Tomlin proves that Rooneys made the right call

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

TAMPA, FLA. Mike Tomlin coached timid early, and his Pittsburgh Steelers melted down late.

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Jim

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Feb 2, 2009
 
With Coach Tomlin's team winning the Super Bowl and the recent publicity about Alonzo Mourning's retirement and Bruce Smith's Hall of fame induction, area young people have plenty of positive role models in sports to emulate. One lesson I hope they draw from all three is that it's not just about what you accomplish -- how you get there and how you act when you arrive count too.
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Feb 2, 2009
 
Geez Dave, don't overwhelm us with your praise of Coach Tomlin and what he has accomplished. Maybe if you could type with more than two fingers you would have been more effusive with your praise and written a more enthusiastic sounding article!
Plain and Simple

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Feb 2, 2009
 
This is just getting pathetic for the DP. Hampton Roads has no major sports so they latch on to anyone or anything that is associated with professional sports. Tomlin is a fantastic coach and he deserves the praise, but how many articles is the DP trying to make out of this.
mr bojangles

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Are you serious Teel? We've had to put up with your pathetic hack dribble for the two past weeks. The Daily Mess has gotten pathetic with front page articles for 2 weeks straight on a hometown boy. Perhaps you weren't watching the antics of the Stealers last night?

When a team commits personal foul penalties when they're winning and the game is on the line...it means that team is undisciplined. James Harrison should have been thrown out of the game for his 'roid rage. And then there was the CB who threw a shot at the Cards receiver when they were out of bounds and got a flag tossed. A team without any boundaries and any sportsmanship shows poor coaching regardless of their victory.

Tomlin is a mediocre coach. Dick Lebeau is the glue that keeps that team winning and the brains behind the operation. When Lebeau leaves, Tomlin will be exposed as overrated and overhyped by hack sportswriters like Mr. Teel.
JO Headrick

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Been a Steeler fan since 1955. All of the media missed the significance of Dan Rooney"s first words when he announced Mike Tomlin as the Steeler head coach. He said, " First you have to be a good person." Content of his character not the color of his skin. If only the media would stop playing the race card, M.L. King's dream would become universal.
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Feb 2, 2009
 
Mr. bojangles is probably a jealous nerd who never played a sport in his life. go sleep with your dog in his dog house.
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mr bojangles wrote:
Are you serious Teel? We've had to put up with your pathetic hack dribble for the two past weeks. The Daily Mess has gotten pathetic with front page articles for 2 weeks straight on a hometown boy. Perhaps you weren't watching the antics of the Stealers last night?
When a team commits personal foul penalties when they're winning and the game is on the line...it means that team is undisciplined. James Harrison should have been thrown out of the game for his 'roid rage. And then there was the CB who threw a shot at the Cards receiver when they were out of bounds and got a flag tossed. A team without any boundaries and any sportsmanship shows poor coaching regardless of their victory.
Tomlin is a mediocre coach. Dick Lebeau is the glue that keeps that team winning and the brains behind the operation. When Lebeau leaves, Tomlin will be exposed as overrated and overhyped by hack sportswriters like Mr. Teel.
We'll take your opinion more serious when you learn how to spell Steelers right....besides, you're from Canada what do you know about real football anyway...eh! Now, everyone (real football fans) respects Dick but the coach and/or quarterback will always get the blame or the credit....cause it takes guts to make the call or throw that pass. Go knock a puck around or something. Good job Steelers, good coaching, good job Big Ben.
freddy3

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JO Headrick wrote:
Been a Steeler fan since 1955. All of the media missed the significance of Dan Rooney"s first words when he announced Mike Tomlin as the Steeler head coach. He said, " First you have to be a good person." Content of his character not the color of his skin. If only the media would stop playing the race card, M.L. King's dream would become universal.
I am a Redskin and I wish we had a consistant owner like Mr. Rooney, he is looking like a very smart man picking Tomlin over Wiz...but both are good coaches though. Arizona in the Super Bowl?, that took a miracle to begin with.

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mr bojangles wrote:
Are you serious Teel? We've had to put up with your pathetic hack dribble for the two past weeks. The Daily Mess has gotten pathetic with front page articles for 2 weeks straight on a hometown boy. Perhaps you weren't watching the antics of the Stealers last night?
When a team commits personal foul penalties when they're winning and the game is on the line...it means that team is undisciplined. James Harrison should have been thrown out of the game for his 'roid rage. And then there was the CB who threw a shot at the Cards receiver when they were out of bounds and got a flag tossed. A team without any boundaries and any sportsmanship shows poor coaching regardless of their victory.
Tomlin is a mediocre coach. Dick Lebeau is the glue that keeps that team winning and the brains behind the operation. When Lebeau leaves, Tomlin will be exposed as overrated and overhyped by hack sportswriters like Mr. Teel.
Your an idiot my friend from the north.

"roid rage," for Harrison. As a former special teamer, I have been a part of those battles...on a much smaller, humble scale. Did he take it a little too far? Maybe, but on the previous specials team punt, that same player #47 hit Harrison from the back and it went uncalled. So what comes around, goes around. Man up! Man's game...if you don't like it, quit or go watch baseball.

Boldin and Taylor were jawing at each other all night and hand battling all game, Taylor let it get the best of him on that sequence, but on the previous play Boldin had his hand inside Taylor's mask and on his mush (face). A little aggression never hurts...its football.

I will agree...Dick Lebeau is a great coach, mentor, and former player. Should be in the HOF no doubt. But you have to credit Tomlin too, when most new coaches bring in 'their' guys when they get hired, he chose and reached out to Dick Lebeau. How many new coaches come in and keep a Defensive Coordinator?
JRT

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Feb 2, 2009
 
Don't be a hater. It takes a lot to coach. First of all you have to know how to communicate and run an operation. People need to be onboard. Just because Tomlin did not call the defensive plays, does not mean he is not the brains. I think it shows great leadership and security in ones self to be open to others ideas and approach tasks at hand as a team of professionals who happen to be coaches. However, Tomlin is still the leader of the team that gets on the field. He is the principal to Lebeau's vice principal. Besides at the end of the day, the head leader gets the praise and when things go bad the finger pointed at them. You know this, it happens in coporate america all the time.
mr bojangles wrote:
Are you serious Teel? We've had to put up with your pathetic hack dribble for the two past weeks. The Daily Mess has gotten pathetic with front page articles for 2 weeks straight on a hometown boy. Perhaps you weren't watching the antics of the Stealers last night?
When a team commits personal foul penalties when they're winning and the game is on the line...it means that team is undisciplined. James Harrison should have been thrown out of the game for his 'roid rage. And then there was the CB who threw a shot at the Cards receiver when they were out of bounds and got a flag tossed. A team without any boundaries and any sportsmanship shows poor coaching regardless of their victory.
Tomlin is a mediocre coach. Dick Lebeau is the glue that keeps that team winning and the brains behind the operation. When Lebeau leaves, Tomlin will be exposed as overrated and overhyped by hack sportswriters like Mr. Teel.
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Feb 2, 2009
 
I WANT TO THANK MR TEEL AND THE DP FOR THOSE STORIES ABOUT TOMLIN IT IS SO SAD THAT PEOPLE WOULD RATHER READ BAD THINGS ABOUT THE 757'S SPORTS STARS THAN READ ABOUT THE GOOD THEY DO

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