Tell us how you really feel, Mike Tomlin.
Following Sunday night’s 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers head coach addressed his team as they look forward to an AFC Championship showdown with the Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the Patriots.
“When you get to this point in the journey, man, not a lot needs to be said. Let’s say very little moving forward. Let’s start our preparation,” Tomlin said. “We spotted them assholes a day-and-a-half. They played yesterday; our game got moved to tonight. We’re gonna touch down at 4 o’clock in the fucking morning. So be it. We’ll be ready for their ass. But you ain’t got to tell them that we’re coming.”
Tomlin’s diatribe was captured in a since-deleted, 17-minute Facebook Live video shot by star receiver Antonio Brown, who evidently didn’t give much credence to Tomlin’s warning to “keep a low profile.”
“It’s a lion’s den. I’ve been there. A lot of us has been there. This ain’t gonna be fun,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger could be heard saying. “Keep your mouth shut. Let’s play Steeler football and be a Steeler all week.”
Tomlin has 8-5 playoff record, including two AFC Championships and a victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.
Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2017/01/16/steelers-coach-mike-tomlin-patriots-assholes/
Copyright ©2021 Boston Magazine unless otherwise noted.