This story is still developing and the information is second hand, but reportedly Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hung up on the Jacksonville Jaguars beat writers today during his conference call after being peppered with questions about the 2007 playoff loss to the Jaguars.
Tania Ganguli, who covers the Jaguars for the Florida Times-Union, first tweeted, “Wow, Tomlin hung up on us because he didn\’t like getting a question about the 2007 playoff game.” Tomlin reportedly replied to one of those questions, “I understand that might have been a big game in Jacksonville, but that’s old news, anybody got questions relative to this week?” After a short pause and as the next question started, Tomlin said thanks & hung up.
You can\’t blame Tomlin for getting miffed, if indeed the line of questioning was mostly focused on the loss to Jaguars several years ago. The conference calls are for reporters to ask questions about the upcoming game, not re-hash old news.
It is too bad I did not talk to Vito Stellino after the call this afternoon as he was a guest of mine on the latest episode of The Terrible Podcast which will be up later this afternoon.