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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.

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42 Responses to “Tomlin says he’s two Super Bowls away from his vision”
  1. ravensfan4life52 says: Jan 31, 2011 4:56 PM

    I love Mike Tomlin, I just wish he wasn’t the Steeler’s coach lol

  2. hobartbaker says: Jan 31, 2011 5:01 PM

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

  3. shakenblake1 says: Jan 31, 2011 5:04 PM

    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?

  4. shakenblake1 says: Jan 31, 2011 5:05 PM

    who gave me a license to spell? LOL

    sorry, I didn’t proofread before I made that post…………….but you get my point.

  5. jc1958coo says: Jan 31, 2011 5:06 PM

    keep dreaming! your going to be two short after this super bowl! 34-24 packers not even close, sorry mikey!!!

  6. Mike Tomlin says: Jan 31, 2011 5:10 PM

    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.

  7. cheatsburgh says: Jan 31, 2011 5:13 PM

    only man i like on the steelers squad. hope he reaches his goal on a different team.

  8. hobartbaker says: Jan 31, 2011 5:16 PM

    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.

  9. laxer37 says: Jan 31, 2011 5:18 PM

    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.

  10. rcunningham says: Jan 31, 2011 5:19 PM

    The third former Vikings coordinator to win a Super Bowl since 2000.

    I am so mad.

  11. wtfru2 says: Jan 31, 2011 5:20 PM

    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.

  12. geezohman says: Jan 31, 2011 5:23 PM

    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?

  13. stairwayto7 says: Jan 31, 2011 5:32 PM

    Tomlin will get 5 EASILY!

  14. citizenstrange says: Jan 31, 2011 5:32 PM

    The Steelers have been on a nice roll since Dick LaBeau arrived in 2004.

  15. worstwebsiteever says: Jan 31, 2011 5:34 PM

    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.


    Everyone at PFT

  16. Keep it Real says: Jan 31, 2011 5:38 PM

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

  17. rectumnearlykilledem says: Jan 31, 2011 5:40 PM

    What a coincidence. Roethlisberger says he’s two sexual assualts away from his vision.

  18. fat4jc says: Jan 31, 2011 5:44 PM

    @geezohman – Steelers are wearing white. Green Bay chose to wear Green, leaving us with white.

  19. 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).

    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.

  20. Deb says: Jan 31, 2011 5:53 PM

    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!

  21. chrishousand says: Jan 31, 2011 5:56 PM

    PIT will be wearing their white uniforms. GB will be wearing their green ones.

  22. Burritto says: Jan 31, 2011 5:58 PM


    This article says GB (home team) chose to wear their green unis, so the Steelers will be in their whites.

  23. melikefootball says: Jan 31, 2011 5:59 PM

    His press conference–he was a cool coach–with class answers.

  24. cityofchampyinz says: Jan 31, 2011 6:02 PM

    The standard is the standard

  25. jamesoweng says: Jan 31, 2011 6:09 PM


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

  26. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Jan 31, 2011 6:10 PM

    Ben Roethlisberger says he’s two sexual assault charges away from his vision

  27. myspaceyourface says: Jan 31, 2011 6:13 PM

    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.

  28. jhorton83 says: Jan 31, 2011 6:19 PM

    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.

  29. hobartbaker says: Jan 31, 2011 6:21 PM

    Future is so bright for Mike, he’s gotta wear aviator shades.

  30. commandercornpone says: Jan 31, 2011 6:45 PM

    lebeau is the big one.

  31. really2011 says: Jan 31, 2011 7:03 PM

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

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

  32. mrhappy2000 says: Jan 31, 2011 7:03 PM

    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).

  33. henryjones20 says: Jan 31, 2011 7:12 PM

    hobartbaker: are you that much of a idiot,or are you just some trailor trash tryn 2 get a rise out of evreyone? im thinkn a lil bit of both.

  34. wetpaperbag2 says: Jan 31, 2011 7:24 PM


  35. vdaigglesfan says: Jan 31, 2011 7:46 PM

    Big Ben is 2 co-eds short of his vision.

  36. phinfan says: Jan 31, 2011 7:57 PM

    Bill Cowher found your best players.

    Thats the thick of it!

  37. really2011 says: Jan 31, 2011 7:58 PM

    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).

    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.

  38. steeltownpride says: Jan 31, 2011 8:13 PM

    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 .

  39. dirtdawg55 says: Jan 31, 2011 8:33 PM

    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.

  40. voxveritass says: Jan 31, 2011 9:21 PM

    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.

  41. steelers34 says: Feb 1, 2011 4:53 AM

    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.

  42. pigspigspigspigs says: Feb 1, 2011 11:39 AM

    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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