Mike Tomlin: “We should win it all”

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Many believe that the Steelers are legitimate Super Bowl contenders, the current status of Sunday night’s game against the Packers notwithstanding. One person who believes it, and who isn’t bashful about saying it, is Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

“Oh, we can win it all,” Tomlin told Tony Dungy of NBC’s Football Night in America. “We should win it all. I think that’s my mentality. I think that’s their mentality. But I’m less concerned about that and more concerned about what are the things that we’re going to do along the way to make that happen.”

Tomlin also knows that, along the way to make that happen, the Steelers will encounter the Patriots at least once, and maybe twice. He’s not afraid to talk about that.

“I’m going to embrace the elephant in the room,” Tomlin said. “There’s going to be fireworks. But it’s probably going to be part one. You know? . . .

“You’ll burn more fuel trying to pretend like that doesn’t exist than just to acknowledge the elephant in the room. Man, that’s going to be a big game. But probably if we’re both doing what we’re supposed to do, the second one is really going to be big and what happens in the first is going to set up the second one. It’s going to determine the location of the second one. You know?”

Here’s what I know — Patriots coach Bill Belichick would never let himself or his team think that far down the road. That’s how teams lose sight of what they have to do before the big game they’re focused on. Which may be one of the reasons why the Steelers have found themselves in an unlikely tussle with a 14-point underdog in prime time.

63 responses to “Mike Tomlin: “We should win it all”

  1. Tomlin’s team loses every game they should win. Underperform every time against inferior opponents. Not something you see from well coached teams.

  2. Belichick wouldn’t let them yuck it up on the sideline after getting torched for a td like that clown artie burns was doing either

  3. 1st Drive: 30 yards in penalties and blown coverage for a long TD
    2nd Drive: missed tackles and missed assignments for a long TD
    Finally get a 3 and out and 2 penalties to negate a great punt return.

    Yeah, sounds like they are ready for the Patriots.

    This team constantly plays down to it’s competition and makes young QB’s look great.
    Constantly undisciplined and that is why the won’t win the big one without help.

  4. Perhaps they should consider playing better defense tonight. The Packers seem to be moving the ball pretty easily right now. That would be the Packers without some guy named Rodgers.

  5. Love his spirit. But we have heard that talk before. And those that want to say why “yeah but this time is different”….we have heard that one too. Maybe they will get there maybe they wont. If I had to lay money it would be on the Patriots. But there are no sure bets so we will see.

  6. Belichick wouldn’t let them yuck it up on the sideline after getting torched for a td like that clown artie burns was doing either

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    He’d just bend the rules again. Great coach, shady tactics

  7. Maybe he should have prepared the team better for this game. So far their defense has been uninspiring. They are making Hundley look like Rodgers.

  8. Should have included the entire quote, we should win it all or else I will play the race card and blame Trump and the white man. Yeah that’s the ticket

  9. This is exactly why the Steelers continuously fall on their faces against big underdogs. Fans blame players for looking past supposedly weak opponents. Looks like they are taking their cues from the coaching staff. Nice job Tomlin. You just have bulliten board material to every team the Steelers play the rest pig the season.

  10. The Truth says:
    November 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm
    There is the small issue of you and your team soiling themselves everytime they see New England
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    and that became the birth of the Yellow towel

  11. “act like you’ve been here before”

    some are more open to speaking their minds.
    Rex Ryan comes to mind.

    That’s fine I suppose.
    But it speaks of an impulsive and undisciplined nature….that can work against you when sharp focus, preparation are needed.

  12. Patriots won’t win their matchup with the Steelers because Brady will be out hurt for the rest of the season. You all saw that coming when the second coming Garrapalo was traded. It’s going to happen.

  13. RAAA RAAAA SIS BOOM BAAAA ! STEELERS STEELERS WE CAN DO IT ! HOOOORRRAAAAYYYY STEELERS !

    – Mike Tomlin

  14. I think I’d be a little more concerned with what’s going on right now. You’re losing to a team with players I don’t recognize, and I used to know all of them by heart. Steelers, you suck.

  15. Artie Burns has played so poorly tonight as he has in quite a few games yet he’s yuking it up on the sidelines.

  16. Tomlin is right. Every coach for every good team feels the same way. It’s refreshing when a coach talks like a person instead of a robot. I’m also entertained by the coaches that talk like robots. I guess the coaches talk like robots because they’re afraid of saying the wrong thing, but Tomlin doesn’t care. The only team that’s going to beat the Steelers is the team with the better QB. He’s not going to be outcoached.

  17. realoldguy says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:17 pm
    Artie Burns has played so poorly tonight as he has in quite a few games yet he’s yuking it up on the sidelines.

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    sorry, but this steelers d is as mediocre as it has always been in recent years

  18. skawh says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Patriots won’t win their matchup with the Steelers because Brady will be out hurt for the rest of the season. You all saw that coming when the second coming Garrapalo was traded. It’s going to happen.
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    Of course it is chip, just like the Falcons were going to beat NE in the Super Bowl and the Hawks were going to blow them out in XLIX. Now please settle down and let the adults talk.

