The Pittsburgh Steelers are left in a holding pattern as they approach Week 4. In what was slated to be a big game between the Steelers and Tennessee Titans, two 3-0 teams, has now turned into a wait and see game.
After it become known the Titans had several players and personnel test positive for COVID-19, the NFL is weighing their options with how to proceed.
Will they move the game to another week?
Will they wait to see if any other players test positive?
There are plenty of scenarios (see many of them HERE) which can play out. In the meantime, the Steelers have put certain aspects of their usual game week on hold. That includes Mike Tomlin’s weekly Tuesday press conference.
This per Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Steelers have just postponed Mike Tomlin's press conference until later today. Another sign that the game Sunday is in jeopardy.— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) September 29, 2020
It isn’t known when Tomlin will speak with the media, but it is supposed to be later on Tuesday.
This per Burt Lauten, Steelers director of public relations:
#Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin's press conference scheduled for Noon has been postponed until later today.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) September 29, 2020
In the meantime, the Steelers are preparing for the game Sunday as scheduled. Below is a statement from the team:
The NFL could make a ruling on this today, and the Steelers seem to be waiting to see what is determined before Tomlin speaks with the media.
UPDATE: Coach Tomlin’s press conference is now scheduled to begin at approximately 6 PM Tuesday. This per Burt Lauten, Steelers director of public relations:
In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they progress through the 2020 regular season.