Mike Tomlin had to get a little loud Wednesday at OTAs as a couple of minor scrimmashes broke out between players following plays.
The first involved right tackle Willie Colon – who else - and a defensive lineman who I believe was Nick Eason.
A couple of plays later, tackle Trai Essex – Trai Essex? – got into a scuffle with another defensive lineman.
Tomlin yelled at the players to stop with the stupid $#&^.
After practice, he held a lengthy huddle, talking to the players about how important it was for them in this third week with just one week remaining not to lose their focus.
© The Steelers had a welcome sight on their offensive line as Marvel Smith was back at his left tackle position. That left the line at, from left to right, Smith, Chris Kemoeatu, Sean Mahan, Kendall Simmons and the aforementioned Colon.
© Larry Foote sat out Wednesday with a stiff neck, allowing second-year pro Lawrence Timmons to take all the snaps with the first team at inside linebacker.
I like Foote a lot, but a stiff neck wouldn't keep me out at this point with the kid breathing down it.
© Rookie Rashard Mendenhall looks strong and fast running with ball. I'm anxious to see how the kid breaks tackles, something starter Willie Parker doesn't do all that well.
Parker, by the way, sat out Wednesday, though it's no big deal.
© The Steelers have a bunch of undrafted rookie defensive linemen in camp and the one they seem to be taking the biggest liking to is Kyle Clement. But it's very early and the hitting hasn't started yet.