Former Baltimore Ravens‘ legendary inside linebacker Ray Lewis wasn’t afraid to speak his mind in ESPN’s, “Mike and Mike In the Morning” on Friday to discuss the fallout with Pittsburgh Steelers‘ head coach Mike Tomlin stepping the field of play when Ravens’ kick returner, and wide receiver Jacoby Jones ran back a kickoff return for a potential touchdown but was caught from behind.
To me, it was a garbage move, and anyone who tries to defend it I hope a similar situation happens to your team, and your team loses in the process. You can’t defend it. Even the biggest Steelers homer can’t defend it. After the play, Tomlin was caught on camera laughing. Lewis didn’t see any laughter in that.
“You clearly saw he did it intentionally and that’s why the smile came afterward,” Lewis noted via ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning. “I don’t know where the humor is in that in full competition when somebody is running full speed like that. If he finds humor in it, I guess there is something he must know that we don’t know.”
Maybe Jones should have layed out Tomlin in the process. Would Tomlin be laughing then? I don’t think so. But Tomlin tried to defend his act, which is pretty pathetic.
“Tell me something I don’t know. I do it quite often, like everybody else in the National Football League. I was wrong, I accept responsibility for it,” Tomlin said via ESPN.
The fact that the Steelers lost the game is justice enough. The hatred between the Ravens, and the Steelers just grew a little bit.
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