Darlington: Why I love training camp
Training camp is here! Jeff Darlington provides 42 reasons why he absolutely cherishes this roster-shaping process. More ...
"One thing that experience has taught me is that this is bigger than all of us," Tomlin said. "It's bigger than Mike, it's bigger than me, so I mean that when I say it's unfortunate for him that he's not here."
Translation: We've made our move. Now it's your turn. Wallace still might get his contract over the next month, but he's going to have to show up to camp as a sign of good faith to make it happen. We'll find out over the next week if Wallace has the stomach to stay away from work.
- While Mike Tomlin is secure in Pittsburgh, the man originally expected to succeed Bill Cowher is squarely on the hot seat in Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation remains up in the air, but the Arizona Republic noted Thursday that it's Kevin Kolb's job to lose. His contract makes him the favorite and Kolb took the first snap at training camp Wednesday. Ken Whisenhunt made it clear he wasn't happy with our own Willie McGinest for suggesting the Cardinals players prefer John Skelton.
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A warning to ex-Colts
Whatever you do, do not sign with the New England Patriots. It's a trap. Peyton Manning's former buddies Anthony Gonzalez and Joseph Addai both didn't even make it to training camp after signing with New England this offseason. Don't be surprised if the Patriots sign a veteran back like Ryan Grant or Kevin Faulk to compete in camp with their youngsters and Danny Woodhead.
Instant Debate: Bold predictions
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- Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer got a contract extension Wednesday, and now he's going to have to earn it. NFL Network reported first-round draft pick Dre Kirkpatrickwill be out roughly six weeks. That makes him unlikely for Week 1. Cincinnati's best cornerback Leon Hall is also still not healthy. The Bengals are going to have to rely on their pu pu plater of former first round picks like Terence Newman, Nate Clements and Adam Jones.
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