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Williamson on Tomlin's message to the team after game postponement: 'He expects us to be ready'


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When news broke yesterday afternoon that the Steelers-Ravens game on Thanksgiving night was postponed until Sunday afternoon due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Ravens' organization, many Steelers' players went to Twitter to express their frustration with the decision.


"We were in a practice and one of the guys came over and was upset,” Avery Williamson told 93.7 The Fan on Wednesday. “He was like, ‘the game just got moved’ and I was like ‘what’? I was really shocked when I heard that news.”


Williamson said even Mike Tomlin was mad when they found out that the game against the Ravens was moved to Sunday afternoon.


“Everyone was just excited about it, rivalry game with the Ravens,” Williamson said. “Everybody was amped up. We’ve been all locked in for the last couple of days. Then it gets moved to Sunday at 1, not in primetime.”


Williamson said Tomlin is giving the team off today for Thanksgiving and they'll proceed with preparation for the Ravens on Friday and Saturday with the game on Sunday.


“He expects us to be ready,” Williamson said of Tomlin's message to the team. “Don’t want it to be a distraction, go about our business and go get a W on Sunday.”


The Steelers will play the Ravens at 1:15 p.m at Heinz Field on Sunday and the game will be aired on NBC.

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