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Tomlin Ticked About Parker’s Comments

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is none to happy about Willie Parker’s Wednesday comments that the team is not running the ball enough.  He spoke out about what Parker said in today’s Post Gazette.  “The issue for us has been, is and hopefully will continue to be winning — that’s my interpretation of Steelers football,” Tomlin said. “Every morning I come to work I walk past five Lombardis, not five rushing titles. The issue is winning.” 

Tomlin told the players, including Parker, about his thoughts in a team meeting, and it’s a good thing he did.  The team is 10-3, have by far their biggest game of the season on Sunday, and Parker should not be rocking the boat with stupid talk about running the ball more.

If the team is winning throwing – then throw the ball.  Parker has been nicked up enough this season that he should simply keep his mouth shut and play ball.  If he does that, he might just have the shot at another 75-yard run in the Super Bowl in February.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Tim

    December 12, 2008 at 9:08 am

    I wonder what “Fast Willie” would rather have: A League Rushing Title or a Super Bowl Ring?????

    Willie, keep your mouth shut until after the season! Then bitch all you want and watch the Steelers trade your once-productive ass!

  2. mark

    December 13, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Tim, I have to somewhat agree! Yes, Willie should keep it to himself right now, Yes, the Steelers should run more. Willie should be quiet about the running game anyway since he has hardly played this year and has been mostly ineffective when he has played. There are many who think Moore has been more impressive this year anyhow. Personally, I like FWP, He has been a great find and productive when healthy. Now, Next year could be a different story. The way Moore has played, the possible emergence of Russell as a 3rd down and short yardage back and the return of 1st round pick Mendenhall could cause a log-jam at RB. Sure its a good problem to have but could FWP become an expensive expendable?

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