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Mike Tomlin Lists The Top Three Defenders He’s Ever Coached

Mike Tomlin isn’t one for big, declarative statements. He’s an in-the-moment guy, not someone who reflects heavily on past accomplishments. But pressed to name the top three defensive players he’s ever coached, Troy Polamalu easily made Tomlin’s list.

Tomlin joined Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden on their CBS Podcast All Things Covered for a great discussion about some of the best defenses – and defenders – Tomlin has ever been around. Here’s his top three.

“Troy. Brooks. And then it gets tough, man. I might have to go Warren Sapp, #99,” Tomlin said.