Is Steelers’ Coach Mike Tomlin one of the great NFL coaches?

It's time to acknowledge Mike Tomlin as one of the great NFL coaches

No practice, no problem.

At least that’s how the Steelers made it look as they cruised to a 36-10 victory over the Bengals on Sunday. The win took the Steelers to a perfect 9-0 record for the season, and it’s time to start whispering about – if not discussing – the possibility of an unprecedented 17-0 season. And all this in a week in which Mike Tomlin’s team was forced to practice without their quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

Roethlisberger spent the week leading up to the game in self-quarantine, attending practice via his iPad, after tight end Vance McDonald tested positive for Covid-19. Steelers’ Coach Mike Tomlin adjusted. The Steelers coach held a limited Friday practice and instead held a long walk-through on Saturday when Roethlisberger was activated from the Covid list and the team had a final chance run through the gameplan in person. It worked, offering a timely reminder of the thing that separates the coach from the vast majority of his peers: Droning excellence…

Author: Diamond Jim

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