One of the highlights of Steelers training camp is the goal line drill, and on Saturday afternoon the team didn’t disappoint the fans gathered at St. Vincent College to watch.
“We did good, spirited work today,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “We worked in the areas of short yardage and goal line. It was a good start in that area. I liked the energy and enthusiasm and competitive spirit of the men.
“Of course it was not perfect. I didn’t expect it to be. We’ll make the corrections and continue to move forward with our team development.”
The offense scored three times, with
“He’s playing to his size, which is good,” said Tomlin of Clay. “It is one thing to be a big back but it’s another thing to play with that demeanor. When given the opportunity he’s shown that he’s playing with that demeanor, which is a good thing on the goal line. But he also did a nice job in short yardage and other areas as well.”
But it was the defense that won the first goal line drill of camp, without many defensive starters in on it.
“I take a lot of pride in it,” said
“I am just trying to be an inspiration to all of the guys trying to make the team.”
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The Steelers first two draft picks this year, guard
“He’s been doing a nice job of representing himself,” said Tomlin of DeCastro. “We’ll see where it goes. I wasn’t looking at him directly. I was looking at everyone, so I don’t really have a fair assessment of his performance particularly in that area today with the first team. We’ll take a look at it tonight.”
Tomlin also spoke about Adams after practice.
“He has been doing a nice job. He’s earned those snaps and we’ll continue to evaluate him. Again, he’s far from ready.”
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On the injury front quarterback
Tomlin’s injury update: “