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Is Tomlin the future for the Pittsburgh Steelers?

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Kerry Naylor
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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is definitely a winning coach, but is he the answer and the future for Pittsburgh? 

Tomlin just finished his 17th straight non-losing season, with his team currently in the hunt for playoffs. That’s an impressive stat until you look at the fact that he hasn’t won a playoff game in 7 years and his playoff record is 8-9.

Does something need to be changed in Pittsburgh if they don’t want to be an average team forever.

On the one hand, the organization has been filled with selfish players under Tomlin, some examples being Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and now George Pickens. All 3 of these players cared about their own stats more than winning. George Pickens was recently called out for not blocking for his teammate  Jaylen Warren. When asked about it, he said, “I didn’t want to get injured.” This needs to be cracked down on and players need to be shown more discipline. There have also been recent rumors that quarterback Kenny Pickett refused to dress and back up Mason Rudolph during Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Whether that’s true or not, nobody really knows; however, it does raise some suspicion and concerns.

However, it would be impossible to lay the blame for all of Pittsburgh’s negative personalities on Tomlin.

Coach Tomlin is a likable guy and seems to be a good leader for this organization. He also hasn’t had much room to work with for the team to be great since the retirement of Big Ben Roethlisberger. This Steelers quarterback room has a lot of potential but just isn’t playing up to their expectations. Tomlin is also a decently young coach and has many good years left if they keep him around. He is insanely good at winning division games too, and the AFC North is definitely the hardest division. The Steelers are 36-16-1 against the AFC North since 2015. Even with being almost last in the division this year, their record in these divisional games is 4-1, as they prepare to take on the Ravens tomorrow to possibly better that record and to also potentially clinch playoffs. 

Tomlin is a great coach and knows how to win, so it is in the Steelers best interest to keep him around for a while. 

 

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Connor Cobaugh, Staff Writer
Connor Cobaugh Grade 12 Years in BluePrint: 1 What do you hope to do this year: This year I hope to bring juicy news to the people at Bellwood. Outside activities: Baseball Why did you take BluePrint: I took BluePrint because it seems like a fun and unique class.

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    DaveJan 17, 2024 at 5:37 pm

    Coach Tomlin will never win the AFC or Superbowl!

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