Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A New Era in Steelers History

The Steelers chose a new coach over the weekend and I am not sure if it had anything to do with my post from last week. They chose the Defensive Coordinator from the Minnesota Viking, Mike Tomlin.

I am very excited about Tomlin. After listening to his whole press conference yesterday and then hearing him on Mike and Mike this morning, I definitely feel like he will be a good fit for the organization. And like I said before, this choice by the Rooney's does not really surprise me. He was relative unknown to the world before his name was linked to the interview. This is similar to Bill Cowher when he was hired. And they were both the same age as well.

It may be getting harder these days to keep coaches long term, but I have a feeling that like Cowher, Tomlin could be a guy that gives the Steelers another nice long coaching run. I am also glad that Dick LeBeau is sticking around. I think that will make a nice combo, with the knowledge of both the 3-4 and the 4-3 defenses.

So Mike Tomlin, Welcome to the Steelers!! I am glad to have you as our new Head Coach.

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