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BlitzburghRockCity
07-30-2010, 07:24 PM
Mike Tomlin

http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Coach-Tomlin-Press-Conference---Training-Camp/4330cc25-b223-4085-a1aa-7a4ddae0ab63

Ben Roethlisberger

http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Coach-Tomlin-Press-Conference---Training-Camp/4330cc25-b223-4085-a1aa-7a4ddae0ab63#?id=4edc4f11-4f35-4929-8f17-9842201d1a54

Chris Kemoeatu

http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Coach-Tomlin-Press-Conference---Training-Camp/4330cc25-b223-4085-a1aa-7a4ddae0ab63#?id=383c6137-022b-4564-bc72-185e8dea6a6b

Max Starks

http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Coach-Tomlin-Press-Conference---Training-Camp/4330cc25-b223-4085-a1aa-7a4ddae0ab63#?id=8b2af456-c373-4789-95b2-7efc365bdb76

Trai Essex

http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/One-on-One-with-Antwaan-Randle-El/5f07f453-6485-4474-9e3b-64ae21d7bfd9#?id=fada48ff-f837-4620-bfd5-c1735de3fa57

Randle El

http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/One-on-One-with-Antwaan-Randle-El/5f07f453-6485-4474-9e3b-64ae21d7bfd9

HUNT4SEVEN
07-30-2010, 07:51 PM
http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Chris-Kemoeatu---Training-Camp/383c6137-022b-4564-bc72-185e8dea6a6b#?id=4330cc25-b223-4085-a1aa-7a4ddae0ab63 this is what Tomlin had to say...And check this write up on Pouncey.. http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Pouncey-deal-gets-done/083ab8c3-4f47-471e-a90b-25053eba47da?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter He never was Penalized in 919 snaps nor did he give up a sack or QB pressure, that very impressive:yesnod: he should be our starting center from day one based on this info :imho:

BlitzburghRockCity
07-30-2010, 10:45 PM
Pouncey has been working out daily since he was drafted so I'm sure he'll have no problems with the conditioning tests when he arrives tomorrow. Im excited to see this kid get into camp and grab hold of a starting spot and never look back.

Stlrs4Life
07-30-2010, 11:50 PM
http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Chris-Kemoeatu---Training-Camp/383c6137-022b-4564-bc72-185e8dea6a6b#?id=4330cc25-b223-4085-a1aa-7a4ddae0ab63 this is what Tomlin had to say...And check this write up on Pouncey.. http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Pouncey-deal-gets-done/083ab8c3-4f47-471e-a90b-25053eba47da?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter He never was Penalized in 919 snaps nor did he give up a sack or QB pressure, that very impressive:yesnod: he should be our starting center from day one based on this info :imho:


Maybe, but starting Center in college, and the NFL is 2 different worlds, next year, ok.

HUNT4SEVEN
07-31-2010, 01:57 AM
Maybe, but starting Center in college, and the NFL is 2 different worlds, next year, ok.

I understand the difference, i'm just saying he has a very impressive college resume, and he's better than Hartpig...

JensK
07-31-2010, 06:12 PM
This is basically just updates from a bunch of different tweets etc etc, put into one post, so i don't take credit for anything of it. Its hard to do when you sit in Denmark >.<

Ziggy hood have been the biggest bright spot so far, playing lights out in 1v1 drills, leveling Pouncey at one play. Tomlin did comment afterwards: "What a difference what year can do".

Speaking of the 1v1 drills, if these were any kind of indication on how the rookie LBs will pan our, watch out for Gibson. He looked amazing in them, especially with his footwork, where Worilds apparently left much to desire. Worilds also got leveled by both Miller and David Johnson on 1v1 drills. Even Tony Hills tossed him around a couple of times. Not a great start by Worilds. no word on Sylvester who i really cant wait to hear more about.

Pouncey and Adams should have looked very very good next to eachother. Both took snaps with the first team, at RT and RG. Ben was under center.

Harrison totally destroyed Mendenhall on the first play of 11 v 11 drill, who also dropped a pass later. Other than that, Mendenhall looks stronger, faster and more explosive than ever!

Isaac Redman ran pretty well today. Dwyer did not really get to run a lot because of his hamstring early.

This is not all that official, but heard from a fan down there, that Antonio Brown so far have looked better than Sanders. Thats not words from an "expert" tho.

I think thats it for now :)


http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/07/steelers-2010-training-camp-day-2-recap-notes-saturday-july-31st/

coldrolled
08-01-2010, 08:16 AM
Already sounds different than last year.....

Harrison was on the receiving end of a vicious blow earlier in practice from fullback Frank Summers, who exploded into the outside linebacker during the run-game scrimmage.

Antwaan Randle El broke off a reverse down the sideline for a long gain. The key block was made by tailback Isaac Redman, who received a deserved pat on the helmet from Tomlin.

Now on the defensive side of the ball:
The star of the 1-on-1 drills between the offensive and defensive linemen was second-year defensive end Ziggy Hood, who whipped Trai Essex and then Maurkice Pouncey. “What a difference a year makes, right?!” exclaimed Tomlin after Hood stampeded past Pouncey.

RIVERS OF STEEL
08-01-2010, 02:57 PM
live radio stream of TC and Steeler action. http://player.radio.com/player/RadioPlayer.php?version=1.1.9205&station=2105:popcorn:

BlitzburghRockCity
08-01-2010, 03:25 PM
Just got a tweet about players that will miss practice today..


Casey Hampton, Mike Wallace, Jonathan Dwyer, Maurkice Pouncey, and Ramon Foster sitting out practice today.

Real Deal Steel
08-01-2010, 03:32 PM
Pouncey is a beast. He's assumed control of the position. And I"m keeping my fingers crossed on no major injuries.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-01-2010, 05:08 PM
Various Tweets about practice today...

-Frank Summers came out wearing the 43 jersey of Troy Polamalu. Fans thought he was Polamalu.
-Not practicing today, NT Casey Hampton, WR Mike Wallace, RB Jonathan Dwyer, G Maurkice Pouncey, and T Ramon Foster all sitting out today.
-Trai Essex working at starting right guard in place of Pouncey with Kraig Urbik working behind him.
-Antwaan Randle El is working opposite Hines Ward in place of Wallace today.
-Cornerback Bryant McFadden very vocal today.
-Reported now that Wallace might practice some today.
-Byron Leftwich opens as starter in team drills today. Ben Roethlisberger going second.
-Rookie linebackers Thaddeus Gibson and Jason Worilds looking good in backs on backers drills. Worilds struggled on Saturday.
-Running back Isaac Redman holds own during backs on backers drill. Undrafted free agent Renauld Williams battling in drill as well.
-Roethlisberger gets work and hits rookie receiver Antonio Brown with a pass.
-Roethlisberger hits Hines Ward over the middle in hurry up offense.
-Roethlisberger beats blitz hits Heath Miller for touchdown, coverage by linebacker James Farrior.
-Antonio Brown catches another down the middle from Roethlisberger in second team work.

K Train
08-01-2010, 05:14 PM
gibson and pouncey are man children

Steel Trap86
08-01-2010, 05:26 PM
Various Tweets about practice today...

-Frank Summers came out wearing the 43 jersey of Troy Polamalu. Fans thought he was Polamalu.
-Not practicing today, NT Casey Hampton, WR Mike Wallace, RB Jonathan Dwyer, G Maurkice Pouncey, and T Ramon Foster all sitting out today.
-Trai Essex working at starting right guard in place of Pouncey with Kraig Urbik working behind him.
-Antwaan Randle El is working opposite Hines Ward in place of Wallace today.
-Cornerback Bryant McFadden very vocal today.
-Reported now that Wallace might practice some today.
-Byron Leftwich opens as starter in team drills today. Ben Roethlisberger going second.
-Rookie linebackers Thaddeus Gibson and Jason Worilds looking good in backs on backers drills. Worilds struggled on Saturday.
-Running back Isaac Redman holds own during backs on backers drill. Undrafted free agent Renauld Williams battling in drill as well.
-Roethlisberger gets work and hits rookie receiver Antonio Brown with a pass.
-Roethlisberger hits Hines Ward over the middle in hurry up offense.
-Roethlisberger beats blitz hits Heath Miller for touchdown, coverage by linebacker James Farrior.
-Antonio Brown catches another down the middle from Roethlisberger in second team work.

Anybody know Polamolu's status ?

BlitzburghRockCity
08-01-2010, 05:44 PM
Maurkice Pouncey sat with a hammy today while Ramon Foster had a concussion per Tomlin. Dwyer& Hampton still slowed with hammys.


As far as I know Polamalu is fine and practicing. No word on any injuries or other reasons why he wouldn't be out there.

Steel Trap86
08-01-2010, 06:14 PM
The highlights from the only practice on Sunday: rookie OLB Thaddeus Gibson won 6 of his 7 reps in backs-on-backers, a drill where RBs try to pick up blitzing LBs; and during the 2-minute drill, Ben Roethlisberger threw a 16-yard TD pass to Heath Miller on a third-and-10 with 13 seconds left.

this from the official steeler page on facebook

Zachintosh66
08-01-2010, 07:01 PM
Maybe, but starting Center in college, and the NFL is 2 different worlds, next year, ok.

Not to mention his offense was mostly shotgun...

BlitzburghRockCity
08-01-2010, 07:57 PM
From Steelers.com



LATROBE, Pa. – There was something old and something new during the Steelers lone practice on Day 2 of their training camp here.

What would qualify as old – or at least familiar – was Ben Roethlisbergerhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/ben-roethlisberger/54dda34e-9e43-4c57-9397-1143ddced5d6/) throwing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Heath Millerhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/heath-miller/ada7ab1b-9acd-421a-bed0-79ccc4542630/) on a third-and-10 with 13 seconds remaining in the period devoted to the two-minute drill.

The new was provided by rookie outside linebacker Thaddeus Gibsonhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/thaddeus-gibson/62228d10-d799-4a1e-b158-06147b60a2db/), the No. 4 pick from Ohio State, who posted a 6-1 record in the backs-on-backers drill. Gibson was matched against Rashard Mendenhallhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/rashard-mendenhall/3e1ac879-3146-46f4-946b-216532a371b1/) twice, David Johnsonhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/david-johnson/4e49a0b2-e0cf-4022-84ce-69563b3e5fa1/), Mewelde Moorehttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/mewelde-moore/a971937b-8bca-4747-a9f4-88706292e800/), Frank Summershttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/frank-summers/3661d0cf-aa51-4299-926d-01172fb413f3/), Sean McHughhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/sean-mchugh/9cfec415-7674-4d2d-8b59-4695a1bb7cd4/) and Isaac Redmanhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/isaac-redman/5250dc8c-d3c1-4001-9e55-b6c6d991bb84/). It appeared as though Redman was the only back to control Gibson.

“I saw some guys win some, and I saw some guys lose some,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “I saw some guys who need to grow technically, and that’s usually the case early in training camp when you’re talking about a drill like that. It’s never lacking for enthusiasm or physicality, but it’s usually lacking from a technique standpoint. We use that energy and enthusiasm as a teaching tool, and we teach those guys what a friend technique can be to them. Hopefully we’ll see more quality technique the next time we do that drill.”

Tomlin admitted the backs-on-backers drill favors the defense, because the linebackers get a running start at a back who then is asked to stop the charge and prevent the defender from getting to the quarterback. But even with that, and even though Tomlin is always reluctant to lavish praise on rookies this early in the process, Gibson’s showing in the drill stood out.

“If you’re a linebacker and you’re shy you usually have a problem,” said Tomlin. “I don’t think (Gibson) has that problem.”

The special category for Sunday’s afternoon practice was the two-minute drill, and Tomlin explained what he was looking for during that session. “What we’re looking for is to work on the situation. To work the ball down the field and hope to get a couple of critical situations where someone has to make a play at the end. We got that with the first group. The second group, we never really got it going offensively, so I didn’t get what I was looking for. But so be it. There will be plenty of opportunities as we move forward to grow in those areas.”

Roethlisberger quarterbacked the first-team offense, and he converted one of the situations by escaping pressure, running to his left and completing a pass to Hines Wardhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/hines-ward/8a520076-6343-42ce-a89f-28a7dc97c67a/) in the middle of the field for a first down. Then of course there was the touchdown pass to Miller.

With Byron Leftwichhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/byron-leftwich/1c056731-bcbb-4953-acad-047f272bf685/) working with the second-team offense, he converted a third-and-1 with a pass to Matt Spaethhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/matt-spaeth/6e953cee-d299-44b8-9896-ca055f8872da/), but that was followed by four incompletions. Larry Footehttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/larry-foote/8bbeec8c-cae8-4d79-8c84-eb94ce439442/) broke up one of those attempts and rookie Antonio Brownhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/antonio-brown/859114e9-d70b-477b-8eaf-6f34bb1ffc03/) dropped another that hit him right in the chest. On fourth down, Leftwich missed connecting with rookie Emmanuel Sandershttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/emmanuel-sanders/8dbfd17f-3e27-497e-a7ce-4462b4467a6f/) cutting across the middle.

“A great day two for us,” said Tomlin when it was over. “We’re just continuing with getting started with this training camp. I liked the energy and enthusiasm from the guys and expect it to continue as we get comfortable with our surroundings.”

INJURY UPDATE: Said Tomlin, “Casey Hamptonhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/casey-hampton/179448fb-c7b4-43ee-82db-14d8d6f9eab3/) continues to be day-to-day with his hamstring, Jonathan Dwyerhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/jonathan-dwyer/5bfae686-9098-4bb3-85aa-bfd8c720d223/) has a mild hamstring, as does Maurkice Pounceyhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/maurkice-pouncey/9d33439a-ec2b-4a65-a2a2-0b63719b0604/). Chris Scotthttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/chris-scott/f12c26a6-d755-424b-94c6-fd5eea10fc6f/) has a foot injury where he’ll be out for an extended period of time. Andre Frazierhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/andre-frazier/07d2fe28-b8b8-4fa4-9a67-feab2c36eb63/) is still day-to-day with his knee. And Ramon Fosterhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/ramon-foster/200381ee-4d12-425e-b3bd-4f4bca965e35/) missed practice with a concussion he sustained yesterday. He performed well in all the testing today, and we’ll continue to monitor him and maybe give him some physical exertion tomorrow that’s not necessarily football-oriented and go from there. The natural wear-and-tear that’s associated with training camp at this juncture – we’ll adjust and hopefully we’ll get those guys back quickly as we continue with this process.”

