Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says South Side Is A Dangerous Place After Hours

Following the Pittsburgh Steelers trip Monday to Dave & Busters to build a little team unity, head coach Mike Tomlin held a press conference and talked about the early Saturday morning stabbing of tackle Mike Adams during an attempted carjacking.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tomlin said he visited the second-year tackle in the hospital over the weekend, and that he is expected to be allowed to go home within the next 24 hours. Tomlin also said that Adams would then need about six weeks worth of recovery time before he can resume football activities.

As far as the stabbing incident itself, Tomlin carefully stated how the community as whole needs to recognize that the South Side can be a dangerous place after hours and that precautions need to be taken so that hopefully nothing like this ever happens again to anyone in the community moving forward.

“We recognize the world we live in, things like this are capable of happening — not that we accept it — we just understand it\’s capable of happening,” Tomlin said, per the report.

He added: “It goes beyond the team. I just think as members of this community we need to recognize some things going on in the South Side that make it a dangerous place — particularly after hours — and we all need to take proper precautions, and hopefully as a community we\’ll take the steps necessary to make sure that this doesn\’t happen to anyone — whether it\’s a Pittsburgh Steeler or not.”

It\’s obvious that Tomlin is trying to send a message to the team here about how better judgment needs to be used moving forward, especially as it relates to being on the streets of the South Side in the wee hours of the morning.

The Steelers will resume practice on Tuesday and wrap up their third and final OTA session on Thursday.

  • SteelersDepot

    Ahem! 😉

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  • Kenneth Wilt

    He is also sending a message to the community and the Steeler fan base at large. We should do better than this in our city….period.

  • Shea Fahr

    I have a strange feeling this whole thing is not over quite yet.

  • Matt Searls

    We signed leveon bell!

  • Michael Mazanowski

    Man there was a lot of grumbling and cussing on the last post about Mike using bad judgment! I think I was being followed today! Lol!

  • Michael Mazanowski

    Hells yeah!

  • zyzak

    Have they caught the morons who did this? Where are the police? Getting kickbacks from bar owners and ordering cars towed and writing parking tickets that’s where

  • Josh

    Here’s where I differ with this blog’s opinion. Tomlin has a right to call Mike A’s decision into question. That’s his boss. We, as fans, don’t. It’s a waste of your time worrying what players do with their non-playing time. They’re paid to play a brutal game, not provide moral leadership. I’m against any illegal activity and don’t want it on the team but this is simply an area where Adams needs to be more careful for his OWN sake and for his employer’s. Not yours or mine.

  • Michael Mazanowski

    We can all share our opinion on the matter! WTF! You cock suckers want to say…this is America and all! He shouldn’t have been dancing around like a pixie horse on the South Side after midnight! Fans can be passionate too! Not just Tomlin!

  • walter mason

    Unfortunately there are too many unanswered questions. What kind of friend would leave his buddy alone in a bad neighborhood at 3 AM without his truck keys? Why not wait with him or take him home just a few blocks away and wait until hes safe inside his house? Remember he didnt have his keys. Did his friends have to walk home too?

  • walter mason

    You think?

  • Steve

    El – You are correct. Go to Broadhead after midnight or Penfort St. I lived in the projects. You DON’T go out after dark or you may NOT live long. Adams needs to watch Da Family. There are Gangs that prey on victims like him and Southside is no different.