Mike Tomlin takes away Steelers’ locker room games
There are no more fun and games around the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room following the team’s 0-4 start. According to a report, head coach Mike Tomlin decided to take away the team’s play toys and won’t give them back until the team gets back on track.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Gerry Dulac reports that Tomlin removed pool cues, ping-pong paddles, and shuffleboard discs from the locker room until they turn things around.
As ridiculous as the whole thing sounds, the table games have actually been a topic of discussion throughout the season for the Steelers. Last month, a report said the team’s veterans decided that young players would not be allowed to play the games during business hours. Now Tomlin has removed them entirely.
I guess this is Tomlin’s way of telling his players they’re grounded and getting their car keys and cell phones taken away until they prove they can be more responsible.
Oh, and side note: had a coach like Greg Schiano done something like this, you know everyone would be all over him for treating his players like a bunch of college kids. Tomlin gets away with a move that would otherwise be considered juvenile because he’s awesome and a proven winner.