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Steelers News: Mike Tomlin isn’t in the business of caring about being “understood”

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With all of the Steelers’ 2019 offseason workouts in the rear view mirror, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan base has to suffer through the dog days of summer until the boys of fall return to the gridon. In the meantime, don’t think the news surrounding the black-and-gold is over. As the team disperses for the summer, we continue to provide you with features, commentary and opinions to tide you over until training camp!

Today in the black-and-gold links article we take a look at how Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is not interested in being understood by the media or fan base. He has just one job to do...

Let’s get to the news:

  • Mike Tomlin has been questioned a ridiculous amount by a ridiculous number of people, but he doesn’t seem to care at all.

Steelers’ Mike Tomlin isn’t here to be understood

By: Jeremy Fowler, ESPN

Tomlin remained unapologetically himself through that storm, unmoved by a players’ coach label or what he called chatter. He publicly stated he treats everyone fairly but not exactly the same.

He is not concerned with being misunderstood. Winning rises above that, which is why Tomlin considers himself “ready for battle” in 2019.

”I shaped my reputation in this business and this outlook in this business being singularly focused on the task at hand,” Tomlin told ESPN in a sit-down interview from his hometown of Hampton, Virginia, where he appeared at a fundraiser for the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation. “So I’d be kidding you if I told you I had a certain edge because of what happened in 2018. I just have a certain edge because I better have a certain edge. This business that I’m in dictates that I better have a certain edge, and I embrace that element of it.”

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  • When the EA Madden NFL game released their ratings, plenty of Steelers players took notice.

Some Steelers surprises as Madden NFL 20 releases player rankings

By: Jonathan Bombulie, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

According to the minds behind the popular Madden NFL 20 video game, the best players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster aren’t necessarily who you might think.

According to the video game, which ranks all NFL players on a 99-point scale for attributes such as awareness, speed, acceleration, agility and strength, the Steelers’ best player is offensive lineman David DeCastro with a 93 overall rating.

He’s the second-best right guard in the league behind Dallas’ Zack Martin.

He’s followed in the overall rankings by receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (88), defensive lineman Cameron Heyward (86), offensive tackle Alejandro Villaneuva (86), center Maurkice Pouncey (85), quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (85) and defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt (85).

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  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have had issues covering tight ends in recent years, and this is a problem which still needs to be rectified heading into 2019.

Carter’s Classroom: Tight end problem must be solved

By: Chris Carter, DKPittsburghSports

Anyone who’s watched the Steelers in recent years knows the challenges they’ve had with covering the tight end position. Rob Gronkowski especially devoured the Steelers for his entire career, averaging more than 110 yards per game against them coming into 2018.

The problem continued last season as the team surrendered 887 yards to tight ends, the 12th highest in the NFL. But that number would’ve been worse without some of the adjustments that came late in the season. Here’s why the traditional problem with tight ends shouldn’t be an issue in 2019:

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