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Old 07-06-2009, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default Training camp three weeks away

NFL from the sidelines

After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop.

Training camp three weeks away
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Training camp is three weeks away and I can already feel the excitement about the upcoming football season building.

The Steelers don't have a lot of position battles this season, but they have some things worth watching.

Who will be the starting right guard, Darnell Stapleton, Kraig Urbik or darkhorse Trai Essex?

That's right. Essex could be a factor at that position.

The starting cornerback position is William Gay's to lose and he will have to fall flat on his face or get hurt to do so.

But who will be No. 3? Deshea Townsend again? One of the rookies? Keiwan Ratliff?

Ratliff has younger legs, but you can never count our Townsend. And the rookies, particularly Keenan Lewis, looked good this spring.

The other big battle will be fo the No. 3 receiver spot. I think Shaun McDonald may steal that one from Limas Sweed.

McDonald would give the team the ability to keep Hines Ward on the outside or shift him to the slot if it so chooses. If Sweed's on the field, Ward has to go to the slot.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #2
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Mark my words.

McDonald is this year's MeMo.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:45 AM   #3
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I can't wait to see how Keenan Lewis does in camp. I'm not gonna have too high of expectations for a rookie in our defense, but he has a lot of things pointing towards him being the real deal. Should be an interesting camp all around though, too. Can't wait!!
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I can't wait to see what new defensive scheme the master has come up with.
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Mark my words.

McDonald is this year's MeMo.

You're really going out on a limb there.
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I can't wait for trainning camp I am bitting my nails off waiting for that day.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:29 AM   #7
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TC is always very exciting watching the guys giving it their all to impress the coaches, but I so enjoy the first 2 preseason games where the real competition takes shape.
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Stapleton,Urbik,and Essex, WOW!!! Now that's going to be interesting at the battle for RG in TC!!
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Stapleton,Urbik,and Essex, WOW!!! Now that's going to be interesting at the battle for RG in TC!!
I just have a feeling that urbik will slide in there and take that position this year.
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Default Re: Training camp three weeks away

with all the speculation... and expectations... and high hopes that have come with the OTAs and whatnot..... sure ppl will begin to assume this guy will start.. or that guy.

but like Coach T... i believe... even though ppl might look good running around in shorts.... the real talent will show once the pads come on.

Training camp is the deciding factor right now... and at this point still... anything goes.
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