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November 9, 2009
8:30, Invesco Field. TV: ESPN. Steelers by 3. The skinny: Pittsburgh (5-2) had a bye after its big win over Minnesota in Week 7. Denver (6-1) is coming off a 30-7 stomping by Baltimore. It's the first adversity Josh McDaniels has faced since the Brandon Marshall saga in the off-season. That worked out well; Marshall has had a decent season. Mike Tomlin's team has won four in a row after a two-game losing streak.
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January 11, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
New Minnesota coach Brad Childress made his first official hire yesterday, choosing Tampa Bay defensive-backs coach Mike Tomlin to be the Vikings' defensive coordinator. The 33-year-old Tomlin spent the last five years with the Buccaneers. They led the NFL this season in fewest yards allowed, the second time that happened during Tomlin's tenure. He replaces Ted Cottrell, who was fired over the weekend by Childress along with most of the remaining assistants who served under coach Mike Tice.
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May 26, 2010
IT APPEARS THAT a youth football camp in Pittsburgh has dropped Ben Roethlisberger like a pass across the middle to Ricky Watters. For who? Well, the Steelers quarterback is being replaced by his head coach, Mike Tomlin, as the headliner of the summer camp at Mars Area High School. For what? Camp officials didn't come right out and say so, but it may have something to do with Roethlisberger being accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old college student in Milledgeville, Ga., in March.
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January 22, 2007 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin accepted the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching job last night and was working out a four-year contract he hoped to complete today, people close to the search told the Associated Press. They requested anonymity because the Steelers have asked all parties involved in the search to not speak to reporters until they can make the announcement, which could come today or tomorrow. Tomlin is expected to make around $2.5 million per year, the going rate of late for first-time NFL coaching hires.
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September 18, 2008 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Straight answers, tweaked queries For a coach of a 2-0 team, Mike Tomlin sure was testy Tuesday. Angry that a TV talking head had described QB Ben Roethlisberger's sprained shoulder as separated - oh, the incompetence! - the Steelers coach went on a mini-tirade. What if, a Niffle staffer wondered, we turned Tomlin's meltdown into something like those beer commercials in which "funny" fake questions are inserted before a coach's actual answers? It might go something like this: Fake question: Coach Tomlin, did you drop this report as you walked by?
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November 23, 2011
Former coach Bill Parcells, former star players Cris Carter and Jerome Bettis and former commissioner Paul Tagliabue are among 26 modern-era semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. After starring at Ohio State, Carter was drafted in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL supplemental draft by the Eagles. He was let go due to off-field issues after the 1989 season and became a star at Minnesota. Former Chiefs guard Will Shields was the only first-year eligible player to make the list.
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May 4, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Ben Roethlisberger spent the weekend in a clinic being evaluated as part of the sanctions handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, according to a report. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cited an unidentified team source as saying the evaluation will take days rather than weeks. Goodell suspended the Steelers quarterback six games without pay last month. A Steelers spokesman said the team is prohibited by league rule from discussing Roethlisberger's treatment. The two-time Super Bowl winner was ordered to undergo a "comprehensive behavioral evaluation by professionals" after violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy.
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January 21, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday denied a report that they have settled on Minnesota Vikings assistant Mike Tomlin as the replacement for head coach Bill Cowher. Tomlin also denied the report, first posted on SI.com, Sports Illustrated's Web site, and later on ESPN.com. The Associated Press later said that not only has the job not been offered but there have been no contract negotiations. Both Steelers owner Dan Rooney and president Art Rooney III refused to comment last night.
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August 9, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was limping toward the end of practice yesterday after a teammate stepped on his left foot, but coach Mike Tomlin didn't seem worried. "I'm sure he's fine," Tomlin said. The Steelers didn't offer any more information, and they didn't appear concerned that Roethlisberger would be limited during practice today or might not play in Saturday's home exhibition game against Green Bay. Roethlisberger usually ends practice by signing autographs and chatting with fans, but he left the field immediately in a cart - apparently to have the foot checked.
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March 15, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Lindsey Vonn completed the first American sweep of the overall World Cup skiing titles in 25 years yesterday. Bode Miller did his part a day earlier by winning his second overall crown. He and Vonn are the first Americans to win the overall in the same year since Phil Mahre and Tamara McKinney in 1983. Ted Ligety added to the moment by winning the season's final giant slalom in the races in Bormio, Italy. He is the first American to capture the discipline title since Miller in 2004.
