Report: Mike Tomlin extension announcement coming soon

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Mike Tomlin has been the head coach of the Steelers since the 2007 season and it doesn’t look like there’s a change coming anytime soon.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that an announcement about a contract extension for Tomlin is expected from the team soon. Tomlin’s current deal runs through the 2018 season, although Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it has already been stretched to 2019.

Rapoport reports that an option for that season vested due to Tomlin’s win total over the life of his current contract. It’s not clear if that is the announcement that is expected from the Steelers as Rapoport adds that there has been talk about a longer deal that runs beyond the 2019 season.

Tomlin is 103-57 in the regular season with the Steelers with one Super Bowl title and another AFC championship on his resume. He got to 100 wins faster than any other coach in Steelers history, which hasn’t stopped him from hearing criticism as the Steelers have fallen short of Super Bowl trips the last six years.

That criticism doesn’t appear to be shared inside the organization, however, and it doesn’t look like the team will be looking for their fourth head coach since hiring Chuck Noll in 1969.

63 responses to “Report: Mike Tomlin extension announcement coming soon

  1. Congrats Mike T! You are one of the best coaches in the league and one of my personal favorites. He always has his guys ready to play and seems to love his players and enjoy his job.

    -Redskins fan

  2. No he does not always have his guys ready to play. That’s why they play down to weaker teams too many times. But then again that is mostly on the players.

  3. tamedstallion31 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:27 AM

    …..He always has his guys ready to play ….

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    I don’t know….there seems to have been a number of games in recent years, against much lesser opponents, where his team looked like it hadn’t prepared at all. Some they lost, others they pulled out a win, but clearly they didn’t seem ‘ready to play.’

  4. I originally liked the guy, but when he intentionally blocked a potential return touchdown (Jacoby Jones) by stepping in his running lane, that told me everything I need to know about Tomlin.

  5. I am very curious to see how Tomlin does without Ben, when that time arrives. Ben is the single greatest asset that he inherited from Cowher and without him his record would not have been nearly as good. And he continues to blow very winnable games even with him. I’m agreeing with Bradshaw as far as evaluating Tomlin’s coaching skills.

  6. What do you think Bill Belicheck would do if he found out Brady was live streaming on Facebook during a half time speech?

    He would sit the next game and no one would ever question it.

    Tomlin is the highest paid cheerleader in the NFL

  7. orndorf2-on every pats blogs you have the likes of NoFool, steelcurtain etc trolling. what comes around goes around

  8. Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.
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    Translation: when Brady retires, the Patriots will likely become……..the Steelers. I am interested to see how the other half lives, if I’m being honest.

  9. The Steelers have made two Head Coaching hires since Week 1 of the 1969 NFL Season. Conversely, the Browns have had nine Head Coaches just since 2000.

    #Stability

  10. thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:43 AM
    Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.

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    yes, boston and ne aren’t known as arguably the
    most passionate sports fans or anything like that

    lol

    do you troll types say anything that makes sense?

  11. Thank you Steelers. We certainly appreciate making things easier for the Pats. The Steelers have the talent to win a title, but the head coach holds them back much like the Green Bay Packers.

  12. thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:43 AM
    Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.

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    Maybe…..but the Steelers have been irrelevant since Tomlin took over….expect more of the same

  13. Of course, the Patriots went to the super bowl 3.2 years before Brady was drafted, so the “not around” comment is from some kid. The patriots were pretty good most years from 1976 to 1998, the lousy years were brief periods

  14. He sucks and you know he wouldn’t have even got the job in the first place if he was white, much less kept it this long.

  15. I have nothing against Tomlin personally. But, the Steelers, many times, win games in spite of him, and his bonehead moves. He has done a pretty good job, but when the chips are down, most times, the team folds under his direction. You only have to go back to last years AFCCG for a recent example. The team is under his command, he calls the shots. A no pressure defense against Brady….laughable.

  16. This Pats fan loves the move. In other news the Steelers hopes of making it back to the SuperBowl once again appear be 100% designed around somebody else beating the Pats in the playoffs.

  17. blessedunliketherest says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:13 PM
    Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.
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    Translation: when Brady retires, the Patriots will likely become……..the Steelers. I am interested to see how the other half lives, if I’m being honest.

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    Hahaha you wish he Patriots could be competitive for almost 50 years now.

  18. nhpats says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:21 PM
    thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:43 AM
    Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.

