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Steelers 2022 Training Camp Diary: Day Seven

Lower key observe right this moment at Saint Vincent College. Team not working in pads, simply shells, which I consider is NFL mandated. But group must be again in pads tomorrow. Great climate, good crowd, so let’s discuss what occurred right this moment.

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Camp Notes (Day Seven)

– Injury Report: Not practising right this moment included: RB Najee Harris (foot), RB Jeremy McNichols (shoulder, he’s reverted to IR), WR Chase Claypool (proper shoulder), S Karl Joseph (private), S Miles Killebrew (pec), LB Marcus Allen (hamstring), TE Pat Freiermuth (hamstring), CB Levi Wallace (sickness), and OT Chukwuma Okorafor (unknown). Didn’t see Okorafor firstly of observe however he was on the sphere partway by. No seen signal of an damage that stored him out however he appears to be coping with one thing. Freiermuth went by a number of the TE drills, on the chutes and sled, at only a barely slower pace than the opposite, totally wholesome tight ends. He’s very near a return. Claypool isn’t far behind and ran aggressively on the facet throughout particular groups periods. Obviously he’s not coping with a leg damage however shifting his physique round like which means he’s very shut. Freiermuth may very well be again by tomorrow and it wouldn’t shock me.

DL Cam Heyward and EDGE T.J. Watt had been on the sphere however didn’t undergo group periods right this moment. Healthy simply confirmed guys who may use some breaks. Chances for youthful guys to work. Derrek Tuszka bought first group reps at LOLB, Isaiahh Loudermilk at RDE with the 1’s.

– Newly signed RB Master Teague will take McNichols’ previous variety of 33. Teague labored full right this moment and is a rocked up, big operating again. Just how Pittsburgh likes them.

– Referees had been available for right this moment’s observe. Imagine they’ll grasp across the subsequent couple of days.

– Despite it being 90 levels right this moment, as he nearly all the time attire, Mike Tomlin was in all-black. Long sleeves, lengthy pants. His signal of solidarity with the group.

– With Okorafor out, Joe Haeg and Trent Scott rotated in at RT. Haeg bought first crack however he didn’t run with the 1’s all day. Kevin Dotson labored 1st group LG to start out with the 2nd group line trying like:


But there’s been a whole lot of mixing and matching and I noticed Leglue work at left sort out right this moment. He’s persevering with to showcase his versatility.

– Even on warmups and in air, Matt Canada yelling out the basics: “Ball security, ball security, ball security!” he known as out.

– Mitch Trubisky briefly held for kicks throughout warmups right this moment. No precise kicks however a rep or two in case of emergency, one thing that was wanted final yr.

– I’ll must verify my notes however Anthony Miller might have set – or at the very least tied – the punt return problem right this moment with seven footballs caught, falling down on his again on the seventh however making the play nonetheless. He didn’t even take into account attempting eight nevertheless it was a job effectively completed.

– Frisman Jackson’s voice is well heard throughout positional work with the receivers all the time engaged on the close to subject closest to the followers/bleachers.

“Get out of there!” he yelled to Tyler Snead, urging him to get vertical faster on his go route.

– Finally, we’ve got some punting data for you. Working in full right this moment. Do need to notice the first-team upback/wing mixture noticed Tre Norwood because the beginning upback with Benny Snell because the left wing and Donovan Stiner as the precise wing. Decent signal for Stiner. Jaylen Warren labored as second group upback with Anthony McFarland proper wing and Javon McKinley left wing. Marcus Allen is generally the beginning upback however is sidelined and watched through the session.

Ok, listed here are hangtimes and yardages for the punters. The first punt listed is from the offense’s 45, a extra coffin nook/pin deep punt, so I don’t have yardage for that, although neither recorded a touchback. I’ve hangtimes for that. The relaxation are open air punts, one on the one yard line and the remainder on the offense’s 21 the place I’ve hangtime and yardage and any particular notes for beneath.

