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mesaSteeler
03-24-2012, 10:28 AM
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tomlin may be in line for a new contract

By Scott Brown
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, March 24, 2012

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin could be in line for another new contract. Tomlin has two years left on the contract he signed in 2010, though the final one is an option year. That means the Steelers could approach Tomlin about a new deal before the start of the season. "Our coach's contract is something we don't really try to speculate on what might happen," Steelers president Art Rooney II told the Tribune-Review on Friday. "We're obviously very happy with Mike and the job he's doing and we hope he's going to be here for the long term and I think I'm comfortable in saying that will be the case." Tomlin won a Super Bowl in his second season with the Steelers, and his .688 winning percentage (55-25) is the best in franchise history. Tomlin has guided the Steelers to three AFC North titles and four playoff appearances in five years.

An offseason purge left the Steelers without two of their long-time captains in inside linebacker James Farrior and wide receiver Hines Ward. Rooney said other players will have to fill that leadership void this season. One could be quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, whom Rooney already considers one of the Steelers' leaders. "He will be somebody that perhaps is looked to more now than in the past even, now that some of these other players have moved on," Rooney said. "Maybe that leadership role will grow as we move forward." Roethlisberger served as an offensive captain last season as well as in 2009.

The Steelers have restructured a number of contracts, turning base salaries into signing bonuses. That provides short-term salary cap relief since the bonuses can be spread over the life of the contract. The moves have raised questions about whether the Steelers are simply delaying serious cap issues, though the cap number -- it is $120.6 million this year -- is expected to spike significantly in 2014 because of an infusion of TV money. "Not that we don't focus on future years because you have to at least be aware of moves you're making now that may affect future years," Rooney said, "but our priority at this point is making sure that we have a team that can compete for a championship year in and year out and that's what we're focused on this year."

Scott Brown can be reached at sbrown@tribweb.com or 412-481-5432.

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tanda10506
03-24-2012, 02:37 PM
There aren't any other good coaches out there so extend him. I think we are often times out coached and no matter who the coordinators are, that ultimately falls on the head coach. There were quite a few games with threads on here afterwords saying we were out coached, and I agree, especially due to the lack of in game adjustment. That said, he is new too and like anything else, he will get better with experience. With Hines, Smith, and Farrior gone I think you can say this is Tomlin's team starting now, no longer is the Cowher's team argument valid. Sure there may be a few players that played a year or two on Cowher's team, but many haven't and the veteran leadership from the Cowher years is gone now and is up to other players now. Who would be available anyway, Herm Edwards or Mangini? Screw that, extend Tomlin.

Steelersfan87
03-24-2012, 04:08 PM
Everybody gets outcoached.

BLACK_AND_YELLOW
03-24-2012, 04:26 PM
Everybody gets outcoached.

^what he said

MACH1
03-24-2012, 04:29 PM
Everybody gets outcoached.

Not if your name is arians, then it's blamed on poor player execution. :rolleyes:

mesaSteeler
03-24-2012, 06:47 PM
Not if your name is arians, then it's blamed on poor player execution. :rolleyes:

:applaudit::applaudit::applaudit::applaudit::appla udit:

TRH
03-24-2012, 07:13 PM
he'll easily get the extension and a big pay raise, no question. I'm glad we have one of the best in the game.

tanda10506
03-25-2012, 05:33 AM
Everybody gets outcoached.

Agreed, but we were out coached often this year. On top of that, when we were getting out coached nobody made an adjustment. I do like Tomlin and as I said, we should extend him, but IMO he could be much better.

zcoop
03-25-2012, 09:51 AM
Agreed, but we were out coached often this year. On top of that, when we were getting out coached nobody made an adjustment. I do like Tomlin and as I said, we should extend him, but IMO he could be much better.

Every coach could be much better.

CA Black & Gold
03-25-2012, 09:21 PM
Fire his butt. No emotion in that dude. Deer in the headlights during crunch time. Only won a SB with previous coach's team

Millers the sh!t
03-25-2012, 10:11 PM
Agreed, but we were out coached often this year. On top of that, when we were getting out coached nobody made an adjustment. I do like Tomlin and as I said, we should extend him, but IMO he could be much better.

