Head coach Dan Bylsma
knows a little something about winning a championship at the highest level after leading the Penguins franchise to its third Stanley Cup title. But when given a chance to pick the brain of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin – who led his team to a Super Bowl title in February – Bylsma jumped at the opportunity.
"I’ve met (Tomlin) a couple times before," Bylsma said. "He wrote us a kind note after we won, congratulating us. He urged us to do it again.
The two reigning championship head coaches spoke privately prior to the Steelers practice at Latrobe on Wednesday.
"I asked a few questions and had an exchange of what we’re looking forward to with what he’s going through right now, given the fact that he’s coming off of a championship season as well," Bylsma said. "We had a good talk but he’s got work to do today."
The Steelers hosted Bylsma, assistant coach Mike Yeo
, team president David Morehouse and other Penguins staff. The Penguins entourage was treated to lunch and dinner, toured the Steelers facilities, watched game film and attended practice.
"This is my first time to Steelers camp and first time to an NFL camp," Bylsma said. "There are so many differences between the way the camps are run. There’s a different feel."
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