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Steelers taking old school approach to training camp

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05:04 PM ET 08.05 | Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has plenty of young players on the roster and he is doing what he can to make sure they are ready for game action by engaging in some early live action during camp. The players are in full pads and popping the pads as they go through the motions of the game. The goal is to prepare these guys for game action and the speed of an actual NFL game. According to those in attendance, the Steelers training camp is looking like the days of Chuck Noll with their "old-old-school" approach.

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August 6, 2013  12:18 AM ET

Old school? Maybe Plax is packing an old .38 wheel gun instead of a Glock. I appreciate the nostalgia in that.

August 6, 2013  01:05 AM ET

When Rapelissburger heard there was young talent on the team, he swooned.

August 6, 2013  04:12 AM ET

This is such bogus. The cba only allows for a certain number of practices in pads...can't remember the number but they will have no more or less padded practices than any other team.

August 6, 2013  07:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This is such bogus. The cba only allows for a certain number of practices in pads...can't remember the number but they will have no more or less padded practices than any other team.

True.

August 6, 2013  08:41 AM ET

It just means the coaches are wearing those uncomfortably short shorts. That's all. Kinda like the Tuna and BB back in the day.

August 6, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It just means the coaches are wearing those uncomfortably short shorts. That's all. Kinda like the Tuna and BB back in the day.

I'd LOVE to see them back in Chuck Noll form....hell everybody in the Steeler Nation would like to see FOUR Super Bowl wins in the next SIX years..............

August 6, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I'd LOVE to see them back in Chuck Noll form....hell everybody in the Steeler Nation would like to see FOUR Super Bowl wins in the next SIX years..............

Hey, good luck with that.

August 7, 2013  05:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Hey, good luck with that.

Anythings possible!

August 8, 2013  05:39 AM ET

"Old School" for the Steelers (to my way of thinking) would be:
1. Having the defensive tackles knocking people down with vicious head slaps. ("Mean"Joe redux)
2. Driving the helmet into the head of opposing players. (James Harrison)
3. Showing up for pre-game warmups with a huge hangover. (Bobby Layne)
4. Grabbing opposing players by the throat and shaking them. (Jack Lambert)
5. Threatening opposing linemen with bodily mayhem. (Ernie Holmes)
6. Playing all your games on artificial turf: a thin, synthetic carpet over concrete (3 Rivers Stadium)
NOW THAT'S "OLD SCHOOL"

August 9, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It just means the coaches are wearing those uncomfortably short shorts. That's all. Kinda like the Tuna and BB back in the day.

The Tuna in short shorts? Ugh. Thanks for the visual.

 
August 9, 2013  02:57 PM ET
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This is such bogus. The cba only allows for a certain number of practices in pads...can't remember the number but they will have no more or less padded practices than any other team.

No, you are incorrect. CBA allows one padded practice per day during training camp. Limitations for contact practice apply only once the regular season starts. Not all teams choose padded practices every day while n camp.

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