A couple of quotes from Saturday up at Steelers training camp ...
"Some good, some bad. It’s a football game. That’s kind of how it is." -- The loquacious rookie guard David DeCastro assessing his first preseason game.
"We definitely kept it simple. We didn’t show too many of our cards. I felt like we came out and we executed well. We didn’t go down the field as much, there were a lot of short-yard passes but we were efficient in the run and pass game. That’s all you can ask for." -- Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on preseason premiere of the new Todd Haley offense
"Coach Haley – he’s definitely falling in love with [Chris] Rainey –what’s not to fall in love with? He’s one of those guys that if he has the football in his hands, he’s definitely big play capable. So I’m happy he’s one of my teammates and I’m glad that we’re going to implement him in our offense, because I feel like he’s going to take our offense to another level." -- Sanders on the play of rookie running back Chris Rainey
"Whatever it takes to win, I like. That’s what its about at the end of the day. I play receiver of course I want to catch the ball, I’d be lying to you if I said I didn’t want to catch the ball, but as long as the football is in the air and we’re winning, I’m happy." -- Sanders on if he prefers a more vertical or shorter route passing game
"... I’m doing every single thing that I can possibly do to stay healthy ... I don’t know. I’m one of those guys that – I don’t think about getting hurt – I play hard, I play fast, and I just let the rest fall into place ... When I’m on the field and I’m feeling good, I feel like no one can stop me. That’s just how I feel. If I stay healthy, I feel like I’m going to have a big year." -- Sanders on avoiding the injuries that have thus far plagued him in his career
"It sucks that I can’t be out there with the team but I’ll try to get better as soon as possible. That’s all I can do. I’m in good spirits, so I’ll be alright." -- Tight end David Johnson on his season-ending knee injury
"Thanks for all the tweets and Facebook posts about our new little guy. He is doing great. And NO he doesn't have a beard.....yet." -- Brett Kiesel, posting a thanks you via social media to many well-wishers on his becoming a dad for the third time.