Highly agreed with the full statement.

Tonkin often left me wondering what the hell he's thinking at times. He definitely made TERRIBLE decisions in Denver this past season. The last drive of regulation was embarrassing and his lack of commmand/leadership really was on display then.

MaidenIndiana
03-25-2012, 11:09 PM
Fire his butt. No emotion in that dude. Deer in the headlights during crunch time. Only won a SB with previous coach's team

Has anyone ever told you that smoking meth will kill you:noidea:

jwmann2
03-26-2012, 03:37 AM
Two super bowl appearances in six seasons, of course he is. He's a a motivator; a coach the Steelers really respect.

tanda10506
03-26-2012, 03:40 AM
Highly agreed with the full statement.

Tonkin often left me wondering what the hell he's thinking at times. He definitely made TERRIBLE decisions in Denver this past season. The last drive of regulation was embarrassing and his lack of commmand/leadership really was on display then.

Yeah the look on his face at times was exactly that, deer in the headlights. Again, I think he is a decent coach with a lot of potential and we should keep him, but I am just not buying into the "great coach who has went to two SB's in four years" argument. Arians did too but that doesn't mean he's a good coach. I will also point out that Tomlin liked BA and his game plan and Tomlin is as responsible for that offense as Arians because he is the boss. I understand him letting his coordinators do what they do and I understand him leaving the defense up to LeBeau (no brainer) but there should have been a few times where he at least made an in game adjustment. There was an in game adjustment needed for the offense in 12 or 13 games but it never came either. Again, I want to keep Tomlin and I think he is decent and has a lot of potential, I just don't see what is "great" about him, yet.

tony hipchest
03-26-2012, 04:05 AM
i pretty much just need to hear what players like john lynch say about him, or watch the 2008 Americas Game to see the potential of a historically great coach.

sure he will probably not invent new schemes and philosophies like lebeau, landry, walsh, but thers no telling what he could accomplish if he chose to coach as long as shula.

in 2008 every game seemed like a playoff game. he did something cowhers team never seemed to be able to do- capitalize on homefield advantage in the playoffs.

in 2010, the qb was initially suspended for the first 6 games of the season. despite that HUGE distraction, the steelers were still in position to win their 7th title (i believe alot of the team took the packers too lightly).

the loss to denver sucked and falls directly on coaching. according to ryan clark they prepared for everything denver could possibly do to beat them EXCEPT for tebow throwing downfield for 300 yds. at that point NOBODY in the nfl thought he could do that.

most people still dont think he could do it again.

if the steelers hadnt failed on that final drive vs ravens, the entire season couldve turned out differently. i think tomlin deserves an extension for constantly having the steelers in the position to do so much.

Bayz101
03-26-2012, 04:35 AM
i pretty much just need to hear what players like john lynch say about him, or watch the 2008 Americas Game to see the potential of a historically great coach.

sure he will probably not invent new schemes and philosophies like lebeau, landry, walsh, but thers no telling what he could accomplish if he chose to coach as long as shula.

in 2008 every game seemed like a playoff game. he did something cowhers team never seemed to be able to do- capitalize on homefield advantage in the playoffs.

in 2010, the qb was initially suspended for the first 6 games of the season. despite that HUGE distraction, the steelers were still in position to win their 7th title (i believe alot of the team took the packers too lightly).

the loss to denver sucked and falls directly on coaching. according to ryan clark they prepared for everything denver could possibly do to beat them EXCEPT for tebow throwing downfield for 300 yds. at that point NOBODY in the nfl thought he could do that.

most people still dont think he could do it again.

if the steelers hadnt failed on that final drive vs ravens, the entire season couldve turned out differently. i think tomlin deserves an extension for constantly having the steelers in the position to do so much.

Great summary. Defense bailed us out many times during the course of the season due to the offenses inability to score, but it did just the opposite in Denver. I guess Clark and another corner (can't remember who) being out didn't help matters.

