LATROBE, Pa. (93-7 THE FAN) — Live drills continued at Steelers training camp today and there was no shortage of intensity. In fact, there was even a minor scuffle between lineman that was quickly broken up. Regarding the physical nature of camp so far, Mike Tomlin said after practice, that he is happy with the way the players are responding and they will continue to create a competitive environment.
“Not good work today – great work,” Tomlin said.
The highlight of practice was the competitive battle between the offense and defense on short yardage and goal line drills.
“Offense won the short yardage and defense came back and won the goal line,” Tomlin said. “Such is life this time of year, if you are growing and growing in the right ways.”
It is no lie that the number of live drills have increased this week at practice and according to Tomlin, there is a good reason for it.
“We got young talented defensive lineman, we’ve got young talented offensive lineman and the only way to improve is to play football,” Tomlin said. “I’ve of course stated that many times and it’s something that I believe in and I’m going to give them the opportunity to do that and show what they are capable of.”
As far as injuries go, Tomlin said there are a number of men with typical training camp nicks, but they are expected to be ready within the next 24 to 48 hours. Brett Keisel did not practice Friday or Saturday.
Listen to the entire interview with Tomlin here: