May 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin oversees drills during Steelers rookie mincamp and orientation at the UPMC Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Mike Tomlin: ‘Scalded’ Steelers Have It All To Prove In 2024

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin says Pittsburgh has a chip on its shoulder entering the new season.

Specifically new OC Arthur Smith and QBs Russell wilson and Justin Fields, who’ve all had a rough time lately.

Arthur Smith did not succeed as a head coach, producing a 21 – 30 record in three years with the Falcons. However, he helped the Titans to two top-ten finishes as a coordinator.


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Russell Wilson joined the Denver Broncos from the Seattle Seahawks to much fanfare. However, after two down seasons, the team let him go.

Similarly, Justin Fields was deemed surplus to requirement by rhe Bears, who just drafted Caleb Williams.

Mike Tomlin is excited by the idea of having a team full of people hungry to prove themselves.

“It’s going really well,” said Mike Tomlin.

“All three guys, to be really transparent, are somewhat scalded. They got something to prove professionally. But we as a collective feel the same way. We have something to prove, and I just think that is a good frame of mind to be in as individuals and as a collective as we prepare ourselves for the 2024 season.”


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“It’s not fun to relocate or get fired or things of that nature. But as competitors, it always motivates us in the right way, and I’m excited about working with the men that you mentioned. And we as a collective have got some questions to answer, so I’m excited about that, as well.”

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