Tomlin says he’s two Super Bowls away from his vision

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.

42 responses to “Tomlin says he’s two Super Bowls away from his vision

  1. An inspiration to underqualified, ungifted, and socially inept young men everywhere. Anything is possible.

  2. Greg……….he said that because this is his 4th year as HC…..meaning he expects to win or got to the SB every year.

    he doesn’t have some majic number of 4 SB’s in his head. he expects to win every year.

    *facepalm* who gave you a license to blog?

  3. We made this trip in earlir today, but we’ve still got miles to go before we sleep. Well take the first step in that journey Sunday when we line up against the Green Bay Packers. Got a lot of respect for those guys as a group, and were going to prepare as we see fit to stop Aaron Rodgers and that great offense. I told the guys in the locker room earlier today- you’re going to be asked alot of questions here in Dallas, but lets remember why were here. We’ve still got a job to do.

  4. Right, now Tomlin has to win without Cowher standbys like Roethlisberger, Ward, Miller, Smith, Harrison, Farrior, Taylor, Polamalu, Dick Lebeau, etc. It’s all on him now.

  5. C’mon Greg please try to pay attention. Do we have to explain it to you?

    His expectation is to win every year and he’s missed the Superbowl twice in his short career.

    You make it sound as if he’s hanging it up after he gets two more.

  6. I love Mike Tomlin, I just wish the Vikings would have kept him and dumped old Chilly. He’s the third of Minnesota coordinators to get away and win a super bowl.

  7. thats cool (the answer) 4 years, only 2 SB appearances.. cool..

    BTW what are the steelers uniform colors for the game??? anybody know where i can find that info?

  8. Dear fake Mike Tomlin poster (and hobartbaker for that matter):

    You’re not funny, and you never will be.

    It’s time to log off.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone at PFT

  9. Tomlin has cost Cowher and a lot of veteran coaches a lot of money. Everyone’s now looking for the new young hot shot.

  10. Mike Tomlin is the most overrated coach in the NFL. He’s doing what Tony Dungy did in Indi (winning with Mora’s team) and what Gruden did in Tampa (winning with Dungy’s team).

    Ward, Rothlisburger, Miller, most of the defense, etc.. are all Cower guys. Lets see Overrated Mike build his own team and lets see what he does.

    We are starting to see a little bit of the real Mike with that draft pick of Dennis Dixon a couple of years ago. Once those Cower guys start to leave and guys like Lebeau leave, we’ll see what the real Tomlin can do. As of right now he’s nothing more than a modern day George Siefert.

  11. He’s finally getting the respect he deserves in some quarters. Some of us knew two years ago that he was responsible for getting the team to SBXLIII. Just cannot say how much I love, love, love this coach!

  12. @geezohman

    The Steelers will be wearing their traditional Black and White vertical striped uniforms with a whistle around their neck, just like in Superbowl XL.

  13. Steelers are the home team, so they have choice. . . I would bet they are wearing the white’s. . . They have been good to them the last few SB’s.

  14. I hate the Steelers, but it’s hard not to like Mike Tomlin. His hiring came completely out of left field when it happened, but it’s clear Dan Rooney knew what he was doing.

  15. hobartbaker says:
    Jan 31, 2011 5:01 PM
    An inspiration to underqualified, ungifted, and socially inept young men everywhere. Anything is possible.

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    And there is another thread about the need for the Rooney Rule – LOL!!!!! Good to see that’s no longer needed.

  16. In my view, Tomlin is a better overall coach than Cowher. It’s most likely that the excellent Steeler front office and scouts rather than Cowher were primarily responsible for putting together the personnel left over from the 2005 SB.

    Cowher was responsible for some disasterous personnel decisions such as bringing in and starting Dewayne Washington, Chad Scott, and Lee Flowers while a talent like Deshea Townsend languished on the bench. This resulted in the team’s primary weakness in the late 90s/early 2000s which arguably cost them one or more trips to the SB (first exploited by Cincinnati and then on multiple occassions by New England).

  17. swervinmervin says:
    Jan 31, 2011 5:51 PM
    Mike Tomlin is the most overrated coach in the NFL. He’s doing what Tony Dungy did in Indi (winning with Mora’s team) and what Gruden did in Tampa (winning with Dungy’s team).

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    Let’s indulge this for a second. So Cowher wins one SB (2 appearances) in 15 years with Knoll’s team while Tomlin wins one and has 2 appearances in 4 years. I could see how he is “overrated” – he only produced better results with Cowher’s team, (Cowher 62% vs. Tomlin 67%) LOL!!!!

    And let me check, the Dennis Dixon pick shows Tomlins true colors. Well it’s not like he picked Kordell Stewart – LOL!!!

    No need to let the facts stand in your way.

  18. Lets not get to excited over Cowhers V Tomlins teams . Cowher and this is on the record in Pittsburgh didnt even want to draft Roethlisberger . He wanted to draft Stacey Andrews . It was Dan Rooney on stepped in and make the call to take Roethlisberger . So that credit doesnt go to Cowher and speaks to why Ben and coach didnt see eye to eye . Cowher wouldnt let Ben be Ben . Tomlin has and it shows how this team plays . But if you wanna compare picks . Timmons and Woodley in 07 . Mendenhall in 08 . Ziggy Hood Mike Wallace in 09 and last draft he got Maurkice Pouncey , Emmauel Sanders , Antonio Brown plus alot of core players . Its the system not the coaches really .

  19. Nothing like an idiot to make the case against his own point. So, let me get this straight, swervinmervin, Tomlin is like Dungy and Gruden (presumably overrated), because Dungy and Gruden won Super Bowls from teams other guys created, including the one guy (Gruden) who won a Super Bowl the other overrated guy (Dungy) built? Seriously? Dude, what is it like to be retarded? I mean, when you look at yourself in the mirror every morning do you start with “what a fat ugly toad I am” or do you jump right to “I am a tard, through and through”

    well, if Tomlin is successful because he is coaching Cowher’s men all I can say is he has as many AFC championship wins and as many Super Bowls in four years as Cowher did in fifteen.

    Look, if you want to come here and be a smart ass don’t ever forget the “smart” part of it. Because when you leave it behind, you are just an ass.

  20. If he’s MORE successful than Cowher using the same players it’s not a knock on Tomlin, rocket scientists.
    Some people need to take their hoods off. It’s affecting their view of reality.

  21. How many sure HOF players did Tomlin INHERIT from Cowhwer? 2 -Big Ben & Polamalu. You can reach for Hines Ward but is he a sure HOF…i have my doubts. We can list some inherited All Pros along w those mentioned above…TE Miller, LB Farrior. Tomlin cut LB Joey Porter b4 tomlin’s SB win.

    Cowher INHERITED 2 HOF players (or sure to be HOF) from Noll as well in Rod Woodson & Dermonti Dawson. He also inherited All Pros LB Greg Lloyd, SS Carnell Lake, OT John Jackson, & WR Yancy Thigpen.

    Lets not have short memory people. If u dont like Tomlin…just say so..but the Inheritance argument is bogus.

  22. how are they cowhers players if colbert drafted them and anyways cowher couldnt even win with his players…. he won one ring, should have had at least 1-2 more

    and what about rex ryan he is going to afc title games with manginis players haha pigs

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