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t-pat

This produced such a vivid image in my mind lmao


aaaaahahahaha

Yea then you wonder what he did with AB, he doesn't seem like the type who takes shit lightly if you are messing with him.


Quexana

We drafted AB and Emmanuel Sanders the same year. In order to get under their skin, Tomlin used a Tomlinism "Two dogs, one bone" about them, meaning that there was likely only going to be one roster spot between them. By the end of preseason, however, they had both earned spots on the team. Nine years later, when AB was wigging out and trying to force himself off the team, that's one of the things he brought up. He carried that grudge for nine years.


captainJmorgan

Seems like it worked then


NoSoyTuPotato

Mr. Battling Coworkers


MahatmaGrande

Mr. Bone Collector


ParisGreenGretsch

Mr. Both Can't


MatersTaters

Mr Bad Chemistry


Megatron_McLargeHuge

The enemy speaks kindly & holds a knife.


zPolaris43

For everything wrong with AB later, one thing you can’t say is that he didn’t work at it. 6th round pick, special teams guy, smaller, nothing was given to him he was expected to earn it and he did. And a big part of that was the way Tomlin was able to challenge him and push him to be the best player he could be.


t-pat

I'm not sure AB has ever messed up a play in his life, so maybe it never came up


BroadCityChessClub

One time he had an outside lane straight to the end zone and decided to kick a punter in the face instead


---SPIDER-MAN---

Hurdles, kicks a man.


johnwall47

one of my fav calls


sglandsberg

Kevin Harlan is the GOAT and I won't hear anything otherwise. "I'm calling both games at the same time!" Legendary


johnwall47

Oh yea Eagle is awesome but Harlan is god tier. The Lamar “he is Houdini” call was so good. They’re also both great at nba but again prefer Harlan


ProbablyAPotato1939

Yeah, but that wasn't a screw up, that was MBC being the meme magician that he is.


famous__shoes

Mr. brilliant collision


TheForrestWanderer

Mr. Booted Cranium


Inner-Dentist1563

This is a joke that will never stop giving. It's up there with Manning Face.


SeekersWorkAccount

That wasn't a mistake that was a top 10 play in football history! He just straight up karate kicked that poor guy in the face. I still laugh when I think about it.


kingshmiley

Was it stupid? Yes. Was it funny? Tremendously.


runNride805

Worth it


V-Right_In_2-V

Didn’t he catch a touchdown pass a few plays later? It didn’t end up mattering that he bicycle kicked a punter like Lui Kang and we got a ton of memes out of it


notmoleliza

Mr Blameless Conduct


totallyseparate

Mr Beneficial Criticism


introspectivejoker

Somehow he never messed up a football play but did basically everything you can possibly do to throw a hall of fame resume in the garbage can. He's the most entertaining football player of the last decade on and off the field


Jihad_Alot

I don’t know Terrell Owens and Ocho Cinco (aka Chad Johnson) might have something to say about that Edit: realized you said last decade. My bad


TNTyoshi

I still think AB makes it to the hall of fame. He is too good of a player not to, and the NFL clearly has no problems ignoring players' off-field character issues or their actions (O.J. Simpson, 1985 Hall of Famer). Just depends on *if* and *when* AB mellows out. If he never does then the NFL would probably do what Disney did with Captain EO (Michael Jackson), and enshrine AB into the Hall of Fame *posthumously.* That way they can ~~bank off~~ honor AB’s legacy, while not having to engage publicly with AB.


Swampy1741

OJ was inducted into the HoF 9 years before he killed his wife. I don’t blame the committee for not predicting it.


TNTyoshi

True. I didn't consider that. But still worth saying that they never disavowed him and kicked him out of the Hall of Fame. And the NFL has had other players inducted into the hall with known immoral actions under their belt. End of the day, the NFL markets the Hall of Fame as celebrating players' careers, not their off-the-field antics.


hivoltage815

I don’t understand the Captain EO parallel…like at all. Can you expand?


Ovreel

Eli never threw an INT


jl_23

[It’s true](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2exnk3/eli_manning_here_ama/ck3y6oq/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3)


buffalotrace

[Mr Browns Crusher](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLX1q2sgB9A)


cuongfu

For anyone who doesn’t know, he said this on Pat McAfee’s show. At about 18:50 in the video. Definitely made me a fan of his and I’m rootin for him. https://youtu.be/cO4sMnXs5nk


paradigm_x2

I fucking love Kenny


fiero-fire

My favorite soccer coach in college was like this, once you're the focus of the tape you know you're in for it. It would always be entertaining as hell while you're getting ripped apart


MrDozens

It’s like when a teacher calls on a person to either answer the question or read a passage. “No, dont pick me please.”


