During one-on-one pass rushing drills between the offensive linemen and the linebacker and defensive ends, Colon took umbrage to Haggans knocking his helmet off and the two had a verbal sparring session and staredown. In fact, Haggans jumped back up to the line and wanted another go with the rookie before he was sent to the end of the line by the coaching staff.
Colon continued to stare at Haggans, repeatedly asking him if he
wanted to "dance." And
as Haggans was called over to another drill, Colon blew him a kiss as
the linebacker ran off
to the other field.
The near-fight punctuated an otherwise lackluster practice that seems
to be leading up to
Wednesday night's session at Latrobe High School, which will include
the camp's first
The highlight of the session was the backs on backers pass rushing
drill that was won by
the offense by an 8-6 margin.
James Harrison opened by bull-rushing Duce Staley before Heath Miller
evened things up
by stoning James Farrior.
Willie Parker then held his own against Larry Foote and Dan Kreider
stood up Haggans.
Verron Haynes, easily the best blocker among the running backs
outside of Kreider,
stuffed Arnold Harrison, while Cedric Humes beat Rian Walllace.
Other offensive winners included Charles Davis, Staley - in his
second-go around with Lee Vickers – and Parker over Haggans.
Malcolm Postell had no problem with Doug Easlick, while Richard Seigler bull-rushed
Branden Joe right into the quarterback.
Harrison faked the bull rush and just went around Miller, while
Ronald Stanley finished
things off by just getting by Kreider.
It was an up-and-down day for Ricardo Colclough. Working at punt
returner, he muffed a
pair of punts.
But later in the practice, he made a nice interception on a Charlie Batch pass attempt and
nearly had another pick from Ben Roethlisberger later.
Roethlisberger looked a little better throwing the ball today, but
still isn't cutting it loose
with full steam.
Defensive end Travis Kirshke and Kreider were back in action after
Monday, but Santonio Holmes sat out with his minor hamstring strain.
(hamstring), Jerame Tuman (illness) and Joey Porter (knee) also sat
out, while Walter Young
was activated off the PUP list and saw his first action.
Dale Lolley appears courtesy of the Observer-Reporter
Practice report, August 1
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