During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin admitted that his actions toward Jacoby Jones last Thursday were “embarrassing, inexcusable, illegal” and “a blunder.”
“As head coaches, we’re held to higher standards of conduct, and that blunder fell woefully short and in that vein I accept … the repercussions of a blunder of that nature,” Tomlin said via NFL.com. “I embrace it. With my position comes preserving the integrity of the game of football.”
Tomlin cotinued, “I will take this unfortunate incident — this blunder on my part — and in doing so, I will honor to stand up and champion our game, and in particular, the National Football League, and the integrity of that,” Tomlin added. “It’s all that I have professionally. It’s been very good to me in my life, and to be honest with you, quite frankly, the winning of any game is not important enough for me to jeopardize that.”
Tomlin said he deserves all the backlash he’s received so far.
“I did see the Soul Train picture. That was interesting,” Tomlin quipped. “I’ve heard all the jokes. And I’ve got it coming.”
I appreciate Tomlin’s humility, but you can’t tell me he didn’t do it on purpose. Do people really believe hes’ going to admit that he tried to get in Jacoby Jones’ way? I don’t think so.