Brett Keisel arrived to training camp ready to “construct a championship team”. Last year, Da Beard made his famed entrance on a Kubota tractor.
When you're Brett Keisel, you arrive for training camp in an orange tractor and a Brett Keisel T-shirt: pic.twitter.com/5HmKiLuH
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This year, he pulled up in a black and gold Hydrema 912 HM dump truck. Donning a #99 construction helmet, the 12 year veteran defensive lineman was a living embodiment for the Pittsburgh Steeler work ethic and the mindset that this team has this year.
“Since it’s kind of a construction zone here I brought my hard hat,” said Keisel. “We are constructing our team. We are excited about this year. I think everyone has written us off but we think we can construct a championship team.”
Keisel told Teresa Varley in an interview today.
I had my money on Brett showing up in a buggy pulled by Clydesdales, or at the stern of a towed pontoon with fishing rod in hand. This was way better.
Keisel showing up in a … pic.twitter.com/1BhYZR3a8O
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— KDKA (@CBSPittsburgh) July 26, 2013
That was fun. Excited to be at camp! Can't wait to see all my brothers. #thehuntbegins
— Brett Keisel (@bkeisel99) July 26, 2013