On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 1:30 PM EST Senior Bowl The Baltimore Ravens scouts are heading to Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama to check out prospects for the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 8:00 PM EST Pro Bowl The 2017 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2017 and will be televised live on ESPN from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
  • Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 10:00 AM EST Cheerleader Prep Clinics Get ready for Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader tryouts at the Cheerleader Prep Clinics!
  • Thu., Mar. 02, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Fri., Mar. 03, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 04, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 04, 2017 9:30 AM EST Cheerleader Tryouts Tryout to be part of the 2017 Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders!
  • Sun., Mar. 05, 2017 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST NFL Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.
  • Sat., Mar. 11, 2017 11:00 AM EST Playmaker Tryouts Tryout to become a Baltimore Ravens Playmaker!
  • Sat., Apr. 01, 2017 8:45 AM EDT Marching Ravens Auditions Come join us and become part of the best marching band in the NFL!

News

Print
RSS

Steve Bisciotti Declines To Judge Mike Tomlin's Intent

Posted Jan 11, 2014

Steve Bisciotti said the Week 13 play was 'bizarre,' but that Tomlin is a 'really good guy.'


The most infamous play from Ravens’ 2013 season came in Week 13 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The play was in the fourth quarter of the Thanksgiving night game, when Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin stepped onto the field of play while Jacoby Jones was running back a kick return. Jones had to turn inside to avoid running into Tomlin, and ended up getting tackled short of the end zone.

The Ravens still won the game, 22-20, and Tomlin received a $100,000 fine.  The league could still strip the Steelers organization of a draft pick, which President Art Rooney II said Thursday he would appeal.

Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti commented on the issue for the first time Wednesday during the “State of the Ravens” [added quotes] press conference.

“I’m glad we won the game,” Bisciotti responded when asked about the incident. “My feelings for that move might have been a lot different [had we lost].”

Shortly after the incident, Tomlin told media that he was embarrassed by the play, but that it was “a blunder” and not intentional.

Bisciotti was asked if he thought the incident was a “pure mistake” or whether there was some gamesmanship involved.

“It’s not my job to figure out intent,” Bisciotti said.

“But, [it was] bizarre, weird, strange, unexplainable, and I think Mike was embarrassed about it.”

Bisciotti has been complimentary of Tomlin and the Steelers organization, and he stressed that he has respect for Pittsburgh’s head coach.

“I like Mike a lot,” Tomlin said. “He’s a really good guy. So, his intent – that is completely in his court. He got fined for it, and again, he’s embarrassed as a competitor. Like I said, I’m glad we won.”

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos