Whoever said Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is all work and no play must not follow the team's leader's offseason whereabouts. While Tomlin and GM Kevin Colbert are making their rounds at various college Pro Days scouting the next crop of talent to enter the NFL ranks, the tandem of Steelers brass annually make a visit to the Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training home in Bradenton, Florida.
Tomlin and manager Clint Hurdle are very close friends who communicate regularly throughout their various seasons, and the respect among the two franchises is very open, and genuine. In fact, all three of the professional sports teams in Pittsburgh are very supportive of one another. The term "Burgh Proud" has become as common place as "Let's Go Bucs" or "Here We Go Steelers" on social media and in person.
Anytime Tomlin shows his face in public and media are present, he can expect to field questions. He did just that after he addressed the Pirates before their Spring Training game against the Minnesota Twins. Check out what was said,courtesy of DKPittsburghSports.com.
Tomlin was a good sport about a wide array of baseball questions which were lobbed his way, but did mention his trip was a prequel to the main event of he and Colbert's business in Florida. The main event being to visit Florida State University's Pro Day.
The down time for Coach Tomlin will be short lived as the team prepares for the upcoming NFL Draft, as well as continues to try and fill holes in their lineup through available free agents still on the open market.