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Praise for Klemm's aggressive coaching style was the biggest takeaway from Week 1 of OTA practices


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The Steelers completed their first week of OTA practices on Thursday and one of the key points that were addressed was the aggressive coaching philosophy that new offensive line coach Adrian Klemm brings to the table.


"I feel like there is a little more intensity, Steelers guard Kevin Dotson said of Klemm. "There is more aggression even the way we come off the blocks. Even the verbiage he uses in meetings is way more aggressive. Not just saying 'get the blocks,' but 'run through his face.' He is using more aggressive terms and I feel like that pushes our mindset in that way."


Klemm has talked about becoming more physical on the offensive line throughout the offseason, which fits Dotson and offensive tackle Zach Banner perfectly, as they are both road graders.


"I want to be more of that aggressive guy. I am kind of aggressive already. I want to be that guy that they just know he is going to do extra; you better make sure you are ready for this game type of guy for the defensive line," Dotson said. "I am trying to improve upon that. I want to be conditioned enough to be able to go the whole game, going 100 percent."



Klemm is a blue-collar, no-nonsense type of coach and knows what it takes to build a winning culture. Klemm was a part of three Super Bowl-winning teams when he was with the Patriots from 2000-2004. He was also coached by Dante Scarnecchia in New England, who's considered as one of the be