- Just how far will Tomlin go to make that point?
- That meant little to Tomlin.
As Steelers Digest Bob Labriola pointed out at the time, Flozell Adams was never in danger of not getting the starting job, but Tomlin didn’t want to leave any appearance that Pouncey was being handed the job.
The Times Are They a Chang’in?
Fast forward to 2014. The Steelers shock all of the pundits in the 2014 NFL Draft by selecting inside linebacker Ryan Shazier with their first round pick. Yes, Ben Roethlisberger will have to wait 4 rounds to get his tall receiver, and fans will have to wait longer to get their corner.
- Yet, some things go according to plan, as Tomlin declared regarding Shaizer and 2nd round pick Stephon Tuitt: “It's [starting] not something that's going to be given to them, They'll be given an opportunity to earn it.”
- Steelers OTA’s are in full swing, and Dick LeBeau and Mike Tomlin didn’t wait a single snap to replace Vince Williams with Ryan Shazier in the first team defense.
But for now it’s a change of tune if not in fact a change in song on the part of Mike Tomlin....
...And for those of you who're into reading things into "Football in shorts," Shaizer closed the loop on this story by knocking down Pouncey during OTA's.
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