Watching sportsbeat tonight, Stan interviewed a host from FSN North; the affiliate in Minnesota that covers the vikings. A few things they talked about with Mike.
- Very quiet, man of few words, doesn't smile much
- A guy passionate guy when you talk with him one on one but with the media he's more quiet and calm
- Used variations of the 34 defense in Minnesota mixed in with his Cover 2, which the Minnesota media nicknamed the Tomlin 2 defense. A very aggressive, passionate, fiery type of defense that blitzed like crazy. Although they were number 1 against the run they were at the bottom against the pass due in part to personnel in the secondary but also that teams didn't run much against them so they passed more which brought down the numbers overall
- A no nonense, won't put up with any crap type of coach. He's a players coach in terms of being able to relate to the players which was key for the Vikings, but also made sure the players knew what was expected of them and stuck to it.