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hawaiiansteel
07-14-2010, 02:34 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp Preview – Offensive Line



Overview: There are more questions than answers headed into the 2010 season in regards to the offensive line. The Steelers already have lost Willie Colon to an Achilles injury and the lack of quality draft picks at the position over the recent years could come back to haunt the Steelers this year. Rookie Maurkice Pouncey is a great pick, but is after all a rookie. He will likely be forced to earn his money quickly and hopefully will be under contract when camp starts as he can’t afford to miss any time. New offensive line coach Sean Kugler has been brought in to replace the jettisoned Larry Zierlein and has his hands full. This group will be expected to run block and run block well as the Steelers return more to the power running game in 2010.


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Max Starks: Max started all 16 games at left tackle for the Steelers in 2009 and is now headed into his 7th season with the team. He will never be regarded as a top left tackle in the league, but does hold his own at times. A return to more of a smash mouth running game will be a welcome sight for him as well. With the recent injury to right tackle Willie Colon, it has been speculated that Starks could move to the right tackle spot if a suitable left tackle could be found via free agency. As it looks right now though, Starks will open up camp as the Steelers starting left tackle, but that could change quickly. Starks is still learning the position and new offensive line coach Sean Kugler might be able to get more out of him, especially in the running game.

Chris Kemoeatu: Kemo is probably the only lineman you can etch in stone right now at a guaranteed position at left guard. He was banged up for most of the 2009 season and missed the final 6 games of the season due to knee, arm and wrist problems. He is a massive force and if he can stay healthy should be able to improve the running game on the left side. He does have a temper and it can lead to unnecessary penalties at time. Chris should also benefit from a younger coach such as Kugler. The history of knee problems is starting to be a concern, but if he can improve his inside game and second level blocking, the Steelers should be able to run the ball well in 2010.

Justin Hartwig: The clock is certainly ticking on center Justin Hartwig. The drafting of Maurkice Pouncey out of Florida in the 1st round of the 2010 draft signaled the future for the Steelers at center. 2009 was not good production wise for the veteran either and while he started all 16 games for the Steelers at center, he was perhaps one of the weakest links on the line. He did have offseason shoulder surgery and has not been rushed along during the OTA and mini-camp sessions. Doug Legursky has been filling in as the No.1 center in his absence and as a wrote a few weeks ago, it is not unthinkable that Hartwig could be released if the Legursky can beat him out in training camp. Regardless, this will indeed be the final year that Justin wears the black and gold and hopefully if he stays, he can perform above his previous playing levels.

Maurkice Pouncey: Since the Achilles injury happened to right tackle Willie Colon, there has been a ton of speculation as to what the right side of the Steelers offensive line will look like with him out for the season. Maurkice Pouncey was drafted as the teams future center, but was first worked at right guard one the rookies got started. With Hartwig and Legursky still under contract, it allows them to take advantage of his versatility. By all reports, Pouncey has performed so well at right guard; he stood to beat out starter Trai Essex, even without the injury to Colon. Now that the Colon is indeed out, many scenarios include Essex moving to right tackle to fill the void left by Willie. Regardless of who lines up at right tackle, I think Pouncey will be the team’s day 1 starter at right guard. If not then it will happen at some point during the season. Pouncey has a ton of upside and how fast he can learn the game could be the only thing that slows him early in the season. He looks to be a leader and a mainstay of the Steelers offensive line for many years to come.

Trai Essex: The play of Essex at right guard in 2009 was not above the line as head coach Mike Tomlin likes to say. He is a converted left tackle and has struggled in the transition to right guard. As mentioned earlier, it is speculated that Essex will compete with a long list of players for the right tackle spot now that Colon is gone for the year. Another scenario is Essex moving back to left tackle and Starks moving to the right tackle spot, but I call this a long shot at best. For now I will list Essex as the Steelers starting right tackle, but no way should that be considered a lock. It is there for the taking and Essex will indeed have to earn it. Moving back to the tackle position may be a blessing for him as well. We shall see very quickly.

Jonathan Scott: I list the free agent signed Jonathan Scott next only because of the uncertainty at right tackle. Scott was brought over as a free agent from the Buffalo Bills where he played under new line coach Sean Kugler. Kugler must have seen enough in him at Buffalo for 2 season to even let this signing happen. Scott played in 10 games last year and started 8. He is considered a guy that can play both tackle spots, but should get a shot early in camp as a replacement for Colon at right tackle. If he does not win that spot, he will immediately be on the bubble and will have to earn a spot on the 53 man roster as a swing tackle. It can be feast or famine for him and he was only signed to a one year deal. We should see his fate decided early on by which unit he lines up with and on what side. In no way should he be considered a roster lock.

