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(CBS Sports)   I hope Mike Tomlin thinks that sideline salsa move of his was worth losing a draft pick because that is what the Steelers think is going to happen   (cbssports.com) divider line 15
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2013-12-01 03:32:26 PM  
3 votes:
This was allowed to happen due to the NFL and Refs allowing coaches to do what they want on the sidelines without flags being thrown. All years coaches are in the white and pretty much walking out onto the field after every place. 

The refs have lost control of the games and the coaches think they are the superstars.
2013-12-01 03:31:40 PM  
3 votes:
Last year or before, the Steelers were using the no huddle to drive on the Ravens, who were out of time outs. Between plays, Harbaugh threw the challenge flag, claiming he had no idea what down it was despite there being an official with the down indicator standing about 8 feet away. As the referees stopped the game to tell him that he couldn't use the challenge flag for that, the Ravens sent fresh players out onto the field. After the game, Harbaugh openly laughed about how he got around the rules. No fine, no lost draft picks.
2013-12-01 03:40:51 PM  
2 votes:

CalvinMorallis: InfrasonicTom: cmunic8r99: If it was that serious an infraction, why didn't they award the rubber the touchdown outright?

It's true the runner would not have scored, but sometimes you need to seriously kick the offender in balls, hard, to make sure no one else tries it thinking they'll get away with it.

Same goes for Jason Kidd.  He should be sitting out a week for his spill a drink stunt.

Yeah, but what they'd be doing is effectively guessing he did it on purpose.  When it happened in the jets game game, you could freaking see the dude stick his leg out right before the runner got to him.  In this, all you have is a coach looking stupidly up at the jumbo tron and then leaping out of the way.  Did he mean to get in the way?  More than likely, yeah.  But it'd be pretty shiatty to take a draft pick away based on a "more than likely"


Whoops.

Anyway, if the penalty is trong enough, and a six-figure fine and draft pick is plenty ok by me, he'll be DAMN SURE not to let that happen in the future.  Play bullshiat games, get your ass handed to you as a result.  Heavier fines are definitely needed for crap like this.
2013-12-01 06:47:35 PM  
1 votes:
Why wasn't Tomlin watching the play in the first place.  Standing there looking the other direction with his hands in his pockets is not the behavior I would expect from a super bowl winning coach,
2013-12-01 06:22:05 PM  
1 votes:

Robert1966: We watched this game here in Pittsburgh and I don't recall any attention being given to it when it happened, by officials, or the announcers.


Weird how league review works, huh?  A lot of stuff is missed in game, which is why fines and suspensions often come down the monday after the games.  In the flow of the game it seemed like a whoopsie, but in review you see tomlin looking back, and smirking.

But hey, the announcers in Pittsburg thought is was a non-story, so that should really be the final word.

He knew what he was up to and thought he got away with it, and he did at the time and it may have won a game under different circumstances, he took his shot.  Now it is on the league to make such behaviour 'not worth it', and since Tomlin didn't get the message from the Jets fine a few years ago, well, i am guessing they will at least double that.  As for drat picks, we shall see.  The league might want to set a precedent for it and they might take away the lowest value one from them...it would be a good idea, as would enforcing the field of play rules for the coaching staff and sidelined players...a few 15 yards unsportsmanlikes would go further than the occasional shiathammer penalty like this.
2013-12-01 06:00:19 PM  
1 votes:

digistil: Really? This is really as bad as the Pats and Saints caught cheating for a Superbowl(s)?


Of course it is, the posters are all Ratbird fans and Steelers haters. Nothing worse has ever happened in the history of the NFL.

He should be fined, because whether or not it was intentional it broke the rules. Jones wasn't gone, he was going to be caught, and Tomlin's immediate reaction indicated to me that he wasn't paying attention to where he was and drifted too far. However, that's no excuse, so a fine is coming.

But a draft pick? That's silly. A suspension? That's a joke.
2013-12-01 05:53:13 PM  
1 votes:
Really? This is really as bad as the Pats and Saints caught cheating for a Superbowl(s)?
2013-12-01 05:19:58 PM  
1 votes:
Watch the video embedded here:
http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Mike-Tomlin-Interferes -W ith-Potential-Touchdown/c3f47606-c8d3-4dfd-9f0a-26a55a610d20

Look at his eyes during the field-level replay (around :42).  He knows exactly what he's doing, he's watching the play out of the corner of his eye, he's not looking anywhere near the jumbotron.
2013-12-01 04:56:43 PM  
1 votes:

Triumph: INeedAName: As a Ravens' fan, I think the draft pick is too much. Granted, I might feel differently had we lost.

That's the point. Had it changed the outcome, the shiatstorm would have been immense. The NFL can't let this happen again.


Plus, according to various sources, the NFL sent out a video to every team the day before, warning coaches "don't stand in the sideline stripe". So this may be a "we warned you, you ignored the warning, now we're going to come down on you like the hammer of Thor" sort of thing.
2013-12-01 04:30:30 PM  
1 votes:

INeedAName: As a Ravens' fan, I think the draft pick is too much. Granted, I might feel differently had we lost.


That's the point. Had it changed the outcome, the shiatstorm would have been immense. The NFL can't let this happen again.
2013-12-01 04:27:46 PM  
1 votes:

Triumph: Mike Tomlin jumps out of the way of various things


Good idea, bad execution.
2013-12-01 04:26:40 PM  
1 votes:

Leader O'Cola: this is not good. it will get most of the Steeler fanbase in an outrage against Goodell instead of focusing on the fact that Tomlin is a clueless clown who has just given more evidence why he needs to get shiatcanned.


He's been coaching for what, 7 or 8 years now, right?  If the Steelers have a losing record this year (which they probably will, but it's not guaranteed), Mike Tomlin will have the same number of Super Bowl wins as losing seasons in his career and he will only have one losing season in a span of 7 or 8 years.  Do you really think that is a resume that should get a coach fired?  If so, it's a good thing the Rooney's don't listen to the fans for personnel decisions or they would look a lot like the team in their division that does (or at least did under old management).
2013-12-01 04:24:10 PM  
1 votes:
2013-12-01 04:05:18 PM  
1 votes:
Jones should've dropped the shoulder and barreled into Tomlin. Do a full 5 yard rolling flop, and see those flags come out.
2013-12-01 03:11:40 PM  
1 votes:
If it was that serious an infraction, why didn't they award the rubber the touchdown outright?
 
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