In the ultimate moments of Friday’s apply, in accordance with Steelers Depot’s personal Alex Kozora, a critical skirmish broke out on Chuck Noll Field at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe that includes plenty of gamers. Though gamers are in simply helmets and shorts for the second within the early a part of coaching camp, which is serving as an extension of OTAs and minicamp, issues are getting heated for the black and gold.
On Monday, the pads will come on for the primary really bodily session of coaching camp, which has Steelers’ third-year exterior linebacker Alex Highsmith excited to get again to the bodily aspect of the sport in Latrobe, competing towards his teammates in a football-like setting.
Speaking to reporters Friday, according to video via Steelers.com, Highsmith spoke glowingly about placing the pads on and getting after it together with his teammates in an effort to compete towards one another and make one another higher, including that everybody’s able to get getting into pads and actually work in the direction of the 2022 season.
“I’m ready for it. I think we’re all ready for it,” Highsmith mentioned to reporters Friday previous to apply, according to video via Steelers.com. “I think yesterday, some guys were getting after it, so I think everyone’s ready to put the pads on. It’s gonna be an awesome day on Monday. I can’t wait.”
Highsmith’s feedback Friday was a little bit of a foreshadow of what was to come back in apply Friday, as Kendrick Green and Carlos Davis acquired right into a little bit of a scuffle, after which issues broke out in a giant manner on the finish of apply as Carlos Davis discovered himself in the midst of an enormous skirmish for the second straight day, main to move coach Mike Tomlin calling the group collectively to settle them down on the finish of apply.
The gamers are in all probability bored with drilling towards one another in helmets and need to be bodily general. That will come on Monday, and with it would come an elevated stage of depth. For Highsmith, he’s trying ahead to getting again the bodily facet of soccer approaching his third season, permitting him the chance to point out off his development and growth coming off of his first full season as a starter in 2021.
“Oh, it’s football on Monday. It’s what you do,” Highsmith mentioned to reporters Friday, according to video via Steelers.com. “You know, the physicality changes, physicality turns up a notch, the intensity turns up a notch. And so, like I said, I’m excited to see that first day of pads. It’s always intense, and so I’m really excited to see it. Hoping everything with the weather stays good and everything so we can just have a great day.”
The depth and the physicality actually turns up a notch, and that might be a nasty signal for the Steelers’ offense, which has seemed overwhelmed by a loaded Steelers protection via three days of camp. Once the pads come on and the gamers are let off of a perceived leash from a physicality standpoint, all bets are off. It’s going to be an thrilling day.