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Mike Tomlin Is Not Amused!

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The NFL's vice president of operations, Ray Anderson, recently praised James Harrison for the supposed restraint he exhibited in the team's win over the Miami Dolphins, the first contest in the wake of the Steelers linebacker's helmet-to-helmet controversy. The exact words Anderson used were "clean play." He also pointed to a particular play where Harrison supposedly "let up" on crushing a Dolphins playmaker.  

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Head coach Mike Tomlin did not appreciate this commentary, to say the least:

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"I didn't see anything of that nature. If I appear short, it's because it's somewhat insulting to me to assume we're doing anything under any normal circumstances other than trying to play within the rules. That's how our guys play; that's how we coach.

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Number one, first and foremost, is it conducive to winning? That's what our intentions are when we step in stadiums to play, whether it's last weekend or three weeks ago or a month ago. Or a month from now."

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Now, here's the real money quote. Tomlin had this to say when asked how he felt about the league commenting on his team's play:

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"It would be tough for me to care less about their opinion, to be honest with you."

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Oh, snapAt this juncture, Tomlin appears to be peeved.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.