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SportShould Mike Tomlin Get More Credit for Steelers' Sustained Success?

16:16  09 november  2018
16:16  09 november  2018 Source:   si.com

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Michael Pettaway Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football coach who is the 16th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL)

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Covering the NFL under the media’s current state-of-play, we’re often required to give either far too much, or not nearly enough credit to the coaches who aren’t actually out there hurling themselves into oncoming traffic in order to make something happen.

After the Steelers dressed down the Panthers on Thursday night, scoring more than 50 points and holding a humming offense to two scores in practical time (a final Christian McCaffrey touchdown—a dagger for those playing against him in fantasy football—was added with a few minutes to go in the fourth), we should take a moment to put the job Mike Tomlin has done this season under proper perspective.

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Tomlin is a three-star wide receiver in the 2019 recruiting class. Tomlin , a 6-foot, 163-pound receiver, is the son of Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and nephew of former Maryland CFP judgments: Too much credit for LSU. LSU is one team that's getting a more love than it should

But more importantly, if Mike Tomlin can keep his team focused, the impact of this latest Paul Brown Stadium milestone could be felt well beyond the October afternoon in which the Steelers Before getting to T.J. Watt’s words, let’s recall remarks of former Steelers linebacker, this one a Hall of Famer.

This doesn’t just happen. We often describe Pittsburgh’s eventual emergence out of whatever early-season tumult they’re experiencing like some inevitable mechanism, but a football team is not a garage door opener. It doesn’t just glide along the tracks.

One of Tomlin’s best players staged an unprecedented contractual revolt this offseason, refusing both a low-on-guarantees, long-term deal and to sign the franchise tag. His best receiver continues to demand top-billing in the offense, which at times creates friction with an ornery veteran quarterback and places a heavy burden on the shoulders of a new offensive coordinator.

Half of these issues could sink a team. Just ask the New York Giants. Talk to the Green Bay Packers about how they’re balancing the emotional tedium associated with an underperforming offense. Check in on the Cowboys a few weeks from now.

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Tomlin constantly battles the shadow of the coach he replaced, even though he’s got a better career winning percentage and the same number of conference titles and Super Bowl wins in fewer games. Bill Cowher was great, don’t get us wrong. He was perfect for the city and the teams he coached. He was tough and fair. But Tomlin can be those things too.

There is an art form to stoicism. It’s Tomlin’s chosen avenue, and it’s much more difficult than one can imagine to stand there and not hurl one of his three high-maintenance stars under the bus when something goes wrong. All of them are old enough and mature enough to handle it. Maybe once it would feel good. Few coaches can take that on for weeks, months or, in Tomlin’s case, years.

Le’Veon Bell might come back at some point. Steelers team president Art Rooney II said before the Panthers game that it could be as soon as next week. For most teams, this would be like accepting a pin-less grenade. But at this point, would we be surprised if business gets handled?

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What Should Steelers Do With Le’Veon Bell If He Returns? The return of Le'Veon Bell will not be a comfortable experience. The Pittsburgh Steelersoffensive line trashed Bell. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has thrown shade at Bell. Bell has been complimentary of his replacement, James Conner. But the chatter around Conner is that he's been as good as Bell, because he's been more productive. Bell's homecoming may not the happiest affair. And it doesn't seem far away. He needs to report by Nov. 13 in order to accrue an NFL season, which is important because Bell wants to get one year closer to free agency.

Mike Tomlin was named the 16th head coach in Pittsburgh Steelers history on January 22, 2007. Hired at the age of 34, Tomlin became only the third head coach hired by the Steelers since 1969. In his first 11 seasons, Tomlin has accomplished many things t.

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Tomlin has his shortcomings. One could argue that he’s never very hard on his best players when they speak out, say stupid things, do stupid things or act in a way that could negatively impact the franchise.

Try, though, and place this current roster in another locker room with another head coach. Is this team, for all the chaos and palace intrigue, in first place anywhere else but New England? Are these players still quick to protect one another? After a gutting end-of-season loss, do they want to come back and re-sign?

Some of this could be their collective character. Saying that one person is holding this all together like a support beam on a bowing bridge is, again, giving one person too much credit. But when a coach is perpetually under-credited for being a stabilizing force year after year, a little hyperbole is alright every now and again.

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There were so many ups and downs of - so many "almosts" to get to the Super Bowl before finally But that's why we sustained that success . We've never been below .500 since I've been there - it's a You were there when Cowher left and was replaced by Mike Tomlin . How did the transition from

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PRESS COVERAGE

1. Will Dez Bryant play on Sunday?

2. We will very likely see Sam Darnold again in 2018.

3. The Marcus Peters-Sean Payton feud we’ve all been waiting for.

4. I love headlines in the form of a question that could be answered with one word. In this one about Eli Manning, it’s “No.”

5. A fitting tribute to watching football at a bar. Perhaps one of the only safe and acceptable bonding experiences we have left with unknown counterparts.

6. Leighton Vander Esch is having one hell of a season in Dallas.

7. Looking at the Maxwell Award field, and if there’s any NFL talent on the horizon.

THE KICKER

Was enjoying a great porter at Fort Nonsense Brewing Company earlier this week (after finishing a story), and heard one of the great, underrated jams of the 1990s. What ever happened to Better Than Ezra anyway?

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