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 9 years ago '05        #681
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Steelers safety Polamalu may return to practice Tuesday

LATROBE, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu could return to practice Tuesday.

Coach Mike Tomlin indicated after weekend practices that the team is ready to remove Polamalu from the physically-unable-to-perform-list when the team breaks camp Monday at Saint Vincent College and heads back to the Pittsburgh facility.

Tomlin said he hopes Polamalu will be ready to practice Tuesday, but "we'll see where he is." a.ssuming there are no setbacks, the four-time Pro Bowler would play Saturday in a preseason game at Minnesota.

After an offseason of training almost exclusively in California in lieu of joining the team in organized activities, Polamalu "tweaked" his hamstring while running on his own a week before training camp began.

He took part in the traditional team conditioning test on the first day of camp but said that tired the leg and likely set him back. He watched the final camp practice Sunday as he has all the others -- on the sideline and in his practice jersey.

"I wish I would have at least caught one (camp practice)," Polamalu said.

Polamalu said he tried to come back too quickly during the early stages of camp, so he has stayed away from running and lifting in the past week, although he has been working out.

"I started training a little bit, but when I started running again in cleats, I think that's when I really aggravated it," Polamalu said. "So we shut it down."

The return of Polamalu would certainly boost a defense that has seen its first team scored upon after long drives early in each of the first two preseason games. Defensive coordinator d*ck Lebeau has been known to use Polamalu in coverage or on blitzes, having him line up all over the field.

Polamalu missed five games last season due to rib and knee injuries, ailments that appeared to rob him of his explosiveness. He finished without a sack or an interception and with only 58 tackles (45 solo) but was still selected for the Pro Bowl for the fourth consecutive year.

"Everybody knows that he's somewhat of a catalyst for our defense, and rightfully so," Tomlin said. "He's a very good player, but his absence is by no means an excuse for poor performance."
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Steelers sign veteran defensive end Roye


PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers added depth to their front four Sunday as they signed veteran defensive end Orpheus Roye, the team announced. Financial terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed.

Roye was originally drafted by the Steelers in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL draft out of Florida State.

He spent his first four seasons with Pittsburgh before signing with the Cleveland Browns in 2000.

Roye played eight seasons with the Browns before being released in the offseason.

Roye has 18.5 career sacks to go along with 360 tackles. He will likely be a reserve for the Steelers behind starters Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel.
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ben lined up as a WR with willie at QB

gotta love preseason
 08-25-2008, 03:49 AM         #684
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^lol yeah... but did u c our o-line? i didnt? wtf.. they forgot to come play.. lol
 08-25-2008, 01:36 PM         #685
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 flex001 said:
^lol yeah... but did u c our o-line? i didnt? wtf.. they forgot to come play.. lol
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 08-25-2008, 05:15 PM         #686
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By Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin today said that Justin Hartwig has been named the team's starting center.


Hartwig, a seven-year veteran who signed as a free agent this spring, beat out incumbent starter Sean Mahan.


"We watched this battle closely," Tomlin said after today's practice. "We have a level of comfort with his size, strength and range.
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Mahan did not practice yesterday. Tomlin said he had to attend to "a personal emergency." Mahan was at the practice facility this morning before receiving a phone call around lunchtime.


The Steelers also made a couple of roster moves today to get down the NFL minimum. They placed injured punter Daniel Sepulveda on injured reserve and cut three players -- kick returner Jeremy Bloom, defensive lineman Martavius Prince and quarterback Mike Potts.


Those moves trim the Steelers roster to 77. They need to reduce the roster to 76 by tomorrow at 4 p.m. The Steelers have an exemption because wide receiver Marvin Allen will be on the team's practice squad as part of the NFL international program.
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Commissioner meets with Rooneys about Steelers ownership issues


NEW YORK -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn't issue any ultimatums after meeting with the five Rooney brothers about the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He did emphasize that three-quarters of league owners must approve any potential sale, and team chairman Dan Rooney happens to be very popular among other owners.

Dan Rooney and his four brothers each own 16 percent of the franchise. Dan and son Art Rooney II, the Steelers' president, are attempting to buy enough shares to become primary owners, but the brothers could receive more money selling on the open market.

