Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mike Tomlin

I saw Scott Van Pelt tweet today that Mike "Tomlin is favorite coach in sports."

With a full bias, I quite agree.  Look, I've been so fortunate as a Steelers fan.  In my lifetime - almost forty-four years - the Steelers have had four coaches.


Bill Austin (whose last season was 1968), Chuck Noll (1969-1991, with four Super Bowl wins), Bill Cowher (1992-2006, with one Super Bowl win), and Mike Tomlin (2007-present, with one Super Bowl win).

Tomlin just seems to get it.  He has character, standards, and wins.  In short, he's everything you want in a coach.  There has been no handshake controversy (Jim Harbaugh/Jim Schwartz), or brash shenanigans (Rex Ryan).  He just does his job.

The Steelers beat the Jets today, 27-10, and after their last touchdown, CBS cameras caught Tomlin celebrating with his team (thanks, Behind the Steel Curtain).  I love the enthusiasm.  It's not cocky.  It's not obnoxious.  It's just pure joy and satisfaction.

The joys of winning.

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