Tony Dungy

Tomlin fine with hyping up Steelers' showdown with Patriots

Sitting across from a Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster, Mike Tomlin decided to do longtime friend Tony Dungy a solid.

Asked about his team's potential during a taped segment before the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Green Bay on Sunday, Tomlin said aloud what's long been whispered in his locker room.

Dungy asked for an answer in "non-coach-speak." Tomlin, who can be as fluent in "coach-speak" as any of his peers, obliged.

Yes, Tomlin considers the Steelers talented enough to win the Super Bowl.

Yes, he's well aware Pittsburgh's Dec. 17 showdown with longtime nemesis New England could produce "fireworks," in what he believes...