Pittsburgh Steelers: Mike Tomlin Is Latest in Line of Great Pittsburgh Coaches

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Since the NFL merger in 1970, the New York Jets, the team the Steelers beat in the AFC Championship Game, have gone through 15 head coaches.  The Green Bay Packers, the team the Steelers will play in the Super Bowl, have only gone through nine.
The Steelers find themselves on their third coach in that time period—and it appears number four is nowhere in sight. 
Chuck Noll. 
Bill Cowher. 
And now, Mike Tomlin.
No one likes to be a rebound.  When Cowher retired in 2006, Steelers nation could be excused for thinking his successor would have trouble meeting Cowher’s success.  When Tomlin went from long-shot candidate to front-runner after an interview with the Rooneys, fans had to be scratching their heads wondering what he said.
Tomlin’s success has moved that interview to become merely a footnote in a coaching career marked by Super Bowls, not controversy.
A .623 winning percentage and 12 postseason wins ...

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