The Pittsburgh Steelers pressed on towards the end of their 2018 Training Camp at Saint Vincent College on Sunday, and the workout showed the waning of camp. The team will have open practices on Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday will be closed to the public before the team heads to Green Bay to play the Packers on Thursday night.
After the Week-2, preseason game in Wisconsin, the Steelers return to their homes in Pittsburgh, leaving behind dorm life for another calendar year.
Nevertheless, a lot still took place on Sunday. One big story line would be the starting defense shutting out the starting offense in the team’s red-zone ‘7 Shots’ drill. The starters, including Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, took four of the seven snaps, and failed on all of them. It wasn’t until Joshua Dobbs, manning the second team, ran the ball in (during a non-tackling practice) that the offense got its only score.
One would assume the defense should only get better, considering they have to practice against one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses, even without Le’Veon Bell. Maybe, just maybe, this defense is starting to learn a thing or two.
That wasn’t all that went down at training camp, so check out some of the other key nuggets!
One-Handed catches on tap
Who doesn’t love a nifty one-handed catch?! The Steelers served them up with regularity on Sunday with L.J. Fort making the most remarkable one of all. Check out the photo below!
Tons of great one-handed catches today: Artie Burns and L.J. Fort with interceptions, Antonio Brown crossing the field on a lob from Roethlisberger.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 12, 2018
It’s the last week of camp, and that means the Steelers will have their annual Home Run Derby on campus. The results haven’t been released yet, but Joshua Dobbs was calling his shot.
Ben Roethlisberger talks the young QBs, the team overall, and how he relates to the younger players. pic.twitter.com/ysAuYhTx34— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 13, 2018
Terrell Edmunds on the biggest challenges playing at the pro level and the overall state of the secondary. pic.twitter.com/Sx1JisSAY8— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 12, 2018