Rookie Martavis Bryant had two receptions for 18 yards against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night at Heinz Field, including a 13-yard catch, but he still has a ways to go to earn playing time once the regular season rolls around.
"I did all right," said Bryant. "I just have to continue to work and get better. I have a lot of work to do. I just have to work and stay focused. I have to get a little more in the playbook and the details. Once you know everything you play faster."
Bryant said he is taking pointers from his teammates, but the most important thing he has to do is put those pointers to work.
"Anybody can give you pointers, but whether you use it or not it's up to you," said Bryant. "I just have to work hard and improve my overall game. Everything will take care of itself. You can never be satisfied."
If he is going to take notes from a fellow receiver, Antonio Brown would be an ideal choice. Brown goes hard on every play, every practice and is constantly putting in extra time on the field, often times the last guy leaving the field at the end of practice.
"As a young guy he needs to keep learning from the veteran guys and I think he will do that because he wants to be a great receiver," said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "He has to get in his mind he can help us out and push hard on every single play like the guys ahead of him are doing."