We’ll drop a line in the water and see what sticks

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin - Septem...

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin – September 16, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This jumble was apparently uttered by Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a few weeks ago in response to the running backs situation.  It is a mash up of “dip a toe in the water” (to test or try out something) and “make (something) stick” (to cause to be accepted).  “Throw dirt enough and some will stick” might also be in the equation.  Given the Steelers first performance, apparently the line was made of teflon.  Thanks to Dan Geier for overhearing this one on the radio.