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Kovacevic: Tomlin’s ‘thumb’ only pointed to early exit

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Mike Tomlin, Wednesday at the Rooney Complex. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

"I start with the thumb."

That was Mike Tomlin talking about accountability. Talking about himself.

As if.

I'll let everyone else focus on Tomlin's press conference from the Antonio Brown perspective. There'll be tons of that all over the place, and our site certainly won't be an exception.

But, unlike the head coach of Pittsburgh's once-proud Steelers, I'm not going to duck behind the drama and avoid most anything having to do with actual football. Because the people who follow this team passionately deserved answers on this Wednesday at the Rooney Complex -- real answers to real questions about real football issues -- and this event had been set up in a way that was never going to allow that.

Which, to be blunt, was as telling as it was deeply disappointing.

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