NFL coaches hold conference calls with media members for the opposing team ahead of each game. The calls are intended to help reporters provide thorough coverage of each game. With the Steelers playing the Jaguars Sunday, Jacksonville reporters had an opportunity to interview Steelers coach Mike Tomlin Wednesday. Tomlin ended the conference call early because he was annoyed with questions regarding an issue he felt was irrelevant.
Tomlin was asked about the 2008 playoff game the Steelers lost to the Jaguars 31-29. He was asked if he had any memories from the game and said he really didn’t. One reporter asked him two follow-up questions, wondering if Tomlin had sent tape to the league regarding a questionable call by the referees. The Steelers coach wasn’t interested in revisiting the past. Tania Ganguli of The Florida Times-Union describes what ensued.