Following Thursday night’s 28-21 Patriots’ victory over the Steelers in the NFL’s season opener, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin angrily insinuated that New England had tampered with Pittsburgh’s radio coaching communications. According to Tomlin in his postgame presser, the Steelers’ coaching headsets were playing the Patriots’ local radio broadcast through much of the first half.
When asked about it after the game, Tomlin said that interference is “always the case” when his team visits New England, which, after all the controversy that has surrounded the Patriots this summer, infers that the Pats are behind the radio jamming.
After that press conference, the Steelers’ official website posted an article — penned by team beat writer Bob Labriola — which goes into more detail about what happened on the sidelines during the headset mishap early in the game. This is where it gets interesting: