We just wrapped up our conference call with Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.
He talked about the mood of his team after his team’s season-opening loss at Baltimore, 35-7.
“It’s appropriate,” he said. “We played poorly. We of course analyzed our performance, and now we move forward to ready ourselves for the next one. But it doesn’t lessen the fact that that tape is out there. It’s out there forever. We understand that. We acknowledge that. We don’t necessarily like it, but that’s life in the NFL.”
And even though his team is hosting Seattle, who many national league observers evaluate as one of the worst teams in the league, Tomlin is focused squarely on the task at hand.
“We respect these guys,” Tomlin said. “We know that they’re capable of doing damage to us. And we’ve got to compare ourselves, and prepare ourselves in a big way”
Listen to a snippet of our conversation with Tomlin down below.
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