Is Mike Tomlin Going to Get Fired?
After another embarrassingly premature exit from the playoffs, the people of Pittsburgh are starting to call for heads, specifically Mike Tomlin’s:
Source: Some Steelers limited partners plan to lobby Art Rooney to make a coaching change https://t.co/uhVzCWh8gm
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 16, 2018
Pro Football Talk is reporting today that a small group of Steelers fans who own the team are unhappy with the team’s inability to get back to the Super Bowl, or as the article puts it, “get past the Patriots.” They’re so unhappy that they want to see a coaching change immediately. While the group has no direct say in managerial decisions, they do plan to pitch the idea to team owner Art Rooney II that Mike Tomlin gets fired this offseason.
The article specifically cites Tomlin’s poor decision making in key moments and lack of discipline as key factors to their desire for a new coach. Tomlin hasn’t made it to the Super Bowl in nearly 7 years.
When I see something like this, I can’t help but laugh. I’ve been saying for as long as I can remember that Mike Tomlin is by far the most overrated head coach in the NFL. Cool, he won a Super Bowl in 2009. That doesn’t make him immortal.
If you disagree with me, then why hasn’t that team made it back to a Super Bowl since 2011? They have the best wide reciever and arguably the best running back in the league, and some pretty great players on defense. The talent is there, but they lack discipline. Pittsburgh’s problems all start at the top, and these partial owners have every right to request a new head coach be put into place.
For the Patriots sake, I hope Tomlin doesn’t get fired. I’d like to see the Steelers continue to choke and blow their expectations for as long as possible. And as long as Tomlin is there, that will continue to happen.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)