More physical than Steelers camp
Larry Foote spent the last seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but apparently their training camps were nothing like the first few days of Lions camp under new coach Jim Schwartz.
Its a lot more physical (here) Ill tell you that. Theyre dysfunctional around here, theyre intense, theyre fired up. Thats the way they should be in training camp, Foote said, meaning all of that as a compliment.
He said the level of physical play isnt even close in comparison and the Lions have yet to practice in full pads.
Coach Schwartz is going to take care of us. Hes not one of those old school coaches, he wants us to be fresh going into the season. Thats smart, thats the best approach, Foote said.
The veteran linebacker also has a message for Lions fans.
Tell the fans to stop bringing Steelers stuff. Im not signing Steelers stuff, thats in the past, Foote said after todays morning session.
He suggested that fans buy Lions gear and then hed be happy to sign that.