Tomlin is a 'fundamentalist' and fan of Frost

January, 27, 2009
1/27/09
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Posted by ESPN.com staff

TAMPA, Fla. -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin discussed his shared philosophy with defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau: "Dick is a fundamentalist. I am a fundamentalist. His X's and O's are my X's and O's. We are very similar. Dick makes the complex simple and the irregular regular. I subscribe to those same theories."

And because we know you just HAD to know, Tomlin's favorite poet is (drumroll, please): Robert Frost.

"I am a Frost guy," Tomlin said, with some degree of pride. "The guys look at me a little cross-eyed sometimes when I quote Frost, but oh, well. You can blame William & Mary for that."

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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