Steelers HC Mike Tomlin Says T Mike Adams Is Not Being Graded On A Curve

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year tackle Mike Adams seems to be having a good training camp thus far and that\’s a good thing considering how he could have lost his life on the first day of June during an attempted carjacking.

Adams, who suffered a lacerated colon when he was stabbed during the incident, managed to have himself ready for the start of training camp despite reports suggesting he would open up his time at Latrobe on the Active PUP list.

Following Thursdays practice, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if he thinks Adams is practicing well in light of what happened to him exactly two months ago today.

“I\’m not ever going to describe Mike Adam\’s performance in light of what happened,” said Tomlin. “When the doctors told me he had a clean bill of health and medical clearance, that\’s in our rear-view mirror. I\’m not going to judge him on a curve in regards to what happened. He\’s here to play football, earn a job and be a positive contributor to our efforts, so he gets no extra credit for that.”

To summarize, Tomlin just told the media that the standard is the standard as it relates to Adams and what he has overcome.

Adams having himself ready for the start of training camp is a testament to his hard work following his unfortunate injury, but Tomlin expects that kind of dedication. He won\’t let the young tackle or the media use it as a crutch in any way moving forward.

  • Matt Searls

    tomlin is not a very sentimental guy

  • Shea Fahr


  • Dom

    And don’t you just love him for it?

  • woundedvet

    Amen to Tomlin for pointing out, no excuses to excuse this season of a player given medical clearance for all drills before camp started. End of story. Moving on, with the business of learning in training camp, to improve to get better than he was during the player’s rookie season. Adams has all the tools to become a solid offensive tackle someday, & obviously thats why he was drafted.

  • Matt Searls

    His coldness only makes me love him more