Good point Pappy.Originally Posted by papillon
I tried to post a longer version of this before, but I closed the browser prematurely. Basically, we've seen some good with Tomlin (SB, 3 games to close out last season), and some bad (losing streak that torpedoed last season, numerous questionable calls in Jacksonville game). Clearly, the Rooneys want to see more, but they're not going all in with Tomlin, at least not yet. Nor should they. While I'm admittedly less optimistic about Tomlin than many posters here, I think we can all agree that last season was a major disappointment. I think that most of us (including me) hope that the horrendous streak of losses was an aberration, but what if it wasn't? Giving Tomlin a shorter extension was prudent, as it allows the Steelers to retain him for a few more seasons to continue evaluating him.
I don't see why some feel the need to automatically declare Tomlin coach for the next decade. We've seen a mixed bag from Tomlin so far.