Steelers-Thursday Post Practice Buzz on 2-minute drill, Antonio Brown, Keenan Lewis, Cortez Allen & Cam Heyward

 

POST-PRACTICE BUZZ ROETHLISBERGER LOOKING BROWN’S WAY — Today’s workout featured the two-minute drill that began with the 1st team offense having to go 62 yards in 1:52. The 1st team offense ended up going 61 yards but failed to score: — Roethlisberger was not very sharp today, the first time all camp. He was 5 of 11 for 47 yards and had a scramble of 12+, during the first portion of the 2-minute drill starting at their own 38 yard line. To no surprise Roethlisberger continues to look heavily towards Antonio Brown’s direction. Brown was targeted 6 times during the 1st two-minute drill session and caught 4 passes for 42 yards. Despite driving 61 yards, Ben was off the mark on a number of occasions, missing Brown for a score after he beat Curtis Brown deep — Brown and Roethlisberger though would hook up during the second two-minute drill session thatRead More »

Ryan Clark among players whose focus is not where it should be

 

After a 2-6 start, the Pittsburgh Steelers showed pride in 2006 when they finished 6-2 in their final eight games that included a overtime victory of the Cincinnati Bengals in their regular season finale. In the midst of a five game losing streak, that’s the big question surrounding this years team. Do they have it in them to finish on a high note? Mentally it doesn’t look like it Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark went on a tirade following practice on Wednesday, criticizing the fans and media for what Clark claims to be is harsh coverage of the players. Clark went as far as calling the media turds as frustrations are brewing in the Steelers locker room. “You watch the Eagles, you watch the big plays given up, and I started checking other media outlets and you don’t hear the things about them in their media that you hear aboutRead More »

Monday’s Practice Report; Penguins prepare for game 4 of the East Finals

 

The Pittsburgh Penguins just concluded their afternoon practice as the team prepares for game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night. After going through an optional practice Sunday afternoon, the Penguins went through a full squad practice today. Up 3-0 in the series, the Penguins are focused on ending the series Tuesday night and earning their second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Lines in practice were Kunitz – Crosby – Guerin Fedotenko – Malkin – Talbot Cooke – Staal – Kennedy Dupuis – Adams – Satan Winning 5 of 6 games when dressing seven defensemen, it is unlikely that head coach Dan Bylsma will alter his lineup. According to my source on the scene the Penguins went through a number of flow drills, breakouts/regroups with an emphasis on their transition game and spent about 10 minutes working on the power play with unit 1 and unit 2Read More »

Off-Day Report

 

As the Penguins play the waiting game, the team did not skate today and went through dry land activities. The team will go through a full practice on Wednesday and the second round of the playoffs will begin on Thursday or Friday. The big news from Mellon Arena today was the players being informed that the interim tag from Dan Bylsma’s title has been removed. The Penguins, Bylsma did agree to a three year deal. The players have been pushing for Bylsma to be named permanent head coach and the timing of the announcement is not surprising. There will be a lot of

Penguins get back on the ice as they prepare for second round

 

The Penguins got a much needed day off on Sunday and returned to practice this morning at Mellon Arena. The Penguins are playing the waiting game as they wait to see who their next opponent will be. Penguins would like to avoid Boston in the next round. Practice Report All players were accounted for this morning as the Penguins went through a 75 minute workout. The Penguins showed a strong emphasis

Penguins prepare for Game 6, Bylsma alters line combinations

 

Friday’s Practice Report The Penguins just concluded their morning practice at Mellon Arena as the team prepares to travel to Philadelphia this afternoon. The practice was scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. but the players did not come on the ice until about 11:30 a.m. The Penguins had two different set of line combinations throughout the practice. Here‚Äôs what went down at today‚Äôs skate.

Morning Practice Notes, Penguins prepare for Flyers

 

The Penguins went through their first practice of the playoff season this morning at 10:30 a.m. as the team prepares to take on the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs. The teams primary goal was to claim the 4th seed but going into the weekend with Philadelphia having two games in hand, and Carolina owning a tiebreaker, the players were not very optimistic and were expecting to start the playoffs on the road. All of that changed yesterday when the Rangers rallied to upend the Flyers 4-3. Practice Notes All 23 skaters were accounted for this morning. The Penguins are a very confident team right now but they are not taking anything for granted and the vibe around the room is this year’s playoff series will be much more competitive than last year’s conference finals Miroslav Satan and Craig Adams

Friday’s Practice Report

 

The Penguins went through about a 40 minute workout this morning at the Iceoplex complex. The Rangers will be practicing at Southpointe at 12:30 p.m. this afternoon. The Rangers come to town on a one game losing streak after losing Thursday night to the Atlanta Thrashers 5-4 in a shootout. Everyone was accounted for in today’s practice which was sort of like a morning skate. Interim coach Dan Bylsma continues to show a strong emphasis on special teams. The Penguins top two power play units were