According to Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin admitted on Tuesday that he was still a little overwhelmed by how the season ended.
“I’m still a little numb, to be honest with you,” says Mike Tomlin about Steelers’s difficult season, which “stalled” without a place for the playoffs. But he says that this does not weaken their resolve.
– Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) December 31, 2019
Steelers is a team that is used to reaching the playoffs, so it makes sense that it has not failed yet because their season is over. The Steelers needed a victory in the last game against the Baltimore Ravens, as well as a defeat from the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs. None of this happened, and the Steelers season ended on week 17.
It was a tough year for the Steelers due to injuries, and it affected everyone, including Tomlin.
“It’s a difficult year for me personally, but they all exist. I did not spend much time weighing the settling dust. I am sure that I will spend part of this introspection in such a way that I can better manage the group and become better. “
Regrettably, the Steelers did not qualify for the playoffs, it was rather impressive that Tomlin had chosen from the team with the cards that were dealt to him. He seemed to keep pushing the right buttons with Duck Hodges and Mason Rudolph, starting the right guys to succeed.
In the next season, all signs point to the return of Ben Retlisberger, which means that the team must return to great success. If he can learn from some of the battles this season, this will only make him the best coach in the long run.