Before we get started with BTSC's voyage to uncover which NFL coach is the most-hated by Steeler Nation, let me express that, as a fan, I DO NOT think that Mike Tomlin deserves to be in this bracket. My editor agrees with that sentiment too. However we read a lot of negatives regarding the Steeler coach on message boards and hear even nastier things from callers on our podcast and other outlets. Coach Tomlin, the eighth seed in this poll, is included to attempt to put a number to his detractors. I'm hoping that Steeler Nation realizes that our situation up top is better than most and that we could be in much worse shape.
No.1 John Harbaugh-Baltimore Ravens
It is of my opinion that this guy should win the entire shooting match. He is a whiner and a poor sport. I've seen him go for two-point conversions in the fourth quarter with insurmountable leads just to rub it in and find myself angered by his comments during pressers. However, he is a championship coach and has an 11-10 record vs Pittsburgh. I do find it interesting that fans in Maryland continually call for Harbaugh's head in the manner that some fans do for Tomlin's.
No. 8 Mike Tomlin-Pittsburgh Steelers
Once again, I am a huge supporter of Mike Tomlin. I'm perfectly happy with his body of work. But I read what I read and hear what I hear and I don't really like it. But I have to acknowledge it. Some criticize Tomlin for the team's lack of discipline and clock management. Even Terry Bradshaw spoke out against his coaching. However, I was thrilled to see that his comments weren't all that well received. Am I biased in my support...yes. He brought us a Super Bowl and has never had a losing season in ten. But as a devil's advocate, I have to put him in. My dad has already yelled at me for doing so.
Now it is up to you. Be sure to vote and comment. This one should be interesting.
As a Steeler Fan, who do you find more disfavor with?
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No. 1 John Harbaugh
No. 8 Mike Tomlin