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NFL Mike Tomlin Finally Reveals What Happened on Infamous Kickoff Return ‘Trip’

Mike Tomlin Finally Reveals What Happened on Infamous Kickoff Return ‘Trip’

NFL Mike Tomlin Finally Reveals What Happened on Infamous Kickoff Return ‘Trip’

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin may have a long, successful tenure at the helm in Pittsburgh, but one infamous moment in the infamous the 2013 Steelers-Ravens’ game on Thanksgiving night is one that Tomlin would likely like to forget.

With 6:26 left in the third quarter, then-Ravens All-Pro kick returner Jacoby Jones raced down the Steelers sideline for what should have been a guaranteed touchdown for Baltimore. Instead, Jones altered his running stride and his pace when Tomlin stepped onto the field in his path before stepping back behind the sideline. 

Tomlin changed an assured touchdown for Jones to a 73-yard kick return as he was tackled by Ravens defensive back Cortez Jones. 

To this day, the winningest coach in Steelers history still gets asked about that moment of his career. While he was fined $100,000 from the NFL and has previously addressed the situation on different occasions, he joined the Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday and finally revealed how he ended up in the way of Jones and the end zone.

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