Originally written December 12, 2012 on Steel City Blitz:
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Last evening the news broke that Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back Rashard Mendenhall had been suspended for one game for conduct detrimental to the team. Knowing he was not going to be active for a second straight game, Mendenhall apparently had better things to do with his Sunday afternoon. If the Steelers are in fact suspending him for ‘not showing up,’ then by this logic shouldn’t the whole team be suspended for a game? I’m not exactly joking either. In his weekly press conference which was held long before the news of Mendenhall’s suspension broke, Head Coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the comments from veteran defensive end Brett Keisel following Sunday’s loss. Keisel was brutally honest as were a few other players when he said “the team was flat. It’s like we never got into the game.” Normally, NFL head coaches are notorious for not admitting their wrongs. Later in the press conference Tomlin would not admit his faults in game management when it came to the two-point convers...
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