How about the first video from Camp Tomlin as a cool reminder.
Many people wondered how the new “head ball coach” (I can’t stand that Steve Spurrier Under Armor commercial) would start his first training camp, especially after Bill Cowher’s infamous 14 40-yard sprints.
Tomlin upped the ante, opting for 16 110-yard sprints.
However, he went soft on a few of the guys, allowing those who completed 44 of the 50 offseason workouts to be exempt from the test. Guys in that category were Troy Polamalu, Hines Ward, Ben Roethlisberger, James Farrior and Alan Faneca. Some chose to run, anyway (as evident in above photo).
Ed Bouchette and Dan Gigler of the P-G put together this video to show the test, and see how Tomlin was handling his first day at St. Vincent. Tomlin cut the test to 14 sprints after guys were finishing with no problem.
“Guys were doing so well we cut it at 14,” Tomlin said. “It didn’t look like anybody was going to have a tough time making it, a testament to their preparation. Hats off to them.”
Good first day,
Omar Epps Tomlin. You may have cut the guys a little break (only 2 sprints), but its still football season. I’m all giddy like a schoolgirl and whatnot.