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    Maybe…..but the Steelers have been irrelevant since Tomlin took over….expect more of the same

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    Yeah going to 2 Super Bowls and winning one is totally irrelevant you’re right.

  19. nhpats says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:21 PM
    thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:43 AM
    Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.

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    Maybe…..but the Steelers have been irrelevant since Tomlin took over….expect more of the same

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    So two Super Bowl appearances with one win is irrelevant….oh wait you have only been watching football for three years…..stop with such stupid statements…they aren’t even good troll’s. Belicheat will walk away and as a faithful bandwagon homer you will too…..weak…very weak.

  20. 8 losing seasons since 1971 let me know when the Pats can match that.
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    The difference between Steelers and Patriots – we measure success in the here and now and by SBs, not “winning seasons”. Having to go back to 1971 to make a point is as useless as it is pathetic.

  21. nhpats says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:21 PM
    thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:43 AM
    Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.

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    Maybe…..but the Steelers have been irrelevant since Tomlin took over….expect more of the same

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    Yeah going to 2 Super Bowls and winning one is irrelevant you’re right. You just made all Pats fans look even worse with that comment.

  22. blessedunliketherest says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:48 PM
    8 losing seasons since 1971 let me know when the Pats can match that.
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    The difference between Steelers and Patriots – we measure success in the here and now and by SBs, not “winning seasons”. Having to go back to 1971 to make a point is as useless as it is pathetic.

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    The point is 10 years from now hirstoy shows us the Steelers will still be good. The Patriots boys so much.

  23. Mike T is already won 1 superbowl and been to 2. What the haters gonna say when he wins another one? Exactly! 6 time sb champions. No other team can say that.

  24. When was the last time the Steelers beat the Pats? Does anyone really believe Mike Tomlin can put together a game plan to beat BB?

  25. steelpenguin6687 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:34 PM
    I have nothing against Tomlin personally. But, the Steelers, many times, win games in spite of him, and his bonehead moves. He has done a pretty good job, but when the chips are down, most times, the team folds under his direction. You only have to go back to last years AFCCG for a recent example. The team is under his command, he calls the shots. A no pressure defense against Brady….laughable.

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    good post

    appreciate the honest steelers fan assessment

  26. “Of course, the Patriots went to the super bowl 3.2 years before Brady was drafted, so the “not around” comment is from some kid. The patriots were pretty good most years from 1976 to 1998, the lousy years were brief periods”

    Hate to burst your bubble, but the Pats had 9 seasons greater than .500 from 76-2000. Not bad for 24 seasons

  27. Not a Steelers fan but boy oh boy, Pats fans are just insufferable nowadays. They hijack every post and just gloat, brag, and talk smack even when the post has nothing to do with their team. Either they have nothing else better to do or they still have an inferiority complex after all these years.

  28. therealcoltmccoy says:
    Jul 28, 2017 1:27 PM
    Not a Steelers fan but boy oh boy, Pats fans are just insufferable nowadays. They hijack every post and just gloat, brag, and talk smack even when the post has nothing to do with their team. Either they have nothing else better to do or they still have an inferiority complex after all these years.

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    not quite as insufferable as a cheating commissioner
    and some owners who started all of this 10 years ago

    people like you don’t get it

    if you are going to be part
    of goodell’s cheating wagon and then not
    admit you were duped, and continue to troll(
    this is what you get

  29. How many NFL teams have had greater success than the Steelers under Mike Tomlin?

    Exactly so shhhhhhhh……….

    Tomlin is the perfect coach for the Steelers and glad that he will be sticking around.

  30. “8 losing seasons since 1971 let me know when the Pats can match that.”

    Pats have had 8 losing seasons since 1976, Steelers have 7.

    The Pats will be tied with the Steelers in December of this year

  31. Tomlin has made a living from cheesy one liners in his press conferences. I honestly feel that one of the main reasons for Belichicks dominance is the most of the other coaches are clowns (ps I liked . Hopefully it’s a 10 year extension.

  32. not quite as insufferable as a cheating commissioner
    and some owners who started all of this 10 years ago

    people like you don’t get it

    if you are going to be part
    of goodell’s cheating wagon and then not
    admit you were duped, and continue to troll(
    this is what you get

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    And what exactly does this have to do with Tomlin getting a new deal????

