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Old 12-04-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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I don't think the team should lose a draft choice but I think he should be suspended for a game or two...just to send a message. We will never know for sure but I stand by my first thought that he knew what he was doing. Watch the youtube replays. He is judt out there all by himself, walking closer to the field. Then gets right to the edge with his legs together....not a natural stance at all. Standing out there all by himself looking at the screen that is away from the plsy. Then he turns his head to the right and at the last second puts hid foot ON the field then hops out of the way. All of those things make it look suspicious.

He's out there by himself.
Looking at the screen facing AWAY from the play NOT toward it.
Keeps moving toward the field the whole time.
Stands with legs akwardly tightly together.
Turns ONLY his head to the right while standing with legs together.
Looks back over his shoulder with only his eyes...doesn't turn his head.
Then right when Jones gets there sticks his foot FURTHER on the field Then hops out of the way.
Then laughs about it. Most coaches would not be laughing in a game where they are fighting for their playoff life and just had a kick almost returned for a TD!

Watch it on youtube. If it was just a natural stance he wouldn't be so stiff with legs together only looking back with his eyes. Its as if he is standing there waiting.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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after reading some of these responses I'm glad Tomlin accidentally got in the way
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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after reading some of these responses I'm glad Tomlin accidentally got in the way
Lol...head coach Accidently wonders onto the field during a big play. Now that's funny!
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: NJ
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From Rotoworld,

The Steelers are unlikely to lose any draft picks as a result of the Mike Tomlin sideline incident.

The NFL has determined that Jacoby Jones might have scored a touchdown if Tomlin didn't get in his way. But they wound up kicking a field goal and winning the game anyway, so the only effect the incident had on the bottom line was a four-point swing. An NFL source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that draft picks will only be stripped if those four points cost the Ravens any playoff seeding tiebreakers. That's highly unlikely to happen, meaning Tomlin and the Steelers have escaped with only the $100K fine.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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From Rotoworld,

The Steelers are unlikely to lose any draft picks as a result of the Mike Tomlin sideline incident.

The NFL has determined that Jacoby Jones might have scored a touchdown if Tomlin didn't get in his way. But they wound up kicking a field goal and winning the game anyway, so the only effect the incident had on the bottom line was a four-point swing. An NFL source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that draft picks will only be stripped if those four points cost the Ravens any playoff seeding tiebreakers. That's highly unlikely to happen, meaning Tomlin and the Steelers have escaped with only the $100K fine.
I think Tomlin should have been suspended before they lost draft picks.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I think Tomlin should have been suspended before they lost draft picks.
This is something I couldn't understand. How can you strip draft picks, which is basically the worst thing the NFL can do to a franchise, but not even suspend the guy responsible for it. It seemed like a very mixed message.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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I agree with the fine and they should suspend him a game or two, but no draft picks, this is too harsh a penalty for the team and this was on Tomlin.

fine and suspension happened for the , I believe, Jets guy (equipment?) who did basically the same thing and he wasn't even a head coach!

being head coach merits fine and suspension.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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They keep talking about how he is on the competition committee? Is this why he gets just a fine and no suspension? I didn't agree with the team being penalized, that is too harsh and I wasn't sure he did it on purpose but does his good standing with the league get him a pass???
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I would not call a $100,000 fine a pass...
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Beacon Falls, CT
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This is something I couldn't understand. How can you strip draft picks, which is basically the worst thing the NFL can do to a franchise, but not even suspend the guy responsible for it. It seemed like a very mixed message.
Because you as a head coach are much less likely to even think about pulling a stunt like this in the future when the consequences of such actions affect an entire team rather than your individual self. This was a message sent not just to Tomlin but to all 32 head coaches in the league. You might say that it is unfair that a team be punished vicariously through the actions of its head coach, but the severity of what Mike did guarantees that if it happens again, he will lose his job. In my estimation, just the sheer amount of heat he probably got from the Rooney's served to straighten him out much more than a suspension would have. I give Executive VP of Operations Ray Anderson two thumbs up for imposing these sanctions. I didn't buy his stance that he was unaware of where he was on the field for one single solitary second. It didn't help his case that he was grinning from ear to ear at the conclusion of the play, either.
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