LATROBE (93-7 The FAN) – With only two days of practice remaining of Steelers training camp, the first fight of camp broke out between Bud Dupree and Kelvin Beachum today.
It quickly turned into a pile of players trying to stop the situation and calm down Dupree who was looking for more. The Steelers No. 1 draft pick was held back by James Harrison and other teammates.
It certainly caused some unexpected excitement towards the end of practice, but Ben Roethlisberger said it’s nothing to worry about.
“It’s about time,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s kind of the last week and we’ve been going against each other for a while, and it’s bound to happen at some point, but it happens between the lines, and when it’s out of the lines, it’s over.”
As far as what head coach Mike Tomlin thinks, he said it’s all part of football and he likes the spirited work he saw today following an off day.
“I thought it was important that they came out here with energy and enthusiasm,” Tomlin said. “I requested that of them and they delivered. It wasn’t perfect by any stretch, we will learn from it look at it, evaluate but a good start to the week.”
The team will practice Thursday and Friday from training camp and then they will take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the preseason home opener on Sunday.
Rodgers saw a decent amount of playing time in his last preseason game so it should be a good test for the Pittsburgh’s defense.