The Pittsburgh Steelers took a huge hit during the offseason losing one of their premier wide receivers to a year long suspension that in reality had very little to do with the Steelers organization.
On Tuesday one of the questions on everyone's mind for Steelers' head coach Mike Tomlin was how exactly the Steelers would adjust to such a big loss on the offensive side of the ball. Although Tomlin has traditionally been a stoic when it comes to his personality, it was still somewhat surprising to see him take such a big loss, and under such frustrating circumstances, in stride.
"We’re going to throw the ball to the open man,” said Tomlin as per USA Today.
“Really, it’s that simple. We’ve played without him in the past, so we’re not overly concerned about playing without him in 2016, to be honest with you. We have talent at the position.”
Tomlin was then asked if he felt any disappointment as a result of Bryant's actions, and Tomlin declined to comment, stating that his concern at the moment was reserved for Martavis Bryant the man, not the football player.
“I could, but I won’t because it’s irrelevant.”
“I want to see him get better as a man. Football and all the things associated with that are secondary.”
A confidence inspiring response from Tomlin, and a classy one at that.