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Tomlin takes away 'silly' celebration, too

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07:15 AM ET 10.16 | Coach Mike Tomlin, not long after banning table games from the Steelers' locker room, has issued another ban on his players. Tomlin said Tuesday he has told the players to stop celebrating touchdowns the way wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders did Sunday against the New York Jets -- doing a front flip across the goal line and landing on his back. It was the second time this season a Steelers player has performed a flip on a touchdown. Rookie running back Le'Veon Bell did that when he scored his first NFL touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in London. "The potential for injury," Tomlin said, when asked why he banned the celebration. "It's silly." At his weekly news conference, Tomlin also said inside linebacker Sean Spence, the Steelers' third-round draft choice in 2012, will come off the physically-unable-to-perform list and begin practicing.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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October 16, 2013  07:27 AM ET

That front flip was one of the dumbest plays going into the end zone ever!

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October 16, 2013  08:12 AM ET

First smart move Tomlin has done. These clowns need to act like they have scored a TD before, he needs to slap Brown for celebrating every time he makes a first down too.

October 16, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Next week they will lose there Sippy straws.

October 16, 2013  08:27 AM ET

The Hot Clicks chick is just that HOT!! -------------------->

October 16, 2013  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That front flip was one of the dumbest plays going into the end zone ever!

Jerome Simpson did it the correctway a few yrs. ago when he was with Cincy.

October 16, 2013  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Jerome Simpson did it the correctway a few yrs. ago when he was with Cincy.

yes..landing on your feet instead of coming straight down on your back makes more sense, but that idiot sunday apparently couldn't figure it out.

October 16, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Tomlin should take the touchdowns however he can get them

October 16, 2013  08:49 AM ET

People may not remember this, but Adrian Peterson did a front flip into the end zone on a TD he scored as a freshman in college, and he broke his collar bone as a result. Put him out for the rest of the season.

October 16, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The Hot Clicks chick is just that HOT!! -------------------->

Smoking!

October 16, 2013  09:00 AM ET

Gotta make that highlight reel I suppose. Still, I'm surprised High Lord Goodell hasn't issued a decree against this sort of thing citing a chance one of his porcelain dolls may get chipped.

October 16, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

People may not remember this, but Adrian Peterson did a front flip into the end zone on a TD he scored as a freshman in college, and he broke his collar bone as a result. Put him out for the rest of the season.

I was wondering if that sorta thing ever happened coming down on your back wrong could be pretty painful

October 16, 2013  09:27 AM ET

sounds like preschool over there in Steeler land

October 16, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Tomlin's desperation tactics I feel are going to fall on deaf ears and in a couple of weeks we will see that the owner will take away Tomlin's job.

October 16, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Tomlin's desperation tactics I feel are going to fall on deaf ears and in a couple of weeks we will see that the owner will take away Tomlin's job.

NOT gonna happen!!!!!!!!!!

October 16, 2013  10:04 AM ET
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Tomlin's desperation tactics I feel are going to fall on deaf ears and in a couple of weeks we will see that the owner will take away Tomlin's job.

Not a chance. Every player on that squad will be gone before Tomlin gets fired. Super Bowl winning coaches don't get fired, they resign. That's why Tom Coughlin still has a job.

October 16, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Not a chance. Every player on that squad will be gone before Tomlin gets fired. Super Bowl winning coaches don't get fired, they resign. That's why Tom Coughlin still has a job.

Jimmy Johnson and Mile Ditka beg to differ.

October 16, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Jimmy Johnson and Mile Ditka beg to differ.

Mike^^

October 16, 2013  10:13 AM ET

Tomlin benching those clowns for a game would may get the message across. Better to sit them a game is better than someone getting injured doing stupid flips in the end zone and end up on IR for rest of year. The problem is, as the old saying goes: You can't fix STUPID.

 
October 16, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Sometimes you have to protect the players from themselves. Case in point.

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