Cutch as a Steeler? Tomlin Likes the Idea
The Steelers coach says he has just the right role in mind for the Pirates outfielder.
Photo by Dave Arrigo, courtesy of the Pittsburgh pirates
Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin paid a visit to Pirates Spring Training Camp Monday and jokingly suggested that Andrew McCutchen would look good in a Pittsburgh Steelers uniform.
Then again, maybe he wasn’t joking.
“I’ll take Cutch, too,” Tomlin told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I’ll bet you he can settle under a punt.”
Crazy idea? Hardly.
McCutchen played wide receiver in high school, and according to Steelers Depot, he reportedly signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Florida.
Cutch told Men’s Journal last March that he felt he could contribute as a Steeler, if given a couple of months to train.
“Sports have changed so much; it’s sad. Before my time, guys like Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders played two sports all the way to a high level. That’s unheard of now. Coaches demand you devote yourself to one sport. It takes the fun out. Running down a ball in the outfield gap is like running the post route in football. One crosses into the other,” McCutchen told the journal.
On the flipside, there’s apparently at least one Steeler who’s not afraid of trying another sport.
Remember Ben Roethlisberger’s visit to the batting cage last summer? And who’s that standing next to him.