Steelers Steelers Sights and Sounds: Back on Track Published 4 days ago on August 14, 2019 By Alan Saunders 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment EmailUNITY TWP., Pa. — When the Steelers reconfigured their practice schedule for the final week of training camp at St. Vincent College after the death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake on Sunday, the team had one final full practice in pads before packing up and heading back to Pittsburgh. On Wednesday, they made it a good one. After slogging through an emotional, rain-shortened affair on Tuesday, the Steelers were back to business with the proper emotion, mindset and attitude required to get things done on the practice squad. “A good, spirited day up here in pad, our last day here in Latrobe in full pads,” Tomlin said. “There’s a certain urgency to that. .Certain things that we do here, the nature in which we work — carrying pads, the drills that we do — it’s just a captured moment. I thought the guys displayed that understanding today.” It was also a fairly even practice, as the offense won the seven shots goal-line drill, the defense won the two-minute drill to close practice, and many, many competitive battles went back and forth across the practice fields. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS As the team gets into the finer details of situational football, they’ve been playing a lot more personnel groupings, especially on defense as they defend the Steelers’ typical three-receiver sets on offense. That will change a little bit as practice transfers to the team’s practice facility, cuts are made and a scout team emerges. But for now, its mostly ones vs. ones and twos vs. twos. So that means a lot of Nickel and Dime. Wednesday, the Steelers’ defensive linemen were working on how to deal with double teams out of their two-man, sub-package front. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! INJURY UPDATES After having near full participating on Tuesday, the Steelers were missing a host of players on Wednesday. David DeCastro (soreness), Joe Haden (foot contusion), Maurkice Pouncey (undisclosed), Christian Scotland-Williamson (soft tissue), and Vince Williams (hamstring) all missed practice for the second straight day. Joining them on the sidelines were Devin Bush (undisclosed), Zach Gentry (undisclosed), Sutton Smith (abdomen). Bush and Gentry were still pending evaluation. Tomlin said Smith has fallen behind with the amount of time that he’s missed. B.J Finney left practice with a heat-related issue. Tomlin said Pouncey is expected to practice on Thursday. He called DeCastro and Haden day-to-day and Williams “close” to returning. Patrick Morris stepped up for Pouncey when Finney went down. Matt Feiler slid to guard and Chukwuma Okorafor played tackle to fill in for DeCastro. Tyler Matakevich started at inside linebacker in place of Bush and Williams. CAMP STANDOUTS Cameron Sutton made a mockery of the team’s punt return hands contest. Players usually try to catch as many balls as they can without setting one down. He stuffed one under his shirt, then another, and then one under his pad backplate to “win” for the day. PHOTO GALLERY 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Comment Email Related Topics:2019 Steelers Training CampfeaturedPittsburgh SteelersSights and SoundsSteelers Up Next Steelers Camp Minute: Getting from 90 to 53 Don't Miss Steelers All 91: OLB Tuzar Skipper Alan Saunders Continue Reading Advertisement You may like James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers Overcome Sloppy, Delayed Start to Top Chiefs, 17-7 FINAL: Steelers 17, Kansas City Chiefs 7 Players, Coaches from around NFL Attend Darryl Drake’s Funeral Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers51 mins ago James Washington Continues Strong Preseason Performance Analysis2 hours ago Steelers Preseason Week 2 Winners and Losers Steelers12 hours ago Injury Updates: Benny Snell, Anthony Chickillo Evaluated; Devin Bush Absence ‘Precaution’ Steelers5 days ago Steelers All 91: ILB Tegray Scales Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: OLB/FB Sutton Smith Steelers6 days ago Steelers All 91: S Dravon Askew-Henry Steelers12 hours ago From the Locker Room: Rudolph Critical of his Play, Hilton Compliments Burns Steelers1 week ago From the Locker Room: Dobbs, Washington React to Win Over Tampa Steelers2 weeks ago Steelers Camp Minute: Expectations are High Heading into Season Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!