Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media Monday for his season ending press conference and he talked about the game yesterday against the Denver Broncos, injuries suffered yesterday and various other talking points. Below is the audio of the press conference and I will continue to add recap notes and talking points over the next hour.[audio:http://www.steelersdepot.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/mike-tomlin-2011-2012 season-ending-press-conference.mp3]
Tomlin opened up by saying he is still coming to grips with what happened last night in Denver and kind of how it unfolded. He said they acknowledged that there can only be one and that it is not us this year. There are always tough feelings with that and it is part of this deal he explained. We will move forward he said and at the appropriate time will begin chasing it again in 2012.
He said was impressed with what the players this past season were willing to do, more so than what they were capable of doing and no question what they are capable of is impressive. He said he enjoyed the group.
Tomlin next talked about the three significant injuries suffered in the game on Sunday and said Max Starks and Casey Hampton both suffered ACL knee injuries of some sorts and both are being reevaluated today to see if they will need surgery. Brett Keisel had a significant groin injury according to Tomlin and they are also looking at that today to see if it will require surgery.
Tomlin said it was a losing performance by us yesterday and they tip their cap to the Broncos. Tomlin said scratching your head about all the injuries this past season is a human response, but not for long, Injuries are part of the game and they dealt with them to the best of their abilities and that it is what it is.
Tomlin said if he had it to do over again he would probably still attack Tim Tebow the same way he did defensively. He said really the options are limited as to how you attack him because of the run gap responsibilities.
For added shortly