There hasn’t been much news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers as it pertains to free agency, but there is some news to report surrounding the team and their head coach.
The NFL announced on Tuesday that Mike Tomlin has been named to the NFL Competition Committee by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“Coach Tomlin will bring additional strength to the committee from the coaching perspective,” Goodell said (per the Steelers website). “Mike has strong, perceptive views about the game and is effective in expressing them. We look forward to his contributions to the committee’s ongoing mission to improve the game.”
Tomlin has served on the coaches subcommittee of the competition committee since 2009, and his appointment fills the position on the committee held through the 2012 season by former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected to the competition committee by Commissioner Goodell,” Tomlin told Steelers.com. “I am excited for the opportunity to help maintain and strengthen the NFL game, and I look forward to contributing any way that I can.”
The competition committee studies all aspects of the game and recommends rules and policy changes to NFL clubs.
The following are current members:
|Rich McKay||Atlanta Falcons||Chairman|
|Jeff Fisher||St. Louis Rams|
|Stephen Jones||Dallas Cowboys|
|Marvin Lewis||Cincinnati Bengals|
|John Mara||New York Giants|
|Mark Murphy||Green Bay Packers|
|Ozzie Newsome||Baltimore Ravens|
|Rick Smith||Houston Texans|
|Mike Tomlin||Pittsburgh Steeler|