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Mike Tomlin, Steelers could face ‘stiff financial penalties’ and possible loss of draft pick
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 2, 2013 | Justin Tasch

Posted on 12/02/2013 1:48:29 PM PST by george76

the NFL has performed 'an aggressive review' of the play in question, where Tomiln appeared to intentionally get in the path of Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones on a could-be touchdown, forcing Jones to alter his route and run towards a Pittsburgh defender.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was caught by television cameras Thursday night with a big smile on his face after his positioning on a third-quarter kick return from Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones — in which Tomlin had part of his right foot on the field as he watched the return on the video board with his back to the play — forced Jones to cut inside, allowing cornerback Cortez Allen to catch up and make the tackle, preventing a touchdown. The Ravens scored a field goal on the possession and won 22-20.

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Tomlin’s timing couldn’t have been worse for him because according to FOX Sports, the NFL sent video the day before Thanksgiving to all 32 teams warning them about sideline interference.

When former Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi intentionally tripped Dolphins corner Nolan Carroll on a Dolphins punt

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: cheating; corruption; miketomlin; nfl; pittsburgh; pittsburghsteelers; ravens; stealers; steelers; steelerscoach; tomlin
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1 posted on 12/02/2013 1:48:29 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Tomlin needs to go!

High school football we learned YOU CAN’T HAVE 12 MEN ON THE FIELD!!!


2 posted on 12/02/2013 1:52:01 PM PST by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM)
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To: george76

LOL. Sports are going to Hell.


3 posted on 12/02/2013 1:52:33 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: george76

Looked pretty blatant. He knew exactly what he was doing.


4 posted on 12/02/2013 1:52:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: george76

Maybe he could take lessons from Jason Kidd on how to spill Coke on the field.


5 posted on 12/02/2013 1:53:45 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: george76

It appeared intentional to me.


6 posted on 12/02/2013 1:53:50 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I thought maybe he was just a leftover guy from the Obamacare rally at Heinz Field?


7 posted on 12/02/2013 1:57:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: prisoner6

When pro coaches start acting like scumbag Pop Warner coaches, its time for a change from the central office.


8 posted on 12/02/2013 1:58:24 PM PST by Avid Coug
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To: george76
IIRC, wasn't Tomlin that very vocal Obunghole voter and supporter?

As if I needed another reason to dislike the Steelers.

9 posted on 12/02/2013 2:00:02 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: george76

Suspend him from the game for the rest of this season and the next and forfeit the rest of this season and no draft picks in the next draft.

The penalties have to really hurt him and the organization that hired him.


10 posted on 12/02/2013 2:00:43 PM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: george76

11 posted on 12/02/2013 2:02:59 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: george76
Make him wear one of these for a year:


12 posted on 12/02/2013 2:03:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: doorgunner69
Tomlin is an Obama financial supporter. 40 grand in 2012. The owner bundled so much dough that Baraq made him ambassador to Ireland.


13 posted on 12/02/2013 2:03:22 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: doorgunner69
IIRC, wasn't Tomlin that very vocal Obunghole voter and supporter?

yep.

14 posted on 12/02/2013 2:04:30 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: scott says; mainepatsfan; Perdogg

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1869617-steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-stands-on-field-during-ravens-73-yard-kickoff-return


15 posted on 12/02/2013 2:06:30 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: thackney

Rule 13 Non-Player Conduct
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/image/rulebook/pdfs/16_2013_Non-Player_Conduct.pdf

Section 1 Non-Player Conduct

RESTRICTED AREAS
Article 4

All team personnel must observe the zone restrictions applicable to the bench area and the border rimming the playing field. The only persons permitted within the solid six-foot white border (1-1) while play is in progress on the field are game officials. For reasons involving the safety of participating players whose actions may carry them out of bounds, officials’ unobstructed coverage of the game, and spectators’ sightlines to the field, the border rules must be observed by all coaches and players in the bench area. Violators are subject to penalty by the officials.


16 posted on 12/02/2013 2:08:35 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: george76

This seems extreme.

It isn’t like he told one of his players to hit him to spill coke on the floor to get an extra timeout or anything...

;)


17 posted on 12/02/2013 2:09:10 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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18 posted on 12/02/2013 2:10:11 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: george76

19 posted on 12/02/2013 2:12:52 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Especially Football.
20 posted on 12/02/2013 2:15:15 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Dont give up, even Moses was a basket case at one time or other.)
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To: doorgunner69

I bet 90 percent of the players support Obama. I guess you won’t be watching any football.


21 posted on 12/02/2013 2:15:43 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: george76

Does anybody here know if Jacoby Jones or Cortez Allen has the faster foot speed? I’ve heard people say that Allen would have caught Jones and tackled him anyway, but I’ve also read articles praising the fast foot speed of Jones so he may have been able to outrun Allen if not for the redirect caused by the interference.


22 posted on 12/02/2013 2:21:33 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Wordkraft

The ancient Greeks placed marble statues of the cheaters in a row that everyone had to walk past on the way into the original Olympic stadium. They are there to this day, and in many cases, you may still read the names.

If we could yet be shamed, I would vote for a statue of the cheater. Alas, without shame, there is no deterrent.

All glory was fleeting, so only a laurel, made from a bush or plant, was given the victor. But the cheaters were made immortal.

We don’t live in those times any longer.


23 posted on 12/02/2013 2:22:21 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Allen’s pretty fast. I think he may have caught Jones regardless.


24 posted on 12/02/2013 2:25:04 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Jacoby was increasing the distance between himself and his tacklers, until he had to slow down in order not to run into Tomlin. He kept thinking that Tomlin would move. It’s not as if Jacoby snuck up on the Steeler coach. He was running from a punt return!!!!


