I think we're going be just fine right where we're supposed to be. Division Champs and making a run at the S.B
The Rooney's aren't expecting us to be in rebuilding period so the pressure is squarely on Tomlin's shoulders to field a winning team this year. We've got the talent on this team so it's not like it was when Cowher came on and the team needed to be changed up and somewhat rebuilt; the key components are in place and the the owners, the city, and the fans expect a winning organization.
Now that doesn't mean he'll be canned if we don't make the playoffs this year, but we also shouldn't be expecting a sub par year either.
One of my thoughts is that Tomlin is bringing NFC Football......more recent and specifically NFC North Football(A pretty putrid divsion aside from the Bears)mentality to the Steelers.
I hope his brand of "Tough" football translates well and meets the challenges of the AFC Conference and the AFC North.
I really don't know much about the guy, but I want to give him a chance and see how he will do, what I do like about him is that he won't take any bullshit from any of his players it seems and he seems to have tough work ethics which is Steeler tradition. Some of the changes I'm not happy about but who likes change. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt. I was sad to see Cowher go but I'm hoping a new fresh change will be good for us. Seems most of the players like and respect him already so that's a good sign. I want to be positive so this season will tell alot. What concerns me is his lack of coaching experience but i'm sure he will step up. I"m excited about this year and hope we have a great season, even if we don't make it to SB this year, I'd like to see at least a successful season we can all be proud of.
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I think Tomlin will have his ups and downs this season, but I figure if we run a hybird defense this season, we may surprise a lot of folks. Tomlin is a defensive genius along with LeBeau. My main concern is how Bruce Arians does doing the offensive playcalling. That is the key. Ben's health is another issue I am watching for, how is he doing mentally to gel with his receivers.
I can sense a 10-6 or 11-5 season for us. I can't take another 8-8 season like last year's. No way.
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I like him, he seems very strong as a leader, but laid back as a person. I see us going 11-5 or 12-4 and making the playoffs. Tomlin has a good group to work with and I think he will get these guys fired up again.
It is too early to say. However he has impressed me so far.
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