Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw says Mike Tomlin is not his ‘kind of coach’
In the last couple of years, Pittsburgh Steelers great and Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw has been quite critical of head coach Mike Tomlin’s coaching style and approach to the game.
Bradshaw was it at once again as he decided to blast Tomlin about his coaching with much of that centering on his inability to capitalize on their talented roster with any Super Bowl wins over the last several years, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
“You’ve got to face the criticism. I’m sorry, but he’s not my kind of coach. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again….Mike Tomlin is winning football games, but at the same time, Super Bowls are disappearing, and that’s my criticism,” Bradshaw said. “How can you have this great offense and you being a defensive guy, and I think that football team should have been in another Super Bowl or two. How could they not be? And to lose at home to Jacksonville, I don’t care how good of a run Jacksonville is on, I don’t care how Jacksonville played New England in the championship game. You don’t lose 45-42. Are you kidding me? In a championship game?”
There is much credence to what Bradshaw is stating in terms of success as the Steelers have boasted one of the league’s most talented rosters over the last few years. Pittsburgh appeared to be poised to making a deep playoff run but fell just short in the AFC Championship game. The front office has assembled a talented offensive group that could compete with any team in the league and could have easily broken through last year.
However, the Jacksonville Jaguars came in and took command of the contest that had the Steelers playing from behind throughout the game. It was an unceremonious end to what was a strong year that could have seen them in the AFC Championship game in a rematch. It has now been seven years since Pittsburgh has reached the Super Bowl while falling in the divisional round in two out of the last three years.
Ultimately, the 2018 season will provide Tomlin with another opportunity to possibly lead the franchise back to the Super Bowl to add a seventh Super Bowl win.