BlitzburghRockCity
08-01-2010, 08:26 PM
Tons of training camp pics....

http://www.fanfeedr.com/nfl/pittsburgh-steelers/all/newest/last-hour/ (http://tinyurl.com/2f9ptus)

LatrobePA
08-01-2010, 10:09 PM
From what I'm hearing Leftwich looks bad...Of course it's just the beginning of TC so we'll see...

coldrolled
08-02-2010, 09:26 AM
From what I'm hearing Leftwich looks bad...Of course it's just the beginning of TC so we'll see...

he was 0-3 last year to start the season in tampa.

i dont see the love affair... he played with us in 2008..

its 2010....

oh i forgot, dixon threw an int in his first game...

oh wait... so did ben against the ravens.


:banging:

BlitzburghRockCity
08-02-2010, 10:49 AM
Some nice pics from the PG, from Sunday's practice..

http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/sports/blog-n-gold/20519-training-camp-pics-sunday

More pictures from day two of the Steelers 2010 Training Camp ...
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/camp.jpg
Another gorgeous day in Latrobe ...
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/skinneysnack.jpg
Casey Hampton has yet to practice, but he looks like he's shed more than a few pounds, don't you agree?
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/benhinesheath.jpg
Big Ben in the shotgun and Hines Ward in the slot in 7-on-7 drills.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/benpassing.jpg
Roethlisberger back to pass during a team drill.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/benthrow.jpg
Roethlisberger has looked generally sharp during passing drills.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/fieldlatrobe.jpg
In God's country.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/troy7on7.jpg
This man in uniform is a sight for sore Steelers fans eyes.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/heeeeath.jpg
Heeeeeeeeeath Miller hauls one in during a team drill.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/hinesharrison.jpg
Silverback covering Hines. That is one theoretical collision I'd pay to see.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/hinestroy.jpg
One future HOFer covering another during a 7-on-7 drill.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/hoteladams.jpg
The 'Hotel' looks bigger than the dorms on the hill.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/urbik.jpg
Kraig Urbik locks up during a pass rush drill. Needless to say this is a big camp for last year's third-round pick, who never sniffed the field during his rookie campaign.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/foote.jpg
Larry Foote back in black & gold.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/tomlinwatches.jpg
Tomlin presides over team drills.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/benshoekid.jpg
This kid got an autographed shoe from Big Ben.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/jewish_fan.jpg
Jonathan Weinkle of Squirrel Hill got this yarmulke in Jerusalem. The characters at the bottom say "Steelers" in Hebrew.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/belfast.jpg
In years past, the Steelers have put out a vinyl banner for fans to sign and leave messages, this year, there's a guest book in the merchandise tent. In two days, they've already amassed signatures from Wyoming, Arizona, Florida, Alabama, California, Iowa, Texas, Missouri and Canada, but the winner for furthest traveled fan is above, from Belfast.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/tat2.jpg
Tattoo of the day #1.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/tattoo.jpg
Tattoo of the day #2.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/lambertthrowback.jpg
Arguably the best throwback jersey ever. How many of you knew that Jack Splat wore #99 in college?
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/dirt.jpg
Throwback-jersey-of-the-day, runner up #1.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/swanneyjersey.jpg
Throwback-jersey-of-the-day, runner up #2.
http://blogs.sites.post-gazette.com/images/stories/Dan_Gigler/pylon.jpg

steelcitysfinestXL
08-02-2010, 10:52 AM
From what I'm hearing Leftwich looks bad...Of course it's just the beginning of TC so we'll see...

Yeah i agree... lets give it some time. Hopefully Dixon will get SOME reps with the 1st team this week to see what he can do. I havent heard good things about anyone (minus Ben) at the QB position. Dixon appearntly looks decent with the 3rd team other than some dropped passes which arent his fault obviously.

LatrobePA
08-02-2010, 11:28 AM
It's crazy looking at the pics sitting here in Ohio, I grew up in Latrobe and riding bikes to TC and even hanging with some players wasn't a big deal...Now it's a 10,000 person show!

Cool pics, thanks for sharing!

DanRooney
08-02-2010, 05:58 PM
Credit: vrabinec

Notes from Saturdayís practice.

Same disclaimer as every year. Itís only the first day of practice. If I say something bad about ďyour guyĒ, donít take it personally. Thereís no telling who gets serious at what point of the season among the veterans, and thereís no telling what affect first day nerves may have on a rookie. These notes are in chronological order. Sometimes you only get half of what happened because guysí numbers are sometimes obstructed by the surrounding players or the fat dude sitting in front of me.

Jeff Reed is the first player down. Thatís the first time in a while that a veteran was the first guy on the field at the first practice.

The next guys down are Kyle Jolly and Demetrius Taylor. Good hustle. These two better. The odds are against them.

The tight ends take a few flatfooted catches from the jugs machine. McHugh goes first. He catches the first five belt high, facing the machine. The next two balls get spit out at his ankles, and he makes nice, quick scoops on both. He takes one more in the chest, then turns to the side and catches the next five balls well placed, out front, then he turns the other way and catches the first one. The second one is a couple inches over his head, and it handcuffs him. The ball was a little high, but it was definitely catchable. Itís a drop. He catches the next two.

Spaeth takes a turn. Starts out square to the machine. He bobbles the first one at his waist, but holds on. Catches the next five, all at the chest. He still absorbs the ball well, but he has shortened up his motion so he doesnít let the ball carry his hands as far as he used to which lets him tuck it away quicker. Smoother hands than McHugh. He turns to the side, the next ball is behind him and he makes a nice catch, contorting to scoop it from the small of his back. The next ballís high and he pulls it down nicely. He looks the next two into his chest, then the following two are nice catches on a high passes. Turns to the other side. He catches the last three, one of which sailed over his head and he had to go up for it as high as he could.

Johnsonís next. He catches the first three, two in the chest and one off the hip. Numbers facemask, knees and one he scoops off the grass. Pretty good for him. Last year he dropped something like four out of the first seven. Maybe he worked on his hands. He turns to the side and catches the next eight balls, one a nice catch on a ball well over his head. He turns to the other side. And catches four in a row including one that was behind him and one that was high. Well, heíll never be Antonio Gates, but he seems to have improved.

Miller takes his turn and shows us the surest hands in the business. Seven clean catches.

Eugene Bright takes a turn. He makes his first five catches including one low one and a high one. The next oneís at the waist and he bobbles it, but holds on. He catches the next three including a nice scoop on a low one, then drops the next one at the knees. Heís getting quite a slap when the ball arrives. Heís not absorbing the thing. Heís kind of overpowering the ball like a power forward on a rebound. Heís too animated, a lot of wasted motion. The coaches should beat that out of him inside a week. He catches the next four, but looks shaky. Hope heís a hell of a blocker.

Next they take turns running crossing patterns in front of the machine.

Speath goes first, and catches it.

Miller makes a one handed catch, reaching way out in front of him.

Johnson drops one he should have had, forehead high.

McHugh catches one at the hip.

Bright catches one.

Safety Tuff Harris joins them and makes a one handed catch.

Spaeth coming back the other way makes the catch.

Miller makes the catch.

Johnson makes the catch.

McHugh bobbles the ball for two steps then pulls it in.

The next throw is out of Brightís reach. No way he could have gotten to it.

Harris catches the next one.

Spaeth makes the catch, coming back the other way.

Miller makes the catch.

Johnson makes a stretching catch on a high ball.

McHugh makes the catch.

Bright drops another one. This one in the numbers.

Harris makes a catch on one behind him, reaching back nicely with both hands. This guyís got good hands for a safety.

Spaeth, Miller, Johnson, and McHugh catch theirs, but Bright drops another one.

Harris drops one at the knees.
Speath and Miller catch the next two.

The next throw is too low for Johnson. No way he could have caught it.

McHugh makes the catch.

Bright makes the next catch, and probably breathes a sight of relief. The great eye in the sky, hoisted on a platform, is watching even this little drill. Make a mistake, and it lives forever.

Harris tries to showboat and tries a one handed catch. Drops it. Hopefully one of the coaches will tell him to stick to using two hands if you can.

Another one out of Johnsonís reach.

The next pass sails way over Harrisí head.

Harris takes the next three facemask high.

On the other end of the field, Reed hits one from 45.

The offense goes through its walk throughs. Benís running with the first team. Guess thatís to show itís still his team. Good for Tomlin.

The first play is a pass to Ward on a ten yard come back route down the right numbers.

Flozel Adams is starting out at right tackle with the first team. You know the rest. Hartwig at center, Essex at RG, Kemo at LG.

Ben hits Wallace on a ten yard out to the right.

Leftwich runs with the second team. He hits Grisham on a short crossing pattern.

Hines lines up to the right and Battle to the left with Wallace in the slot. Grisham comes from somewhere behind the line and catches a short out pattern to the left from Lefty.

Battle splits right, Emmanuel Sanders splits left. Spaeth goes in motion then stops, Lefty drops back and hits Speath crossing deep in the middle.

Brandon London split left, Antonio Brown split right. Johnson the tight end on the right side. Dixonís the QB. London goes in motion and gets it handed to him on the end around.

Dixon drops back to pass, hits London on an out pattern.

Dixon drops back to pass, hits London on an in pattern.
Batch comes in. Wallace and Ward split right. Randel El to the left. Itís a little screen for Wallace, with Ward leading the way.

Ward fakes going in motion, Batch throws it to him on the right, but Kemoeatu standing underneath to simulate the defense grabs an interception with surprisingly suptle hands and takes it back the other way, Ward catches him from behind and bear hugs him, then gets dragged along. Pretty funny. Remember, this is the walk through.

Wallace splits right, Wardís in the slot. Randel El to the left. Wallace runs a fly down the right sideline and Batch hits him in the hands and Wallace drops it.

Battle goes in motion, Mendenhall gets it up the gut.

Battle and Sanders are split out left. Speath on the right TE spot. Grisham comes out of the slot, into the flat and Batch hits him in stride.

Grisham splits out right, goes in motion. Batch drops back and throws it to Sanders over the middle ten yards deep. Wow, Sanders is smooth jazz when heís running his route and catching the ball. Very fluid, kind of like Swannie. No, Iím not saying heís the next Lynn Swann, he just has some of that same grace. (It helps that they gave him 88. I wonder if someone did that on purpose.) No telling at this point if the kid canít get off the line ala Willie Reid or implodes in real games like Lima Sweed.

Battle and Grisham split right. Sanders splits left. Batch drops back and hits Vincent swinging out of the backfield.

Batch has Grisham split right. He goes in motion. Battle and Sanders are split left. Batch drops back to pass, heís looking, looking, never threw it. The horn sounds.

They practice the extra point. They start out with Bright blocking on the right side and McHugh blocking on the left. Reed pounds one down the middle and rattles the cameramanís post with the kick. I get the sense that Reed loves to scare the cameramen by making their platforms wave way up high in the air. They move it back and try from 27, he nails it. They move to the other hash marks. Reed lines up, and hits another 27 yarder. He makes one from 33. The next 33 yarder makes it through, but it drifted far to the right and almost hit the post. He splits the uprights on a 38 yarder. He hits a 43 yarder. He hits another 43 yarder, this one drifted to the right again. Looks like heís slicing just a bit.

They run four or five gadget play fakes out of the field goal formation, none of which look promising. In fact, they have a scary resemblance to the Zorn fake field goal call in Washington. On he last one Jeff Reed takes a pitchout. Please tell me thatís not really in our playbook.

On the far side of the field, several players are catching balls. Antonio Brown appears to be bobbling a few. Sanders is catching his.

Ben starts out the stretch period, stretching with the guys longer than he normally does. But eventually he drifts over to his usual place, standing next to Arians as the other players stretch.

The highlight of the practice, Hoke does his famous Russian dance, arms crossed, kicking his legs out and bouncing like heís playing at the Bolshoi (Okay, maybe thatís a stretch)

QBís backs and the o-line come out to dry run some plays at half speed with no defense in front of them.

Ben under center, handoff to Mendenhall.

Leftwich under center. Handoff to Moore to the left.

Dixon comes out with only enough linemen for half a line. Summers is the lead blocker in the backfield. Handoff to Mendy.

Lefty under center, handoff to Moore to the left.

Dixon under center, Antonio Brown goes in motion, Redman takes a handoff to the left.

They practice pitchouts. Ben pitches it to Mendy.

Lefty pitches it to Moore, a little behind him.

Dixon pitches it to Taylor, and itís a little behind him.

New line coach Kugler, who walked around the fields earlier unnoticed by most of the fans, has the linemen over in one corner. Heís non-stop talking. With Zirlein there was a lot of standing around. Kugler gets very animated. I donít know whether or not heís a good coach, but I like how animated and intense he is. Zirlein was their buddy. This guyís in their face.

DanRooney
08-02-2010, 05:59 PM
Taylor takes in a pass nicely on a flair out. It’s only one pass, but if a guy with his size can catch, then he’s in the mix to become the full back on those rare occasions we actually use a fullback.

Dixon hits Vincent on a flair out to the left flat.

Ben hits Jonathan Dwyer in the flat. He looks the ball in nicely.

Batch hit Moore swinging into the flat.

Dixon hits Redman out to the left. After the play, Kugler comes in and gives Urbik some instruction. Urbik’s running at center. Haven’t seen him line up at guard yet. Tomlin’s talking to him too. If Urbik’s gonna take the snaps at center, then he’s gonna have to make the line calls. I wonder how much notice he got. The pictures on the Steeler’s official site of mini-camp is the first I heard he was running at center.

The backs take turns zig-zagging through four or five orange cones. Vincent moves through them with moderate speed. Summers is slower. Taylor is a sloth through there. Dwyer shows decent quickness through the cones. Redman looks to be slightly quicker, almost as quick as Moore. Oh man, Mendy is far quicker through the cones than the rest of them. He’s like one of those border collies, zig zagging on the dog obstacle course.

Players take turns catching balls thrown behind them on a crossing pattern.

Redman makes a nice catch.

Sanders makes a smooth catch on a ball well behind him.

Brown makes a nice catch on a ball behind him.

Isaiah Williams makes a nice catch.

Logan makes a shaky catch on a ball at the waist.

Hines makes a catch at the numbers

Randel El makes a catch at the numbers.

Wallace makes a catch on a ball behind him.

Battle makes the catch on a ball behind him.

Grisham juggles a ball thrown behind him, but he pulls it in.

The tight ends are practicing coming out of the chute and hitting the sled as they come out.

Johnson hits the sled the hardest out of the tight ends. McHugh has good form but not as much power. Bright has good power. Not quite like Johnson, but close.

The offensive linemen take turns driving each other.

Adrian Jones looks a little weak, can’t move Kemo.

Pouncey looks a little weak. Kugler stops him and gives him some instructions.

Adams moves Jonathan Scott with relative ease.

QB’s and receivers are running deep crossing patterns.

Ben hits Wallace on the numbers.

Dixon hits Battle in stride.

Grisham drops a ball that was right in the chest.

