Is Mike Tomlin the next Jon Gruden? Did Mike Tomlin get lucky inheriting a bunch of Bill Cowher's players fresh off a Lombardi and win one with Chin Music? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, once they became Gruden's team ended up in the "toilet" barked Madden. Will the Steelers have the same fate as the Steelers become Tomlin's team Madden seems to ask?
Mark Madden doesn't admit to thinking these things and he reports others are saying this. I haven't seen this stated anywhere in the local or national media outlets so I assume they are Madden's thoughts. I personally think Madden is a buffoon.
I like Coach T. He is an up and comer still growing into the role. He did inherit some good players. That is testimony to the greatness of the Steelers front office. To me aside from a couple on field mistakes (like the decision to kick a FG from 53 on Sunday) Coach T's biggest mistake was to let BA stumble all over the field waiting for Ben to pull it out. We got lucky and caught all the breaks last year. This year has been a different story. Madden link below;