Semi-OT: Is Tomlin saying what we want to hear from Bill?

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  1. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    PFT is talking about some potential changes coming in Pittsburgh after fourth quarter melt-downs.

    Tomlin sounds ready to make changes |
    Now I know we ASSUME Bill is "taking an aggressive look" but I think it would be nice to hear it. If Tomlin thinks he can do something about late-season issues, surely Bill can do like-wise.
  2. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    I do remember BB cutting Steve Martin in Dec 2002 for a bad attitude. Problem is he wasn't that big of a cap hit. May be some suprise inactives next Sunday.
  3. DougFlutie

    DougFlutie Banned

    Pattern of behavior is spot on, smart of Tomlin.

    This team has a pattern of behavior in the play calls. The Patriots need to self scout their own team for a week.
  4. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    The trouble is who does Bill have available to plug in at this stage

    in the season that may play better than his current starters? He has

    around 19 players who are dinged up.
  5. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    They do every day in practice.
  6. BelichickFan

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    I have zero doubt Bill is considering all his options but he won't do it with the public bluster of Tomlin.
  7. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    Belichick works extensively with the defense already. Is he going to fire himself?

    He's already tried pinning the LB woes on Thomas. That clearly didn't solve the problem.
  8. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    I thought with the departure of McDaniels, he was also supposed to work

    more closely with the offense.
  9. BritPat

    BritPat In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'd rather see Bill do something about it, than say something about it. It might reassure the fans, but it means nothing if you're only paying lip service to it.

    Having just listened to BB's weekly slot on WEEI, he sounded very very pissed off, and he said the failings on the defense are the entire defense, not just one specific thing like the pass rush.
  10. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    The only problem is that if you choose to pull a psycho like Tomlin seems to be doing, you have only one load to shoot. If he pulls the psycho route and his team continues having trouble, then he is out of options.

    Personally I'd prefer an underhanded "action speaks loudly" type of move. I'd be happy if someone got benched on Sunday.
  11. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    his WEEI interview looked beat...more so than most losses at least IMO
  12. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    Tomlin is the most straight up tell it like it is coach in the NFL and if the pats did not have BB as a coach i would want him

    we will never get more then we need to get better, or it is what it is from BB

    and i realy dont care if he dose not say what he is going to do

    my problem is he is not doing anything, i have to say BB and the coaching stuff has lost at lest 2 games for the pats this year
  13. patsinthesnow

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    I kindof want someone to say something to cause media buzz. Whether its Mayo complaining about the defense, Belichick, or Moss complaining.

  14. lurker1965

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    If Bill is going to be firing in the off season, I'm glad he does not mention it while counting on heads that may roll.
  15. lurker1965

    lurker1965 In the Starting Line-Up

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    There is a DC. There is no OC. Yes he is more involved with the defense.:rolleyes:
  16. lurker1965

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    Um, change horses in mid stream often?:D

    Geez, Louise, we are talking off season changes. I'd hate to see assistant coaches fired in mid season.
  17. parthasas

    parthasas Patriots Nation Supporter

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    Completely agree

    This robot act is kind of getting tired. Ok I understand that they will not show emotion for press but atleast show it in the field during the game. It almost feels like the majority of this team is playing without any fire and just shows up to to collect game check. Have they stopped buying in to BB as they started thinking that they will get cut/traded when their current contract is up ?? I hope not !

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    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009
  18. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    I would like to see Burgess PERMANENTLY BENCHED, but I doubt that he would care. He might even enjoy it. :rolleyes:
    What a waste of a draft pick.
  19. patsinthesnow

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    The Robot act is really pissing me off. Brady smirking at the press with the famous one liners. BB showing 0 emotion saying the same thing 100x times over. Welker dodging every question by saying "Idk ask tom", or every other playing saying, "Idk as coach." Guess what, your 7-5. You're not good enough to act wise to the local media that wants answers.
  20. PrairiePat

    PrairiePat Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Maybe you bandwagoners would like to trade BB for a Tubby Rex, or Herm Edwards or Jim Mora to add a little spice to the press conferences? Sheesh. Get a grip. Limiting info to the press is a smart move. The local media wants answers? BFD. Do you think they're looking to write some helpful, supportive stories about our favorite team? Yeah, right!

    This whole thread stinks - not the original premise necessarily, but the way all these chicken littles crawl out from under their rocks whenever the team hits a bad spot, just to enlighten us with their psychoanalysis of BB's demeanor. Spare me, OK? BB's press room demeanor is EXACTLY THE SAME as it is when the Pats run off a string of wins. That's how you win in this league over the long haul - consistency and focus, not blabbering to the press and false bluster.

    Have you ever watched a BB practice session? Think there's any emotion from him there? THAT'S the place for it, not on the podium where Coors can turn it into their next braindead commercial.
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