Ainsley Battles, playing in place of injured Chris Hope (shoulder) and Mike Logan (knee) picked off a Tommy Maddox pass on the second play. The pass was intended for Plaxico Burress.
Maddox was nearly picked by Chad Scott while trying to throw the
ball away on first down.
And head coach Bill Cowher exploded on the ball boys keeping
holding the down and distance markers after they moved the
markers after first down.
The second team didn't have the same problems as the first, as
Charlie Batch hooked up with Zamir Cobb a couple of times to
move the offense into field goal range.
In the one-on-one blocking drills, Oliver Ross was being beaten
by nearly everyone lining up against him - save Nathaniel Adibi.
Brett Keisel hit Ross with a spin move to the inside that really left
the tackle looking silly.
But Max Starks, who stoned Aaron Smith on one play, came back
and was badly beaten to the inside by Adibi, so go figure.
Dedrick Roper also beat Starks badly.
I hate to say it, but Todd Fordham was probably the best of the
bunch at RT. Fordham has looked pretty good and really nailed
Smith to the ground on one play.
Antwaan Randle El had the catch of the day in the one-on-one
passing drills, leaping into the air to catch a pass from Brian St.
Pierre over Ricardo Colclough.
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