Steelers 2011 Training Camp – Day Nineteen Recap
David Todd and I recorded a new episode of The Terrible Podcast this morning and discussed the play against the Redskins last Friday and talk about a few roster battles that are left to be settled.
Hines Ward says he is focused on just one thing right now and that is playing Baltimore in week 1. He says he even watched their first preseason game against the Eagles and focused on their new cornerback Jimmy Smith as well.
Doug Legursky, Ramon Foster and Keenan Lewis all addresses the media after Monday morning\’s walk through and the interviews are all up on Steelers.com. Legursky and Foster talked about the battle for the right guard spot.
Craig Wolfley was on 105 The X this morning to talk about all thing Steelers and gave grades their first preseason game against the Redskins.
Wolfley and Tunch Ilkin also talked to Antonio Brown, Ryan Mundy and Willie Colon on their show today and the whole show is archived up on ESPN 970.
Bruce Arians was on 93.7 The Fan today and talked about his decision to return this year and the ability of Ben Roethlisberger to call his own plays at times. He also discussed the young receivers and the running backs in addition. Also on the Fan today, Ed Bouchette made his weekly appearance this morning and special teams coach Al Everest also gave a morning interview to talk about the new kick-off rule in regards to the Steelers.
Before you read any farther please listen to the Monday post practice interview I did with Scott Brown from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. You can follow him on Twitter at @ScottBrown_Trib. We thank Scott and Mark Kaboly for the time they have dedicated to us during training camp as these reports have been enjoyed by many.
Direct Download here: Scott Brown Monday Aug. 15th Training Camp Update
Limas Sweed sat out practice today after strong practice on Monday with a shoulder injury and Crezdon Butler (quad), Cortez Allen (hamstring), Aaron Smith (knee) and Brett Keisel (ankle) were also sidelined today. The status for Smith and Keisel against the Eagles is still unknown at this time. Ike Taylor (thumb) received some work today has he was wearing a cast on his broken left thumb. He is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday. LaMarr Woodley reportedly was given the day off as well.
Rookie Cameron Heyward had another spirited practice today against both Jonathan Scott and Foster. Chris Kemoeatu was back in action at left guard today with Legursky getting some time with the first team at the right guard spot. Tony Hills will start at that spot Thursday night against the Eagles and also received first team reps as did Foster at left guard.
Roethlisberger was picked off by Ryan Clark on first play of red zone drill today and Byron Leftwich threw a pick to Mortty Ivy as well. Ivy continues to have a great camp by many reports. Ward made a nice over the shoulder catch in traffic today while Lewis had a nice pass breakup of a pass intended for Brown.
Swayze Waters showed off his distance and accuracy on Monday as he made kicks from 48 and 54 yards in one session.
The Steelers break camp on Wednesday, so that means Tuesday is the final practice at Latrobe.
Undrafted free agent running back John Clay walked off the practice field Monday and was chased down by a Steelers staff member. No one has been able to get to the bottom of this as of yet.
Not too much to be learned from the Mike Tomlin post practice Q & A, but here it is anyway.
Monday camp reports credit to Kaboly, Brown, John Meyer, Mike Prisuta and Bill Phillips. I highly suggest following all of them on Twitter.