Tomlin should avoid sophomore slump

Updated: September 29, 2008, 3:01 PM ET
By Bill Barnwell | FootballOutsiders.com

Because the Pittsburgh Steelers don't change coaches very often, second-year head coach Mike Tomlin is constantly under a microscope.

For a fan base that prepared "Fire Bill Cowher" petitions before the oft-scowling coach won Super Bowl XL, every Tomlin decision is cause for scrutiny. Then again, when your two predecessors won a combined five Super Bowls, the pressure's on to get everything right.

One concern that's been raised about Tomlin by Steelers fans is the so-called ...

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