Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin fired off on Wednesday at ESPN reporter Bob Holtzman for giving away information last week on trick plays the Steelers might use against the Ravens in the Divisional Round playoff game. Before the game Holtzman reported that the Steelers might use a gadget play. “Two Steelers have told me, if they catch the Ravens in the right defense, they have a trick play ready to go today that they\’ve never run before,” Holtzman said prior to the game. He added it was a play on which somebody who typically doesn\’t pass would throw the ball — and that it wouldn\’t be passing wide receiver Antwaan Randle El.
Fast forward to today and Holtzman asked Tomlin how much extra time it takes to prepare for coach Rex Ryan\’s Jets defense. Tomlin fired back with glaring eyes saying, “It depends on whether or not you give him my plays, you know.” He then went to the next question.
You can see the exchange at the 1:34 mark in the video below:
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