The Steelers officially have a Mike Tomlin problem

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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The Steelers season has been an absolute mess so far. While a 2-2 record doesn’t scream that the sky is falling, this team has been pathetically bad. From an offense that has failed to do much of anything to a defense that has struggled more than we expected, this team looks like a mess despite the okay record.

Unfortunately, this has become a trend for Steelers as of late. This team, no matter the talent on hand, has been consistently disappointing. These inconsistencies have caused middling starts, and even when this team finds some footing (as was the case in the second half of last year), it is too little, too late.

I have never been the biggest supporter or detractor of Mike Tomlin. On one hand, I recognize how hard it is to win in the NFL, and the fact that Tomlin has yet to record a losing season is impressive. On the other hand, this team has failed to live up to expectations during this span, and while winning is nice, they have failed to capitalize in the playoffs and with a Super Bowl appearance.

The Steelers are a notably loyal franchise to coaches, and that seems to work better than churning through them every couple of years. Over the past few seasons, it has become clear though. The Steelers have a Tomlin problem, and I’m not sure what the answer should be.