The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a key offseason.
There were some rumblings and fan uproar about Mike Tomlin getting fired as the team hasn’t won a single playoff game in six years, losing five straight and most of them by double digits.
With that in mind, former NFL general manager Scott Pioli took to “Good Morning Football” to make a case for Tomlin to stay put in Pittsburgh (via Good Morning Football on Twitter)
"17 straight non-losing seasons. That is important to me…"
— Good Morning Football (@gmfb) January 16, 2024
He claimed that as much as some people might be tired of hearing about that, 17 straight non-losing seasons is important to him.
He explained that Tomlin is following Tom Landry’s steps in an era that’s completely different because of the salary cap.
Pioli lauded Tomlin for being able to work through so many rosters and consistently find ways to get the job done, especially considering their subpar quarterback situation.
He argued that the last three years of Ben Roethlisberger’s career were far from his best, and he hasn’t had a good quarterback under center ever since, yet he continues to find ways to lose games he was supposed to lose.
At some point, winning when it matters the most also has to matter; we get that.
But Tomlin is one of the best tacticians and talent developers in the National Football League, not to mention one of the best defensive minds in the game.
Most teams in the league would do anything to find this level of consistency and a coach like Tomlin and let’s just hope he doesn’t make any rash decisions about his continuity with the team.