The Pittsburgh Steelers put another week of voluntary OTAs in the books Thursday, and we take a look back at Day 6 of the team's workouts and what went down at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Pittsburgh's south side.
Sean Davis seeing time in the slot
When Sean Davis was drafted in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, it was known he played cornerback his Senior year at Maryland, but the Steelers wanted him to play safety. Davis' versatility is well documented, and it is being applied at OTAs by Davis seeing snaps as the slot defender. Although these snaps are likely due to Senquez Golson being out of workouts, it doesn't mean Davis isn't trying to add another feather to his cap.
"Whatever they need me to do, I'm trying to learn everything fast," Davis told Jason Mackey of DKonPittsburghSports.com.
"I'm the new pup out here," Davis said. "I'm trying to learn everything I can. I need to prove my whole game. I'm showing that I deserve to be out here, but I have a lot to work on. I'm out here working hard every day. I'm trying to elevate my game."
Davis is joining a defense which is very young, but he is leaning on one veteran to help him get acclimated to the pro game. That veteran is fellow safety Mike Mitchell.
"Mitchell's a veteran," Davis told Mackey. "He knows what he's doing. I'm trying to get as many reps as I can, physically and mentally. If I'm not on the field, you see me back there with coach and Mike. I'm learning. I'm talking. I'm trying to get this thing. I'm glad (Mitchell is) there for me."
The question now becomes will Davis be next to Mitchell when the games start to count on Monday Night Football in Week 1?
#BurghProud is a real thing
The newest trend among Pittsburgh fans is the hashtag #BurghProud. Essentially, it points directly to the pride fans have for all three Pittsburgh professional sports. Regardless of sport, venue or team...#BurghProud rings true. What we found out recently is this pride stretches to the players too.
Antonio Brown talked about the first time he met Sidney Crosby at a gym in Los Angeles. In his words, he was starstruck.
"I was starstruck," Brown admitted. "Sidney Crosby is a guy who's lost teeth, battled concussions. He just always seemed to overcome and continue to play. It's exciting to watch him play. Every time he gets that puck, it's amazing."
"Sidney Crosby is the best to have ever done it," Brown said. "Professional player. Plays the game at a high level. Been doing it a long time. It's an honor to watch him play. I have his jersey, too."
Brown was present for the Penguins 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks at Consol Energy Center, and has embodied what #BurghProud is all about.
Photos, Tweets and Videos
"We're building blocks right now."https://t.co/VDr2I4UUZP— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) June 2, 2016
Markus Wheaton is coming at you fast pic.twitter.com/e9Ad7BVLX5— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 2, 2016
Bucket shots at OTA6 pic.twitter.com/RJz6uoQZqO— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) June 2, 2016