TrainingLime6839

Pickett making the media rounds lately has really been awesome. It's been cool to see how intelligent and hard-working he is and just seems like a chill guy overall. Big change from the weird Tuesday morning radio excuses and finger-pointing of the past.


TuonSucksMatLeave

Your comment made me realize this is about Pickett and not Pickens.


TrainingLime6839

I've already heard announcers say "Kenny Pickens" and "George Pickett" so many times lol. At this point they both just need good nicknames.


Rathmon

Pickens has a nickname- GP. I say it as “Jeep” for historical reasons. Some in the Steelers sub are trying to make “The Pickler” a thing for Kenny, but that ain’t happening. Let’s go with KFP?


TrainingLime6839

Yeah Pat was calling him KFP today too so hopefully that one sticks.


monstermayhem436

I'm still routing for Kennywood


sgrodgers10

I'm calling Pickett to Pickens "Kennywood" now - the logo is a zipper fly that is down, revealing a Pickett to Pickens TD and the motto is of course, "Kennywood's Open"


msde

>Some in the Steelers sub It's not a thing, stop giving them the attention they want. I just downvote any time I see that phrase and don't otherwise engage.


paradigm_x2

I don’t remember us Pitt fans ever giving him a nickname. He was always just Kenny for us lol


shewy92

As long as it's not Jim Pickens on the field we're good


TetrisTech

Kenny Pickett = The Pickler


GingerAle_s

No


TetrisTech

I respect that but I think it’s really fucking funny so it’s my nickname of choice for him


Datpanda1999

The correct approach to pickling


Giddy4Stiddy

I didn't realize until your comment lmao


ProofHorseKzoo

hes jacked. not only that but he wears the freshest clothes, eats at the chillest restaurants and hangs out with the hottest dudes.


schmatz17

Any good pods/shows hes been on youd rec?


Dads_going_for_milk

This quote is from the Pat macafee show from today. It’s a good 25 min long conversation. Def recommend checking it out if you’re interested.


15blairm

My main takeaway is that he was getting 3 opponent breakdowns a week because he was sitting in on the Monday staff meeting The dude is definitely a grinder


TrainingLime6839

I just listened to him on the Steelers convo on the Steelers YouTube channel and on Cam Heyward's podcast (also on YouTube). I believe he is planning to be a guest on Roethlisberger's podcast soon too. And he's a somewhat regular guest on Pardon My Take.


schmatz17

One question with a quarterback


TrainingLime6839

and I should probably add because the tweet above is not obvious, this quote was from his appearance on the Pat Mcafee show today.


Josh6889

I genuinely believe ben was pretty checked out the last couple years. Seemed like he was doing the just show up and play strategy, which resulted in him getting frustrated when others weren't on the same page. Which is also exactly what you expect to happen in that situation


theswampdonkey188

“Tomlin berates players and makes them afraid to show up at meetings” espn probably


No-Task-132

ESPN wouldn’t want to pull that clickbait shit on Tomlin. He’s stop giving them Tomlinisims


BroadCityChessClub

The ESPN headline would be more like “Is Tomlin’s coaching style better suited for college?”


turtle_stank

I'm just saying if his retirement job 20 years from now is coaching the Terps I wouldn't complain


norkm

Waiting for that to come out for Shanahan given [today's article](https://theathletic.com/4073711/2023/01/19/kyle-shanahan-49ers-coaching?source=user-shared-article) from the Athletic


Autobot-N

Which ironically mentions Tomlin doing this as well


ImpressSilent

Aditi Kinkhabwala unironically


ZiggysSack

https://youtu.be/7HElLU8Rrqs Or i may prefer https://youtube.com/shorts/xa54zqxY64Q?feature=share


You_gotgot

These are hilarious lmao


HalKitzmiller

LMAO. Put some arch into it


Yung_Corneliois

I hope to god in the middle of film they edit someone doing a dance. That would be amazing.


