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Old 05-22-2007, 08:00 AM   #21
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It seems to be quiet on the Steelers side lately. is there any word at all on Troys contract or signing any of our draft pikcs?
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:15 AM   #22
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I havnt heard anything about it. But I wouldnt be surprised if it doesnt get done closer to training camp since typically thats what Ive seen.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:21 AM   #23
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Default Training camp is 2 months away, but Tomlin sees much to do

Training camp is 2 months away, but Tomlin sees much to do
By The Associated Press
Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The whistle around coach Mike Tomlin's neck should be a tip-off that it's not business as usual with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bill Cowher was never seen tooting a whistle during his 15 seasons as the Steelers' coach. Nor was Chuck Noll during his 23 seasons. So some Steelers players were taken by surprise when Tomlin, and not a designated assistant coach, sent them scurrying to a new drill with a whistle blast during their recent minicamp.

For Tomlin, it might be a way to remind the players that he is in charge, especially given the not entirely enthusiastic response to his hiring four months ago.

Already, the 35-year-old Tomlin has been forced to deal with All-Pro guard Alan Faneca's very-visible unhappiness with his contract situation ? and, by Faneca, some of the strongest in-house criticism of Steelers ownership in club history.

Several other players made it be known they wished the Steelers had promoted from within to replace Cowher, rather than hiring a young former assistant coach with only one season as an NFL coordinator.

If Tomlin is uncomfortable with these off-field issues, he has yet to show it. He appeared to be fully in charge during the required three-day minicamp from May 11-13, drawing praise from some players for being a hands-on and motivated leader who cared not about his lack of experience or his players' opinion of him.

"Their job is to play," Tomlin said. "My job is to evaluate them."

There will be a lot of evaluation this week as the Steelers begin 14 days of voluntary-in-name-only practices that will extend into mid-June, ending five weeks before training camp opens in Latrobe on July 23.

Normally, such workouts are for incorporating new wrinkles into the offense and defense and indoctrinating rookies and new players.

But, with the Steelers overhauling their offense and defense for the first time since Cowher took over in 1992, these practices will involve more than that.

"We're getting into a critical stage of the offseason," Tomlin said. "We're continuing to install our football, continuing to work on situational football, continuing to work the details that will allow us to be successful."

Our football?

"We've been using that phrase quite a bit: our football," Tomlin said. "It's our personality, what kind of culture we are trying to create in this building and with this team. The only way you do that is keep coming together and keep working on the details."

Among those details are new offensive looks on first and second downs that may involve four receivers and no fullback. The offensive checkoff system has been altered so quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be responsible for all changes at the line of scrimmage; before, the linemen and receivers made their own such calls.

"Sometimes," Roethlisberger said, "change isn't necessarily bad."

In the next month, Tomlin plans to rework much more than that.

"We're going to have two-minute emphasis, red zone emphasis, short-yardage emphasis days, hurry-up offense, no-huddle offense," Tomlin said. "Just situations that need to be addressed. We know the outcome of games are defined by what happens on critical downs, in critical field position."

The workouts supposedly are voluntary, but Tomlin has hinted he wants all players around. Faneca promised when the minicamp ended that he wouldn't be back until training camp, and there has been no signal he has changed his mind.
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For Tomlin, it might be a way to remind the players that he is in charge, especially given the not entirely enthusiastic response to his hiring four months ago.
It seems like the sherriff has arrived. I like what Tomlin is doing. He is simply letting the players know...this is his team. What is in the past is over with. Time to move forward.


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"We've been using that phrase quite a bit: our football," Tomlin said. "It's our personality, what kind of culture we are trying to create in this building and with this team. The only way you do that is keep coming together and keep working on the details."
I like that phrase. 'Our Football' It shows passion and accountability. Something tells me this is going to be a hard nosed football team that shows Tomlins character and love for the game
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It seems like the sherriff has arrived. I like what Tomlin is doing. He is simply letting the players know...this is his team. What is in the past is over with. Time to move forward.




I like that phrase. 'Our Football' It shows passion and accountability. Something tells me this is going to be a hard nosed football team that shows Tomlins character and love for the game

i am glad to see that Mikey T is showing them who is the boss.
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Troy's contract will probally be domne by the end of training camp.I think Troy wants his proccess to stay private so I doubt we will hear much about it.

Rookies from rounds 4-7 will probally start signing contracts come mid-June and the talks for round 1-3 picks normally don't pick up until the second week in July so don't expect to hear much on that front in the next two weeks.
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