It shouldn't be a surprise Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is requiring his offensive linemen to wear knee braces during training camp, considering he lost one during a preseason game last year, and basically every one he's had has been nearly mortally wounded at some point in the last few years.
News is starting to pick up, and along with that, SCR is working on a few others, but we're declaring this Open Thread...Open.
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I'm going to have to embarrass our very own PaVaSteeler, who was recently named Associate Editor of Content at Rotoworld, so please, let's give him a proper send-off as he leaves our sunny shores to be a Fantasy Football writer.
None of that is serious. PaVa is laughing hardest.
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Guesing this still isn't precautionary.
Cortez Allen not in pads again on Wednesday afternoon— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) July 31, 2013
Anyone doubt Emmanuel Sanders ability to catch a football?
Emmanuel Sanders just caught a punt with five other balls in his arms— Ken Torgent (@ktorgent) July 31, 2013
Think he'd rather be on the other side of things?
Willie Parker's job as a coaching intern includes acting as a defender during scrabble drills.— Chris (@ChrisG_FC) July 31, 2013
Players back for more lovin' from 'Big Bertha'
Willie Parker and Mike Tomlin observe another battle with "Big Bertha" pic.twitter.com/59jXilfkqD— Mike Prisuta (@DVEMike) July 31, 2013
Probably a good reason why John Rabe was unemployed before Tuesday.
49 easily smallest TE bulk wise. Just had poor technique on the sled. Welcome to the Steelers— Chris (@ChrisG_FC) July 31, 2013
Tomorrow's headlines will read 'Relationship destroyed during can drills'.
Ben booing Haley when he misses. What a terrible relationship they have.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) July 31, 2013
Who says training camp has to be all work and no play.
Haley taking part in garbage can throw with QBS. Ben running contest not participating. Gradkowski wins easily— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) July 31, 2013
Maybe the coaching staff will need to re-think this 'Gay to play outside in nickel packages' theory?
Been keeping an eye on WR/CB drills. Gay and Sanders have been matched up more than once and Sanders is blowing past the CB consistently— Ken Torgent (@ktorgent) July 31, 2013
Drills are done. Time for the real meat and potatoes.
Steelers going LIVE team. Yes. LIVE hitting— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) July 31, 2013
Steelers running live drills. OMG tackling! Le'Veon Bell starring early— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) July 31, 2013
This is what some folks were afraid of with the new zone run blocking scheme.
Dwyer stacked up twice during live running drills with second team. No cut back— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) July 31, 2013
Le'Veon Bell took over from there.
ICYMI Today on Behind The Steel Curtain:
- Bell wins Wednesday
- Steelers emphasizing running game in live team drills
- As Cortez Allen and Terry Hawthorne miss time, other Steelers seize opportunity
- Veteran Foote left 'humbled' and 'hungry' after 2012 Steelers season
- Steelers Wednesday training camp open thread
- No message to be sent in Bell working with Steelers starters
- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin requiring offensive linemen to wear knee braces during training camp
- Key to Steelers' receiving corps is Emmanuel Sanders and his ability to stay healhy, consistent
- Steelers 53-man roster: defensive locks through early portions of training camp
- Steelers resume practice Wednesday after day off
- Steelers will utilize cut-blocking as part of outside zone scheme