He may not be firing Bruce Arians, who was the subject of a defensive Bob Smizik column that I don't even want to get into, but it seems as though Mike Tomlin has at least been a little more visibly emotive this season.
Perhaps it's the confidence that comes with having his first season as head coach under his belt, but his gameday persona has been a lot more excitable than the mostly sedate be-sunglassed guy who patrolled the sidelines last year. Whether that translates into better play from the Steelers seems to be pretty negligible, but at least it provides the viewers at home some pretty good reaction shots.
While the Jets snagged Ty Law, the Steelers brought on Fernando Bryant to shore up their increasingly depleted secondary, so hopefully William Gay won't be called upon to cover anyone's no. 2 receiver man-to-man again anytime soon. Meanwhile, FWP's staus seems to be improving slightly, as does LaMarr Woodley's (thank God), while Big Ben is actually being required to practice. Funny how quarterback's have trouble doing the Plaxico practice-once-all-week-and-play Sunday routine.