It is currently Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:35 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significant?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:50 am
Posts: 3281
With all that has come to light regard AB being selfish and Tomlin being the great enabler, I’m trying to remember all of the circumstances regarding Brown’s ridiculous 4+ catch 50+ yard games in a row streak.

I remember there being some controversy there around forcing the ball late in a game to AB to keep the streak alive.... I think it was forcing a pass in a kneel down situation just to keep the streak alive. When Tomlin was pressed on it, he referred to the streak as significant and said it mattered to the team.

Does anyone rememeber the details of this now? I think it’s releveant given what has come to light.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:06 am
Posts: 9718
SP wrote:
With all that has come to light regard AB being selfish and Tomlin being the great enabler, I’m trying to remember all of the circumstances regarding Brown’s ridiculous 4+ catch 50+ yard games in a row streak.

I remember there being some controversy there around forcing the ball late in a game to AB to keep the streak alive.... I think it was forcing a pass in a kneel down situation just to keep the streak alive. When Tomlin was pressed on it, he referred to the streak as significant and said it mattered to the team.

Does anyone rememeber the details of this now? I think it’s releveant given what has come to light.




i know it was versus Tampa Bay and i was livid with Tomlin for doing it. The Tomlin supporters on here were quick to defend him too.

edit..maybe jacksonville

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Last edited by GreekSteel on Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:11 pm
Posts: 2309
SP wrote:
With all that has come to light regard AB being selfish and Tomlin being the great enabler, I’m trying to remember all of the circumstances regarding Brown’s ridiculous 4+ catch 50+ yard games in a row streak.

I remember there being some controversy there around forcing the ball late in a game to AB to keep the streak alive.... I think it was forcing a pass in a kneel down situation just to keep the streak alive. When Tomlin was pressed on it, he referred to the streak as significant and said it mattered to the team.

Does anyone rememeber the details of this now? I think it’s releveant given what has come to light.


We had a chance to line up in victory formation and end the game and they decided it would be better to run a little pass to Brown to keep his obscure streak going. Not a 100 yard game streak not a TD reception in a game streak. Some stat that ESPN or NFLN put up that Brown has had at least x catches and 50 yards in however many games in a row. It was a terrible idea then and still is one now.

Say, we need to get this player some stats...... Derp Derp Derp.

"You play to win the game" ___ Herm Edwards


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:06 am
Posts: 9718
yup it was this game vs jax

Quote:
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2014/10/07/Ron-Cook-Steelers-play-call-for-Brown-was-right-move/stories/201410070156

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:00 pm 
Online

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:58 pm
Posts: 7430
Quote:
I remember there being some controversy there around forcing the ball late in a game to AB to keep the streak alive.... I think it was forcing a pass in a kneel down situation just to keep the streak alive. When Tomlin was pressed on it, he referred to the streak as significant and said it mattered to the team.

Knowing what we know now...maybe Tomlin understood how important it was to keep AB happy. Possibly knew that a pouting AB could upset the apple cart. Not so far fetched...

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:11 pm
Posts: 2309
Jobus Rum wrote:
Quote:
I remember there being some controversy there around forcing the ball late in a game to AB to keep the streak alive.... I think it was forcing a pass in a kneel down situation just to keep the streak alive. When Tomlin was pressed on it, he referred to the streak as significant and said it mattered to the team.

Knowing what we know now...maybe Tomlin understood how important it was to keep AB happy. Possibly knew that a pouting AB could upset the apple cart. Not so far fetched...


That is the wrong approach in football. You need people to buy into team not be self centered.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:55 pm
Posts: 4718
Jobus Rum wrote:
Quote:
I remember there being some controversy there around forcing the ball late in a game to AB to keep the streak alive.... I think it was forcing a pass in a kneel down situation just to keep the streak alive. When Tomlin was pressed on it, he referred to the streak as significant and said it mattered to the team.

Knowing what we know now...maybe Tomlin understood how important it was to keep AB happy. Possibly knew that a pouting AB could upset the apple cart. Not so far fetched...


Perch phrased it perfectly :Tomlin is an enabler

To boot :
-bell
-Bryant
-porter
-ab

For being such a "players coach" seems like a lot of players don't respect him at all

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:07 pm 
Online

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:58 pm
Posts: 7430
stillthere wrote:
Jobus Rum wrote:
Quote:
I remember there being some controversy there around forcing the ball late in a game to AB to keep the streak alive.... I think it was forcing a pass in a kneel down situation just to keep the streak alive. When Tomlin was pressed on it, he referred to the streak as significant and said it mattered to the team.

Knowing what we know now...maybe Tomlin understood how important it was to keep AB happy. Possibly knew that a pouting AB could upset the apple cart. Not so far fetched...


That is the wrong approach in football. You need people to buy into team not be self centered.

Agreed. That’s why Mike Tomlin isn’t the right guy for the job.

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:52 pm
Posts: 795
https://twitter.com/theundefeated/statu ... 16514?s=21


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
Best thing for this franchise would have been for that completely idiotic decision to backfire in epic fashion.

Pick six that ends the game.

Maybe then people would have realized just how freaking incompetent & flat out stupid this HC is.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:34 pm
Posts: 24365
What was funny is a few weeks later BEN had a chance to break Norm Van Brocklin’s more significant single-game passing record...and the Steelers had an insurmountable lead in that game.

But Tomlin wouldn’t let him do it.

And Brown thinks Tomlin favors Ben?

