The Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers have achieved good results, achieved dramatic results, and have now become a long-standing head coach duel.
According to a report by Elias Sports, in Sunday’s battle for the AFC North Championship, the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin and the Ravens’ John Harbaugh will be the first in the Super Bowl era to encounter in the regular season. Head coach innings of 25 confrontations.
Not long ago, before the Ravens-Steelers game, Tomlin (Tomlin) and Harbaugh (Harbaugh) talked about their position in the most intense game of the NFL.
Tomlin told Harbaugh: “We will be together forever because of this.”
Tomlin and Harbaugh will face off against two other long-term coaches: Tomlin-Marvin Lewis and Sid Gillman- Hank Stram).
Since they first met in 2008, Harbaugh has led Tomlin 13-11 in the regular season. This is a controversial series, resulting in two-thirds of the games being decided by 4 points or less, including four overtime games.
“I think in moments like this or in the offseason and similar things, you might have a chance to experience it,” Tomlin said of coaching Harbaugh. “But I think he is a lot like him. At the moment, they are nameless, with gray faces on the other side, man. You are so caught up in the strategy or decision that needs to be made. When you are playing a good person, your role is crucial [well]. “
In NFL history, only two head coach duels have eclipsed Tomlin-Harbaugh. George Halas and Curly Lambeau have met 48 times, and Lambeau and Steve Owen have coached 28 times.
Tomlin was hired in 2007 and set a record of 139-74-1 (.652) in the regular season, including one Super Bowl championship and six AFC North titles. A year later, Harbaugh joined Ravens and achieved a total of 123-75 (.621) with a Super Bowl championship and four division championships.
Harbaugh said: “They are loyal to themselves, that is their whole purpose.” “So, this is the sign of the coach. Obviously Coach Tomlin is one of the best coaches, and we respect everything they do.”
Harper joked that he and Tomlin are always destined to be opposites because he was a defensive player in college, and Tomlin is a broad successor. Although they are not close friends, they admire each other and love Michigan football.
Tomlin and Harbaugh are one of four head coaches who have played for the same team for the past twelve years. Bill Berishick (Patriot) and Sean Payton (Saint) are the others.
Tomlin said: “You know what the Ravens game is about.” “They are the top organization and football team. They have all-round talent. They are familiar with us. We are familiar with them. Schematics, employees, There is continuity between core players and things. I think that we should expect this to be a physical battle, because history tells us that the way these two teams play this year also provides you with instructions.”