Pressley Harvin III: 4.59, 4.72 (57 yards), 4.77 (48 yards), 4.69 (36 yards), 4.82 (47 yards), 4.66 (47 yards, ball landed out of bounds although), 5.05 (49 yards).

Cameron Nizialek: 4.29, 4.73 (60 yards), 4.72 (56 yards), 4.86 (52 yards, out of bounds), 4.66 (55 yards), 3.84 (30 yards, shanked out of bounds proper sideline).

Nizialek had higher distance, Harvin higher hangtime and Harvin was slightly extra constant. So I’ll give Harvin the sting right here. Both had been good, not nice general.

– Didn’t monitor kickers a lot right this moment however Nick Sciba did hit one from 50 yards out. Looked like he had an excellent session general with a strong leg.

– Some fast 7v7 highlights.

– CB Ahkello Witherspoon had a pleasant breakup on an beneath throw for Calvin Austin III.

– Kenny Pickett placed on the cash to TE Jace Sternberger for a few 15-yard completion over the center, hitting him completely in stride and in a good window.

– Buddy Johnson with a fast flash, breaking apart a Hank route (curl) for Sternberger. Nice play there.

– Chris Steele high-pointed and broke up throw deep down the left sideline from Trubisky supposed for Tyler Snead, who almost nonetheless caught it on the way in which down however didn’t.

– Alright let’s discuss group periods.

First Team Session (Seven Shots)

1. Moore-Dotson-Cole-Daniels-Haeg the primary group OL. 12 personnel with Zach Gentry and Kevin Rader. Mitch Trubisky in at QB. Cody White and George Pickens the 2 beginning receivers. Devin Bush in at ILB, Benny Snell the RB. Trubisky seems to fireplace proper facet however the go is tipped on the line of scrimmage and falls incomplete.

2. Empty set. Trubisky hits Anthony Miller on a pace out for the rating working away from Arthur Maulet. First offensive TD Trubisky’s had in awhile.

3. Good zip on a throw at the back of the tip zone from Trubisky to George Pickens in opposition to Ahkello Witherspoon. I assumed he caught it however others say it was a drop. So I’ll defer to them for now and if that modifications, I’ll replace this submit.

4. Mason Rudolph in at QB, one rep sooner than regular. Empty set. Delontae Scott rushes in free from his LOLB spot for a would-be sack. Rudolph throw at the back of the tip zone for Steven Sims is incomplete.

5. Playaction with Rudolph rolling proper. This time full to Sims on a diving rating.

6. Rudolph nonetheless in, empty set. Jaylen Warren break up out slot left. Quick out to him is full in opposition to Ulysees Gilbert III for the TD.

7. Kenny Pickett with the rep to complete issues out. Mataeo Durant in at RB. WR Javon McKinley out extensive because the X receiver, Tyler Snead the F/slot receiver. Shovel go from Pickett to Connor Heyward who runs over the objective line for the rating. Faked a throw within the left flat to Durant who was operating out the flat proper earlier than the snap of the ball.

With the Pickens drop, offense nonetheless wins nevertheless it’s tighter, a 4-3 choice of their favor.

Second Team Session

1. Ball on the offense’s 18. Chris Wormley-Montravius Adams-Isaiahh Loudermilk the bottom defensive position. Robert Spillane and Devin Bush the ILBs, Derrek Tuszka and Alex Highsmith the OLBs. Damontae Kazee and Terrell Edmunds the protection pairing with Trent Scott operating first group RT. Kendrick Green in at LG. Cody White and George Pickens the WRs. Benny Snell up the center with Adams getting off a block to get fingers on him. No tackling right this moment in pads. Gain of three.

