Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Unveils Interesting New Haircut
Mike Tomlin unveiled an interesting new appearance this week. The 48-year-old has been the face of the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 years. Throughout that time, he has looked largely the same.
That changed this week, as Tomlin showed up to speak to the media looking a bit different than folks remembered him.
Mike Tomlin’s got a new hairdo… pic.twitter.com/8j1e4txk92
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) September 8, 2020
His new haircut notwithstanding, this is going to be a big year for Tomlin.
Last season, the Steelers missed the playoffs for the second straight year. Over the course of his time in Pittsburgh, Tomlin had only missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons once prior to that.
To be fair, the team was saddled with injuries in 2019 and still almost made the postseason – but almost doesn’t cut it. There won’t be any excuses available for him to use in 2020.
Should be an interesting year for the Steelers. https://t.co/BUZFKpYifc
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 8, 2020
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is 38 years old and has spent an entire career playing an extremely physical brand of football. Him staying healthy cannot be the make or break factor determining Pittsburgh’s fate this season – and it’s on Tomlin to figure out a way to ensure that.
The Steelers will open their season this weekend with a very winnable outing against the New York Giants, and follow it up with a somewhat winnable game against the Denver Broncos.
From there, things will get a bit more difficult.
Fortunately, Pittsburgh was able to win eight games last year despite being hobbled by injuries. Presumably the team should be able to win more than that if everyone remains healthy.
Nobody is expecting Tomlin to win the division. Obviously the Baltimore Ravens are the favorites for a reason. But a playoff berth is realistic. If the Steelers fail to attain one again in 2020, it will be interesting to see what that means for their head coach’s future going forward.
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