LATROBE, Pa. – The countdown is on until the Steelers wrap things up at Saint Vincent College for another training camp, with the team’s last full practice on Friday afternoon.
It’s a camp which saw growth, development and a whole lot more in many areas, including the offense.
“I saw progress, absolutely,” said Ben Roethlisberger. “We are getting some young guys a lot of work, getting Martavis (Bryant) back, starting to get him working. And getting some of the guys that have been here back in cohesion.”
The return of Bryant, who was cleared by the NFL last week to participate in all preseason activity, including practices and games, is definitely a boost for the offense.
And Roethlisberger likes what he has seen so far.
“A guy that has worked hard in the offseason,” said Roethlisberger. “A guy that looks ready to go. A guy that still understands the offense and picks it up. A guy that is coming along quickly.
“He seems like a guy that cares about taking care of himself and cares about other people. He isn’t about what other people think; it’s about taking care of himself and being a good teammate.”
Bryant, who was listed as the starter opposite of Antonio Brown on the team’s depth chart that was released on Wednesday, likes that his progress is noticeable, but is keeping it all in perspective.
“It’s just my attitude,” said Bryant. “I just want encouraging words from them. It shows it, but I have to keep working. I can’t get sidetracked. I am just focused on maintaining and being consistent with what I am doing.
“I want to be out here, getting better with my teammates and go to battle with them on game day. We work hard in practice, we have fun on Sunday. Now it’s all about putting the work in and getting ready for that. I can’t get complacent. I have to keep working.”