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steelsnis
07-01-2009, 09:35 AM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 31751.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_631751.html)

Here's the quote that stands out to me:


"(Tomlin) doesn't play around. He sat Casey Hampton down (at the start of training camp last summer). That's something you don't want to do. You want to be part of the unit. If (Tomlin) says, 'I want you to be in physical condition,' you must be in physical condition, or he's going to sit you down."

Anyone who questioned why Coach singled out Hampton last summer, one of the team's most respected veterans and best defensive players, this is the EXACT reason!

The young guys on the team see this stuff and realize that if Coach T can do this to a multiple-time Pro Bowler, he can certainly do it to me.

Love to see Willie Gay buying into everything and heading down to FL to work out in the heat w/some other vets. Great stuff!

Oviedo
07-01-2009, 10:42 AM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_631751.html

Here's the quote that stands out to me:


"(Tomlin) doesn't play around. He sat Casey Hampton down (at the start of training camp last summer). That's something you don't want to do. You want to be part of the unit. If (Tomlin) says, 'I want you to be in physical condition,' you must be in physical condition, or he's going to sit you down."

Anyone who questioned why Coach singled out Hampton last summer, one of the team's most respected veterans and best defensive players, this is the EXACT reason!

The young guys on the team see this stuff and realize that if Coach T can do this to a multiple-time Pro Bowler, he can certainly do it to me.

Love to see Willie Gay buying into everything and heading down to FL to work out in the heat w/some other vets. Great stuff!

...and it is exactly why Tomlin was the best possible choice for the head coach job. Players are expected to produce and maintain a standard. For Tomlin it is about performance not seniority. That's why Faneca couldn't cut it. He wanted to be treated special. Expect 10 new faces on the Final 53 this season. Tomlin will keep it fresh with hungry players who want it. That's why we won't have an 8-8 season because a coach and his staff quit on the organization.