The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the most consistent teams in the league ever since Mike Tomlin took over at HC.
Tomlin is one of the most beloved and respected figures around the league and one that has earned plenty of praise and recognition for the way he’s often made a lot out of a little.
The Steelers continue to find ways to get winning records and stay competitive with Tomlin at the helm, regardless of how poorly constructed their offense has been or the struggles at the QB position over the past couple of years.
With that in mind, NFL analyst Josh Carney wanted to shut down the narrative of Tomlin not having good assistant coaches, stating that he’s had plenty of help over the years (via Josh Carney on Twitter).
Again, who cares? If you think Tomlin hasn't had good assistant coaches in his tenure, that's crazy. https://t.co/AluP2JCxrb
— Josh Carney (@ByJoshCarney) December 5, 2023
Of course, this comes in response to Matt Canada’s firing and how the offense looked significantly better as soon as he left town, at least in their first game without him.
The truth is that Tomlin has had some solid assistants on both sides of the field, but that shouldn’t take anything away from his coaching legacy or the way people think of him.
Tomlin is one of the wisest football minds in the game and someone who knows the ins and outs of the game better than most guys out there.
It might not be pretty, and it definitely won’t be easy, but you can never count out a team that’s coached by HC Michael Pettaway Tomlin, especially as an underdog.