Mike Tomlin Agrees toThree-Year Contract Extension with Pittsburgh Steelers

Imtiaz FerdousCorrespondent IIJuly 13, 2010

DENVER - NOVEMBER 09: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on against the Denver Broncos at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 09, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers fans have have faced several burning questions over the last few months.

When is Roethlisberger coming back? How do we replace Santonio Holmes? How do we fix the offensive line? The key question through all of this, however, was whether Mike Tomlin, the brilliant head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, would sign an extension or be let go by the Steelers.

That question was answered as the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that Mike Tomlin had signed a three year extension with the Steelers to stay on as head coach. He has a regular season record of 31-17 and a postseason record of 3-1 with one Super Bowl. 

Lots of people had assumed for some unknown reason that the Steelers would let him go, but this puts all those rumors to bed. After all, Tomlin was one of the main reasons the Steelers have been competitive even with a terrible offensive line for the last three years (last year was close, and if they got into the playoffs they could have made a run). 

I love this signing, and, in fact, I  think this signing is the most important move the Steelers have made all season.

Hopefully Tomlin can continue his winning ways. After all, without him, how good would the Steelers really be? This is an ideal signing by Dan Rooney and I think he truly is the best owner in the NFL.

Now Tomlin can focus on "winning a bunch more championships."