Tony Hills: Hills has disappointed since being drafted by the Steelers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft and has only seen playing time in one game in his second season after being inactive for every game as a rookie. On paper it seems he will be battling for a backup left tackle spot, but may get a shot at the right tackle spot as well. He will indeed be a challenge for coach Kugler and I would not hold my breath that he makes the roster. His chances of doing so have been aided in by the injuries to colon and rookie Chris Scott. Watch the early training camp reports on Hills as they better be glowing if he is to stick this year.

Ramon Foster: Foster made the Steelers roster in 2009 as an undrafted free agent after impressing the coaches in training camp last year. Foster played in 14 games last year and started four at left guard in place of the injured Chris Kemoeatu. With all of the shuffling last year on the line, it is hard to say where the best home for Foster might be. Signs point to him being a left side swing guard and tackle, but he might even be given a chance to compete in the mess at right tackle as well. I am pretty confident he makes the 53 man roster and would not be surprised to see him line up at any position on the line besides center. He is versatile and another year under his belt should help immensely.

Doug Legursky: Doug Legursky is a blue collar Steelers type player. He is willing to do anything to play and even lined up as the fullback and delivered a crushing block that ended in a Rashard Mendenhall touchdown last season against the San Diego Chargers. Legursky has been getting extended time as the first team center as starter Justin Hartwig recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. How Legursky plays when training camp opens could make Hartwig expendable as I mentioned earlier. A lot also depends I think on if second year guard Kraig Urbik can improve as well, but more on that later. Regardless of where he lines up, Legursky should have no problems making the 53 man roster, but strange things could happen just the same and could be a final 53 man cut down release as well.

Kraig Urbik: There is so much we do not know about what Urbik is or isn’t. The reports last season out of training camp were not flattering and the 3rd round pick out of Wisconsin was on the inactive list his entire rookie season. Early OTA reports have Urbik lining up as the second team center this offseason behind Legursky and he could be the biggest key to whether or not Hartwig is made expendable or not. Urbik played right guard and right tackle in college, so it figures he is competing as a right side swing guy as well as an emergency center. His progress in year 2 needs to be drastic or he could find himself without a job very quickly come week 1. Watch him closely during camp practices and pre-season games as to where he lines up and what unit he is on as it will help shed many of the unknowns about him. All we have to go on with Urbik is his 2009 preseason game tape and it was average at best.

Chris Scott: Scott was drafted by the Steelers as their first of three selections in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. He was projected to battle for a left side position, but all of that has been put on hold since he suffered a foot injury while working out at the University of Tennessee last month. Scott underwent surgery immediately and there has been conflicting reports on how long he will be sidelined. Some say October, while others say he may be ready in 8 more weeks. In all likelihood he will start the season on the PUP list, which is never good for any rookie at any position. Any camp time and pre-season game he misses hurts his chances of making the roster. The best case scenario right now for Chris is that he gets healthy fast and receives some playing during camp to get a practice squad spot or is placed on injured reserve by the Steelers and try again in 2011. We will find out soon enough about his status on day one of training camp.

Dorian Brooks: Dorian is an undrafted free agent from James Madison and is a bit undersized. He has been worked at the right guard spot in reserve duty during the OTA sessions and trying to get a few snaps in at center as well. Brooks is a converted defensive lineman and considered very athletic for his size. In the end though, his overall strength and lack of ideal size will make it very hard for him to make the roster. At best he will be auditioning for a practice squad spot, but I see that a long shot right now as well. For right now we shall call him a camp body.

Kyle Jolly: Jolly is another undrafted free agent lineman in camp and played left tackle in college at North Carolina. Kyle has done well to survive the first round of cuts as draft picks were signed, but will be hard pressed to make this roster as an undrafted free agent, like Foster did last year. Both he and Brooks will be the first roster casualties should any street free agent lineman be more to the Steelers liking. For now though, Jolly is another training camp body.

