Steelers players in for physical, grueling camp

Any thoughts that Mike Tomlin wasn't firmly in charge of the Steelers were erased shortly into the team's first training camp session, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: July 26, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

LATROBE, Pa. -- Forty-five minutes into the initial session of his first training camp as a head coach, Mike Tomlin pressed his fingerprint onto the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers by returning to the past and unwittingly offering homage to the legendary Hall of Fame sideline chief for whom the team's primary practice field was recently christened.

Nah, Tomlin didn't put his players through the dreaded Oklahoma drill, a hallmark of Chuck Noll summer camps. That drill was a onetime ...

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