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The Pittsburgh Steelers fell apart at the end of last season after setting a franchise record with an 11-0 start, but that hasn’t stopped them from moving forward with a new extension for head coach Mike Tomlin.
The club announced Tuesday that Tomlin has signed a new three-year extension that will keep him as the coach of the Steelers through the 2024 campaign.
Many have criticized Tomlin over the years for playing down to his competition, losing games the team should have won.
What can’t be denied though is Tomlin’s mark of success. Since taking over for Bill Cowher in 2007, the coach has a record of 145-78-1.
Tomlin led the team to an AFC North title his first season and to their sixth Super Bowl title in his second, defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Tampa in 2008.
In 14 seasons with Tomlin as head coach, the team has never finished under .500 and has finished in third place just once.
Before Pittsburgh, Tomlin spent one season as the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings and five seasons as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.