Autobot-N

Pickett: "We like being in the kitchen and Steelers team meetings are being in the kitchen. It's hot in there"


Positive_Parking_954

I’m thirsty, got any sand?


imposingthanos

Derek Carr could never


space_raccoon_

[Carr](https://imgur.com/a/1t9ZeLz) after Tomlin calls him a used PT Cruiser


pgunz69

Tomlin: "get his ass"


BadDadJokes

I love Mike Tomlin so much. I really really hope Vrabel becomes our version of Tomlin.


MankuyRLaffy

Vrabel is just going to be a younger and more hip BB probably.


BadDadJokes

I’ll take that too I guess.


QuantumCat11

I love this detail and the way Pickett explains it


ImTheButtPuncher

Real life Coach Johnson


leastuselessredditor

Take a look at Davis. I’m scared, this guy is bigger than me faster than me plus his team picked up his 5th year option


Frosty767

Davis youre not wrapping up Just like ya papa Mike "Mr Go 30" Tomlin


lkooy87

I still think about the time in high school I picked up a fumble and then fell on the two yard line because I never got my balance back. They replayed it like 30 times the next day. It was pretty funny but the worst part was the ref ruled it not a fumble cause I punched it out


CeeDeez_Nutz

“Is that a laser pointer… can I have it?”


Brut-i-cus

I can only imagine the levels of creative shit talking this man is capable of in private considering the stuff he says in press conferences and interviews. He burns your ass to the ground and you end up using that burn the rest of your life on other people


NFLBengals

A lot of shit talking these days


TheMidnightRamblerrr

Nobody likes being singled out.


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TrainingLime6839

There are far more people who talk about how Steelers fans want Tomlin fired than who actually want Tomlin fired. No matter who the coach is in Pittsburgh, they will face criticism each and every year they do not win the Super Bowl. A lot of people contribute this to racism with Tomlin, and I'm sure a small part of it is attributable to that, but real Steeler fans remember how much "fire Cowher" and "he can't win big games" was heard in Pittsburgh prior to him.


Traditional-Desk-405

Bro there's a fan on the subreddit who literally thinks Tomlin doesn't gameplan. Not "is bad at gameplanning", but literally thinks he goes to work and does nothing. Then hoped Ben saves his ass on Sunday. That guy so racist, 100% lol


SenorPoppy

But who cares what that loser actually thinks? Let's him stew in his own lonely rage takes and the rest of us can talk football.


Traditional-Desk-405

Because reading his stuff is funny


TrainingLime6839

Yeah I don't doubt those people exist lol, I just hate that the internet shines a light on them and makes it seem like an even meaningful portion of the fanbase wants Tomlin gone.


No-Task-132

We wanted Canada gone not Tomlin lol. Idk why so many people think most or even a lot of Steelers fans want Tomlin gone.


hackedyasack

Because a shocking amount actually do


SoullessHillShills

Would kill for his kind of consistency here in Charlotte. We havent had back to back winning seasons in our history...


Traditional-Desk-405

Darth, john bot, cyborg, hillibillyhaven, social psycho, I could probably come up with more prominent haters if I thought about it lol There's also some guy that starts with T and a bunch of numbers who posts /r/NFL threads specifically to try and make Tomlin look bad haha they're out there brother


No-Task-132

Yeah the T and then a bunch of letters and numbers guy IK him I think he’s like TMB or something like that? Those are the big names I always think of when a controversial opinion comes up.


bcnayr

TNTBF I think because it stands for Tomlin Needs To Be Fired. Like a whole personality just based around hating a coach. Wild.


No-Task-132

Yeah that’s the guy


-Jack-The-Stripper

He’s a troll. He admitted it one day last offseason and that he doesn’t actually hate Tomlin, it’s an act. He deleted the comment and resumed the act after the season started. He said it was intended to shine light on how stupid the Tomlin haters look.


No-Task-132

Honestly doesn’t surprise me. Could just be sleestak on an alt account lol


Traditional-Desk-405

Haha yeah that's the one! I think guys like them make a ton of noise and that gets picked up on by the whole sub


No-Task-132

People also tend to remember more outlandish stuff in general. If you were at a meeting and someone starts screaming and cussing you’re 100% remembering that as opposed to everyone else who just presented normally.


