Mike Tomlin earns extra credit

No one dealt with more controversy and adversity this season than the Steelers' coach

Originally Published: January 23, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- The best head coach in the NFL? Easy. His Hoodiness -- Bill Belichick.

But after what the Pittsburgh Steelers did here Sunday night, maybe it's time to make a case for a No. 2. I pick the guy who casually strolled the Heinz Field sideline as if he were coaching a Pop Warner game, not the AFC Championship Game. I pick Mike Tomlin.

Without Tomlin, the Steelers wouldn't be going to their second Super Bowl in the past three years. They wouldn't have left New York Jets coach ...

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