Taylor McCloud — Pats Militia
Spotted these assholes a day & a half. We're going to touch down at 4 in the fucking morning. We'll be ready for their ass. – Mike Tomlin pic.twitter.com/7bWZMRdFpw
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) January 16, 2017
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After beating the Chiefs last night, Mike Tomlin had some words for his team. Included in those words were some expletives used to describe the New England Patriots. (He called them assholes) That’s quite the 180 from what he said in his postgame presser, though, who expresses their actual feelings in those? (Mike Tomlin, that’s who.)
Q: "Mike, any early thoughts about facing New England next week?"
Mike Tomlin: "No."
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) January 16, 2017
Now, a lot of Pats fans are angry, like, really angry. I, on the other hand, am not, and for a couple of reasons.
First, Tomlin was coming off of a playoff victory and was fired up. I put weight into zero percent of things people say minutes after winning a football game. We’ve seen it with Bart Scott, we’ve seen it with Richard Sherman, and now we’re seeing it with Mike Tomlin. Guys who are that amped up say whatever. I’m not saying Tomlin used the word on accident, or didn’t mean it, but he was addressing his team, trying to get them pumped up; what he says in that setting shouldn’t be taken as gospel.
And, even if he did mean exactly what he said, even if he was purposely calling the Patriots assholes because that’s what he thinks of them — who cares?
I can tell you who doesn’t — me. I don’t care at all what Mike Tomlin has to say about the Patriots. It’s not the first time he’s talked shit about them, and it probably won’t be the last. It doesn’t matter what he has to say. There’s the saying: lions don’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep, and that can be applied in this situation. Even though Pittsburgh is playing in the AFC Title game alongside the Pats, we all know who’s the lion, and who’s the sheep.
P.S. Why the hell was AB streaming this on Facebook live? What happens in an NFL lockerroom should stay there. Those moments between fifty-three players and the coaching staff are intimate; they shouldn’t have been put out there for everyone to see. (Tom Brady agrees.)
"That's against our team policy. Don't think that would go over well with coach." – Tom Brady, on Facebook Live in LR (via @KirkAndCallahan)
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 16, 2017