Welcome, Mike Tomlin
May I be among the first to welcome Mike Tomlin, the Steelers new head coach, to Pittsburgh. I didn't believe it when CNN reported his hiring, as I wouldn't trust CNN's sports staff to sit the right way on a toilet seat. But when Chris Mortensen reported it, I believed.
I wanted Ken Whisenhunt and/or Russ Grimm to get the job. Both, I thought, would be outstanding head coaches. The fact that neither got the job leads me to believe that Tomlin is something special.
And as the Steelers last two head coaches were Hall of Famers, I'll put my faith in the Rooney's judgement.
I'm excited about the hire. From reports he might've been the hot property on the market next year. Why not get him now.
Feel bad for Grimm. Dunno if he would stay on and work under Tomlin until another gig comes open. Changes are coming. Will the Steelers switch to the 4-3? I don't think they have the personnel for that.
Regardless. Welcome to Pittsburgh, Mike Tomlin. The city opens its arms to you!