Mike Tomlin Sets NFL Record With 15 Straight Non-Losing Seasons
In SummarySince 1969, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had three head coaches. The Steelers hired Tomlin in 2007, who later became the youngest HC to win a Super Bowl.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Clay Claypool said “I think maybe some music would help” when the Steelers were miring through a 5-5-1 record in November.
Head coach Mike Tomlin wasn’t in a music or dancing mood, telling reporters he’ll run the practice and let Claypool play his position.
But on Sunday, Tomlin was in a different mood, celebrating his NFL record of 15 straight non-losing seasons and clinching a playoff berth thanks to the 16-13 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.
On an Instagram Live video, Tomlin, the Omar Epps look alike, showed his Juice on camera with linebacker Marcus Allen.
Tomlin, 49, finished the 2021-22 season 9-7-1.
Tomlin was hired by the Steelers in 2007 and won the Super Bowl in his second season. The achievement notched him as the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl (36).
Tomlin, who has a record of 154-85-2, has also led the Steelers to seven AFC North division titles, two AFC titles and nine playoff appearances.
He accomplished another milestone earlier in the season, becoming the 20th coach to win 150 career games. He only needed 232 games to reach the mark. This puts him as the fourth-fastest coach to reach 150 wins.
The celebration continued long after Tomlin’s two-step. The Steelers are back in the playoffs thanks to Tomlin’s leadership.
“You can’t describe it,” Tomlin said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You have to be a part of a group like that, and then you know what it is. Just know it’s special and it’s sweet. It wasn’t three out of four, we had to win three individually. That was our focus. We were living week to week, and we did what we had to do.”