Coach Mike Tomlin: First I acknowledge that we didn’t get the job done. That is always our intention every time we step into a stadium, to win football games. When you evaluate it from a first preseason standpoint there were some positives and some things to build upon. Obviously we fell short in some areas. We have to go back to Latrobe and get back in the business of developing as a team. Too many errors, physical and mental. We’ll deal with it. We won’t accept it; we will deal with it this time of year. Some positive things, there were contributions from a lot of people. I like the effort overall of the group, but we have a lot of work to do and we will get diligent at getting about it.
From an injury standpoint
When did Adams get injured?
When he tried to pick the ball up and run.
He had a family matter. He was excused by me.
He did some good things tonight. He has some growth, some detail things, some assignment things. Obviously he provided a splash or two for us in the football game.
How did you feel about
I thought they represented themselves well at times. From an assignment standpoint I thought they were above the line. They were beat physically some, but that is life in the National Football League. I am sure they will take the lessons learned in this stadium tonight and build from it.
RE: Time of possession on the first two drives:
It was a good start, but it was just that, a start. We desire to finish everything we do and we didn’t finish the job tonight. That is probably what burns in my mind more than anything.
The two touchdown passes, were those mental errors?
Those are physical, not necessarily mental. One