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Steelers rookie George Pickens was seen by television cameras during Sunday's victory over the Indianapolis Colts blowing up on the sidelines, demanding for the coaching staff to "throw me the f***ing ball" more.
Head coach Mike Tomlin, rather than get angry at Pickens, instead complimented him and said it's the kind of attitude that he wants on his team.
"I'd rather say woah than sick ‘em," Tomlin said. "I want a guy that wants to be a significant part of what it is that we do. Now the appropriate and professional and mature way to express that, we're growing and working on, and we will continue. But that spirit, that competitive spirit, the guy that wants the ball, I want that guy."
And now, veteran Diontae Johnson is offering some key advice for Pickens moving forward, and he'll certainly want to remember it.
"Keep playing. Always stay ready. You never know when the ball is going to come your way," Johnson said his advice to Pickens was. "The minute you put that in your head, 'I'm not getting the ball, I'm not getting enough targets,' that's when you start to focus on the wrong things, and you don't really be as locked should you be. And there's times when there's plays to be made and you ain't really all the way in, you're were about the last play, you were about not getting the ball. So it just really just focus on the right thing. Let things go. Stuffs gonna happen throughout the game whether you like it or not."
The Steelers take on the Baltimore Ravens tomorrow.