Twitter Overreaction Time: These Steelers Fans Want To Fire Mike Tomlin

Steelers fans want Mike Tomlin firedGood news, Ravens fans. Week one sucked for the entire AFC North. Even though the Ravens got embarrassed on national television on Thursday night, they’re still tied for first place in the division.

Woohoo! Break out the champagne.

Meanwhile, in the Steel City, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened their season with a 16-9 loss to the lowly Tennessee Titans. If you thought the overreaction was bad in Baltimore after watching the Ravens get pounded in Denver — well, you were wrong.

It wasn’t nearly this bad:


The intention of this post wasn’t to single out Steelers fans per se, it was more intended to show just how quickly a group of people can overreact to one bad game. Clearly they didn’t watch Olbermann on Friday.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

33 Comments

  1. nick

    September 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Tomlin is fine, Haley is the problem. Its 3rd and 13 (Haley Says) uhhh.. hmm…Well Ben I think we should throw to the flat, Ya that will work…. (Ben Says) Wow the guy really wants to throw to the flat every play… no wonder we cant move the chains…. And guess what it never works! Its not going to work ever! Go away Haley aka Shrek…..dumb Oger.

  2. Stabby Ferns

    September 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Zach,
    People will more than likely be calling for Phillip Rivers to be “fired” after tonight’s Bolts game. Overreacting is a part of sports. Great post.

  3. Barry B

    September 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    This coach has got to be the worst coach in the nfl

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:10 am

      you base that off what 2 games. god youre an idiot…

  4. Barry B

    September 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Hell hire Hines Ward as Head coach he has more knowledge and a heck of lot more heart we have nobody in the org. with pride anymore

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:09 am

      yeah because hines ward knows more about coaching then tomlin when ward hasn’t coached a day in his life and the only pos he had was wr. moron…

  5. Barry B

    September 10, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Tomlin wants to be everyones friend he probably he know knothing about football , let Dick finish the season and hire Cowher back and you will see Steeler nation Back

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:07 am

      youre retarded tomlin was a defensive coach for the 2002 champion bucs yes he sure knows nothing about football. you being a steeler fans gives the steelers a bad name. go be a raiders fan you would fit right in there.

  6. Barry B

    September 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    This team has no direction bring Bill back before he destroys the greatest sports team in america

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:05 am

      yeah and you were prob one of those ones that were screaming to get cowher fired from 98 to 2000 when he had those 3 bad seasons. some of you steeler fans are hypocrites.

  7. Barry B

    September 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    We are going to be the Pittsburgh Buccaneers soon if Tomlin , Haley has anything to do with it Art Rooney Sr is turning over in his grave right now

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:03 am

      yes because art rooney sr didn’t have 40 years of bad seasons with the steelers until he started winning in the 70′s. if anyone would have a lot of patients as an owner it would be rooney so you don’t have any idea what you are talking about.

  8. MGW

    September 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Last I checked, Tomlinson didn’t play offensive line, right? Maybe the GM needs to be scrutinized.

  9. erik

    September 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Long time steeler fan that thinks Tomlin and Haley are great coaches. We are young on the O line, but we have incredible talent that will evolve and get past the growing pains. We have a QB that loves throwing interceptions on first down with the deep ball and it is on Big Ben to stop pouting and concede to Todd Haley’s philosophy. Ben has the freedom to check in and out of running plays and has a tendency to pull a Farve and make the wrong pre-snap decision. Yet, no one is here arguing Ben is terrible because obviously he makes more plays than mistakes. Steelers are just fine, we have not had a high draft pick in over a decade and we run such a unique scheme not all players fit, so we have to draft players and teach them

  10. Barry B

    September 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Haley has a ego problem ,Tomlin was just lucky to have Bill Cowher leftovers such as Ben , Hines, and Lebeau to keep the winning going on for the past five years but its slowly going to shit, Ive been a fan since the Bradshaw days an if things don’t change its might go to far Pittsburgh has not been a team that rebuilds it has down years but its been a long time since ive seen them this bad

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:01 am

      so then does that make cowher lucky to have noll’s left overs when many players that took the steelers to 2 out of 3 afc championships and one superbowl in 96 were from noll’s team during that time.

  11. Barry B

    September 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Also Pouncey is soft as a babys ass

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:21 am

      his own player stepped on his acl lets see how well you will do if a 280 plus linemen stepped on your acl. idiot…

  12. rick

    September 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I won’t be happy unless Tomlin , and Colbert are both fired. It is not over just one loss , it is years of terrible drafts,and allowing the team to constantly lose the few talented players they do draft. There is NO bigger obligation to a coach then protecting your franchise QB, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that. Both Tomlin and Colbert have refused to do this over many years, scrubs, rejects,and bums that is what Ben has to deal with . I don’t care where they drafted them , no matter how you polish a turd it is still a turd. I doubt you will find many Steelers fans who disagree that a healthy upright Roethlisberger = wins.

