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08-01-2007, 07:16 PM
We’ve gotten to the bottom of Parkergate here at the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp.


Head coach Mike Tomlin was told by trainers Tuesday that Willie Parker’s sore left knee was no big deal. But the soreness lingered into today, hence Tomlin’s proclaimation Tuesday that Parker was only going to sit out a day.

It doesn’t appear to be a long-term problem and there’s no damage or anything like that.

Also not practicing this afternoon were Lawrence Timmons – of course – James Harrison and Darnell Stapleton.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was also given some rest during the passing drills in an effort by Tomlin to rest his arm. Charlie Batch will be given similar treatment Thursday.

'With Parker out, the running back pecking order was the same as Tuesday: Najeh Davenport, Carey Davis, Kevan Bar, Verron Haynes, Gary Russell and Larry Croom.

The team got a bit of a scare during 11-on-11 when Jovon Johnson and Larry Foote collided in coverage of John Dekker. Both Johnson and Foote took several moments to get up off the field. Dekker, meanwhile, was unable to leap high enough to haul in the pass from Bryan Randall despite being wide open.

Batch looked really sharp today and has looked so throughout camp.
He went 6-for-6 in red zone, throwing three touchdown passes. You can see why Detroit would have given that guy big money.

In an interesting twist to the offensive line versus defensive line blocking drills, instead of just having one guy rush and one guy block, the team today practiced with two of each rushing. The defenders would stunt and the offensive linemen would pass them off to each other. It was pretty neat to watch and seems like a pretty good drill to work on, though I’d never seen it before.

John Mitchell lost his cool a little bit with rookie end Ryan McBean. After McBean was stuffed two times in row by Trai Essex, Mitch scolded him, “Now we’re tired, so we’re not going to do it right.”

He then made McBean line up two more times in a row, finally telling him after he was finished, “I don’t like to get so pissed at you son. I’ve got high blood pressure.”

Dale Lolley
1 August 2007

Some more stuff, nothing major, just killin time until......SUNDAY!!!!! :cope::cope::cope::cope::cope:

Black@Gold Forever32
08-01-2007, 07:24 PM
Sounds like all Willie needs is just alittle rest...So he will be fine.....

Laughed my *** off about Mitchell scolding McBean and what he said to him...lol

08-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Good lets keep being tough on thes kids I love it. Keep Foote healthy we need him at inside. I have a new comparison. Kendrell Whirpool Bell = Lawrence I didnt know NFL camp was this hard Timmons.

08-02-2007, 08:10 PM
McBean better shape up or he'll be shipping out.