"They've run a model franchise, and I think everyone in Pittsburgh recognizes how proud they are of the Steelers, and we in the NFL recognize how fortunate we have been to have Dan Rooney's leadership and now Art's leadership," Goodell said Tuesday after meeting with the brothers for two and a half hours at league headquarters.

"That is certainly a consideration -- the ownership (of other clubs) wants to make sure this team is going to be run consistently with those principles, and if Dan Rooney wants an opportunity to continue to run the franchise, I think that's an interest that some of the owners have."

Three other owners -- the Saints' Tom Benson, the Bengals' Mike Brown and the Panthers' Jerry Richardson -- attended the meeting at Goodell's request.

Complex is how Goodell described the various issues swirling around the future of the Steelers' ownership. There is the desire of some of the brothers to sell to avoid costly future inheritance taxes for their children and grandchildren.

Then there is the need to comply with two NFL rules. One restricts owners' involvement in gambling enterprises, and the other requires that one person own at least 30 percent of a team. Some of the brothers own shares of racetracks that now offer casino gaming.

The Rooneys left the NFL offices without speaking to reporters after they and Goodell agreed the commissioner would serve as spokesman.

Asked if he believed the situation would be resolved by the end of the year, Goodell said, "I would hope so."

"But I think these are issues because of their complexity and because there's clear emotional issues here, we have to be patient but firm with respect to getting these resolved," he added.

The Rooneys' late father, Art Sr., founded the Steelers in 1933. Dan Rooney was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor in 2000. He has served on many influential league committees over the years and earned a reputation as a peacemaker in labor disputes.

Goodell noted that he, too, is one of five boys, so he can relate to the challenges faced by Dan, Art Jr., Tim, Pat and John Rooney.

"They have a love for one another and a respect for one another," Goodell said. "I'm sure they have differences, but I'm confident they're going to do what's in the best interests of the Rooney family, the Steelers and the NFL."
 08-29-2008, 05:22 AM         #688
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Sen. Barack Obama began his remarks to the Alliance for American Manufacturing today by greeting his "good friend" and Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, and later deflecting criticism of his remarks on "bitter" Pennsylvania voters.

"You know, there's been a lot of talk in this campaign lately about who's in touch with the workers of Pennsylvania. Sen. Clinton and Sen. McCain seem to be singing from the same hymn book, saying that I'm "out of touch" -- an elitist -- because I said a lot of folks are bitter about their economic circumstances.

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"Around election time, the candidates can't do enough -- they'll promise you anything, they'll give you a long list of proposals and even come around, with TV crews in tow, to throw back a shot and a beer," he said with a laugh.

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The Illinois senator said he has been a Steelers fan since he was 10 years old. He said they are a "favorite" team of his, though he has "to root for the Bears when those two teams are playing."

Despite that, the Steelers chairman released a letter endorsing Mr. Obama. "As a grandfather and a citizen of this community I think Barack Obama's thoughtful, strategic approach is important for America," the letter addressed to"fellow Pennsylvanians" said. "When I hear how excited young people seem to be when they about this man, I believe he will do what is best for them, which is to inspire them to be great Americans."


And don't forget he also got Franco "The Immaculate Reception" Harris and Jerome "The Bus" Bettis in his corner. In Pittsburgh I'd rather have Rooney's endorsement over "Fast Eddie" Rendell, Dan "The Hated Drink Tax" Onoroto or Luke "The Boy Mayor Opie" Ravenstahl.

The Rooney's are a very respected and loved family in Steeler Country!

The Letter

Dear Fellow Pennsylvanian,
Based on the experiences that I have had in my seventy-five years and my a.ssessment of what I think our nation needs to make real the change that is so needed, I am proud and now feel compelled to endorse Senator Barack Obama.

This is not something that I do regularly but as I listen to the candidates in this race, I am struck that we continue to hear about the problems and the same challenges that we have been talking about for decades. Protecting jobs here in Pennsylvania, breaking our dangerous and costly addiction to foreign oil, making health care accessible and affordable " these are neither new issues nor new ideas. And yet we have failed to make real progress.

As a grandfather and a citizen of this community I think Barack Obama's, thoughtful, strategic approach is important for America. When I hear how excited young people seem to be when they talk about this man, I believe he will do what is best for them which is to inspire them to be great Americans.

This happend in april...


