What the Steelers Should Do With Mike Tomlin

Sports Illustrated argues firing the head coach is not the right call.

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Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Mike Tomlin will probably not — and should not — be fired as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. For one, he had a 13-4 season. He has also won 48 games in four seasons, and the Steelers have built their success over the past half-century on stability. The team has had three coaches in the past 49 seasons, with Chuck Noll lasting 23 years. Tomlin is cold and calculating when he and the organization feel it is necessary, and he has never had a losing season during the 11 he has coached. Finally, according to Sports Illustrated, there is no one good enough to replace him. But all that said and done, the Steelers still need to make a change. Tomlin may need to fire offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and something needs to be done about the 28th-rated red zone defense and allowing 4.4 yards per rush. He also needs to work on himself a bit. He allows immaturity in himself and on the team that shouldn’t be found in the big leagues. Sports Illustrated writes that the offense also has to be more disciplined and Tomlin needs to work on that.

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