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Mike Tomlin Signs Two Year Extension


The Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mile Tomlin have agreed to a two year contract extension. Tomlin has been the coach of the Steelers since 2007 and has been doing a great job since takin over. Tomlin has lead the Steelers to two super bowl appearances while being the youngest coach ever to win a Super Bowl.

Tomlin is at a career 82-46 as a head coach, this all while also being 5-4 in the post season. In the AFC North alone Tomlin is 33-16. This new contract extension will pay him just about $7 million per season and allow him to continue Steeler football under his rein.

This two year contract extension comes at a bit of a shocking time. After winning a super bowl in 2008, in just his second year as a HC, Coach Tomlin and the Steelers had down year in which they finished third in the division and without a playoff appearance. It could have been just a Super Bowl hang over because in 2010, the Steelers arrive at the big game again. Steelers lost in defeat, lead to a couple years of decline and rebuilding.

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In 2011, the Steelers went 12-4, but lost in the playoffs. A series of 8-8 seasons followed before the Steelers rebounded last season. The Steelers defeated Cincinnati in a week 17 game for the AFC North title only to lose in the wild card round to the Baltimore Ravens.

The Steelers may be on the up and up, especially after rebounding last season. They have found their go to back while already possessing a Super Bowl winning QB, a great O-line, and a great group of wide receivers. The defense is no longer at an elite form, but time will get back to their ways. I suppose locking up Mike Tomlin was a good idea at the moment. Consistency leads to success and the Steelers have had success as of late. Either way Cincinnati and the rest of the AFC North must face a Tomlin led Steeler organization and we have seen what he can do.

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