Training camp is winding down and I know the players probably couldn't be happier.
After watching practice after practice for the past two weeks, I know that I'm tired of it all. The players have to really be sick of it.
Mike Tomlin must have sensed that a little and gave them the morning off after having them stretch to make sure nobody had gone over the wall.
I kept a close eye on new punter Mitch Berger today and came away with unimpressed.
Berger is more consistent than Paul Ernster, but doesn't kick the occasional 60-yarder than Ernster does. He also didn't shank anything, which Ernster has done a couple of times as well.
Tomlin took time during his press conference today to rip the media for what he thought was an unfair portrayal of safety Anthony Smith as a thug.
Tomlin said Smith's feelings were hurt by the portrayal.
Talking to Smith later in the day, I didn't get that sense. He just said that he's never robbed anyone and doesn't have a record, so he can't be a thug.
Guess he's got a different idea of what the word means than most people.
Tomlin did say, however, that Thursday's game against Buffalo will be a big one for Smith, who has missed a good amount of time in camp with a hamstring problem.
The team is liking what it has seen from rookie Roy Lewis, and it likes Ryan Mundy's upside.
It's possible Tomlin is looking for a good reason to rid himself of Smith.