Friday, November 2, 2012
Steelers' Tomlin nearing impressive mark
By Jamison Hensley
Mike Tomlin became the youngest head coach in NFL history to both coach in and win a Super Bowl. He has taken the Steelers to the playoffs in four of his first five seasons, and he's led them to the Super Bowl twice.
Now, Tomlin is on the brink of another impressive benchmark as an NFL head coach. A win at the New York Giants would tie Tomlin with Chuck Knox for the fourth-fastest to reach 60 victories among coaches who began their careers since 1970. Tomlin would notch his 60th win in 88 games, which would be the fastest of any current coach to reach that mark.
The only coaches to record their 60th win faster have been: San Francisco's George Seifert (75 games), Washington's Joe Gibbs (84) and Chicago's Mike Ditka (85). Tomlin would also edge out former Steelers coach Bill Cowher, who didn't celebrate his 60th victory until his 90th game.
Will Tomlin achieve this mark against the Giants? Tomlin has a 16-6 record against NFC teams, a .727 winning percentage.