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Thread: Does Tomlin Hire Assistants Like A Coach Afraid For His Job?

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by sick beats View Post
    Then it should be excessively easy to shoot down. It is beyond obvious what is going down. With each passing, disappointing season, Tomlin losses more and more power. He is not deciding on these assistant coach hires. The funniest thing ever was when when LeBoo said he would be back if Tomlin wanted him, as if it is Tomlin who decides if LeBoo comes or goes. What a riot of a joke.
    You may be right and evolution could be wrong too. But, there isn't much real evidence of either, just a lot of conjecture.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    You may be right and evolution could be wrong too. But, there isn't much real evidence of either, just a lot of conjecture.
    So you believe the Adam and Eve story is just as likely to be true as evolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    You may be right and evolution could be wrong too. But, there isn't much real evidence of either, just a lot of conjecture.
    LaBeue has long roots in Pgh, Haley also; grew up there and was Steeler ball boy. Tomlin has no reason to care about Western PA roots, but the Rooneys over-value the crap out of such. The Rooneys finger prints are all over the assistant coach hires.

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    Tomlin has control over his staff

    Also, surrounding yourself with former head coaches isn't a guy fearing for his job, that's just surrounding yourself with great football people.

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    No, Tomlin doesn't hire assistants like a coach afraid for his job.

    He doesn't seem to coach like a coach afraid for his job, either. A little of the latter might be a good thing, IMO.

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post
    The Art II hypothesis was a bunch of BS, IMO. Tomlin makes the decisions on who his assistants will be.
    Really? You think he hired LeBeau and Arians? You think he's the one that's all but promised Keith Butler, another 3-4 defensive coach, the job when LeBeau retires? He said Arians was coming back just before Art fired him and brought in Dick Haley's boy.

    I think he looks like a coach who's growing frustrated over his lack of control, as he should be.
    Last edited by WindyCitySteel; 10-11-2014 at 11:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slapstick View Post
    Or, none of that happened...
    Except that it did.

    Start with Arians, the York High graduate. Tomlin said Monday after the playoff loss that he anticipated both of his coordinators would return for the 2012 season. Art Rooney later said some coaches might "retire."


    The Post-Gazette reported that not only did Arians want to come back but that Tomlin told him he wanted him back.


    Then, the Steelers issued a statement that Arians had "retired" with a comment from Tomlin wishing him well in his retirement. A week later, Arians took a job as offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts.

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    A couple of weeks after that, Tomlin said that it was his decision to make a change at OC.

    Do I think he was getting some pressure to make that change? Very likely. But I believe the final decision was his...I don't think he's lying about that.

    It wouldn't be the only time Tomlin made an abrupt personnel change. Remember when he fired the STs coach (?Everest) after indicating that his staff was set for the season?

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    tomlin might be allowed to hire some low level coaches/assistants
    1) CB D Dennard
    2) OLB R Shazier
    3) DE J Ellis
    4) WR M Bryant
    5a) OG D Yankey
    5b) OLB J Tripp
    6a) RB D Archer
    6b) NT D McCullers
    7) WR J Janis

  10. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by steelblood View Post
    You may be right and evolution could be wrong too. But, there isn't much real evidence of either, just a lot of conjecture.
    Ummm....what? What an absurd comment, I guess there is always a couple of you people on every forum.

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