2. Snell one other carry proper facet. Gain of three. Damontae Kazee fills the alley effectively.

3. Snell yet another time for 2. Run session much less attention-grabbing in shells.

4. Carlos Davis and Henry Mondeaux the DTs. Justin Layne and James Pierre the surface CBs with Arthur Maulet inside. Trubisky boots proper and hits Calvin Austin for 5. Delontae Scott bought free stress in Trubisky’s face. “Good job, Delontae!” somebody known as out.

5. Anthony McFarland the RB. Pony look with Anthony McFarland and Benny Snell on the sphere. Jet run proper to left for McFarland for 2 earlier than Pierre from his RCB spot tags him up.

6. Joe Haeg working 2nd group RT. DeMarvin Leal and Henry Mondeaux the DT pairing with Delonate Scott at LOLB and Genard Avery at ROLB. Buddy Johnson and Ulysees Gilbert III the ILBs. False begin by half the road they usually reset. Mason Rudolph in at QB. Warren runs left facet. Good circulate by Leal and it’s solely a achieve of two or three.

7. 12 personnel. Master Teague hoping into group drills and will get the carry proper facet. Carlos Davis bought off a block and compelled a reduce. Teague spins off a defender and finishes the run 20 yards downfield, attempting to make an excellent preliminary impression.

8. Donovan Jeter and Khalil Davis the DT pairing. Kenny Pickett in at QB. Tyler Vaughns false begins on Pickett’s laborious depend and is taken out of the drill, changed by Cody White. Warren up the center on a RPO for 2.

9. Offensive line of Leglue-Dixon-Gilliam-Owens-Tucker. Mataeo Durant carry up the center. Good circulate by the protection. Mark Robinson fills his hole.

10. Durant flashes a burst of pace left facet for seven. Chris Steele first man there. Predictably, Durant has appeared his finest on exterior/perimeter runs.

11. Teague carry proper facet for 3 to conclude the session.

Third Team Session

1. Ball on the offense’s 21. Trubisky beginning off at QB. Trubisky climbs, seems to throw, and finally ends up tucking and operating.

2. Dotson in at LG. Adams and Loudermilk the DTs, Tuszka and Scott the EDGE rushers. Short throw from Trubisky to Gentry full for 5.

3. Mason Rudolph now in at QB. Rudolph to Cody White proper facet is full for about ten. Witherspoon on the protection.

4. Another completion Rudolph to White for about ten.

5. Trubisky rotates again in. Trubisky to Anthony Miller full for seven left facet.

6. C.Green-Okay.Green-Hassenauer-Leglue-Haeg the offensive line. Trubisky full to Connor Heyward on a Hank/over the ball route for 9.

7. Leal/Mondeaux/Carlos Davis the defensive position. Scott and Avery the OLBs with Robinson/Gilbert III the ILBs. Pony personnel. Rudolph’s again shoulder throw left facet supposed for Steven Sims is damaged up by James Pierre, who drove on the ball.

8. Leal and Carlos Davis the DTs with Gilbert and Buddy Johnson the ILBs. Rudolph full to Miller on a curl for seven. Justin Layne on the protection.

9. Jake Dixon at left sort out, Chaz Green at left guard. Kenny Pickett in at QB. Doug Costin and Khalil Davis the DTs. Pickett’s throw for Vaughn on a curl is incomplete proper facet.

10. Linden Stephens at LCB, Chris Steele at RCB, Carlins Platel within the slot. Pickett full this time to Vaughns for 5, Stephens on the tag.

11. McKinley the Z receiver with Connor Heyward slot left. Jace Sternberger the connected tight finish in a two-point stance. Low snap from heart and Pickett has to achieve down for it. Pass is tipped on the LOS. Not positive by who – might have been Costin, who has been lively on the LOS this camp. But I’m not fairly positive.

12. Robinson and Johnson the ILBs. Pickett throws proper sideline to McKinley, who packing containers out Stephens however can’t come down with the catch because the refs transfer in to sign the incompletion.

