June 10, 2024   3 MIN READ

Tomlin’s Time

Steelers Extend Mike Tomlin; Old Eagles Flash in the Pan Resurfaces; Bears Bring Back NFL's Oldest TE

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to continue their winning ways with the longest active tenured head coach in the NFL.

Mike Tomlin and the team have reportedly agreed to a three-year extension, per NFL Network.

Mike Tomlin

GETTY IMAGES: Pittsburgh Steelers and HC Mike Tomlin agree to a three-year extension.

Fresh off their third playoff berth in four years, the Steelers have yet to have a losing record in all 17 seasons of the Tomlin era, going .500 or better each year with a Super Bowl victory in 2009 and another appearance in 2011.

Regular season wins have continued for Pittsburgh despite shaky quarterback play since the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger following the 2021 season. The Steelers have yet to get past the first round of the playoffs, however, since the ‘17 season.

But as one of the most successful franchises in NFL history dating back to the 70’s, Pittsburgh has been a complete outlier from the rest of the league changing the man at the helm of the franchise. 

Only three men have held the title of Steelers head coach over the span of 55 years: Chuck Noll (1969-1991), Bill Cowher (1992-06) and Tomlin (2007-present). 

Fulgham Strikes Again

Everyone remember Travis Fulgham?

The former Eagles wideout, whose torrid four-game stretch in 2020, was the NFL’s version of “Linsanity”, resurfaced over the weekend in the Canadian Football League, when he caught a 50-yard touchdown pass for the BC Lions.

Here’s the play:

Fulgham caught two passes for 54 yards in total for the Lions, who dropped a 35-27 loss in their season opener to the Toronto Argonauts.

The touchdown was the first of his CFL career, which began this season when he signed with the Lions in January as a free agent.

Fulgham is best known for his 42-yard, fourth-quarter, over-shoulder touchdown catch down the sideline from Carson Wentz in an Eagles 25-20 win over the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Week 4 of the 2020 season, starting one of the most prolific – and ephemeral – hot streaks in league history.

Over the next four weeks, Fulgham led the NFL in receptions and receiving yards, totaling 27 receptions for 378 yards while also catching three touchdown passes.

The Eagles won games against the Cowboys and Giants in that four-game stretch while going 2-2 behind their overnight sensation.

But they lost seven of their last eight games and Fulgham never had more than two receptions or 30 yards in any of those games.

Bears Re-Sign Lewis  

Marcedes Lewis’ NFL career will continue for a remarkable 19th season. 

At the age of 40, Lewis would be the second oldest player in the league under contract, trailing only Aaron Rodgers. 

Lewis was a member of the 2006 draft class and has remained in the NFL each season, a timespan in which fellow draft class member Devin Hester had an entire Hall of Fame career and enough time out to receive eligibility. 

Some of those from the said ‘06 draft are now seasoned NFL coaches.  

 

– Geoff Mosher and Benjamin Paul contributed to this story.

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