Steelers News: camp fight, missing camp, just getting started


The Steelers are wrapping up their last week of training camp in Latrobe prior to their preseason home opener against the Green Bay Packers. While the Steelers are sweating in the hot Latrobe sun we’ll be busy looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Thursday, August 20th.

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It’s a fight!

This is the time of training camp where the players are just bored to tears of running the same drills and going up against their own teammates. They’re ready to get out on the football field and get after it. Sometimes those emotions spill over into fights.
Training camp fights are a perfectly normal occurence. They rarely end with a quarterback getting sucker punched so most of them don’t even make headlines. Mark Kaboly of the Trib reports that rookie linebacker Bud Dupree had those such emotions in him for Wednesday’s practice.
Dupree got into an altercation with Kelvin Beachum and James Harrison and Cameron Heyward had to step in and calm the rookie down. The rest of the offensive line didn’t take too kindly to the rookie going after one of them so a few snaps later he was at it again, this time with Marcus Gilbert.
Coach Tomlin had to intervene and remove Dupree from the drill. Kaboly also reports that Linebacker coach Joey Porter and Ramon Foster had some words following the scuffle and that Porter didn’t appreciate the offensive line trying to put the “rookie” in his place. Save it for the Patriots, guys.

What I’ll miss about camp

I imagine the kids writing letters home from their summer camps would sound nothing like the list Steelers cornerback William Gay gave Teresa Varley about what he’ll miss when training camp is over.
Gay said that he’ll miss the fans the most, not that Steeler Nation faithful won’t fill Heinz Field and every other stadium they’ll play in this season, but the closeness between the fans and the players at training camp is something very special. It’s cool to know the players enjoy it almost as much as the fans do.

He’s just getting started, folks

Thursday marks one year since Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was pulled over an arrested on McKnight Rd for a DUI involving marijuana. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reminds us how far Bell has come from that moment and how far he can go from here.
Bell explains that he’s just getting started meaning his 2,215 total offensive yards and 11 touchdowns just scratches the surface of what he’s capable of.

"“I watch myself now and I look at last year like I wasn’t really quick. Feels like it was slow motion. I’m a lot quicker, a lot more explosive now.” – Le’Veon Bell"

Watch out, NFL. He’s primed for an even better season this year.

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