Fourth Team Session

1. Trent Scott in at RT. Trubisky in at QB. Ball on the offense’s 33. Witherspoon and Sutton the surface corners with Maulet within the slot. Kazee and Edmunds at security, Tuszka and Highsmith at OLB. Carlos Davis and Montravius Adams the DTs. Devin Bush and Robert Spillane the ILBs. Trubisky instantly runs left on what seems like QB energy, although I don’t know if anybody pulled in entrance. He appeared decided to run from the get-go so I don’t know if this was designed or not. But definitely issues that couldn’t be completed final yr.

2. George Pickens the Z receiver. Empty set, laborious depend. Trubisky full to Zach Gentry for six in opposition to Devin Bush. Calvin Austin III within the slot.

3. Mason Rudolph coming in with the completion to Austin for 3 on a brief curl in opposition to Maulet.

4. Derek Watt sidecar to Rudolph. Throw to Heyward on a dig is off Heyward’s outstretched hand. Good protection by Robert Spillane to pressure a good throw that fell incomplete, touchdown a pair ft in entrance of Witherspoon who hoped for a greater bounce.

5. Leal/Loudermilk the DTs. Gilbert/Johnson the ILB pairing. Rudolph throw quick proper facet. Gilbert III with tight protection. Didn’t get a hand on the ball however get in McFarland’s approach and the ball hits off McFarland’s fingers. I’ll name it a drop.

6. Layne and Pierre the surface corners with Platel within the slot. Gilbert and Johnson the ILBs. Mason Rudolph in at QB. Complete to Boykin on a crosser engaged on Layne for a achieve of six.

7. Trubisky again in at QB. Nothing out there for him with somebody on the protection yelling out “We got ’em!” Trubisky lastly rolls proper and hits Warren beneath for a achieve of 4.

8. Gunner Olszewski within the slot. Complete to Tyler Vaughns left facet for seven. Delontae Scott beat Joe Haeg inside and compelled Trubisky to maneuver to his proper. An excellent route by Vaughns to create house on the prime and Frisman Jackson let him find out about it. “Good route, give me some!” as Jackson gave him a high-five as Vaughns jogged again to the huddle.

9. Kenny Pickett in at QB. Shovel go to Olszewski up the center however Henry Mondeaux is correct there and Olszewski bounces off him like a brick wall. Loss of 1.

10. Costin/Jeter the DTs. Pickett has Tyler Snead open over the center. Snead doesn’t have a giant body and has to achieve out for this throw however makes a pleasant diving/falling seize for 13.

11. Pickett display screen proper to McFarland. Witherspoon there and tags him on the LOS, no achieve.

12. Robinson and Johnson the ILBs. T.D. Moultry at LOLB. Pickett rolls left and hits TE Jace Sternberger for 5. Moultry confirmed bust off the sting whereas Leglue at LT bought walked again into the pocket on a bull rush. Not positive who was on the opposite finish.

Fifth Team Session

1. First two-minute drill of camp. Offense will get one timeout with the ball on their 47. “Officials are administering the drill,” Tomlin says. May have waited till the refs arrived for the primary two-minute session. Trubisky in at QB, Benny Snell RB. Chaz Green at LT. He’s in my notes for some cause.

First go is full down the precise sideline to Pickens to the protection’s 36, a achieve of 17. Pickens geese out of bounds to cease the clock.

2. Bunch left. Trubisky full to Austin who sits down in opposition to zone on the 30 for six. Devin Bush on the tag.

3. Trubisky fires left sideline for Cody White. Incomplete with Cam Sutton offering tight protection. Ball hit off White’s hand excessive within the air and over his head.

4. third down. Connor Heyward because the Y tight finish. Trubisky checks right down to Benny Snell left facet with Sutton greeting him with a tough thud for this padless day. Initially dominated 4th down however coaches get the “chain gang” to flip to first down. Ball on the 27.

5. Trubisky hits Austin over the center who runs into the tip zone on this non-tackling drill however the ball is positioned on the six. So name it a achieve of 21.

