Originally posted on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 12/24/12

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)
The loss to the Bengals is still all to fresh in our minds, but this puts it into some perspective for everyone. If you’re a supporter of Mike Tomlin, that’s fine. If you’re a detractor then that’s fine too. Either way, changes need to happen, and not just little ones. If major changes aren’t made by Mr Cliche and Kevin Colbert who is also to blame for this debacle of a season this year then it will easily become 4 out of 5 seasons with no playoff wins and around here that is completely and totally unacceptable. This team under Tomlin this season has no identity what so ever and it seems as if it lacks a great deal of leadership on both offense and defense. This team was 6-3 after 9 games and had a playoff spot well in hand at that point and even had a great chance of winning the division and then boom they lose 5 out of their next 6 and if not for a Charlie Batch miracle win in Baltimore this team would be staring hard at a 6 game losing streak. They were unprepared week in and week out and were terrible late in games down the stretch. A lot of people say that Mike Tomlin is not going anywhere but you have to ask yourself if the next 2 seasons end the same way this one ended this year and this team misses the playoffs the next 2 years which is quite possible then the Rooney’s have to strongly consider and take a long hard look at getting rid of Tomlin. Because what happened this year with this team having another late season meltdown the 3rd under Tomlin in the 6 years he has been here is just completely and totally unacceptable…This has got to change and get better next season and going forward because right now this team is a trainwreck on offense in particular. It always starts at the top with Mike Tomlin whether we like it or not. From our friends at SteelerAddicts.com   Matt Pappas is an independent blogger – Follow his work here on SteelCityBlitz.com, on Sulia, in the forums on SteelerAddicts, and on The Blitz podcasts. Twitter: @RetroRockCity     Related PostsSteelers Lack of Urgency is Alarming Steelers playoff hopes alive but if they keep playing this poorly it won’t matter Plenty of Blame to Go Around Following Steelers’ Loss to ‘Bolts No Excuses for Roethlisberger This Week Time is Now for Haley’s Offense
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