Earlier on Sunday, we shared Giants co-owner John Mara saying that he didn’t think winning two Super Bowls gave Tom Coughlin the right to decide when his run as Giants coach comes to an end.
Based on his comments on his own job security in Pittsburgh, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin would almost certainly agree with Mara because he’s not taking anything for granted after winning one ring. Tomlin is 71-41 since becoming the head coach and took the Steelers to another Super Bowl, but Tomlin says “I don’t assume that” there’s job security coming off back-to-back 8-8 seasons.
“Hopefully, I’m not one of them [when the season ends],” Tomlin said of having three ex-head coaches on his staff, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
The Steelers don’t take coaching changes lightly and Tomlin is signed through the 2016 season, so there’s no real discussion that Tomlin is coaching for his job this season. The Steelers have been transitioning away from the stars of the last generation to players they hope will form the base for another winner, which is all the more reason for Tomlin to see out his current deal.
All that said, the Steelers face the possibility of three straight years without a winning record since 1971 and that would increase the pressure for Tomlin even without claiming his job.