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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Ok....who got Maniacs password and logged in as him.

    (just kidding)
    I'm just telling the facts (truth). Hahahaha.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Maniac View Post
    I'm just telling the facts (truth). Hahahaha.
    You are not Maniac.
    Your kind are not welcome in this world.

    You go back to whatever pod and planet you came from and bring our friend back.


    Last edited by Captain Lemming; 07-19-2019 at 10:55 AM.

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    Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin is angry for all the wrong reasons

    Updated Jul 18, 2019; Posted Jul 18, 2019

    By John Luciew | jluciew@pennlive.com

    Mike Tomlin never minces words. So when he vented the anger of Steelers Nation in a recent interview, it was an unmistakable signal from the taciturn head coach.
    The quote, heard all around Pittsburgh, was this: “I embrace the high expectations associated with the job. I like the fact that Steeler Nation is pissed off, you know. As am I and we are."

    But what’s the real source of all of Tomlin’s fire and fury? And what’s his actual intent in venting his ire so publicly?

    One thing is for sure, Tomlin, who kept prodigious notes for decades preparing for his shot with the Steelers, has a painstaking plotted strategy at work here. He’s a coach who carefully chooses every word.

    So consider this: The fired-up Steelers head coach is bucking for a big, new contract.

    Of late, however, Tomlin’s Steelers haven’t been money in big money games. So why should the Steelers show Tomlin the money now?

    The last Lombardi lifted in Pittsburgh came after the 2008 season, when Mike Tomlin was new to his tenure as the NFL’s then-youngest head coach. The future seemed bright. Steelers fans were already counting their seventh title.

    But a Super Bowl appearance following the 2010 season slipped away to Green Bay (gee thanks, Rashard Mendenhall).

    Since then it has been a tale of two seasons and the best of times and the worst of times for Steelers Nation.

    Namely, mostly successful and exciting regular seasons, followed by ultimate and even utter failure in the playoffs.

    Then 2018 hit like a fist: No playoffs at all. This after the Steelers were one-and-done in the postseason in 2017.

    It’s now been 11 long years since that last and sixth Lombardi took its place in the Steelers trophy case. Meanwhile, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots have matched the Steelers’ once-singular Super Bowl haul.

    The losses kept coming, too.

    This time, they were off the football field. And off the field is where star receiver Antonio Brown was for the season finale in 2018 and where running back Le’Veon Bell remained all of last year.

    Both are gone now, but not forgotten. Yet there’s no sure-fire replacement for all their big plays in the Steelers offense.

    But in that recent interview, Mike Tomlin didn’t emphasize his playoff futility and the long Lombardi drought in saying he’s as “pissed off” as Steelers fans.

    Rather what has Tomlin’s hackles up is all those straw-man “outsiders” who are supposedly scoffing at the Steelers’ chances for a championship 2019.

    Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Shouldn’t Tomlin be angry at the man in the mirror?

    When he peers at his reflection, rather than an underestimated mastermind, shouldn’t he see the ugly blemishes of poor performances in the playoffs?

    And instead of glimpsing an under-appreciated coach who’s overdue to be rewarded with a $10-million-a-year contract extension, shouldn’t Tomlin see an aging motivator who may have lost his mojo?

    Some say Tomlin certainly lost his team last season, when Bell and then Brown mounted all-out rebellion. All of it occurred right under Tomlin’s supposedly finely-tuned nose for sniffing out just the right method for getting the very best out of every player.

    Instead, Tomlin is PO’ed at the old standby for coach’s without a coherent motivational message – lack of respect.

    Rodney Dangerfield would be proud. At least he was a comedy king.

    Of late, the Steelers haven’t sniffed an NFL crown. That should be the real rub in the Steel City.

    And it’s not just me who perceives Tomlin is hitting the wrong notes in supposedly feeling and venting the angst of Steelers Nation. Here’s how BehindTheSteelCurtain analyzed Tomlin’s recent remarks in the coach’s big interview with Bruce Rader of WAVY TV 10: “Perhaps the most noticeable remarks from Tomlin during this interview were his continual references to the questions that surround his team. For someone who claims not to pay much attention to the noise outside of the building, it is clear that the coach has heard what the so-called “experts” have been saying about Pittsburgh as of late.”

    Pardon me, but doesn’t Tomlin and his Steelers’ brass have bigger things to worry about? Things like figuring out who’s going to replace all those big plays on offense now that Brown and Bell are wearing different color uniforms?

    Actually, Tomlin did sound a bit worried about this minor detail in the same interview: “There’s going to be plays that need to be made as well and those two guys that you mentioned made a lot of plays. But also, we had a couple of Pro Bowlers at that position a year ago that are still on our team, guys like JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner. So, there’ll be opportunities for young emerging stars to continue to do that - emerge and star and wear the responsibility of that. Really excited about the questions surrounding us.”

    In the end, Tomlin did what he does best. Namely, hitching his and his team’s fortunes to the broad but leaner back of his future Hall of Fame quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.
    Said Tomlin of Ben in the same sit-down: “Man, he’s unbelievable player. He needs no endorsement from me. I’ve enjoyed his talents for 13 years and I look forward to enjoying them in 2019. He’s wired much like I’m wired. We’re excited about meeting the challenges of 2019 and answering some of those questions about us.”

