November 18, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) listens to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin (right) on the sidelines against the Baltimore Ravens during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Baltimore Ravens 13-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Clark defends Mike Tomlin

By now, everyone has seen Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin’s attempt to at least slow down Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver Jacoby Jones during a kick return Thursday night.

Tomlin hopped off of the field right before Jones reach him and Jones was tackled.

On Monday, Steelers’ safety Ryan Clark came to his coach’s defense.

“No intent at all,” Clark told ESPN’s Scott Brown. “If he had tripped him or tackled him it would have been a different story, but he didn’t. When he noticed he was in the way, he dived away.”

Clark obviously think he should defend his coach and even decided to take a shot at the NFL and the way they handled the “spygate” situation involving the New England Patriots.

“[Tomlin] was as surprised as anybody that [the play] was right there,” Clark said. “It’s an unfortunate situation. More unfortunate that we have to talk about it, but it’s over now. The NFL will do what they have to do. There will be no tapes to burn, so it should be a speedy process.”

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