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Roddy White Has Crazy Idea for Who Should Be the Falcons Next Head Coach

Jason Schandl
Atlanta Falcons great Roddy White has a crazy idea for who should be the Falcons' next head coach.
Atlanta Falcons great Roddy White has a crazy idea for who should be the Falcons' next head coach. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White made headlines on Tuesday when he said Trevor Lawrence should return to Clemson if the New York Jets get the No. 1 overall pick. That wasn't the only big idea he had, though.

In discussing how the struggling Falcons could turn things around moving forward, he revealed that he thinks the Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin would be the best head coach for the Falcons moving forward.

The Falcons just fired head coach Dan Quinn after opening the season with an 0-5 record. They are now being led by interim head coach Raheem Morris. Morris is their fifth head coach since Tomlin took over for Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh.

Of course, there probably aren't many teams Mike Tomlin wouldn't be a good fit for, and there's a reason that Tomlin's entire 14-year head coaching career has been spent with one team.

The Steelers have never had a losing season under Tomlin, even in 2019 when they spent most of the year playing without franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger. Overall the Steelers have a 213-138 regular-season record under Tomlin, winning a Super Bowl in the process.

Tomlin's most recent contract extension with the Steelers was only for one year, keeping him in Pittsburgh through the 2021 season. Tomlin may not be in Pittsburgh forever, but the timing of Atlanta being in the market for a new head coach now means White's idea is probably just wishful thinking.

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