Harbaugh on Mike Tomlin: ‘Did they credit him with the tackle?’

Nov 28, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches from the sideline against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving at M

There was an interesting play during the prime time Thanksgiving Day match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers. During a kick off return by Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones was going up the Steelers side line. Head coach Mike Tomlin drifted near the field and forced Jones to change his path and he was subsequently tackled.

“I was wondering, did they credit him with the tackle on that?” Ravens coach John Harbaugh joked after the game. “Hey, that stuff happens. It happens. I really don’t have anything to say about it other than, stuff like that happens.”

Tomlin blamed it on him losing his placement as he watched the return on the video board.

“I always watch the returns on the jumbotron, it provides a better perspective for me,” he said. “I lost my placement as he broke free and saw at the last second how close I was to the field of play.”

Some of the Ravens’ players didn’t brush it off quite like their head coach.

“He did it on purpose,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said. “He was watching it on the screen. … It was pretty funny to see him smiling about it afterwards.”

“He made the tackle, so to say,” linebacker Terrell Suggs added. “But this is a rivalry game and you do what you’ve got to do to win. It isn’t a foul if the ref doesn’t call it.”

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Rick Shaffer

    I think too much is being made of this. If the accusers thought a little about the character of the coach they would call him and apologize for their foolish insinuations. I wonder if any of them ever had a senior moment in their life. I think it’s highly unprofessional of Torrey Smith to judge him and speak out against him.
    Suggs comment was an insinuation lacks the same professionalism.

    Tomlin explained his error, and like most of us, he probably felt foolish and smiled sheepishly about it because he was on camera when it happened.

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