Mike Tomlin won his 150th regular season game Monday

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When Mike Tomlin was hired by the Steelers in 2007, he became the team’s third head coach since 1969 and his two predecessors had set a high bar for success in Pittsburgh.

Tomlin proved to be a good fit with the expectations established by Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher. Monday night’s win over the Bears was the 150th regular season win of Tomlin’s career, which made him the 20th man to reach that milestone and broke a tie with Cowher and moved Tomlin into sole possession of second place in franchise history. Noll won 193 games over 23 seasons and Tomlin is in his 15th season with the club.

“Man, I’m just appreciative of the standards set by those that have come before me,” Tomlin said, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “All of us are here. That standard, man, is inspirational for us. It inspires us, challenges us. I’m just thankful to be part of this thing that is the Pittsburgh Steelers, and I work to do my job to uphold the standard.”

Don Shula, George Halas, and Curly Lambeau are the only coaches to reach the 150-win plateau faster than Tomlin while Bill Belichick and Andy Reid are the only active coaches who have won more games over their careers.

12 responses to “Mike Tomlin won his 150th regular season game Monday

  1. Mike Tomlin won his 150th regular season game Monday
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    It was a lovely and thoughtful gift from Tony Corrente.

  2. It’s a very sizable accomplishment. He would have 160 by now if Bill Belichick didn’t get in the way.

  3. Great milestone for Tomlin. Haters going to hate. Just remember, without Brady, Belichick is losing coach for the rest of his pro career.

  4. with help from the officials… the officiating has been excruciatingly terrible this year. The leage is actively trying to keep its favorites afloat.

  5. Won a Superbowl with Cowhers players. Has had tons of talent over the last 10 years but not much playoff success. The Peyton Manning of coaches- great in the reg season but a buster in the playoffs

  6. unfairbutbalanced says:
    November 9, 2021 at 10:16 am
    Great milestone for Tomlin. Haters going to hate. Just remember, without Brady, Belichick is losing coach for the rest of his pro career.

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    I probably should have been more specific—Brady, Belichick and a number of great New England Patriots teams got in the way of Tomlin having more victories at this point. Not a hater—just facts.

  7. hrvat74 says:
    November 9, 2021 at 10:35 am

    Won a Superbowl with Cowhers players.
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    Oh, those same players that Cowher was 8-8 with in his last season?

  8. So what kind of coach let’s Ray Ray McCloud not protect football after catching punt with 6 1/2 minutes left, Steelers up 10, and they are getting the ball back. Game is basically over unless McCloud does not take care of the football. McCloud did not do so. The fumble made it a 3 point game and changed all momentum. Would never happen to Bill Belichick coached team. Just wouldn’t.

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