Day 4: Monday Morning Practice


By Mike Bires Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports Several Pittsburgh Steelers starters missed Monday morning’s practice, including offensive lineman Darnell Stapleton. As the team worked out, Stapleton watched atop a hillside surrounding the athletic fields at St. Vincent College. If he was hurt, why wasn’t Stapleton on the field like the rest of the players who didn’t practice? Or was he banished for doing something wrong?

Urbik’s primary goal at OTA’s: Learn the Steelers offense


By Mike Bires On the day the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Kraig Urbik, the big guy out of Wisconsin was immediately penciled in for a battle to determine the starting job at right guard. So proclaimed Bruce Arians, the offensive coordinator. Well, Urbik may eventually get the chance to challenge incumbent Darnell Stapleton once training camp begins. But for the time being, Urbik just wants to learn offensive line play Steelers’ style. Depending on which O-linemen take part in organized team activities which resumed Tuesday, Urbik is second-team or third-team on the depth chart. When reminded of what Arians said five weeks ago, Urbik put a halt to any discussion about landing a starting job. “I’m not looking past tonight,” he said. “I’m not looking past our next meeting and our next practice. Right now, I’m just trying to learn the offense. “The first thing you have to know is whatRead More »