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Coach Mike Tomlin – Post-Game Comments

Posted by Teresa Varley on August 30, 2012 – 11:19 pm

Coach Mike Tomlin talks following the Steelers-Panthers game:

Coach Tomlin: That effort brings to a close our preseason and it’s much appreciated with not only in terms of what they did tonight in terms of winning the game, but efforts throughout. I respect that group of men that’s in the locker room. Obviously, we’ve got some decisions to make and we will make them. That’s part of this game of professional football. But, as we sit here tonight I’ve got big time respect for the contributions of all those men in the locker room and what they did. Obviously, we had some injuries in the game. Sean Spence’s knee injury is significant. He’s in the process of being examined at the local hospital. Robert Golden has got a hamstring injury, I don’t know to what extent and we had some other bumps and bruises and so forth in the game. But, the significant one is Spence. We’ll proceed with the decision making process but, again, I respect the efforts of the men.

Re: Injury to CB Curtis Brown:
He left the game with some knee issues. I don’t know whether it’s major or minor but he’s being examined. We’ll let you know when we do.

Re: Update on the surgery to G David DeCastro:
It was a successful surgery. I haven’t seen one those surgeries that isn’t successful. We’ll let the dust settle and we’ll follow his progress.

Re: RB Jonathan Dwyer getting a lot carries:
He toted the load tonight. He was the primary ball carrier and that’s kind of what we wanted to see. It’s really a snapshot of his growth and development throughout this training camp and preseason. First things first, he showed up in good physical condition, that’s a prerequisite. He kind of took off from there. What he showed tonight is kind of a snapshot of what he’s done for us here in the last month or so. It needs to continue. He’s capable of it continuing.

Do you like the new rule regarding injured reserve that just passed?
Yes we voted for it.

How do you feel about QB Charlie Batch’s performance tonight?
I thought he represented himself well. He made some nice throws but it’s not a one man game. Emmanuel Sanders made a great catch on the end of one of those throws. I thought we had good pass protection for the majority of the night. I like the overall production of a lot of people involved.

Re: Chris Rainey’s performance:
I thought he did some nice things in terms of making unblocked guys miss. I think that any reputable punt returner is capable of making those first one to two potential tacklers miss. He showed that tonight. Obviously, those didn’t count so we don’t look at them as touchdowns. It is what it is. Flags were thrown. But it is encouraging to see him make the first one to two tacklers miss. I think that’s a sign of any credible NFL return man.


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9 Responses to “Coach Mike Tomlin – Post-Game Comments”

  1. By ALAN RODGERS on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    I WISH THERE WAS A WAY TO HIDE ALL OF THESE PLAYERS IN THE CLUB HOUSE THEY ARE A GREAT BUNCH OF PLAYERS AND I KNOW THE COACHES HAVE A VERY HARD JOB AHEAD OF THEM GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE PLAYERS IN THEIR FUTURE INDEVERS OF LIFE I TRUELY ENJOYED WATCHING YOU ALL PLAY YOUR HEARTS OUT TO GET ON THE TEAM GO STEELERS!!!

  2. By Tyler on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Update on Sean Spenc?

  3. By tessa soltis on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Great job Mike….You are our next Chuck Noll….The city and Steeler Nation loves your work ethic and professionalism on every level….A true inspiration for anyone wanting to coach!!!!

  4. By JTownSteelersFan on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    If they decide to let Charlie Batch go, I wonder if there’s any way for them to talk him into retiring and bringing him on board as an assistant, since he helps tremendously in that role already. If they do let him go and he still has a strong desire to play, then I wish him all the best and hope to see him back on the Steelers’ sidelines with a clipboard in a year or two…

  5. By Larry Frazier on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Straight talking,no jiving ,no nonsense approach about coach mike!! the STILLER way always and forever

  6. By Ja. Winstead on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    I have come to really like Coach T. I sure hope Charlie isn’t dropped.And I hope Spence heals fast,I liked how He played all the guys,and I know that they will pick the best of the best….Feel like this is the year for #7 Super Bowel<3

  7. By Anthony C. on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Injuries are a part of the game regardless of what surface it’s played on. These are big people moving fast, running into each other. There will still be 53 exceptional athletes on the roster and every man in the back of the line is looking for his opportunity to contribute. I hate it for the guys who will not get that opportunity this year but I can’t wait to see our Boys in Black’n’Gold put it on the line when the games count. HERE WE GO STEELERS!

  8. By Carol on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    Great game by everyone, hope all injuries aren’t severe & players back on the field asap. Mike’s so right, a team effort, not a 1 man show at all. I can’t wait to see the season get rolling & a Steelers Super Bowl win!
    The continuity of coaching for the Steelers has been phenomenal, Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher &now Mike Tomlin. Kudos to the Rooney family!

  9. By Frenchy on Aug 31, 2012 | Reply

    I’m so proud that our 2nd string ( if you will) did a great job of winning the game against the Panthers. Charlie Batch is just one in a million as a reserve QB. I loved how Dwyer ran last night. He sure does show a lot of promise.Chris Rainey was just awesome in his returns. I believe that when the regular referees return those call that the Jr. High Gimmies made won’t happen in a regular game. Specially the last return (2nd one) for Rainey. Keep on trucking Steelers. We LOVE YOU ALL.

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