ASK THE STEELERS – LARRY FOOTE – PART 1
Steelers.com brings you the Ask the Steelers feature. Fans submitted the questions that were asked. Please understand that we receive an incredible number of questions for each player, with many of the questions being similar, and not all of the questions can be answered. We selected as many as possible, and took your questions to the current subject to get your answers.
Jerry Neal in Leawood, Kansas asks: What made you decide to re-sign with the Steelers?
Larry Foote: Coming close to the end of my career and what I experienced last year I wanted to be somewhere I am comfortable, a community I love and the possibility of winning another Super Bowl.
Jason Zell in Washington, DC asks: Has time away from the Steelers family made you appreciate the organization in a different way?
Larry Foote: Yes, absolutely. Just the way they run the business, just the environment, the spirit and the community.
SrA Christopher Kurtz, USAF at Warren AFB, Wyoming asks: What did you miss about playing for the Steelers?
Larry Foote: The locker room, the relationship I built through the years, and the camaraderie. All around I just missed the fun.
Carlos Arvizu in Toluca, Mexico asks: Were coach Mike Tomlin and Dick LeBeau factors for you to come back or was it simply a matter of personnel staff and your agentagreeing to a contract?
Larry Foote: They were part of it because they made that experience comfortable for me. Plus with the contract it was a no-brainer for me to come back.
M.R. Lowery in Florida ask: What is it like to be coached by Dick LeBeau?Larry Foote: It's an honor. It gives you a lot of confidence because you know he is the best who ever did it. He is going to put you in the best situation. There isn't another one if n the league better than him.
Chris Miller in DuBois, Pennsylvania asks: Why do you think Pittsburgh has been so successful defensively over the years?
Larry Foote: It's the mindset from what the Steel Curtain set in the 70s. Defense comes first. We are going to play defense no matter what and hold teams down. It starts at the top with Mr. Rooney all the way down.
Andy Peterson in Pennsylvania asks: How did the coaching styles between Detroit and Pittsburgh differ?
Larry Foote: Pittsburgh had a lot more experience than Detroit so they haven't caught up to their level yet.