There is a saying “I am my choices.” It has been attributed to Jean Paul Sartre. Mike Tomlin faces a similar situation at present. But he is all hushed up regarding how he is going to employ those alternatives in the field.
In the capacity of being the tough coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, he has a certain responsibility and dignity to maintain. After all, what is a coach without a reputation?
He will be naturally dividing his team’s players from each according to his needs to each according to his ability. It will be a perfectly balanced division of labor and may the devil take the hindmost.
Le’Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer will show their stuff on the playing field when the big day comes. About the first one of these players, Tomlin said that he was pretty revved up to go for the gold. And nothing could stop him when he was motivated and psyched up to win.
Hey Cavs fans... pic.twitter.com/Jcbo1LrmFj— Evil Mike Tomlin (@EvilMikeTomlin) July 12, 2014
"Le'Veon Bell has had a great offseason," Tomlin said on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access. "He's really shown that he is excited about taking the next step in terms of work that he's done thus far, particularly from a conditioning standpoint."
Meanwhile, about the second one, LeGarrette Blount, he too had just the right personality and guts to take on the big ones. He could throw and pass and make mincemeat out of the opposition within a matter of seconds.
"LeGarrette Blount has a definite football playing personality, one that not only is evident on the field but in the locker room. Think he's going to be positive to our efforts."
And of course he had tons of positivity which was only going to benefit him in the end. On the other hand, the third one of these was a very quick person who may just make the goal provided you gave him a pep talk or two.
"I'm excited about letting these guys sort themselves out from a division of labor standpoint," Tomlin said. "I know that they're all committed to being a significant component to what we do."
Tomlin laid it out as straightforwardly as he could. He was going to allow the three to settle their roles and niches for themselves. The victory would depend on the coordination between them all.
It would literally be all for one and one for all. This human collage would be a winner’s combination on the playing field provided each player interlocked with the others in perfect unison.
All we can do is wait and see, if Mike Tomlin’s strategy of subterfuge really works in the real world, or not.