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Some Steelers fans want Pittsburgher Mike McCarthy hired, Mike Tomlin fired

| Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the second quarter Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Heinz Field.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the second quarter Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Heinz Field.

You knew this was coming.

On the heels of the Steelers' loss to 3-10 Oakland, the team's third straight defeat, the fan base is calling for Mike Tomlin to be fired and former Packers coach Mike McCarthy to be hired as the new head coach.

Here's a smattering of what a quick Twitter search of "Steelers, Mike McCarthy" cropped up.

Let's face it, this is nothing but good ol' fashioned Western Pennsylvania provincialism. Every argument made against Tomlin can be used against McCarthy.

• Just one Super Bowl win with a Hall of Fame quarterback

• His postseason record since 2015 is pretty much identical to Tomlin's

• His team's 2018 club was worse than the Steelers

But sure, get the Greenfield guy in here. That'll change everything. At this point, I'd say it's easier to make a case against Tomlin than it is to make a case for McCarthy.

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