Ben hits Randel El in stride.

Lefty hits Logan in stride.

London makes a nice catch on a ball over his head.

Ben hits Sanders in stride.

Jonathan Scott looks weak, trying to move Adams. It’s funny. Kind of like Bugs Bunny trying to move The Crusher.

Essex isn’t moving Hills much.

Urbik moves Pouncey pretty well.

Kemo shoves Adrian Jones around with no problem.

Wallace drops a pass.

London, Brown, and Sanders make smooth catches.

Isaiah Williams makes a nice catch on a ball a little high and behind him.

Batch hits London, and London looked a little shaky on that, had to double grab the ball.

Ben hits Randel El in stride. Ben looks sharper than he usually does this time of year. He’s usually shaking off a bit of rust at this point, but he looks like he’s right in the groove this year.

Ward with a nice catch on a low ball.

Dixon hits Battle in the numbers.

Wallace with another drop.

Brown with a catch on one at his face mask.

Grisham with a nice catch on a high ball.
Sanders with a catch on one at the numbers.

London with a smooth catch, but he’s moving slower than the other receivers. This guy’s not gonna blow by anyone.

Randel El with a catch on one he turns around for. My first impression is that Randel El still catches the ball like a former QB. The #3 receiving spot depends on whether or not he’s as quick as he used to be. From my perspective, he doesn’t seem to be. That means the things wide open, and he’s probably keeping an eye over his shoulder for Sanders and Battle.

Antonio Brown hauls in a deep out. He seems like a decent enough receiver, but I don’t see anything special about him yet, not speed, not moves, not hands. None of them seem to be bad, but none of them seem to be good enough either. He’s gotta have more than this if he wants to make the team.

Sanders with a good catch on the deep out.

Dixon hits Williams in the numbers.

London makes a nice catch on the sideline and tiptoes to stay in bounds.

Dixon overshoots Logan.

Ben hits Spaeth in the numbers.

Ben hits Randel El on a quick pass to the sideline.

Tight ends are practicing pass blocking linebackers.

Bright blocks Thaddeus Gibson.

They line up again, and Bright blocks him again.

The defensive backs are hitting the sled. David Pittman, Will Allen, and Justin Thornton look weak hitting the sled relative to the others.

Coach Kugler has a drill I haven’t seen before for the o-line. He has them straddling a foam bar about the size and shape of the concrete stop you see in parking spaces. He has them practicing shuffling back like they’re on their backpedal in pass protection. The foam pad keeps them dropping in a straight line instead of hap hazardly.

Ben hits Brown in the numbers. (still running deep crossing patterns)

Johnson blocks Worilds nicely.

Lefty hits Wallace in stride.

Worilds fights through Johnson nicely with a swim move.

Sanders with a great one handed catch on a ball thrown way over his head.

Bright does a decent job on Harrison.

Dixon is a little off on a throw to Brown.

Batch hits Logan in the numbers deep.

Gibson beats Spaeth off the snap and gets under his arm nicely with a rip move to get by him outside.

Lefty hits Williams in the numbers.

Ben hits Sanders on a deep comeback.

Dixon hits Brown on a deep out.

Batch hits London on a fly down the middle.

Johnson bends Worilds over backward a bit. They do it again, and this time Worilds gets under him with his quickness and gets around him.

Batch is high to London, but London comes down with it.

Dixon hits Sanders in the numbers.

Johnson absolutely pancakes Worilds. Puts him on his back, flailing like an overturned turtle.

Gibson beats McHugh with an outside rush.

First scrimmage:

Lefty is under center. I formation, Heath to the left. Heath goes in motion. It’s a handoff to the right, Woodley and Aaron Smith pile up the left side, but Mendy cuts it back immediately and the left side of the offensive line buries their guy. Nobody left over on the right side of the defense, and Mendy is off to the races down the left sideline for a huge gain. Clark might have had the angle on him to get him way down field, but that’s debatable. No worry about Mendy getting off to a slow start like he did last year. He looks sharp. His line may suck, but he’s ready for the season.

I formation. Spaeth and Summers lined up in the backfield in front of Moore. Lefty under center. Spaeth goes in motion to the left. Harrison blows up Summers, nowhere to go for the running back. Moore tried to turn it inside, but the inside of the front 7 had the play piled up.

Lefty goes under center, Spaeth and Miller to the left. Moore in the backfield. Moore on a handoff off tackle to the right, Woodley piles it up and Moore has to try to cut it back inside, but that’s stuffed up.

Lefty gives it to Moore going left with Summers as his lead blocker. Foot stuffs Summers in the backfield and the play has nowhere to go.

Lefty with two tight ends. Redman in the backfield. Steve McLendon gets blocked out of the play at the point of attack and Redman cuts quickly through the hole for a very nice gain. Redman’s moving nicely. He’s running a little lower than he did last year.

Redman with Summers as his lead blocker, two tight ends, Lefty under center. Legursky gets thrown into the backfield by McLendon, and Redman is forced to make a hard cut, but he makes a nice run out of it. He’s showing a little more quickness than last year as well. Redman has improved.

Pouncey’s in at RG. Pouncey pulls to the left on a short guard pull and he misses his man. Went right by the primary threat in the hole which was Worilds, the back side LB who slid over ahead of him, and he ended up in a double team block, helping Kemo with a man Kemo had already blocked out of the play. Worilds cuts it up the line and gets Vincent behind the line of scrimmage.

Pouncey does a nice job of standing Paxson up. (the rest of the play was obscured by the family of five going back for their 4th hotdog)

Johnson goes in motion to the right. Dwyer on a sweep to the right, big hole. Johnson locked on Gibson and drove him way outside. Dwyer cut it up quickly, right behind him, got through the hole quickly and showed good acceleration through the hole.

Mendy on a sweep, cuts it up inside, but Foote has it piled up.

On the far field, Burnett has great coverage on Sanders. Tightest coverage of the day so far.

London does a nice job juking Lewis outside then cuts inside and makes a nice catch.

Mendy tries to go off tackle to the right and gets stuffed in the backfield when Ziggy gets great penetration and blows up the play, grabbing Mendy and the QB together.

Dixon hands it off to Redman, but Ra’Shon Harris has it stuffed in the backfield. The offensive lines seem to be really struggling with the run blocking. I mean, struggling more than they normally do. Even the big runs are coming on cutbacks where it’s more a matter of the running back making a nice play rather than the line.

Practice punting and some coverage skills.

Sepulveda hits a high 50 yard punt.

The next punt is much shorter, maybe 35 yards.

Grisham is trying his hand at outside gunner on punt coverage, but he’s weak getting a release and slow getting down field.

Gay is weak in trying to get the release on the outside.

Williams looks weak on the release.

Sepulveda with another 50 yard punt.

Dwyer is strong on getting the outside release, but then he’s slow getting down field.

Sepulveda with a 45 yarder.

Moore does a nice job getting a release on the outside.

Pitman gets a clean release and closes ground quickly.

Sepulveda hits a 42 yarder.

London is very slow on the release, and doesn’t seem all that strong for his size.

Sepulveda with a 50 yarder.

Sepulveda with a 45 yarder.

Sepulveda with another 45 yarder.

Next scrimmage.

Two wides right, Ben drops back and hits Mendy out of the backfield over on the left. Ooooo, Keisel drops Mendenhall with a thump to the chest and the crowd goes wild.

Ward and Miller line up to the right. Wallace on the left with Randel El in the slot. Ben drops back to pass, Randel El finds a deep seam on a crossing pattern and Ben lofts a perfect throw over the linebacker and under the safety. Randel El got behind Ike and he’s gone.

--- Added 8/2/2010 at 04:59 PM ---

Battle splits out right, Ward in the slot. Wallace burns Gay on a deep out and Ben hits him in the numbers.

Grisham, Battle, and Sanders come out to the right. Lefty drops back to pass, no pass rush. Hits Sanders on a deep post pattern and Sanders makes a nice catch, but Mundy is right there as the ball arrives and would have unloaded on Sanders. Of course, DBís arenít allowed to hit the receivers, so weíll never know if Sanders would have held onto the ball.

Lefty under center. Moore back there with him. Fox is coming on a blitz but gets caught up in the junk. Worilds has good pressure, but Lefty gets it off and misses Grisham by five yards.

Lefty has Redman back with him. Lefty drops back. Ziggy loops around on a stunt, but thereís too much traffic inside. Lefty overthrows Battle. Lewis had good coverage on him, and Mundy was there in case he caught it.

Dixon under center. He hands it off to Randel El on a reverse. Great block by Redman at to point of attack on Worilds to spring him.

Logan and Brown split out to the left with Summers in the backfield. Dixon drops back and hits Logan, but Logan got hit immediately by Thornton and Crezdon Butler whose zone it seemed to be. There was absolutely no pressure.

Dixon drops back. Urbik stuffs Gibson coming on a blitz. London makes a nice sideline catch. He beat Anthony Madison.

Leftyís back under center. Looks, looks, no pressure. Checks down to Mendy coming out of the backfield into the left flat, covered by Timmons.

Lefty has Moore in the backfield. He drops back to pass, throws it a little high and Randel El drops it. He should have had that. McFadden had decent coverage on him and was right there in case he caught it.

Leftyís got Redman in the backfield. Wallace and Ward to the right. Clark coming on the blitz has great pressure. McFadden has great inside position on Wallace, had him pinned against the sidelines. Lefty missed by five yards.

Grisham and Battle split out to the right. Batch is in, hands it off to Vincent, and Vincent cuts it back, right past Ziggy. Mundy comes up and gives him a good shot. Mundy seems to be around the ball a heck of a lot more than he did last year. Looks like he knows where heís going this year.

Sepulveda with a long punt, Logan brings it back. Timmons has the first touch on the coverage team.

Sepulveda with a long punt. Gay gets blocked out of the play. Renauld Williams is the first man down on coverage. He looks like a good special teamer.

Sepulveda pooch punts. McFadden is holding Sanders who is coming down the sideline as the gunner. Bailey downs it inside the 5.

Sepulveda shanks the next pooch punt and it goes out of bounds way up past the 20.

Pass rush and pass protect on the far field.

Worilds beats Starks by faking an outside rush them blowing right by him on the inside with a brutal swim move. Worilds obviously needs to work on taking on blockers and his technique is poor when he needs to hold his poisition, but he looks like he could be useful this year on the attack. He more agile than a guy like Woodley, heís more tiger to Woodleyís bear, but heís gonna need work before Iíd be comfortable seeing him out there in anything but 3rd and long.

Hoke beats Hartwig with a short quick swim move.

Smith jumps off side.

Wallace beats Ike on an in and Ben hits him in the numbers.

Essex does a nice job blocking Smith.

Gibson gives a great fake outside then blows right past Adams on the inside. Coach wants to see it again. Gotta give Adams a second chance after that. Adams looks awkward over on the right. Heís not lifting his hand off the ground fast. Looks like he hasnít found his balance over there. It could be a while before he gets used to the right side.

Gibson comes back and does the same this to Adams again.

Ben hits Randel El in stride on a wide receiver screen.

Essex swallows up Worils.

Eason jumps off side. He tries it again, and Kemo stuffs him.

Ben drops back, but doesnít have anyone open. He checks down to Moore.

Stevenson Sylvester has good coverage on Randel El underneath.

Jones gets abused by Ziggy on a great swim move.

Adams burries Gibson.

Brown beats Harris on a good crossing pattern.

Legursky stuffs Paxson

Worthington pushed Pouncey into the backfield. They try again, and this time Worthington beats him with a head fake out and an inside move. They try it one more time and this time Pouncey stuffs Worthington. Pouncey appears to be absorbing the hit. At some point itís clear that the guy across from you is your man to block, at that point, he should be attacking. Itís kinda like leaning into a punch so you donít absorb the full force of the blow. Right now, Pouncey is absorbing everything they unload on him.

Lefty hits Brown on a sideline pattern. Brown beat Butler on the play.

Scott does a nice job stuffing Gibson.

Worilds gets stopped in his tracks.

RaíShon Harris gets stuffed.

Lefty hits Spaeth on an inside curl pattern in front of Sylvester.

Ziggy swims right by Legursky.

Pouncey gets beat on a swim move.

Grisham beats Burnett on a quick out pattern.

Pouncey pushes Ziggy past the pocket.

Lefty a little high for Brown, McFadden had good coverage.

Scott stuffs Gibson.

Dixon hits Logan down the sideline. Logan had beaten McFadden.

Paxson gets by Jones on a perseverance rush. He kept coming.

Kiesel pushes Legursky deep into the pocket.

Bailey beats Dorian Brooks with a spin move.

Grisham cuts in front of McFadden and makes a nice catch.

Harrison fakes Foster out of his jock with a head fake outside and an inside move. They try again and he beats him with an outside swim move.

Dixon drops back to pass. Johnson finds a seam and Dixon throws a perfect touch pass right over Foote and right in front of Gay.

Dorian Brooks stuffs Gibson.

Ziggy takes Kyle Jolly for a ride into the backfield with a great bull rush.

Fox bats Scott with an outside rip move.

Batch fakes a handoff, drops back, and heís intercepted by Sylvester. Sylvester got a nice deep drop from his LB spot and he dropped right to the perfect spot.

Pittman has Brown smothered.

Sanders beats Butler on an in pattern.

Sanders turns Butler around for another catch, but Butler comes up quickly.

Brown makes a nice catch on the sideline.

Butler is all over Brown in coverage.

Grisham cuts inside on a quick in pattern and Burnett reacted quickly, undercut it and almost had the interception.

Last scrimmage:

Hand off to Mendy, Farrior and Polamalu have it sniffed out.

Hand off to Mendy, oooo, Harrison blew the play up in the backfield. Looks like heís back at full speed.

Split Randel El out to the right, Miller and Spaeth inside right. Kiesel bats Kemo. Wallace has Ike beaten down the sideline, but Lefty doesnít have enough time and he overthrows the play.

Ben under center. Summers back to be the lead blocker, Miller drops back. Pitch it Vincent left. Foote and Eason stuff the play.

Spaeth Johnson to the right. Brown and Sanders to the left. Redman in he backfield. Johnson goes in motion to the left. Ben fakes the handoff to Redman then rolls to the left and hits Brown on the sideline. Brown had burned Will Allen.

Ben under center. Brown split left. Sanders in the slot. Ben drops back, he comes underneath to Sanders who absolutely fakes Gay out of his jock.

Brown and Randel El to the right, Sanders to the left. Moore in the backfield, Dixon under center. Handoff to Randel El to the left. RaíShon Harris blows the play up in the backfield.

Williams splits right. Redman is the lone back. Dixon drops back top pass, he hits Williams right in the numbers. Williams had beaten Burnett.

