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Steelers coach Tomlin steps onto field, blocks Ravens TD

- November 29th, 2013

Mike Tomlin got in the way and stopped Jacoby Jones from going all the way.

During the third quarter of Thursday’s NFL U.S. Thanksgiving nightcap, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Tomlin ‘accidentally’ found himself in the lane of Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jones during a kick return.

The slow-motion replay indicates Tomlin’s apparent misstep did enough to slow Jones down and allow cornerback Allen Cortez to make the tackle. Jones also pointed toward Tomlin after the play.

One of the fastest wideouts in the league, it’s hard to believe Jones — with no defenders left in front of him — otherwise wouldn’t have made the touchdown.

But the refs didn’t see fit to penalize Tomlin and award Jones the score due to sideline interference.

Maybe it really was an accident, or maybe Tomlin took a page out of Jason Kidd’s playbook.

Either way, Baltimore took the game 22-20.

(h/t Deadspin)

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2 comments

  1. Will | November 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Yes, it does look as if Jones slowed down a bit to avoid a collision with Tomlin. What a jack-arse.

  2. David | November 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

    This reminds me of the 1957 Grey Cup when a fan tripped up Kick Returner Dave Bawel as he was running down the side lines. Only, this was just an NFL game so not nearly as big of a deal as the Grey Cup.

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