Steelers’ Mike Tomlin Reveals His Challenge to This Year’s Rookies

This past Saturday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin participated in an online roundtable talk with Carl Francis and Vernon Lee, co-founders of the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation, which supports programs that aim to improve the lives of youth in the part of Virginia where Tomlin grew up. It’s sometimes referred to as ‘the 757,’ a reference to the region’s area code.

Tomlin addressed a wide range of topics during the roundtable, including how his ‘miserable failure’ of a playing career served as a catalyst to coaching success.

He also revealed how one of his high-school teachers had a life-changing impact, and how the memory of the challenge she issued has influenced his own motivational messaging.