A few weeks ago, the Steelers signed the first two quarterbacks they drafted in the draft, the No. 1 pick and No. 6 pick, and a fourth receiver.
Now the Steelers are set to open up their rookie minicamp and a few other rookie minis for a first-time coach, and while it’s certainly not an unprecedented occurrence, it is certainly a different one than what you see every year.
“It’s a lot different than last year, but that’s just the way the draft is,” head coach Mike Tomlin said.
“We’re not going to have a whole lot of practice time.”
The first week of camp will be the first time the Steelers have held an indoor practice, with Tomlin and head coach Todd Haley allowing that it’s only the beginning.
“There’s going to be a lot of things that we’ve got to work through in order to make sure that we can do this right,” Tomlin added.
“That’s the beauty of this year.
That’s the plan, that we’re going to do that.” “
As long as you’re making adjustments, that’s the only way to get better.
That’s the plan, that we’re going to do that.”
With the first day of training camp just a week away, Tomlin knows his players will need to be prepared to face some of the toughest challenges they’ll face at the combine.
“The biggest thing for us right now is, I can’t really talk about the preparation, because we’ve been through so much in the past couple of weeks,” Tomlinson said.
“You can’t think about the competition; you just have to be ready to be challenged, and that’s what I’m excited about, that our guys are ready to do whatever they have to do to get that first start, because if they can do it, then they can have that chance. “
“And then hopefully, we can keep building off of that.””
And then hopefully, we can keep building off of that.”