Likely Training Camp Depth Chart:

LT1 Max Starks LT2 Ramon Foster LT3 Tony Hills LT4 Chris Scott LT5 Kyle Jolly
LG1 Chris Kemoeatu LG2 Ramon Foster LG3 Doug Legursky LG4 Chris Scott
C1 Justin Hartwig C2 Doug Legursky C3 Maurkice Pouncey C4 Kraig Urbik
RG1 Maurkice Pouncey RG2 Trai Essex RG3 Kraig Urbik
RT1 Trai Essex RT2 Jonathan Scott RT3 Ramon Foster RT4 Tony Hills

Summation: As the Steelers offensive line goes in 2010, so will the Steelers go. Being down one veteran and one rookie is already making a suspect line even more suspect. Questions at center and right tackle add to the problems. New line coach Sean Kugler will earn his stripes real quick if this line can gel together quick enough for the Steelers to get through the Ben Roethlisberger suspension. The onus would seem to be on the running game hard and heavy at least for the first 4 weeks and teams might dare the Steelers to prove they can run against 8 and 9 man fronts and dare them to throw. Rookie Maurkice Pouncey will likely be a starter from the get go and previous draft picks Tony Hills and Kraig Urbik have to show the team they are not bust. This offensive line could see as many as three new starters depending on what free agents are available as cuts around the league take place. Keep your fingers crossed as it is sure to be a bumpy ride with this group.

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ramblinjim
07-14-2010, 08:22 AM
I"m rooting for Pouncey to take the starting Center spot and Legursky to take the right guard spot. Between Pouncey, Legursky and Kemoeatu we would have a big, strong and young interior line.

MeetJoeGreene
07-14-2010, 11:14 AM
I"m rooting for Pouncey to take the starting Center spot and Legursky to take the right guard spot. Between Pouncey, Legursky and Kemoeatu we would have a big, strong and young interior line.

Or vice versa. It would be great if one of them were good enough to enable us to cut Hartwig.

That would be a solid interior.

As much as I am not crazy for Colon I don't see a good candidate on the team to take his place. Hopefully Essex, Hills or Foster can step up, but I am not really that optimistic.

Oviedo
07-14-2010, 11:28 AM
I"m rooting for Pouncey to take the starting Center spot and Legursky to take the right guard spot. Between Pouncey, Legursky and Kemoeatu we would have a big, strong and young interior line.

Or vice versa. It would be great if one of them were good enough to enable us to cut Hartwig.

That would be a solid interior.

As much as I am not crazy for Colon I don't see a good candidate on the team to take his place. Hopefully Essex, Hills or Foster can step up, but I am not really that optimistic.

My preference would be Pouncey at Center and Urbik at RG. Doubt it happens this year but 2011 or 2012 for sure.

flippy
07-14-2010, 11:36 AM
How bout Pouncey at RT?

Oviedo
07-14-2010, 11:48 AM
How bout Pouncey at RT?

Unlikely since he has never played there. He has been a Center and Guard. I doubt they put that on a rookie and potentially waste a year of his development.

NC Steeler Fan
07-14-2010, 12:11 PM
Am I mis-remembering or wasn't Colon one of two players on the line CONSTANTLY being called for False Start last year?

I swear everytime I saw the pre-snap flag, I knew it was on us...sigh.

RuthlessBurgher
07-14-2010, 12:32 PM
Am I mis-remembering or wasn't Colon one of two players on the line CONSTANTLY being called for False Start last year?

I swear everytime I saw the pre-snap flag, I knew it was on us...sigh.

If we end up signing Flozell Adams to replace Colon this year, it will be an oddity, since I think Hotel may have been the only o-lineman to have more pre-snap false start penalties than Colon last year (that may not be 100% correct, but I do know that they were both highly penalized in that regard).

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
07-14-2010, 12:36 PM
Before Colon's injury I thought there was a real shot of Hartwig being shown the door. Now, I feel he will remain the starting C but he will be on a short leash. Legursky, in my opinion, should start and Hartwig still shown the door but I don't think I will get my wish.

*More than Likely starters*
I don't see many available options in FA to replace Colon. If they don't have a vet in place with some preseason games remaining...I don't think it happens. My GUT tells me here are the starters for 2010 now that Colon is gone for the year:
Starks, Kemo, Hartwig, Pouncey, & Essex

Legursky, Foster, Urbik, & J Scott will back them up. C Scott will be put on the PUP, released, then signed to PS.

