Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reports running back Rashard Mendenhall showed up to camp in “wow” shape, which was duly noted in the locker room and in the coaching offices.
Because Mendenhall is in his fourth year of being in the Steelers offense, he’s completely comfortable with his responsibilities and the concepts. As a result, he’s playing fast and explosively. What’s more, Mendenhall has derived a little extra motivation from his twitter escapade. He wants to be recognized for the right reasons. The upshot is the Steelers expect him to have his best year yet.