Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 11:38 am
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin met the media for their annual pre draft press conference and below is the audio in case you missed it. I will be adding the key talking points covered during their talk after I go back through the audio, so make sure to check back throughout the day.
Colbert opens by saying that they weren't good enough last year as their 8-8 indicated. The talent that they assembled was an 8-8 team.
Colbert recapped all of the offseason moves and said that they are happy they retained restricted free agents wide receiver Emmanuel Read more [...]
Sunday, April 21st, 2013 at 5:06 pm
This past Thursday, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock held his last media conference call of the offseason prior to the actual draft taking place, and below is the audio if case you missed it. The call lasted for two hours as Mayock answered quite a few questions about several of the draft hopefuls.
If you would much rather read the transcript from the call, you can download it here in PDF form.
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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 10:36 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert held his annual press conference at the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Thursday and you can now watch it via the video replay below which is courtesy of FOX Sports.
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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at 11:28 am
The NFL passed along a transcript from the Roger Goodell press conference on Friday from Super Bowl XLVII down in New Orleans and I know a few of you might be interested in he what he had to say so I am posting the Q & A below.
“Good morning. This Sunday will be the conclusion of an incredible season of NFL football. Our teams this season gave fans dramatic games and amazing performances. Think about it, the inspiring comebacks of Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson; the extraordinary rookie quarterbacks; Calvin Johnson, Tony Gonzalez catching; Aldon Smith, Von Read more [...]
Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin addressed the media in his post game press conference following the 20-14 loss Sunday in Cleveland to the Cleveland Browns and below is the audio.
Tomlin talked about the turnovers, the play of Charlie Batch and the injuries suffered in the game before taking several more questions about the game.
Opening comments: That was an ugly performance. That is ours. We own it. When you turn the ball over the way we did today you are not going to beat anybody. That is just the reality of the National Football League. I am surprised it was Read more [...]
Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 12:28 am
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media for his post game press conference following the 13-10 loss Sunday night to the Baltimore Ravens.
Tomlin called it a nip and tuck game and that his team did not make the significant play in the game, especially in the waning moments in any of the three phases to be a difference.
Tomlin discussed the injuries suffered by the team and you can read about those here.
Tomlin called the performance of quarterback Byron Leftwich a gritty one, but later said he never considered replacing him with Charlie Batch later in the game despite it Read more [...]
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 12:33 am
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his post game press conference to talk about the 16-13 overtime win Monday night over the Kansas City Chiefs and below is the audio.
Tomlin offered no apologies for the win and that such is life in the NFL. The coach said that the guys made the necessary plays to get out of the stadium with the win. He went on to praise linebacker Lawrence Timmons for his interception in overtime that effectively won the game.
Tomlin addressed the injuries and said safety Ryan Clark suffered a concussion and that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a right Read more [...]
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference and talked a little about the win Sunday over the New York Giants and the upcoming game Monday night against the Kansas City Chiefs in addition.
Tomlin said that the team performed well in all three phases Sunday. He noted that the improved running game over the course of the last month has made the offense tougher to defend. On defense Tomlin said that he likes the direction that the third down defense is moving in, but cautions that there is still room for improvement in that area. On special Read more [...]
Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 8:19 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media for his post game press conference following the 24-20 win Sunday over the New York Giants.
Tomlin talked about the adversity that the team faced today and also about the penalties and injuries suffered in the game as well. Tomlin also answered questions regarding the fake field goal that called that failed.
Below is the audio from the press conference.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference to talk about the upcoming game against the New York Giants, injuries, and more.
Below are the talking points from what Tomlin had to say along with the audio.
Tomlin called the performance against the Washington Redskins the most complete one so far this season, but obviously it wasn't perfect. Tomlin said the team played 60 minutes in all three phases of the game.
Tomlin updated the injury situation heading into the week and you can read that recap here.
Tomin went through the weekly Read more [...]
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 12:44 pm
On Tuesday Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media for his weekly press conference to talk about the win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday night and the upcoming game against the Washington Redskins.
