Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 9/15/13
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not on the hot seat. Let’s clear that up right now. If the Steelers lose Monday night in Cincinnati, Mike Tomlin still will not be on the hot seat. If the Steelers miss the playoffs for the second straight season, Mike Tomlin will not be fired. If the Steelers go 2-14 in 2013, Mike Tomlin will not be fired. A 2-14 season followed by, say, a 4-12 season in 2014 might put the heat on Tomlin’s seat. But no matter the Steelers’ record in 2013, Tomlin still will have a whistle around his neck in Latrobe come training camp in 2014. Organizational stability and coaching continuity are among the reasons the Steelers are the only franchise to win six Super Bowls. They’ve had just three coaches since 1969. Unlike most teams, the Steelers don’t fire coaches after one or two bad seasons. Even Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher had some seasons that would get coaches on other teams canned. Like Noll and Cowher before him, Tomlin has won a Super Bowl. That’s going...
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