Steelers Give Coach Mike Tomlin Extension

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Posted on 13th July 2010 by Ben Krasner in Sports Commentary


I saw, today, that the Pittsburgh Steelers have given head coach Mike Tomlin a contract extension that will take him through the 2014 season.  The three year extension comes after an up and down 9-7 season where the Steelers missed the playoffs by losing 5 straight games and looking very mortal in the process.  I like coach Tomlin and I think that he is a good leader.  I think he can put things together well as long as he has a good staff behind him.  I’m just not sure how strong he is as a coach that has to overcome a whole in his staff or the roster.

9-7 is not a record to sneeze at, really.  My other team – the Detroit Lions – would love to sniff that record sometime soon.  However, missing the playoffs the year after winning the Super Bowl is hardly the time to extend a coach… right?  Extend him immediately following the Super Bowl victory and nobody is going to question it.

It will be interesting to see how Tomlin does this season with all the stuff that has happened this offseason.