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Mike Tomlin: “Peyton’s the ultimate play caller”

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers  during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) Getty Images

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not have a particularly good day throwing the ball in today’s win over the Steelers, but he did engineer a game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said afterward that that’s par for the course when facing Peyton.

Tomlin said that Manning’s ability to read the Steelers’ defense and audible at the line of scrimmage makes things difficult, and is why the Broncos went with Manning over Brock Osweiler.

“Peyton’s the ultimate play caller. He got them in some good checks and did a nice job. We got to a point in the game where we had to take some calculated risks, and that’s why, I’m sure, that they started him,” Tomlin said.

Physically, Manning is nowhere near the same quarterback as he was in his prime, when he won an NFL record five regular-season MVP awards. But Manning still has the mental ability to see the field like few quarterbacks do. In that late fourth-quarter drive, the Steelers found that out the hard way.

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89 Responses to “Mike Tomlin: “Peyton’s the ultimate play caller””
  1. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM

    Bradys the ultimate cheater

  2. maxkingpin says: Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM

    Always nice to hear classy comments.

  3. djbumbaclot says: Jan 17, 2016 9:17 PM

    tons of drops by the broncos receivers. without those drops his numbers would be a lot better.

  4. miriam45 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:17 PM

    Tomlin is quite a classy guy – always gracious

  5. lurch61 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:17 PM

    Tomlin is the anti Rogers whose only comment was to complain about a coin toss

  6. mataug says: Jan 17, 2016 9:19 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM

    Bradys the ultimate cheater
    I dislike Brady & the Pats like the average NFL fan but why bring this up in a post about a classy comment by an opposition coach about a QB whose physical skills have diminished significantly ??

  7. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Jan 17, 2016 9:22 PM

    Denver will steamroll the cheats, like they did two years ago.

  8. tbisgod says: Jan 17, 2016 9:22 PM

    2 of the greatest will be dueling in Mile High next week. Can’t wait.

  9. it's all bs says: Jan 17, 2016 9:22 PM

    djbumbaclot says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:17 PM
    tons of drops by the broncos receivers. without those drops his numbers would be a lot better.

    ___________________

    yes totally true….that’s the only reason my steelers made it such a close game….and for the haters saying we backed into a playoff spot that may be true BUT what were we suppose to do NOT play football because of how we got into the playoffs…you haters aren’t very bright are you???

    now we take a seat on the sofa with the rest of the losers:)

  10. jbdvks says: Jan 17, 2016 9:22 PM

    Tomlin’s really classy. Heck of a coach too!

  11. tnt2003 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:25 PM

    Was never a big fan of Tomlin, but this was a very classy statement after a tough loss and really challenging season for them.

  12. streetyson says: Jan 17, 2016 9:25 PM

    Don’t paint Tripper “the Pats cheated my headset” Tomlin as a classy loser.

  13. rastanati says: Jan 17, 2016 9:25 PM

    Sure – Tomlin is a classy guy.

    Hilarious comments………..

  14. broncodanny says: Jan 17, 2016 9:26 PM

    Peyton still has enough “will” to take the Broncos to the big dance. I can’t imagine another game next week with the amount of drops as today. Better execution on offense and our tremendous defense will give us a punchers chance against the Pats!

  15. alan226 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:26 PM

    Lets see how Peyton plays when he doesn’t have all that time off…

  16. milehihoss says: Jan 17, 2016 9:28 PM

    Now if only he were the ultimate play executor. Oh wait it’s not 2006.
    –Colorado native, lifelong Bronco fan

  17. greenbaychicksarefat says: Jan 17, 2016 9:30 PM

    Ultimate noodlearm. Pats will destroy them.

  18. alan226 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:30 PM

    Tomlin classy? Fined $100,000 for trying to trip an oppossing player.

    Real classy….

  19. scrotiemcb says: Jan 17, 2016 9:32 PM

    One thing is clear– you best not tip Manning off to the corner blitz. Denver cleary has an answer for that one.

  20. it's all bs says: Jan 17, 2016 9:35 PM

    alan226 says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:30 PM
    Tomlin classy? Fined $100,000 for trying to trip an oppossing player.

    Real classy….

    _____________

    ha ha ha what..man u trolls are HUNGRY tonight:)

  21. coltcountrysteelerfan says: Jan 17, 2016 9:38 PM

    Ben put up good numbers with his receivers having several drops and/or not getting PI calls…or this game would’ve went the other direction. It works both ways guys.

