PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The AFC Championship game is set and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn’t holding backs his thoughts on the New England Patriots.
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown posted a Facebook Live video shortly after the team defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 Sunday night.
In the video, coach Tomlin can be heard giving address to the team about the Patriots, and he’s not happy his team had to give the (expletive) Patriots an extra day of preparation.
“Let’s say very little moving forward. Let’s start our preparations,” Tomlin said in the video. “We spotted those [expletive] a day and a half. They played yesterday. Our game got moved to tonight. We gonna touch down at 4 o’clock in the [expletive] morning. So be it. We’ll be ready for that ass. But you ain’t gotta tell them we coming … Keep a low profile.”
Here’s the full Facebook Live video Brown posted. (Note: He has since deleted the video.)
(Warning Explicit Language)
In the video you can hear another person telling the team to stay off social media.
“Be cool on social media man, this is about us, nobody else.”
To which someone says, “[expletive] that [expletive].
Then, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger addressed the team and again reiterated the importance of not saying anything inflammatory this week.
“It’s a lion’s den. I’ve been there. A lot of us has been there. This ain’t gonna be fun,” Roethlisberger said. “Keep your mouth shut. Let’s play Steeler football and be a Steeler all week.
The video had been viewed more than a million times before being removed.
“I don’t know, this AB problem is something coach is going to have to deal with, I have no problem with it, it’s not like we’re sneaking up on anybody anyway,” said Steelers guard Ramon Foster. “This time of the year it’s best on best, we’re gonna get their best regardless of AB doing his Facebook live stuff.”
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeared on a Boston area radio station to talk about the comments.
He told WEEI, “I don’t think that would go over well with our coach.”
Brady also said what’s done in the locker room, should stay in the locker room.
Cardinal rule of the locker room — don’t record. It’s not for public consumption. The issue isn’t what Tomlin said, it’s using that phone
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) January 16, 2017
The Patriots host the Steelers in the AFC Championship game Sunday at 6:40 p.m. on KDKA.