The real defense of the Steelers 6th Super Bowl begins in Latrobe, PA on Saturday, and for now, the team is worried about who is on the field, not a guy just out of prison for dog fighting.
Amid a report that Mike Vick was talking to the Steelers Friday, coach Tomlin quickly did what he always seems to do, talk about his team that he currently can control, not a player who is not even a part of the organization.
“I don’t know whether he was in Pittsburgh or not,” Tomlin said. “But I’m in Latrobe and everybody else in our organization is as well.”
Tomlin said that talk of Vick to the Steelers is downright silly, and that for now he’s not talking about the QB, or what he could bring to the club if it actually were to happen.
“That’s relevant for conversation,” Tomlin said. “I’m just focused on the Steelers who are here and what we have going on, and not interested in discussing potential free agents.”
As for what other Steelers think about Vick, a couple players said they wouldn’t mind, one of which was cornerback Deshea Townsend. “We’d welcome him with open arms,” Townsend said.
“We’re just focused on who’s here right now,” center Justin Hartwig said. “We’re just concerned about the Steelers. We’re not really concerned about Michael Vick.”
At least for now.