    The Steelers earned the 6th seed, Ben missed 5 games, Bell missed half the season, Williams missed 2-3 games, plus the games the rest of the team missed. It’s true they lost control of their playoff berth when they played a bad game against the Ravens, but by that logic the Pats didn’t deserve their playoff spot losing 4 of the last 6.

    Moving forward the Steelers need secondary help and they are running out of time to find a replacement for Ben.

    Congrats to the Broncos, Manning. Go beat the Patriots again.

  22. headwoundharry says: Jan 17, 2016 9:38 PM

    Excuse me. Where are the one and done haters? Manning’s playoffs record is 12-13. Is that one and done?

  23. nhpats says: Jan 17, 2016 9:40 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:22 PM
    Denver will steamroll the cheats, like they did two years ago.

    ———
    Streamrolled is what the Panthers did to the Seahawks today. 31-0 at half time? The Panthers simply took the 2nd half off. Nice 1 year dynasty they had going there….oh well….maybe the bandwagon Hawks fans can become Panthers fans now!

  24. pattyarbuccholz says: Jan 17, 2016 9:41 PM

    No, it’s not one and done, but it’s pretty bad. Haha.

  25. nhpats says: Jan 17, 2016 9:41 PM

    headwoundharry says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:38 PM
    Excuse me. Where are the one and done haters? Manning’s playoffs record is 12-13. Is that one and done?
    ———
    Are you bragging about a 12-13 playoff record? Yikes!

  26. Deb says: Jan 17, 2016 9:41 PM

    When Manning slid down, then jumped up and threw the completion, I was livid. But you have to admire the guy. How many young QBs would so quickly realize they hadn’t been touched, jump up, and turn that play into a gain? No, he doesn’t have the moves he once had. But he’s a brilliant QB–and so is Brady. Personally, I’ve always thought Brady was the better of the two. But as a fan of the game, it is fun to watch these guys work. Between these two, Roethlisberger, Rodgers, and Palmer finding evasive moves in OT no one knew he had, it’s been a good weekend for quarterback play.

  27. tnt2003 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:43 PM

    Sure – Tomlin is a classy guy.

    Tomlin classy? Fined $100,000 for trying to trip an oppossing player.

    Real classy….

    Hilarious comments………..

    AFC North fans out tonight? Didn’t your season end a long time ago?

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  28. tyelee says: Jan 17, 2016 9:46 PM

    Now all that is left is to end the Panthers and Patriots season and then the Super Bowl will be one of the best for the 50th!

  29. lambeaudungbarn says: Jan 17, 2016 9:48 PM

    I’m glad Peyton has come back from the injury.
    Every time he gets counted out, he somehow comes back. He didn’t look great, but if the Broncos get to the Super Bowl again, I hope He decides to hang it up
    when the game is done, win or lose!
    I have seen so many Great QB’s end their careers with
    their heads hanging down and memories of Boos coming from the IDIOTS in the Crowd their last Offensive series, just because they decided to play one more year than their bodies (or EGOS) would allow.
    Besides that, I am so sick of hearing that AWFUL Nationwide Jingle!!
    But Honestly, I don’t think anybody is going to slow the Panthers down.
    Good luck Peyton.
    I would bet if he chooses to, he has a future an an Offensive Coordinator after he retires!

  30. ikeclanton says: Jan 17, 2016 9:48 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM
    Bradys the ultimate cheater

    —–

    Everyone would say you’re the ultimate troll, but that might indicate you have a talent for it, which would be false.

  31. charger383 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:53 PM

    hope Manning decides to coach next year, he has too much knows too much to not pass it on

  32. charger383 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:54 PM

    drop the “has too much” from above comment

  33. mdmahoney88 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:57 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM
    Bradys the ultimate cheater

    ——————————–

    I don’t know who you are, but it’s clear that Tom Brady and the Patriots have backed up the truck and moved their furniture directly into your brain. In every article on this website, whether it has to do with New England or not, you always bring them up in a comment. What exactly does this specific article have to do with Brady?

    In all seriousness, I’d seek professional help.

  34. mrgschwind says: Jan 17, 2016 10:00 PM

    “Tomlin is quite a classy guy.”

