3:09 PM ET
PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin isn’t an excuses guy.
And that certainly isn’t changing this week as the Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in the middle of the NFL’s first significant test of conducting a season during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the Week 4 game against the Tennessee Titans postponed until a later date after two additional tests returned positive on Thursday, the Steelers face the very real possibility of playing 13 consecutive weeks.
That doesn’t matter to the all-business head coach.
“We do not care,” Tomlin said when asked about the potential gantlet of games.
That scenario could occur if the league opts to move the Steelers-Baltimore Ravens game from Week 7 to Week 8 and play Steelers-Titans in Week 7. Because both the Steelers and Ravens have a Week 8 bye, that schedule swap is on the table.
But that would mean the Steelers’ official bye week is Week 4, giving them a long road to the end of the season — one they hope ends with their first playoff berth since 2017.