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09-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Tomlin not surprised by New England rumors
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did not accuse New England of cheating, but said the rumors have been around and "where there is smoke, there's fire.''

Tomlin, at his press conference today, responded to the allegations that the Patriots have used cameras illegally to focus on opposing coaches along the sideline in order to steal their signals.

"In terms of confirming it, it's never been confirmed in any instances to my knowledge," Tomlin said. "But usually, where there is smoke, there's fire. Those rumors are founded on something. So it's not totally shocking, no."

Tomlin also said that starting cornerback Deshea Townsend's groin injury might keep him out of a few practices this week. He said backup linebacker Clint Kriewaldt has a minor shoulder injury. Neither is expected to miss Sunday's game against Buffalo in Heinz Field.


09-11-2007, 02:44 PM
Tomlin has impressed me every step of the way since taking that DC job in Minnesota last year, and that quote only furthers my respect for him. Greatly improves that Vikings squad, has run the Steelers to perfection so far, he says all the right things and now this... The guy is just so strong and never backs down, yet he doesn't cause trouble where it isn't needed. What a coach. Anyone still disappointed that Grimm or Wiz didn't get the job?

09-11-2007, 02:45 PM
Already posted in another thread: http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=292157#post292157