Sometimes it’s just best to cut your losses.
That’s exactly what Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin did when he decided to pull wide receiver Antonio Brown out of Sunday’s 27-16 loss to the New England Patriots. Brown didn’t play during the waning moments of the game, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Chris Adamski spotted Tomlin giving Brown some words of encouragement after the game.
Mike Tomlin pretty much pulled Antonio Brown from the game.
Came over to him, said what appeared to be encouraging words.
— Chris Adamski (@C_AdamskiTrib) October 23, 2016
Brown had gotten hurt and left the game briefly with a thigh injury and eventually returned to action. He finished the day with seven receptions for 106 yards in his first full game without Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback.
Pittsburgh’s offense drove the ball well, but only finished one with a touchdown. Jones threw for a respectable 281 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team’s second-straight loss.