Tuesday’s Camp Report: For some, transition of learning new offense under Haley not as complicated as many had expected


By Chris Adamski LATROBE — In the Steelers news vacuums that are the time between the end of the season and the draft and the time between the draft and training camp, nothing has been more dissected than the offense’s ability to adjust to new coordinator Todd Haley’s system. After every OTA, every minicamp workout and now every training camp practice, players (and coaches) are asked time and again if they are learning the new scheme. In the end, is everyone making this transition out to be way more complicated than it is? “I’ve always been a less-is-more guy for the most part,” Haley said. Some players have speculated that, after seeing Kansas City’s offense on tape in recent years (Haley was previously the head coach of the Chiefs), Haley has made the offense simpler by design so that the learning curve is less pronounced. When that theory was broachedRead More »

Steelers Top-5 Storylines to Watch in Camp


TOP-5 STORYLINES TO WATCH IN CAMP 1. New sheriff in town on Offense: The top storyline entering camp is how the Steelers offense evolves under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley leading into week 1. Everyone will be waiting for the first dustup between Ben Roethlisberger and Haley and I’m sure Ben will be in top form working the media. As for the real storyline, if OTA’s was a glimpse, Pittsburgh will be looking to evolve into an explosive offense with more of an emphasis on a quicker passing game to get the ball into the Steelers dynamic receivers hands to make big plays after the catch, in addition to running the ball much more efficiently in the redzone and in short-yardage situations. 2. Will Mike Wallace show up? Contract talks remain on-going between the Steelers and wide receiver Mike Wallace who has yet to officially sign his RFA tender. With positiveRead More »

Day 1 Camp Notebook: Veteran Keisel, young WR’s among those on board with potential return of Burress


By Dale Grdnic LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin reportedly is meeting with Plaxico Burress Saturday night to discuss the wide receiver’s possible return to the team that drafted him with the eighth overall pick in 2000, but he would not comment on the situation. “I don’t directly discuss free agents,” Tomlin said Thursday during training camp’s opening day at Saint Vincent College. “That’s not a prudent business practice.”