Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tomlin no fan of end zone somersaults
By Scott Brown
Steel City wake-up: morning links
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is going to add another title at the rate he is going: fun police. Tomlin made it clear at his weekly news conference that he will no longer tolerate somersaults into the end zone following Emmanuel Sanders’ flip near the end of a 55-yard touchdown catch last Sunday.
Tomlin used the word “silly” to describe such showmanship, but celebrations after a big play -- or even a first down in the case of Antonio Brown -- have long been a part of sports. Here is one view that they are actually a good thing and add a little color to games.
Tomlin would probably love nothing more than if his biggest worry was monitoring touchdown celebrations, but the Ravens are next up for the Steelers. Baltimore has yet to show that it will make a rousing defense of its Super Bowl title, which is one reason why it will be up for the 4:25 p.m. game on Sunday.
The Ravens’ struggles include running the ball, and coach John Harbaugh said changes are coming -- not in personnel but rather in scheme. For all of their early-season problems the Ravens are still 3-3, and they are in the unique position of not only beating their archrivals on Sunday but also ending the Steelers’ season for all intents and purposes.