    • SteelCity1981

      September 17, 2013 at 12:14 am

      health rosthlisburger the same qb that holds onto the ball longer then any qb in the league and you are blaming this on tomlin? you are seriously ignorant. big ben gets sacked more then any other qb in the league because of how long he olds ontop the ball, it wouldn’t matter what offense you put him in in the league he would get sacked a lot. that’s how he plays and unless you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years then you should know this..

  13. Joe

    September 13, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Pathetic ,Haley and Tomlin football skills at coaching on a scale of 1 to 10 are a -1!

    It is down right “mean” for Steeler Management to embarrasse the loyal Steeler Nation!
    Don’t be surprised if they only win 3 games this year!

    • SteelCity1981

      September 16, 2013 at 11:58 pm

      yeah bet you weren’t saying that when tomlin took the steelers to two superbowls.

  14. Joe

    September 14, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Erik

    Bull Crap.!!!!

  15. SteelCity1981

    September 16, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    funny how some steeler fans want to bring back cowher yet in the from 98-2000 many of those same steelers fans were screaming to fire cowher too when he had those few bad seasons. Haley is the issue not so much Tomlin haley isn’t fitting well in Pittsburgh the steelers would be smart to release him if the steelers keep losing like this and go out and get a solid offensive coach that can get the steelers back on track with a run first pass second offense like they had in successful years past.

  16. Mon

    September 17, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Tomlin is Barry Switzer without the college resume. He went to those Super Bowl’s with Cowher’s leftovers. He can’t draft, he holds no one accountable. He was voted the most liked coach for a reason, he wants to be his player’s friends not their coach. Anytime someone makes a bonhead play they get a pat on the head instead of getting reamed. Anything goes in Tomlin’s Country Club, I hope they go 0-16 so they have no choice but to fire this donkey.

  17. derek

    September 17, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Fire Mike Tomlin. First Tennessee and now Cinci?!?!

  18. Barry B

    September 17, 2013 at 11:19 am

    steelcity1981 we r going to be the raiders if this keeps up Tomlin is a fair coordinator but is the worst head coach in the NFL your the idiot u act like u want to make love to the guy your probably not a steelers fan anyway

  19. Barry B

    September 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Thank god we got Bill Cowher when we did because it would not be Sixburgh Chuck Noll is still the greatest but if Cowher would have stayed we would have seven maybe eight Tomlin needs to go Rooney Sr would not approve of this shit

  20. Barry B

    September 17, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Also Big Ben is the most underated QB of all time , steelcity1981 probably thinks Vick is the greatest QB of alltime dumbass, There will never be another Big Ben out there he a once in a lifetime Steelers fans are lucky we still have him he will probably leave next then we r really screwed Bring Bill Back or Let Lebeau take fire tomlin

  21. Barry B

    September 17, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Tomlin does not give a shit l

  22. Barry B

    September 17, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I would not let Tomlin coach a pop warner team

  23. william

    September 18, 2013 at 12:49 am

    i do not have a problem with tomlin, because he has actually brought in some good talent. Granted, they need to develop, but he is all about preserving the steelers legacy.. he drafted jarvis jones and le’eveon bell as well as shamarko thomas to bring back the physical play the steelers have been known for. And mark my words when i say they will! my problem is with todd haley, he throws a screen every drive, and often times two or three times in a row, resulting is huge hits behind the line on our most important players ( sanders, brown, etc.) Haley and Ben just are not on the same page and you can tell the receivers arent on the same page as haley either. He was a loser in Kansas City, and he is going to be a loser in pittsburgh too.

  24. william

    September 18, 2013 at 12:50 am

    i do not have a problem with tomlin, because he has actually brought in some good talent. Granted, they need to develop, but he is all about preserving the steelers legacy.. he drafted jarvis jones and le’eveon bell as well as shamarko thomas to bring back the physical play the steelers have been known for. And mark my words when i say they will! my problem is with todd haley, he throws a screen every drive, and often times two or three times in a row, resulting is huge hits behind the line on our most important players ( sanders, brown, etc.) Haley and Ben just are not on the same page and you can tell the receivers arent on the same page as haley either. He was a loser in Kansas City, and he is going to be a loser in pittsburgh too.