Steelers coach Mike Tomlin responds to Washington Redskins coaching rumors – WTAE Pittsburgh

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin responds to Washington Redskins coaching rumors – WTAE Pittsburgh

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he is focused on the team’s upcoming game against Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers — not the rumors that he may be a candidate to fill the Washington Redskins’ head coaching vacancy.Tomlin on Washington rumors: Tap the video player above to watch his full comments.”I’m not worried about that, to be quite honest with you,” Tomlin said in response to a question from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Sheldon Ingram at his weekly news conference Tuesday. “You’re the first person to mention it to me in a public setting.”After a follow-up question, Tomlin said, “I’m the head coach of a 1-4 football team that’s going on the road to play a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback with my third quarterback. Do you think I’m worried about anything this week other than that?”By way of that answer, Tomlin also seemed to confirm that undrafted rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges will make his first career start against the Chargers on Sunday night, with Mason Rudolph still in the NFL concussion protocol.Off to an 0-5 start this season, Washington fired head coach Jay Gruden on Monday and named Bill Callahan as interim head coach. Online reports have indicated Tomlin could be on the team’s list of candidates to replace Gruden.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he is focused on the team’s upcoming game against Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers — not the rumors that he may be a candidate to fill the Washington Redskins’ head coaching vacancy.

Tomlin on Washington rumors: Tap the video player above to watch his full comments.

“I’m not worried about that, to be quite honest with you,” Tomlin said in response to a question from Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Sheldon Ingram at his weekly news conference Tuesday. “You’re the first person to mention it to me in a public setting.”

After a follow-up question, Tomlin said, “I’m the head coach of a 1-4 football team that’s going on the road to play a Hall of Fame-caliber quarterback with my third quarterback. Do you think I’m worried about anything this week other than that?”

By way of that answer, Tomlin also seemed to confirm that undrafted rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges will make his first career start against the Chargers on Sunday night, with Mason Rudolph still in the NFL concussion protocol.

Off to an 0-5 start this season, Washington fired head coach Jay Gruden on Monday and named Bill Callahan as interim head coach. Online reports have indicated Tomlin could be on the team’s list of candidates to replace Gruden.

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