Steelers Super Bowl notes

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

TAMPA, Fla. -- After a busy first day with the arrival of both Super Bowl teams, here are several additional notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers' camp.

  • Pittsburgh was not afraid to roll out the big names right away. The six players each team had to make available Monday were optional, but the Steelers chose stars such as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, safety Troy Polamalu, receiver Hines Ward and NFL Defensive MVP James Harrison. It was good practice for Tuesday's media day when everyone will be hounding these players.

  • Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin said he is taking in this experience and wants his team to do the same. For Tomlin, this is his second Super Bowl (first as a head coach), and there are tons of story lines surrounding him, such as returning to Tampa where he got his start and being one of the youngest head coaches ever in a Super Bowl.

  • "It's my goal that we embrace all that comes with being in the Super Bowl," Tomlin said of his mindset. "We're not going to come down here and have the mentality that we're going to be resistant of the obligations that we have, or resistant of these opportunities to visit with the media and so forth.

    "We're down here to play. We're down here to win. But there are a lot of things that come with that. There are 30 other teams that I'm sure would love to have the burden we have this week."

  • The Steelers will aim for normalcy with their practice routine. Pittsburgh will train at the University of South Florida and, for the most part, hold true to the same meeting and practice schedules that it had in Pittsburgh.

  • An interesting note is that Pittsburgh is not accustomed to playing outdoors in warm weather this time of year. Both playoff games against the San Diego Chargers and Baltimore Ravens this month were in Heinz Field under frigid conditions.

  • "We'll see," Roethlisberger said. "[Arizona is] used to this weather and we haven't played in it in a long time."