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The Steelers signed coach Mike Tomlin to a two-year contract extension through the 2012 season, with an option year in 2013. The extension was expected because the Steelers' policy has been to sign a coach before he begins the final season of a contract. Tomlin is only the Steelers' third coach since 1969, after Chuck Noll (1969-91) and Bill Cowher (1992-2006). Tomlin is 31-17 in three seasons, with two division titles, an AFC championship and a Super Bowl victory.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin displayed his sense of humor Tuesday when asked if Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones needs to watch out for him on the kickoff team Thursday night. "No, I won't be," Tomlin said with a laugh during a conference call with Baltimore reporters. "Tell Jacoby he's safe. " Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the NFL last season for sideline interference when he nearly collided with Jones, jumping out of the way at the last moment to avoid colliding with the Pro Bowl return specialist.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
On Jacoby Jones' 73-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was seen standing close to the field of play on the sideline. As seen in SBNation's GIF below, Tomlin appeared to make Jones change direction on the play shortly before he was tackled by the Steelers' Cortez Allen. The Ravens' Justin Tucker converted a 38-yard field goal on the ensuing drive to give the Ravens a 16-7 lead. Did Tomlin help Allen make the tackle? You be the judge.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
An ESPN poll of NFL front office personnel and coordinators had good things to say about Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who checks in among the top quarter of NFL head coaches. Harbaugh came in ninth in the poll conducted by ESPN's Mike Sando , which asked 30 NFL industry sources to rate the coaches on a 1-5 scale, with one being best and five being the worst. The scores were then averaged, with the lowest average number being the best. Harbaugh's score placed him firmly in the second-tier of NFL coaches and one spot behind his brother, Jim, who coaches the San Francisco 49ers.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin drifted onto the field with his back turned to the play in the third quarter Thursday night, narrowly avoiding a collision with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a long kickoff return. The bizarre sequence during the 73-yard return sparked a controversy and angered the fans at M&T Bank Stadium as the Ravens wound up settling for a field goal during the 22-20 victory. Although Tomlin wasn't penalized for sideline interference as he jumped out of the way at the last second to avoid blocking Jones' path, Jones did appear to have to adjust to his direction.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin displayed his sense of humor Tuesday when asked if Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones needs to watch out for him on the kickoff team Thursday night. "No, I won't be," Tomlin said with a laugh during a conference call with Baltimore reporters. "Tell Jacoby he's safe. " Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the NFL last season for sideline interference when he nearly collided with Jones, jumping out of the way at the last moment to avoid colliding with the Pro Bowl return specialist.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | November 14, 2012
As the Ravens prepare for Sunday's AFC North showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, they don't know if they'll face one of their biggest tormentors or a well-traveled veteran who hasn't started a game since 2009. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, suffered a Sternoclavicular sprain of his right shoulder in Monday night's 16-13 overtime victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, and his status is “questionable” for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
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By Edward Lee | November 28, 2012
The Ravens have not budged from their contention that no matter which Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback lines up under center Sunday, they are preparing to defend the offense, not the quarterback. The identity of that quarterback is still unknown, but Ben Roethlisberger is scheduled to increase his workload at Wednesday's practice. That doesn't mean that Roethlisberger has been cleared to play after suffering dislocated ribs and a sprained right throwing shoulder in the Steelers' 16-13 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 12. In fact, coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Charlie Batch is still the starter.
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By Ed Bouchette | November 2, 2011
No LaMarr Woodley. No James Farrior. No James Harrison. Problem. Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, whose bag is full of tricks and treats, may have to pull many of them out this week. The meeting room for Steelers linebackers could move to a Red Cross tent. Such is the state of their injuries that coach Mike Tomlin talked Tuesday about the possibility of playing all kinds of different defenses Sunday to compensate. It's not a good time to be losing your best linebackers when the Baltimore Ravens come to Heinz Field for a rematch and perhaps the showdown that ultimately will determine the AFC North Division champion.
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By Gene Collier and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | September 12, 2011
On a positive note, the fellas on the Steelers kickoff receiving team already have qualified for their 2011 varsity letters. But even that came with a stinging slap of reality: When the opposition kicks off seven times, as the old NFL adage goes, you stink. Momma said there'd be days like this, days when your offense has more turnovers than the neighborhood bakery, but if you're looking this morning for something to be really unsettled about regarding Mike Tomlin's team -- and admit it, you always are -- it's that the Steelers iconic run defense has apparently installed an E-ZPass lane.
