Tomlin says Porter didn’t get game ball, won’t say much else
Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin made it clear Tuesday that he wants to talk about the Broncos and his team’s game Sunday in Denver, not about assistant coach Joey Porter and what happened last Saturday in Cincinnati.
Tomlin shot down a rumor that Porter had received a game ball after the game but said he’s “moving on” and won’t talk about Porter’s actions any further. Tomlin said the Bengals have time to reflect but he doesn’t.
Porter faces a fine for being on the field in the aftermath of Vontaze Burfict’s big hit on Antonio Brown. Porter was exchanging words with Bengals players when Adam “Pacman” Jones was flagged for a personal foul that set up the winning field goal.
Bengals Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther called Porter “an embarrassment to the coaching profession,” while longtime Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth said he respects Tomlin and the Steelers but doesn’t have any respect for Porter.
“No class,” Whitworth said.