  19. charliecharger says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm
    The only team that’s going to beat the Steelers is the team with the better QB. He’s not going to be outcoached.
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    Unfortunately for Tomlin the guy he routinely gets outcoached by does have a better QB.

  20. mattyork1972 says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    I can not wait till the pats play in a decent division. This gimme 6 wins a yr because the garbage that is and has been the AFC east is beyond old.

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    did you say the same thing about the 49ers in the 1980s playing ina division with far worse teams
    like the saints and falcons in the pre cap era?

    bet ya didn’t…

    pats are just that well run..get over it already

    you lost

  21. It’s gonna take a lot more than just thinking and believing you should be there. When you have to face the Pats. Until someone dethrones them, the pats are still number one.

  22. mattyork1972 says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    I can not wait till the pats play in a decent division. This gimme 6 wins a yr because the garbage that is and has been the AFC east is beyond old.

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    If only they played in a tough division like the AFC NOrth, right?

    Oh wait, the Patriots are 28-5 vs that division since 2001.

    The Patriots have 9 wins in 11 games so far this season and have only played 2 division games

    The “only reason they win is because of the division they play in” excuse is old.

  23. Apparently you didnt watch in the 80s cause it wasnt as big of a cake walk as you wanna make it sound not like the afc eat the last 20 yrs. Multiple teams won the nfc west in the 80s

  24. Pats have two GOATs and when Pats handled them at Heinz last year he was asked why he didn’t make adjustments to his D when Brady was eating them alive? His reply: “we do what we do.” Translation: I didn’t have a clue. Meanwhile the GOAT on the Pats sideline will make needed adjustments from series to series if that’s what it takes. Bottom line: don’t bet the rent money against the Pats.

  25. mattyork1972 says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm
    I can not wait till the pats play in a decent division. This gimme 6 wins a yr because the garbage that is and has been the AFC east is beyond old.
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    The Pats are located in the Northeast. What Northern or Eastern division would you prefer to see them in? Here’s some real numbers to help you with the answer: In the Brady/Belichick era they are .773 vs the AFCE, .848 vs the AFCN, .882 against the NFCN and .828 against the NFCE. Pick one, we’ll wait.

  26. The Steelers coaching staff is horrendous. CBs are playing 10 yards off the LOS on 3rd and 1. Todd Haley has no ability to mix the run and pass. Tomlin is absolutely clueless all around. The Steelers will never win another Super Bowl with this pathetic coaching staff.

  27. Tomlin would respond but he’s coaching Pittsburgh right now at home trying to avoid overtime against a team that he’s favored by 14 against.

  28. Lol. The way the steelers look tonight against the Packers and a backup QB, tomlin should focus on the next game only.

  29. The Steelers are going nowhere. They are going to lose to the Patriots in the regular season and then again in the playoffs.

  30. mattyork1972 says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Apparently you didnt watch in the 80s
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    And apparently you haven’t been watching in each of the past 4 years when New England lost as many times in 6 division games as they did in 10 to the rest of the league. Just stop with the 6-0 division foolishness the Pats haven’t swept the division since 2012.

  31. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 26, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    The Steelers are going nowhere. They are going to lose to the Patriots in the regular season and then again in the playoffs.
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    #fakepatsfan

  32. Talent’s never been the issue with the Steelers. The reason they always lose to the Pats is inferior discipline, organization, adaptability. The games always go the same way – Steelers look flashy for a while and then gradually sink into the quicksand of being out-coached and out-executed.

    What has changed in that area for Pittburgh? Nothing. They’re the same people doing things the same way.

    The Steelers’ best hope is to have something catastrophic happen to New England – like, say, an ill-timed Brady injury in a playoff game. If they can somehow sidestep the Pats, it looks likely they’d meet a less-experienced team (like Philly, Minnesota, Rams) in the Super Bowl, which would give them a big leg up.

    But everything they have now has already failed against the Pats. Needing a last-second field goal to beat one of the (currently) worst teams in the league – at home! – is amateur-hour compared to the Pats.

  33. If the Steelers (14 point favorites) can barely beat a lousy Green Bay Packer team at home that was shutout by Baltimore last week, they have bigger issues than just the Patriots. They better not overlook the Bengals and Ravens the next two weeks or the New England game won’t even matter.

  34. Respect to the Steelers. Clawing your way back and winning is something most true football fans will ALWAYS respect heading towards the playoffs. Go knock off those Boston-area chumps in the next couple weeks, they can only dominate creampuff teams, not tough teams.

  35. Commonwaitingdeletion: you make good points, you play the teams on your schedule, the league did not put the pats in a crap division, those other teams just don’t know how to manage their organizations or else Matt cassel wouldn’t have been 11-5. I hate the patriots but…ya know…reality

  36. Wouldn’t shock me if BB fake game-plans the regular season game to let the Steelers win and then totally changes it up and destroys them in the playoffs.

  37. Ah, the old “we have confidence in ourselves”, “why shouldn’t we be confident?”, and “we do what we do regardless of opponent” schtick again. It’s fool’s gold. You can win every press conference just like Rex Ryan did, up until you get outcoached and your team gets outplayed – again.

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