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TackleMeBen
08-20-2009, 12:54 PM
LATROBE, Pa. (AP)—Coach Mike Tomlin is showing his Pittsburgh Steelers it’s not only quarterbacks who can run a fake.As the Steelers trudged toward their practice fields for the last in a long series of a two-a-day practices Thursday, a fleet of buses pulled up at Saint Vincent College. To the veteran players, this signaled a welcome training camp tradition that began under former coach Bill Cowher: A morning at the movies, with no practice.Wrong. Buckle up that chin strap.It was all a ruse—there were no movies, no break. Practice went on, and Tomlin only grinned.“Just a little mental warfare,” Tomlin said. “Sometimes people need to be horribly disappointed and then asked to perform. And they did pretty well.”http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A2KIRzFIjI1Kf2QAUAQdsLYF?slug=ap-steelerscamp&prov=ap&type=lgns

TackleMeBen
08-20-2009, 01:00 PM
this is why we love coach tomlin.lol

Youngstown Steeler
08-20-2009, 01:21 PM
I like it. I have the feeling he'll make it up to the players, somehow.

Steel Head
08-20-2009, 01:24 PM
lol, what a dick! :sofunny:

CanadianSteel
08-20-2009, 02:13 PM
wow build up their hopes and the step on them.... I like it... nice dose of reality for them and reminder that hard work is needed to make the season sucessful

But I agree he will make it up to them somehow....

TackleMeBen
08-20-2009, 02:19 PM
But I agree he will make it up to them somehow

yeah, with another superbowl win..lol :chuckle:

TheWarDen86
08-20-2009, 02:24 PM
I'm sure that took the wind out of a few sails. But I like the tactic....a lot. They can't get complacent if they want to repeat.

SteelerFanInCA
08-20-2009, 02:26 PM
I heard it was Reed that setup the joke. Either way it's pretty funny.

43Hitman
08-20-2009, 02:39 PM
I'm sure that took the wind out of a few sails. But I like the tactic....a lot. They can't get complacent if they want to repeat.
I completely agree, I love the hard nosed shit, it makes men out of boys.

alittlejazzbird
08-20-2009, 02:40 PM
I heard it was Reed that setup the joke. Either way it's pretty funny.

Yep, the Associated Press reported it was all Jeff Reed's doing, and only Coach Tomlin and team security director Jack Kearney were forewarned.

Skippy strikes again! Maybe this was payback for that rookie's imitation of the Sheetz incident on talent night...

revefsreleets
08-20-2009, 02:48 PM
Movie day is for wimpy finesse teams like the Cardinals!

SteelMember
08-20-2009, 02:57 PM
:sofunny:

Expect the unexpected.

Sounds like something "Gunny" Highway from Heartbreak Ridge would pull.

Adapt and overcome.

Now, just wait for the SWEEEEEED! :chuckle:

hindes204
08-20-2009, 03:07 PM
thats awesome, i love it!!

msafford
08-20-2009, 03:32 PM
I heard it was Reed that setup the joke. Either way it's pretty funny.

I can just hear Reed. "I'll get those bastards for laughing at me during the rookie talent show!!"

stillers4me
08-20-2009, 04:21 PM
Maybe he gave them extra time at the new pool table.

HometownGal
08-20-2009, 05:50 PM
I think it's hysterical! :rofl: :laughing:

I could just see Tomlin saying . . .

"Devils in hell want ice water too." :evil:

RoethlisBURGHer
08-20-2009, 06:39 PM
I think it's hysterical! :rofl: :laughing:

I could just see Tomlin saying . . .

"Devils in hell want ice water too." :evil:

:rofl:

Tomlin is the man!

Hey, camp breaks soon. Wanna see a movie? Go see one then!

Hotrodder07
08-20-2009, 07:10 PM
Ha! That's great. I approve. :thumbsup:

MasterOfPuppets
08-20-2009, 10:02 PM
hampton probably had visions of 5 gallon buckets of popcorn dancing in his head.....:popcorn:

JackHammer
08-21-2009, 01:37 AM
hampton probably had visions of 5 gallon buckets of popcorn dancing in his head.....:popcorn:

Double butter..... :chug:

Galax Steeler
08-21-2009, 03:55 AM
hampton probably had visions of 5 gallon buckets of popcorn dancing in his head.....:popcorn:

He would probably have the popcorn machine setting beside of him.:toofunny:

Bluedust
08-21-2009, 12:00 PM
That's awesome!

Pi Kapp Steeler
08-22-2009, 11:04 AM
hahaha i can see casey hampton bringing 3 buckets of buttered popcorn and candy, then getting the new that they have to practice.... aahhhh reaaaly??????? :doh:

Pi Kapp Steeler
08-22-2009, 11:05 AM
lol i love how we all instantly thing have big hamp at the movies

Fire Haley
08-22-2009, 12:10 PM
duh - it backfired

They should have gone to the movies.

Then Ben would wouldn't be crippled.