How the Steelers can fix the Mike Tomlin problem

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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About a month ago I wrote an article about how the Steelers have a Mike Tomlin problem, and nothing has changed since then. I realized that while I laid out my complaints with the team in that post, ranging from the lack of sustained success, the poor coaching, and the consistently mediocre results that this team is now accustomed to, I didn’t provide a solution.

While doom and gloom for the sake of it are fine as a fan, I wanted to craft this follow-up post and break down how I would fix the Steelers Tomlin problem. To be clear, there are no easy answers, and while some will claim that a firing in the offseason is justified, it likely won’t lead to instant results.

I will be putting myself in place as the owner of the team at the end of the season. At this point, it is unlikely that any major moves will be made by this team this season, and I’ll assume a record somewhere around 9-8 (per the history of this team). No playoffs, but another winning season that keeps the Tomlin streak alive.

I have a specific plan laid out to get this team back on track. There are some obvious contingencies here, and a few different routes I may take while in charge. All of that will be outlined. And spoiler alert, it won’t be firing Tomlin next offseason. With that all said, here is how I would fix the Steelers Tomlin problem.