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Ex-Steeler says Mike Tomlin's job is in danger

Are we seeing the beginning of the end?

Michael W.

Are we seeing the beginning of the end for long tenured Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin? According to former Steelers tackle Willie Colon, who helped them to victory in Super Bowl XLIII over the Arizona Cardinals, we should be. 

While making an appearance on The Craig Carton Show on FS1,Colon said that Tomlin's job should be in danger if he's unable to get the team over the hump in the upcoming 2024 NFL season. 

“I love Mike Tomlin, but this is, I have to officially say, he’s on the hot seat,” Colon said. “And when you talk about his overall record, you talk about in 17 seasons, he has an eight and 10 playoff record, only four seasons with playoff wins and he’s had some bona fide teams even with Ben Roethlisberger. The issue with Mike Tomlin right now is he wins games he’s supposed to win, but loses games he shouldn’t lose. I’m saying to myself, ‘well, who are the Pittsburgh Steelers?’ Are they the bullies, or ae they the dweebs right now? If you lost to the Patriots and the Cardinals, you look like the dweebs.”

“It’s one thing to get to the table, but once you get there, I agree that’s always gonna hang over his head until he gets there,” Colon said. “Personally, I just want the stank to get off him. You talk about all the people that say he’s a mediocre head coach. I hate that. He’s a damn good head coach.”

Tomlin has never endured a losing season as Steelers head coach, but the lack of recent playoff success has left many wondering if the clock should be ticking on his time in Pittsburgh. 

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