“They’re Lazy”: Steelers ‘Alpha’ HC Mike Tomlin Sends Out Strong Message to Rest of the Coaches

Published 03/13/2023, 10:03 AM EDT

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

There’s a reason why being an NFL head coach is often considered a task too mammoth for some. Even after the season ends with the Super Bowl, the hustle continues, especially for the teams looking to fill their holes from last season. And no one does it better than Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. He gave a strong message to other coaches in the league.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Tomlin was present at this year’s Reese’s Senior Bowl and he was determined to find the answers to his problems in his offensive line. Mike didn’t even stay limited to the sidelines, cramming up close to watch the big guys in action. And looks like this will pay off with a sweet selection from their 17th pick in the draft this year.

Mike Tomlin zooms in at the Senior Bowl

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Last year around this time, veteran Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was frantically looking for his next franchise quarterback. And rookie Kenny Pickett was undoubtedly a fine choice after Pittsburgh ended another season with a winning record (9-8). Nothing new for Tomlin, whose 16 seasons is the NFL record for the most consecutive seasons with a winning record as a head coach.

Pained NFL Fans Remember Steelers Superstar on His Most Memorable Day: “Rest in Peace”

This year, he needs men to protect his quarterback from getting sacked 38 times like in the 2022-23 season. And this time in Mobile, Alabama, Tomlin didn’t waste any time, directly going for the front row seats to witness the linemen going against the country’s top pass-rushing prospects.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest NFL stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

No NFL head coach takes advantage of the Senior Bowl more than Steelers HC Mike Tomlin. Here’s Tomlin in the middle of the OL Indy period,” Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy tweeted. “We asked one HC: Why don’t all head coaches clear 3 days off their schedule to see over 40% of all drafted players? HC’s response: They’re lazy,” he added.

Best OL options from the practises for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s running game suffered this last season despite having talented first-pick Najee Harris. Ranking 16th in rushing yards (2073) and 25th in yards per carry (4.1), some of the top OL prospects can give a lot of room to Pickett and Harris to work their offensive magic.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Some of the top O-linemen prospects that came out are offensive tackles Dawand Jones from Ohio State and Matthew Bergeron from Syracuse. Also, interior linemen Cody Mauch from North Dakota State and Florida’s O’Cyrus Torrence left their mark on the Steelers Nation HC, according to an NFL Draft analyst for The Athletic.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

WATCH THIS STORY: Twitterverse reacts after a statement calls Usain Bolt slower than high school kids and Tyreek Hill

Tomlin last won the Super Bowl when Big Ben Roethlisberger was around. And with Kenny manning the pocket now, Mike would like to get back to winning ways as soon as he can.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Soumyapriyo Ganguly

964Articles

One take at a time

Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.
Show More>

Edited by:

Hitesh Nigam

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today