obviously required. Tomlin doesn't seem like a 'tactician' as a HC, more of a 'gatherer of men'.
The men he has gathered need changing. Maybe even across the board changes. Haley obviously isn't working out, for whatever reason. LeBeau is a great coach, but the D needs a bit of an injection of new ideas. Coach Mitchell isn't getting the results from the DL. Bicknall could be the first Coach gone.
Only coaches that Chadman would consider 'safe' would be Lake & maybe Butler. Butler actually strikes Chadman as the next Steeler HC. He's not a 'media guy', but here's betting he'd strike a lot of chords with not only the players, but the FO guys too.
A few changes in philosophy, a few technical changes, and the Steelers go from an 0-4 team to a playoff team. Won't happen this season, but the line between good & bad isn't so defined anymore. The Steelers have a number of pieces already in place. This team does not need a hatchet job on the playing personel.
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good thoughts as usual chadman.
I'm not for getting rid of tomlin either, but he must be held accountable just like every other coach on staff, even more so since his name is on the door. And not having someone prepared to play who "has a hat" is ludicrous. If Guy Whimper couldn't be counted on yesterday, it essentially means that he has dressed for an entire MONTH with no chance of going into a football game. That is absolutely mind numbing.
2014 NFL Draft
1) Cyrus Kouandjio-OT Alabama
2) Kyle Fuller-DB Virginia Tech
3) Jared Abbrederis-WR Wisconsin (the next Hines Ward)
4) Calvin Barnett-DT Oklahoma
5) Marcus Williams- DB North Dakota State (Best DB you haven't heard of)
6) Venric Mark-RB/WR Northwestern
We do have a tendancy to over react to disappoinment around here.
Thankfully, the FO doesn't. It's maddening at times, but more often than not, it's subtle change, not drastic change, that gets the desired result.
Philosophy needs a tweak. And certain areas of the roster need strengthening. But there are a lot of strengths in the Steelers, and a quick turnaround is only a step or two away.
Tomlin, or any Steeler HC, is going to have his struggles. Maintaining 'the standard' isn't easy. It's not a low standard, and never will be.
So to have a season, or seasons, where things don't go right, is neither surprising, or the end of the world.
One change that may need to be made though is Colbert. Chadman wonders how long a guy can maintain a level of success like has & not need to recharge the batteries. He takes a lot of the draft responsibility, maybe fresh eyes are needed here.
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