Mike Tomlin in the Steelers locker room during halftime
Tomlin is down 12 points at home in the 4th quarter of a playoff game...
he has a 4th & 1 at his 46
he must score twice AND not allow another score
and he punts...
and it's a touchback...
Watch out for the folks who try to hang a loss on Mike Tomlin where his quarterback threw 4 picks & the game started with his center snapping the ball into the endzone.
Mike Tomlin to Big Ben
Tomlin had his shot. Didn't take it. Let Browns catch their breath. Now it's over.
Tomlin absolutely has to go. This is 3 straight collapses at season's end, and the culture is ***t. Tell me I'm wrong, and why.
JuJu on his future: "I wouldn't mind - I'd love to stay in Pittsburgh. I've built a strong foundation. I love Coach Tomlin, Coach Ike. They made me who I am today. I don't want to go to a different organization and change who I am. I would love to be a Steeler again."
Tomlin to JuJu at halftime:
Mike Tomlin pulling up on JuJu Smith-Schuster at the light after the game:
Tomlin has done exact opposite of logic
* Punted on Clev 38-yard line trailing 28-0
* Kicked PAT down 13
* Punted 4th & 1 on own 46
Am I missing anything?
Unless this changes quickly, there will be a strong outcry from many Steelers fans to fire Mike Tomlin. Art Rooney won’t do it, but the outcry will come.
Mike Tomlin got outcoached by a dude in his basement.
I doubt Tomlin will be on the hot seat in any capacity. Bill Cowher lasted how many years without reaching the big dance?
What should happen is a complete overhaul of this staff. We talk about it a ton, but the Steelers are behind in the times. New, fresh ideas are needed.
Mike Tomlin's decision-making tonight is all over the map. Sometimes he wants to be aggressive, sometimes he wants to play scared. He's a "go with your gut" guy. Not big into analytics. Creates lots of inconsistent decisions. #Steelers
Mike Tomlin on finishing 1-5 after starting 11-0: "We didn't do enough. We didn't position them in enough good circumstances. We didn't make enough plays in the critical moments. We were a group that died on the vine."
Don’t blame Tomlin: Blame Ben for throwing four picks and sucking all the life out of the #Steelers.
*quarterback throws four interceptions in the playoffs against the Browns*
Media: “it’s time for Tomlin to go”
Has Mike Tomlin become the Steelers version of Dan Bylsma?
I try not to pile on coaches for 4th-down decisions because all of Twitter handles that. But my god, Tomlin’s last night was beyond absurd. Literally punting it off. https://t.co/xbu4cw0qhT
If this were any other Coach, the Quarterback would be getting the blame for a putrid Playoffs performance.
But Mike Tomlin, who is proven, will take MORE heat over a 4th & 1 call, than the many bad passes and 4 interceptions by Ben Roethlisberger.
Tomlin stopped that when he didn’t go for it on 4th and 1. Really proud this team didn’t just lay down.
Yes, Mike Tomlin's decision to punt on 4th-and-1 was a head-scratcher. But the number of Steelers fans calling for his head on a pike seems...excessive.
Tomlin didn't turn the ball over five times.
Tomlin: "In the single elimination tournaments, when you don't have a good night, you go home. We understand that. Tip our caps to those guys, congratulate them. They did, we didn't. Just hurt for the guys in the locker room." #Steelers