2012 Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp – Sunday – Day Nineteen Recap
The Pittsburgh Steelers were again back on the Latrobe practice fields on Sunday in preparation for their second preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday night at Heinz Field. Sitting out practice on Sunday were running backs Jonathan Dwyer (shoulder), Isaac Redman (groin), punter Jeremy Kapinos (back), tackle Mike Adams (knee) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (day off).
Tackle Max Starks (knee) remains on the PUP list along with nose tackle Casey Hampton (knee), running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee) and linebackers James Harrison (knee) and Jason Worilds (wrist), but said on Sunday that he expects to be 100% by the start of the season.
Running back John Clay left practice today on a cart with what head coach Mike Tomlin described as a groin or hip injury. He will be evaluated later today. Doug Legursky (quad) left practice with a strained quad and is day-to-day per Tomlin. Wide receiver David Gilreath returned to practice on Sunday after missing Saturday.
The first team offensive line on Sunday was the same as it was Saturday as from left to right it was: Marcus Gilbert, Willie Colon, Maurkice Pouncey, David DeCastro and Ramon Foster. The second unit, according to Ken Laird, was left to right: Kelvin Beachum, Foster, Legursky, John Malecki and Trai Essex.
Sunday was highlighted by another goal-line with the defense winning it 6 to 1.
Below is the rundown by play according to Ken Laird:
1st: Chris Rainey was stuffed by Will Allen as the Steelers used 4 tight ends.
2nd: Baron Batch stuffed after Larry Foote blew up fullback Will Johnson.
3rd: Johnson stuffed by Foote.
4th: Play action and Ben Roethlisberger was forced to throw it away.
5th: Rainey to left, dove and scored by leaping with ball stretched out.
6th: Rainey behind a fullback and stuffed.
7th: Incomplete pass from Charlie Batch to tight end David Paulson.
Tomlin said after practice that Foote owned the drill
In the 7 on 7 drills, Curtis Brown reportedly jumped a route and made an interception.
Ike Taylor had two interceptions on the day with one coming in the red zone drill portion of practice against Antonio Brown. A scuffle reportedly ensued with punches being thrown. Both Taylor and Brown reportedly had to be separated again in the post practice huddle according to Mike Prisuta a little later on and that led to Hampton jawing a little at Brown per the reports. Both Taylor and Brown reportedly made up after practice and Tomlin wrote the whole thing off as just two highly competitive players going after it. Kevin Colbert and wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery talked with both players afterwards and Taylor was seen holding ice on his forehead.
The other interception by Taylor reportedly consisted of him taking the ball away from Juamorris Stewart in drills.