Will Pittsburgh Fire Mike Tomlin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I my thoughts a good situation is a great front office and an owner that knows to leave the football to the football people. Just like the teams I named. Brady and Belichick would NOT have had the same success if they were in Cincinnati or Washington.

    Could explain what a good situation is then, in your estimation?
    Brady and Belicheck would have had the same success with all but the worst organizations in the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    It's really only an issue if they would have lost this week. They didn't, so for now AB is a non issue.
    I agree with you JD far more than not...but I cannot agree with you on this one. When one of your best players (if not THE best player) does not play in a game because he throws a ball at the franchise QB and refuses to practice the week before a MUST WIN game, that is far from a "non issue". It will be very interesting to see how the Steelers deal with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Brady and Belicheck would have had the same success with all but the worst organizations in the league.
    Could you explain what makes Pittsburgh far and away the best situation in the NFL...still trying to understand that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggclfan View Post
    I agree with you JD far more than not...but I cannot agree with you on this one. When one of your best players (if not THE best player) does not play in a game because he throws a ball at the franchise QB and refuses to practice the week before a MUST WIN game, that is far from a "non issue". It will be very interesting to see how the Steelers deal with this.
    Oh, it's an issue. My point was that it didn't matter this week. It's definitely an issue going forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I my thoughts a good situation is a great front office and an owner that knows to leave the football to the football people. Just like the teams I named. Brady and Belichick would NOT have had the same success if they were in Cincinnati or Washington.

    Could explain what a good situation is then, in your estimation?
    Agree. It's a culture created from the ownership on down and how things are run. Maybe everyone has caught up now but I'll never forget the Bengals DB (Artrell Hawkins?) who went to New England. He was on the radio and said it was night and day between here and there. Simple stuff like food and stuff provided to the players and how business-like the meetings and organization was. Belichick didn't win in Cleveland and Brady and Belichick would not have won anywhere. They're a great duo but it's a trio with Kraft included.

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    Apparently AB has requested a trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Axelrod View Post
    Apparently AB has requested a trade.
    On Roster: $22.1 million
    Off Roster: $21.1 million

    He wants a new coach.

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    I agree 100% with Grant. Tomlin has been the beneficiary of a great organization
    and a HOF QB. There isn't an employed coach in the league who has directly cost his team as many games as he has. He has created a loathsome culture of drama, turmoil, and dissent; from his assistant coaches, Harrison, Bell, Brown and others. He lost his team when he disgracefully threw a respected Army Veteran under the bus regarding the flag protests last year. Much like his critical game situation decisions, that could not have been handled worse ! I hope the Steelers keep him.

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    Tomlin seems to be a player's first coach, to a fault. At some point the players end up ruling the lockerroom, and that is what you have in Pittsburgh. This season had doom written all over it when you have the organization (from the head officials down to the players) counting La'Veon's money. Whether they were right or wrong, that is something you do not publicly do... especially the further down the ladder you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banana slug View Post
    I agree 100% with Grant. Tomlin has been the beneficiary of a great organization
    and a HOF QB. There isn't an employed coach in the league who has directly cost his team as many games as he has. He has created a loathsome culture of drama, turmoil, and dissent; from his assistant coaches, Harrison, Bell, Brown and others. He lost his team when he disgracefully threw a respected Army Veteran under the bus regarding the flag protests last year. Much like his critical game situation decisions, that could not have been handled worse ! I hope the Steelers keep him.
    I agree with most of what you said. Except when you said he lost his team with what he said during the flag protest. Even the players on the team said they werent exactly thrilled he went out there on his own, when the team had agreed to stay in the lockerroom. Now you may have disagreed with what Tomlin said about it, but I disagree with you that it had any impact on losing the team or not as you stated due to that.

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    AB showed up on Friday with a sore foot/knee. Tomlin gave him the day off and requested he get an MRI. Didn't hear from him again until his agent told Tomlin on Sunday morning he was ready to go. Left the stadium early Sunday. Never went and got the MRI Tomlin asked him to do. Didn't show up to meetings on Monday.

    Train-wreck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    AB showed up on Friday with a sore foot/knee. Tomlin gave him the day off and requested he get an MRI. Didn't hear from him again until his agent told Tomlin on Sunday morning he was ready to go. Left the stadium early Sunday. Never went and got the MRI Tomlin asked him to do. Didn't show up to meetings on Monday.

    Train-wreck.
    AB blew up at Ben early in the week but they talked it over and supposedly things were fixed. Then the team selected their MVP and chose JuJu. AB blew a gasket at that. AB didn't show up for practice all week and Tomlin put him on the injured list as a cover with a sore knee issue. AB showed up Sunday for the game expecting to play and Tomlin was having none of it with AB blowing off the team all week. Tomlin made AB inactive for Sunday's game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    AB blew up at Ben early in the week but they talked it over and supposedly things were fixed. Then the team selected their MVP and chose JuJu. AB blew a gasket at that. AB didn't show up for practice and Tomlin put him on the injured list as a cover with a sore knee issue. AB showed up Sunday for the game expecting to play and Tomlin was having none of it with AB blowing off the team all week. Tomlin made AB inactive for Sunday's game.
    So AB is clearly the issue.

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    I think it’s safe to say at this point AB has played his last game for the Steelers. 2/3 of the killer B’s will now be gone and Big Ben is obviously close to retirement. Crazy how things can change so fast.

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    Tomlin had a press conference at noon today. What all did he cover in that press conference?

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