Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin looks on in the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
I know this sounds crass, but I almost wet my pants after I read Mike Tomlin’s recent comments regarding Pittsburgh’s loss to Tennessee in a recent article by Gerry Dulac of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
According to Tomlin, the Steelers were “not all bad” and an “explosive play or two” away from winning the game.
With rhetoric like that I guess that the lofty “standard” Tomlin constantly talks about has sunk to a new low. I am not sure how one can classify 32 total rushing yards, five sacks, one offensive touchdown, losing the “time of possession battle by eight minutes,” a six-plus minute scoring drive allowed before halftime, and zero turnovers as “not all bad.”
Moreover, every week it seems like losing teams are an “explosive play or two” away from winning a game. By that logic, couldn’t Mike Munchak make the argument that his team was an “explosive play or two” away from turning the game into a rout by the middle of the third quarter?
With this type of garbage rhetoric, I would hate to see what a “bad” performance is according to Tomlin. No, I really would. What in fact would classify a performance as “bad” under the Tomlin regime?
Well, the good news is that the Steelers will take on the Bengals in Cincinnati next Monday night. After that upcoming drubbing, Tomlin might be able to document for us what a “bad performance” is in his book.
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