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Steelers Gear Up For Pro Bowl, Talk About Tomlin

There are 14 comments on the kdka.com story from Feb 10, 2007, titled Steelers Gear Up For Pro Bowl, Talk About Tomlin. In it, kdka.com reports that:

Four Steelers favorites are soaking up the sun in Hawaii this week getting set to take the field at Aloha Stadium in the Pro Bowl tonight.And they are already talking about the Steelers next season with brand ...

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Edward

Ambridge, PA

#1 Feb 11, 2007
The Rooney's don't have to defer to them on anything! They get paid a good amount of money to play a game for whoever is coaching.
Russ didn't get the job because he did not earn it.
Mike tomlin is the head coach, leaarn to deal with it!!!

THE PLAYERS THAT DON'T LIKE THE TOMLIN HIRE, NEED TO JUST SHUT UP!!! & PLAY!!!
DickO

Altoona, PA

#2 Feb 12, 2007
Edward wrote:
The Rooney's don't have to defer to them on anything! They get paid a good amount of money to play a game for whoever is coaching.
Russ didn't get the job because he did not earn it.
Mike tomlin is the head coach, leaarn to deal with it!!!
THE PLAYERS THAT DON'T LIKE THE TOMLIN HIRE, NEED TO JUST SHUT UP!!! & PLAY!!!
Couldn't agree more! The players that are on this team got FAT and CONTENT. How about give Mr.Tomlin a chance instead of passing judgement on a guy either haven't met or played for YET! Rooney's made the right choice, I think Ken or Russ would have been too much buddy system for this current team to get back to the Super Bowl. Change is tough, these players are tooo content and it showed, BIG TIME!!!!! Shut UP or go work for a living like the rest of us.
SteelersWoman

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Feb 12, 2007
I feel athletes make wayyyy too much money, but they do have a job that very few of us would be able to do.
If we'd worked for an employer for 15 years, and heard we were getting a new one, I dare say we'd all have an opinion on it/worries about it, and I would expect our guys to be just the same--they're human just like us after all, no matter how much money they get paid.
I'm excited about Mike being the new HC, and am anxiously awaiting the new season to see how it goes. I don't know yet that the Rooney's made the right decision--and until he's proven himself as a head coach, NONE of us do, but I'm trying to calm any fears I have with the knowlege that the Rooneys seemed to get it right the last two times.
As far as the '06 season, there had way too many things happen to lay blame at the doorstep of any one thing or person.
I think having everyone healthy, not having the Bill Cowher question looming, and having fresh new ideas from someone who's not going to play favorites is just what our team needs in '07.
SteelersWoman

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Feb 12, 2007
While I feel pro athletes make WAYYYY to much money, they do a job that very few of us could do, and I certainly don't expect them to not be human regardless.

If any of us had an employer for 15 years, and we found out we were getting a new one, of COURSE we'd have an opinion, worries, etc about it--it's just human nature.

I'm excited about Mike being the new HC, and look forward to this coming season with great anticipation. But I don't know any more than anyone else whether the Rooneys made the right choice--we won't until he's actually BEEN our HC for awhile, and proven himself. I just try to calm any fears/worries I have with the knowledge that they seemed to get it pretty right the last two times :)

There were just way too many things going on in the '06 season to lay blame any particular place as to why our guys didn't do better.

I think having everyone healthy, not having the "Bill Cowher question" looming anymore, and bringing in fresh new people and ideas (hopefully no favoritism!) will go a long way toward helping in the '07 season.
Edwin Richmond

Willoughby, OH

#5 Feb 13, 2007
Just beat Cleveland for me!!!!!!!!!!
DickO

Altoona, PA

#6 Feb 13, 2007
SteelersWoman wrote:
While I feel pro athletes make WAYYYY to much money, they do a job that very few of us could do, and I certainly don't expect them to not be human regardless.
If any of us had an employer for 15 years, and we found out we were getting a new one, of COURSE we'd have an opinion, worries, etc about it--it's just human nature.
I'm excited about Mike being the new HC, and look forward to this coming season with great anticipation. But I don't know any more than anyone else whether the Rooneys made the right choice--we won't until he's actually BEEN our HC for awhile, and proven himself. I just try to calm any fears/worries I have with the knowledge that they seemed to get it pretty right the last two times :)
There were just way too many things going on in the '06 season to lay blame any particular place as to why our guys didn't do better.
I think having everyone healthy, not having the "Bill Cowher question" looming anymore, and bringing in fresh new people and ideas (hopefully no favoritism!) will go a long way toward helping in the '07 season.
I agree Steeler Women, but they are professionals and no excusses can be made for injuries, every team has them. Philly had more injuries than the Steelers and they were a couple minutes away from being in the NFC Championship Game.The Pats roster is not more talented than the Steelers roster and they were minutes away from the Super Bowl.Coaching is the bottom line when adversity hits a TEAM and that is were GOOD coaching and not SELFISH PLAYERS come in to play.Cowher didn't have it this year, his mind was elsewhere and his PLAYERS KNEW IT! Cowher was not the players employer he was their coach. The Rooneys were the ones that were cheated this past season by Cowher and the Players (and they knew it). That is why the change was made to a whole new system and staff. I bleed Black&Gold and follow the Steelers closely it's tough to say these things about your team but they are true and change needed to be made in order to restore order.
SteelersWoman

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Feb 13, 2007
DickO wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Steeler Women, but they are professionals and no excusses can be made for injuries...Coaching is the bottom line when adversity hits a TEAM and that is were GOOD coaching and not SELFISH PLAYERS come in to play.Cowher didn't have it this year, his mind was elsewhere and his PLAYERS KNEW IT! Cowher was not the players employer he was their coach....
None of our players used injuries as an excuse at any time.

