Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave his weekly press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tomlin seemed to take the easy way out, pretty much blaming Myles Garrett and the Browns for the entire ugly incident.
#Steelers Mike Tomlin was asked how to prevent another incident, said 'you'd have to ask those guys. I don't know that we did anything to make it happen in the first place. That's why I said we didn't have anything to learn from it'— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) November 19, 2019
We’re not even sure what to make of this. Garrett’s actions were unacceptable. That’s why he was suspended indefinitely by the league for removing Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hitting the Steelers quarterback in the head with it.
However, Rudolph and the Steelers were not innocent bystanders here. The second-year quarterback legitimately kicked Garrett in the groin multiple times prior to the incident descending into chaos.
In fact, there’s a bunch of people around the NFL who believe Rudolph should have been suspended.
The fact that Tomlin won’t take any responsibility is pretty astonishing. It takes two to tango. Ignoring your team’s role in an incident such as this is a horrible look.
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