Riemersma may be part of revamped passing game
By Jerry DiPaola
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
The feeling is in the air at Steelers' minicamp, hanging around, teasing fans and players, probably building false hope.
It struck tight end Jay Riemersma in the face, leaving an impression that this season will be special for him and his tight end teammates.
Monkeys may fly first, but it's possible that the Steelers are ready to include the tight end in the passing game as more than just a decoy and glorified blocker.
"Just in the little time I've spent here and the type of reps I've taken and the talk amongst the players, it seems to be working toward that direction," Riemersma said Tuesday before the second day of minicamp drills at the team's UPMC Sports Performance Complex. "I'm catching my fair share of balls (in practice). The tight end group also is catching their fair share of balls. "