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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin scrapped the modern 'mental reps' approach for a more time tested method - live tackling. With the new CBA restrictions on how much contact is allowed, Tomlin is pushing it right up against the limit. He understands that the only way he can get his young players ready is to instill a physical mindset and that only comes from actually doing it. Tomlin admitted he was too tough in his first training camp in 2007 , however, he did not put his players through as many live drills as in 2013, and that should tell you something about where he wants his team to be. "We're young in a lot of areas, particularly in the lines," Tomlin said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "We got young, talented defensive linemen, we got young, talented offensive linemen. The only way to improve is to play football. I've stated that many times and it's something I believe in. I'm going to give them an opportunity to do that and show what they're capable
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