Mike Tomlin looking for Steelers rookies to ‘excel’ in tough 2020 situation
Even though longtime Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin knows a thing or two about leading a team at the highest level of pro football, even he cannot be prepared for the uncertainty that will surely come with the 2020 NFL campaign.
Mike Tomlin will try to make the best of the ongoing situation while the Steelers’ rookies will be held to a high standard when Pittsburgh takes the field this summer.
“Life is not going to be defined by what happens to him, things outside of their control. Their life is going to be defined by how they respond to those things, not only in the short term, but in the long term,” Mike Tomlin recently said, via the team’s official website.
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“We can’t fear short-term misery. We have to embrace short-term misery. It can’t be about short-term gratification. There are going to be some dark days ahead. As mentors, we that interact with people, we can’t ignore that exists. It’s the same thing I am talking to my rookies about right now. There are a lot of reasons for an NFL rookie in 2020 to fail. I am looking for guys who are looking to excel despite this. It might be setting themselves up for successful careers. It might not show up in terms of statistics in 2020.”
With the “coronavirus” pandemic still running rampant throughout the United States, it remains to be seen as to how exactly the NFL plans to hold a 2020 season. Mike Tomlin knows this.
With this year’s installment of training camp tentatively set to begin in the next few weeks, for Mike Tomlin and every other coach, it will definitely be interesting to see how the league goes about handling this ever-changing situation.