The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Baltimore Ravens, the game wound up costing head coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 thanks to him interfering with kick returner Jacoby Jones as he raced down the left sideline with 6:20 left in the third quarter.
During his Tuesday conference call with the Baltimore media, Tomlin was asked if he plans to be on the Steelers kick coverage team during this game against the Ravens.
“No, I won’t be,” Tomlin said. “Tell Jacoby [Jones] he’s safe.”
After the initial incident happened late last November, several wondered if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would strip the Steelers of a late round draft pick in addition to fining Tomlin. That ultimately didn’t happen and when pressed Tuesday, Tomlin said he’s moved on from what happened last season.
“I really don’t care, to be honest with you,” Tomlin said. “It’s a non-factor in terms of what I’m doing in terms of preparing for this opportunity and obviously what needs to happen for us in the stadium. I don’t tote those bags.”
The Steelers, however, will tote their equipment bags to Baltimore on Wednesday and play the Ravens Thursday night at M&T Bank Stadium. A win by the Steelers would put them at 2-0 and the Ravens at 0-2 to start the season.