Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/16/14

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)
Only two seasons removed from their last Super Bowl appearance, the Pittsburgh Steelers finished 8-8 in 2012 and missed the postseason. Just a year prior the Steelers literally limped into to playoffs with a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger only to be ousted by Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. With the Baltimore Ravens making it to the Super Bowl and the Cincinnati Bengals having back to back playoff appearances one would think that the coaching staff in Pittsburgh will be under a little fire to return the Steelers to relevance in 2013... Read more
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  • Kind of thought this might happen after the remnants of the Cowher era started to fade. Not sure what Tomlin's thinking is but if he couldn't take this team at least to the AFC championship game against lesser teams, then he's not needed in Pittsburgh. It's not likely with a decimated and retooled defense and suspect offense with mediocre running backs and a poor offensive line that this team will see the playoffs for a couple years. Goodbye Mike Tomlin.
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