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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    On the autograph thing, I've never been to training camp, but I did hit spring training once. For the most part, the guys most willing to sign were the minor leaguers and the younger fringe players. The stars would jump into a tinted out SUV or whatever and blast through the parking lot. The younger guys spent a lot of time engaging.

    I'm not sure if you have this as much with football, but there were a ton of adults trying to get signatures who very clearly intended to sell the memorobilia. I would be annoyed by that and wouldn't sign, either.

    By the way, Flippy, thanks for the camp reports.
    I probably wouldn't sign either. But I'd talk to the kids and pose for pics. The adults trying to get autographs seems kinda silly to me.

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    Thanks for the camp updates Flip

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    I probably wouldn't sign either. But I'd talk to the kids and pose for pics. The adults trying to get autographs seems kinda silly to me.
    Unless you are getting one for your kid, yeah, I hear ya.

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    I like autographed sports memorbilia. Does't seem silly to me in the slightest.

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    Excellent read & thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    I probably wouldn't sign either. But I'd talk to the kids and pose for pics. The adults trying to get autographs seems kinda silly to me.
    Me too. I don't get the autograph thing. A handshake and a picture seem so much more valuable to me in terms of a memory than some illegible scribble.

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    Inside the ropes: Steelers work on 2-minute drill

    By Mark Kaboly
    Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    The Steelers worked on their two-minute drill during practice Wednesday evening at St. Vincent but not with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger or any other first-team skill guys. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wanted to replicate who likely would be on the field during Monday's game against Washington during a two-minute situation at the end of the half or game. Neither Bruce Gradkowski nor Landry Jones fared well as both threw game-ending interceptions. Josh Victorian intercepted Gradkowski's third-down pass intended for Jerricho Cotchery, and rookie Shamarko Thomas picked off Jones a couple of plays into the third team's reps.

    • Rookie outside linebacker Jarvis Jones worked plenty with the first-team defense as Jason Worilds watched from the sidelines. Worilds later returned to the first team, and Jones slid back to the second team.

    • Former Steelers offensive line Tunch Ilkin was working with the linebackers on hand drills by having hand target pads on and showing the group the proper way to shed blocks by using their hands.

    • Kicker Shaun Suisham is better known for his accuracy than ability to make long kicks. However, Suisham showed off his leg during Family Day at camp Wednesday. He kicked a 60-yard field goal during special teams coach Danny Smith's “May Day” drill, which calls for rushing onto the field for a last-second attempt with the clock running. Suisham's kick would have been good from at least 65 yards.

    • The Steelers continued to shuffle their backup offensive linemen. Kelvin Beachum took reps at center and left tackle and John Malecki snaps at center and left guard. Guy Whimper and Mike Golic Jr. continued to play right guard; both started camp at tackle.

    • Speedster Reggie Dunn didn't have a chance to show off his speed on special teams during last week's preseason game, but he showed a glimpse as a receiver. During 11-on-11, Dunn crossed the middle, made a catch and outraced Thomas, DaMon Cromartie-Smith and Vince Williams for a substantial gain.

    • The Steelers spent a significant time working on underneath passing with a lot of inside crosses, but Roethlisberger was able to let loose on a 50-yard bomb down the right sideline to Emmanuel Sanders that beat Victorian. Roethlisberger was 5 for 5 during the “passer under pressure” drill.



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