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    That's how it works. If Lebeau was still the DC, then it would be assumed Lebeau is actually running the team and Tomlin is just a figurehead. I bet we can find threads calling Tomlin a figurehead. Just circular reasoning.
  2. Grigson should have been fired. How hard was it to keep Irsay's office stocked with liquor and pills?
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    Here's a really good article on Mularkey's offense with the Falcons. Note the philosophy and similarities with the Titans. Also, Mularkey identified Ryan was comfortable and productive running a no huddle offense. So he made it a staple of the Falcons' offense. Koetter also kept it a significant component of the offense. Last year, Shanahan reduced the number of no-huddle drives and it seemed to affect Ryan's productivity. This year, they are back to running the no-huddle. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d80c77e5a/printable/mularkey-has-given-falcons-extreme-makeover-on-offense
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    He already has a modified version on his wall. He cropped out the black background. No way that much black gets in his house.
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    I agree with you on your GM perspective and couldn't disagree more on your coaches' perspective. By all accounts Rivers is a great QB. Hhe's now on his 4th HC and has won more than nine games in a season, three times in eleven years. I think you are marginalizing the work of NFL HCs.
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    Just looking at Tomlin's big wins in a black or white vacuum, misses some other things that makes him a good coach. For example, Tomlin was visiting Michigan State for their pro day and the night before the pro day, he spoke with Le'veon Bell about being a pro, complimented his patience while running the ball and told him to be successful in the NFL, "he should lose weight". Instead of browbeating Bell to lose weight, he recommended and then drafted him. At every level, coaches tell their RBs not to tiptoe or hit the LOS as soon as possible. Especially a RB who runs a 4.6 forty. But, instead of trying to change Bell's running style, Tomlin has allowed the running game to be built around it. I personally don't care about the Steelers or Tomlin. But too many TR posters are Shallow Hal when it comes QBs and coaches. We set a higher standard for them than we do our own QBs and coaches. From time to time, it's okay to compliment another team, just don't root for them.
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    This post cracks me up. @scine09 is a fan of a team that won only 3 games in 2015 and two in 2014. But he is picky about how a coach wins NFL games? I don't recall Scine dissecting Fisher's FIVE playoff wins in 22 years. We had a freaking coach who won TWO playoff games his last nine seasons with the Titans and we are being picky about the playoff wins of another coach? We thought a .500 coach with an 5-6 playoff record would be coveted by so many teams, they would fire their HC to hire him. We named babies after a .500 coach with a 5-6 playoff record, but Tomlin and his 103-57 (.644) record is a bum? With 103 wins, Tomlin has more wins than Sean Payton (94) and is tied with Carroll while coaching one less season. If Fisher had Tomlin's record or winning percentage, he would still be the Titans' coach and @scine09 would feel like a winner. Funny, funny ironic posts.
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    Today, I had to remind a Texans' fan that O'Brien was calling the plays this year. At one point, he took over the play calling and then at another point, he and Godsey were side by side calling plays and the offense still ranked anywhere from 29th to last in many categories. O'Brien's ego will prevent him from hiring a experienced OC, offensive HC assistant or even a passing game coordinator. For a guy who was the Pats WRs coach for one year, QB coach for two years and OC for one year, I don't know why someone with such little experience is considered a QB whisperer or offensive mind. With Belichick looking over your shoulders and Brady executing the game plan, talk about a guy being born on third base and thinking he hit a triple. I guess he's betting on himself for a contract renewal and to obtain more personnel power. It could blow up in his face and will be hilarious to hear the Texans' fans whining.
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    He still might resurface in Houston.
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    Very True. If anyone doesn't believe it, go ask Bill O'Brien.
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    Yes. You link to your Google Home account to IFTTT and then applets communicate with the bridge. https://ifttt.com/connect/google_assistant/hue
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    Have you tried IFTTT with your scenes? https://ifttt.com/hue
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    Good call. I'm currently looking at purchasing either the 3rd generation Nest or Ecobee3.
  14. Nice read. I cannot stand the constant running from the shotgun/spread formations that we see all the time at the high school, college and now NFL. It's like watching paint dry. However, when you have a great running game that can run dives, counters and traps from multiple run formations, and then pass out of those formations, it can be a thing of beauty.
  15. I got the Amazon Echo for Christmas and I have to admit, I'm really enjoying it. Back in the day, I use to play with X10 devices, but lost my enthusiasm for home automation over the years. This has definitely sparked my interest. I purchased the Philips Hue bulbs and they worked great and I'm debating purchasing a Nest thermostat and additional light switches. Anyone using the Echo for home automation?