25 posted on 12/02/2013 2:25:16 PM PST by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: george76

I would have run right through him. If he’s on the field, he’s fair game.


26 posted on 12/02/2013 2:28:48 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Avid Coug
I think Tomlin may be heading for the chopping block which is too bad as he's been a good head coach. But it has been a poor year for the Steelers and you can't fire the whole team.

They had to win this game to have even an outside chance at a post season slot. I think you are just seeing the pent-up frustration from a season which started out really bad. Tomlin is a good guy, but he stepped in it here.

27 posted on 12/02/2013 2:30:54 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: george76

28 posted on 12/02/2013 2:31:10 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Flag_This
I would have run right through him.

And would have been slowed down then tackled. He was playing to win.

29 posted on 12/02/2013 2:31:41 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Vigilanteman
Tomlin is a good guy,

NOBODY who gave 40 grand to Caliph Baraq is a good guy. Just sayin....

30 posted on 12/02/2013 2:31:55 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: nascarnation

Actually, the a**h*le who got appointed ambassador to Ireland was Dan Rooney, one of the owners.


31 posted on 12/02/2013 2:33:02 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Avid Coug

Absolutely! Old man Rooney ...I met him several times...bad as he was ...he was light years ahead of his kids!


32 posted on 12/02/2013 2:33:45 PM PST by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM)
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To: thackney

Looks like how an idiot driver turns right, by going left a little bit first!


33 posted on 12/02/2013 2:34:18 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: thackney
"And would have been slowed down then tackled. He was playing to win."

He did get tackled.

34 posted on 12/02/2013 2:34:37 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: NotSoFreeStater
I bet 90 percent of the players support Obama. I guess you won’t be watching any football.

"I guess" you mistake me for someone that gives a damn what you think.

35 posted on 12/02/2013 2:35:17 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Vigilanteman

They’re not going to fire Tomlin, the Steelers don’t run the quick hook on headcoaches, Cowher had 3 7-9 season in a row. They might fire Hailey though, the offense has been crap since he took over.


36 posted on 12/02/2013 2:36:33 PM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Flag_This

Yes, but he was trying not to. No way you could hit someone standing still, significantly hit them, and not slow down.


37 posted on 12/02/2013 2:36:35 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: nascarnation
Tomlin's an idiot when it comes to politics, just like Dan Rooney. I don't know who in the h*ll he thinks are going to buy tickets to NFL games once BO succeeds in his mission of destroying the middle class.

But I don't think he supports BO because he shares the ideology, just the skin color.

38 posted on 12/02/2013 2:36:52 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: discostu
You could be right, but remember that Cowher was working with a number of up and coming young players (who later took the Steelers to the Super Bowl) during his three losing season.

Tomlin is still depending way to much on players clearly past their prime, like Big Ben. Ben may still be one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but he's clearly not what he once was. And it isn't just poor protection, though that's a big part.

39 posted on 12/02/2013 2:41:57 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: doorgunner69

No, that was not my intention.


40 posted on 12/02/2013 2:42:17 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: thackney
"No way you could hit someone standing still, significantly hit them, and not slow down."

A good stiff arm to the back of the coach's head wouldn't have slowed the runner down too much. Anyway, if he hadn't changed direction, the coach might have moved a little more quickly.

41 posted on 12/02/2013 2:42:27 PM PST by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Ben is playing well. He is being handcuffed by Todd Haley.


42 posted on 12/02/2013 2:44:19 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Vigilanteman

The team has gotten old. But that’s on the GM Colbert for not maximizing draft picks. Biggest problem they’re really facing now is they keep having to draft new receivers because none of them are worth a second contract, which has allowed the defense to age. Of course Colbert architected 3 SB runs so I don’t think they’ll oust him yet, but there’s a lot more work that needs to be done than there’s draft picks to do it. Of course part of it is the natural cycle of the NFL, Ben was the teams last top 10 pick, success means bad picks. Unless you’ve got Belichick in the office pulling his one this year for 2 next year trades.


43 posted on 12/02/2013 2:49:50 PM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Darrell Green could have easily caught Jones. Still might.


44 posted on 12/02/2013 2:50:48 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: doorgunner69
As if I needed another reason to dislike the Steelers.

Same here, but they misspelled the team name. It should be "Stealers". And if Rush is watching this thread, "No, I dislike the Stealers as much as most Texans".

45 posted on 12/02/2013 2:51:56 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: TexasCajun
NFL is getting so out of control; coaches inserting themselves into the game, now this:

49ers Player: NFL Needs Rule Against Penis Tackles

46 posted on 12/02/2013 2:55:57 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: Dysart

Put that one down to “headlines I know I’m gonna regret clicking on but I can’t help myself.”


47 posted on 12/02/2013 2:58:41 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Dysart

He was fast. I still remember him chasing down Tony Dorsett.


48 posted on 12/02/2013 2:59:28 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Billthedrill

No, really you can trust me. Honest injun...


49 posted on 12/02/2013 3:11:01 PM PST by Dysart (Obamacare: "We are losing money on every subscriber-- but we will make it up in volume!")
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To: thackney; Flag_This

Under the “palpably unfair” rule, the officials could have awarded the Ravens and Jones any penalty they thought appropriate, including a touchdown. Further, the rules stipulate that anyone who leaves the bench to interfere with play, including a coach, trainer or player is automatically disqualified, and is subject to further sanctions by the commissioner.

Clearly, Tomlin should as a minimum been disqualified, and Jones awarded serious yardage. Even stepping on the *white* area during play is a 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.


50 posted on 12/02/2013 3:37:59 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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