After reading this article it got me thinking, is Tomlin pushing this team too hard in the offseason to the point where they will have very little left for training camp and then end up burning out before the regular season is over?
Here's an exerpt..I could go either way on this one; you want the players to stay in shape and remain focused but you also need to give them time to get away from football, heal up the injuries, and just generally relax before the rigors of camp starts up again.The Steelers today wind up their spring workouts, and that comes none too soon for wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
Holmes doesn't care much for all the football practices that take place in the "offseason" and would like to see coaches reduce the amount of time players spend on the practice fields from April into June.
Toward that end, Holmes called his own timeout over the past few weeks. He pulled on his practice jersey and attended workouts but did little on the field in team drills during that time. He stayed out again yesterday and said he won't practice in today's final session.
"Just a lot of soreness throughout the whole body," Holmes gave as his reason, "from all of these days going back to back, back to back. It's kind of like guys were expecting more time off during the offseason, but this offseason we've had more time in. It's taken a little wear and tear, now it's time to rest the body a little bit."