Steelers Training Camp | Craig Wolfley - Part 3

    Backs-on-Backers

    On August 1, 2011 By

    In the real first test of camp with pads on Mike Tomlin went to the old stand-by and crowd favorite. The linebackers pass rushing against the RB’s and TE’s, otherwise known as “backs-on-backers.”

    In this drill the offensive player is forced to read whether the inside or outside linebacker to one side is coming. It’s [...]

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      Plaxico Burress

      On July 31, 2011 By

      So just this morning Plaxico Burress signed on with the Jets. I can’t help but think that Bruce Arians had a little indigestion at breakfast. The thought of adding Plax to a WR quartet of Ward, Wallace, Sanders and Brown had to be very intriguing to the man behind the offense.

      The same reach for [...]

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        Fire Down Below

        On July 30, 2011 By

        Every camp has it’s own unique twist to it. For instance there was the “Purge of ’84″ where the battle cry was “You can’t make the club in the tub” (meaning that there were too many injuries and guys were getting cut because of it) to this years version of a combined FreeAgency/Training Camp where long-term parking [...]

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          I remember walking into the locker room at Saint Vincent’s College the day after a particular vicious two-a-day practice the day before. It was already suffocating humidity wise and it wasn’t even 9:00 am yet.

          I knew from looking at the mountains surrounding Saint Vincent that it was to be a “Hold onto your keester [...]

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            Mile High is mile high because it’s a stadium that sits at an altitude of a mile high in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains in Denver. That’s the dizzying logic i bring each and every day to the Locker Room with Tunch Ilkin on Foxsportsradio 970.

            But the reality of the dizzying logic is in [...]

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              How strong is strong? Try this on for size.

              Do several one-armed pushups. Then do it with shoulder pads and a helmet on. Then, while doing rapid fire one-armed pushups continuously, have a couple mischievious friends lift your feet about 3 feet into the air and keep on doing them as if you were doing two-armed [...]

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                Last week on our show “In the Lockerroom with Tunch and Wolf” we were broadcasting from training camp. One of my family members, Dean Rutan is known as “Moose,” or “Uncle Moose” to my kids because he’s a pretty big dude. Well Moose came up to visit and was hanging out with me and Tunch [...]

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                  The life of a rookie in a veteran world is difficult. Everyone of the rooks has come from a background as a BMOC (big man on campus) just a short time ago. Therefore, coming to a new team loaded with vets can be a humbling situation. It’s all about learning your place.

                  Just look at Dallas WR Dez [...]

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                    Oh baby this is it! Yeah, the end of training camp. I’m cutting out a day early, but this is the last practice open to the public And the rest are glorified walk-throughs. Tunch and I move the Locker Room to the studios at Clear Channel on Greentree road. And with the ending of training [...]

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                      I took in my last training camp practice of 2010 at Saint Vincent this afternoon. So after practice I settled into a chair sitting ringside on the field because I like to check out who’s doing something extra. Who wants it bad enough to put in a little non-paid overtime work after Coach Mike dismisses [...]

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                        The Steelers practiced their special teams as usual today, and were working on punt returns with the return man on the Ten-yard line learning to judge whether or not to return or let a punt bounce into the end zone.

                        Steelers rookie wide receiver Antonio Brown positioned himself under a punt with the cover team [...]

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