Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson is starting to feel like his old self at practice only a few months after the January fire that changed his life.
Wilson described the opportunity to be back on the field coaching as “my most rewarding camp ever.”
At practice, Coach Wilson is active on his feet and can be seen jogging around on the field on occasion, but still needs to get back to the golf cart on occasion, as a reminder to himself to play it smart.
“I’ll take my breaks because I want to be smart. My goal is to leave camp in the same condition that I came here, and that’s upright. Hopefully, by being smart and taking breaks here and there it will be no problem for me.” he said with a smile.
“No doubt ever came in my mind that I would not be here. It was just what conditioning would I be in when I got here? That was the goal in the OTAs and mini-camp…to be smart, pace myself, learn what bothers me and what doesn’t bother me. Just fix that when we got to training camp. I’m pretty much 100 percent right now. I got a little bit more, but I’m happy where I’m at.”