    Excited, maybe. But everyone knows Big Ben’s championship window is rapidly closing at age 37. Tomlin better have a fool-proof masterplan for making sure Roethlisberger and the Steelers put their name on another Lombardi or two before Big Ben shuts it down for good.

    Otherwise, you haven’t seen anything yet when it comes to the ire of Steelers Nation.

    For now, the furnace-like fires of Steelers fans have been cooled by Tomlin’s and the team’s talk of a supposedly resurgent, newly-bonded and playoff-bound team.
    Amid this clam, Tomlin likely will get his big money new deal with the Steelers That is, if you believe the insider talk coming out of the 412 area code. None other than the dean of Steelers reporters, Ed Bouchette with the Athletic, predicts the Steelers will show Tomlin the money later this summer, even though the coach hasn’t shown much in the playoffs of late.

    So what’s Tomlin PO’ed about anyway? I must admit, I’m lost. I really am.

    There was a time when they called Pittsburgh the ‘City of Champions.’ But you ask me, this whole Tomlin narrative reads more like Bizarro World.

    Don’t just take my word for it. Check out my weekly check on the pulse of Steelers Nation in my latest Steelers Update podcast, which mines this subject much more deeply than my column.

    So listen up right here, Steelers fans -- for me, the bottom line is this: Tomlin, who constantly reminds us the standard is the standard in Pittsburgh, should hold himself to that same standard.

    It’s a standard Tomlin and the Steelers have fallen far short of lately. Yet it doesn’t seem to matter anymore.

    It hasn’t stopped all the talk about disrespect.

    It hasn’t dampened the already-rekindled Super Bowl expectations, despite the losses of Brown and Bell.

    And it won’t prevent the Pittsburgh ownership from handing over the bank to their still much-sought-after head coach.

    The only question is, will it be good money after bad? Or a down-payment on a beautiful but overdue Steelers rebirth that will finally realize all those trophy-case-filling fantasies ignited after a young Tomlin won his first Super Bowl in Feb. 2009?

    Is it just me, or does it feel like that was a lifetime ago?


    https://www.pennlive.com/sports/2019...g-reasons.html
    Last edited by Buzz; 07-20-2019 at 02:28 PM.

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    Wow.... best article I’ve ever read in summing up Tomlin’s tenure. The standard IS the standard. Not just 10 win regular season games are satisfactory. Thanks Hawaii for posting this. This article is saying what I’ve been saying for years.
    From the 2010-2018 season, (An 8 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

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    The Steelers have set themselves up for a great season. If Tomlin can't at least make a deep playoff run then it might be time to move on. But honestly, how many times can they get lucky picking great coaches?? Noll, Cowher, Tomlin......

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    The Steelers have set themselves up for a great season. If Tomlin can't at least make a deep playoff run then it might be time to move on. But honestly, how many times can they get lucky picking great coaches?? Noll, Cowher, Tomlin......
    EXACTLY!!!! The Tomlin "haters" just think you are going to get the next "great coach." Look how many guys fizzled since Tomlin took over. Even the hot guys like Sean McVay are showing flaws. I'll happily keep what we have instead of rolling the dice. IMO that just shows how their hatred of Tomlin is for the man and not the job he has done. Any analysis will show that there have been so many guys hired and failed and fired during Tomlin's tenure how can you not want his consistency for a complete unknown?
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    Tim Benz: 1 stubborn stance about Steelers that Mike Tomlin must drop

    TIM BENZ | Monday, July 22, 2019

    Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is still spinning the same yarn.

    Circus? Distractions? There was never anything crazy about the Steelers locker room!

    When speaking to ESPN last week, Tomlin made the following statement when asked if he expected a “calmer locker room” this year.

    “I don’t know that our locker room wasn’t calm a year ago,” Tomlin responded. “The circus that was associated with being us — from time to time — attention that comes with it, there is a perception that there is a lack of calm. But I don’t know that there was a lack of calm within our group. The circus that surrounds our group can be described as that. But the group itself, these guys are professional.”

    Then Tomlin went onto suggest that the coverage of the team was more chaotic than his team’s behavior itself.

    “We have no control over the storylines,” Tomlin said. “We just prepare and play. And play to win.”

    That has been the company line with the Steelers for a few years now.

    As Tomlin was suggesting, it’s not like the issues that surrounded the Steelers a year ago resulted in a replay of the stool-swinging minicamp brawl of 19 years ago.

    But I’ll say the same thing in response to Tomlin that I did when Art Rooney II and Kevin Colbert expressed the same opinion: It’s hard to have a circus when you remove all the clowns.

    Antonio Brown is in Oakland. Le’Veon Bell is in New York. James Harrison is retired. Joey Porter isn’t on the coaching staff. Martavis Bryant is out of football.

    Actions speak louder than words. Those clowns were removed for a reason. Those guys had enough of Pittsburgh. And the Steelers had enough of trying to make them happy.

