3 things that need fixed for the Steelers next season
No this is not a fire Tomlin post. He is not the entirety of the problem even though he does make many head-scratching decisions throughout a season. Like it or not he will not be going anywhere as long as he wants to be the coach of this franchise. He is still one of the top 10 coaches in the league, he may even be higher than that. Yes, the playoff failures weigh heavily on how his career will be remembered but let us not forget how Bill Cowher’s career was going before he won that Super Bowl at the end of his tenure. The Rooney’s are extremely patient and that won’t change here with Tomlin. The players love him all around the league and he gets the team into potential playoff pushes each year.
What needs to happen is a shakeup for the team in the positional roles of coaching. The offensive line coach just has not been able to keep that group stable ever since getting the role. Shaun Sarrett should be let go and another coach will need to be brought in to bring some grit back to this once-dominant front. Another name that will need to go is Randy Fichtner. This will be no surprise to fans as he has been a disaster. When he calls the plays it is always stale and a terrible sight to watch. Matt Canada will likely take over but Roethlisberger will be the real coordinator on offense.