Mike Tomlin to Chase Young: I never want to lose enough games to draft a guy like you

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin offered some praise for Football Team rookie defensive end Chase Young during Monday’s game, by saying Tomlin wouldn’t want to be able to draft a player as good as Young.

In footage shot by NFL Films, Tomlin approached Young on the field and told him that he would never want to pick high enough to take someone like Young.

“I don’t ever want to lose enough games to get a guy like you,” Tomlin told Young. “You’ve got to lose 14, 15 games to get a guy who looks like you.”

Washington took Young with the second overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, and that’s territory where Tomlin doesn’t tread. Since Tomlin became the Steelers’ head coach in 2007, the highest they’ve ever drafted was No. 10 overall in 2019, and to get that pick they had to trade up from No. 20. The Steelers just don’t draft high enough to get the truly elite prospects like Young, and Tomlin wants to keep it that way.

19 responses to “Mike Tomlin to Chase Young: I never want to lose enough games to draft a guy like you

  1. Not really praise for Chase more of a humble brag about the Steelers run of late round picks. Young does look really good though.

  2. If he doesn’t fire that stif that’s posing as an offensive coordinator he may be in a position to draft someone like that in 2022.

  3. Good thing he didn’t say that to DK Metcalf…before the game. It could have been taken the wrong way. Ask Jim Schwartz.

  4. that was so funny i forgot to laugh.

    sometimes humor requires a little brains to go with a sense of humor…KEEP TRYING.

  5. As a Giants fan, the five seconds of joy from winning last years OT game vs the (then) Redskins means nothing compared to what Washington fans will experience over the next five years with Young chasing quarterbacks.

    Any fan that says “I’ll never root for my team to lose” is either a liar or an idiot.

  6. Overrated bum. Steelers suck and will probably be 1 and done.

    Are you talking about Mike Tomlin? The Head coach with the 4th best winning% in the history of the NFL? Behind legends Halas, Bellichik, and Shula? How is Tomlin overrated?

  7. If that’s a compliment. I’d hate to have Tomlin throwing insults at me. Young is a monster on the end tho.

  8. If that’s a compliment. I’d hate to have Tomlin throwing insults at me. Young is a monster on the end tho.

    Tomlin meant it as a compliment to the young man, but Bengal fans are not noted for being the sharpest tools in the box. Education system needs more funding…..

  9. That NFC East is the laughing stock right now, but those are going to be some monster defenses in a couple of years in Washington and NY. Probably finally returning to their roots from the 80s and 90s.

  10. Steelers fans have no idea how spoiled they are to have the owners they do and coach they have. I’m a Ginats fan and trust me the bottom can fall out and when it does, it’s brutal.

  11. It was a put down for sure. Tomlin was upset/a little envious too that he and his team were just beaten by up and coming WFT. Iv’e known plenty of turds like that who try to sugarcoat an insult right to your face. Chase took the high road though. Good for him.

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