Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 10/23/14

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers coaches against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 29, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Steelers 20-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Look, I’m just as disappointed as many of you are about the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a season that offered some promise and at the very least another trip to the playoffs if nothing else. Those dreams crashed and burned with offensive ineptitude and a defense that couldn’t create enough big plays. There will be and is lots of blame to go around and I know this will upset some of you but Mike Tomlin is not getting fired. Did he have a poor season? Well, that’s like asking if the Rooney Family is Irish. Like players, coaches can have bad seasons too and Tomlin certainly falls in to that category. Those of you calling for him to be sent packing must be forgetting that you root for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is a franchise that has had three, count’em THREE head coaches since 1969!! The Rooney Family does not take kindly to knee jerk reactions and they won’t in this case either. Do you realize how ridiculous we sound to other teams’ fans when we call for a guy who has been to...
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  • I am not a fan of Mike Tomlin, but I also know how the Rooney's operate. Must be nice to coach a team when everything was given to given to you. Yeah he won a super bowl with Cowher's team and also loss one by getting outcoached. That is the theme with Tomlin. This guy gets outcoached all the time. He had the players and his coaching failed. Not only his coaching, but his drafting of players leaves a lot to desired. But he knows how to talk himself out of his failures. There was no discipline this year. Hey, Mike give Tony a call and he will give you advice on discipline. The main reason he is the head coach because Tony Dungy gave the Rooney's a good reference on this inexperience coach. I never saw a coach make the same mistakes over and over again.
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