Of course, it hasn't kept people from asking, especially since former Colts head coach Tony Dungy recently told NBC that Vick should be signed within the week. So when Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about the possibility Tuesday, here's what he said. From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
"If people are capable of helping us win we're going to have a level of interest in those guys," Tomlin said today at a news conference at St. Vincent. "I'm never going to discuss free agents individually. I don't think that's appropriate. I think that that conversation could be endless. If I start commenting on Michael Vick then I'll be commenting on Plaxico Burress and everybody else that turns up on the (waiver) wire. We do our due diligence on guys that have a professional skill level and of course (Vick) is one of them."
And via Jim Wexell's Twitter feed, this nugget:
Tomlin doesn't deny interest in Vick .... or Plex ... or Bradshaw. "Hell, Mel Blount looks good out there, too."Which I take to mean: no way in hell Ron Mexico ends up in Pittsburgh. Anything's possible, I suppose, but like I wrote at the time: the Steelers are set at quarterback. Charlie Batch looks like he'll win the No. 2 job, and Dennis Dixon, who appears just as capable as Vick in the Wildcat, will hold down the backup-to-the-backup assignment.
Oh, and then there's this from offensive coordinator Bruce Arians: "I'm not a Wildcat guy ... and Dennis [Dixon] would get broken in half. ... The only Wildcat runner in this league is a 240-pound running back named Ronnie Brown."
So, right, there's probably a better chance Mel Blount suits up in black and gold before Michael Vick. And I'm fine with that.