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    Tomlin on how to fix the dropped passes

    Tomlin On How To Fix Drop Issues: Catch The Ball Or Get Replaced


    After two abysmal weeks of dropping the football, Mike Tomlin made things abundantly clear during his Tuesday press conference. Catch the ball or catch the bench.

    Tomlin was asked how to correct the more than dozen of drops by Steelers’ wideouts and tight ends over the last two games.
    “They can catch the ball or they can get replaced by those who will catch it,” he said during his Tuesday press conference. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZUI06kgC8U)

    As ESPN’s Stats and Info calculated last night, Pittsburgh dropped seven passes in Monday’s loss to Washington. That’s coming off a week where they dropped about as many in their narrow win over Baltimore. It’s one of the most glaring problems with this team and it’s no surprise to see the Steelers dubiously lead the NFL in this category.


    The only problem is the drop issues seem contagious. They haven’t been limited to one guy. Eric Ebron and Diontae Johnson may be the worst offenders but even sure-handed receivers like JuJu Smith-Schuster have put a couple on the ground against the Ravens and Football Team. If Tomlin benches everyone like he says, there might not be anyone left to replace them.
    But Tomlin made it clear receivers need to do what they’re paid to do. Catch the ball.

    “Like I often said, I expect guys to make routine plays routinely. And when there’s a pattern of that not happening, we gotta look at who we’re throwing the ball too. The coaching of catching the football for those who are employed to do it at this level is something I don’t have a lot of patience for. It’s not something that any of us have a lot of patience for. Those guys job is to catch the football particularly the routine ones. Where there’s a pattern, you should expect to see less opportunities. That’s just fair. That’s just part of what this business and our game is about.”

    In the short-term, Tomlin’s lack of patience may mean more chances for guys like James Washington. Washington has been about the only receiver not to have a drop the past two weeks and is making big plays. He crucially picked up a third down in traffic to seal the win against Baltimore. Versus Washington, he caught a 30 yard pass down the seam and later, grabbed a short curl route, broke two tackles, and raced 50 yards into the end zone.

    Yesterday, Washington played 38 snaps, more than Chase Claypool, and his highest snap count in a game since Week 6 against Cleveland.

    At tight end, Ebron may see a reduced role for the more sure-handed and undeniably better blocker in Vance McDonald. That wasn’t reflected in the snap count yesterday though. Ebron played 57 snaps to McDonald’s 28.

    Read more: Tomlin On How To Fix Drop Issues: Catch The Ball Or Get Replaced - Steelers Depot (https://steelersdepot.com/2020/12/tomlin-on-how-to-fix-drop-issues-catch-the-ball-or-get-replaced/)
    Last edited by Chucktownsteeler; 12-08-2020 at 05:22 PM.

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    “The coaching of catching the football with those that are employed to do so at this level is not something I’ve got a lot of patience for,” Tomlin said. “It’s not something any of us have a lot of patience for. Those guys’ jobs are to catch the football, particularly the routine ones. Where there is a pattern, you should expect to see less opportunities. That’s just fair. That’s just part of what this business and our game is all about.”

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    Cant read the black text but I’m going to guess he said “catch the ball or catch the bench?”
    Tomlin’s coming back so what can you do?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    “The coaching of catching the football with those that are employed to do so at this level is not something I’ve got a lot of patience for,” Tomlin said. “It’s not something any of us have a lot of patience for. Those guys’ jobs are to catch the football, particularly the routine ones. Where there is a pattern, you should expect to see less opportunities. That’s just fair. That’s just part of what this business and our game is all about.”
    This seems like a pretty logical path forward to a team that probably has more than enough guys for the opportunities that are around.

    But you do want to be throwing to the open guy too (even if his drop rate is higher than what you want).

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    LMAO...He we go! Tough talk Tomlin 2 weeks in a row! Played like Dog**** against the Ravens 3rd team..Then turn around the next game and lose to the Washington Potatoes...All the while, Your starting TE ( who can't catch ) and Tuiit running their mouths all over social media about other teams...Typical Tomlin led team!

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    I used to know how to fix the color but can't find it now. Pretty much says catch the ball or have a seat.

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    I like what he is saying but it won't be easy sitting DJ. But it will give others that have worked on their craft an opportunity (Washington).

    (btw, it might surprise some who the WR is with the second most drops in the NFL. And it's a guy you would NEVER bench.)

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    The silver lining with this loss is that it forces the team to make changes. After all, they weren't going to do anything different as long as they were undefeated.... you know, you don't fix what ain't broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktownsteeler View Post
    I used to know how to fix the color but can't find it now. Pretty much says catch the ball or have a seat.
    copy the text in notepad...then re copy it from there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword View Post
    copy the text in notepad...then re copy it from there....
    easier... "Edit post", select the text, select alternate color ("A") in the toolbox.

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