McHugh goes back to be the lead blocker for Moore. Dixon fumbles the snap (or Urbik didnít snap it right)

Benís the QB. Miller comes in motion to the right. Ben drops back to pass, Timmons forces him out of the pocket to the right. Clark had perfect coverage on Randel El.

Miller and Spaeth to the right, Sanders to the left. Ben hands it off, and Mendy busts through the line (Ziggy would have had Mendy in the backfield) Mendy gets into the secondary and fumbles the ball.

Randel El splits out to the right, Sanders to the left. Spaeth is tight to the left. Ben has Moore in the backfield. Summers drops back to be the lead blocker. Spaeth goes in motion. Pitch back to Moore, double reverse to Sanders. Sanders cuts around the line but before he can get free, Harrison chases him down.

DanRooney
08-02-2010, 05:59 PM
This is a response I wrote on aniother board that goes a little more in deatil on a couple guys:

I wouldn't say Worilds had a bad day. he needs to learn how to use leverage better when he's holding his ground, but he was pretty impressive on the attack. He's got a nice arsenal of moves and wiggles as he's coming up field, kind of in a Kendrell Bell sort of way. I think he'd already be formidable on passing downs as long as he's coming up field and not dropping into coverage. He's a little confused in that capacity. He doesn't know where he's going, but he gets there in a hurry and with a nice attitude. I really liked what I saw from him for the most part.

Lefty's got a real battle on his hands for the starter's spot for those 4 games. Some forgot to tell Dixon he's out of it. Dixon was very accurate yesterday and he was making his reads quicker than he did last year. I only saw one of two tuimes when he short circuited when he dropped back, and that's a huge improvement for him from last year. He throws the ball more accurately than Leftwich. He doesn't have that Juan Marichall wind up that Lefty does do the ball gets out of his hand quicker. He throws a prettier ball. He leads receivers better. And he's obviously a better runner. Yeah, Lefty had a bad day.

Pouncey's a little stiffer than I thought he'd be. I had dreams of him being the next Dirt Dawson, but forget that, he's not that agile. He's a guy that's gonna get in position quickly, and he was doing that okay, but it looks like he was a bit meek and didn't show the urgency he's going to need to show in sliding his feet. He was getting side to side a little slow and stiff, but once he locked up on someone, he did a good job. Definitely not like Urbik was last year. Pouncey has a change to get in the lineup early in the year IMO. He's not better than Essex right now, but give him a couple weeks, and he should be okay.

Redman looked solid blocking and he surprised me a bit running the ball. I expected him to beef up for the role of the short yardage dive, but I think he actually lost a few pounds and he looks quicker. I think he's cutting better, and his blocking technique is far better than last year. I think he's bucking to steal the backup role from Moore, and he looks like he has a shot at it.

I really, really liked what I saw out of Sanders (obviously), but like I said, for all we know, he may not be able to get off the line when the DB's are allowed to hit receivers. He looks a bit thin, might be easy to jam at the line, or he might hear feet when they can hit him. We'll see. But so far so good, he looks like a playmaker.

Of the rookies, Brown, Butler, Worthington, Thornton, Brooks, Taylor, and Jolly did noting distinctive that I saw that would lead me to believe they have much to contribute.Dwyer looked a lot quicker than what I was expecting for a 230 pound back. I can't wait to see him in full speed games where the defense is allowed to tackle him. Sylvester looked like he was an asset in coverage and special teams. Gibson showed some decent pass rush moves, even if he was a bit inconsistent. And the other guys I mentioned.

One guy you missed who had a good day was Ziggy. He's already the best down lineman we have at getting penetration. He improved his left handed swat and swim move. He's a load, and he's got those long arms so that it's really hard for linemen, particularly interior linemen who usually have shorter arms, to get good hand position on him. They'll use him on passing downs, and on downs when they'll be shooting the gap like 4th and goal from the 1. Smith and Keisel are still better at playing the run, but Ziggy has improved in that, and it won't be long before they HAVE to get him on the field. So start thinking about who goes from the starting front 3, because one will probably lose his starting role at some point this year.

Mundy's another guy who had a really good day. But Burnett and Lewis disappointed me. I really thought Burnett or maybe Lewis would step up their game in the off season and challenge McFadden, but I don't see that. Neither was all that impressive. And I'll go out on a limb here and say that Willie Gay won't get a whiff of the starting spot, and probably not the nickle or dime either, because both Lewis and Burnett looked better in coverage. I'm really bumned about Burnett. He looked good sometimes, and then he'd get burned. And that interception he dropped makes him a cadidate for the Dwight Stone Hands Award.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-02-2010, 06:37 PM
http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2010/08/mendenhall-injured.html




Monday, August 02, 2010

Mendenhall injured

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall missed the teamís afternoon practice Tuesday at Saint Vincent College after having his toe stepped on during morning drills.

The injury is not considered serious for Mendenhall, who rushed for a team-best 1,108 yards in 2009, though head coach Mike Tomlin said he will be day-to-day.

ďHe had to get it drained in between practices and weíre just going to exercise some caution there to make sure heís OK,Ē said Tomlin.

Five-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Casey Hampton practiced in a limited capacity after sitting out the first two days of training camp with a hamstring injury.

Second-round draft pick Jason Worilds also suffered a hamstring injury Monday afternoon session. He joined offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey, the teamís top draft pick, and running back Jonathan Dwyer, a sixth-round selection, on the sidelines. Pouncey and Dwyer also have hamstring injuries.

Tomlin said Pouncey, who is expected to compete with veteran Trai Essex for a starting job at right guard, is close to returning.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-02-2010, 06:44 PM
http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Mike-Tomlin---Training-Camp---August-2nd/2e4f06b9-0080-43a8-a200-a8806f63d685

Tomlin talks to media after Monday's practice.

Worilds hamstring injury, no information yet on the severity.

Casey soon ready to return to practice.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-02-2010, 06:57 PM
http://insidepittsburghsports.com/story/day-4-afternoon-practice-report/28158/

Recap of Monday's practice from InsidePittsburghSports.com

BlitzburghRockCity
08-02-2010, 10:25 PM
Steelers hurting for practice running backs with Dwyer and Mendenhall out. Neither has a serious injury but for a team trying to upgrade their running game...early on atleast it's not going so well.

Layin the wood
08-03-2010, 09:57 AM
Thanks for all of the Training Camp updates guys i would like to be there this year but i cant get out of freakin work!!:banging:

Zachintosh66
08-03-2010, 10:36 AM
Steelers hurting for practice running backs with Dwyer and Mendenhall out. Neither has a serious injury but for a team trying to upgrade their running game...early on atleast it's not going so well.

oh geez, back on the redman bandwagon :lol:

UKSTEELER
08-03-2010, 11:06 AM
Red's gonna make the team, so we should get to see what he's really made of at last.:yellowthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
08-03-2010, 03:54 PM
Pouncey and Mendenhall are practicing this afternoon. Dwyer is still out, as is Hampton.

JensK
08-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Mendenhall not at full swing tho. Worilds is out as well with a twisted knee

RIVERS OF STEEL
08-03-2010, 08:16 PM
what does leftwich look like @camp? heard he was tired out early.

JensK
08-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Have not heard any good news about leftwich... Dixon is looking really sharp tho, and he is throwing a lot better this year compared to last year according to everyone

BlitzburghRockCity
08-03-2010, 08:28 PM
Vids from Tomlin and other players after practice today; and one on one with Polamalu

Mike Tomlin


http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Mike-Tomlin---Training-Camp---August-3rd/7b9dbb2e-a89c-4908-9afb-0ca9670e3b28#?id=79c51b6b-e4b6-4288-a22a-6e29cb66ddcd



Recap of Tuesday's camp..

http://insidepittsburghsports.com/story/day-5-afternoon-practice-sanders-stars-in-red-zone-drill/28204/



(http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Mike-Tomlin---Training-Camp---August-3rd/7b9dbb2e-a89c-4908-9afb-0ca9670e3b28)

LatrobePA
08-03-2010, 10:18 PM
what does leftwich look like @camp? heard he was tired out early.


Out to lunch! I read some steelers.com forum and there is a post of Monday's practice, he's a turd right now. Dixon wants the spot and isn't going down w/ out a fight...

DanRooney
08-03-2010, 10:34 PM
Notes from Mondayís practice:

Leftwich and Spaeth are the first ones down. Maybe Lefty knows heís in a dogfight for the starterís spot for those four precious first games, so heís showing a little hustle. London, Johnson and Miller are right behind him.

Spaeth takes some balls from the jugs machine, squared up. The ball skips four yards short, and so does the second one. They have to make some kind of adjustment to it that nobody can seem to figure out and it eats away the tight endsí catching session.

The quarterbacks are taking their leisurely warm ups. # out of the first 6 passes Lefty throws are wobbly, the others are spirals. 3 out of Batchís first 4 passes flutter. Ben throws 5 and 1 flutters. Lefty throws a couple of nose divers. Dixonís first five throws are tight spirals, then the next one is in the dirt.

Urbik is practicing his shotgun snap. The first one is high and to the right. The second oneís a duck, low and to the left. Third oneís right there, decent pace, good location.

Dixonís next seven warm up throws are either on the numbers on in the facemask.

Leftyís warming like a long time vet warms up. His stuff is wabbling, heís not worried about footwork, heís just worried about getting the arm stretched. On the other hand, Dixon warms up like heís Goose Gossage in the bullpen. Heís getting more and more pace on it, heís bouncing around like a seven year old, while Lefty looks like a seven year-oldís dad. Leftyís looking at him and you can almost see the ďwaitíll your knees are thirty years-old kidĒ smirk.

Leftyís thowing a lot of sinkers with the nose down when he throws the short stuff. Itís only when he lofts it up a bit that he gets the thing turning over and in a clean spiral.

Dixon tries one rolling to the right and kind of throwing back across his body. Not too good of a throw. Looks like an interception waiting to happen.

Walk throughs:

Hartwig, Kemo, Maxie, Essex and Adams the line. I donít see Pouncey out there, they must be holding him out of practice.

Lefty under center, Hines splits right, Wallace left, Miller tight on the left. Lefty hits Miller on a short buttonhook.

Wallace and Ward split right, Randel El to the left. Lefty hits Randel El going straight down the middle.

4 wides, Grisham and London left and Brown and Sanders split right. Ben under center. Lofts it to Sanders who pulls it in at his thighs.
Brown splits right Grisham left, Ben drops back and hits Grisham on a short crossing pattern over from the back slot.

Ben hits Brown out of the left slot in the flat.

Brown and Grisham split right, Sanders split left. Redman in the backfield. Ben takes the snap and hits Brown on a deep crossing pattern. The ball slapped audibly on his hands as he caught it.

On the far field it looks like the defense is practicing every different combination of four of the front seven coming on slants in both directions.

Brown right, Sanders and London left. London comes in motion. Dixon rolls out to the left and runs with it on the designed run. Theyíre gonna have to make the opponent respect the roll left and throw before that one can really be effective.

Dixon hits London on a deep out to the right, but the throw was behind him and he had to spin back to get it and it turned him completely around.

Wallace is screwing around a bit.

Dixon drops back to pass and hits Williams on a short out.

On the far field the defense is walking through bringing three in a nice tight formation, foot to foot when they line up.

Dixon hits London on an out pattern to the right, Benís screwing around, he could have had an interception but let the ball get through. Doesnít look like a guy who looks too freakiní worried to me. I heard he was nervous about the fansí response, but I seriously doubt it. This guy deals with all the pressures that come with being an NFL QB, and he doesnít look bothered by anything. Outside the lines, I may want a saint, but I wouldnít want a QB who let a little scandal weigh on him inside the lines.

Ward split right, and Lefty hits Vincent in the left flat.

Lefty hits Wallace coming down the left sideline. Wallace is showboating a bit. I hope heís not getting Ochocinco syndrome.

Looks like LeBeau is designing a few plays that feature Harrison. Iíve never seen a couple of them, then they run Iíve seen where they use Smith and Casey to kind of act as lead blockers to spring Harrison on a slight delay. Attack mode.

Dixon hits Redman out of the backfield and the ball slaps his hands a bit.

Now LeBeau is running some stuff designed to feature Timmons in a similar way to Harrison. Never gonna know which oneís coming.
Dixon hits Brown, and Brown makes a smooth catch on a ball over his head.

Brown, London to the right. Dixon drops back and throws it to London on an out pattern, but London had to come back for it.

Reed lines up for a 38 yard field goal. Hills is LT, Urbik is LG, Legursky is RT, Jones is RG, Warren the snapper. Mchugh has the back side. On defense, it looks like were sending Ike and Burnett off the edges. Dorian Brooks takes some snaps and they look pretty good. It would be nice to have him on the roster as a backup long snapper, but I donít know if his guard skills are worth keeping.

Butler and McFadden are the backup edge rushers.

Ziggy, Hoke and Smith are the inside on the kick blocking team, with Moore trying to come over the top.

They run through a fake, another ridiculous fake, this one with Hills split out left as a receiver and Jeff Reed gets a pitchout to the other side. Funny.

The next fake has Legursky split out right as a receiver. Sepulveda is the fake QB on the fake, and he throws a weak pass right to Harrison who intercepts it.

Time for stretching. Randel El shows a little enthusiasm and tries to fire up the team a bit.

Bright looks like he actually has fairly nimble feet for someone his size, just judging by how heís skipping and scissor sliding.

Summers, Johnson, and Taylor are really stiff. Taylorís legs are huge. Robert Newhouse has nothing on those thighs. Every time the leg lands, it sounds like a log thumping on the ground.

Wallace is shucking and jiving.

The defensive backs do a kind of skit, were they line up in two rows like theyíre getting their team picture taken, and McFadden rolls back and front in front of them, then gets in line and they all say something (I think itís ďBooĒ) not sure what the hell it means, but itís pretty funny.

Ike and Tomlin are yapping through the warm-ups.

In drills, Ben goes first. Hands it off to Moore to the right. Havenít seen Mendy. I assume theyíre resting him since heíll be getting the thing 350 times this year.

Dixon under center, Williams fakes coming in motion from the left. Hand off to Redman.

Miller comes in from the left and Moore gets it on the end around and gives it on the reverse to Wallace.

Dixon hits Sanders down the right sideline.

Redman gets one up the middle.

Down in the near corner, the tight ends and tackles practice double teaming the end with the tight end peeling off to cut off the inside flow behind the end once the end has been turned inside.

Hills and Spaeth work it, and Spaeth comes off in decent position

Foster doesnít get a good push when he tries, stopped moving his feet. Madden would be riding his back over that.

Miller and Adams run it and they look good doing it.

Thereís some throwing going on across the field and Logan makes a nice over the shoulder catch.