    The same Tomlin that tired to trip an opponent? He’s classy like Trump is classy…

  35. harrypotter1974 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:01 PM

    it was a great game

  36. 6ball says: Jan 17, 2016 10:02 PM

    .
    New England opens as a 2.5pt favorite @ Denver.

    Arizona opens as a 4pt underdog @Car

  37. aljack88 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:02 PM

    mataug says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:19 PM
    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM

    Bradys the ultimate cheater
    I dislike Brady & the Pats like the average NFL fan but why bring this up in a post about a classy comment by an opposition coach about a QB whose physical skills have diminished significantly ??
    =================================
    ….because that’s how sports’ fans from vancouver react. If the Steelers were from vancouver (shudder at the thought), there would be rioting in the streets tonight; any relatives of Bronco players would be under constant harassment.

  38. Unchained81 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:02 PM

    Boy you have to be some kind of stupid to so easily dismiss Brady’s success to cheating. I mean, how ignorant do you have to be?

  39. chargerdillon says: Jan 17, 2016 10:07 PM

    Defense won this game, defense is going to win the afc and nfc championship games too.

  40. kevpft says: Jan 17, 2016 10:08 PM

    Watching this game, it couldn’t help but feel like two teams that couldn’t shoot straight stumbling over the right to get hammered next week.

    I don’t really expect a blowout, but the Pats do seem much more together than either of these teams looked today.

    Both Carolina and Arizona look very capable, but I wonder if either has the kind of killer instinct needed to polish off a SB win. Will be interesting to see.

  41. johngaltx says: Jan 17, 2016 10:11 PM

    Fumble the ball, lose. End of story.

  42. xavier179 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:15 PM

    Tomlin, you know you don’t mean it so shut up.

  43. shoesfinest says: Jan 17, 2016 10:19 PM

    Tomlinson classy? Lol yeah ok. As about as classy as his coach Joey Porter

  44. jason9696 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:19 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM
    Bradys the ultimate cheater

    ——————————–

    I don’t know who you are, but it’s clear that Tom Brady and the Patriots have backed up the truck and moved their furniture directly into your brain. In every article on this website, whether it has to do with New England or not, you always bring them up in a comment. What exactly does this specific article have to do with Brady?

    In all seriousness, I’d seek professional help.

    ——————————————-

    Don’t mind him he still hasn’t gotten over how last years Super Bowl ended in New England’s favour.

  45. barrymichaels61 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:24 PM

    Peyton’s a good guy however way past his prime, my amazing Patriots will send him sadly into retirement.
    Peyton’s nationwide jingle this week….
    “why does Brady always haunt me?”

  46. patsfiend says: Jan 17, 2016 10:24 PM

    Sounds like it could have been a backhanded compliment, but I didn’t actually hear it.

    Brady and Manning one more time. Pats have a lot of demons in Denver. Time to exorcise them.

  47. Unchained81 says: Jan 17, 2016 10:27 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM
    Bradys the ultimate cheater

    ——————————–

    I don’t know who you are, but it’s clear that Tom Brady and the Patriots have backed up the truck and moved their furniture directly into your brain. In every article on this website, whether it has to do with New England or not, you always bring them up in a comment. What exactly does this specific article have to do with Brady?

    In all seriousness, I’d seek professional help.

    ——————————————-

    Don’t mind him he still hasn’t gotten over how last years Super Bowl ended in New England’s favour.

    —————————————————–

    He’s still reeling from the Bruins beating his Canucks for the Stanley Cup 5 years ago. Then of course the Pats ripping the Seahawks hearts out last year. Every one of his posts puts a huge smile on my face.

  48. killitandeatit says: Jan 17, 2016 10:44 PM

    Peyton wasn’t throwing the ball that well. It was windy,granted but there were close calls on balls that could have been picked. Steelers looked like they were going to win it ,then the fumble. If Manning can’t throw better next week it will be a long day for the Broncos.

  49. patfanken says: Jan 17, 2016 10:45 PM

    Sorry Bronco fans, but Manning was one 4th quarter fumble away from leading his team to his TENTH one and done in his career. As it is AFTER this win he still doesn’t have a .500 record in the playoffs.

    This isn’t Manning vs Brady anymore. That battle was decided almost a decade ago when both players were in their primes. Brady’s career playoff stats are so much better than Manning’s, you’d be better off comparing him to Brady to Flacco than Brady to Peyton.

