Steelers Six From Around The Web – Tuesday August 11th
The Chris Mortensen ESPN tour came through Latrobe on Monday. Mortensen really did not reveal anything earth shattering in his camp report article, he did however have wide receiver Hines Ward on his bus for an interview. Below is the video.
John Harris has a story on right tackle Willie Colon as he enters the final year of his contract with the Steelers. Colon says he has not had any camp fights yet, because nobody has tested him yet. His nickname is the Bronx Bully, so no wonder.
Mike Wallace is being used mostly at the flanker, or Z-receiver position in training camp thus far because offensive coordinator, Bruce Arians, wants him to get comfortable at that spot before trying to learn the other positions. Regardless, Wallace has shown he can catch the ball in traffic thus far and his speed continues to be the talk in camp.
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The legal team for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is seeking a change of venue to the Lake Tahoe area of Nevada for the sexual assault civil suit. John Echeverria, of Reno, as joined the Roethlisberger legal team because of a requirement that a member of the Nevada Bar Association be part of court proceedings in the state. David Cornwell Sr.remains the lead attorney and will have permission to practice law in Nevada for this case only.
Reserve linebacker Andre Frazier continues to impress on special teams as he continues to fight for a roster spot. Frazier ran over safety Ryan Mundy during a kickoff-return drill on Monday.
Alan Robinson from the Associated Press has a story on the instinctive play and decision making of safety Troy Polamalu. Polamalu goes on to say he is light years ahead of last year, when he didn\’t practice at all during training camp.