LATROBE – By his own admission, rookie wide receiver Fred Gibson got off to a slow start. However, he's picked up the pace this week.
August 10, 2005
Minicamp is the perfect example of how you can be a million miles away while standing right on top of it. But there are some tales.
One thing that was always bubbling just under the surface for the Steelers over the past few years was the competition between Plaxico Burress and Hines Ward.
JW: Answer Man, you old coot, tell me about the Steelers' draft. What did you think?
AM: I liked it -- nothing flashy, just a bunch of tough football players.
From the notebook of a sportswriter who actually went on TV and called this Kevin Colbert's finest draft with the Steelers:
<b>PITTSBURGH -</b> Coming into the weekend, the Steelers believed they'd find players deep into the second day of the draft. <br><br>
Believing is seeing, though, and at every turn they saw a player they liked.
Are you thrilled to get Fred Gibson in the fourth round?</b> <br>
Oh, no doubt. This guy's talent is amazing. To be still on the board at this spot - there were about four receivers today that in year's past I could've seen gone in the second or third round. Very deep draft this year.
Why do you need a wide receiver?</b> <br>
I think it has more to do with the depth. I think there are a lot of quality receivers in the draft.