GDT: The Pittsburgher Drama Thread: Steeler Season - Game 1

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  1. John Titor

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    LOL... because they tried to be smarter than everyone else and it backfired. It's scary how similar the Pirates and Steelers Front Office both have the same arrogance/ignorance. It must come from job security.
     
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    When I start reading the stories about Malkin and Sid and the Pens organization, it just renews my disappointment and frustration with the Steelers rn...I don’t think I’ll be following or invested at all in the Steelers this year unless things change drastically...
     
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    From everything I've seen and heard about BR over the years... Crosby has more leadership and ability to inspire in his neck goiter thing from years ago than BR has in his whole body.
     
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    I truly think I'm checking out emotionally until Tomlin & Co. are let go in 4 years.
     
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    just because ab and bell were nearly impossible to deal with doesnt mean that without them ben is a good leader. he might have matured from maniacal entitled manbaby status, but hes still the sort of person that seems to be waging psychological warfare on james washington for instance
     
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    Fixed it for ya.
     
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    Anyone watching or listening to Mikey’s press conference?

    Same old ****. He studied the cliche book hard last night and is projectile vomiting the same garbage as always.

    “Division of labor, get a hat, obviously, hat on hat, defending blades of grass, obviously, stadium football, let participation be our guide, obviously, varsity, if you will, obviously”...
     
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    The media didn't dare to ask one challenging question.
     
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    The "Men didn't show up"
    "We appreciate the situation that we're in"
    The "obviously we need to be able to score touchdowns"
    We 'accept that we need to get better"
    "Man, that's just baseball"
    "that's popcorn"......
    "we need to unleash hell"
    "We have to swallow this pill ...obviously"
     
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    come on jiggy, don't hold back. let us know what you really think.
     
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    Ten for Tomlin: Tomlinisms

    No 'The Standard is the Standard?' I am seriously disappointed.

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    I also forgot an all time favorite: "we don't live in our fears" (exception- when it's 4 and inches)
     
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    I would comment but it is what it is.
     
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    It’s pathetic, but Tomlin got the job essentially because he is excellent speaking a bunch of words while not saying anything. Too many people get so enamored with it and can’t see that he’s a fraud.
     
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    thats beginning to turn around, but the owner is also an entitled fraud who embarrasses the memory of father and grandfather
     
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    Tomlin isn’t an Xs and Os guy, he cheerleads and lets his gut make the decisions. Problem is that his gut is terrible.

    He’ll get super conservative when the situation calls for taking chances and pushing the envelope and then he’ll take big risks in low probability of success situations. Terrible game manager with no feel for the game.
     
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    also the patriots seem to find players that know this is a business and perform accordingly without needing a cheerleader to motivate them to do that
     
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    The one standout benefit regarding the Steelers' obsession with long-tenured coaches in this whole fiasco with Tomlin still being here, is that should they ever do the unthinkable and let him go, they should have a line around the block waiting for interviews from the best qualified candidates available considering anyone who's anyone, even in a current cushy position should be looking at a potential Steelers head coach opening as a guaranteed blank check for at least a decade.

    It's practically what the Raiders just gave Gruden without the guaranteed money, their reputation alone exudes job security to any prospective coach who would need a complete teardown to implement their vision. If they ever did do so I would prefer everyone in the front office get the boot as well, get a fresh modern perspective in every aspect of the team going forward, no more hanger-ons from a bygone era.

    Trying to see the silver lining here.
     
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    You would think so, but.... Their finalists for the last time the job was open were Russ Grimm, Ron Rivera and Mike Tomling....
     
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    His gut is filled with rancid bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant
     
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    The one semi-optimistic retort I can muster is that Cowher's "retirement" was somewhat sudden, just over a year after coaching a team to a Super Bowl.

    Not much time for a prospective candidate currently hired somewhere else thinking about their future to plan for a potential upcoming opportunity in a Steelers coaching vacancy, like their hopefully would be should this year turn sour in a hurry.

    Though either way, the quality or lack there of of potential candidates would give us a pretty definitive idea of what their peer's opinions about the organization really are. Whether or not their reputation for patience with coaches is tainted at all by their current out-dated philosophies.

    So kind of a win/win? I dunno.
     
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    I’ll reveal my inner most thoughts since I’m so shy about writing what I feel.. just this once though...

    Steelers have a clown named Jackie Chilli coaching their team and he tries to use big words and phrases to make it appear he has higher intelligence than those he’s speaking to... but all it really is, is podium diarrhea from a fraud with a forked tongue.

    The only person he seems to be fooling these days is the owner, but I guess that’s the guy he needs to keep duping.
     
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    Have Ron Rivera or Russ Grimm had Ben Roethlisberger.....

    One other thing. Mike Tomlin was a great hire early in his career. He had great coordinators that could come with a game plan and he just had to rally the troops. I believe where they have failed is at hiring the right coordinators to place under Tomlin since that time.

    Butler was a legacy hire when they should have looked outside the organization. Same with Fitchner. They desperately need to look outside the organization for some fresh ideas on both sides of the ball.

    All you have to do is look at how none of the Steelers assistant coaches are getting calls to come for head coaching interviews.
     
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