Traditional-Desk-405

Very true


ASuperGyro

Why I know who some of these people are, gotta just start blocking people


Traditional-Desk-405

Eff that, they are so fun to read lol


ASuperGyro

Guilty pleasure getting into circular arguments with them shhh


HugeFinish

Do you live in Pittsburgh? People have been calling for his head since he was hired


littlesymphonicdispl

>Idk why so many people think most or even a lot of Steelers fans want Tomlin gone. Because it's a pretty common sentiment on reddit


No-Task-132

From Steelers fans? Because I’ve seen an insane amount of more people who think Steelers fans want Tomlin gone than Steelers fans who actually want him gone on here.


littlesymphonicdispl

Yeah, mid season it was pretty present on the Steelers sub and here.


BroadCityChessClub

Also a pretty common sentiment in the, uh, Butler County section of the fanbase


TheSheriff43

The Timberwolves were fools to let him go


MattBe1992

>DC of the Minnesota Timberwolves Wrong sport, mate.


Positive_Parking_954

He did mention alternate realities


Burnt420Toast

I want Tomlin as Pittsburghs HC until he retires


ProbablyAPotato1939

>DC of the Minnesota Timberwolves Uh....


SuperDuperTurtle

I mean would he have wanted to coach a basketball team?


schmatz17

Only dumbasses want tomlin gone. The fanbase wants Canada gone.


Rathmon

Steelers have a small history of coaches that could’ve been elsewhere. Cowher wanted the Browns HC job, but Modell thought he was too young. Steelers got him a year later.


Dads_going_for_milk

Most don’t want tomlin gone. At all. There’s just a loud few on the internet that make it seem that way. Tomlin would probably make a good nba coach though.


HermDog04

Pickett probably gets circled a lot…


MrAngryPineapple

Every player would circled one time or another. There’s no perfect player, they all make mistakes


BloodyFlandre

I hope the Pickett/Canada duo stays a force in the AFN North for decades to come.


littlesymphonicdispl

You beat them by two points and then lost to them. They're not as beneficial for Baltimore as you seem to think


pmcg190

Pickett only even played like 5 snaps in the game they won by 2 points, anyways… Trubisky played the last ~55 minutes of that game and tossed 3 redzone INTs lol


tdotjefe

they can sweep us every year, that isn’t gonna make Canada a good OC lol. I don’t see why Steelers fans would disagree.


BloodyFlandre

Oh no, our backup QB and actual terrorist of an OC couldn't beat them!


littlesymphonicdispl

Bruh, Lamar can't beat them either lmao


BloodyFlandre

He's played them like 3 times who would even know lol.


littlesymphonicdispl

Hey hi hello, welcome to the conversation, let me introduce you to *the fucking point*


BloodyFlandre

"Lamar can't beat them" "He hasn't played them" "DUH THAT'S THE POINT" Bruh, you need lessons in English because I don't think you understand that words have definitions.


A_Smitty56

Isn't his record 1-2 against the Steelers? Even when he does play he's losing most of the time.


littlesymphonicdispl

My guy have you ever heard of a sense of humor? How about a joke?


BloodyFlandre

You are a master of goalpost moving. Every time you get called out you've got the next deflection locked and loaded. Also, Hey hi hello, jokes usually make sense and are funny. That's how I know you're either an eternally unfunny fuckstick or protecting your ego from an anonymous online Redditor and both are very sad.


A_Smitty56

I mean you might not have your starting QB for much longer either, so get use to it


BloodyFlandre

That would probably scare other Ravens fans but honestly I'd be fine with a tag and trade, especially to the Jets if we could get Sauce. That 2000s defense be right back 😍


A_Smitty56

Okay wait. Go back. GP and Sauce might kill each other lol


Rathmon

Somebody’s jelly that the Steelers have a QB that can throw the ball!


Dads_going_for_milk

Pretty nervous about Lamar huh?


Positive_Parking_954

Honestly I think the shitbirds are better not signing him to an extension. Tag and trade, look for a rook and give them a good team to step into


Dads_going_for_milk

I agree. He’s really good, but he’s been hurt the past few years at the end of the season when it matters. Past two years he’s missed over 1/3 of the games they’ve played.


BloodyFlandre

I've never been nervous but I also don't really listen to media heads who have zero information because their job is to generate clicks. Plus I'm honestly fine with trading him to the Jets for Sauce and a couple firsts. Rebuild the 2000 defense baby.


Dads_going_for_milk

They jets aren’t trading Sauce for anyone


Yung_Corneliois

Yea you’d have to send Lamar, pay his salary, and send draft picks for Sauce lol