    Rooney could’ve given Bell what he wanted financially. Colbert could’ve played hardball with Brown instead of giving him away for chump change to Oakland. The organization could’ve given Bryant yet another chance. Tomlin could’ve kept Porter and played Harrison more.

    But, in each case, that didn’t happen. In each case, the team put up with too much for too long. And, eventually, they said enough was enough.

    Eventually.

    But let’s not revise history and act like that’s not what happened. Particularly in the cases of Bell, Brown and Bryant. Those guys are still gifted enough to help the offense.

    They just bring too much baggage.

    Heck, it was Tomlin himself who — after this spring’s draft — used the word “cleansing” to describe what took place with the team this offseason.

    He turned that phrase in response to defending his own “we want volunteers, not hostages” reference to his locker room in November.

    That doesn’t sound like a coach who was satisfied with the chemistry of his group a year ago.

    The frustrating part of this latest quote from Tomlin is when he says, “We have no control over the storylines.”

    Yeah. You do.

    If your players …

    • Don’t skip meetings, practices, and games

    • Don’t demand trades

    Don’t sit out the whole year

    • Don’t tweet dumb things

    • Don’t force themselves into being released

    • Don’t get suspended

    • Don’t have sideline blowups with coaches

    … then the media won’t have the pesky “storylines.”

    I know Tomlin understands that.

    What I don’t know is why Tomlin thinks we are going to buy his sales job to the contrary.

    https://triblive.com/sports/tim-benz...lin-must-drop/

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    Tomlin can’t control grown ass men from holding out, discussing contracts on social media, missing practices, etc.

    Please tell me what team controls their players? Don’t you dare say the Pats.

    They had a freaking murderer on the team.

    A murderer.

    Until the media turns the corner and starts talking football they will always have us in the news because our fan base is nationwide so it’s an easy way to get clicks.

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    Before camp grind, Mike Tomlin pours back into his hometown

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    Jeremy Fowler
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    HAMPTON, Va. -- The line to the VIP room snaked through two hallways. Mike Tomlin, the centerpiece of the Hampton (Va.) Roads Youth Foundation's "Casino Night," was positioned in the back of the room as fans entered for pictures and autographs.

    Each July, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach returns to his hometown of Hampton to shake hands, hug old friends and help the HRYF with whatever it needs, from fundraising to coaching in the football camp. One local pointed out the same people attend the events each year because Tomlin -- who calls the appearance "hectic," in the best possible way -- is friendly to everyone.

    "I want to get around and see as many people as I can see, make myself as available as I can make myself," Tomlin told ESPN from the event. "I want them to get close to me, touch me, get over all those things young people have to get over in terms of seeing people on TV and things of that nature."

    Tomlin found a road map of sorts about 35 years ago, when a 12-year-old boy saw NFL star and Hampton Roads native Lawrence Taylor walk into a 7-Eleven back home. Tomlin was playing a pinball machine and needed a few minutes to gather himself.

    He tries to remember how that felt when greeting locals for the fundraiser.

    "He inspired me. That’s just what this area is about," he said. "Athletics is a vehicle for betterment. It’s a means to improve yourself and your present circumstances. ... We all feel that and wear that and understand the mentality of the young people here."

    Tomlin gets something back for his work -- reconnecting with friends and family who influenced his development as a man and coach.

    They poured into him, so he pours back.

    "We all feel extremely obligated to do so because we realize people in this community have put us in the positions we’re in," Tomlin said. "Although we don’t live here anymore, I always want to be ingrained in this community. I want the kids and the young people in this community to know me. I want them to know I’m no different than them, and I’m in the position I’m in because I worked hard and had people in this community who cared about me and nurtured my growth and development. We want to do the same for them.”

    Tomlin could overwhelm his youthful audiences with chalk talk and messages of locker room chemistry, but instead he stresses good decision-making, "how we push goals and dreams toward reality."

    He believes home roots shape people, which is why Pittsburgh's blue-collar ways remind him of Hampton.

    "Football is just simply the hook, the vehicle that I rode," Tomlin said. "It doesn't matter what their passions are, it’s about galvanizing those passions and hopes and dreams into action."

    https://www.espn.com/blog/pittsburgh-steelers/post/_/id/31010/before-camp-grind-mike-tomlin-pours-back-into-his-hometown
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Steelers extend Mike Tomlin’s contract through 2021

    Posted by Josh Alper on July 25, 2019, 12:09 PM EDT

    The Steelers have only had three head coaches since the start of the 1969 season and that’s set to remain the case through at least the 2021 season.

    The team announced on Thursday that Mike Tomlin has signed a one-year contract extension. His deal was set to expire after next season and the Steelers missed the playoffs last year, but the team still decided the time was right to affirm their commitment.

    “I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2021 season,” Steelers president Art Rooney II said in a statement. “Mike is one of the most successful head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident in his leadership to continue to lead our team as we pursue our goal of winning another championship.”

    Tomlin is entering his 13th season as the Steelers coach. He’s 125-66-1 in the regular season and 8-7 in the playoffs, including a victory in Super Bowl XLIII that made him the youngest coach in league history to win a Super Bowl.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/07/25/steelers-extend-mike-tomlins-contract-through-2021/
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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