View Full Version : Sources: Tomlin, Steelers working on extension

tony hipchest
09-11-2009, 07:27 PM
no real suprise here. the man has earned it and the steelers are smart enough to lock him up. to get him for what bill wanted would probably be a bargain.


Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been negotiating terms of a contract extension that would keep him with the franchise beyond the two years that remain on his current deal, according to two sources close to the situation.

Terms of a potential deal were not disclosed and negotiations likely won’t be finalized until after the 2009 season, but Pittsburgh is expected to keep the Super Bowl-winning coach on staff for a long time.

“Even if it doesn’t get announced until after the season, both sides are very comfortable with the situation,” a Steelers source said. “I think Mike feels very comfortable about what the Steelers are going to do for him. He’s not out there hanging, not sure what’s going to happen.”

09-11-2009, 09:00 PM
you mean we're seriously considering keeping this bum? two years in and he only brings us one superbowl...NEXT!

09-11-2009, 09:25 PM
you mean we're seriously considering keeping this bum? two years in and he only brings us one superbowl...NEXT!

And it had to be won in the fourth quarter at that!

And it couldn't be run by running the ball!


09-11-2009, 09:27 PM
Great news! Lock him up long-term! :hope: :tt02:

09-12-2009, 07:20 AM
Will Tomlin get a contract extension?
Steelers Q&A with Ed Bouchette
Saturday, September 12, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has three years remaining on his contract.

Click here to submit your question

Q: The Steelers are well known for not negotiating player contracts once the season begins. How about the coaches? I've heard the front office is negotiating an extension for coach Mike Tomlin now.

David Koh, Pullman, Wa.

BOUCHETTE: I wrote a few weeks ago that the Steelers are NOT negotiating a contract extension for Mike Tomlin and will not until at least the end of the season. Traditionally, the Steelers negotiate a contract extension for their coach when he has two years left on his contract. Tomlin has three left: two, plus an option. Also, once the regular season starts, the Steelers do not negotiate either with their players or coaches as a matter of policy.

First published on September 12, 2009 at 1:51 am

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09255/997624-66.stm#ixzz0QtV7JkFq

09-12-2009, 07:29 AM
The Steelers organization will lock Tomlin up to a new deal, but not until the end of the season regardless of it's outcome!

Fire Haley
09-12-2009, 10:13 AM
Fire Tomlin - hire Grimm
Hire a RB coach as OC
Get rid of all WR's and put fatback FB's in their place
Trade Ben for a QB that doesn't hold the ball so long

09-12-2009, 11:44 AM
Fire Tomlin - hire Grimm
Hire a RB coach as OC
Get rid of all WR's and put fatback FB's in their place
Trade Ben for a QB that doesn't hold the ball so long

And lose a bunch of games...and stay OUT of the playoffs... so we get a higher draft number next year.

Then, AND ONLY THEN, will we be able to "fix" this Sh*tty team and WIN some games!

09-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Amen to that :chuckle:

09-12-2009, 05:32 PM
NFL from the sidelines
After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop.

Steelers talking with Tomlin
The Steelers are reportedly talking about a contract extension with head coach Mike Tomlin.

That, in itself, is not a surprise. Tomln's contract runs through the 2010 season, so getting him a new deal and avoiding a similar issue to the one that happened with Bill Cowher is something the team should be looking to avoid.

But where do you start with the money?

Cowher is reportedly looking for $10 million per season to get back onto the sideline.

That would obviously be on the high end of the wage scale.

Of current coaches, Tennessee's Jeff Fisher, the league's longest-tenured coach, makes $5.5 million per season. Lovie Smith is getting the same salary to coach the Bears, while Bill Belichick is costing New England $5 million per season.

Tomlin currently makes $2.5 million per season, so it only makes sense that he'll be asking to move into the $5-million club.

Of course the team will likely argue that he hasn't been around as long as those three aforementioned coaches.

09-12-2009, 06:51 PM
I am very please with this. Now where the hell is Clarks contract!!!!!

09-12-2009, 06:58 PM
Give Tomlin what he wants in guaranteed money. Also set him up with his own Isley's and Winkie's franchaises.

09-12-2009, 11:12 PM
Another division title at the least would be 3 for 3 and guarantee him at least 5. Another Superbowl or even AFC Championship appearance there would be no question. Another Superbowl win...well, yeah, give him whatever he wants then :tt02:

I've got to believe Cowher's sky high price tag has to do with him being content where he is and in no rush to coach, as well as discourage less desirable teams.

09-13-2009, 05:43 PM
Mike Tomlin will get a contract extension......after the 2009 season is completed. I want to make sure that Tomlin is the Steelers HC for at least another 10 years. You know the FO will make sure he gets his money.