Tomlin gave an injury update heading into the week and previewed the Redskins on both sides of the ball before taking questions from the media.
You can listen to the audio from the Tuesday press conference below.
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Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at 11:06 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media following the 24-17 win Sunday night over the Cincinnati Bengals and here is the audio and recap of the post game press conference.
Tomlin said it was a big AFC North road victory for the team at that guys did what was necessary to win the game. Tomlin liked the contributions of the guys that stepped in for all of the injured players tonight that were out for the game. Tomlin said hopefully they can build upon that. Tomlin said when they got themselves in a hole tonight and that the first thing they had to do is stop digging.
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Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his post game press conference to discuss the 26-23 loss Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans.
Tomlin opened up by saying they didn't do the job tonight, obviously, and that they defeated themselves in some areas with the blocked kick and so forth. Tomlin said that the team will get back to work and that's all that they can do.
Tomlin said that there was a debate as to whether or not to send kicker Shaun Suisham out for the 54 yard field goal, but that he decided to give him a shot because he had nailed the previous long one. Tomlin said that Read more [...]
Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held a Monday press conference to discuss the win Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and preview the upcoming game this Thursday against the Tennessee Titans.
Tomlin said the win over the Eagles was no work of art by any stretch, but that he liked that the guys did what was necessary in all three phases to secure the victory in the midst of a sub par performance in some instances.
Tomlin says obviously the team was highly penalized and that in-game penalties are one thing and that those are usually ironed out with emphasis on technique. In some Read more [...]
Sunday, October 7th, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media following the 16-14 win Sunday at Heinz Field over the Philadelphia Eagles and said they are thankful to get the win today against a good Eagles team, but that obviously the team wasn't sharp early, particularly with some self-inflicted type wounds like the penalties.
Tomlin says the team was resilient and stayed together and they made the necessary plays down the stretch to win the game.
Injury wise Tomlin said linebacker LaMarr Woodley has a right hamstring injury but that they do not know the severity of it just yet. Safety Troy Read more [...]
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 3:05 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday as the team comes off of the bye week to prepare for the Sunday game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Tomlin talked about the injury situation heading into the game as it relates to Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall, Stevenson Sylvester, and Marcus Gilbert to start things off and then gives his weekly run down of the opponent on both sides of the ball.
Tomlin then moves on to take questions from the media and you can hear the audio from the press conference in its entirety below.
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Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 7:25 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media for his post game press conference following the 34-31 week 3 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Below is a recap sand the audio.
Tomlin said that he tips his hat to Raiders and that they played winning ball. He said that they can't expect to win games when they play like they did today. Tomlin says that we have to chew on this one for a while and that it is not going to go down easily. He said that the loss will not define us. They have a lot of work to do in several areas, said Tomlin.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference to talk about the win Sunday over the New York Jets and discuss the upcoming week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders. Below are the talking points along with the audio.
Tomlin started by saying the win against the Jets was not a perfect one, but what did stand out to him was the ability to execute in the second half in third down situations on both offense and defense. He said that the offense did a good job possessing the ball on the long scoring drive and that the defense was able to get off Read more [...]
Sunday, September 16th, 2012 at 7:07 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his post game press conference following the 27-10 win over the New York Jets at Heinz Field and below is the short recap and audio of the presser.
Tomlin started by saying it was a redemption week for the team and an appropriate response to the loss last week at Denver. He said that's what good teams in the NFL do. They might not always be perfect, but they respond. Tomlin says obviously it wasn't a perfect performance by any stretch, but that's life. He said they will learn from it and prepare for their next challenge.
Tomlin says their really Read more [...]
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 12:11 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his weekly press conference on Tuesday to talk about the Sunday night loss to the Denver Broncos as well as the upcoming game against the New York Jets.
Below are the talking points and audio from the press conference and I will be adding more to it shortly.
Tomlin started off by saying that after watching the game tape from Sunday that his opinion hasn't changed. The Steelers lacked significant plays and the Broncos made some. He did say that the quality of execution was not there late in the game.
As far as special teams play went, Tomlin Read more [...]