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 09-02-2008, 05:12 PM         #689
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The Steelers traded veteran center Sean Mahan to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an undisclosed 2009 draft pick, the team announced today.

Mahan, a six-year veteran, signed with the Steelers prior to the 2007 season as an unrestricted free agent from the Buccaneers, who selected him in the fifth round (168th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Mahan started all 16 games in the regular season and the Steelers’ only postseason game in 2007.

The Steelers presently have 52 players on their active roster and will be able to add one more player prior to Sunday’s (Sept. 7) season opener against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field.

A mix of new and old as Steelers elect captains


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Hines Ward will represent the offense, James Farrior on defense and kicker Jeff Reed on special teams.

Ward and Farrior have been named captains before, but it’s the first time their teammates have chosen Roethlisberger and Reed.

"It's awesome because it comes from them," said Roethlisberger. "I've always tried to be a leader, whether I was captain or not. I'll just continue to be who I am and try to lead this team to victories. It's another step forward."

Reed, who joined the Steelers as a rookie free agent in 2002, is happy to be representing his unit.

"It's a great honor, not only to be a captain but captain of this team," said Reed. "It's tougher for a kicker or punter to be in a situation like that. It shows a lot of respect from my teammates, so it's a great feeling."
Rashard Mendenhall...
Last week Rashard Mendenhall got plenty of attention from his teammates when he had to carry a football around with him at all times after fumbling twice in the preseason against the Vikings.

This week Willie Parker is asking them to leave him alone.

"We're going to get it off his mind," said Parker of Mendenhall, who also fumbled against Carolina. "Just don't even bring it up when we're around him. That's the way I'm going about it."

If a teammate knocked the football out of Mendenhall’s hands last week he had to pay them $100. That is now in the past.

"He's thinking about it way too much instead of going out and playing the game," said Parker. "When you think about fumbling, obviously it's going to happen."
Larry Foote returned to practice on Monday after missing the previous week with a knee injury. Foote injured the knee against the Minnesota Vikings on Aug. 23.

"I took that brace off, so it felt good," said Foote after practice. "The next step is with the pounding and see how (the knee) reacts to that. But for the most part, it feels good."

Foote worked with the first team after working hard to f!ght off an impressive challenge by fellow linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

"I never doubted myself," said Foote. "You know, I'm quite sure he's going to play."
Wide receiver Dallas Baker fought to make the Steelers roster and now wants to do what he can to continue to help the team.

"I just want to be one of those guys that helps with the offense, contributes points, first downs, stuff like that,” said Baker. “I just don't want to be a guy that made the team. I want to be a guy that helps."
Quarterback Charlie Batch was hoping to play this season, but understands why the Steelers had to place him on injured reserve after he suffered a broken collar bone against the Eagles the first week of the preseason.

"There's not much I could do at this point," said Batch. "That was the goal, to play. That's why we did the surgery, to try to speed everything up. There was just an unknown when I would be ready to go.

"I wanted to play, but that choice wasn't there. Obviously, they were not going to keep four quarterbacks. It came down to a numbers game and what they had to do that was best for this organization."
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Steelers Sign Tight End Sean McHugh

The Steelers added a third tight end to their active roster today as they signed veteran tight end Sean McHugh to a one-year deal.

McHugh (6-5, 265) spent the past three seasons with the Detroit Lions on both their active roster and practice squads. He was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round (214st overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Penn State. McHugh was cut by the Titans following their 2004 training camp and signed by the Green Bay Packers, where he spent the entire 2004 campaign.

In 25 career games (14 starts), McHugh has 20 receptions for 277 yards (13.9 avg.). He had his best season in 2007 for the Lions, playing in 15 games (12 starts) and making 17 catches for 252 yards (14.8 avg.).
 09-06-2008, 06:01 AM         #691
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Roethlisberger is ready to roll

It was a good offseason for Ben Roethlisberger. He signed a new contract that provides long-term security. He has his top running back healthy again in Willie Parker. On draft day he got two new offensive weapons in running back Rashard Mendenhall and wide receiver Limas Sweed. And of course his top two receivers, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes, are ready to produce again.

With all of that comes a lot of expectations and most of them coming from Roethlisberger himself.

“No one is going to put more pressure on me than me,” said Roethlisberger. “Regardless of the contract it’s about going out and winning football games. I know the fans want us to win. I want to win worse than anybody.”

