LATROBE, Pa. – A few things overheard from what Steelers players said during the first few days of training camp.
James Harrison on defensive coordinator Keith Butler:
"He knows the defense. He is putting a couple of twists in there. I think we will be fine. I don't expect it to be much different. It's the same defense."
The Pittsburgh Steelers participated in their second practice in front of fans at Saint Vincent College. This is the final practice before pads go on.
Ben Roethlisberger on what Coach Mike Tomlin means to him:**
"We've been together for a long time. I'm happy to have the same coach around for a long time. I'm glad he's going to be here for a long time, along with a couple other people in the front office that were signed as well. It's always fun when you can keep the same group of guys around, because of the familiarity with each other."
Linebacker Jarvis Jones on the Steelers pass rush:
"The pass rush is still there. That is what I love to do. I love the pass rush. I am sure the whole outside linebacker room loves the pass rush. Stopping the run first is going to allow the ability to pass rush."
Tackle/guard Kelvin Beachum on the offensive line:
"We have confidence. We still have a long way to go. We just have to fine tune those skills and get better. We just have to keep getting better. Run the ball more efficiently. We can get better."
Tackle Mike Adams on having back surgery:"It's something that happened in OTAs. Everything went well in surgery. I am on the road to recovery now, trying to get back, help the team any way I can but you have to get healthy first. You work your butt off all offseason and get hurt before camp and it's frustrating."