Tomlin on Top Among N.F.L.’s New Wave of Coaches

Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers are going to the Super Bowl.

In just his second year as the Steelers’ boss — and his first time as a head coach — Tomlin has taken a group of veterans, won them over and put his stamp on this team. He has made it all Pittsburgh but distinctly Tomlin.
Tomlin’s first Super Bowl trip was guaranteed with four and a half minutes left in the game, when safety Troy Polamalu — one of those Steelers’ core veterans — intercepted a pass from the Ravens’ young Joe Flacco and ran 40 yards for a touchdown.

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1/18/09