The Pittsburgh Steelers have had many polarizing players throughout the Mike Tomlin era. Players who weren’t going to simply go with the grain and the status quo, but would rather be honest, and truly speak their mind.
You can count safety Mike Mitchell into this group of players.
Mitchell, who many fans despise for his on-field demeanor, is a huge part of the Steelers’ defense, and a piece of the puzzle which is needed for the defense to succeed. He speaks from his heart, and when recently asked about whether the team has been thinking about the New England Patriots in Week 15, his answer was tremendous.
Mitchell not only talked about the Patriots, the Cincinnati Bengals, home field advantage in the AFC Playoffs, but even brought up how the Steelers had to exit their team hotel at 4 a.m. the morning of the AFC Championship game last year.
Some will watch the below video and it will further their distaste for Mitchell as a player, but I find his candor refreshing at a time when everyone wants people to speak their minds, but grill them when they do.
(Note: There is some not-safe-for-work language used in the video below.)