The pleas were ironically caught and spread during Antonio Brown's Facebook live session last night. The video, which had more than 1.1 million views and 20,000 shares before being taken down, features Steelers coach Mike Tomlin firing up his players prior to meeting the New England Patriots.
"When you get to this point in the journey, man, not a lot needs to be said. Let's say very little moving forward. Let's start our preparations. We just spotted these a--h---- a day and a half. They played yesterday. Our game got moved to tonight. We're going to touch down at 4 o'clock in the f---ing morning. So be it," Tomlin said in the video, via ESPN. "We'll be ready for their a--. But you ain't got to tell them we're coming.
"Keep a low profile, and let's get ready to ball like this up again here in a few days and be right back at it. That's our story."
Going live in the locker room certainly isn't keeping a low profile, but let's not blow up Tomlin's quote as some sort of new bashing of the Patriots. Much worse has and will be said about Bill Belichick's team. New England doesn't need to be called "a--h----" for motivation ahead of the AFC title game. Tomlin was clearly more focused on firing his team up than tearing down the Patriots.
We doubt "they got a day more rest than us!" is the best rallying cry Pittsburgh will come up with before they travel to Foxborough to take on Tom Brady.