  33. Tomlin has made a living from cheesy one liners in his press conferences. I honestly feel that one of the main reasons for Belichicks dominance is the most of the other coaches are clowns (ps I liked . Hopefully it’s a 10 year extension.

    You lost me when you said , honestly feel. You left out as a troll I honestly feel.

    We are looking forward to Tomlins tenure continuing and the departure of Brady when Bill turns into one of the clowns you spoke of so sagely.

  34. And what exactly does this have to do with Tomlin getting a new deal????

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    he sucks against bb and the pats

    plus he cheated for real and only got a 100k fine
    while the pats are framed for no reason

    how about that?

  35. It will be highly amusing to see what all you cornhole Pats fans have to say when Tomlin finally does beat you.
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    And you and everyone else will think that one victory erases all the whippings the Pats have put on the Steelers. Pats fans are usually pretty gracious when they lose. Tip the cap to the opponent and move on. Not when its against the Steelers though. Tomlin is a crybaby who deserves every beating he gets.

    Funny how a Packers fan is fighting a Steelers battle and calling Pats fans “cornholes”. Shouldn’t you be drumming up some new excuses for when GB falls short in the playoffs again?

  36. blessedunliketherest | Jul 28, 2017, 3:55 PM EDT
    It will be highly amusing to see what all you cornhole Pats fans have to say when Tomlin finally does beat you.
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    And you and everyone else will think that one victory erases all the whippings the Pats have put on the Steelers. Pats fans are usually pretty gracious when they lose. Tip the cap to the opponent and move on. Not when its against the Steelers though. Tomlin is a crybaby who deserves every beating he gets.

    Funny how a Packers fan is fighting a Steelers battle and calling Pats fans “cornholes”. Shouldn’t you be drumming up some new excuses for when GB falls short in the playoffs again?

    You lost me at usually pretty gracious…….you are joking of course? Then you say not the Steelers……you realize that you exsposed yourself as a hypocrite. After listening to you snowflakes crying about Roger for the last two years makes your Tomlin crybaby comparison more outrageous……cheating and lying really has become part of the fabric of NE morals…..sad.

  37. thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 11:43 AM
    Hi Patroit trolls. Have fun because everyone knows once Brady retires you will all disappear just like you weren’t around before him.
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    BB has a winning record without TB since TB has been the starting QB (01). As long as he is running things, the Pats will be competitive.

    As for Tomlin, he is holding Pittsburgh back so I am glad he was extended.

  38. tylawspick6 | Jul 28, 2017, 3:45 PM EDT
    And what exactly does this have to do with Tomlin getting a new deal????

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    he sucks against bb and the pats

    plus he cheated for real and only got a 100k fine
    while the pats are framed for no reason

    how about that?

    You mad bro? The only team to lose their QB for four games and lost a #1 pick ……drum roll……the Pat’s . Cheaters suck as do the troll’s that whine about having to pay the price for being caught. Still hurts snowflake…..? You have…..no you don’t get any pity….how about that?

  39. thesteelhurtin says:
    Jul 28, 2017 2:05 PM
    tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 1:40 PM
    therealcoltmccoy says:
    Jul 28, 2017 1:27 PM
    Not a Steelers fan but boy oh boy, Pats fans are just insufferable nowadays. They hijack every post and just gloat, brag, and talk smack even when the post has nothing to do with their team. Either they have nothing else better to do or they still have an inferiority complex after all these years.

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    not quite as insufferable as a cheating commissioner
    and some owners who started all of this 10 years ago

    people like you don’t get it

    if you are going to be part
    of goodell’s cheating wagon and then not
    admit you were duped, and continue to troll(
    this is what you get

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    You can just keep reporting it. So because you feel the commissioner screwed your team it gives you and your fan base the right to troll every thread and try to make it about the Patriots. No team has had more unwarranted fines and suspensions than the Steelers. Goodell was all good when he suspended Ben 4 games over absolutely nothing with no arrest and no real investigation. Ben is still the only player to be suspended under those circumstances. You can blame your boy Brady for the power Goodell has. He was leading the charge for the players to sign the CBA. One team didn’t sign for that exact reason. The Steelers players seen it gave Goodell too much power and didn’t sign while nobody listened to them and all the other fans including Patroit fans blasted them for it. Seems like they were right in not signing. So yeah you just keep trolling he one team that seen this coming that proves your point.

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    I still haven’t forgotten

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