The Pittsburgh Steelers were not supposed to make the playoffs last season.
However, the loss of other teams was their gain as the Steelers made one final postseason appearance during the Ben Roethlisberger era.
Now that the two-time Super Bowl champion is retired, the team somehow addressed their quarterback concern with Mitchell Trubisky.
But while they have a potential starter under center, the Steelers attended Pro Days in hopes of finding their next franchise play-caller.
Only time can tell if the Steelers made the right transactions.
Staying in the thought of time, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin is also a member of the NFL’s Competition Committee which is tasked to propose and discuss potential rule changes.
That said, the overtime rules will be at the forefront of their deliberations, especially after what transpired during the AFC Divisional Weekend showdown between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Based on that outcome, Tomlin shared his thoughts to Sports Illustrated senior NFL reporter Albert Breer.
Steelers coach/competition committee member Mike Tomlin: “I am one of the few sudden death advocates, I would imagine.” Says he thinks 60 minutes provides enough opportunity for both teams to do enough to win.
“I don’t fear sudden death.”
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 28, 2022
Breer tweeted, “Steelers coach/competition committee member Mike Tomlin: ‘I am one of the few sudden death advocates, I would imagine.’ Says he thinks 60 minutes provides enough opportunity for both teams to do enough to win. ‘I don’t fear sudden death.'”
Tomlin Has A Point
The league received two proposals to amend the current overtime rules.
The first proposal came from the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles, wherein they want both teams to possess the ball in overtime, regardless of the outcome on the first drive.
Meanwhile, the Tennessee Titans suggested that the team on defense during the first drive of overtime should take over if the other team failed to score a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
However, Tomlin is into something when he’s batting for the notion that the current overtime rules are okay.
The defense must step up if they want to get the ball back, and that’s what happened during the AFC Championship between the Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals.