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Mike Tomlin Thinks Most of Us Are Crazy

 

If anybody thinks I or anybody else would do this [step in the way of a kickoff returner on the field of play] on purpose they are crazy.

-Mike Tomlin (text message to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports)

 

Oh Mike Tomlin, you hilarious individual you.

“Crazy” is it?

We’re crazy for believing that you stepped in front of Jacoby Jones on what should have been a cake-easy kickoff return for a touchdown in the third quarter of last Thursday’s game? You know, despite the fact that film, particularly a telling angle provided by KDKA, proves that you impeded the Raven’s route to the end zone.

If you didn’t step onto the field on purpose, then how come you saw where Jones was heading on the Jumbotron and stepped enough into his path to slow him down so your coverage unit could make a play?

Don’t piss down our legs and tell us it’s raining, Mr. Tomlin. Not only do you insult our collective intelligence, you make yourself look like an fool as well by attempting to save face after you committed an “obvious” penalty.

 

Final Thoughts

I guess that the new “standard” in Pittsburgh is to lie and finger-point when one is faced with adversity or is called out for breaking an obvious rule. I can only assume that any affront, no matter how based in reality or clearly illustrated on film, to coach Tomlin can be interpreted as a “below the line” attack on him.

I for one hope that the N.F.L.’s league office hands Tomlin and even more harsh penalty for his aforementioned behavior. His complete disregard for the rules of the game is one thing. His complete and total inability to tell the truth and admit that he made a mistake is nothing short of pathetic.

 

 

 

 

 

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