Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is playing host to a free two-day camp yesterday and today for boys and girls ages 7-14 at Brashear High School. The camp is funded by the corporate sponsors, who underwrite the entire camp.
Pro Football Focus has the pass blocking efficiency numbers up now for the tight ends and the running backs and I found it surprising that the Ravens Ray Rice and the Vikings Adrian Peterson finished the lowest of the backs with enough snaps to qualify. Rashard Mendenhall did not have enough pass block attempts to qualify, but his numbers equate to a 10.11 using their formula and slotting him between Rice and Peterson.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that some owners, at least two of which are from AFC teams, are resisting the labor deal they\'ve been trying to negotiate with the players.
Hines Ward gave a lengthy interview on the latest episode of the Rich Eisen Podcast and commented on several different subjects.
Jason La Canfora list the teams he thinks have a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl in 2011 and there are really no big surprises of the 11 teams he listed.
Like a punch in the stomach, the Packers received their Super Bowl XLV rings on Thursday, so you might not want to see their new ring and the story behind it. The Packers still remain 2 rings behind the Steelers though.
Today\'s Steelers birthdays include current safety Will Allen who turns 29 today and former center Dermontti Dawson who turns 46 today.