Mike Tomlin stepping onto the field into the path of Ravens kickoff returner Jacoby Jones was a costly mistake — costly to Tomlin now, and possibly costly to the Steelers come draft time.
The NFL has fined Tomlin $100,000 for interfering with a play in progress. And the NFL is still weighing whether to dock draft picks from the Steelers.
OK, so Mike Tomlin really did intentionally step in front of Jacoby Jones on what would have been a kick-return touchdown. BUT WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT HIS AMAZING CREATIVITY AND SPATIAL AWARENESS?
Tomlin had his back to the play, looked up at the video board and, at the precise moment of impending impact, sidestepped an NFL kick returner without so much as a glancing blow. No one is talking about Tomlin’s superhuman spatial awareness. First of all, he had the split-second thought to move himself to the sideline once Jones found an opening. He then had the good sense to turn his back (because you don’t want to get caught…) to the play, look at the video board, and then, like a weatherman in front of green screen looking at monitor, position his body perfectly between the field and the Ohio Valley to stop that cold front coming from the south. I don’t know, I feel like he should be applauded for ingenuity instead of fined. I’m all for the integrity of the game, but that was a 10 out of 10 on the creativity scale.
As I stated yesterday, I take full responsibility for my actions, and I apologize for causing negative attention to the Pittsburgh Steelers organization. I accept the penalty that I received. I will no longer address this issue as I am preparing for an important game this Sunday agains the Miami Dolphins.
Poor guy. That thing should’ve read: They couldn’t even do that shit in the Matrix. Blow me, Goodell.
I’m a Mike Tomlin fan now.