“Been a Long Time Coming” – Former Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Winner Names Best NFL Coach

Published 11/19/2020, 6:23 PM EST
Oct 25, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin congratulates quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7), wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19), and wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) after the touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports


Not many would have predicted the Mike Tomlin-led Pittsburgh Steelers would embark on a 9-game winning streak in 2020. The AFC North big boys finished with an 8-8 record in 2019. Of course, franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured for the most part of that campaign.

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But the return of the 38-year-old veteran has sparked some much needed ‘reinvigoration’ into the Steelers dressing. The Steelers are the only team left in the league who are yet to taste defeat heading into Week 11. Head Coach Mike Tomlin deserves all the praise he’s getting at the moment.
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Ike Taylor lauds ‘underrated’ Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin

"About time right? It's been a long time coming..

Coach T been doing this for years. To go 14 years in the league & not have a losing season"@Ike_SwagginU on Mike Tomlin flying under the radar for too long #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/v4N4yVlVyn

— Pat McAFLEET (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 18, 2020

Former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor spent 12 years playing with the AFC North franchise. He also won 2 Super Bowls with the Steelers. The second one came in 2008 (Super Bowl XLIII) with Mike Tomlin as Head Coach.
Here’s what Taylor said about his former boss while talking to former Indianapolis Colts kicker, Pat McAfee.
“About time, right? It’s been a long time coming. Coach T been doing this for years….I know Big Ben good for five more games. If I go eight-eight with my fourth-string quarterback. I know ‘seven’ can at least win me five more.
“So we’re just getting back to coach T man, he’s just been flying under the radar for too long, but he’s been so successful for too long, whether it’s Pro Bowl guys, whether it’s first-round draft picks, year-in and year-out trying to get his team to the playoffs along with Super Bowl Championship, man, we got to start talking about Coach T and we got to start talking about him often.”

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Sep 27, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) and tight end Eric Ebron (85) and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrate a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Big Ben and the Steelers are sitting comfortably at the top of the AFC North Division table above the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns.
Coach Tomlin’s boys will go up against the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend. Can ‘Coach T’ win his second Super Bowl with Pittsburgh? We don’t see why not.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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