I, as a fan looking on however, felt the injuries that seemed to sideline us from the very start were Ben's accident and appendectomy.(I wasn't really referring to football injuries during the year).

I read about 3 months ago, that a player on another team had an appendectomy, and he was out of play for 6 weeks. Ben was only out of play for what--10 days?? He came back WAY too soon to play effectively. Had I been HC, I would've definitely made a different decision.

Anyway, I believe those two things along with Bill's discontent, and the players not knowing WHAT the heck was goin on, got us off to a horrible start that we just couldn't recover from.

Bill may not have been their "employer" technically, but he sure was the guy they worked under. That's what I meant when I used the word employer--basically, a boss. He's the only one that several of our guys have EVER played under, and it's gotta be scary to think of "working" for someone else.

To reiterate--it doesn't matter how much money you get paid, it's human nature to feel, have opinions, worry, miss an old employer (boss) etc--just like all the rest of us. They're not robots, and I'm glad they're not :)
SteelersWoman

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Feb 13, 2007
DickO wrote:
<quoted text>I agree Steeler Women, but they are professionals and no excusses can be made for injuries, every team has them....Coaching is the bottom line when adversity hits a TEAM and that is were GOOD coaching and not SELFISH PLAYERS come in to play.Cowher didn't have it this year, his mind was elsewhere and his PLAYERS KNEW IT! Cowher was not the players employer he was their coach...
I was referring to injuries that happened before our season ever started--not football injuries. About 3 months ago, a player on another team had an appecdectomy and they said (before the surgery) he would be out for 6 weeks. Ben was out for only what--10 days?? How is that it took a player 6 weeks to heal, but only took our QB 10 days??

Definitely poor decision making (Bill just wasn't "there" as HC all season) and problems in several key areas leant itself to the hole early on that we just couldn't dig our way out of. Some have even said if the Rooneys would've respected Bill enough to pay him more money--well you know the story (I am not one who feels this way, but some do). There are many reasons--which is why I said there were too many feet to place blame at.

Bill might not have been their "employer" technically, but he sure was the guy that they worked under.(I figured everyone would know what I meant by my earlier statement). He was still a "boss" that several of them have worked for their entire career.

Some people seem to feel that just because our athletes make a lot of money that they shouldn't "feel" anymore--just do. However, they're not robots--they're people, and as such, are entitled to an opinion, worries, missing an old employer/boss/coach, etc. I wouldn't want them any other way.

This is all strictly my own opinion--no one has to agree with me.
SteelersWoman

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Feb 13, 2007
Just excuse any double entries I've made--for whatever reason, it's not posting my answers when I send them. It seemed as though they didn't go through, so I answered again lol
Doublebulldog

Slippery Rock, PA

#10 Feb 13, 2007
Edward wrote:
The Rooney's don't have to defer to them on anything! They get paid a good amount of money to play a game for whoever is coaching.
Russ didn't get the job because he did not earn it.
Mike tomlin is the head coach, leaarn to deal with it!!!
THE PLAYERS THAT DON'T LIKE THE TOMLIN HIRE, NEED TO JUST SHUT UP!!! & PLAY!!!
I second. Faneca can bitch to the press as much as he wants, but he really ought to remember that the last time he did it was in order to complain about Ben Roethlisberger being the starting quarterback. That didn't turn out so bad after all, did it? And Faneca knows even less about Tomlin than he did about Roethlisberger.
DickO

Tyrone, PA

#11 Feb 13, 2007
SteelersWoman wrote:
Just excuse any double entries I've made--for whatever reason, it's not posting my answers when I send them. It seemed as though they didn't go through, so I answered again lol
Well said, i agree with you and it makes alot of sense. Are you happy that Cowher is gone, I am. I think players (Faneca) need to keep it in house and not in the Horrible that is today).It just looks bad and sends a bad message to the fans and the organization. Good points on all issues. I think Ben shouldn't have till the San Diego game, and i thought b4 the games he played in not after his results.
DickO

Tyrone, PA

#12 Feb 13, 2007
Errors in reply: Horrible Media Shouldn't have played
Johnny

Charlotte, NC

#13 Mar 19, 2007
I completely agree, Edward!
Edward wrote:
The Rooney's don't have to defer to them on anything! They get paid a good amount of money to play a game for whoever is coaching.
Russ didn't get the job because he did not earn it.
Mike tomlin is the head coach, leaarn to deal with it!!!
THE PLAYERS THAT DON'T LIKE THE TOMLIN HIRE, NEED TO JUST SHUT UP!!! & PLAY!!!

Since: Mar 07

NE Ohio

#14 Mar 20, 2007
DickO wrote:
<quoted text> Well said, i agree with you and it makes alot of sense. Are you happy that Cowher is gone, I am. I think players (Faneca) need to keep it in house...
Thanks.

In the beginning I was upset, because Bill was the only coach I've known since becoming a fan. Now that I've had a chance to get over the initial shock, I'm actually quite excited! Can't wait for that HOF game in August, and to see how Mike is on the sidelines--and to see if I can notice any changes in our players (for the better) over last season :)

And I agree that some things need to be kept "in house"--just like Joey letting everyone know he wasn't happy with his contract last year. The Rooney's weren't too happy with that, and as a result, didn't even make him an offer this year--just cut him.

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