Art Rooney sends a distinct message to the Steelers.”

“We’ve reached a tipping point. It’s imperative to secure victories and advance to the next level.

Throughout NFL history, the Pittsburgh Steelers have enjoyed numerous successes, boasting the most Super Bowl victories in NFL history with six and participating in a record-setting sixteen conference championships.

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However, recent times have seen the Steelers fall below their accustomed standards. The team’s last appearance in the AFC Championship was in 2016, resulting in a 36-17 loss to the New England Patriots. Since then, despite making it to the playoffs four times, Pittsburgh has exited either in the wild card or divisional round on each occasion.

Traditionally, the Steelers have adhered to a hands-off approach, allowing the head coach to lead as long as results are delivered. Since the 1969 season, the team has only had three coaches: Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher, and Mike Tomlin. Each of them secured at least one Super Bowl victory and accumulated over 100 career wins.

Speaking on Monday via ESPN, Steelers owner and team president Art Rooney II addressed the team’s current state, emphasizing the need for postseason success. Despite the recent struggles, Rooney expressed unwavering support for Tomlin, citing the coach’s ability to connect with and motivate the players. Rooney stated, “We’ve had enough of this. It’s time to get some wins; it’s time to take these next steps.” He underscored Tomlin’s enduring qualities that justified his hiring and affirmed that if they didn’t believe in Tomlin’s ability to lead the team to a championship, he wouldn’t be in his current position.

Tomlin, who inked a three-year extension before the 2021 season, is approaching the final year of his contract. While an extension is anticipated, Rooney’s comments are likely to linger throughout the season, adding an extra layer of scrutiny to the team’s performance.”

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