clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Steelers Camp Report: August 23rd...

New, comment

Yesterday marked the end of training camp 2006.  The Steelers were loose on their last of training camp 2006.  The Steelers have left Latrobe and will take on the Philadelphia Eagles tomorrow night.  A quick round-up of the session:

*Ricardo Colclough worked with the first team in place of the injured Deshea Townsend, who brokes his left wrist in practice yesterday.  Second-year conrner Bryant McFadden was disappointed
"I guess it's out of my hands," said an obviously disappointed McFadden. "Coach (Bill) Cowher told me after practice that it didn't have anything to do with my play. That he was just making this move based on feel. I'm disappointed. I'm a competitor and I want to be out there as much as possible. But there's nothing I can do but play football when I do get out there.
Deshea did say he would be playing Friday if it were a regular season game, so obviously we can expect him to be out there in a few weeks. For now, Colclough gets the nod, but I'm not sure that means he's necessarily the #2 guy on the depth chart.  This may be one of Cowher's motivational moves.*As he has done for the past several weeks, right guard Kendell Simmons took some snapts at center, with Kemoeatu moving into the starting spot at guard.  Simmons did have his first miscue at center, botching a snap with backup QB Charlie Batch. The second team offensive line also was shuffled around a touch.  Marvin Philip at center, Trai Essex back outside at left tackle, Barret Brooks at right guard, and Willie Colon at right tackle.*SS Troy Polamalu made an incredible diving INT near the goal line.  After James Farrior tipped a Roethlisberger attempt to Heath Miller, Troy came flying from nearly 10 yards out to make the diving pick.  Anybody else excited to watch him fly around this year?  *Roethlisberger had a nice day after throwing the unlucky pick.  He converted on long scores to Nate Washington, who was working against Ryan Clark and Chidi, and to Cedrick Wilson, who had safety Mike Logan all over him.  That's it for training camp in 2006.  Only a few short weeks 'till Opening Day. Go Steelers!