Terry Bradshaw's Criticism Of Mike Tomlin Is Completely Invalidated By Where It Took Place
You know, a highly decorated former athlete turning his back on a well respected member of the franchise that made all his success possible should be a big story. So - in theory - we should be surprised that Terry Bradshaw basically said that Mike Tomlin has won a Super Bowl and maintained a 65% winning percentage in a league that is riff with parity by doing nothing more than waving pom-poms and spelling out sports buzzwords with his hands. Unfortunately, we have all seen this formula before and it's not all that shocking that it came from the very same studio....
Trust me, I want to take Terry Bradshaw at his word here. If it truly "takes one to know one" then there is no better authority on cheerleaders than the resident airhead on a panel of NFL analysts who is entrusted with speaking loudly but actually saying very little. The problem is that when you put said airhead on a television show whose premise is purposefully presenting over-the-top opinions in the undying pursuit of the ratings that they aren't getting then his message can't be classified as genuine.
What Terry Bradshaw probably would have said - if he weren't seated next to a fat asshole in an undersized fedora on a largely irrelevant sports network - is that the Steelers current head coach is mildly overrated. Now that, I could get on board with. I think Mike Tomlin is very much like Sean Payton. I think he has had his reputation buoyed by a Super Bowl. I think he is held in a higher regard because he does things a bit differently and the instances in which his aggressiveness has paid off are more notable than the instances in which it has completely backfired. He is unquestionably a very good head coach in a league full of oft-dimwitted peers, but if the word we are focusing on in this fabricated debate between a bunch of idiots on a bad television show is "great" then I would agree in saying he has a bit more to prove.
However, trying to make that point by comparing one of the better coaches in professional football to a pretty girl in a short skirt whose ability to hold a smile for 3.5 hours and kick her leg above her shoulder has earned her an undercompensated position on an NFL sideline? That's undoubtedly going to leave you vulnerable to being made to look foolish by a 37 year old joke about your inability to fill in the blank on 3-letter words...
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