MIAMI - JANUARY 03: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks toward the scoreboard after the Miami Dolphins pull to within three points in the fourth quarter at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Steelers defeated the Dolphins 30-24. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
You won’t see Ben Roethlisberger running the read-option anytime soon as Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called it the ‘flavor of the month.’ Tomlin, one of the youngest coaches, is an old soul when it comes to football philosophy.
"I think the read-option is the flavor of the month," Tomlin said, via Jarrett Bell of USA Today during a Tuesday breakfast media session for AFC coaches at the NFL owners' meetings.
"We'll see whether it's the flavor of the year. A few years ago, people were talking wildly about the Wildcat. It's less of a discussion now.”
"I think there are coaches in rooms preparing themselves to defend it, there are coaches in rooms also preparing to run it. I think it's going to sort out on the grass."