Add one other field to the bingo card for Mike Tomlin-isms.
Appearing on The Pivot Podcast Tuesday with hosts Channing Crowder, Ryan Clark and Fred Taylor, Tomlin mentioned various issues concerning his profession, his mentality as a coach, his responsibility to guard his gamers, and the thrill that lies forward throughout the 2022 season with out veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger below heart.
That final level led to one among his higher Tomlinisms in current reminiscence, evaluating the Steelers’ commonplace to a well-liked meals chain merchandise.
Reading that, many are most likely considering “What in the world?” I get that, however explaining it additional, it ought to make extra sense.
Mike Tomlin opens up on The Pivot…and the dialog is unprecedented!
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Really, it was so good from Tomlin.
Ahead of the 2022 season, Tomlin is aiming to uphold the Steelers’ commonplace even in a 12 months crammed with change, aiming to be the tried and true type that’s the No. 1 Big Mac on the McDonald’s meals menu anyplace on this planet.
“First of all, I’m looking forward to the anxiety associated with that uncertainty. With having to stand and deliver,” Tomlin mentioned to Crowder, Clark and Taylor, according to video via The Pivot Podcast’s official YouTube page. “To dwell out what we imagine in, The Standard is the Standard. And so, yeah, it’s like McDonald’s, proper? You know the place the primary is, proper? It don’t matter the place you go, what nook of the globe, a primary is a primary and that’s what I would like Pittsburgh Steeler soccer to be.
“And so it doesn’t matter who putting their hands underneath the center, as far as I’m concerned. But… all that cool stuff being said, you know, scary, but exciting.”
How about that? Steelers soccer being as constant because the No. 1 meal at McDonald’s. What a world.
In all seriousness, there’s an actual level there from Tomlin. When ordering a No. 1, which occurs to be a Big Mac at McDonald’s, you recognize what you’re getting, just because it’s been examined over and time and again, and delivered on that promise time and time once more.
Ironically, that Big Mac was launched within the Greater Pittsburgh space in 1967 by McDonald’s earlier than going nationwide in 1968. Now, it’s international. That certain sounds so much just like the Steelers’ model, no?
That’s what Tomlin is aiming for 12 months after 12 months with the Steelers — that being a gentle, constantly aggressive franchise with championship aspirations no matter who’s or isn’t on the roster.
Having a coach with that sort of outlook on the prime of the roster will solely trigger a trickle-down have an effect on beneath him. No matter who’s or isn’t there, the usual definitely is the usual in Pittsburgh. Hopefully it’s nearly as good because the Big Mac has all the time been.