Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Chargers Playoff Post Game Press Conference
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin faced the media following the 35-24 win versus the San Diego Chargers. Tomlin started with saying that the big people on both sides of the ball played well today and noted the play of the Steelers special teams play. Tomlin said there is a very mentally tough group right now in the locker room. Tomlin went on to say that he went into the game wanting to be very aggressive and wanted to establish a tone in the second half of the game. Tomlin said he has great deal of belief in the defensive unit, thus his aggressiveness.
Tomlin went on to say that running back Willie Parker appears to be getting right at just the right time of the year. The team he said had a great week of preparation as well. Tomlin said he was more concerned about all the home teams losing this weekend than the team was. Tomlin went on to say that he was never worried at all of the health of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Tomlin praised the play of linebacker LaMaar Woodley and tight end Heath Miller as well. Health wise, Tomlin said the team came out of the game relative healthy with the normal bumps and bruises with no note worthy injuries at this time.
Tomlin said the Baltimore Ravens, who the Steelers face next week, play the same style of football that the Steelers do and says the last two wins versus them will have no bearing on the game next week.