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Steel City Blitz Quick Hitters for August 8th, 2014

by Steeldad

Tomlin Smirk-No practice today as the Steelers travel to New York to play the Giants tomorrow night.

-Here’s Mike Tomlin’s first press conference of 2014. Not a whole lot of new information but is that any surprise? Steelers.com’s Bob Labriola provides comments as well int he adjoining article.

-With Adam Podlesh missing all of training camp to this point (wife is expecting), Brad Wing will handle the punting duties. He is the underdog and needs to show his skills immediately.

-There was no hitting in practice yesterday. Typical for a final practice before a game.

-Here are the final practice observations from @ChrisG_BR who will not be back until next week when the Bills come in for joint practices… Practice was much more crisp yesterday than the day before… Ben getting right knee wrapped with ice… Martavis Bryant beat Antwon Blake deep for a score… Tomlin calls out Archer for dropping a punt. It was end over end and he didn’t position his body properly. He’s been very consistent though… Brad Wing is the best young punter the Steelers have had in camp in awhile. Few bad punts. Good hang time on almost all of them… This was Chris’ fifth time covering camp for Bleacher Report… 

-By the way, I found that several fans were also fans of Johnsonville’s Bacon Cheddar Bratwurst. I tweeted out that’s what I was having for dinner. I highly recommend as did they.

-I’m sure many of our readers will ‘politely’ disagree with Rob Rossi’s piece on Steelers’ GM Kevin Colbert.

-Big man Daniel McCullers continues to impress. He’s proven he can get to running backs and yesterday knocked down a Landry Jones’ pass.

-Maurkice Pouncey could be charged with misdemeanor assault as early as today.

-Very informative and important piece by the Tribune-Review’s Mark Kaboly on Stephon Tuitt and ‘gap integrity.’

-If you haven’t heard our first podcast of the 2014 season you can listen right here.

Marc Uhlmann writes for and co-owns www.steelcityblitz.com. Follow him on Twitter @SteelDad and the website @SCBlitz. Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/steelcityblitz and on Fancred.com. You can hear him weekly during the season on Trib-Live Radio.

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Vittorio August 8, 2014 - 8:13 pm

I know that the 1st pre season game doesn’t come with a loot of hoop la but I ask you the fans this question: What do you want to see from the Steelers in the this 1st game? Be honest and don’t shy away from what you feel. If you don’t pre season game then say it, I won’t get mad or even ticked off at you for saying it. Just be honest.

steeldad August 8, 2014 - 8:41 pm

I’ll be putting out a piece on the three big things I’m looking for in tomorrow’s game later this evening.

I love the preseason games. I enjoy watching the young guys fight for roster spots.

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