Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 11/9/14

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 6: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches his team in the first half against the Oakland Raiders during the game on December 6, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Going into the final game of 2012 with no chance to enter the post season is about as depressing a thought as there is in sports. Normally we as fans are looking forward to prognosticating how the playoffs will turn out, where Pittsburgh may or may not have to play. It’s an exciting time of year no matter what seed you get, but this year the team will join the fans in the same spot on game day, the couch. Popular thinking tells you that with nothing to play for, standings wise, why not see what your younger players can do? Might as well get a head start in the evaluation process for next season right? No substitute for game day situations when you’re trying to make the team, or stay on it. For the Steelers though, they don’t have to worry about that scenario because they’ve all but exhausted their roster this season as it is. As Mike Tomlin pointed out in weekly press conference this past Monday, they won’t just use the final game against the Browns at Heinz Field as an evaluation p...
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4 Comments:
  • The Organization blew it: starting at the top down through the coaching. The should now try to figure out what went wrong. Starting at kneejerk canning of Bruce to equally foolish hiring of Haley. Colbert and Jr. blew it! Give MT new soundbites, shakeup OC position, clean all deadwood, push retirement on vets that have lost step, can Colon and Offensive Line Misfits, get two quarterbacks, make Charlie quarterbacks coach, and quite making excuses for letting down Steeler nation. If Mike can't foster discipline and make gameday decisions, release him.
  • There is VERY little that Mike Tomlin has been right about this entire season but this may be ONE thing that he is right about. THE ENTIRE COACHING STAFF HAS BEEN EVALUATED and their grade is F-
  • Tomlin cant coach his way out of a paper bag, its so obvious its pathetic, bad calls bad coaching, it starts with him, he lost control of the team, no discipline or motivation, hes the one that needs to walk, since the team cowher put together is mostly gone it shows just what kind of a coach tomlin is or isnt, i choose the latter, i didi have great expectations, but for the past few years, he showed how much he doesnt know, let him go, get someone who will crack the whip and get this team back on track, hell the players wont play for him, the penalties which are repititious, not being coached properly or preparing the team to play, this man shouldnt be coddled he should be fired.
  • Fire all the coached and start over. We have good players and they can do better.
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