6. 1st and objective, 26 seconds left. Cody White makes the catch in opposition to Sutton in the long run zone however Sutton pushes him out and the go is incomplete.

7. 2nd down. Trubisky hits Pickens at the back of the tip zone for the TD in opposition to Witherspoon. Nice drive by Trubisky

– Mason Rudolph is available in with the two’s. Same state of affairs. Ball on the 47, one timeout.

1. Complete to Steven Sims left facet, James Pierre on the tag. Seven yard achieve.

2. “Tornado” is the decision for the group’s no-huddle. Good technique to describe pace. Completion to Gunner Olszewski for seven extra.

3. Throw down the center of the sphere to an open Kevin Rader. Rader makes an awesome catch over his head, full extension, earlier than crashing to the bottom. Gain of 20.

4. Rudolph checks right down to McFarland for 3.

5. Rudolph spikes the ball.

6. Olszewski within the slot. Third down. Rudolph fires for Jace Sternberger however Ulysees Gilbert is on prime of him and helps pressure the incompletion. Ball pops out of Sternberger’s chest, who didn’t catch it away from his physique.

7. 4th down. Again full to Olszewski to the seven in opposition to Platel. Gain of ten. Timeout occurred someplace round right here, both after this play or #6.

8. 1st down. Jaylen Warren in at RB. Rudolph’s throw to the again of the tip zone is a tricky one and Sims can’t make a diving seize. Pierre protecting. Sims working because the X receiver. Incomplete.

9. Rudolph throw is excessive and principally out of the tip zone. Steelers’ receiver made a fruitless effort to catch the ball however had no probability. Felt extra like a throwaway with not a lot out there.

There isn’t any seen clock at SVC (it’s on the sphere and going through away) like Heinz Field final yr so I don’t know precisely what occurred. But it seems time ran out as a result of it wasn’t 4th down and the horn blew to finish observe. Rudolph’s drive stalls out on the seven.

– Notes from WR/DB 1v1s. Reminder this can be a drill very a lot tailor-made to the offense. Receivers with on a regular basis and house on the earth.

WR/DB 1v1

1. Anthony Miller will get on Cam Sutton’s toes and beats him inside for the seize.

2. Gunner Olszewski runs vertical and makes a pleasant catch off Arthur Maulet’s again shoulder, who couldn’t find the soccer.

3. Nice route by George Pickens, who rapidly breaks down and creates house in opposition to Ahkello Witherspoon, who can’t fairly match him, and makes the seize on a curl route. Really good route that we noticed on his faculty tape.

4. Steven Sims beats Carlins Platel vertically however Sims stumbles out of his break on a nook path to the left pylon. Pass is incomplete.

5. Tyler Vaughns makes a pleasant fight catch in opposition to Justin Layne.

6. Calvin Austin bursts away from Maulet and makes the catch.

7. Nice throw and catch on a backshoulder body in opposition to James Pierre alongside the left sideline.

8. Tyler Snead plucks the ball away from Platel. Good rep and catch.

9. Another good catch with Miles Boykin reaching out in entrance of him on this in-cut to make the seize in opposition to Linden Stephens.

10. Anthony Miller makes the seize right here to the left sideline however he can’t get each ft in. Refs rule him out of bounds. Maulet protecting.

11. McKinely runs a slant to beat Witherspoon.

12. Olszewski stumbles on this in/out route and the go clips off his hand, incomplete. Platel on the protection.

13. Physical battle between Tyler Vaughns and Chris Steele. Steele excessive factors and bats the ball away.

14. Austin shakes Maulet and makes the seize nevertheless it’s out of bounds.

15. Pass for Cody White is incomplete, Pierre on the protection. Kind of a bizarre, extended route with White operating to his proper, standing at the back of the tip zone for a second, then working again to the again left nook.