*A OT brought into picture*
I think this is the next possibility. A FA or trade. Give up a draft choice and go get someone. Still think Pouncey wins RG spot so the starters will be:
Starks, Kemo, Hartwig, Pouncey, & FA/TRADE

Essex, Legursky, Foster, & Urbik will back them up. C Scott will be put on the PUP, released, then signed to PS.

*Everyone reaches potential - No FA to replace Colon*
It would be nice to see Urbik live up to his "expected potential" right from the start of camp and Pouncey impress enough to win the starting spot at C by game 1. Foster wins the RT spot which I hope will happen. Starters will be:
Starks, Kemo, Pouncey, Urbik, & Foster

Essex, Legursky, J Scott, & T Hills will back them up. C Scott will be put on the PUP, released, then signed to PS.

*Dream scenario*
Trade a 3rd for Gaither or Penn. I think McNeil will be too costly. Urbik & Pouncey live up to potential. Starters will be:
Gaither/Penn, Kemo, Pouncey, Urbik, & Starks

Essex, Legursky, J Scott, & T Hills back them up. C Scott will be on PUP and come off healthy enough to be put on the 53. T Hills released. We can dream!

phillyesq
07-14-2010, 01:01 PM
How bout Pouncey at RT?

He may (and likely does) have the athletic ability to play RT, but I'd prefer to keep him on the interior. He was drafted to stabilize the center position for the next decade, and since he is a rookie anyway, I'd rather see him kept inside this year. If he were a 5 year vet, then perhaps a Carnell Lake style position switch to compensate for an injury would make sense, but with a rookie, I'd prefer to keep it simple.

StarSpangledSteeler
07-14-2010, 01:48 PM
I"m rooting for Pouncey to take the starting Center spot and Legursky to take the right guard spot. Between Pouncey, Legursky and Kemoeatu we would have a big, strong and young interior line.

Or vice versa. It would be great if one of them were good enough to enable us to cut Hartwig.

That would be a solid interior.

As much as I am not crazy for Colon I don't see a good candidate on the team to take his place. Hopefully Essex, Hills or Foster can step up, but I am not really that optimistic.

My preference would be Pouncey at Center and Urbik at RG. Doubt it happens this year but 2011 or 2012 for sure.

Thank you Oviedo! I was starting to think i was taking crazy pills over here, cuz that's been my thinking all along and nobody is mentioning it! Start Pouncey at center!

I understand that Pouncey doesn't know how to make all the line calls yet but guess what's the fastest way to learn?... Throw him into the fire. How much worse could he possibly be than Hartwig (who's arguably the worst center in the league)? Enough with the 2 year plans already!

Along those same lines... Urbik is a very simple decision. He is not a tackle. He is not a center. And he is not a left guard. He is a right guard plain and simple. Either he makes it or he doesn't. If he's good enough to start put him in. if he's not... Well... He probably needs to go.

MeetJoeGreene
07-14-2010, 01:59 PM
Very well thought out set of options. Although - you really don't think much of Legursky, do you?


Before Colon's injury I thought there was a real shot of Hartwig being shown the door. Now, I feel he will remain the starting C but he will be on a short leash. Legursky, in my opinion, should start and Hartwig still shown the door but I don't think I will get my wish.

*More than Likely starters*
I don't see many available options in FA to replace Colon. If they don't have a vet in place with some preseason games remaining...I don't think it happens. My GUT tells me here are the starters for 2010 now that Colon is gone for the year:
Starks, Kemo, Hartwig, Pouncey, & Essex

Legursky, Foster, Urbik, & J Scott will back them up. C Scott will be put on the PUP, released, then signed to PS.

*A OT brought into picture*
I think this is the next possibility. A FA or trade. Give up a draft choice and go get someone. Still think Pouncey wins RG spot so the starters will be:
Starks, Kemo, Hartwig, Pouncey, & FA/TRADE

Essex, Legursky, Foster, & Urbik will back them up. C Scott will be put on the PUP, released, then signed to PS.

*Everyone reaches potential - No FA to replace Colon*
It would be nice to see Urbik live up to his "expected potential" right from the start of camp and Pouncey impress enough to win the starting spot at C by game 1. Foster wins the RT spot which I hope will happen. Starters will be:
Starks, Kemo, Pouncey, Urbik, & Foster

Essex, Legursky, J Scott, & T Hills will back them up. C Scott will be put on the PUP, released, then signed to PS.

