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Steelers HC Mike Tomlin on the Jacoby Jones incident: 'I paid $100,000 for that mistake'

Steelers Wire logo Steelers Wire 6/24/2022 Curt Popejoy
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There are few plays more infamous in the career of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin than the Jacoby Jones play. If you don’t recall just how it all went down when Tomlin found himself on the field while Jones was returning a kickoff and inadvertently impacted the play, we have the video below.

But when Tomlin was on The Pivot Podcast, he addressed the issue and made it clear he had no idea what was going on until he was almost hit by Jones as he was paying attention to the breakdowns in blocking by his coverage team on the Jumbotron.

“I didn’t realize I was in danger until I saw myself on the jumbotron,’ Tomlin said.

According to Tomlin, the image on the Jumbotron was flipped so he wasn’t aware Jones was coming right at him until he saw himself on camera. At which point he did his best to evade him but there’s no denying it impacted the play. A fact Tomlin admitted cost him $100,000 as he was fined by the NFL.

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