16. Sims makes a again of the tip zone catch in opposition to Platel.

17. Nice excessive level and seize by Boykin in opposition to Layne.

18. Good shut by Maulet to bat the ball away from Snead.

19. Refs throw the flag on Stephens as he’s throughout Vaughns. Pass is incomplete however a transparent penalty.

20. Looks just like the refs known as OPI on George Pickens, don’t see that always in that drill, as he bought a hand in Ahkello Witherspoon’s facemask off the road. Pass was incomplete anyway.

21. They go yet another time, Pickens and Witherspoon. Pass caught out of bounds, a typical theme of the drill.

Camp Summary

– QB rotation choosing up. Every day till now, they’d neatly work the complete group periods (not seven pictures) in teams of 4. One QB will get performs 1-4, subsequent will get 5-8, last one will get 9-12. Not right this moment. Trubisky and Rudolph had been switching out each two reps performs 1-8 till Pickett bought the ultimate 4. Planned, in fact, however form of crystalizes the beginning battle between Trubisky and Rudolph.

– Two-minute drill stats.

Mitch Trubisky: 5/7, 53 yards 1 TD
Mason Rudolph: 5/9 47 yards 0 TDs

– WR Tyler Vaughns didn’t check effectively popping out of USC however he’s a greater mover on tape. He’s flashed along with his physique management and route operating.

– Nice to see Kevin Rader pop up in my notes with most likely the catch of the day in group drills throughout that two-minute session. He’d been fairly quiet so far as a gradual however recognized participant.

– Definitely attention-grabbing to see Trent Scott rotate with Joe Haeg at RT right this moment. Didn’t count on that however Scott has a protracted historical past with Pat Meyer so which may be serving to his trigger. Elsewhere on the road, rookie Jake Dixon has lined up throughout up to now and is attempting to extend his versatility, as John Leglue did a yr in the past.

– He’s had some battles with Alex Highsmith however general, a pleasant camp for Dan Moore Jr., who’s getting into a giant 2022 season.

– Should’ve talked about this in my report yesterday however undoubtedly see the bend across the edge for OLB Genard Avery, who registered a 6.90 three cone out of Memphis and was considered a plus athlete. He’s bought some mass to him, too. Not a small, skinny dude. Delontae Scott retains stacking good days.

– It is usually a little laborious to inform within the center however Montravius Adams is having a pleasant first week of camp. Explosive first step.

– Another good day general for Ulysees Gilbert III. At least in protection.

– Ahkello Witherspoon and Cam Sutton doing effectively this summer season. Arthur Maulet made performs in 1v1s. He’s finest briefly areas and driving on routes versus defending something vertical.

– Carlins Platel an neglected title benefitting from further reps. Ran 2nd group slot nook right this moment behind Maulet due to there being no Fitzpatrick/Joseph/Wallace. All trickles right down to Platel seeing extra time. His play hasn’t been too nice/horrible however reps are there. And that’s huge.

– He hasn’t been unhealthy however I swear Terrell Edmunds by no means exhibits up in my notes. I feel I’ve written about him like, as soon as, over the primary seven days that wasn’t me simply saying he was operating 1st group SS. Just a random thought I had right this moment.

Saint Vincent Snapshot

Quick snap of the seven pictures session.

Twitter Camp Question

That’s slightly robust to gauge. Short reply, higher. Trubisky and Rudolph have flashed the most effective deep ball by far when it comes to energy and placement. It’s a youthful, extra cellular group, with out the 85-year previous knees like Ben had. So I see the arm energy and vertical go sport enhancing, although I feel that’s fairly apparent. Again, it’s a query of how significantly better. A small step isn’t adequate.

Random Steelers’ Fact

The Steelers have had the #1 decide simply thrice in franchise historical past. They used these picks on Bill Dudley, Gary Glick, and Terry Bradshaw.

George Carlin’s Quote Of The Day

“Some people have no idea what they’re doing, and a lot of them are really good at it.”

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