Pittsburgh Steelers’ Legend Not a Fan of Coach Tomlin

December 24, 2016 • Ben Heck • AFC, AFC North, Features, Front Page, History, Pittsburgh Steelers

It’s far from the most outrageous thing that Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw has ever said, but it’s certainly one of the more intriguing things he’s publicly said as of late.

Bradshaw, 68, made an appearance on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself” on Friday.

When the topic of current Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin came up, he had some not-so-nice things to say about the 44-year old:

“I don’t think he’s a great coach at all. He’s a nice coach. To me, I’ve said this, he’s really a great cheerleader guy. I don’t know what he does. I don’t think he is a great coach at all. His name never even pops in my mind when we think about great coaches in the NFL.”

First of all, it looks as if he may have contradicted himself a bit in the first two sentences.

Not a great coach? Are you sure, Mr. Bradshaw?

This is Tomlin’s 10th season as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he’s a couple of wins away from making his seventh postseason appearance across those 10 seasons.

When he led Pittsburgh to a Super Bowl victory over the Arizona Cardinals in 2008-09, he became the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl.

Just a couple weeks ago he joined an elite group of legendary Pittsburgh head coaches. He joined Chuck Knoll and Bill Cowher by winning his 100th game as the team’s head coach. At 101-57 during the regular season and 6-5 in the postseason (1-1 in Super Bowls), Tomlin has put together quite the résumé over the last decade.

Tomlin has put up two 8-8 seasons at the helm in Pittsburgh, but his teams have never finished under .500. Give him five more years, and he very well could surpass Bill Cowher’s career accomplishments.

Bradshaw supposedly loves Cowher…but not Tomlin?


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