Roethlisberger will get his first chance to use his weapons and go for that first win on Sunday against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. He is ready and raring to go.

“Everyone is glad it’s finally here,” he said. “You have been amped up during training camp and the offseason. It counts now. It matters.

“We’re itching to get out there. The biggest thing is to go out there and not be too anxious, too over-amped. We need to go out there and be even keeled and play smart football.”

That will be a must as the Texans will present a big challenge for the Steelers on defense.

“People don’t realize how good they are, especially defensively,” said Roethlisberger. “They are flying around and are fast, all the way from the front to the back. They are a good defense. It will be a tough challenge for us.”

One player who will definitely be on the Steelers radar is defensive end Mario Williams. The offensive line will have their hands full keeping him away from Roethlisberger, but he has faith they can get the job done.

“I hope he never gets close to me,” said Roethlisberger. “I have a lot of confidence in Marvel (Smith) and Willie (Colon) and our tight ends to do a good job of shutting him down.

“You have to know where he is at all times because he is an impact player. Is it going to make us not run to his side or be scared, I don’t think that? But you have to be aware of where he is because he is such a great player.”
The offensive line has two new starters this year, center Justin Hartwig and guard Chris Kemoeatu. Hartwig and Roethlisberger are getting in as much work as possible before Sunday and so far things are progressing smoothly.

“Justin has done a great job of learning where I am and I am learning about him,” said Roethlisberger, of his third center in as many years. “We are learning on the fly here because we had Sean (Mahan) and then all of a sudden it’s Justin. He has done a good job adjusting to me and the rest of the guys around him and I think he’ll be great.

“The line, that’s where it always starts, whether it’s the run game or the pass game it always evolves around the line. I tell them that before every game. We go as they go. I look forward to big things from them.”

And from the entire team as well.

“I set my goals so high,” he said. “The Super Bowl is what we are going for. We are young enough and experienced enough. I think we know deep down how good we can be and we just have to make sure we stay focused on what we have to do.”
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F-CKING JACKED!!!!!!

can't even sleep :(



this game has the potential of getting real ugly real quick. praying i get it on tv tho.



and lol @ mendenhall having to shell out 100 bucks everytime a teamate ripped the ball from him
 09-07-2008, 06:02 PM         #693
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The Steelers scored on their first three possessions and never looked back as they defeated the Houston Texans 38-17 in the season-opener.

It was all Steelers from the get-go, as they dominated on offense and defense for a full 60 minutes.

"I think that we played a good game in virtually all three phases," said head coach Mike Tomlin. "It was not perfect but I liked the energy and enthusiasm from the people who went out and made plays for this football team. That is what it is about. I am glad that we got this win today but tomorrow we move on."

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed an impressive 13 of 14 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns for a passer rating of 147.0, before coming out of the game at the start of the fourth quarter. Hines Ward had six receptions for 76 yards and was on the receiving end of both of Roethlisberger’s touchdown passes.

Willie Parker was the mainstay for the ground game with 25 carries for 138 yards and the first three touchdown day of his career.

Andre Davis took the opening kickoff seven yards deep and brought it out to the 21-yard line for the Texans. Matt Schaub started fast with an 11-yard completion to Kevin Walker, and came back with a 14-yard completion to Andre Johnson. The defense then tightened the reigns, and on third-and-three Schaub was pressured by Aaron Smith, escaped for a completion to David Anderson, who was then stopped by Deshea Townsend for only a two-yard gain. The Texans went for it on fourth down, but Schaub was stopped up the middle by Brett Keisel and Casey Hampton.

The Steelers got the ball with great field position at their own 48-yard line and swiftly moved the ball down field. Roethlisberger completed his first pass attempt of the game to Heath Miller for a six-yard gain. On third-and-four Roethlisberger got it done with his legs, going around right end for a 17-yard gain. Parker got the call for gains of three and four yards and Santonio Holmes came up huge with a nine-yard reception. Parker capped the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run, to give the Steelers the 7-0 lead.

Schaub got the Texans offense rolling again, with a third-down completion to Johnson followed by a 24-yard completion to the veteran receiver. But when called upon to get it done, the defense stepped up again, with LaMarr Woodley sacking Schaub for a nine-yard loss and James Farrior and Nick Eason combining for a 14-yard sack to shut down their drive.

