A scrum broke out at Pittsburgh Steelers coaching camp on Monday with the beginning of the 2021 season lower than two weeks away, in accordance with a number of studies.
Steelers second-year vast receiver Chase Claypool and veteran security Minkah Fitzpatrick have been the principle gamers within the battle. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and DK Pittsburgh Sports have been among the many retailers who have been instructed of the battle. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin didn’t touch upon the matter.
“I feel we’re nonetheless in that coaching camp mode the place it’s that aggressive edge. Individuals are getting chippy,” Steelers defensive lineman Tyson Alualu instructed reporters, by way of the Publish-Gazette. “I feel it’s simply a part of the sport. I don’t suppose it’s something you need to look into. It’s a part of the sport. It’s a part of soccer. However we perceive we don’t need — particularly our star gamers — we don’t need anybody getting damage. We’ve acquired to be extra good.”
Claypool and Fitzpatrick are two of the highest stars on the Steelers. Pittsburgh offensive lineman Kevin Dotson mentioned he solely noticed a “massive pile” however figured the competitors between the 2 gamers might get intense and that somebody might have bubbled up.
The 23-year-old vast receiver had 62 catches for 873 yards and 9 touchdowns.
Fitzpatrick was an All-Professional in 2020. He had 4 interceptions and 79 whole tackles in his first full season with Pittsburgh. He’s had 9 interceptions for the reason that workforce acquired him from the Miami Dolphins through the 2019 season.