Skip to comments.Mike Tomlin, Steelers could face ‘stiff financial penalties’ and possible loss of draft pick
Posted on 12/02/2013 1:48:29 PM PST by george76
the NFL has performed 'an aggressive review' of the play in question, where Tomiln appeared to intentionally get in the path of Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones on a could-be touchdown, forcing Jones to alter his route and run towards a Pittsburgh defender.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was caught by television cameras Thursday night with a big smile on his face after his positioning on a third-quarter kick return from Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones in which Tomlin had part of his right foot on the field as he watched the return on the video board with his back to the play forced Jones to cut inside, allowing cornerback Cortez Allen to catch up and make the tackle, preventing a touchdown. The Ravens scored a field goal on the possession and won 22-20.
Tomlins timing couldnt have been worse for him because according to FOX Sports, the NFL sent video the day before Thanksgiving to all 32 teams warning them about sideline interference.
When former Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi intentionally tripped Dolphins corner Nolan Carroll on a Dolphins punt
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Tomlin needs to go!
High school football we learned YOU CAN’T HAVE 12 MEN ON THE FIELD!!!
LOL. Sports are going to Hell.
Looked pretty blatant. He knew exactly what he was doing.
Maybe he could take lessons from Jason Kidd on how to spill Coke on the field.
It appeared intentional to me.
I thought maybe he was just a leftover guy from the Obamacare rally at Heinz Field?
When pro coaches start acting like scumbag Pop Warner coaches, its time for a change from the central office.
As if I needed another reason to dislike the Steelers.
Suspend him from the game for the rest of this season and the next and forfeit the rest of this season and no draft picks in the next draft.
The penalties have to really hurt him and the organization that hired him.
Rule 13 Non-Player Conduct
Section 1 Non-Player Conduct
All team personnel must observe the zone restrictions applicable to the bench area and the border rimming the playing field. The only persons permitted within the solid six-foot white border (1-1) while play is in progress on the field are game officials. For reasons involving the safety of participating players whose actions may carry them out of bounds, officials unobstructed coverage of the game, and spectators sightlines to the field, the border rules must be observed by all coaches and players in the bench area. Violators are subject to penalty by the officials.
This seems extreme.
It isn’t like he told one of his players to hit him to spill coke on the floor to get an extra timeout or anything...
I bet 90 percent of the players support Obama. I guess you won’t be watching any football.
Does anybody here know if Jacoby Jones or Cortez Allen has the faster foot speed? I’ve heard people say that Allen would have caught Jones and tackled him anyway, but I’ve also read articles praising the fast foot speed of Jones so he may have been able to outrun Allen if not for the redirect caused by the interference.
The ancient Greeks placed marble statues of the cheaters in a row that everyone had to walk past on the way into the original Olympic stadium. They are there to this day, and in many cases, you may still read the names.
If we could yet be shamed, I would vote for a statue of the cheater. Alas, without shame, there is no deterrent.
All glory was fleeting, so only a laurel, made from a bush or plant, was given the victor. But the cheaters were made immortal.
We don’t live in those times any longer.
Allen’s pretty fast. I think he may have caught Jones regardless.
Jacoby was increasing the distance between himself and his tacklers, until he had to slow down in order not to run into Tomlin. He kept thinking that Tomlin would move. It’s not as if Jacoby snuck up on the Steeler coach. He was running from a punt return!!!!
I would have run right through him. If he’s on the field, he’s fair game.
They had to win this game to have even an outside chance at a post season slot. I think you are just seeing the pent-up frustration from a season which started out really bad. Tomlin is a good guy, but he stepped in it here.
And would have been slowed down then tackled. He was playing to win.
NOBODY who gave 40 grand to Caliph Baraq is a good guy. Just sayin....
Actually, the a**h*le who got appointed ambassador to Ireland was Dan Rooney, one of the owners.
Absolutely! Old man Rooney ...I met him several times...bad as he was ...he was light years ahead of his kids!
Looks like how an idiot driver turns right, by going left a little bit first!
He did get tackled.
"I guess" you mistake me for someone that gives a damn what you think.
They’re not going to fire Tomlin, the Steelers don’t run the quick hook on headcoaches, Cowher had 3 7-9 season in a row. They might fire Hailey though, the offense has been crap since he took over.
Yes, but he was trying not to. No way you could hit someone standing still, significantly hit them, and not slow down.
But I don't think he supports BO because he shares the ideology, just the skin color.
Tomlin is still depending way to much on players clearly past their prime, like Big Ben. Ben may still be one of the best quarterbacks in the league, but he's clearly not what he once was. And it isn't just poor protection, though that's a big part.
No, that was not my intention.
A good stiff arm to the back of the coach's head wouldn't have slowed the runner down too much. Anyway, if he hadn't changed direction, the coach might have moved a little more quickly.
Ben is playing well. He is being handcuffed by Todd Haley.
The team has gotten old. But that’s on the GM Colbert for not maximizing draft picks. Biggest problem they’re really facing now is they keep having to draft new receivers because none of them are worth a second contract, which has allowed the defense to age. Of course Colbert architected 3 SB runs so I don’t think they’ll oust him yet, but there’s a lot more work that needs to be done than there’s draft picks to do it. Of course part of it is the natural cycle of the NFL, Ben was the teams last top 10 pick, success means bad picks. Unless you’ve got Belichick in the office pulling his one this year for 2 next year trades.
Darrell Green could have easily caught Jones. Still might.
Same here, but they misspelled the team name. It should be "Stealers". And if Rush is watching this thread, "No, I dislike the Stealers as much as most Texans".
Put that one down to “headlines I know I’m gonna regret clicking on but I can’t help myself.”
He was fast. I still remember him chasing down Tony Dorsett.
No, really you can trust me. Honest injun...
Under the “palpably unfair” rule, the officials could have awarded the Ravens and Jones any penalty they thought appropriate, including a touchdown. Further, the rules stipulate that anyone who leaves the bench to interfere with play, including a coach, trainer or player is automatically disqualified, and is subject to further sanctions by the commissioner.
Clearly, Tomlin should as a minimum been disqualified, and Jones awarded serious yardage. Even stepping on the *white* area during play is a 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.