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40+ year Steeler fan...Tomlin should not be on a hot seat. He is a great communicator and the players have a tremendous amount of respect for him. This season's results are clearly disappointing from the standpoint of a fanbase with higher standards than most franchises. The Steelers have a history of playing down to the level of their competition, and in past years they may have been able to find ways to win in spite of poor performances. This season, they just don't have the second, third or fourth line talent to overcome sluggish efforts. What sets the Steelers apart from other organizations is the stability of the coaching staff. As stated earlier, when LeBeau retires, Butler will take over and IMO be extremely successful. What will hurt is the loss of OL coach Sean Kugler who is returning to his alma mater to become the head coach at UTEP. Kugler has done a helluva job piecing together a patchwork offensive line week after week. All that being said, believe it or not the Steelers can still win the division. Baltimore has three tough matchups remaining (Broncos, Giants and Bengals) The Ravens lose them and the Steelers win out, they get the number 4 seed in the playoffs and anything can happen. Guys are getting healthy, they just need to play better....
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WE ARE and ALWAYS will be...... RIP JVP
Worilds is actually playing pretty well. Not at the level of Sean Lee, but he's coming around.
The only thing I don't like about Tomlin is his lack of in game emotion. I've been a Steelers fan since the 80's and grew up with Bill Cowher as the coach. I miss his intensity on the field... especially towards the refs...
nope, the big problem is the lack of big defensive plays. I dont care where they are ranked in terms of yards allowed or points allowed, if a team cannot get QB pressure or create turnovers they are in big trouble.
Troy is essentially shot, Harrison is 35. the defensive schemes need a face lift, LeBeau is great but his ideas are a bit antiquated. He relies upon execution, not adjustments. Zone, zone, zone, zone. Teams know what is coming, last year when they went to press/man against the Patriots to take away the short passing game it threw off Brady and their offense.
its pathetic when the Chargers are 3 or 4 backup OL in and the Steelers cannot touch Rivers.
"Tomlin is as good as there is in the NFL."
Tomlin is a product of the great Steelers Football organization which is flush with a stable of terrific football people.
So I would change your statement to read, 'The Steeler's Oraganization is near as good as there is in the NFL.'
The guy in the Steelers HC'ing chair is interchangeable IMO.
Yes. I think the Steelers are a team in decline. They are aging and the last few drafts were not that great. As a long time Steeler fan, I hope
I am wrong and they can have a great draft this year.
The Steelers had consistantly great drafts under Cowher. With Tomlin, they have hit on a few WRs. The guy can coach, but his teams have been inconsistent in their preparation against bad teams for sure. Hot seat is crazy for a guy with his coaching record in the last 5 years, but the franchise could have a couple bad years as the move away from the buttload of over 30 starters and I don't know that Tomlin has done enough to survive that transition.
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