Steelers 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, ESPN.com