The hits just keep coming for the Pittsburgh Steelers right now.
Due to his inability to comprehend where he was on the field during a kickoff return by Jacoby Jones, Pittsburgh’s head coach Mike Tomlin is reportedly facing a stiff fine for his dancing on the sidelines according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.
How stiff is the fine reportedly going to be?
Well, the fine is apparently in the neighborhood of six-figures according to Schefter’s source who is familiar with the situation. While a suspension of Tomlin is not believed to be handed down by the league, the fine itself does not surprise me at all when I think of the name “Sal Alosi.”
Back in 2010, the league fined the New York Jets’ special teams coach $100,000 for tripping a Miami Dolphins player who was running along the sidelines during a game. Tomlin’s idiotic act on Thursday night was in the same vein as Alosi’s, so a fine of six-figures is more than fair for what he tried to do to Jones.
I personally hope that the league hands down a large fine to Tomlin. Moreover, a suspension of Tomlin would have been fine with me as well. His attempt to cheat Jones out of an even longer kickoff return or a potential back-breaking touchdown was nothing short of pathetic, and it perfectly illustrated the type of “dumpster fire” that the 2013 Steelers indeed are.
Zero leadership, zero discipline, and zero accountability seem to be the norm in Pittsburgh, and I for one hope that the team’s brass realize this before the franchise sinks further into mediocrity.
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