    That being said, Manning did a good job not killing the Bronco’s chances and making sure they were in the right plays.

    Here’s where I normally would say the Pats defense is MUCH better than Pittsburgh’s, but in a year when we’ve been killed with injuries, the Pats lost 4 starters who went out with injuries yesterday and didn’t finish the game. Rumors have 3 of them coming going to play, but I don’t know in what condition they’ll be in, so I really don’t know how good the defense will be.

    The Pats don’t usually do well in Denver, but we shall see.

  50. theavengerthatparties says: Jan 17, 2016 10:51 PM

    No way Steelers were gonna win today after getting beat down and physically man handled by the Bengals last week.

  51. 33gbug says: Jan 17, 2016 10:52 PM

    Manning of course is a fantastic athlete ….. Unfortunately, beating out the Steelers today….. Of course Mike Tomblin had good things to say bout him, “classy”. I love… Tomblin. Style. Respect. See you next time STEELERS.

  52. alphadux2u says: Jan 17, 2016 10:56 PM

    Peyton is a first ballot Hall of Famer in what is most likely his last ever chance to make it to the super bowl again. That said, the Pats have had his number more times than not over the years. And even if he makes it past them, I don’t see him beating the Panthers. The Cards on the other hand…

  53. im4golf says: Jan 17, 2016 10:59 PM

    Physically, Manning is nowhere near the same quarterback as he was in his prime, when he won an NFL record five regular-season MVP awards. But Manning still has the mental ability to see the field like few quarterbacks do. In that late fourth-quarter drive, the Steelers found that out the hard way.

  54. wyrdawg says: Jan 17, 2016 11:00 PM

    That was good football. Considering the Steelers’ last playoff game. This was light years ahead of it. Go watch this game film Bengals.

    Good on both teams. Great on Tomlin for show good sportsmanship.

  55. the8man says: Jan 17, 2016 11:08 PM

    Gutsy effort by a depleted and injured Steelers team. Big Ben never disappoints on the field in that he gives you everything he has. Great job of coaching by Tomlin and his staff today.

    Go Patriots!

  56. ohand16 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:08 PM

    Steelers played very well today. The field position was a problem much of the night but they did a good job offensively and defensively. Special teams (punting in 1st half, punt returns in 2nd half) was dreadful.

  57. natijim235 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:20 PM

    Fumbles will happen but they’re costly in 4Q with time running down- ala bengals now steelers

  58. vegasgreek says: Jan 17, 2016 11:24 PM

    BART STARR IS THE ULTIMATE PLAY CALLER. 5 WORLD CHAMPION SHIPS PLUS 2 SB WINS IN 7 YRS.

  59. bubbahotepp says: Jan 17, 2016 11:25 PM

    The Steelers didn’t “find that out the hard way”, you hack. They already knew all about Peyton Manning. They played Denver tough. They just didn’t have the horses to finish it off. Hats off to the Steelers. They played with heart. If I were a Broncos fan, I’d be a bit worried right now…..

  60. emphraser says: Jan 17, 2016 11:30 PM

    aljack88
    Jan 17, 2016, 7:02 PM PST
    mataug says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:19 PM
    vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:14 PM

    Bradys the ultimate cheater
    I dislike Brady & the Pats like the average NFL fan but why bring this up in a post about a classy comment by an opposition coach about a QB whose physical skills have diminished significantly ??
    =================================
    ….because that’s how sports’ fans from vancouver react. If the Steelers were from vancouver (shudder at the thought), there would be rioting in the streets tonight; any relatives of Bronco players would be under constant harassment.

    ===============================

    Don’t let the history of rioting fool you. There would be no harassment – you need be passionate to harass people and Vancouver is passionless. The rioting happens because Vancouver fans do as the media says.

    Vancouversportsbro keeping the rest of us laughing. As usual.

  61. carloswlassiter says: Jan 17, 2016 11:31 PM

    I think I just proved my point.

  62. oldmanbirdfan says: Jan 17, 2016 11:34 PM

    Denver are bigger cheats than NE ever was. To cheat on the cap and put a team on the field that should not be there is a heck of a lot more of a cheat than allegedly taking a few psi out of the football…… NE has not even approached the cheater level of Denver

  63. futures44 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:34 PM

    Peyton Manning Denies HGH how funny. Ya his Pregnant wife was using. Brady gets exonerated by a Federal Court Judge. We all know who the real cheater is PEDton.

