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.