"Nothing to learn there", he said.
Well, I beg to differ. He was asked if that was normal behavior for someone trying to get an opposing player off him.
Not even if the NFL.
Following Mason Rudolph's four-interception performance in the Steelers' Week 11 loss to the Browns, Pittsburgh fans have been clamoring for the team to bench Rudolph and replace him with rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges, who has played well in two appearances this season. If you're a competitor like we as coaches are competitors, that fires you up.
Footage showed Rudolph tugging at Garrett's helmet when he was on the ground. "It was ugly for the game of football". "And in that instance, it was compromised, obviously with an unfortunate incident". None of us want those things to transpire.
"In no way do we condone the actions of Myles, and what he did", the company wrote on their website.
Tomlin rebuffed the idea that the game-ending fight could be used as a teachable moment for his team. That was intentional, he said, as it "had little to no bearing on the outcome of the game". But he said he was frustrated by what he thought was a late hit from Garrett and already having two of his teammates out with injuries on helmet-to-helmet hits - one of which left Diontae Johnson bleeding from the ear.
If his suspension is not reduced, it is the longest for a single on-field incident in National Football League history. Both sides are attempting to play the victim here, when everyone involved is guilty to some degree. That's hardly accepting responsibility for their actions within it. Garrett responded by ripping the helmet from Rudolph before guard David DeCastro and tackle Matt Feiler got in between the two, pushing Garrett away.
Larry Ogunjobi had his hearing on Monday with Thrash and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey had his on Tuesday with Derrick Brooks. "That's why I said we didn't have anything to learn from it". "It doesn't help us or me or anyone who is going through that process to talk about them in these settings".
The NFL acted quickly, suspending him indefinitely the next day.