The defender gives a little harder resistance, and Spaeth doesnít get good position, moving his feet slowly as he tries to drive the end in but never manages to get him in, so the backer slides across cleanly.

Johnson and Scott run the thing, and Johnson misses his guy too because heís slow coming off the first block.

On the far field, the defense is firing out of the chutes and then immediately cutting left or right. Harris looks a little stiff coming out of the chute. Worthington looks a little better.

Ward has one skip off his hands on a high throw.

Foster runs the double team again, and he looks better doing it. Kyle Jolly runs it well, but McHugh is a little weak on turning the end in.

Bright does a nice job of peeling off and getting the man coming across. He got good quick position.

Johnson runs it again, perfectly this time.

Across the field, the defensive linemen are sliding parallel to the three-man blocking sled, slamming each one as they go by.

Worthingtonís slide is slow and his punch on the sled is weak.
McLendon looks even slower than Worthington.

Harris isnít quite as slow, but not that much better.

Paxson looks quicker, but he doesnít dent to sled dummies like Harris, doesnít get quite the same extension in his arms. His is more of a slap.

Ziggyís about like Harris, except maybe he hits the sled a little harder.

Jonathan Scott tries the double team, and heís leaning on his man instead of hitting and diving.

QBís are practicing the quick hit to the sideline. Ben hits Hines.

Lefty hits Grisham, not as quickly.

Dixon hits Battle quickly.

Lefty throws behind Sanders, but Sanders spins around and catches it.

Ben throws behind Williams, but Williams holds on.

Worthington hits the sled again, and again heís weak hitting the sled dummies. This simulates giving blockers a pop as you slide down the line. The way Worthingtonís hitting the sled, heíll be five yards down field by the time he gets to the ball because every nudge from a guy he passes will push him back a bit. He needs to hit the sled harder.

They have Worthington try, and then try for a third time. Same result. The coaches talk to him for a while.

Ziggy and Eason look good down the line. Casey looks good down the line, he caves in the sled dummy the most, but Aaron Smith is the best combination of quickness and power when heís popping the sled. He still has it.

Hoke and Kiesel hit it quickly and efficiently.

Ben throws behind Battle.

Dixon hits Grisham in the numbers.

Batch throws a little high to Williams, but he pulls it in.

Leftyís too high for Sanders.

Ben hits Brown in the numbers.
Dixonís a little low to Logan, not an easy thing to do. The ball nosedived.

Lefty hits London, and London makes a nice sideline catch.

Running backs take turns on the blocking sled. Taylor takes it for a ride. None of the other backs hit it nearly as hard.

Batch throws a semi-duck to Randel El, and he bobbles it.

Dixon throws a little behind Grisham.

Dixon leads Battle perfectly.

Batch hits Williams on a down, out and up.

Dixon a little behind Logan on a down out and up.

Brown drops his from Batch.

London makes the catch on his.

Hines runs a nice deep out and come back.

Randel El makes a nice catch on a high ball.

Lefty hits Sanders in the numbers.

Batch throws one behind Williams and Williams canít make the catch.

Ben leads Brown perfectly.

The linemen practice the use of their hands by lining up facing each other and trying to get good hand position.

Essex is slow in getting his hands in place on Legursky.

Scott has slow hands as well.

Brooks looks weak trying to get hand position on Jolly.

Starks uses his hands well to get them inside on Hills.

Hartwig uses his hands wrong on Jones.

Urbik uses his hands wrong, has them too far outside, a holding waiting to happen.

Kemo shows the quickest hands of all in locking up Jones.

Legursky having trouble getting hand positioning on Essex.

Adams doesnít really use his hands, he just kinda leans on people.

Jolly has problems trying to get inside position on Brooks.

Hills uses his hands pretty well on Starks.

Jones gets position on Hartwig, pretty quickly.

Foster looks slow trying to get his hands in position.

Across the field, linebackers are practicing coverage.

Timmons has good coverage and bats the ball down.

The running backs are practicing pass blocking.

Summers shows really good form, sets up well.

Taylor gets a little turned. Heís awesome coming straight forward, but itís a little harder for him to go side to side.

Ben throws behind Randel El.

Lefty hits Wallace in stride.

Batch hits Battle in stride.

5 yard out patterns.

Ben hits Brown in the numbers.

Lefty hits Sanders in stride.

Batch hits Williams in stride.

Lefty hits Logan in the tiny numbers.

Ben hits Ward on an out-in-out. Where the hell he plans to get the time to wait for Ward to run a triple move, Iíll never know.

Batch throws behind Randel El, and Randel makes a nice catch. (It may be that Batch wasnít behind, but that Randel El didnít sell the in enough before cutting out the second time.) Nope. Batch starts cussing a bit. His fault.

Lefty hits Grisham, but Grisham had to wait a little too long for the ball. He had to sit on the patter for a half step.

Batch hits Williams nicely.

Dixon hits Wallace in stride.

Ben throws the ball way too early. Brown hadnít even started coming back outside and the ball was by him.

Dixon hits Logan in the numbers.

Lefty throws a duck, a little high for Logan.

Ben to Hines, perfect.

Someone throws it behind Wallace.

Lefty hits Sanders in stride on a deep out and up.

Ben drops back, and is a little behind Brown. Bown had to wait for it a bit.

Lefty lobs one over Loganís shoulder. Logan does a nice jog getting to it, but bobbles it just a bit.

The defensive backs are practicing backpedaling, swiveling back and forth.

Will Allen looks fairly limber.

Lewis looks a little slow making his pivots back and forth.

Williams makes a nice sideline catch to keep his feet in.

Ben hits Battle in the numbers.

Grisham with a very nice catch on a ball way behind him by Lefty.

Dixon hits Sanders in stride.

Lefty with a perfect pass to Logan, and Logan drops it.

Dixon leads London perfectly.

Polamalu isnít going full speed on the backpedal drills.

Practicing a quick throw to the right, Leftyís ball wobbles.

Tight ends are practicing blocking the LBís.

Gibson beats Johnson with a rip move.

DanRooney
08-03-2010, 10:35 PM
Worilds gets around McHugh quite easily. He fakes a move to his right then slithers around the other side by getting his right shoulder really low and ripping under McHughís right arms. Worilds looks like a contortionist as he does it, heís 2 inches taller and 40 pounds heavier than Harrison, but it looks like he gets his shoulders just as low when heís coming around the end, and he doesnít lose any speed up field as he does it. Thatís gonna be tough to stop.

Partial team scrimmage. The line and running backs are on the near field while the receivers and corners are on the far field.

First play on the near field has the usual offensive line with Miller tight to the right and Moore in the backfield. Itís a handoff up the middle. Essex moved Farrior out of the hole, but Timmons came over from the back side and filled it nicely.

I formation with Summers as the lead blocker and Moore back. Play gets stuffed by Smith and he gets a little backside help from Timmons and Harrison whoíd been looping over on a run blitz. Moore fumbled at the end of the play.

Coaches have seen enough of Smith, he comes out and Ziggy comes in. Miller comes in motion, to the right. Adams blocks down on Ziggy and seals him off inside, Miller kicks out the outside contain and Redman cuts it up through the hole quickly. Would have been a decent gain.

On the far field, London lines up to the right against McFadden. McFadden jams him at the line so hard, London falls down and McFadden just hovers over him then jams him again for good measure as he tries to get up. London never gets to run his route. I know McFaddenís good at jamming guys at the line, but London has to put up a better fight that that.

Williams comes out on Ike. Williams gives a nice head fake outside then runs a deep skinny post and has a step on Ike. Lefty throws the ball behind him, but Williams had Ike beat.

Sanders comes out on Gay. Sanders starts in on a deep slant then cuts it outside with a nice fake, leaves Gay two steps behind but Ben underthrows it.

On the near field, Vincent and Dixon in the back field. Hand off to Vincent. Foot gets sealed off inside, and Worilds gets ridden outside around the play. Vincent cuts it up but the inside of the line pursues well and would have held it to a short gain.

Pittman does a nice job of jamming Logan at the line, but Logan eventually skitters around him and gets some separation with his speed. Heís open and drops the ball.

Handoff to Summers and Bailey slices in and chops him down at the knees in the backfield before he can get going.

Battle lines up against Harris, and he completely spins him around on a down, in and out. The ball was underthrown, but he had Harris cleanly beat.

I formation with Moore dotting the I, Spaeth whiffs on Bailey, but Moore beats Bailey outside and cuts around him.

Grisham lines up against Butler. He tries a couple quick moves, but Butler is all over him, good reflexes and change of direction. Blanket coverage.

Handoff to Moore around the right side. Hills buried RaShon Harris inside. Decent hole.

Brown lines up against Ike and gets two steps on him down the sideline. I donít want to be an alarmist. Maybe Iím reading too much into it and Iím paranoid because of the Farrior decline last year, but it looks to me like Ike has lost a quarter step. If youíre the NFLíS fastest man like Darrel Green, you can lose a little because youíre still super fast. If youíre a corner with great instincts and hands like a Ty Law, you can lose a step and still be effective. Ikeís just not that kind of a player. Iím a big Ike supporter, but thatís only as long as he has his speed. If a guy like Ike loses a step, his worth is diminished exponentially. Going into the season with McFadden as your best corner is not a good place to be, regardless of how good the pass rush may be. Hope Iím wrong. Hope he just ate something that doesnít agree with him.

Redman goes in motion, handoff to Summers. Oooo, he gets dropped by Worthington, who mustíve forgotten thereís no hitting the backs in these things.

Brown is working on Harris. Brown runs a ten yard come back and Harris canít come up out of his backpedal fast enough. Brown catches it with room enough to make a move after the catch.

Essex moves Ziggy out of the way on a run play.

Logan comes out on Lewis and Lewis has great inside position on him and is stride for stride. Logan slips trying to make his last cut, but he was covered anyway.

Sanders comes out on McFadden. He tries a double move, and stop out and go, but McFadden doesnít bite and heís all over it and would have had an interception except Sanders manages to knock it out.

They break into two groups to try some kickoff blocking.

They run Lewis as a gunner and Battle drops back to try to block him. Lewis gets around him.

They try Pittman as a gunner, but Sylvester blocks him cleanly.

They run Grisham as the gunner, and Timmons stuffs him. Interesting that they use linebackers and defensive backs to block the gunners. I guess they are more used to zeroing in on someone in open space like that. Itís just like making an open field tackle without the tackle part.

They send IsaiahWilliams as the gunner at Mundy. Williams tries a couple moves, but Mundy doesnít fall for it and has perfect position.

They send Thornton down against Renauld Williams. Williams looks terrible, trying to find the spot to stop and getting his bearings when he turns around to find Thornton.

They try Gibson as a blocker, but he gets back slow. Doubt heíll be on the return team.

They send Gay as the gunner at Will Allen, and Allen looks smooth getting back and making the block.

They send Sylvester at Fox, and Fox looks good getting back and blocking him.

Bailey does a good job on the block.

Harris makes a nice block.

Thronton looks stiff getting back and he gets beat. He didnít turn around and find the gunner fast enough.

Gibson looks the same way, stiff and awkward. Looks like heís more concerned with stopping on the exact spot where the coaches told him to stop than he is about making the block.

Timmons shows them how itís done.

They send Fox at Sylvester, and Sylvester does a nice job of finding him and blocking him. Sylvester has the look of someone who can be a good special teams player, if nothing else.

They run a double team with Lewis and Thorton, and Lewis does a nice job of getting back and turning the gunner inside to where Thornton can pick him up.

Scrimage. This oneís a full scrimmage, not split.

Wallace and Randel El come out split right. Ward on the left. Millerís tight to the left. Burnett comes on a blitz, and would have slaughtered Lefty. Wallace beats McFadden on a deep come back pattern and Lefty hits him in the numbers. That was a breakdown on the right side of the o-line. Essex or Hartwig should have picked up the backside delay.

Timmons tiptoes up to the line. Farrior coming on the back side and Timmons coming up the middle. The playís a completion on a quick receiver screen to Ward on the left, but the defense was in there so quick, I think Timmons would have blown it up. The line has to hold them up longer than that on a screen.

Ward and Wallace split right, Randel El left with Moore in the T-formation split with Miller. Polamalu comes up to the line and shows a blitz. Heís coming. Wallace runs an in pattern and Lefty throws it high and behind him. McFadden is right there. He would have cut him in half. Lefty canít leave our guys hung out to dry like that.

London and Brown split right. Benís under center and has Miller in the backfield as the lead blocker, with Wallace coming in motion from the left. Fox gets picked up on the inside blitz. London runs a crossing pattern and McFadden has perfect inside position, but Ben throws a perfect pass, high enough that McFadden canít get it but London reaches up that 6í4Ē frame and catches it at the top of the arc over McFadden. London spins and turns it up field, and Burnett chops it out of his hands. Thatís a catch and fumble.

Lewis and Gibson come in, Gibosn as LOLB. Easonís in the middle now. Ziggyís in as the RDE. Bailey teases up to the line. Ben has Johnson and Moore in a T-formation, with Moore to the right. Ben drops back to pass. No pressure. Vincent gets behind Foote coming out of the backfield. Ben throws a perfect touch pass over Foote, but it skips off Vincentís hands.

Allen, Burnett, Mundy, and Harris come in as the DBís. Brown and Grisham split right. Ben has Moore in the backfield. Good pressure from Bailey on an inside blitz. Burnett has good coverage on Grisham on the crossing pattern. Ben forces it in and throws it where only Grisham could get it, low and away, but Grisham canít hold on. Would have been a good catch.

Dixon comes in to QB. Gibsonís up on the line at the left. Aaron Smith comes back in. Brown splits out right. London comes in motion from the left. Dixon on a designed run to the left. Fox sniffs it out and Worlids holds his ground on the right and they turn Dixon back inside right to Ziggy.

Urbik is in as the center. Logan splits right. Dixon in the sotgun. Drops back to pass. Isaiah Williams beats Butler on a 10 yard out.

Logan split right. Dixon drops back to pass and has to check down to Moore coming out of the backfield, but Renaud Williams had good tight coverage. Dixon forced it in.

Lefty in at QB. Ziggyís in the middle. Pittmanís in as the left corner and Ward lines up across from him. Wallace split right. Burnett comes on the blitz and has a clear shot at Lefty again. Play would have been dead. Lefty hits Redman out in the left flat. Redman made a nice catch, but the play would never have gotten off.

Woodley and Hoke come in. McFadden comes in as the left corner, and Burnett is the nickel. Gay is the right corner. Randel El comes out to the left across from Gay. Gay has good tight coverage on him. Lefty forces it in there on a short out pattern to the left and he threads it in there. Randel El makes the catch, then stumbles and falls before he can turn it up field.