Roethlisberger went for broke to start their next drive, hitting Ward who got free for a 74-yard gain. The play was called back because of offsetting penalties, offensive interference again Ward and a face mask against C.C. Brown. It didn’t deter the Steelers who instead picked away with bits and pieces, including two receptions for first downs by Miller and a 29-yard catch and run by Ward.

Things got a little dicey when Holmes fumbled after a 10-yard reception, but the ball went out of bounds and the Steelers maintained possession. On the next play Roethlisberger fumbled the snap for a two-yard loss. It was back to their bread and butter as Parker weaved his way through the defense for a 13-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 14-0.

The defense continued to swarm and on third down James Harrison pressured Schaub and made him pay, as Woodley intercepted his pass attempt and returned it six yards to the Texans 32-yard line.

Rookie Rashard Mendenhall got his first carry of the season and turned it into a six-yard gain, with a face mask penalty tacked on to the end of the run. Roethlisberger found Ward open n the end zone on the next play, giving the Steelers a 21-0 lead in the second quarter.

The defense continued to feed off the energy the offense provided with another big play to shut down a Texans drive. Troy Polamalu intercepted a pass intended for Johnson, giving the Steelers the ball back at the Texans 32-yard line.

The Steelers couldn’t make it count for them this time. Roethlisberger was sacked by Mario Williams and fumbled, with linebacker DeMeco Ryans recovering and returning it 41-yards to the 24-yard line where Parker brought him down. Parker was called for a face mask, giving the Texans a perfect opportunity at the 12-yard line.

Instead of moving the ball toward the end zone, the Texans lost four yards on the drive and had to settle for a 34-yard Kris Brown field goal for the final score of the half.

The Steelers started off the second half by keeping the ball on the ground with Parker getting the lion’s share of the work. Parker had four consecutive carries including a 12-yard and nine-yard run. Mendenhall gave him a breather for a few snaps, but it was right back to Parker for two short gains. Parker fittingly got the call at the goal line for his third touchdown of the day, a four-yard run to put the Steelers out in front 28-3.

The Texans continued to struggle to find a way to move the ball on the Steelers defense, with a quick three-and-out on their next drive.

But it was even a tougher challenge for the Texans defense trying to stop an explosive Steelers offense. Parker continued to be dominant, going over 100 yards on the next drive, which included a 32-yard run that only ended when he ran out of bounds on his own. Roethlisberger connected once again with Ward for a 16-yard touchdown, giving the black and gold a comfortable 35-3 lead late in the third quarter.

Byron Leftwich entered the game at quarterback at the start of the fourth quarter, giving Roethlisberger a well-deserved rest.

The Texans managed to get in the end zone in the fourth quarter, when Schaub hit Walter for a 14-yard touchdown reception.

The Steelers didn’t let up on defense no matter how big a lead the team had. Harrison sacked Schaub and Woodley recovered. The Steelers turned it into a 44-yard Jeff Reed field goal putting the Steelers up 38-10. Schaub added a rushing touchdown inside of two minutes.



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Bring on the clowns i mean browns... no wait.. i was right the 1st time


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 09-07-2008, 09:35 PM         #694
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:celebrate3: :owned: :celebrate11:
TOM BRADY COULD BE OUT FOR SEASON!


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Woodley has his coming out party

LaMarr Woodley has come a long way in just one season. Last year there were games when he played only on special teams and a few that you could easily count the number of defensive snaps he was in on. He was inactive for several games. And it was rare that he saw extensive action on defense.
Against the Texans on Sunday, Woodley was one of the team’s most visible defenders, making his presence known all day long.
Woodley made his first NFL start against Houston, lining up at left outside linebacker and was quick to show why he earned that spot following the departure of free agent Clark Haggans. He sacked Texans quarterback Matt Schaub for a nine-yard loss, recovered a fumble and had an interception. Not a bad way to start at all.
“As a rookie, not playing a lot, you come in and it’s kind of like a learning experience that first year,” said Woodley. “After that first year, you’re not a rookie anymore; guys expect a lot out of you. You should expect a lot out of yourself, and your teammates are going to expect a lot out of you.”

