Aug 29, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches a replay during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Mike Tomlin unfollows released Pittsburgh Steelers on Twitter

If you’ve ever taken the opportunity to look at Twitter profile of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, you’ll notice something – he follows 53 people. All of the followed are either players or members of the organization/league.

However, when the Steelers began training camp, Tomlin increased that number and followed a handful of hopeful Pittsburgh Steeler players.

But when the Steelers began their roster cut, just as in real life, Tomlin cut them – this time in a virtual form, unfollowing the players.


Most of the players released last weekend as the Steelers reached the 53-man roster limit were cut again — by coach Mike Tomlin, who cut them from those he follows on Twitter.

Tomlin follows only 53: his active players, a few who are injured and some team accounts. Not all players have Twitter accounts, which Tomlin plans to monitor all season.

When Tomlin means a 53-man roster, he means a 53-man roster. And I guess he doesn’t want to see any direct messages asking for a job in the future.

A bit of salt in the wound but damn funny.

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