Report: Steelers coaching decisions on hold as Mike Tomlin deals with personal matters

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Several teams that missed the playoffs made changes to their coaching staff last week, but there’s been no word of any changes out of Pittsburgh.

Mark Kaboly of TheAthletic.com reports that any coaching moves with the Steelers are on hold for the time being. The reason why things are on hold is that head coach Mike Tomlin has been attending to a personal matter.

Kaboly adds that player exit interviews are expected to get underway this week in-person and virtually for anyone who has already left town.

The focus of potential coaching changes during the season was offensive coordinator Matt Canada, but the Steelers offense ended the season on an upswing. The Steelers could also lose linebackers coach Brian Flores as he is a candidate for the Cardinals head coaching job and could be up for other defensive coordinator positions after interviewing with the Browns last week.

22 responses to “Report: Steelers coaching decisions on hold as Mike Tomlin deals with personal matters

  1. I would argue that the players (Pickett, Harris, O-Line) improved as the season went on. The scheming and playcalling stayed pretty much the same.

  2. Been looking over Tomlin’s career stats, and it’s pretty hard to argue against him being a Hall of Fame coach.
    Two Super Bowl appearances, one win, .636 win percentage, and zero losing seasons. If Bill Cowher was inducted, there is no argument that can exclude Tomlin from also being enshrined.

  3. He’s probably engaging in a series of fistfights from all those dang fans from the regular season who kept trying to say HI to him while he’s trying to work!!!

  4. Always best to take a rookie QB that showed improvement and fire his OC and have him start over next year….

  5. bozobidenbozo says:
    As long as Tomlin is in charge they are never getting back to the dance – EVER
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    neither are 93.2% of the other coaches who have coached in the NFL

  6. malcomreynolds says:
    January 17, 2023 at 2:30 pm
    Been looking over Tomlin’s career stats, and it’s pretty hard to argue against him being a Hall of Fame coach.
    Two Super Bowl appearances, one win, .636 win percentage, and zero losing seasons. If Bill Cowher was inducted, there is no argument that can exclude Tomlin from also being enshrined.
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    and Cowher burned out. Tomlin is nowhere close to burning out. he loves it.

  7. The stability in Pittsburgh is nothing short of remarkable… Three HoF-calibrer coaches since 1969 that each brought home at least one Super Bowl

  8. Keeping Canada for another year amounts to a step backwards!

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    I agree…
    Maybe Tomlin also.

  9. They’d be a lot better letting him go to improve their team. It’s starting to feel like this guy will be there forever and they’ll continue to be a mediocre team.

  10. I’m not much of an AFC fan, but I have long admired Tomlin and the Steelers. He always has his team ready to play and wins more than most. The organization has been a model to be admired given their consistency across multiple decades.

    Obviously, fans of Browns/Ravens/Cincy rip on him — totally understood.

  11. touchback6 says:
    January 17, 2023 at 4:05 pm
    They’d be a lot better letting him go to improve their team. It’s starting to feel like this guy will be there forever and they’ll continue to be a mediocre team.

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    Like the pats without Brady?

    Btw 9 8 > 8 9.

    Nice week 2 win though. Lol

  12. It’s starting to feel like this guy will be there forever and they’ll continue to be a mediocre team.
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    You’ve just described BB. Perfectly.

  13. “bozobiden says:
    January 17, 2023 at 2:12 pm
    As long as Tomlin is in charge they are never getting back to the dance – EVER”

    Congrats on the absurd football post of the week. Of course there is a very high probability that your comment about Tomlin has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with football or coaching at all, right? Or as you prefer, “RIGHT?”. Yeah, thought so.
    Please cite any coach who comes close to Tomlin’s lifetime record or who even got to .500 with just 2nd and 3rd string QBs a few years ago? (crickets chirping). Heck, he inherited an 8-8 team from HOF Coach Cowher and won the SB with it. He is an absolute lock for the HOF when he becomes elligible. Which will just make your head explode, again for non-coaching reasons I am sure. Busted, junior!

  14. Tomlin is a really good coach. It’s a results business. In the 16 years Tomlin has coached the Steelers, they have the 3rd best winning percentage. He’s won a Super Bowl. He’s been to another. He’s made the playoffs 10 times. And this year Vegas set the over / under at 7.5 games before they knew the team’s best player would miss 8 games. Somehow Tomlin exceeded the talent on his roster and won 9. The truth is I’m not a huge Tomlin fan on most game days, but I can look at his results and calculate that they are in the top 7% over the course of his 16 year career. I know success when I see it.

  15. Mediocre Mike does go sideways w/ the team. I guess if you are mired in a job that you do the bare minimum, and just enough to not get fired, you want him to stay despite 3 playoff wins in 12 seasons. He’s not a bad coach, just an old one now, and very stale.

  16. Big Ben/Tomlin=Brady/Belichick. Both coaches and teams mediocre without them in their prime.

  17. I can’t understand the hate over Tomlin. I know Steeler’s fans expectations are extremely high, but they have had 50 years of consistent success – except for possibly the Yankees from 1927-64 and the Montreal Canadiens of the 50’s through the 70’s, no other team in any North American sport comes close

  18. Mike Tomlin literally deserves COACH OF THE YEAR votes. What an incredible job this year considering EVERYTHING. 💯

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