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The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
A roundup of NFL experts' picks for Sunday's game between the Ravens and Minnesota Vikings . * ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio and Michael David Smith are both picking the Ravens to win by more than a touchdown. Don't look now, but after playing lousy football for most of the year, the defending Super Bowl champs are very much alive in the AFC playoff race. Baltimore should take it to Minnesota and improve to 7-6. * CBSSports' Pete Prisco says it won't even be that close -- Ravens 27, Vikings 13 The Ravens will be rested after playing on Thanksgiving.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
I thought Ravens coach John Harbaugh had a strong week, not as far as Xs and Os, but the way he has handled himself. He was classy in the way he handled his pouting quarterback when Joe Flacco criticized the team for running the wildcat offense. Harbaugh handled the matter with Flacco in-house and surely reminded him that despite the many, many, many, many poor games the quarterback has played with the Ravens, Harbaugh never criticized him publicly. Neither did former offensive coordinator Cam Cameron nor current coordinator Jim Caldwell.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2013
What is your take on Mike Tomlin's sideline tango with Jacoby Jones? Do you think it was intentional? If you were the NFL commissioner, what punishment would you give Tomlin? -- Jake, Owings Mills Mike Preston: Tomlin knew exactly what he was doing. A New York Jets strength coach did a very similar move a couple of seasons ago and was suspended for the rest of the season and later fired. The NFL won't do that with Tomlin, but it should give him a severe punishment. The move was classless, stupid, and could have gotten Tomlin and/or Ravens return specialist Jacoby Jones hurt.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2013
The NFL is expected to hand down hefty punishment to coach Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise for his unflagged sideline interference of Ravens kick returner Jacoby Jones on Thanksgiving, according to multiple reports. Among the sanctions being contemplated as league officials review the incident : a six-figure fine for Tomlin, who stepped out of the way of Jones at the last possible moment to avoid a collision during the Ravens' 22-20 win at M&T Bank Stadium, a similar fine for the Steelers, and even the potential subtraction of a draft pick.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2013
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin drifted onto the field with his back turned to the play in the third quarter Thursday night, narrowly avoiding a collision with Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a long kickoff return. The bizarre sequence during the 73-yard return sparked a controversy and angered the fans at M&T Bank Stadium as the Ravens wound up settling for a field goal during the 22-20 victory. Although Tomlin wasn't penalized for sideline interference as he jumped out of the way at the last second to avoid blocking Jones' path, Jones did appear to have to adjust to his direction.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 28, 2013
On Jacoby Jones' 73-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was seen standing close to the field of play on the sideline. As seen in SBNation's GIF below, Tomlin appeared to make Jones change direction on the play shortly before he was tackled by the Steelers' Cortez Allen. The Ravens' Justin Tucker converted a 38-yard field goal on the ensuing drive to give the Ravens a 16-7 lead. Did Tomlin help Allen make the tackle? You be the judge.
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By Ron Cook and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | September 12, 2011
The 46 Steelers who dressed for the game here Sunday afternoon should be listed on the injury report that coach Mike Tomlin puts out Tuesday. All suffered battered pride in the 35-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Take linebacker James Harrison. He felt old pain in his back from two surgeries in the offseason and new pain in his right knee from what appeared to be a relatively minor injury late in the game. But it was nothing compared with the pain he felt during the long walk out of M&T Bank Stadium to the team bus and on the ride to the airport through jeering Ravens fans who had waited a long time for their team to put such a butt-kicking on the hated Steelers.
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By Mike Preston | November 30, 2012
I don't see how the Pittsburgh Steelers can beat the Ravens without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In fact, I think one of head coach Mike Tomlin's biggest mistakes in the last couple of seasons has been holding on to Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich as backup quarterbacks. Basically, because of his style of play, you can assume Roethlisberger will miss a couple of games every season because of injuries. So, instead of having two ancient statues as backups, why not have a more mobile quarterback?
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By Jeff Zrebiec | December 2, 2012
Ravens coach John Harbaugh and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin had a terse exchange following the Steelers 23-20 victory at M&T Bank Stadium Stadium. Meeting near midfield after  Shaun Shisham's 42-yard field goal as time expired gave the Steelers the victory, Harbaugh extended his hand and said "Congratulations" to Tomlin. The Steelers coach shook it quickly without saying anything. Harbaugh then said said, "Hey, Hey, Hey! ... . " Tomlin looked at Harbaugh and said, "Thank you, good job" before the two headed in separate directions.
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By Mike Preston | November 30, 2012
I don't see how the Pittsburgh Steelers can beat the Ravens without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. In fact, I think one of head coach Mike Tomlin's biggest mistakes in the last couple of seasons has been holding on to Charlie Batch and Byron Leftwich as backup quarterbacks. Basically, because of his style of play, you can assume Roethlisberger will miss a couple of games every season because of injuries. So, instead of having two ancient statues as backups, why not have a more mobile quarterback?
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