*Dream scenario*
Trade a 3rd for Gaither or Penn. I think McNeil will be too costly. Urbik & Pouncey live up to potential. Starters will be:
Gaither/Penn, Kemo, Pouncey, Urbik, & Starks

Essex, Legursky, J Scott, & T Hills back them up. C Scott will be on PUP and come off healthy enough to be put on the 53. T Hills released. We can dream!

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
07-14-2010, 02:50 PM
[quote="MeetJoeGreene"]Very well thought out set of options. Although - you really don't think much of Legursky, do you?[quote]

Actually, I do. I said I believe he should be the starter. I think now Hartwig remains a Steeler because they will not want to deplete the experience along the interior. Remember, Hartwig only wanted to play C but it is still a job. If he wants a job somewhere else next year he will have to play. He still could back up at G & C on gameday. Since Hartwig will still be here, he might start game 1 as the starter but I would not doubt he finds the bench early. I thought Legursky played better last year against the "vanilla" defense in the preseason but the coaches were more comfortable going with Hartwigs experience rather than, in my opinion, would have ended up being a more productive Legursky. I think veteran presence gets the nod early but they won't be able to ignore Legursky and/or Pouncey at C for long.

hawaiiansteel
07-19-2010, 07:18 PM
Very well thought out set of options. Although - you really don't think much of Legursky, do you?


Actually, I do. I said I believe he should be the starter. I think now Hartwig remains a Steeler because they will not want to deplete the experience along the interior. Remember, Hartwig only wanted to play C but it is still a job. If he wants a job somewhere else next year he will have to play. He still could back up at G & C on gameday. Since Hartwig will still be here, he might start game 1 as the starter but I would not doubt he finds the bench early. I thought Legursky played better last year against the "vanilla" defense in the preseason but the coaches were more comfortable going with Hartwigs experience rather than, in my opinion, would have ended up being a more productive Legursky. I think veteran presence gets the nod early but they won't be able to ignore Legursky and/or Pouncey at C for long.



is Hartwig expected to be healthy enough to go at full-speed when training camp begins?

Steelers 2010 Training Camp Information
7-19-2010

Steelers players report to training camp on Friday, July 30.
The first open practice is on Saturday, July 31.

Training Camp Schedule

Normal Schedule: Parking lots openat noon. Campus opens at 1:30 p.m. and practice is at 2:55. Steelers Experience opensat 1:30 p.m.and closes one hour after practice at St. Vincent College. Campus closes one hour after the end of practice. All times are subject to change. The schedule changes for night practice.

Changes to the Steelers practice schedule will be available on this page. Please be sure to check the schedule on a regular basis for any changes.

Please keep in mind that there might be changes to the practice schedule or cancellation of practice because of weather conditions. Unfortunately sometimes those changes occur shortly before practice is scheduled to take place and we are unable to announce the change.

There is no admission charge for practices at St. Vincent College. For practice at the high school field there is a small admission fee. Please contact Latrobe Area High School for any ticket information.

Training Camp Fast Facts:

Dates: Players report Friday, July 30. First open day of practice is Saturday, July 31. Last public day of open practice is Wednesday, August 18.

Practice Time: Practices normally start about2:55 but are subject to change without notice.

Location: St. Vincent College is the home to Steelers. The campus opens at 1:30 p.m. for fans.Campus is cleared one hour after practice ends. The schedule varies for night practice. This is subject to change and campus can close earlier without notice.

Steelers Experience: The Steelers Experience normally runs from1:30 pm to 6:00 when there is a2:55 p.m. practice. The schedule varies based on practice time. Please note the experience is subject to close due to the weather. There is no Steelers Experience for night practices. Steelers Experience Schedule.

Restrictions: There is no videotaping of practice permitted. Video cameras should not be brought on campus. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus. Bags and coolers will be searched by security.No pets are permitted on campus.

Handicapped Access: Training camp is handicapped accessible.There is a handicap drop offarea as well as handicap seating. A government issued placard is required. To access the handicapped parking area, take Route 30 to St. Vincent Drive and follow signs.

Directions to St. Vincent College:

From Pittsburgh: Follow I-376 East to Monroeville. Proceed approximately 12-13 miles to the Pennsylvania Turnpike entrance and enter the Turnpike traveling east. Take Irwin Exit 67 (the first exit - old exit 7) and merge onto Route 30 East. Continue on Route 30 for approximately 17 miles. Turn left on to Beatty County Road. Follow Beatty County Road to Brouwers Drive. Turn Right on Brouwers Drive and follow the road to on-campus parking lots.

From Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New Jersey and points East: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76 West, to exit 91 (old exit 9) Donegal. Turn left onto PA Route 31 East, 1/4 mile to left turn at PA Route 711 North, 14 miles to left turn at U.S. Route 30 West, 10 miles to right turn at Saint Vincent Drive (at traffic signal). Take the first left turn on to Brouwers Drive and follow road to on-campus parking lots.

From Erie, Buffalo and points North: Take Interstate 79 south to its junction with I-76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, at gate 28 (old gate 3) Cranberry/Perry Highway Take I-76 east to exit 67 (old exit 7) Irwin. Turn right onto U.S. Route 30 East and follow for approximately 17 miles. Turn left on to Beatty County Road. Follow Beatty County Road to Brouwers Drive. Turn Right on Brouwers Drive and follow the road to on-campus parking lots.

From Baltimore, Washington and points South: Take Interstate 70 west to its junction with I-76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, at gate 161 (old gate 12) Breezewood, proceed on I-76 west to exit 91 (old exit 9) Donegal. Turn left onto PA Route 31 East, 1/4 mile to left turn at PA Route 711 North, 14 miles to left turn at U.S. Route 30 West, 10 miles to right turn at Saint Vincent Drive (at traffic signal). Take the first left turn on to Brouwers Drive and follow road to on-campus parking lots.

Handicapped Parking (from all directions): Follow above directions to U.S. Route 30. Follow Route 30 to Saint Vincent Drive (at traffic signal). Turn on to Saint Vincent Drive and continue straight. Follow signs for handicapped parking.

To search for directions on any online map search, look for St. Vincent College on Frazier Purchase Road in Latrobe, Pa.

Directions to Latrobe MemorialStadium –August 6

From Route 30 - Follow directions to Saint Vincent College and proceed east on Route 30 (past the St. Vincent College entrance). Take Route 981. At the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, make a left at the traffic light onto Route 981 North. Proceed through 2 traffic lights as you will cross a bridge over Loyalhanna Creek. At the third traffic light, make a right onto Jefferson Street. Go straight through one stop sign and at the second stop sign, make a right onto Chestnut Street. Latrobe Memorial Stadium will be on your right on Chestnut Street.

From Route 22 - Take the Route 981 South exit from Route 22 East. Proceed approximately 8 miles until you come across the first traffic light. Make a right at light onto Latrobe/Derry Road. Proceed straight through 2 additional traffic lights. At the next traffic light, make a left onto Jefferson Street. Proceed straight through one traffic light and one stop sign. At the next stop sign, make a right onto Chestnut Street. Latrobe Memorial Stadium is on our right on Chestnut Street.

Steelers Merchandise
The Steelers merchandise tent is open whenever the Steelers have practice at St. Vincent College. The tent is located near the entrance to campus, across from the parking lots.

Steelers Experience At Camp
The Pittsburgh Steelers will operate their "UPMC Steelers Experience" at training camp again this year. The Experience will be open on days when the Steelers have an afternoon practice at St. Vincent College, where training camp takes place.

The traveling Coca-Cola Great Hall also will be featured at training camp near the practice field. This trailer is the touring version of the Coca-Cola Great Hall which can be seen at the stadium on game days as well as other events at Heinz Field. Inside the Coca-Cola Great Hall trailer, fans of all ages can experience the storied history of the Steelers organization as well as an opportunity to broadcast a play by play call (You Make The Call) of a great moment in Steelers history. In addition, fans can try their luck on the prize wheel to win various team related merchandise.

Autographs:
The best time to obtain autographs from the players is after practice and it's at the players’ discretion as to whether or not they sign on a particular day. There are areas designated for fans to stand to obtain the autographs. There is no formal setting for player autographs on a daily basis.

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pfelix73
07-20-2010, 11:02 AM
*Opening day lineup will probably look like this:

Starks
Kemo
Hartwig
Pouncey
Essex

Not much in the way of change, which is a good thing.

:tt1

*barring injuries

SteelerNation1
07-20-2010, 01:03 PM
*Opening day lineup will probably look like this:

Starks
Kemo
Hartwig
Pouncey
Essex

Not much in the way of change, which is a good thing.

:tt1

*barring injuries
I agree.