Steelers’ Mike Tomlin gives brutally honest and competitive answer to new schedule shake-up
Tennessee was part of a major COVID-19 outbreak and it has lead to a bit of a situation. What it means for the Steelers is an odd schedule shift though. With the game being postponed, it needs to be played on a different week. That means Pittsburgh now has to play in 13 straight weeks.
According to Brooke Pryor of ESPN on Twitter, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin gave a very honest and competitive answer to the situation.
Tomlin on playing 13 straight weeks: "We do not care."
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) October 1, 2020
Of course, there is an argument to be made that this is not really fair for the Steelers. They were not the team to break any rules or suffer from a serious outbreak, and yet they are getting sort of punished for it.
That being said, this is the NFL that the teams signed up for. They knew before the season started that something like this could happen.
It appears that Tomlin knows that and is not about to make any excuse for his team. The Steelers are 3-0 at the moment, so it should not be a surprise to anyone that they “do not care” about the current situation they find themselves in.
What this does do though is also show how little room for error there is. Let’s say another game gets postponed for Pittsburgh, what do they do at that point?
This creates a situation where the Steelers can not really afford to have any more mishaps. Of course, the annoying part about that for them is that they were not even the team to be in the wrong in this instance.
But we are already on strike one for Pittsburgh, and they might not really get a strike two. There are only so many weeks in the season before the playoffs start. That is why the Steelers already find themselves in a tough 13-game stretch.
Tomlin and the team appear ready for the challenge ahead, however.