Woodley didn’t waste any time getting into the flow of the game, bringing pressure on Schaub on the Texans second drive of the game. The Texans had a first down at the Steelers 42-yard line, trying to answer the Steelers touchdown drive. But Woodley wouldn’t have any parts of letting them in the game, sacking Schaub for a nine-yard loss. When James Farrior and Nick Eason combined for a sack two plays later, it ended the drive.

“When you get a sack, you have to get credit to the guys up front and the guys in the back – the guys up front for applying the pressure and the credit to the guys in back for sticking to their coverage and allowing the quarterback to hold the ball a little bit,” said Woodley. “They let me get in and get the glory.”

It was just the beginning for him. In the second quarter Schaub was under pressure from James Harrison and tried to get the ball to Daniel Anderson. Instead Woodley was right there, picking off the pass and returning it six yards. Two plays later the Steelers took advantage of the play when Ben Roethlisberger hit Hines Ward for a 13-yard touchdown.

“I was dropping back into coverage,” said Woodley. “Deshea (Townsend) told me right before the play started, ‘Make sure you get underneath that guy.’ And I just did what he said. I got underneath him and got the interception.”

Woodley helped to close the door on another Texans drive in the fourth quarter. Harrison sacked Schaub and knocked the ball free and Woodley came up with the fumble recovery to complete a nice defensive trifecta.



Parker doesn't miss a beat
Willie Parker is back and in a big way.

Parker fielded questions all off-season regarding his recovery from last year’s season-ending broken right fibula in Week 16 at St. Louis.

On Sunday, he answered those questions with an exclamation point, rushing for 138 yards on 25 carries (5.5 avg.) and three touchdowns in a 38-17 victory over the Houston Texans.

“I just wanted to get back out there and just play,” Parker said. “It seems like it’s been a long time coming. It seems like I’ve been waiting forever. I just wanted to get out there and make some plays.”

And that he did.

“Willie Parker looked like we expected him to look,” coach Mike Tomlin said. “He is a very good back and a great competitor. I am glad that he is a Steeler.”

Parker rushed for over 100 yards in a season opener for the fourth straight year and his three rushing touchdowns were a single-game high, tying a Steelers record for most rushing touchdowns in a game. The three touchdowns already surpassing his 2007 total, when he only score two touchdowns.

“It’s definitely something I always wanted to do,” said Parker of getting in the end zone. “Last year, I wanted to do more, being a goal-line back, that’s part of being a running back, finishing off the drive.”

Parker, who is coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl selections, rushed for 1,317 yards through 14 games last season, which was best in the NFL at that juncture. Some wondered if he would return to form after suffering the first major injury of his career.

His performance on Sunday should put those questions to rest, showing he still maintained his normal speed and burst.

“Willie always looks good out there,” said Chris Kemoeatu. “You don’t need to block that much. You just hold them off for a little bit. Give him a crease and Willie’s going to make something happen.”

Parker scored the game’s first two touchdowns with runs of seven and 13 yards. Parker and the Steelers made a statement on their opening possession of the second half when they kept the ball on the ground and he carried the ball seven times for 41 yards, capping the drive with a four-yard touchdown.

“We pride ourselves on running the ball,” said left tackle Marvel Smith. “To be able to start the half like that sent a message. We grind the ball and there wasn’t anything they could do that whole to stop us.”

Parker showed a little bit of everything on his final carry of the day. He took the handoff and ran to his right, juked Texans cornerback Fred Bennett and trotted for a 32-yard gain. At the end of the run Parker headed out of bounds to avoid unnecessarily getting hit.

“I was a little tired,” said Parker.

Which is understandable considering he also played a little defense, tracking down Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans after a fumble recovery.

“When I chased him down it took a lot out of me,” said Parker, who along with other starters was rested in the third quarter with the Steelers holding a comfortable lead. “I think I need to condition a little more.”

Parker’s 138 yards is his highest rushing total since setting a team single-game record with 223 yards on Dec. 7, 2006 against Cleveland.

Still, Parker tried to remain cautious about the early success.

