Found October 11, 2013 on Black and Gold Forever:
Mike Tomlin has always been described as a "player's coach": a coach that forms friendly relationships with the players and gets to their level rather than posing as a silent dictator or father-figure. At 41, Coach is still pretty young for a coach and is still the youngest to ever win a Super Bowl. So to keep the team focused during the next several must-win situations starting this week at the Jets, Coach is breaking that whole friendly, one-of-the-guys routine. He is banning all "toys" and games from the locker room as punishment. This is definitely as some father-like "inspiration" to focus if you know what I mean. Games that the players enjoy while hanging around the locker room like table tennis, shuffleboard, and pool are banned as well as playing on your phone or watching Netflix or something. If Coach calls a phone a "toy" that's just straight-up funny. This is a pretty clear and kind of strange indication of...

WATCH: Mike Tomlin says word 'obviously' repeatedly

Over the last few years, it's become a running joke as to how many times Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin uses the word "obviously" during his press conferences. For your viewing please, the folks from Benstonium have put together a remix video from Tomlin's Tuesday media session in which they counted the use of the word. You obviously have to watch it...

Tomlin Stops Game Playing In The Locker Room

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is no longer allowing any of his players to play pool, ping-pong or shuffleboard in the locker room until the team starts winning. A few weeks ago, the veterans on the team that were part of the 2008 Super Bowl winning team met and decided that teammates with less than four years of...

BREAKING NEWS: Mike Tomlin likes the word 'Obviously' (Video)

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday. While most people were interested to hear about the team's preparations for Sunday's game against the New York Jets, some were interested in how many times that Tomlin would use the word "obviously" during the press conference. Apparently Tomlin has the tendency to use...

Game Over: Mike Tomlin Takes Away Steelers Toys And Games For Poor Play

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been naughty boys this season, losing all of their games and getting embarrassed on the field most games. Well bad boys don’t get toys. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has taken away all games from the Steelers locker room until they get “back on track.” That means no pool, no ping pong and no shuffleboard. One veteran player described the new situation...

Mike Tomlin removes games from the locker room

It sounds like Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has figured out why his team is 0-4 heading into week six. According to Scott Brown of,  Tomlin has banned games like pool and ping pong “It makes everything focus on football right now,” said guard Roman Foster, “which is A-OK with me.” Steelers safety Ryan Clark is OK with the new rule as well. “Nobody is really...

Steelers coach banned games in the locker room, What a joke

Today the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that Head Coach Mike Tomlin has banned all games in the locker room after the team’s 0-4 start, extending a prohibition that had applied to only players with less than four years of experience. Big Ben, and other veterans had mad a rule to ban players with less than […]

How Many Times Can Mike Tomlin Say ‘Obviously’ In One Press Conference?

Obviously Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is disappointed in his team’s winless season. It’s also obvious that Tomlin likes the word “Obviously” as he said it nearly thirty times during Tuesday’s press conference. Obviously. [Benstonium] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Mike Tomlin takes away Steelers’ locker room games

There are no more fun and games around the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room following the team’s 0-4 start. According to a report, head coach Mike Tomlin decided to take away the team’s play toys and won’t give them back until the team gets back on track. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac reports that Tomlin removed […]

Mike Tomlin Bans All Games From Steelers Locker Room

A bit of an overreaction, I doubt Playstation is the reason the Steelers are losing, but according to ESPN, Tomlin has banned all games (pool, ping-pong, cards, video games and etc) from the locker room. I have to confirm if air hockey was also banned, if so, then Tomlin must be fired, it isn’t American to ban air hockey. I am sure they will find a way to blame GTA V for this.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says 'Obviously' more often then Francesa says 'You Know'

Uh, let's be honest -- Steelers Coach Tomlin says "Obviously" a lot. Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep, yep. I know. [Kissing Suzy Kolber] Thanks for a few minutes. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Ben Roethlisberger responds to ‘tone Ben down’ comment made by Ryan Clark

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark made a comment about Ben Roethlisberger’s style of play when he spent part of his bye week as an NFL analyst for ESPN. “You to have to protect Ben against Ben,” Clark said on ESPN. “Right now, we have to tone Ben down in a sense and say, ‘Hey, right now, we’re not a good enough football team for you to try to 

Mike Tomlin bans all games in Steelers locker room

Mike Tomlin hopes his latest move will get the winless Pittsburgh Steelers on the winning track. The Steelers coach has banned all players from playing games in the locker room. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tomlin has taken away the pool cues, ping-pong paddles and shuffleboard discs and won’t return them until the Steelers get “back on 

Cowher Will Pull No Punches While in Booth for Steelers’ Game

At the current moment, if you go to you’ll notice our current head coach, Mike Tomlin in a nice montage of himself using the word ‘obviously.’ These are the usual things that happen when your normally successful team is 0-4. What isn’t so usual is to have the man who held Tomlin’s position prior to him helping to call the game from the CBS broadcast booth when...

Steelers Showing All the Signs of a Losing Team

They say that as human beings our character is most often revealed in times of crisis. The Pittsburgh Steelers are proving that their character is in serious question right now. Over the course of the last week, we’ve seen team captain Ryan Clark criticize his quarterback on ESPN. Clark then added gasoline to the fire when he tried to apologize not to Ben Roethlisberger but through...

Personnel Moves By Steelers Done With Contracts in Mind

Evander “Ziggy” Hood has started 43 games for the Pittsburgh Steelers since being drafted in 2009. In that time he has amassed over 100 tackles and has 8.5 career sacks. He is also in the final year of his rookie contract and he will not be starting Sunday’s game in New York. Ryan Clark has been with the Steelers since 2006 and has been a key member of several top-ranked defenses...
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