Wallace and Hines split right with Miller tight to the right. Lefty under center. Empty backfield. Lefty drops back to pass. Scott does a nice job blocking Woodley. Randel El beats Burnett on the left with an inside move, but Troy jumps the route and nearly has the interception.

Grisham and Brown come out split to the right. Spaeth and Sanders split left. Benís the QB with an empty backfield. Urbik is at RG now. Smith is in as the NT. Harrison blows around Spaeth like heís standing still, dead QB. Ben takes off to the right with Smith and Kiesel giving chase, then throws it away.

DanRooney
08-03-2010, 10:36 PM
They line up for kickoff drills, complete teams now.



Ziggy, Johnson and Spaeth are back as the deep lead blockers and Bailey up field from them. Reed kicks it off, Logan takes it 6 yards deep. Johnson destroys his man and Moore does a great job of blocking Butler. Nobody wanted to come up the middle toward Ziggy, but Logan cut it outside.



Burnett back to take the next kick, with Redman as his lead blocker. Reed kicks off and Burnett takes it at the goal line. The inside is clogged and Burnett makes a nice outside move, but Brown was there. He had him way back around the 10.



Logan back to take the next one. Butler's one of the gunners, and it looks like he came across the line too soon, off sides. Logan catches it and fakes Pittman out of his jock with a nice head fake inside and cut outside. Makes Pittman look like he's wearing concrete boots. Lewis is there to make the play around the 25.



Sanders drops back to take a kick. Reed kicks it off. Sanders takes it 6 yards deep and runs it out. Sanders fakes Grisham out nicely and takes it right up the gut with a nice bit of running, making quick cuts at the hole. McClendon finally gets him up around the 35.

Linemen line up to go one on one in pass ush drills. Kielsel beats Starks with a perseverance rush.



Receivers are running 10 yard outs. Lefty hits Wallace on the right and Wallace drops it. It was a little low, down around the shins, but catchable.



Kemo stuffs Paxson. Swallowed him up.



Legursky does a decent job blocking Hoke. Hoke tried a rip move and Legursky did a nice job of keeping his elbows in and stopping Hoke's charge.



Lefty drops back to pass. Miller runs a short out to the right on Woodley. Lefty throws too high, but Woodley was right there anyway and would have had it stopped.



Ziggy eats Adams alive with a powerful swim move. Adams didn't know what hit him.



Ra'Shon Harris tries to get around Starks, but Starks just rides him outside around the play.



Kemo locks Kiesel up nicely. Kiesel keeps the motor running and eventually yanks Kemo forward and gets by him, but it took a long time.



McClendon pushes Legursky into the backfield, way into the backfield. Easily.



Harrison has perfect coverage on Spaeth. Wallace beats Lewis on an in pattern. Had a couple yards of separation.



Essex stuffs Eason. Does a nice job of getting his hands inside on Eason's pads.



Lefty throws in behind Miller on the out. Mundy was there to make the play. Miller had to spin around to try to get it.



Worthington pops Hills then cleanly beats him on the outside speed rush. Hills still has trouble sliding out fast enough.



Ben hits Spaeth on the quick turn around and Fox and Mundy are right there.



Hills is still getting instructions from Kugler on the far field. They try it again, and he looks much better on Worthington this time.



Jones does a nice job standing up Ra'Shon Harris. Got under his pads.



Sanders betas Tuff Harris on a deep comeback to the left.



Ra'Son Harris jumps off sides. They try again, and Harris pushes Jones deep into the pocket. Looks like Jones gave up too many yards too fast. They're gonna run that again. Harris does it again. He's just overpowering Jones. The guys knees are buckling when Harris hits him.



Paxson shoots right around Hartwig. Someone says Hartwig is hurt. He looks terrible right now. They run it again, and he does a little better, but Paxson still gets too much penetration.



Ben drops back, but Tuff Harris has good position on Sanders on the crossing route. Ben forces it in there, but Harris knocks it down with the right hand reach-around.



McClendon gives Urbik a ride into the backfield. Urbik looks a little better than last year, but not enough. He and Hills are on very thin ice right now IMO.



Scott does a nice job stuffing Worthington.



Bailey has good coverage on Vincent on an out pattern, but Vincent makes the catch anyway.



Worthington beats Scott with a nice short chop across the arms and slap to the side. He faked like he was going out, then chopped and ripped inside.



Ra'Shon Harris pushes Hills into the backfield, then throws him aside and goes inside of him.



Timmons has tight coverage on Bright. Ben forces it in and puts in a spot where only Bright can get it, hits him in the hands. Bright drops it.



Jones does a nice job locking Paxson up.



Ziggy beats Hartwig.



Redman makes a nice catch on a low ball on his shoelaces. He had to come back for it in the right flat.



Worhtington shoves Brooks into the backfield way too easy. They try again, and he does it again. Brooks isn't getting much of a seal in the pass block.



Ziggy beats Jolly with a swim move before Jolly can make a move. I don't want to go overboard, and I want to see Ziggy play against someone else's line, but we can't block him one on one when he's coming up field. Let me put it this way, if we play a team with a line as bad as ours, they'll have to double team Ziggy because he has the shortest route to the QB. If we can face teams to double Ziggy on passing downs, then the opponent better hope their LT is exceptional or they'll have two double teams, one on Ziggy and one on Harrison. Once you force a team into tow double teams, then you not only get sacks, you get violent sacks. Lets say at some point, LeBeau devises a third and long defense that sends Ziggy, Harrison, Woodley, Timmons and Worilds at the Qb. I don't know what you call it, I'll just call in Wicked for now. You isolate Ziggy on the weakest guy between the guards and center to force the double there, and you get the TE and LT doubling on Harrison. You have to use a big body on Woodley. The o-line has to have really wide splits because they have to respect Woodley and Harrison off the edges, that means there's no guarantee that the double will be effective on Ziggy because he'll have a nice gap to shoot, and you'll have either Timmons or Worlids isoed on a back with a lot of room.



Dixon sends London in motion. He drops back, he's looking, looking, then pick the wrong guy, tries to check down to Vincent but Fox was all over him.



Dixon sends Grisham in motion, then drops back. He throws it toward Williams but Gay had very tight coverage on the deep out. Gay cuts under it and has it in his hands momentarily. Should have had an interception.



Sanders is on Butler, split out to the left. Redman goes in motion then comes up to the line. Batch is the QB. He hits Vincent coming out of the backfield. Butler had good coverage on the come back route on Sanders, then Sanders turned around and did a nice job leading the block on Butler as Vincent came up behind him with the ball.



The coach didn't like something about how Redman ran the route and he gives him some instructions. It felt like he didn't run the route right, like he was out there too quickly. It may have been a screen with Sanders as one of the lead blockers.



Sanders pushes Butler deep and fakes him with a head fake in them cuts out and comes back for the ball, but Batch underthrows the play (or Sanders ran it too deep)



Butler and Sanders line up across from one another again. Vincent goes in motion. Sanders gets good separation. Vincent makes a nice catch coming out of the backfield, but Butler peels off Sanders nicely and comes up to strip Vincent of the ball. Ra'Shon Harris picks it up and brings it back



Summers is in the backfield. Batch drops back, he pumps left, but 31 has great coverage on Brown (I don't have a number 31 in my program, he has made a couple nice plays, whoever he is) Thronton had good coverage on Moore swinging out of the backfield.



London splits out to the right on Pittman. McHugh goes in motion to the right. Batch with a play action fake, then drops back and hits McHugh in the hands at the forehead. McHugh drops the ball. Renauld Williams had good coverage in the zone and would have taken his head off.



Scrimage:



First team offense comes out, and Mundy comes out with the first team defense (I think Troy's done for the day). Wallace comes out to the right, tight. Batch sees something he doesn't like over there and starts yelling instructions. Miller comes in motion to the left. Handoff to Redman to the left. Nice hole at Kiesel's spot. Kemo's on the ground, rolling around in pain. Hope it's nothing serious. He gets up and seems to be oaky.



Wallace comes out to the right. Ward goes in motion. Hartwig stuffs Hoke in the midlle. Farrior almost has an interception, cutting in front of Ward on the slant. Those quick slants may not be all that effective because Lefty has such a long windup. He was late with the throw.



Wallace comes out with McFadden on him. Ward is split right with Ike on him. (again, I don't want to read too much into practice, but why would McFadden be on the speed man and Ike on the possession receiver). Will Allen coming on the blitz gets into the backfield, but Jones does a nice job of coming from the other side and pushing him wide. Wallace pushes McFadden deep then cuts inside and makes the catch.



Lewis and Burnett are the corners. Brown splits right, Grisham with Spaeth on the left. Spaeth goes in motion to the right. Harrison's coming in a hurry, quick pitch to Brown (or Summers, I just saw a 4) and Lewis is right there to give him a nice little shot on the sideline. Lewis showed good quickness in the zone to come and fill on that. I'll be curious to see how Lewis tackles. He still looks a little gangly to me.



McClendon is shooting the gap between Legursky and Urbik. Ben bobbles the snap, and Harrison is right there. He would have hammered him. Ben throws a nice touch pass to Sanders, but the play would never have gotten off.



Ziggy gets double teamed. Hoke loops around and is clean coming in. Butler has great coverage on London. Ben forces it in where only London can get it, but he drops it. Would have been a good catch. Looks like Butler doesn't respect London's speed, he played way up and tight on his, so that even a short little slant like this he as tight coverage on.



Johnson goes in motion to the left. Dixon drops back, and hands it to Redman, but Fox is right there. That was a blown line assignment. Fox was unaccounted for.



McHugh comes in motion to the right. Summers does a nice job of picking up Bailey on the delay. Brown drops a ball on a bad throw by Batch. Threw it behind him on a short out to the left sideline.



Logan splits out to the right with Burnett on him. Dixon sends him in motion. Dixon rolls out to the right with Adams leading. Vincent wipes out Burnett and Dixon gets some nice yardage.



Miller spilts out to the right. Lefty under center. Fakes the handoff, and flares it out to Summers in the left flat, but Clark came up and had him for a short gain.



Randel El split right, Miller in the right slot, Grisham in the left slot. Randle El must be in the wrong spot. Lefty gets him adjusted to the right spot. Smith is in Lefty's face and he throws it over him. McFadden has good position on Wallace but the pass sails.



Wallace and Randel El to the right, Miller coming in motion from the left. Essex stuffs Eason. Wallace takes the wide receiver screen. Would have been a nice gain. Lewis would have had him from the back side, but twenty yards down the field.



Sanders splits right. Redman in the backfield with Summers in front of him. Johnson goes in motion to the right. Dixon drops back topass. Worthington had a clean shot at him. Another breakdown along the line. Dixon checks down to Redman. Paxson and Worhtington were right there.



After practice, the backs are in the corner, taking turns hitting the sled with the ball in their hand. Looks like the coach didn't like how much the ball was popping loose

coldrolled
08-04-2010, 07:47 AM
thanks gravity.

steelcitysfinestXL
08-04-2010, 10:09 AM
GREAT coverage Grav!

Layin the wood
08-04-2010, 10:30 AM
Man i miss being in Latrobe watching training camp! Thanks for the updates Grav!!

BlitzburghRockCity
08-04-2010, 05:30 PM
Paxon & Wright leave with heat related issues.

Summers leaves with concussion.

Timmons talks about a big year with double digit sacks, and how the defense is looking to improve overall in 2010.

Jakey
08-04-2010, 10:47 PM
Awesome updates guys, keep em coming!

Big T
08-05-2010, 01:01 AM
I'll be in Latrobe for Training camp Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'll be taking a ton of pictures and I'll make sure to post some of them as well as updates on the practices...

LarryNJ
08-05-2010, 03:52 AM
:thinking: You said Reed kicks it a couple times 6 yards deep. Do you really mean he kicked it to the 6 yard line?

Big T
08-05-2010, 06:03 PM
Thaddeus Gibson really had my attention today. Every play in the 2nd team hurry up, he was in the backfield. Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio brown both looked good as well. Sanders with his hands and route running and Brown with his quickness. Pouncey also looked very good today...

coldrolled
08-05-2010, 06:25 PM
Thaddeus Gibson really had my attention today. Every play in the 2nd team hurry up, he was in the backfield. Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio brown both looked good as well. Sanders with his hands and route running and Brown with his quickness. Pouncey also looked very good today...

:yellowthumb::yellowthumb::yellowthumb:

K Train
08-05-2010, 06:39 PM
Gibson <3<3<3<3<3

Big T
08-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Gibson <3<3<3<3<3

this.

I really didn't realize how big he is. I mean I've followed him at Ohio State but seeing him in person is a different story.

andyg1984
08-05-2010, 11:02 PM
Sweet .. Which side are they playing him on the most ? Any sleepers to take Farriors spot?

Big T
08-06-2010, 07:38 AM
Sweet .. Which side are they playing him on the most ? Any sleepers to take Farriors spot?

Not that I noticed...

And they have Gibson mostly at LOLB

Layin the wood
08-06-2010, 09:46 AM
Once Gibson learns this defense he is going to be a monster!!!!

Big T
08-06-2010, 09:22 PM
A couple things really stood out to me today at te night practice. First, (most of you are gonna love this) Daniel Sepulveda did every kickoff during te kickoff/return drill. He was making it atleast to the endzone every kick. I don't remember ever hearing about him kicking off in practice in previous years. I hope it happens.

Second was Thaddeus Gibson, again. He was the most impressive during the backs on backers drill. He is SOOO quick. That swim move he has is ridiculous. Mendenhall (whose also been looking good) was no match for him and I feel really bad for Jonathan Dwyer. Gibson was matched up against Dwyer and straight up embarrassed him. They had Gibson go up against Dwyer about 4 times in a row until Dwyer stopped him a little. Needless to say he's been a monster.

Dwyer has also looked good running the ball...

I'll write up some more later. Kinda busy at the moment...

BlitzburghRockCity
08-07-2010, 12:46 AM
DSep is definitely an option on kickoff's tonight, he was booming them like nobody's business. Hell he was even catching TD passes tonight and looking good doing it; do I smell some trickery in the future? :D

Dwyer was running hard tonight and hit some nice gainers against the first team defense.

Dixon did struggle some tonight from what I could tell, misfiring on several passes.

The defensive backs looked good tonight, most everything thrown their way was caught with sure hands and confidence. There were a couple drops but not from the big names.

Tons of pics to post up that I'll get to soon. We had a blast tonight.

Big T, you were there tonight too? A bunch of us were there hanging out, I wish we could have met up :(

BlitzburghRockCity
08-07-2010, 01:02 AM
Steelers Notebook: After first week, Leftwich still is top quarterback
Saturday, August 07, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/images/201008/20100807leftwich_160.jpg
Peter Diana/Post-Gazette
Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich.


