Steelers coach Mike Tomlin not impressed with 'football in shorts'

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is not impressive in this drill because he is in shorts. - USA TODAY Sports

Blunt as always, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told the media after the Steelers first OTA practice Tuesday he wasn't impressed, presumably due to the lack of contact.

It must take a lot to actually impress Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. Unfazed in answering media questions after Tuesday's first practice of the first session of Organized Training Activities (OTAs), the Post Gazette's Dan Gigler's Blog 'n Gold wrote about Tomlin's reaction to a question asked regarding any player impressing during practice.

"Not at all. Football in shorts."

Yeah, so shut up, Mr. Or Mrs. Question Asker. Football isn't a game to be played in shorts. Not to put words into Tomlin's mouth, but one has to wonder if the football in shorts reference is a quiet jab at the lack of contact in these practices, and how that might not translate well into playing the actual game - where players hit each other (until the league says they cannot hit each other).

Not much to be impressed with, says Tomlin, but to turn a neutral into a positive, it doesn't appear anyone was injured.


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