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NKySteeler
05-20-2009, 03:30 PM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
OTA notes

The Steelers are back at it with their OTAs - offseason training activites - which are optional to attend. That's not really the case - if you plan on making the team - but for the most part, everybody is in town, with Troy Polamalu being a notable exception.

Polamalu's training in California again this offseason, which, with Ryan Clark also out following his shoulder surgery, is giving Ryan Mundy a chance to work with the first team at free safety.

Mundy showed nice ball skills Wednesday, stepping up underneath a receiver on a crossing pattern and picking off a Ben Roethlisberger pass.

Mundy has excellent size and smarts. Getting plenty of reps - especially after missing a healthy portion of training camp last season due to injury is going to pay dividends.

I spoke with William Gay after practice.

The cornerback looked bigger than he was last season and he admitted he's up to 198 pounds. He came in at 183 pounds as a rookie and he attributed the weight gain to being on a good training program and eating healthy for the first time in his life.

Gay said as long as he doesn't lose a step, he plans on carrying the extra weight - which is all located in his shoulders - during the season.

Speaking of Polamalu, there's a good chance he won't attend the meet and greet with the president Thursday at the White House. But there isn't a big deal being made of that.

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/

RuthlessBurgher
05-20-2009, 04:01 PM
Polamalu isn't going to the White House? He must be the anti-Christ, just like James Harrison. :stirpot

Steel Life
05-20-2009, 04:13 PM
Polamalu isn't going to the White House? He must be the anti-Christ, just like James Harrison. :stirpot
Godless savage :wink:

SteelBucks
05-20-2009, 05:44 PM
Polamalu isn't going to the White House? He must be the anti-Christ, just like James Harrison. :stirpot

Where's the media outrage?!

phillyesq
05-20-2009, 06:31 PM
Thanks for posting. I always enjoy these little bits of football related news in the offseason.

birtikidis
05-20-2009, 06:59 PM
good to hear about mundy. hope he can stay healthy and challenge for the back up spot.

NKySteeler
05-20-2009, 08:30 PM
Thanks for posting. I always enjoy these little bits of football related news in the offseason.

With the OTAs running thru the weekend, there should be at least a little bit of "Steelers news" the next few days... :wink:

jj28west
05-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the post. Keep them coming!

MeetJoeGreene
05-20-2009, 10:57 PM
Ben threw an INT??

HE SUCKS!!!!!

:loser

:stirpot

:D

mshifko
05-21-2009, 02:41 PM
mundy might be a darkhorse for us this season...if he can contribute on special teams and play well in preseason games, he'll land a spot on this team easily