Steelers Coach Has Brilliant Comeback to Bradshaw Slam

And subtle, too
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 11:03 AM CST
Steelers Coach Has Brilliant Comeback to Bradshaw Slam
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.   (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

NFL analyst Terry Bradshaw raised eyebrows recently when he derided the current coach of his former team—that would be Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers—as not so much a coach as a "cheerleader guy," notes NBC Sports. Tomlin's response is great: He begins with self-deprecation, saying that, like most, he doesn't qualify as a "great" coach. "Now that being said, terms like ‘cheerleader guy,’ to me, maybe fall outside the bounds of critique or criticism. They probably fall more toward the area of disrespect and unprofessional. But what do I know? I grew up a Dallas [Cowboys] fan. Particularly, a Hollywood Henderson fan.” The unspoken zing? As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains, Henderson was a Cowboys linebacker who years ago said of Bradshaw: He "couldn’t spell cat if you spotted him the C and the A." (Read more Pittsburgh Steelers stories.)

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