Had to get some dinner so sorry it took a while to get this to you.
Steelers ran a few 1-4-6 line ups today. One down lineman, 4 lb's n 3S n 3 cb's. Always fired at least 2 backers out of this formation. A few times the 1 dl would stay in a stand up set. Unusual but the idea is to keep the O guessing.
Blanchflower in a walking boot and did not play at all along with Bell and Goodwin who set out. Foster was back.
Harris who just signed broke a 15 yd run after contact in live 11 on 11. He also caught 2 balls and looked good for day 1.
Blount was the main back and he impressed with his burst a few times. He is quick for one so large. Ran a wheel and hauled in a nice pass from Ben.
Wheaton was excellent again today toasting Ike on one play deep and making a diving sideline grab, He also caught punts while holding 4 other footballs. Fun stuff that AB did the last few years. Wheaton ,AB and JB were last guys to leave the field again today.
Moye wasn't as good today as Monday as he was covered well by Ike and then by Blake. Blake working with 2nd team today and showed tight coverage.
Bryant looked much better today. Beat Ike on a comeback route and was catching the ball away from his body. Made one over the shoulder grab and took it 2 the house. He has that extra gear.
Johnson played some center today. He did well. In 1 on 1 he also did well in pass protection stoning Arnfelt and C Carter.
Arnfelt has not been able to get off blocks. Carter just can't turn the corner in pass rush drills and doesn't counter well. Moats won a few 1 on 1 with speed rushes and looks to at least be a solid vet back up olb.
Mauro stays on his feet well but hasn't flashed. Tuitt and McCullers again were disruptive and Tuitt has a real burst.
JJ beat McCray twice on pass rush moves inside and outside. He seems to be improving. Made a few tackles in the 11 on 11 live today.
Dangerfield had a pick in 7 on 7 in cover 1. He showed good range and flashed for 2nd practice in a row now. Some guy wearing 43 also had a pick 6. I think he's a keeper.
Howard Jones is a cat quick olb. He turns the corner well on pass rush drills and looks quick on special team coverage. Garvin had a good special team showing. He is running 3rd string though at ilb.
Waters the f/a te has looked fluid as a receiver and is not a bad blocker. Paulson can catch but his blocking is below ave imho.
Kickers and punters got some work in today. Wing has excellent hang time on his punts.
Dri looks to be the #1 returner. He has shown good hands to this point.
Landry Jones made some good reads and nice tosses today. He can spin it well. Kay has not been that sharp. Camp arm it seems.
For the 2nd straight day C Allen looks to be our best corner. Ike has not been able to stay with some of our speed receivers, it's only practice but I am concerned that he has lost a step.
McClendon n C Thomas have been okay but have not flashed. I will say this if McClendon is 320 Thomas is 350. Thomas is huge and looks more like a NT.
Lance Moore signed a bunch of autographs for kids at the end of practice. He is a small guy but his hands and route running is very good. He caught one long ball today and took it to the house.
Joey Porter doing push ups in the middle of special team practice today. Joey being Joey!!!!
That's it for today. I'll try it again Thursday.