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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:57 am 
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It is so hard for me to see the dismantling of a once proud franchise as we have witnessed poor decision after poor decision.

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In the first month of 2007, the Dolphins were searching for a coach to replace Nick Saban and identified Tomlin as a rising star worth a visit. They talked to Tomlin. Probed him. Considered him.

Then they passed on him.

A bad choice

“Too hip-hop,” one Dolphins employee who had a say in that decision would say of Tomlin weeks later.

Miami went with Cam Cameron instead.

Tomlin interviewed with the Steelers days after his Miami interview. He hadn’t suddenly gotten wiser. He hadn’t magically become a better coach. He was just himself – prepared, pointed, optimistic, realistic.

Tomlin got the job succeeding Bill Cowher.

If the Steelers win on Sunday, that would deliver to Tomlin his second Super Bowl ring as Pittsburgh’s coach and third overall because he’s got one from Super Bowl XXXVII when he was the defensive backs coach for Tampa Bay.

“Every day I go to work, I don’t think about things I have to do, I think about the things I can do to make my men successful,” Tomlin said this week in North Texas. “So I have a servant’s mentality in terms of how I approach my job, and I get that from coach [Tony Dungy].”

A Tony Dungy disciple with a servant’s heart.

Too hip-hop, the Dolphins decided.

I’m not saying Tomlin would have come to Miami and overcome a roster that lacked talent and certainly didn’t compare to Pittsburgh’s. I’m not saying he would have won a Super Bowl already in Miami as he has in Pittsburgh.

I am saying the Dolphins looked in this guy’s eyes and didn’t see what the Rooneys saw when they interviewed Tomlin. They didn’t find out what the Rooney family found out.

That is the difference between being great and being good.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Thanks for killing me a little bit more Dave.


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Too hip hop.

Sorry but that was a racist comment.

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Trying that 52 yard fg down by 4 was a bad call.

I don't think Tomlin is some savior...He was handed a powerhouse def. and a stud qb...

The Bills had them beat if not for a dropped pass and the Dolphins game was gift wrapped by the refs.......They lose those 2 games and they are not in the Superbowl


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Tomlin seems to have that rare balance as a coach of being a players coach while still pleasing management. His comments in defeat last night were very classy. As dolphin fans we cannot cry about the past but this is another one that got away. Lets move on.


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So we dodged loosing the superbowl this year...

At least we got something right...


The Miami Dolphins, The woulda, coulda, shoulda team of the new millennium....

<insert Cher song, If I could turn back time>

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The Bills had them beat if not for a dropped pass and the Dolphins game was gift wrapped by the refs.......They lose those 2 games and they are not in the Superbowl
But they didn't & they were. The NFL games are decided by a few plays most of the time. The team that makes the plays usually wins.

Gifted wrapped? There was 2.26 minutes to go in the game. Had the refs gave Miami the ball there is no guarantee Miami wins. With a 3 & out & Pitts having 3 TO then Pitts has the ball back with enough time to win the game still.


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Coots wrote:
How is that racist?


Would they have said that about a white coach?

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Rich wrote:
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How is that racist?


Would they have said that about a white coach?


That's pretty racist to me, and I find it hard to get over from the franchise that used to be a pillar of class.

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Big Dave wrote:
Rich wrote:
Coots wrote:
How is that racist?


Would they have said that about a white coach?


That's pretty racist to me, and I find it hard to get over from the franchise that used to be a pillar of class.


Well said guys.

Kinda goes hand in hand with "is your mother a prostitute".

I think Tomlin will hip & hop to a couple more super bowls before we even sniff any.

Man do we miss Shula.


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FINesse wrote:
Man do we miss Shula.


He's a little too hip hop for me.

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Rich wrote:
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Man do we miss Shula.


He's a little too hip hop for me.



should have said "he's a little too hip-replacement hop" :grin:

Can this franchise go 3 straight years without embarrassing us?


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Would they have said that about a white coach?

Maybe if M & M or Vanilla Ice was interviewed. Tomlin is young and he relates to players. You can see it on the sidelines when they make a big play. Meanwhile in Fin land, we get fist pumps for fieldgoals.


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I highly doubt Tomlin walked into his interview acting unprofessional. Personally I don't think this is worth too much discussion but I'd like them to elaborate on "too hip-hop."


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jammer wrote:
I highly doubt Tomlin walked into his interview acting unprofessional. Personally I don't think this is worth too much discussion but I'd like them to elaborate on "too hip-hop."

To elaborate. His tan is too good & probably will not spend time on football.


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