For more than a decade, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had something most rival teams have never found: Stability.
Head coach Mike Tomlin has been one of the best in the NFL since taking the reins of the team in 2007, helping carry the team’s tradition and instilling it in his teams.
Nonetheless, as good as his run in charge of the Steelers has been, it seems like some people are starting to question whether it’s time to move on from him or not.
With that in mind, former NFL head coach Rex Ryan recently said on ESPN’s “Get Up” that the Steelers would be doing Tomlin a huge favor by firing him, as every single team in the league would be interested in hiring him, predicting he would “break the bank.”
Tomlin has earned his stripes in the league and has proven to be a savvy and intelligent coach, someone who can inspire his players and who will always find ways to win football games, even if it’s not always pretty.
Nonetheless, all good things come to an end, and perhaps he’s not the right guy to inspire this younger team.
Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger has already hinted at this team’s coaching issues, and while the players’ effort — or lack thereof — has also taken a big toll on the team’s ability to compete at the highest level, it’s also up to the coach to have his team ready to play.
Whatever the case, Tomlin is going to have a job in the NFL next season, even if it’s not in Pittsburgh.