LISTEN-Tomlin Reacts to Steelers Loss

Head coach addresses penalties in home defeat.

Jeff Hathhorn
December 03, 2018 - 1:05 am

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 the Fan) – Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin started with the word “disappointing”.  There are other words you could use like frustrating or potentially devastating to describe the Steelers blowing a 23-7 lead at home to the Chargers and dropping to 7-4-1.

Tomlin addressed the penalties called and not called saying he was given no explanation on the apparent non-call on a false start that led to a San Diego touchdown.

“We didn’t establish rhythm in the beginning second half,” Tomlin said.  “We had a couple of drives killed by penalties, holding penalties.  It’s catastrophic.”

Then Tomlin switched back to the penalties.

“I’m gonna keep my mouth shut.  I’m going to do that, because I sent enough of my money to New York.”

Bottom line for the Steelers, they are now just a half-game up on Baltimore and what once was a conversation about playoff seeding is now a conversation about just making the post-season.

“You gotta win those, we didn’t,” Tomlin said.  “There are consequences, we’ll absorb it.  We’ll be back.”