Death, taxes, and the Pittsburgh Steelers finishing the season .500 or better.
That’s been an undeniable fact and trend since Mike Tomlin took over as Head Coach.
Even when things aren’t going his way or when he doesn’t have the most talent, the savvy coach always finds a way to get scrappy wins.
With that in mind, Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay went out of his way to praise Tomlin’s leadership, especially when it comes to his defense (via Steelers Depot).
Sean McVay on Steelers defensive front: “Yeah, they've always been such a high-level operation with Coach (Mike) Tomlin's leadership and it always starts up front. You look at (T.J.) Watt and (Alex) Highsmith off the edges. They've got excellent depth behind them. They can push…
— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) October 19, 2023
McVay talked about how Tomlin has turned that defense into such a high-level operation, building the offense the way he’s done it with his leadership.
The Steelers have put together one of the most stacked defensive units in the league, headlined obviously by T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith, two elite pass-rushers.
Nonetheless, the years and injuries have also shown that they have plenty of depth and a ‘next-man-up’ mentality.
The Steelers have struggled to be at their best offensive under Tomlin, but he’s the kind of coach that you fear more when he’s supposed to lose than when he’s a favorite.
The team currently sits atop of the AFC North Division, and that’s against all odds.
Tomlin is one of the savviest coaches in the game, and he’ll give Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams a handful when they square off on Sunday.
With a 3-2 record and with fresh legs out of the BYE Week, don’t be shocked if the Steelers leave SoFi Stadium with a big win.