To show you just how wacky this whole Mike Tomlin incident has become, Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk is now suggesting that the Pittsburgh Steelers might have to forfeit a draft pick to the Baltimore Ravens.
This is very laughable and perhaps Smith might want to look into what Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote a little while ago concerning the decision by NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson to wait until the end of the season to see whether or not the sideline incident will play a role in any playoff seeding or draft order tiebreakers.
The Ravens did not lose the game and that is very important to remember here. Sure, the loss of a potential touchdown could come into play deep into the tiebreaking process, but the chances of that happening seem very unlikely right now. We’ll see.
In addition, Smith fails to realize that giving the Ravens an extra draft pick is essentially penalizing the other 30 teams in the league as well.
To suggest that the Steelers would have to forfeit a draft pick to the Ravens is very irresponsible on the part of Smith, but I am sure it will get people talking about it. Hell, it got me to write a post about it, so score one for Mike Florio. He should now have to forfeit me one if his future post.