In his weekly press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the sustained success that goes into having a win streak of at least six games for the past three seasons.
“I don’t look at it from that perspective. I understand your question, but I think part of it is just focusing on the here and now.”
Coach Tomlin continued on in his explanation as to what it takes to win each and every week.
“I say often, and I mean it, you better be good enough to win, but you better be continually getting better. And so that’s what we try to be. We try to be good enough to win on Sundays and acknowledge on Mondays that we better get back to work because you better be good enough to win the following Sunday.”
Coach Tomlin went on to explain their approach of staying focused on the task of winning.
“We take that approach… and work hard to live it out and stay singularly focused on the things that are important to us. That’s the variables we can control, our preparation and our play, our analysis of that, and then repeat process.”
In a follow-up question, Mike Tomlin was asked if extending the win streak builds confidence within the locker room.
“Again, I don’t worry about it. I understand that could be a byproduct it, but I stay focused on the variables that are within our control. The tangible things.”
Tomlin finished up by reiterating those “tangible things” he focuses on which he is able to control.
“The process. Prep. Play. Analysis. Repeat process.”