Mike Tomlin's Biggest Mistakes of 2012

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Mike Tomlin's Biggest Mistakes of 2012
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Mike Tomlin was part of the problem in 2012.

It was a season that began with so much promise for Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers. But that all faded down the stretch as the Steelers missed the playoffs for only the second time under Tomlin.

The 8-8 finish was also the worst of Tomlin’s career and there is plenty of blame to go around.

A number of injuries a key positions was too much for the Steelers to overcome, as well as some underachieving veterans. However, it wasn’t just the players that failed to come through in 2012.

Not only was 2012 Tomlin’s worst record, but it brought about some of the worst coaching decisions that he made in his career. These decisions cost the team wins in individual games and even over the entire season.

When analyzing Tomlin’s biggest mistakes of 2012, it has to be considered that decisions that plagued the team over the entire season and those that cost the Steelers potential wins were worse than those that may have just been a bad call on his part.

Here are Tomlin’s biggest mistakes of 2012.

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