TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Dixon: Tomlin fuss no big deal

Steelers/NFL Videos

Related Stories
By Dejan Kovacevic
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, 6:48 p.m.
 

No Pittsburgh coach or manager, professional or college, spends more time in the field of play than Jamie Dixon. Pitt's basketball coach is famous for straying well out onto the hardwood.

So maybe it shouldn't surprise anyone that Dixon laughed off the fuss stirred up by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's impeding — unwittingly or not — the Ravens' Jacoby Jones on a kickoff return Thursday in Baltimore.

“I could see it coming when I saw it happen on TV,” Dixon said of the attention the play has received. “I think the stage was the big stage. It was a Thursday night game, Thanksgiving, everybody watching … what else are you going to talk about when there was nothing else that day?”

Did Dixon think Tomlin knew what he was doing?

“Oh, no, are you kidding?” Dixon said. “No one's that clever.”

Dixon added that NFL coaches undoubtedly will back off the sideline the rest of the season, but he couldn't vouch for himself when his Panthers meet Penn State on Tuesday night at Petersen Events Center.

“I'll try,” Dixon said.

— Dejan Kovacevic

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Undersized Beachum quietly excels at 1 of game’s pivotal positions
  2. Steelers notebook: Polamalu, Taylor unlikely to play, Harrison ‘ready’
  3. Penguins’ defensive depth proves valuable
  4. Veteran tight end Miller’s blocking skill crucial to success to Steelers running game
  5. Steelers, young and old, thirst for opportunity to reach the postseason
  6. Steelers must be creative in providing snaps for linebackers
  7. Steelers notebook: Chiefs pass rush to test Steelers
  8. Steelers lookahead: Chiefs’ Charles injured but remains dangerous threat
  9. Steelers notebook: Brown leads WRs in Pro Bowl voting, Bell 2nd at RB
  10. Steelers offense finding an unprecedented balance when it counts
  11. Steelers Film Session: Falcons find way to limit Bell’s production
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.