The Pittsburgh Steelers have had over a week of training camp practices under their belt now, and while there are times it is still considered “football in shorts”, the team has had plenty of news coming from these workouts.
Friday night saw the team heading over to Latrobe High School field for their annual Friday Night Lights practice. What does this always mean? Try the return of the ‘backs on backers’ drill, which is always a fan favorite.
How did it go? Well, let former Behind the Steel Curtain staff writer and friend of the site, Chris Carter, now of DKPittsburghSports.com, tell you:
Lets get to the other news from Training Camp...
For those keeping score at home, the Steelers won their 7 Shots period, again. Ben Roethlisberger was given the day off, and won 4-3. Here is a breakdown of how it went down,
As for #Steelers 7 shots. No Ben but offense wins 4-3.— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) August 3, 2019
Dobbs goes 2-4 with TD to Conner and a QB draw. Williams has a sack & Alualu tips a pass at line for a Bush 1-handed INT.
Rudolph goes 2-3 to Webb & Switzer in the flat for TDs. Illegal touching cancels last play. #dkps
Backup QB Update
With Roethlisberger given the day off, it was a chance to get a closer look at Mason Rudolph, Delvin Hodges and Joshua Dobbs. There was some good, and some bad.
Dobbs throws a perfect backshoulder 30 yard(ish) pass to Tevin Jones with the new CB Thomas in coverage and the safety coming. Best throw from Dobbs all camp. Great catch by Jones too. #dkps #Steelers— Christopher Carter (@CarterCritiques) August 3, 2019
Walking wounded update
For an update on those who were given the day off, as well as those who missed practice due to injury. The Steelers continue to give players time to heal before inserting them into the lineup. This early in the process it is never a bad thing to do.
Ben Roethlisberger, Al Villanueva, and Maurkice Pouncey are getting the night off. #FridayNightLights— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) August 2, 2019
Bud Dupree is practicing tonight. No Sutton Smith or Kam Canaday. Still no T.J. Watt.— Missi Matthews (@missi_matthews) August 2, 2019
Here we go again...
Is it just me, or does every training camp practice have a play being made by Devin Bush in coverage? This isn’t a bad thing, in fact it is a tremendous thing, but goodness this young man is making a name for himself early in the process. If you think he won’t be starting Week 1, you might be reading different reports than I am.
Good start to practice for Devin Bush. A pick off a tipped pass — Diontae Johnson forced him to fumble but the D recovered. Then had several impressive rushes in backs on backers working against — and thru — Snell #dkps #Steelers— Dale Lolley (@dlolley_pgh) August 3, 2019
Steelers are back in Latrobe Memorial for some Friday night lights. T.J. Watt signs autographs for fans who showed up in the rain. pic.twitter.com/IPTebkT7B8— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 2, 2019