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Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin essentially calls Terry Bradshaw dumb after 'cheerleader guy' comment

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin essentially calls Terry Bradshaw dumb after 'cheerleader guy' comment

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin usually isn’t one to get too fired up about something, at least in public. Most of his interviews and news conferences are filled with a lot of canned phrases or football cliches.

But after team legend Terry Bradshaw said Tomlin is a “great cheerleader guy” rather than a great coach, the 10-year Steelers leader gave a very thoughtful response, and even added a subtle dig toward the former quarterback at the end.

“Criticism and critique are very much a part of our business,” Tomlin told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s an element of our business that as a competitor I embrace. The term...