Mike Tomlin PISSED about Steelers headsets going out. This is good. pic.twitter.com/VgYrJt0pBx
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) September 11, 2015
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin wore his emotions on his sleeve when asked about the headset malfunction on the NFL’s opening night.
To say Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was a little peeved about the headset malfunction during the NFL’s Thursday Night kickoff against the New England Patriots would be a major understatement.
He wasn’t a little peeved. He was downright disturbed.
For much of the first half of his team’s 28-21 loss to Tom Brady and the Pats, Tomlin and his coaching staff had to endure listening to the Patriots radio broadcast in their headsets.
Of course the timing of this malfunction couldn’t more beautiful. Thanks to Deflate-Gate, anything that occurs at Gillette Stadium this season will be heavily scrutinized.
Twitter enjoyed themselves as this story broke.
Wait, Steelers had Pats radio in their headsets? That's a I'm not even mad, I'm impressed situation if New England pulled something tonight.
— Robin Lundberg (@robinlundberg) September 11, 2015
Belichick says he had to switch headsets couple times. Both teams having communication problems. BB: “Seems like we deal with that weekly.”
— Ross Jones (@RossJonesFOX) September 11, 2015
#Patriots Belichick said he never got explanation about why there was a problem.
— Jason Cole (@JasonColeBR) September 11, 2015
Although most understand it’s the NFL who control the communication during gameday, anything involving the Pats in Foxborough will raise the antennas. Honestly, would you be surprised if you heard the term “Headset-Gate” rear its ugly head in a couple of days?
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That's the NFL's head security guy on the right, as they figure out the headsets pic.twitter.com/LqO4bDF17H
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) September 11, 2015