  64. futures44 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:36 PM

    Peyton HGH Cheater. Don’t bring your wife into it Bro. Stop being Lance Armstrong or Bongs or Rodrigues. You are now considered biggest cheat in Pro Football.

  65. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jan 17, 2016 11:55 PM

    No one identifies the mike better than Peyton.

  66. gp1390r says: Jan 18, 2016 12:08 AM

    If you watched the game and didn’t simply look at the stat line, you’d realize that Manning was getting killed by his receivers and backs dropping passes that he placed pretty well for them. Tons of drops. Yet all we hear about is how “Manning almost cost them the game”…huh? As Giselle would say: “He can’t %#*$ throw it to himself!” I’m excited to see the best head coach in the NFL against the best offensive minded QB in a generation (even if his physical skills have diminished). Let’s see if Manning’s receivers show up this time.

  67. taintedsaints2009 says: Jan 18, 2016 12:11 AM

    I get this feeling the broncos are either going to beak out and have a complete game soon, or just completely shatter. Manning has thrown one touchdown pass at home all year, and it was to a running back. How the broncos made it this far is beyond me.

  68. zen619 says: Jan 18, 2016 12:14 AM

    djbumbaclot says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:17 PM

    tons of drops by the broncos receivers. without those drops his numbers would be a lot better.

    That’s true. But also, Kubiak’s offense isn’t going to generate big numbers for any QB. The philosophy is basically the same as he’s used since the 90s – it’s a run-first that seeks to move the ball 4 YPP without turnovers – a lot of between the tackles and short passes.

    It’s not a big play offense unless you have a HoF caliber, stud back, otherwise, it’s just little 4 yard gains and short, safe passes. It’s old-school ball control that creates long drives when it works and takers time off the clock.

    It can only work in the modern game with an aggressive defense. If the defense doesn’t work, then you lose, because that offense can’t put a lot of points on the board in a short period of time like an modern offense with a big play passing game.

    It’s not Manning’s offense or tempo. I’d feel better about it if Denver a stud back like Davis and a strong TE like Sharpe, but they’re running it with a RB rotation and WRs as the first options in a short passing game.

    In other words, if Denver falls behind, and the defense can’t get take-aways, they’ll lose. That offense isn’t going to comeback from 2 or 3 TDs down in the 4th quarter like a team with an up-tempo passing game. Although, they are playing in Denver, and that altitude just sucks the life out of vising teams in the 4th quarter. It’s going to be a fun game!

  69. lanman11 says: Jan 18, 2016 12:24 AM

    headwoundharry says:
    Jan 17, 2016 9:38 PM
    Excuse me. Where are the one and done haters? Manning’s playoffs record is 12-13. Is that one and done?
    ****************************************

    When you win a couple of times, like Manning has, you win 5-6 games. When you lose, you generally go 0-1 or 1-1. So there are far more times you lose than win when you have a .500 record (or less). If you go deep into the post season consistently, you win 2-3 games to the one or none you lose. So you build a record like Brady’s….22-8. A couple of good runs will make you a .500 QB. Much harder to play as many games as Brady has, and have a .750 record.

  70. deezenucks says: Jan 18, 2016 12:27 AM

    I work for the city of Vancouver and it’s an amazing place to live. I have golfed and snowboarded on the same day. If you look into riots of all the idiots changed only a handful were from OUR city, 90% we scrubs from outside looking to break stuff. Very few places in NA with the quality of life we have here and I consider myself lucky. Vancouversportsbro just stop

  71. fifel1144 says: Jan 18, 2016 1:24 AM

    As a Steeler fan I’m ok with the loss, as best I can be. I thought we had lost last week before the fumble and melt down by the Bungles. Broncos flat out beat us, that being said, the Cards or Panthers will destroy the Cheats or Broncos. I don’t always root NFC, but when I do it’s against the cheats.

  72. joetoronto says: Jan 18, 2016 4:28 AM

    PHGHton Manning looked like he was playing in slow motion yesterday and you Mule fans think he’s got a shot at beating the Pats?

