CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin unveiled his rankings of all 32 NFL head coaches entering the 2021 season, and has the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin as the 10th-best in the league.
“Fourteen years and not a single losing season means Tomlin is an absolute master at keeping his players invested,” Benjamin wrote. “His teams simply do not bottom out. His defensive touch and locker-room chemistry remain evident.”
Still, Tomlin’s track record has its warts, including the team’s lack of playoff success since winning Super Bowl XLIII.
“But he’s not exactly thrived with in-game decisions, and Pittsburgh has tended to fizzle out down the stretch, going 3-6 in the playoffs since losing the Super Bowl in 2010,” Benjamin adds.
Tomlin is entering his 15th season with Pittsburgh, holding a 145-78-1 record.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid took the top spot in the rankings, while New England’s Bill Belichick and Baltimore’s John Harbaugh clocked in second and third, respectively.