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Tomlin Practice Reps ‘Get More Deliberate’ As A Result Of Preseason Performance

One of the most frequently asked questions Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin has had to field throughout training camp has been related to the decision-making process behind the manner in which he goes about hand-picking the individual matchups we see in drills.

Whether it’s the blocking or passing edition of backs on backers, offensive line versus defensive line, or any other number of a variety of drills that pits one individual against another, Tomlin consistently maintained leading up to the first preseason game that there wasn’t necessarily much rhyme or reason behind it at that point, and that if you watch long enough, you’ll eventually see everybody go up against everybody.