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This is one of those moments where I get out of the way and let Steelers fans come after it.
The team allowed the Cleveland Browns to end their season in a disgraceful, outrageous fashion in just 48–37 wild-card weekends.
The guys are fed up with head coach Mike Tomlin, quarterback Ben Rothlisberger, mouth wide receivers and a defense that quickly faded in the final month of the season.
Oh, and lost to the Penguins Flyers 6-3 in the season opener.
So I’m “You Mad, Brother?” I will prepare the stage for This is your canvas, friends. This is your blank slate. Try it.
Let’s start with an email from William who wants to rip Steele … wait a minute. something is wrong here.
“I am Celebrate his victory and I am disappointed in his loss. Even though I’m just a fan, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they have planned for next year.
He said, “What they were able to do was to see some of their young players who would lead the team, in view of the fact that some players might go ahead.” Hopefully, they will get some good draft options and inject some needed youth, and energy Growth.“
what …??!! Who let this man go to the tree house?
I mean, he doesn’t know how “u crazy, bro?” Works? Specifically for the “Post-Steelers Abolition” version?
It is a balanced, thoughtful, condensed response. And that kind of language will not be tolerated around here!
Seriously, William, I appreciate your email and your measured reply. But I can tell you “what they have planned for next year.”
Record of 6-10.
Honestly, this may be what they need.
Let’s go on Don’s Sent an email, and its title was titled “Tomlin has to go!”
Fine. Now … now … we are cooking with gas.
“Everyone need to go. Tomlin always has something to say, but does not inspire his team to perform. he is in charge. He created the team and his undisciplined works. He is fully responsible for his players and their performance. They were humiliated, and they still cannot act like professionals. When will he be held accountable for the uncertainty of his team? How many more years will we have to take our TEAM no where?“
Ahh. This is not the case Now we are dependent on the pace of the game.
Let me answer some of those questions, Don.
• When will Tomlin be held accountable for the team being drafted? never.
• For how many years will we see Tomlin leading the Steelers? At least one more. And, if they go to the playoffs again, at least two.
• Is he “fully responsible” for the undisciplined actions of the team and underestimates the game? No. Players should be responsible for themselves.
I’ll keep it that way for you, though. I don’t know how wrong Tomlin is personally for all that stuff. But I know that he has been unable to stop it.
And that needs to change. If he can’t do it, someone else should.
Jim is stepping back from the debate over whether Tomlin will be fired. He is going right to name his replacement.
“I am So wish we were reading your article about the five best candidates to replace Tomlin. Since (art) Rooney II will never fire Tomlin, how do you write an article otherwise also? “
Jim, I can give you the same name that everyone is speaking for other jobs. Robert Saleh, Eric Bieniemi, Arthur Smith, a Bill Cowher, and someone’s “Insert-Name-Here”, who grew up in or around the area of Pittsburgh.
However, your point is that it is a waste of time because it is not going to happen.
I want to make this point, though. There are a lot of people in the fan base, media and front office who might be thinking, “You can’t fire Mike Tomlin, who else are you?”
If you hear someone say, immediately ask them if, in December 2007, they had a clue what Tomlin had.
Some will admit that they did not. Everyone else is lying.
Causher’s replacement was going to be Ros Grimm or Ken Whisenhunt or Ron Rivera. Or Dave Wanstead was about to arrive in the hall from Pitt. Or Chan Gailai was revived.
He once got Mike Tomlin. Come to think of it, they found him three times if you count Cowher and Chuck Knoll too.
They can find Mike Tomlin again.
You didn’t think we would go through this practice and get quarterback Ben Rothlisberger out of the mix, did you? Take it, Larry.
“seeing The picture of Ben sitting on the bench after the Browns game was the end of an era for me. It reminded me of QB YA Tittle’s iconic photo of aging, blood flowing from a cut on his face during a game with the Steelers at Forbes Field.
“This is Ben.” All of you love and respect for the franchise, but it is Time. “
Larry, forget about that photo. I’ll take YA Tittle right now on Rothleysberger to start 2021.
what? Oh that’s too bad.
When? Oh, 2017.
You say he was 90 years old? Actually?!
do not care. I stand by my opinion. I saw Titel at least jump on that bad snap of Maurice Ponsy who sauntered over Roethlisberger’s head and headed into the end zone.
Here’s what I would do about Roethlisberger and his contract status if I’m Rooney. I call Rothlisberger to his office, and I say, “Ben, we’re not going to bite you. But we’re not holding any free agents. We’re throwing Mike. And we’re going to have Todd as the head coach.” Changing with Haley.
Now … how does retirement sound? Is there anything you might be interested in? “
Weld cannot get through the “You are crazy, brother” entry without blaming anyone on the media. This man did not like my column on Wednesday.
Now up #BreakfastWithBenz– “Have brown brows?”
No. Sorry, JuJu.
– Tim Benz (@TimBenzPGH) 13 January 2021
He thinks I was picking on wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster.
Let me understand this directly. So you take @TeamJuJuOut of context of words (and out of a whole dialect) complete, with a meaning that it was not, and then roasted it for it?
– Kalichu (@kliuch) 13 January 2021
I did not make your first two allegations at all. I took Smith-Schuster’s comments too much in context. And I didn’t “impress” them with anything.
Third thing? I did exactly this. I “roasted him.” But not in this column. I did more in this column. And I have no problem with that.
Wednesday’s day was more about the team overall and not so much about Juju’s bid. Before you get lazy and fire a tweet. That column is about 1% of JuJu and about 99% of the entire team.
You got one thing right. this was good. I liked that column. I hated writing it. But it must be said.
Well, now it is hockey season. And the Penguins ‘third period in a 6-3 season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Flyers was nearly as bad as the Steelers’ first quarter on Sunday.
Newly appointed Mike Matheson prompted some skepticism when he came to Pittsburgh. And he lived under it during the opener and on his own end with some issues in transition defense.
Matheson reminds me of Jack Johnson
– Mike Ferrance (@ArnCityPounder) 14 January 2021
Annanand, they are closed !!!!! “U crazy, brother?” A nice, smooth transition to
I wish all the “changes” could be so seamless.
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