Bumped to the main page. Thanks for this. -Michael Bean-
My wife and I missed some of the earlier drills but had the chance to watch the eleven on eleven and the seven on seven drills. Some impressions...
I know most of this has been said before -
First, David Johnson must be the healthiest guy on the team, he couldn't catch a cold. In the hour or so that we watched he dropped every pass thrown his way.
Ben looked great. Every pass was on the money. He connected several times with Emmanuel Sanders and Arnez Battle for some nice gains. He really does look to be in the best shape he's ever been in as a Steeler. The man in the bleachers behind me commented that Ben looked like he did in college.
Leftwich threw a rifle shot right into Spaeth's hands. You could hear the crack up in the stands. Spaeth couldn't hang on to that one but made up for it later on.
I didn't see much of that future Hall of Famer Redman, but what I did see looked very good. Nice blocks and caught a pass for a first down. Six or seven yards after the catch against the first team defense.
Mendy looked ready to play. Didn't fumble and had some nice catches and some nice runs.
Sanders will be the number three receiver by mid season if not at the start. Nice speed, gets open and caught everything thrown his way.
Logan and Burnett were returning kicks, and there is no comparison. Burnett runs the kicks back, Logan kicks in the afterburners. Wexell said that Burnett did better, but I don't agree. Logan's first attempt was whistled dead, or he would still be running. Although to be honest, it didn't look like the coverage team was trying too hard on any of returns.
MeMo had some nice carries.
Flozell Adams is one BIG man.
Ben was cheered as he walked toward the hillside to give autographs.
got in my van JUST as the torrential downpour started.
I hope to be going back next week, can't go too often, it's a 130 mile drive.