The Pittsburgh Steelers will get to the Super Bowl in 2017, and they’re getting ready to take on the Los Angeles Rams, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.
“I think it’s a lot to be excited about,” Tomlin said Thursday.
“It’s just a great feeling to be able to win a Super Bowl.
The people who are here, and you have a lot of great players and coaches, that’s a big deal.
“When you go to the game and have a good effort, you’re going to win.” “
The Steelers, who went 3-1 last season, have played a key role in Tomlin’s rise to prominence, winning the NFC North with the second-best record in the league in 2017. “
When you go to the game and have a good effort, you’re going to win.”
The Steelers, who went 3-1 last season, have played a key role in Tomlin’s rise to prominence, winning the NFC North with the second-best record in the league in 2017.
The Steelers were the AFC North favorites heading into the season and were coming off a 4-1 finish in which they went 12-0 and knocked off the Colts in the wild-card round.
Tomlin was in his second season as head coach, but he took over a team that finished 4-12 last year.
He also was tasked with a team in desperate need of a turnaround after winning just two of their first 13 games and finishing with the worst record in football.
“We just came out of the bye week, had a lot more energy, and then we came out and did some things,” Tomlins second season with the Steelers.
“Obviously, we came into the week feeling a little bit tired, a little fatigued, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to be a little more aggressive.”
Tomlin has built the Steelers into one of the league’s most formidable defenses, and his players believe he’ll continue to be successful in his new role.
“This team is not a one-stop shop,” linebacker James Harrison said.
“They have so much depth and they’ve got so much talent.
We’re excited to go and be a part of it.”
The Pittsburgh offense is coming off the best season of Harrison’s career, throwing for 3,846 yards and scoring 24 touchdowns.
The team also has a top-ranked defense, allowing just 14.5 points per game and averaging 29.8 points per contest.
“The first time I walked in the locker room [Tuesday], I knew it was going to be an opportunity,” Harrison said of his new contract.
“To see how much we’re going in the right direction, I’m excited about it.”