"That's March talk," Tomlin told Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Gerry Dulac on Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. "I'll see you at stadiums in the fall."
That's why we listen when Tomlin speaks. He doesn't exactly mince words.
"I think it's the flavor of the day. We will see if it's the flavor of the year," Tomlin said. "See if guys are committed to getting their guys hit."
The Steelers haven't commanded much attention this offseason, but haven't missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons since 1999 and 2000. That consistency plus Tomlin's 63-33 record, which doesn't include a single losing season, has earned him the benefit of the doubt.