Looks like Steelers fans will have to be less angry about future rules changes–or at least pretend to be. On Tuesday, it was announced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that Mike Tomlin has been appointed to the NFL’s Competition Committee.
The committee is a nine-member panel that often alters existing rules and proposes new ones. For example, last month, the committee did away with the controversial and often hard to interpret “tuck rule,” a rule that was forever in the spotlight following the infamous finish to a divisional playoff game between the Raiders and Patriots following the 2001 season.
Said Tomlin of his appointment: “I am humbled and honored to be selected to the competition committee by Commissioner Goodell. 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 41 year old Tomlin will replace former Pittsburgh West aka Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt.