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Steelers OTAs Recap, Day 9: A different type of “workout” for the team

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at practice, and it’s time to take a look at what went down.

NFL: AUG 07 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the field for Organized Team Activities (OTAs) Wednesday, and for those who haven’t been paying attention this isn’t breaking news. The Steelers have been participating in OTAs for the last few months, but Phase 3, which just started, gets the most news.

In case you don’t know, Phase 1 of OTAs is essentially just workouts with the strength and conditioning staff, Phase 2 is more position specific training/drills and Phase 3 is the most football-like of all OTAs. It is Phase 3 which is where teams can do 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. No contact, no pads, but plenty of news to go around. Before going any further, it is important to note these workouts are 100% voluntary.

There was plenty of news on Day 9 which wasn’t just the aforementioned topics, and in this article I will dive into those, as well as share some video fans might enjoy checking out!

Let’s get to the news...

There are some fans who will hate what they are about to see, but the Steelers, as they typically do, gave the team a light workout today before heading to have some fun. Under Bill Cowher he was known for taking his team to see an inspirational movie, and Mike Tomlin was known for taking his team to Dave & Busters.

This year the team took in some games, but it also included things like go-karts. Check out some of the video below, including Najee Harris dominating the rookies in a race around the speedway.

There was some actual football to discuss, and this tid-bit from Nick Farabaugh of SteelersNow was interesting. Expect the Steelers offense to use a lot of tight end groups, all in to develop mismatches for the defense.

How confident are the Steelers in the offense’s success? According to Farabaugh, the Steelers feel with the weapons they have they will be able to match up with anyone.

Now check out some other videos and interviews from the 9th OTA workout:




Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the rest of the 2023 NFL offseason.