Wallace108
03-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Fire his butt. No emotion in that dude. Deer in the headlights during crunch time. Only won a SB with previous coach's team
I can't tell if you're just being sarcastic, but in case you're actually being serious ... how many Super Bowls did Cowher win with Cowher's teams? :noidea:

LayingTheWoodley56
03-26-2012, 03:58 PM
I can't tell if you're just being sarcastic, but in case you're actually being serious ... how many Super Bowls did Cowher win with Cowher's teams? :noidea:

Few things piss me off more than people saying Tomlin has a "deer-in-headlights" look. First of all, I think people are subconsciously swayed by the fact that his eyes themselves are HUGE, creating sort of a bewildered look sometimes. I feel the exact opposite, actually; that he's an acutely intense and focused coach whose calm, cool demeanor is mistake for emotionless. It's clear to anyone who knows the first thing about this team that he commands every player's respect and there's no doubt the players play for him. He doesn't prowl the sidelines spitting and screaming like Cowher (who I also loved), but that's not necessarily the hallmark of a good coach (see Belichick, Bill.)

As for the "he won with Cowher's team" argument, that's BS. He won with a lot of the same players Cowher failed many times to win with, as is correctly said above me. I loved Cowher as much as anyone, but the fact that he won a Super Bowl towards the very end of his tenure has somewhat made fans forget his numerous big-game failures (94, 95, 97, 01, 04...) Tomlin on the other hand is 2-0 in AFC Championships games and has as many rings as Cowher has and as I continue to type this it becomes more and more clear to me how silly this argument is.

To summarize neatly, of course extend this man and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.

Fire Arians
03-26-2012, 04:31 PM
Not if your name is arians, then it's blamed on poor player execution. :rolleyes:

arians is the man, we should have made him head coach

Men of Steel
03-26-2012, 04:41 PM
Few things piss me off more than people saying Tomlin has a "deer-in-headlights" look. First of all, I think people are subconsciously swayed by the fact that his eyes themselves are HUGE, creating sort of a bewildered look sometimes. I feel the exact opposite, actually; that he's an acutely intense and focused coach whose calm, cool demeanor is mistake for emotionless. It's clear to anyone who knows the first thing about this team that he commands every player's respect and there's no doubt the players play for him. He doesn't prowl the sidelines spitting and screaming like Cowher (who I also loved), but that's not necessarily the hallmark of a good coach (see Belichick, Bill.)

As for the "he won with Cowher's team" argument, that's BS. He won with a lot of the same players Cowher failed many times to win with, as is correctly said above me. I loved Cowher as much as anyone, but the fact that he won a Super Bowl towards the very end of his tenure has somewhat made fans forget his numerous big-game failures (94, 95, 97, 01, 04...) Tomlin on the other hand is 2-0 in AFC Championships games and has as many rings as Cowher has and as I continue to type this it becomes more and more clear to me how silly this argument is.

To summarize neatly, of course extend this man and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.


^^^^^^^^ THIS x 1,000,000,000,000,000 :thumbsup:

Men of Steel
03-26-2012, 04:42 PM
arians is the man, we should have made him head coach

^ judging by your username :chuckle:

zcoop
03-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Few things piss me off more than people saying Tomlin has a "deer-in-headlights" look. First of all, I think people are subconsciously swayed by the fact that his eyes themselves are HUGE, creating sort of a bewildered look sometimes. I feel the exact opposite, actually; that he's an acutely intense and focused coach whose calm, cool demeanor is mistake for emotionless. It's clear to anyone who knows the first thing about this team that he commands every player's respect and there's no doubt the players play for him. He doesn't prowl the sidelines spitting and screaming like Cowher (who I also loved), but that's not necessarily the hallmark of a good coach (see Belichick, Bill.)

As for the "he won with Cowher's team" argument, that's BS. He won with a lot of the same players Cowher failed many times to win with, as is correctly said above me. I loved Cowher as much as anyone, but the fact that he won a Super Bowl towards the very end of his tenure has somewhat made fans forget his numerous big-game failures (94, 95, 97, 01, 04...) Tomlin on the other hand is 2-0 in AFC Championships games and has as many rings as Cowher has and as I continue to type this it becomes more and more clear to me how silly this argument is.

To summarize neatly, of course extend this man and anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool.

This chit right here! :thumbsup: