Mike Tomlin has little to say about Ler17;Veon Bell: r0;Ir17;m not talking Ler17;Veon Authentic Alejandro Villanueva Jersey , Ir17;m just not, therer17;s nothing new to addr1; There are certain times during a Mike Tomlin press conference when you can almost feel the room wanting to ask the Pittsburgh Steelers coach a difficult question.Tuesday was one of those occasions, with a palpable sense coming from the assembled media that many of them wanted to ask Tomlin about rumors the Steelers were willing to entertain a trade for Ler17;Veon Bell, but few of them actually had the nerve to ask him about it themselves.Following a lengthy silence, broken by a cry of r0;anyone elser1; from the teams Director of Communications Burt Lauten, the question everyone knew was coming was finally uttered - was the team now willing to listen to trade offers for Ler17;Veon Bell?The response was delivered in a way that probably made the reporter wish he had never asked.Thankfully, one of the other members of the media followed up with a quick question about Joe Haden shadowing DeSean Jackson on Monday night, and Tomlin was suitably distracted.If anyone in attendance, or anyone listening, actually thought they would get a straight answer from Tomlin to a question about rumors in the media surrounding one of his players, I would suggest they had never heard a Tomlin press conference before. Expecting a genuine response to inquiries about possible trade negotiations going on behind closed doors is even more insane, but clearly the reporter in question thought it was worth a go anyway.If there is a deal in the works Womens Le'Veon Bell Jersey , Tomlin is the last person in the world who is going to tell you about it, and it seems fans will have to wait for an update from the ever reliable Adam Schefter for more news. Yes, that last part was sarcasm.No Khalil Mack vs. the Steelers in 2018?
No big deal Khalil Mack is reportedly heading to the Chicago Bears in what could be a monster deal involving multiple first round draft picks. With this news, the Steelers would no longer be facing Mack on December 9, when the Steelers play the Oakland Raiders, nor any other time during the 2018 regular season. There were several teams interested in trading for Mack, one of which was reportedly the Browns, but instead of Mack going to the AFC North, he is headed to the NFC North. A division the Steelers will not face again in the regular season until 2021.Some Steelers fans are breathing a sigh of relief knowing such a dominant player will not be lining up against them anytime soon, but Mackr17;s previous outing vs. the black-and-gold he did not fare well against the Steelers, specifically right tackle Marcus Gilbert.In 2015, the Steelers faced the Raiders in Week 9 of the season at Heinz Field, and there were more than a few notable performances in that game. Ben Roethlisberger was injured late and Landry Jones led a game-winning drive to kick a short field goal with 0:02 seconds left in the 4th quarter. This was also the game where Antonio Brown had 284 yards on 17 receptions. Final Score: Steelers 38 Raiders 35.What is missing from most peopler17;s recollection of the game is the stat line of one Khalil Mack. Why? Because Mack did not register a single stat for the entire game. Zero tackles. Zero sacks. Zero hurries. Nothing. If looking at only the box score Womens Jordan Berry Jersey , one would think Mack did not even play in the game r12; but he did. 69 out of 85 defensive snaps along, with 8 snaps on special teams, to be exact.For anyone paying close attention, and I was actually in attendance for this game, they could see how Marcus Gilbert gave a pro bowl caliber performance against Mack. This came in a year where Mack set a record for being elected to two different positions for the Pro Bowl. But on November 9, 2015, it was Marcus Gilbert that dominated the matchup.So, if the news of Mack going to the Bears is true, breathe a sigh of relief knowing a premiere pass rusher wonr17;t even be a potential problem for the Steelers this season, but I highly doubt Marcus Gilbert was worried either way. Been there, done that.