Originally posted on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 12/4/12
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin has been my personal punching bag on my than one occasion this season and while not all of it was deserved in some eyes, I have to believe the vast majority of Steelers’ Nation will agree with me in praising the Steelers’ boss. Mike Tomlin finally got the hint. It’s one that far too many NFL and even college football coaches are far too proud to accept and that’s kicking the ball away from a returner. In two games this season, the Steelers’ dominated the Ravens but had to settle for a split of the season series because of a punt returned for a touchdown by the Ravens’ Jacoby Jones. It was obvious that both in punting and kicking off that Tomlin wanted to make sure that his oft-maligned special teams’ unit would not be torched again thus blowing another strong performance by the defense. Both Shaun Suisham and punter Drew Butler did well respectively in kicking the ball away from Jones or high and into the sidelines limiting his opportuniti...
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