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    Re: Should Tomlin receive a contract extension this off-season?

    I just can't see the Steelers paying that kind of money to their coach -


    Whisenhunt's contract puts Steelers in tough spot

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 2, 2010 9:42 AM ET


    It was only three years ago that Mike Tomlin beat the Whiz, Ken Whisenhunt, for the Steelers head coaching job,. Then he beat him in the Super Bowl.

    But Whisenhunt beat Tomlin to getting a contract extension first this offseason. And while it hardly makes up for losing a championship game, Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette points out that Whisenhunt's new deal makes life tougher on Steelers president Art Rooney II.

    The Steelers don't overpay anyone, including their coaches. Whisenhunt just got $6 million-per-season in Arizona. That's likely more than the Steelers were planning to pay, yet Tomlin's resume would indicate he's worth more than Whisenhunt.

    Cook thought a contract extension for Tomlin was an automatic this offseason, but now isn't so sure. Ultimately, logic says an agreement should get done.

    Tomlin knows he's got a great job, and the Steelers know they have a good coach. Tomlin may just have to take less money than Whisenhunt to seal the deal.

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    Re: Should Tomlin receive a contract extension this off-season?

    Mike Tomlin isn't getting 6 million per year regardless of his record and Super Bowl victory. Whiz started with a lot less talent and has the cardinals very competitive right now. He's also losing his potential HOF (I said potential) quarterback and probably his #2 WR, his best LB and possibly a safety, we'll see how well the Cards do in the upcoming year.

    The Steeler organization and philosophy is a big part of why coaches for the Steelers have been successful and tenured; hopefully, Tomlin realizes this and isn't expecting to be paid like Whisenhunt. Two different teams, two different philosophies and two very different histories. Tomlin will get extended, but at a very reasonable salary or he'll be sending his resume around the league. Steeler coaches seem to be paid based on tenure and performance with each sharing equally. Cowher was successful early, but wasn't given a huge second contract, he had to earn his final contract and stick around for awhile.

    Tomlin has had early success, but his overall record and winning percentage is too new for the Rooneys (or new ownership) to throw money at him. His team this past year lost more games after leading by 10 points or more than Cowher's did in 15 years. He did win a Super Bowl and produced a one and done playoff appearance; this isn't cause for the Steelers to break the bank and they won't

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    Re: Should Tomlin receive a contract extension this off-season?

    I'm surprised he hasn't been extended already. I suppose he deserves it, but I really didn't like the way he and LeBeau froze when we started to struggle. They talked about making changes, but they really didn't until it was too late. Still, he won a Super Bowl, and I love his demeanor and sense of humor. I'd like him as a person, but I'm not sure he is a great coach yet.
    Even if Bill Belichick was getting an atomic wedgie, his face would look exactly the same.

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    Re: Should Tomlin receive a contract extension this off-season?

    Quote Originally Posted by papillon
    Mike Tomlin isn't getting 6 million per year regardless of his record and Super Bowl victory. Whiz started with a lot less talent and has the cardinals very competitive right now. He's also losing his potential HOF (I said potential) quarterback and probably his #2 WR, his best LB and possibly a safety, we'll see how well the Cards do in the upcoming year.

    The Steeler organization and philosophy is a big part of why coaches for the Steelers have been successful and tenured; hopefully, Tomlin realizes this and isn't expecting to be paid like Whisenhunt. Two different teams, two different philosophies and two very different histories. Tomlin will get extended, but at a very reasonable salary or he'll be sending his resume around the league. Steeler coaches seem to be paid based on tenure and performance with each sharing equally. Cowher was successful early, but wasn't given a huge second contract, he had to earn his final contract and stick around for awhile.

    Tomlin has had early success, but his overall record and winning percentage is too new for the Rooneys (or new ownership) to throw money at him. His team this past year lost more games after leading by 10 points or more than Cowher's did in 15 years. He did win a Super Bowl and produced a one and done playoff appearance; this isn't cause for the Steelers to break the bank and they won't

    Pappy
    Steelers are used to winning... AZ is not. However this is the type of contract that puts expectations on AZ and I'm curious to see how long the love last.

    Most teams with a culture of losing tend to go crazy when they win... but if they have a losing season or 2 rough seasons they also are quick to move on to the new "hot guy"

    9-7 was a disappointment for us and we fired 3 coaches our OC was fake fired in the news....

    9-7 was heaven on earth for AZ and people were dancing in the street.

    We cannot worry about Whiz and his "new money"

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