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mesaSteeler
09-16-2010, 07:07 PM
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
Just something I noticed in practice this week

Three of the players the coaching staff weren't happy with from an attitude standpoint in training camp - Antonio Brown, Crezdon Butler and Keenan Lewis are running as scout players at practice this week, ie. dressed in the jersey number of somebody on the opposing team.

The Steelers usually do this with three or four key players on the opposing team each week.

For example, Brown is serving as Tennessee running back Chris Johnson.

It's possible that those three players would have been used in those roles anyway. But it's a good way for the coaching staff to show the young guys that they aren't bigger than the team.

Arnaz Battle returned to practice Thursday, but pretty much everyone else who missed Wednesday - other than the vet's day off guys - did not.

That's not saying guys won't play - veterans can miss work all week and still suit up.

But it's bad news for Jason Worilds and Emmanuel Sanders, who both missed their second day. Rookies have to practice to be active.

posted by Dale Lolley at 1:48 PM 7 Comments Links to this post

Tone's Toes
09-16-2010, 08:26 PM
Man, Worilds just can't stay healthy for more than a week. Loved his big hit on kick coverage against the Falcons though.

jjpro11
09-16-2010, 10:07 PM
Timmons had injury problems his entire rookie year.. Mendenhall missed nearly his entire rookie year.. he'll be fine.. and a good one.