_________________
“A set of several simple rules leads to complex, intelligent behavior. While a set of complex rules often leads to dumb and primitive behavior.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:45 pm
Posts: 14693
Quote:
Trade Mike Tomlin, and promote Mike Munchak to head coach..., If the Steelers were to start making phone calls about a possible Tomlin trade, and if any of that were to get out, how could the Steelers move forward with Tomlin? It would be difficult if not impossible. Also, with the three NFC vacancies now filled, the Steelers’ only remaining options could be within the AFC: Jets, Dolphins, Browns, Bengals, Broncos.

Of course, the notion that Tomlin could be available could prompt a team with a coach currently under contract to inquire about the possibility. And Tomlin’s minority status would allow the transaction to happen quickly, with no traditional coaching search. https://sports.yahoo.com/steelers-trade ... ml?src=rss
More trade talk porn....

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
Pipe dream. He’ll be here next year.

And likely year after that.

Dunce will NOT fire the man. Precedent has been set this offseason.

Tomlin won’t be fired. They’ll simply not renew his contract once it expires.

Provided they don’t go full idiot and extend him. Something highly plausible


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:50 am
Posts: 3281
GreekSteel wrote:
yup it was this game vs jax

Quote:
http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/ron-cook/2014/10/07/Ron-Cook-Steelers-play-call-for-Brown-was-right-move/stories/201410070156


Perfect, that’s what I was looking for. I remember being livid at the time that they’d risk the game to appease some selfish WR and his meaningless streak. People here told me I was overreacting and it was no big deal. It was a sign of a much bigger problem. That was 4 seasons ago.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:52 pm
Posts: 7724
I've mentioned this game, and this bullshit, a number of times on this esteemed website.

And...Ben lobbied Tomlin to let him throw to AB. Tomlin, instead of saying, "Fuck you. Go kneel down three times and let's get the fuck outta here," allows it. My read...this is WHY AB is like he is, not the other way around. Had Tomlin not indulged this bullshit, AB wouldn't be such a diva.

_________________
#NoMoTomlin!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:03 pm 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:16 pm
Posts: 7138
Dig up Tom Coughlin from the grave and bring him in

Oh yeah, he just looks dead

_________________
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GflYTviOIag


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:36 pm
Posts: 175
kinda like when they forced the ball to Hines in his last game to get him exactly 1000 catches in his career. His last catch was a little underhanded pitch where he was tackled for a loss.

_________________
Man, come on, I had a rough night and I hate the fuckin' Eagles, man!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
Was that pitch to Ward also done when they should have been taking a knee?

Don’t recall that it was. Could be wrong though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:06 am
Posts: 9718
955876 wrote:
Was that pitch to Ward also done when they should have been taking a knee?

Don’t recall that it was. Could be wrong though.




dont believe it was 95

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:20 am
Posts: 3903
Sometimes you do that stuff IMO, like I'm glad they threw that final pass to Hines Ward for a loss of one yard! It would have sucked to leave him hanging at 999. Some old school asshole would of refused to do it :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:20 am
Posts: 3903
955876 wrote:
Was that pitch to Ward also done when they should have been taking a knee?

Don’t recall that it was. Could be wrong though.

But even if that was the case, I would have been pissed if they didn't do it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:34 pm
Posts: 24365
955876 wrote:
Was that pitch to Ward also done when they should have been taking a knee?

Don’t recall that it was. Could be wrong though.


No it was just a little sad.

But I didn't begrudge him that. 1,000 catches is a little more significant than a 5 catch 50 yard game streak.

And like I said they DIDN'T let Ben go for the single game passing record against indy even though the Steelers were up by multiple scores so no harm except MAYBE injury.

_________________
“A set of several simple rules leads to complex, intelligent behavior. While a set of complex rules often leads to dumb and primitive behavior.”


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 4557
Nick79 wrote:
955876 wrote:
Was that pitch to Ward also done when they should have been taking a knee?

Don’t recall that it was. Could be wrong though.

But even if that was the case, I would have been pissed if they didn't do it.


And old saying:

Better to remain silent and have some wonder if you are an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:19 am
Posts: 10615
955876 wrote:
Nick79 wrote:
955876 wrote:
Was that pitch to Ward also done when they should have been taking a knee?

Don’t recall that it was. Could be wrong though.

But even if that was the case, I would have been pissed if they didn't do it.


And old saying:

Better to remain silent and have some wonder if you are an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt...


A better saying:

Open your mouth often and be prepared to be wrong so that you can actually grow.

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong
Orangesteel wrote:
We could have ended the game there and Tomlin’s band of assholes let them back in.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Anyone recall Tomlin calling AB’s catch streak significa
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:06 am
Posts: 9718
Jeemie wrote:
955876 wrote:
Was that pitch to Ward also done when they should have been taking a knee?

Don’t recall that it was. Could be wrong though.


No it was just a little sad.

But I didn't begrudge him that. 1,000 catches is a little more significant than a 5 catch 50 yard game streak.

And like I said they DIDN'T let Ben go for the single game passing record against indy even though the Steelers were up by multiple scores so no harm except MAYBE injury.




ya i remember really scratching my head on that one as well.

_________________
#CdnSteelerFanStrong


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 37 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 14Thumb, BarryFoster, bigfame, bradshaw2ben, captainwoj, Hinestuff, Jobus Rum, Quixotic, SteelKnife and 31 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
FORUM RULES --- PRIVACY POLICY




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group