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Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday afternoon

We just finished up with the Steelers' portion of Monday's media schedule, as head coach Mike Tomlin, linebacker James Harrison, safety Troy Polamalu, wide receiver Hines Ward, tight end Heath Miller, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defensive end Brett Keisel were made available to the media.

I had a nice moment with Tomlin and a couple of other reporters before he went up and answered questions from the masses as he arrived a little early.

Tomlin made a joke about making us work an extra week, to which I replied that at least he wasn't still working next week. My line of thinking was that if he were working next week, it would mean he would be coaching in the Pro Bowl - the job that falls on the losing coach in the conference championship game.

But he went another way with it, saying he wouldn't mind taking the Steelers and playing against the NFC in the Pro Bowl.

Tomlin really seemed to be enjoying the moment in the sun.

© I asked Keisel if the rumors about defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau's retirement after the Super Bowl had been addressed.

He said they had and that they weren't true.

I'll have more in Tuesday's edition of the Observer-Reporter.


schnifin said...

Thanks for the updates Dale, hope you find some time to enjoy yourself while you're down there as well.

James said...

yea, you deserve some R&R for all the great blogging you've done all year, this is my first stop on the internet when I get home. :)

loose is good, they were loose before each of their playoff games this year.

Greg Mercer said...

i hope Silverback wasn't involved in that pillow fight. someone could have been killed.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good time is being had by all - lets just hope the boys aren't enjoying too many of tampa's fine gentleman's clubs - i think they number around 50. like mick told rocky "women weaken legs!" Dale, I'm not sure if you are old enough to have covered the 70's steeler superbowls but it would be interesting to know from Lebeau's perspective his take on the changes over the last 30 years at superbowls. -Travis