Steelers’ Ryan Clark Defends Mike Tomlin

Steelers_Ryan_Clark_2013Steelers safety Ryan Clark defended Mike Tomlin on Monday, saying the seventh-year coach never intended to interfere with the Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones during a kickoff return Thursday night in Baltimore.

Tomlin hopped off the field just before Jones ran past him on the way to a 73-yard return. Tomlin’s right foot caused a slight change of direction by Jones and may have prevented a touchdown.

“No intent at all,” Clark said following the Steelers’ first practice of the week. “If he had tripped him or tackled him it would have been a different story, but he didn’t. When he noticed he was in the way, he dived away.”

Source: Scott Brown,