Mike Tomlin: Martavis Bryant “did a nice job of dealing” with suspension

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Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant said on Monday that he expects to be in the lineup against the Colts this weekend after serving a one-game suspension in Week Eight.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has the same expectation. Tomlin said on Tuesday that he believes Bryant will play on Sunday after being disciplined for the team due to social media posts about his role and other players on the team.

“He did a nice job of dealing with the suspension and working hard to get better at his craft,” Tomlin said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “That being said, we’re moving forward. As in all cases, even with the injured guys, we’ll let preparation and what happens in that preparation be our guide. But I’m comfortable with the trajectory of where he is coming off the missed action.”

JuJu Smith-Schuster, who was mentioned in a Bryant posting, had a big game against the Lions while Bryant was serving his ban. That should have the rookie joining Antonio Brown as the team’s top wideout options unless Bryant recovers his 2015 form upon his return to action.

12 responses to “Mike Tomlin: Martavis Bryant “did a nice job of dealing” with suspension

  1. Tomlin normally handles things poorly IMHO. But here he has been pretty good. Whether it works out or not this was handled right.

  2. jetsmmt says:
    November 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    I could see this team imploding down the stretch. Steelers scare no one.

    from the handle of a jets fan? awesome.

  3. Just walk into the Steelers lobby and it’s obvious what this franchise is all about. Winning Super Bowls! This was an easy decision to make. When you’re in the 4th quarter of a championship game, and you need one drive to get to the super bowl, it would be nice to line up with Antonio Brown. Martavis Bryant, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. If you watch a tape of last year’s playoff loss, you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

  4. I hope Bryant has adjusted his attitude enough to be an effective third wideout, but Smith-Schuster doesn’t just bring excellent receiving skills, he’s also a terrific blocker and seems to have a great attitude. The only problem we have on offense right now is that our QB’s accuracy is subpar.

  5. At the end of the day, it’s not about YOU or whatever you say — it’s about production on the field. (Hall of Famer OchoUno/T.O.)

  6. Glad the drama is behind this team. One more word out of Martavis and he needs to be benched. They need to stay focused. Improving the red zone offense is crucial if this team wants to claim number 7. It starts the second half of the season.

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