Yesterday, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin was added to the National Football League’s Competition Committee by Commissioner Roger Goodell. This is a group comprised of coaches, GM’s and owners that discusses the rules of the game and when necessary, make changes to those rules.
It was this committee for example (prior to Tomlin’s appointment) that drove the new rule related to running backs no longer being able to lower their head at contact.
Unless you’ve been living like the Unabomber, then you know the Steelers aren’t exactly crazy about many of the changes to the rules of the game pushed through by Goodell all in the name of ‘player safety.’ While Mike Tomlin has always tried to tow the company line in regards to his feelings on players like James Harrison and Ryan Clark being suspended and/or fined for ‘illegal hits,’ it was also clear at times that he didn’t always approve of the punishments handed down.
Tomlin’s own team of course was the only one to vote against th