LATROBE, Pa. - Rookie
McCullers did say the game was a good introduction to what NFL games are like, and gave him a framework to work on moving forward.
“I have to just adjust to the speed,” said McCullers. “That is the biggest thing. It was a huge difference when I first got out there. That was the biggest thing for me, the speed. I think once I get it down pat the next couple of days I will be good. It hit me for a second, but I adjusted.”
With just a week left in camp McCullers said he can see some of the progress that he has made, but he knows he still has a ways to go.
“Overall it’s going good, learning the system,” he said. “That is the biggest thing. Coach (Dick) LeBeau puts in a lot of plays so you have to take the time to study and learn your keys. Once you do that you will be pretty good.
“I just have to continue to work on my technique, my pad level, learn the system and keys. Once I get that down pat I feel like I can contribute to the team.”
“Every year is a different year,” said So’oto. “Every time I have been in training camp I have been in different spots. I am excited to be here and hopefully I can contribute.”
So’oto did just that, stripping the ball late in the game on a lateral that
“I think the spot I am in you have to make plays when opportunities come,” said So’oto. “I think that plays a big part in how they will pick the 53. I just have to be consistent and keep making plays. I am just trying to come out here every down and make plays.
"I think Coach (Mike) Tomlin says it best. He doesn’t underestimate anyone that is out here in cleats and a helmet. I don’t either. Everyone can make plays and I can too.”