  73. stipez says: Jan 18, 2016 4:46 AM

    The Mike is in Omaha

  74. whywerule says: Jan 18, 2016 4:48 AM

    fifel1144 says:
    Jan 18, 2016 1:24 AM
    As a Steeler fan I’m ok with the loss…I don’t always root NFC, but when I do it’s against the cheats.

    I know I write for everyone when I post that I find it odd that you root for the NFC against your Steelers.

  75. wensink18 says: Jan 18, 2016 5:57 AM

    I like Manning but he definitely took a lot of that HGH. I couldn’t care less and he has been good for the game, always been a classy guy. But he didn’t win that game. Pittsburg choked it and that fumble cost them. I blame that nitwit, crying clown Tomlin for the loss. He’s a disgrace.

    So the top four teams will play next week. That’s the way it should be. I would just point out that it is manning accutate to say that Manning will be going against Belicihick and not Brady. And there is plenty of history between those two that can be digested before making idiotic posts…..Pats haters won’t like what they see though when they crack open the history books.

  76. relggigeht says: Jan 18, 2016 7:00 AM

    Steeler Nation Forever!!

    They put up a great battle and almost pulled it out despite all the injuries.

    Nice to play a classy team for a change instead of the gang-bangers on the Bungles.

    I hope Denver knocks off New England next week.

  77. r8dernation says: Jan 18, 2016 7:51 AM

    Once the Steelers got going, they could have easily run away with this game. But their O insisted on running the ball. This should have been one of those games where Ben throws 50+ times.

  78. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Jan 18, 2016 8:38 AM

    Tomlin’s idea of coaching is to have coaches run out onto the field and pick fights, pull the hair of players who run out of bounds, and trip up kick returners on their way to a game winning TD. Yeah, really classy.

  79. candrwells says: Jan 18, 2016 9:29 AM

    As a Steelers fan, I’ve always admired how Manning played the game. He’s the ultimate professional.

    I think if the Broncos receivers can hold onto the ball next week, they have a very good shot at getting to the SuperBowl. And I hope they win it all.

  80. jfolland says: Jan 18, 2016 9:38 AM

    Tomlin is classy?

    About as classy as Sal Alosi

  81. riverhorsey says: Jan 18, 2016 10:36 AM

    Denver needs to thank the refs for no PI call on Talib on Steelers 1st Qtr 4th down throw.

  82. zeke2517 says: Jan 18, 2016 10:57 AM

    HGH you feel so goooood…

  83. battmanri says: Jan 18, 2016 11:31 AM

    Tomlin a “classy coach”??? What? He trips an opposing player and gets fined for it. He lets his coaches go on the field to bait opposing players (see Joey Porter). Whines about headsets after getting shellacked by the Patriots on opening night….please. “Rah rah, let’s go” Tomlin. Overpaid cheerleader on that Pittsburgh sideline. Hope you had a nice flight home.

  84. nhpats says: Jan 18, 2016 11:35 AM

    How does Mike Tomlin even still have a job?

  85. ratbirdsrule says: Jan 18, 2016 11:40 AM

    he’s the classiest sideline tripper in football.

  86. cinzano08 says: Jan 18, 2016 11:41 AM

    As for Tomlin the ultimate whiner, in the AFCCG in 2011 against the jets the jets lost their headsets communication in the 4th quarter of a very close game. No complaints from Rex or Jets. Opening day this year Tomlin loses communication in first half and all he’s been doing is whine like a baby since. Never mind his tripping and opposing player in a game! To call this guy classy or even a good coach is disingenuous at best.

  87. Seprix says: Jan 18, 2016 11:44 AM

    I don’t believe Peyton is all that great. He always chokes in the playoffs. All those years in the playoffs, and only two Super Bowl appearances? I don’t believe he’s as smart as everyone praises him to be.

  88. realdealsteel says: Jan 18, 2016 11:45 AM

    Tomlin is nothing but an excuse maker.

    Hasn’t won anything without Cowher’s players being the majority of the team. Since Ben has been the only player left from the Cowher era, what has Tomlin done??

    He has a sub 500 playoff record in the last 5 years. And has been made John Harbaugh’s b!tch for the last 5 years head to head.

    And then he gives Payton praise to deflect from his horrible coaching. All he’s good at is making cliche statements and ball washing some else.

  89. profootballgossipping says: Jan 18, 2016 12:15 PM

    This is pretty classless.

    He is basically saying he didn’t get outcoached, his team got outplayed.

    This guy is a bum.

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