Goodell adds Tomlin to competition committee

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From his earliest days as Steelers coach, Mike Tomlin wanted a seat on the powerful NFL competition committee, a group of coaches and administrators who recommend playing rules and policy changes to the NFL owners for a vote.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell named Tomlin to the committee Tuesday. Tomlin will replace former Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. Tomlin had worked on the coaches subcommittee of the Competition Committee since 2009.

"Coach Tomlin will bring additional strength to the committee from the coaching perspective," Goodell said.

"Mike has strong, perceptive views about the game and is effective in expressing them. We look forward to his contributions to the committee's ongoing mission to improve the game."

Tomlin says he is "excited" about the appointment and is looking forward to contributing.


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