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Written by Cotter   
August 02, 2010 18:32

So, here's my apology in advance.

I freely admit that taking a month off to study for the bar has had an unfortunately adverse effect on both my writing ability and my already subpar sense of humor.

The past couple of posts since my triumphant return have been, let's just say, moderately uneventful.

The fact is, it's going to take me a little while to get my swagger back.

Not to mention that, as opposed to years prior - when I wasn't unemployed and saddled with the debt of a small South American nation - this year, I'm not able to provide the same wonderful breadth and depth of coverage because I have to devote a good amount of time to figuring out how I'm going to feed myself in September.

So, I'm going to do my best to keep up, but you'll have to excuse me if the next couple of weeks aren't quite what you or I might expect from me/this blog. 

Tec and I are still invading Latrobe this Thursday to Sunday (Sharkey's on Friday night if you can make it), and I'll be providing as many updates and fuzzy iPhone pictures as I can.

But I'm not going to post something here every time someone wipes the sweat from Flozell Adams' balls.

It just wouldn't be prudent, as some guy once said.

Nevertheless, here are some fun pictures from the first few days of this year's camp for your continued enjoyment...


First up, Larry Foote flashing gang signs.

Something about you can take the man out of Detroit, but you can't take, yadda yadda, you know where this is going (besides down the crapper)...


Next, ripped unsanctimoniously from the Post-Gazette's fine gallery of training camp imagery - easily the most appropriate picture of Jeff Reed ever taken.

Three days into camp and already he's forgotten to take his Midol.

But, you know, this is a tough break for him, man.

I mean, he's only making $2.84 million this year.

Listen, Jeff, no offense, but if Lamarr Woodley wasn't going to get a new deal before the season, you probably weren't going to get one either.

Go kick something.


Rumor has it that 4th rounder Thaddeus Gibson has already pleasantly surprised the coaching staff.

Tomlin said of him - "If you are a linebacker and you are shy, you usually have a problem, and I don't think he has that problem."

So, here's a shot of him getting a pleasant surprise from a helmetless Isaac Redman (see it in all its video glory, here).

Naturally, this and Redman's otherwise solid play thus far will probably all but assure him a spot on the practice squad again.


And lastly, here's a shot of Trai Essex playing with a ball.

Nothing special about this except that it's Trai Essex playing with a ball.

A blue ball.

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Balls!

I'll report back when there's anything worth reporting.

Keep your skirts on.

Oh, and that wasn't just a clever headline - feel free to caption that picture up top if the mood strikes you.

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