Mike Tomlin of Steelers in Life After Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Tomlin

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Ben Roethlisberger with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

As every Pittsburgh Steelers fan knows, Ben Roethlisberger has been the team’s starting quarterback for all of Mike Tomlin’s head-coaching career, which began 15 years ago – in 2007. But with Roethlisberger playing the NFL game. his last, Tomlin will have a starter in the future, whether it’s the acquisition of free agent Mitch Trubisky, the pick of Kenny Pickett in the 2022 first round, or maybe even a runner-up. suffered by veteran Mason Rudolph.

On a recent episode of The Pivot podcast, former Steelers safety Ryan Clark asked Tomlin what ‘7’ coaching was like and how he’s approaching the future without Roethlisberger in the middle?

“I enjoyed that comfort, we all enjoyed that comfort. I’m glad I’m feeling uncomfortable,” Tomlin said, adding that he hopes the days and months ahead will be “scary, but exciting” emotions that he will share with most of his fans. Steelers grave.

“When you watch someone do something to a certain extent for too long, it messes with your perception of what’s regular and what’s not. This guy’s arm talent is so exceptional that when you see something special every day, you get used to it,” admitted Tomlin ahead of the 2022 season.

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Mike Tomlin: ‘Better Redistributing Playmaking’

“Yes, we may not have the midfield style we have. We may not have the exceptional talent we have, but we have talented boys and we have a team,” he insisted. “We also don’t allocate the damn money we’ve allocated at the location in the past, so there’s going to be a redistribution of the funds. So it’s better to have a gameplay redistribution. “

In other words, the Steelers will continue to need a lot from the reigning Defensive Player of the Year TJ Watt and first-team All-Pro Cameron Heyward, not to mention more from free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who signed four-year contract, Contract Renewal of 72.98 million USD on June 15, 2022.

As for the quarter: “Who puts the hand below the center doesn’t matter, as far as I think,” says Tomlin. “I look forward to the anxiety associated with that uncertainty – with having to stand and deliver and live up to what we believe in. The standard is the standard,” he concluded, needless to say more. whatever, explained why he invented Tomlinsims.

Of course, replacing Roethlisberger is easier said than done. So far, Tomlin has set a career record in the regular season of 154-85-2 (.643). Roethlisberger was responsible for 136 of those wins, winning at least seven starts in all but one of the 15 seasons he played under Tomlin, the exception being 2019, when Big Ben started just two game before suffering an elbow injury at the end of the season.

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Vote TJ Watt for ‘Best NFL Player’

Meanwhile, the aforementioned Steelers defensive outfielder TJ Watt was nominated for the ESPYS 2022 Best NFL Player, up against: Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, Super Bowl LVI MVP; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 2021 MVP; and the Indianapolis Colts re-run Jonathan Taylor, who led the league in javelin yards and rushing TDs in 2021.

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ESPYS will air on ABC on July 20 at 8 p.m. ET.

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