The Steelers completed their first week of training camp the way they began in the spring, with Byron Leftwich leading the way at quarterback.
Coach Mike Tomlin has not publicly announced his starting quarterback for the first four games that Ben Roethlisberger will miss but he has been consistent by his actions. Leftwich is No. 1, and although Dennis Dixon had an excellent first week throwing the ball in Latrobe, he is likely to remain there.
"I feel good, man. I love this system," Leftwich said of Bruce Arians' offense. "It allows the quarterback to make plays. It allows you to use your mind. You got to make decisions out there. There's a lot they put on the quarterback to make and I like being in that situation.
"I feel real good about it. I feel real good about this situation. I feel real good about this offense and I feel real good about this team."
Keeping in touch
Mike Wallace, who moved into Santonio Holmes' job at split end, keeps in touch with the Super Bowl XLIII MVP who was traded to the New York Jets in April. Holmes delayed his arrival at the Jets' training camp to be with his son, who had surgery to remove his spleen in Atlanta, surgery necessitated because of sickle cell.
"I talked to him last week," Wallace said. "He was telling me how he was excited about everything. He's taking everything a lot more serious now. I know he can make a lot of money. He has all he talent in the world, it's crazy all the talent he has. If he can just get calmed down, the sky's the limit."
Night practice
Punter Daniel Sepulveda handled the kickoff chores at practice Friday night at Latrobe Stadium.
"I like that Daniel Sepulveda may provide us with a legitimate option there," Tomlin said.
Safety Troy Polamalu and receiver Hines Ward were held out of practice to give them a rest, Tomlin said.
Defensive end Ra'Shon Harris (foot) and safety Tuff Harris (shoulder) left practice with injuries.
Quick hits
The Steelers have a morning practice closed to the public and then leave on buses for Canton, Ohio, for the induction of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Their next open practice is Sunday, 3-5 p.m. ... More than 300 women from 23 states will take to the fields at Saint Vincent College Sunday morning for the annual Steelers women's training camp. The women will be put through various drills on offense, defense and in the kicking game. Former Steelers Mark Bruener, Edmund Nelson, Craig Wolfley and Dwayne Woodruff will conduct the one-day camp.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10219/1078402-66.stm#ixzz0vtRsujRL

Big T
08-07-2010, 08:07 AM
DSep is definitely an option on kickoff's tonight, he was booming them like nobody's business. Hell he was even catching TD passes tonight and looking good doing it; do I smell some trickery in the future? :D

Dwyer was running hard tonight and hit some nice gainers against the first team defense.

Dixon did struggle some tonight from what I could tell, misfiring on several passes.

The defensive backs looked good tonight, most everything thrown their way was caught with sure hands and confidence. There were a couple drops but not from the big names.

Tons of pics to post up that I'll get to soon. We had a blast tonight.

Big T, you were there tonight too? A bunch of us were there hanging out, I wish we could have met up :(

I wish I wouldve known. I got there around 3pm and once they let us in, I stood along the fence waiting for signatures while my father held a spot in the bleachers. I got some pretty good signatures too. LaMarr Woodley, Mike Wallace, Larry Foote, Antonio Brown, Stefan Logan, And a few more guys I just can't remember. I took a ton of pics as well. Ill post them as soon as I can. Either tonight or tomorrow night.

Iron City South
08-07-2010, 09:58 AM
Once Gibson learns this defense he is going to be a monster!!!!

Gibson will likely be Wood's future replacement. Woodley is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He tells some he wants to be given a fair contract to stay in Pittsburgh in a system that allows him to put up good numbers ... and to others he's telling them he wants to be paid as a top 5 LB in the game today. :nono:

Which one is it... cause it ain't gonna be both?

Big T
08-07-2010, 10:58 AM
Gibson will likely be Wood's future replacement. Woodley is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He tells some he wants to be given a fair contract to stay in Pittsburgh in a system that allows him to put up good numbers ... and to others he's telling them he wants to be paid as a top 5 LB in the game today. :nono:

Which one is it... cause it ain't gonna be both?

He wants to stay here and he will. I have 100% confidence in that.

JensK
08-07-2010, 11:02 AM
He wants to stay here and he will. I have 100% confidence in that.

I am going to sound like a jerk now, but as certain as about Holmes? :duh: No really, i agree. I can't see them letting Woodley go just yet.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-07-2010, 11:14 AM
I wish I wouldve known. I got there around 3pm and once they let us in, I stood along the fence waiting for signatures while my father held a spot in the bleachers. I got some pretty good signatures too. LaMarr Woodley, Mike Wallace, Larry Foote, Antonio Brown, Stefan Logan, And a few more guys I just can't remember. I took a ton of pics as well. Ill post them as soon as I can. Either tonight or tomorrow night.


We were along the fence too, just to the left of the scoreboard as you look at the field.

Definitely bro, post up those pics, can't wait to see them! Congrats on the autographs! :cope:

Big T
08-07-2010, 01:23 PM
I am going to sound like a jerk now, but as certain as about Holmes? :duh: No really, i agree. I can't see them letting Woodley go just yet.

I get what you are saying, but they are two completely different scenarios. You know that though. I just don't see anyway that they could possibly let him walk.

--- Added 8/7/2010 at 12:23 PM ---


We were along the fence too, just to the left of the scoreboard as you look at the field.

Definitely bro, post up those pics, can't wait to see them! Congrats on the autographs! :cope:

Thanks. Will do. I was standing in-between the 20-30 yard line by the poolside exit, by the main bleachers. Got talk a few of the guys while they were signing. It was pretty cool. After the players started practicing I went up in the bleaachers with my father and about 20 min later I was kicking myself for not staying because Joe Greene was right where I was, signing autographs. I was so pissed :banging:

BlitzburghRockCity
08-07-2010, 02:12 PM
Oh man you just missed him! Im sure your dad enjoyed the company though. We probably walked right by you, shortly after we arrived we walked around the fence to take in the sights and hang out.

Big T
08-07-2010, 07:29 PM
Oh man you just missed him! Im sure your dad enjoyed the company though. We probably walked right by you, shortly after we arrived we walked around the fence to take in the sights and hang out.

maybe I'll post a picture of myself from last night along with the pictures from the practice lol.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-08-2010, 11:44 PM
Tough start for Dwyer


The Steelers were hoping that rookie Jonathan Dwyer would boost the running game, but after the first week of training camp, there has been nothing but disappointment.
The coaching staff was surprised when Dwyer reported much heavier than what they saw during his workouts in the spring. They list him as 5-11, 229. Then, he injured a hamstring the first day of camp and did not go through a full practice until Friday night.
Dwyer went up against rookie linebacker Thaddeus Gibson in a renowned blocking drill called backs on 'backers. Dwyer whiffed on his attempt to block Gibson. It was someone else's turn to go next but coach Mike Tomlin called for Dwyer and Gibson to do it again. And then again. And then again. Of the other three times, two were draws and Dwyer neatly guided Gibson to the outside the final time.
Several minutes later, however, during a soft goal-line drill, running backs coach Kirby Wilson chewed out Dwyer for something else. When Dwyer came off the field after that, he slammed his helmet on the ground in disgust, a feeling likely matched by his coaches.
Asked after Friday night's practice why Dwyer went four consecutive times in the backs on 'backers drill, Tomlin replied, "That's makeup reps. He still has a ways to go."


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10220/1078528-66.stm#ixzz0w4ovYTHF

LatrobePA
08-09-2010, 12:11 AM
Need another RB ASAP.....Dookie are you there?? lol

Black@Gold Forever32
08-09-2010, 12:24 AM
I wouldn't give up on Dwyer yet it has only been one week of camp........I'm anxious to see how Dwyer responds after a bad week of camp......

coldrolled
08-09-2010, 07:52 AM
I wouldn't give up on Dwyer yet it has only been one week of camp........I'm anxious to see how Dwyer responds after a bad week of camp......

obviously he has been hurt 95% of his camp so far....

he will be fine with time. redman needs to play more now.

steelcitysfinestXL
08-09-2010, 08:16 AM
I wouldn't give up on Dwyer yet it has only been one week of camp........I'm anxious to see how Dwyer responds after a bad week of camp......

:plus1: He did get some Kudos for running hard and scoring on the GL drill. Its week one as a Pro... lets give him time, i think he is gonna get his reps and get it together he soon. PLUS, Gibson has been a STUD so far... Vets have been gettin beat down in 1-on-1 drills by Thadeus!!! Lets be patient with Dwyer!

BlitzburghRockCity
08-09-2010, 08:33 PM
Dwyer still practicing.

Worilds still sidelined with hamstring.

Ziggy hood owning everybody on the OL today.

Tony Hills ankle injury could be serious, no word yet.

Young WR's really coming on better and better with each practice.

igor0190
08-10-2010, 12:06 AM
In case you havnt seen this yet, heres some training camp coverage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygrP89kKMo4

K Train
08-10-2010, 08:27 AM
:plus1: He did get some Kudos for running hard and scoring on the GL drill. Its week one as a Pro... lets give him time, i think he is gonna get his reps and get it together he soon. PLUS, Gibson has been a STUD so far... Vets have been gettin beat down in 1-on-1 drills by Thadeus!!! Lets be patient with Dwyer!

tomlin was upset that dwyer was 20 pounds heavier than he was in the spring, he needs to be in better shape...he was very lean and decisive in the spring camps.

Thaddeus Gibson <3

JensK
08-10-2010, 08:43 AM
From what im hearing, they love Gibson so far, however they still feel like he is far behind from a playbook standpoint as he missed all of OTAs.

Layin the wood
08-10-2010, 03:34 PM
Dont worry,Gibson will catch on with the playbook. He is the real deal!!!

K Train
08-10-2010, 03:39 PM
i think they are making dwyer the featured back against detroit to see what he can do

Layin the wood
08-10-2010, 03:45 PM
I hope so K Train. Im anxious to see how he plays!!

Black@Gold Forever32
08-10-2010, 03:56 PM
i think they are making dwyer the featured back against detroit to see what he can do

100 percent correct....Dwyer will be featured against the Lions.....Hope the kid does well since we're kind of thin at RB behind Mendenhall.......

Moore wasn't to impressive last year and then there is Redman....lol

BlitzburghRockCity
08-10-2010, 04:39 PM
Worilds still out in the afternoon practice today

All QB's back in action taking reps

No update on Hills ankle at this point that I have heard.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-10-2010, 06:24 PM
Tuesday’s practice was conducted under the most brutal conditions so far this summer, with the on-field heat index reaching 103-degrees. Tomlin, dressed all in black as usual, loved it.

“We have some 1 p.m. kickoffs in September that will be challenging – in Nashville and Tampa – so we needed days like this to help with our preparation,” said Tomlin.

Tomlin has said he wears all black on hot days to communicate to his players that he doesn’t care about the weather, and he put that into words for the media after the session concluded.

“We go about our business,” said Tomlin when asked about any special concessions to the heat. “These guys are professionals and we urge them to take professional type steps in terms of pre-hydrating and taking advantage of the hydration opportunities we provide them during the course of our work. We don’t run an operation that creates water scarcity. There’s always water and Gatorade and refreshment around, and what we don’t want to do is miss a snap. We come out here to do our business, and we expect those guys to prepare themselves on the front end, during, and then make the necessary adjustments to prepare themselves after.”

The competitive team period of the afternoon was another session of the two-minute drill. The situation was this: 1:26 on the clock, ball on the offense’s 48-yard line, one timeout, and the offense needed to score a touchdown.

Byron Leftwichhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/byron-leftwich/1c056731-bcbb-4953-acad-047f272bf685/) was the quarterback with the first-team offense, and Dennis Dixonhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/dennis-dixon/dbf2567c-8426-4606-903f-a6537a26c65c/) got the shot with the second unit, but neither was successful.

Leftwich was 2-for-7 for 22 yards, and he had a third-and-10 pass dropped by Antwaan Randle Elhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/antwaan-randle-el/3213a7ab-1ca2-4a53-8414-7b571ef581aa/). Dixon had marginally better statistics – 4-of-11 for 42 yards – but he wasn’t able to get his team into the end zone either. The final play of Dixon’s set was an untimed down, because Thaddeus Gibsonhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/thaddeus-gibson/62228d10-d799-4a1e-b158-06147b60a2db/) jumped offside on the previous play. On a third-and-5 from the 7-yard line, Dixon escaped the pass rush and seemed to have a chance to run into the end zone, but he tried to get the ball to Tyler Grishamhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/tyler-grisham/2e36ac36-b2f8-4388-a207-7a30e86702ea/) instead and Patrick Baileyhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/patrick-bailey/574dc2d6-f937-4c44-94ce-22043524699b/) broke it up.

“He thought there was a strong possibility that he could have (run it into the end zone,” said Tomlin. “We’ll look at it on video. Of course in that situation when it is the last play of the game you better be sure you can get it into the end zone.”

About the play of Leftwich and Dixon in the drill, Tomlin said, “It’s more about the quarterbacks. It’s about people working together. We have some young receivers who are stepping up and trying to put themselves in the mix. There’s also the pass protection, from a blitz pickup standpoint. That drill challenges everyone, not just the quarterbacks.”

INJURY REPORT: Said Tomlin, “Joe Burnetthttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/joe-burnett/1fd45cea-de93-4578-a52a-1a0e31207a8e/) is a new injury. It’s something that’s rib-related, whether it’s muscular or cartilage, we’ll get some additional information there. Jason Worildshttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/jason-worilds/5c613eee-74dc-496d-85ff-b2dfb90b0b14/) continues to march his way back from his hamstring. He was able to participate in the majority of the practice. It deteriorated on him in the last two periods of the practice, and hopefully he’ll do better tomorrow. James Harrisonhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/james-harrison/f955db12-de79-47a3-9c61-d50c2583d49b/) still has a little shoulder discomfort. We expect him back tomorrow, but we’ll see.”

GOAL-LINE DRILL UPDATE: When it was originally scored, the offense won, 4-3, but the defense complained that a touchdown awarded to Dwayne Wrighthttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/dwayne-wright/6b6bd034-6692-456c-8eb5-94cef42be509/) was not a touchdown, and Tomlin has agreed. “There has been an official reversal,” said Tomlin. “No. 38, Dwayne Wright was not in the end zone, so it nullifies the whole sequence, so I get what I want and maybe we get to do it again. (Conditioning coordinator) Garrett Giemont, who called that play a touchdown, is suspect at this juncture. He got swayed by Ben Roethlisbergerhttp://www.steeleraddicts.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/team/roster/ben-roethlisberger/54dda34e-9e43-4c57-9397-1143ddced5d6/). It’s on video. It’s evident that Ben whispered in his ear, and he signaled touchdown.”

mos07
08-10-2010, 11:03 PM
Sorry, I have not been on this site consistently for a few days - and I am sorry if this has been discussed - but I was wondering if there is a diamond in the rough this year at training camp?

