T.J. Watt and Diontae Johnson exit with injuries, but Mike Tomlin says they’re fine

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Steelers fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

In Pittsburgh’s preseason game today, outside linebacker T.J. Watt and wide receiver Diontae Johnson both exited with injuries. But head coach Mike Tomlin said both are fine.

Tomlin told CBS at halftime that if this were a regular season game, both players might have returned, and the Steelers don’t have any concerns that either injury is a long-term problem.

Watt hurt his knee and Johnson hurt his shoulder during the first half of a third and final preseason game in which Tomlin chose to play most of the Steelers’ starters.

15 responses to “T.J. Watt and Diontae Johnson exit with injuries, but Mike Tomlin says they’re fine

  1. dodged a bullet on the low hit to knee. kinda BS should be outlawed.

  2. Legal hit “Byron MaidPro -Salt Lake City”…whining doesn’t help. And the Squealers have been hitting dirty for years, so don’t look for support or sympathy just because it was one of yours this time.

  3. nhpats2011 says:
    August 28, 2022 at 8:02 pm
    Watt will be complaining about and nursing this all season
    OK, touchback.

  4. If those were most of the Steelers starters I don’t think the rest of the AFC North has anything to worry about.

  5. Have to make sure he gets those reps in right? If their contract is 8 figures, don’t play them!

  6. Back to the Pickett hype. Matt Canada is the problem here. His system depends on a bunch of 3-7 yard passes. I thought he was just doing that to help Ben b/c of his arm issues, but now it appears that’s just his philosophy. That won’t cut it in the NFL. He has a history of failing to scheme WR’s open down the field and Tomlin seems oblivious to this so far. Pitt is very very mediocre and I predict might find themselves on the wrong side of .500 for Tomlin’s first losing season.

  7. T.J is a carbon copy of his brother, so you can expect multiple injuries limiting his availability all season long. Oh he’s so scary yet he’ll end up just like J.J with ZERO Superbowl appearances, and a legion of cheerleaders declaring him Hall of Fame worthy…pfft

  8. purpleguy says:
    August 29, 2022 at 12:14 pm
    Why the hell are they playing him in the first place?
    Take a look around the league and see how many teams played their starters. I’ll bet your team is on that list.

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