Last time around, skeptics of Mike Tomlin noted that he got to the big game mostly on the backs of “Bill Cowher’s players.”
That was a bogus notion then because Tomlin is an outstanding coach in his own right, and his second appearance at the big game helps to prove it. The young coach is finally getting the respect he deserves in Pittsburgh.
Tomlin was asked Monday at his introductory press conference in Dallas whether he’s adjusted his goals.
“That’s probably two [Super Bowls] short of the goal,” Tomlin said Monday.
We wouldn’t bet against him. Tomlin is sure to have terrific job security for a long time, and he has a quarterback just entering his prime with a talented group of young pass-catchers with him.
Pittsburgh will have to replenish their defense with future stars, but G.M. Kevin Colbert has shown he can do just that.