“It’s just the first game,” he said. “We have 15 more games. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”


Notes: Parker’s 100-yard performance was the 22nd of his career. The last Steeler to rush for three touchdowns in one game was Jerome Bettis, who achieved the feat against Detroit on Jan. 1, 2006.
The Steelers came out of the game without any major injuries, just some bumps and bruises. Safety Ryan Clark had an eye injury, but returned to action. Linebacker Donovan Woods had knee discomfort and cornerback Deshea Townsend was bothered by a sore foot. None of the injuries are expected to be serious.

“We are pretty good from an injury standpoint and I think that all of these things will disappear before next week, which is good,” said head coach Mike Tomlin. “We are going to move forward and have all hands on deck as we come to work tomorrow.”

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An emotional pregame ceremony honored three members of the Steelers family who all passed away this year. Former defensive linemen Ernie Holmes and Dwight White, both members of the Steel Curtain defense of the 70s, and commentator Myron Cope were honored with a video tribute and a moment of silence combined with a Terrible Towel hold.

Members of all of their families were on hand for the ceremony, often times embracing and offering comfort to each other. They were also joined on the field by L.C. Greenwood, Mel Blount and Joe Greene, all who seemed moved by the ceremony.


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 09-08-2008, 12:00 AM         #697
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Brady Could Be Out For Season!!:applause:


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Patriots coach Bill Belichick told his team that Tom Brady's left knee injury could be bad and to prepare for Matt Cassel to be the quarterback going forward, an NFL source told the Globe's Christopher L. Gasper tonight.

The source could not confirm the Yahoo! Sports report of a torn ACL. WBZ-TV in Boston also confirmed that Brady has an ACL tear.

The NFL Network is also reporting that Brady is out for the season with a serious knee injury.

The Globe can not confirm those reports at this time, however, multiple sources are not expecting good news when the quarterback undergoes further tests on Monday. Brady is resting at home tonight and the Patriots are bracing for the likelihood he will miss the season.

The Globe's Christopher L. Gasper also confirms that the Patriots are hosting free-agent quarterback Chris Simms on a visit at Gillette Stadium on Monday. And ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the team will also bring in free agent quarterback Tim Rattay, an eight-year veteran who played last season with the Arizona Cardinals.
Edit: Brady Is Out For Season

Tom Brady suffered a serious knee injury against the Chiefs that will end his 2008 season, reports NFL Network’s Adam Schefter.

Meanwhile, free-agent quarterback Chris Simms is scheduled to arrive in New England Monday morning for a workout and a physical, Schefter reports. If all goes well, Simms could be a Patriot by the end of the day. Kansas City and Tennessee, each of whom had quarterbacks suffer significant injuries on Sunday, also have contacted Simms.
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 09-08-2008, 11:49 AM         #698
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 flex001 said:
Brady Could Be Out For Season!!:applause:


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Edit: Brady Is Out For Season


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HERE WE GO STEELERS!!!
 9 years ago '06        #699
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read my post in the moss thread. i'm disappointed in you. you clearly got confused of me calling brady a GOD, meaning i actually like brady or the patriots, and instead of consulting me u tried to air me out on wax guess we got 2 girls up in steeler nation but only one actin like a bi*ch

and i stand by waht i said...you are a f*g**t if you wish injury on ANYone. steeler fan or not, family or friends, i dont fu*king care, wishing ill on anyone is a bi*ch move and cowardly. i'd rather beat the patriots WITH brady on the field, but u can do u...
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 SHootar said:
i wouldnt call myself a Moss hater, cuz the dude has some serious talent and i can aknowledge it. but i think this sh*t is real interesting cuz i wanna see how Moss handles a sub-par QB again. we all saw what happened in oakland. i dont expect him to be that bad cuz hopefully he will at least be trying, altho who knows. but its clear last year those ridiculous records were definetly aided by GOD aka tom brady at the helm. lets see what he does with, still a good team, amazing O-line, but not a godly QB throwing him passes.



hmmmmmmmmmm.... Now i dont certainly wish harm on anybody like that but that dont mean i cant be happy in that fact he out for the season. tom brady as god :nuts: tom brady as a cheater :rules: karma is a bi*ch n it gets u 3 full. All i'm sayin is flex is my fam n you cool but he aint a fu*kin f*g**t, he jus feelin some type a way about this "god" statement specialy when you reppin the burgh. We fu*kin bleed black n gold in the burgh and feelins come hard. Ya dig? so ima smoke a bowl n kick it.
Here we go Steelers!!!!!!
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