Steelers Morning Huddle 5/18/2014
Steelers season goes all year long so whether we’re breaking down free agency signings, recapping the draft choices, or looking around for mentions of your Black & Gold we’ve got you covered. Here’s what’s being said about your Pittsburgh Steelers around the block.
Tomlin on rookie camp
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke with the media after Day 2 of the Steelers Rookie Minicamp to talk about how it’s going with the 2014 draft class. He talked about the challenges involved in giving the rookies the playbook and then wanting them to execute at least portions of it in order to evaluate them.
"“We change the pace on them. The big thing is you want to challenge them, but at the same time you don’t want to overwhelm them. That means changing the pace from time to time with what it is you ask them to do or what it is you teach them.” – Mike Tomlin"
After the Steelers wrap up their rookie minicamp the next training on the schedule is the start of OTA’s. ESPN’s Scott Brown reminds us that it’s almost time to wonder if Troy Polamalu will attend OTA’s again this year. Polamalu normally trains out in California during the offseason and doesn’t always take part in the voluntary OTA’s but Brown suggests that this year he might want to take advantage of the preparation time. Polamalu will be starting in safety without Ryan Clark opposite him for the first time since 2006. The Steelers signed free safety Mike Mitchell during free agency, and it would benefit both of them to get the most practice time in as possible.
Joey Porter, ladies and gentlemen
What an awesome sight to see Peezy instructing a young group of players on the South Side. Joey Porter embarks on his first year as part of the Steelers coaching staff.