I am not going to be able to make it training camp this year, so I do not have a first hand account.

I remember one year I was sitting with an ederly gentlemen from Latrobe at the night practice at the high school and we were amazed by a number 15 - a free agent rookie from Tiffin, Nate Washington. He was blazing down the field, but we thought he had zero chance since the Steelers drafted Fred Gibson in the 3rd round. We were thinking practice squad at best, but we were proved wrong.

Is there anyone to watch during the preseason who could be a surprise addition to the final roster?

Dobre Shunka
08-11-2010, 08:55 AM
Great camp notes!

Kep em coming for those of us that can't attend.

Layin the wood
08-11-2010, 10:21 AM
Thanks for all the updates guys!!!!

TampaSteelGirl
08-11-2010, 10:55 AM
Leftwich better step it up at bit!!!! Dixon too!

Thanks for the updates Matt!!!

coldrolled
08-11-2010, 11:16 AM
Leftwich better step it up at bit!!!! Dixon too!

Thanks for the updates Matt!!!

Ľ Cornerback Anthony Madison, who remains a stalwart on special teams, intercepted Ben Roethlisberger during 7-on-7 team drills. LB Lawrence Timmons demolished RB Isaac Redman during blocking drills. QB Byron Leftwich, who resumed his No. 1 status after sitting out Monday, underthrew WR Mike Wallace on a long pass attempt.

2 for 7 and 22 yards tuesday after his rest monday.

if BL plays like this with the first team, his days are numbered as the temporary #1 man.

really whats the point... Come on Dixon..

TampaSteelGirl
08-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Ľ Cornerback Anthony Madison, who remains a stalwart on special teams, intercepted Ben Roethlisberger during 7-on-7 team drills. LB Lawrence Timmons demolished RB Isaac Redman during blocking drills. QB Byron Leftwich, who resumed his No. 1 status after sitting out Monday, underthrew WR Mike Wallace on a long pass attempt.

2 for 7 and 22 yards tuesday after his rest monday.

if BL plays like this with the first team, his days are numbered as the temporary #1 man.

really whats the point... Come on Dixon..


agree here!! I'd LOVE to see Dixon start! If a rookie can compose himself for a first NFL start against the Ravens like he did last year...these 4-6 games should be cake for Dixon!

K Train
08-11-2010, 12:42 PM
he wasnt a rookie last year

LatrobePA
08-11-2010, 12:44 PM
BL sucks and so does his back up....It'll be a sloppy first few games!

coldrolled
08-11-2010, 12:54 PM
agree here!! I'd LOVE to see Dixon start! If a rookie can compose himself for a first NFL start against the Ravens like he did last year...these 4-6 games should be cake for Dixon!

Tampa Girl and I have The Bucs as our home team on TV and the News...

Byron Leftwich was awful last year... 2 for 7 and 22 yards... i think he had the same in his third tampa game when they went 0-3

ouch..... come on dixon... show up...

TampaSteelGirl
08-11-2010, 12:58 PM
Tampa Girl and I have The Bucs as our home team on TV and the News...

Byron Leftwich was awful last year... 2 for 7 and 22 yards... i think he had the same in his third tampa game when they went 0-3

ouch..... come on dixon... show up...

I know...sucks to be us huh????

well they will be blacking out the Bucs games this year so we should be lucky now!! :rofl:

coldrolled
08-11-2010, 01:32 PM
I know...sucks to be us huh????

well they will be blacking out the Bucs games this year so we should be lucky now!! :rofl:

that gives us a few more chances that they air a steeler game instead....

save on the bar tab.

TampaSteelGirl
08-11-2010, 02:43 PM
that gives us a few more chances that they air a steeler game instead....

save on the bar tab.

Exactly!!! :yellowthumb:

Oh if you're ever in Tampa...I go to Obriens so come on over!!!

coldrolled
08-11-2010, 03:26 PM
Arians says Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown are up and down like yo-yos.


this guy needs to grab the yoyo's by the strings and teach and train them quicker and better....

i think the OC is the yoyo..

Big T
08-12-2010, 09:34 AM
I'll post some pics I took from TC most likely at some point today. the problem is, there are just so many. are there any players in particular you guys would like me to post pics of?

Layin the wood
08-12-2010, 09:48 AM
T. Gibson,D. Dixon and Dwyer!!! Thanks Big T!

BlitzburghRockCity
08-12-2010, 10:01 AM
There is no real "gem" so to speak this year, there are several guys that are having good camps, like Emmanual Sanders. Hood is have a great camp so far in his second year. As far as rookies go though; Worilds has missed considerable time with a hamstring and is just now getting back. Dwyer missed a lot of time too and has struggled in RB drills. Pouncey is doing pretty well but Casey has been owning him a lot of the time from what I've heard, although he is getting better.

Big T
08-12-2010, 01:48 PM
T. Gibson,D. Dixon and Dwyer!!! Thanks Big T!

no problem. I took a ton of Thaddeus Gibson. there are a few of Dwyer and Dixon but not too many. I post them soon, along with some others.

anyone else who wants me to post pictures of any player, just let me know...

K Train
08-12-2010, 01:49 PM
I took a ton of Thaddeus Gibson. .

i would have done the same thing lol

Big T
08-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Some of the pictures didnt come out in the best quality. The first day of Practice they came out nice, for some reason during the night practice they were all a bit blurry, and the last day of practice I was at (sunday) they decided to practice on the middle and far field so they were far away. no big deal. I'll post some of Gibson, Dixon, and Dwyer in a minute and I'll post some more of other players later on...

mos07
08-12-2010, 02:30 PM
I just read through all 101 posts - gentlemen, simply an amazing job!!!!!!!! Sorry I am missing it.

Big T
08-12-2010, 03:11 PM
ok the pics are huge so i'll resize them and post soon.

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Dwyer:

http://i36.tinypic.com/3142rl0.jpg

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The next two pics were actually taken of Woodley but we later noticed Dwyer in the background lol

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Dixon:

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Big T
08-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Thaddeus Gibson:

http://i36.tinypic.com/w7zjoh.jpg

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Dudes hat got in the way but it's still a cool picture
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TampaSteelGirl
08-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Great pics!!! I need to post mine yet...

Woodley :drool:

LatrobePA
08-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Looking at the future right there! Good stuff, thanks for sharing!

Big T
08-12-2010, 03:54 PM
more to come a bit later. I have a bunch more.

Big T
08-12-2010, 07:26 PM
Some pics from Thursday's (August 5) practice:

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--- Added 8/12/2010 at 06:26 PM ---

I'll add more pics from Friday's (August 6th) Night Practice and pics from Sunday's (August 8th) Practice, a little later...

Dobre Shunka
08-12-2010, 10:25 PM
Outstanding Frick'n PICs I could almost smell the grass. Well done!

A few observations from your PICs

1) Some players actually smiled on Que for the camera
2) D*m, Gidson's a big man. Sheesh
3) Dwyer is big too, but wrong. Now I see why the staff was upset. He's carrying an extra tire around that middle. Time to work off those bacon cheeseburgers. He's too young and it's too early in his career for him to be putting the weight on like that. 40 lbs of extra.

K Train
08-12-2010, 10:57 PM
gibson....oh man, ****ing animal

Big T
08-12-2010, 11:18 PM
Outstanding Frick'n PICs I could almost smell the grass. Well done!

A few observations from your PICs

1) Some players actually smiled on Que for the camera
2) D*m, Gidson's a big man. Sheesh
3) Dwyer is big too, but wrong. Now I see why the staff was upset. He's carrying an extra tire around that middle. Time to work off those bacon cheeseburgers. He's too young and it's too early in his career for him to be putting the weight on like that. 40 lbs of extra.

Thanks man. More to come. Ya it looks like a few of them smiled for the camera. I thought it was pretty cool.

Now in te subject of Dwyer. Does he have a few pounds to shed? Sure. But it's just that, a few pounds. 40 pounds? That is a ton of weight. More like 15, maybe. I understand what you are saying, just not to that extent.

I'll post more pics in a bit

--- Added 8/12/2010 at 10:18 PM ---


gibson....oh man, ****ing animal

That's for damn sure. I mean, he was one of my favorite player coming into the draft, along with Earl Thomas, and I was probably almost as excited as you when we drafted him (if that's possible). As excited as I was going into camp, I was 10 times more excited about him after I left. It got to the point where everytime I saw him on the field, I was like a little giddy kid on Christmas (no homo). Man-crush is in full force. I got more pics of him than anyone else...

Stlrs4Life
08-12-2010, 11:45 PM
Very nice updates! Thanks for sharing.

Big T
08-13-2010, 12:07 AM
Very nice updates! Thanks for sharing.

:yellowthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
08-13-2010, 12:21 AM
http://m.triblive.com/triblive/pm_18303/contentdetail.htm;jsessionid=7985D8B46CD638C9F94EF 01914D67636?contentguid=yyzCJzvL


rough day for sanders in camp

Big T
08-13-2010, 01:23 AM
These are pics from the Night Practice on Friday, August 6. like I said earlier, most of them came out a tad bit blurrier than the other days.

this first pic is for BlitzburghRockCity and anyone else who may have been at the night practice:

See that sexy 19 year old with the grey shirt, black shorts and the "WTF?" look on his face? Meet Big T lol.

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My dad taking a picture from the bleachers of LaMarr Woodley signing my ball while we crack a couple jokes. that was cool as hell.

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I took these next two with my iPhone right after he signed my ball

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I think this picture is cool as hell. Just how Ike is the only one in focus

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I guess Ben didnt want me taking his picture lol

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Gotta love the face

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http://m.triblive.com/triblive/pm_18303/contentdetail.htm;jsessionid=7985D8B46CD638C9F94EF 01914D67636?contentguid=yyzCJzvL


rough day for sanders in camp

Everyone's allowed to have an off day. sounds like he had a reason for it though. Im excited to see him play saturday.

i'll post pics from sunday, August 8, tomorrow at some point and then on sunday I'll post the pics I take from the game saturday...

steelcitysfinestXL
08-13-2010, 07:40 AM
gibson....oh man, ****ing animal

He looks like Jim Jones on D-Bol! Cant wait to see what he does saturday!!!

Layin the wood
08-13-2010, 07:58 AM
Thanks for the pictures Big T!! Gibson looks like a beast and i hope Dwyer comes on strong against Detroit! :cope:

TampaSteelGirl
08-13-2010, 12:03 PM
GREAT PICS!!! Oohh Woodley...me likey!! :drool:

Big T
08-13-2010, 12:31 PM
He looks like Jim Jones on D-Bol! Cant wait to see what he does saturday!!!

That may be one of the greatest things I've ever heard lol. I mean, I hate Jim Jones (you smell me?), but that was great.

HUNT4SEVEN
08-13-2010, 01:28 PM
gibson....oh man, ****ing animal

Agreed:yellowthumb: My boy use to coach him back home in Bedford, Oh... he will be a beast for us:yesnod:, Thanks Big T for the pics, they were great i felt like i was at camp...:yellowthumb: Good Job!

Big T
08-13-2010, 01:52 PM
Here a some pics from Sunday, August 8th's practice:

There's me in my bright-*** pink shirt

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DSep practicing his golf swing

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Big T
08-13-2010, 01:56 PM
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JensK
08-13-2010, 02:05 PM
Mendenhall looks really trimmed this year.

TampaSteelGirl
08-13-2010, 03:12 PM
He does look trimmed down...great!

Love the pics Big T but the pink shirt????? Didn't anyone tell you black and gold is the only color you can wear at camp???? :hehheh:

BlackGold4vr
08-13-2010, 04:01 PM
Nice pics! Thanks for posting.

:tt02:

Big T
08-13-2010, 04:13 PM
He does look trimmed down...great!

Love the pics Big T but the pink shirt????? Didn't anyone tell you black and gold is the only color you can wear at camp???? :hehheh:

It was the last day at TC for us. I had worn steelers stuff every other day but Sunday, I dont know, I just wanted to do something different. You shouldve seen my pink stunna shades I had too. Definitely turned some heads lol

--- Added 8/13/2010 at 03:13 PM ---


Nice pics! Thanks for posting.

:tt02:

No problem. Glad to do it.

lloydfan4life
08-13-2010, 07:35 PM
:clap: Awesome pics, T!

Thanks for posting them!

... and :wtf:.... you were at Friday night's practice and didn't tell us?? :club:

Would have been nice to run into you and say hello! :yellowthumb:

KSSteelerfan
08-14-2010, 01:39 AM
good pics!!:tt02:

Dobre Shunka
08-14-2010, 10:40 AM
Great pics.

In regrad to Dwyer and his weight, I believe the Steelers listed him as coming into camp up 40. That's a lot of extra weight for a young guy. It doesn't look like 40 in your pics but that one pic showing his mid does reveal a good bit extra.

With that said, hope he's the beast everyone thinks he'll be.

Big T
08-14-2010, 12:23 PM
Great pics.

In regrad to Dwyer and his weight, I believe the Steelers listed him as coming into camp up 40. That's a lot of extra weight for a young guy. It doesn't look like 40 in your pics but that one pic showing his mid does reveal a good bit extra.

With that said, hope he's the beast everyone thinks he'll be.

The reports are that he came in about 20 lbs over his spring weight. Still, I understand what you are saying...

--- Added 8/14/2010 at 11:23 AM ---


:clap: Awesome pics, T!

Thanks for posting them!

... and :wtf:.... you were at Friday night's practice and didn't tell us?? :club:

Would have been nice to run into you and say hello! :yellowthumb:

I had no idea that a bunch of you got together there until after, when I was talking to BlitzburghRockCity on here. Then after seein the pics of all you and talking to TampaSteelGirl, I realized that we all stayed at the same hotel. I wish I wouldve known.

lloydfan4life
08-14-2010, 04:44 PM
The reports are that he came in about 20 lbs over his spring weight. Still, I understand what you are saying...

--- Added 8/14/2010 at 11:23 AM ---



I had no idea that a bunch of you got together there until after, when I was talking to BlitzburghRockCity on here. Then after seein the pics of all you and talking to TampaSteelGirl, I realized that we all stayed at the same hotel. I wish I wouldve known.

:eek1: you were at the same hotel too? :banging:

That really sux that we didn't know that. You'll have to join us in April when we head back out to the Burgh for Fan Fest. We have one heck of a good time! :cope:

jnes1216
08-15-2010, 02:30 PM
Great pics and updates from everyone. I just got back from working in Prudhoe Bay, AK for 6 weeks and this was some much needed Steelers news. Thanks to everyone and keep them coming!!

Layin the wood
08-16-2010, 09:32 AM
Awesome pics Big T!! Thanks and keep em coming!!:cope: