Mike Tomlins’ Contract Extension and What It Could Mean

July 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

News Flash: the Pittsburgh Steelers don't like to change head coaches.
With the new contract in the pocket of Mike Tomlin, the Steelers continue tradition, effectively assuring that they will go at least 44 years with only three head coaches.
What could this mean?
It means that Mike Tomlin gets it.
Shortly after the conclusion of the 2009 season, there were many rumors that Bruce Arians was going to be fired. As it turns out, he wasn't.
This immediately raised the question of the future of the coaching staff in Pittsburgh.
Was it Tomlin that insisted Arians stay?
The Steelers normally sign their head coach to an extension with two years remaining on their current contract. Mike Tomlins' contract was set to expire after the 2010 season, with a team option for 2011.
Tomlin's future and it's link to Arians's were was the subjects of a lot of talk, and it was even rumored that if Arians chose not to conform to the Steelers' way, both would ...

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