Ben Roethlisberger did some throwing Monday at St. Vincent College.
The Steelers' quarterback also did some coaching.
Roethlisberger called for rookie wide receiver Willie Reid immediately after hooking up with Reid on a seam route against a blitz. Reid made a leaping catch on the play, but the execution was awkward enough that Roethlisberger felt further review was in order.
Roethlisberger did a lot of talking and Reid a great deal of listening during the exchange.
"He was just making sure we were on the same page, receiver-quarterback talk," Reid said. "He does a real good job of letting us know what we need to do, where we need to be at certain times.
"You have to listen to the quarterback."
Reid, a No. 3b pick from Florida State, appreciated the interest and the attention to detail revealed during the impromptu session.
"He's real good with his leadership role," Reid said of Roethlisberger. "He understands his role and he sets everybody straight.
"He's the captain and we have to listen to him."
The pass to Reid was one of six Roethlisberger completed in 12 attempts during 11-on-11 drills.
Roethlisberger would have gone 7 for 12 had wide receiver Santonio Holmes not dropped a pass while trying to make a difficult, sliding catch. Holmes slammed the ball into the ground in frustration after almost making the play.