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December 4, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL is still deciding what to do about Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who appeared to impede Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones during the Ravens' 22-20 win over the Steelers on Thursday night. Tomlin said he was watching the play unfold on the Jumbotron and lost his "placement" on the field, causing Jones to veer to his right just before being tackled by Pittsburgh's Cortez Allen after a 73-yard return. But now there's some film-at-11 from Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV, released Monday, apparently showing Tomlin sidling over, taking a big step, and putting a foot on the field as Jones broke into the open, not moving until the return man is nearly on top of the coach.
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December 1, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL is reportedly looking into the actions of Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, who appeared to impede the progress of Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones during the Ravens' 22-20 win over the Steelers on Thanksgiving night. After the Steelers had scored in the third quarter to make it 13-7, Jones fielded the kickoff at his own goal-line and took off on what looked like a sure touchdown, running past every Steeler on the field. Every Steeler player , that is. Tomlin was standing on the white stripe that borders the field, facing away from the play, as Jones sped up the sideline.
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May 9, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a hiring cycle that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell called disappointing, the NFL hosted a career development symposium Tuesday at Penn's Wharton School. Eight new head coaches and seven new general managers were hired this offseason, but none of them was a minority candidate. In March, Goodell identified the symposium as way to improve the Rooney Rule, which was established in 2003 and requires a minority candidate to be interviewed in a head-coaching search. The rule was upgraded in 2007 to include searches for general managers.
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January 16, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Staff Writer
With the Eagles zooming in on a possible new head coach, a question comes to mind: Shouldn't a franchise that has never won a Super Bowl pick someone who has played some role - even as a player or an assistant coach - in capturing the Lombardi Trophy? The Eagles went two Super Bowls, and lost them both, in 1981 and 2005, the latter under current owner Jeffrey Lurie. General manager Howie Roseman's short career has also been entirely with the Eagles. The Eagles don't even have a quarterback who could be called a champion.
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December 20, 2012
For much of his hour-long visit with the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shootings, Victor Cruz talked about football, life, and young Jack, the child who idolized him. Tears were shed. Feelings were shared. Cleats and gloves worn by Cruz to honor Jack Pinto at Sunday's game against Atlanta were given to his family. The New York Giants wide receiver somberly recounted Wednesday his meeting with Pinto's parents and brother in Newtown, Conn. He struggled in his retelling only when asked about the family's decision to bury the child in the receiver's No. 80 Giants jersey.
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December 3, 2012 | Associated Press
BALTIMORE - Because there's still some life in the 37-year-old arm of Charlie Batch, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain alive in the AFC North. Batch directed a 61-yard drive in the closing minutes and Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Steelers a 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Playing without injured Ben Roethlisberger for a third straight week, the Steelers turned to Batch for the second game in a row. The 15-year veteran went 25-for-36 for 276 yards, threw a touchdown and rallied the Steelers in a must-win game against their hated division rivals.
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November 28, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE FAMILY of former NFL coach Jack Pardee says the NFL defensive great has been diagnosed with gall bladder cancer and has 6 to 9 months to live. Daughter Anne Pardee confirmed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that the cancer has spread to other organs and that her 77-year-old father plans to move to a Denver hospice. The College Football Hall of Fame inductee's wife, Phyllis, has been receiving care at the same center since having a stroke. Anne Pardee said her father was in good spirits despite the diagnosis.
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November 14, 2012
Ben Roethlisberger continues to undergo tests and evaluation on his right shoulder, after he injured it during Monday night's 16-13 win over the Chiefs. Roethlisberger took a hard hit from Kansas City's Justin Houston and Tamba Hali, then left the game with his throwing arm held limp against his body. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Roethlisberger has a sprain in his shoulder. But Tomlin could not provide any timetable for when his QB might return. "Obviously, his injury puts his participation in the questionable category," Tomlin said of Roethlisberger's status for a Week 11 game against Baltimore.
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October 8, 2012 | By Gene Collier, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
PITTSBURGH - The Eagles had just pounded out a 17-play, fourth-quarter touchdown drive that appeared to have three main features: It covered the approximate length of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It felt as though it took longer. It threw the Steelers over an embankment that was a whole lot steeper emotionally than the one-point deficit it would illuminate on the Heinz Field scoreboard. There were still 61/2 minutes to play, but that was not so much a comfort as a threat.
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October 8, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It isn't much of a rivalry on the field. The Eagles have played just one regular-season game in Pittsburgh's not-exactly-brand-new Heinz Field. The Steelers have been to the Linc just once for a game that matters. So this isn't exactly Flyers-Penguins, as intrastate feuds go. It isn't even Phillies-Pirates, at least on the field. No, this Pennsylvania grudge match is conducted on an entirely different level. Here are two deeply passionate football towns, placed like siblings on opposite sides of a seesaw.
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