Friday night at Latrobe High School Stadium, I was told the Steelers would work on goal line plays to end the practice.
Usually, that means putting the ball at the 2 and having the offense try to score.
In this case, it means putting the offense at its own 2 and having it come out of its own end zone.
The first play? An end around to Antonio Brown.
Brown got out of the end zone for about a five-yard gain, but a couple of screen passes were blown up.
It was almost like the Steelers were figuring out what would and would not work in those situations.
Of course, we've seen the team have problems in that same situation in plenty of big games over the past few years, so maybe it wasn't a bad idea.
© Speaking of Brown, he's been very, very active in the first week-plus of training camp. The young receiver is really taking a big step forward, particularly with Hines Ward and Emmanuel Sanders sitting out.
© If you've been following my Tweets or listened to me on the radio, you know I've been impressed with Jamie McCoy, a first-year tight end who spent time with the Rams last season.
At 6-3, 240 pounds, McCoy is a bit undersized, but he's an active blocker.
He'd likely have to make the roster as an h-back and the Steelers already have one of those in David Johnson.
Can McCoy beat out Johnson? Possibly. Johnson has not been as impressive as a blocker as he had been in previous camps.
But it's unlikely that both McCoy and Johnson make the team as backups to Heath Miller.
© Rookie running back Baron Batch is getting plenty of looks. Friday night, he was matched against Lawrence Timmons – the new defensive champion. Coach Mike Tomlin made sure McCoy was matched against Timmons as well.
Both held their own, splitting a pair of reps with Timmons.
Saturday, Batch scored on a pair of goal-line carries in the goal-line drill.
© Jonathan Scott went down Saturday with an ankle injury. You can bet the Steelers were getting ready to dial Max Starks or Flozell Adams.
Tony Hills was his replacement.
It doesn't appear serious, but gives an idea of just how precarious the team's situation is at offensive tackle, particularly left tackle.
© Both Ed Bouchette and Peter King, a pair of Hall of Fame voters, Tweeted Saturday night that they believe Dermontti Dawson will be part of next year's Hall of Fame class.
It's about time.