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CurtainofHurtin
09-15-2005, 04:10 PM
For all interested:

http://www.wpxi.com/news/4978743/detail.html

Double Barrel
09-15-2005, 04:22 PM
bone bruise in his knee, 'eh?

ummm...happen to know which leg? :whistle:

(j/k, man, I never wish injury to any player)

CurtainofHurtin
09-15-2005, 04:59 PM
Ha. Actually he had a brace on his right leg while riding the stationary bike yesterday at practice. In retrospect, maybe not a good idea but time will tell.

Vinny
09-15-2005, 05:32 PM
I just heard that we should expect Tommy Maddux to start against us....we should know for sure this evening.

rmartin65
09-15-2005, 05:34 PM
i hate to see a player hurt but this might bode well for the Texans. i so hope he gets better though.

SheTexan
09-15-2005, 05:40 PM
Anyone truly believe this????!!!! They just want the Texans to spend time studying Maddox instead of Burgerboy!! They don't think the Texans are a threat at all, so they are already pulling out their second string.

On the Steelers website they are planning to play Burgerboy! At least as of two hours ago.

CurtainofHurtin
09-15-2005, 05:46 PM
Idealy it wouldn't matter who was in at QB. If the Steeler game plan goes at it should whomever is in will throw less than 15 passes and there will be a heck of allot of running. That said, sometimes things don't go as plan. Ben may or may not play but he was limping around the practice field today with the limited snaps he did take. The Steelers are not taking you guys lightly. Not after last time;add to that another dissipointing post season and I think you will agree they aren't in the position to take anyone lightly. Should be a good game but if the Steeler's have to depend on throwing for a win, they've already lost.

rmartin65
09-15-2005, 05:49 PM
unless they throw at pbuc.

ATX
09-15-2005, 05:51 PM
Maddox or Rothlisbuerger? Texans like those immobile type of QBs, it's the only way we can get pressure on a QB.

Fiddy
09-15-2005, 05:54 PM
another blow to my fantasy team...

Ward86
09-15-2005, 06:52 PM
Maddox or Rothlisbuerger? Texans like those immobile type of QBs, it's the only way we can get pressure on a QB.

Roethlisberger immobile???? never saw him play huh??

SPRBWL
09-15-2005, 10:16 PM
Just heard on FSN that Ben is questionable this weekend.

Don't know how much of a difference it will make though...Tommy Maddox amy get the nod.

Even so...I hope we come out ready to play with some attitude!

Jester
09-15-2005, 10:17 PM
Just heard on FSN that Ben is questionable this weekend.

Don't know how much of a difference it will make though...Tommy Maddox amy get the nod.

Even so...I hope we come out ready to play with some attitude!
I saw this and hope that it inspires the defense. Like you mentioned, it would be great if they came out and played with some attitude.

Tedc
09-15-2005, 10:54 PM
Roethlisberger immobile???? never saw him play huh??

I think he was refering to the brace on the right leg. It sort of slows people down from time to time.

Mongoose
09-15-2005, 11:57 PM
I think he was refering to the brace on the right leg. It sort of slows people down from time to time.

If he's hurting enough that he can't run effectively, I think he's benched. Running is an important part of his game, especially at this stage in his development.

Mongoose

Tedc
09-16-2005, 06:03 AM
If he's hurting enough that he can't run effectively, I think he's benched. Running is an important part of his game, especially at this stage in his development.

Mongoose

Maybe they should call him "Big Bend".

CoolieMan
09-16-2005, 07:23 AM
I certainly hope Roth is OK, but I also hope he doesn't play. Maddox is more prone to throw the ball over his WRs heads, and we have a winning record against him...so hopefully it's Maddox. I'm not even worried about their offense. I'm more worried about their D.

You are not worried about the offense that put up over 200 yards rushing with the 3rd and 4th string RBs playing?

JustBonee
09-16-2005, 07:29 AM
.. You are not worried about the offense that put up over 200 yards rushing with the 3rd and 4th string RBs playing?
Really, I think I would be more worried about Parker right now than the starting QB.

Ward86
09-16-2005, 10:39 AM
I think he was refering to the brace on the right leg. It sort of slows people down from time to time.



What brace??? He had a compression bandage on for one day. He bruised his knee, he didn't have surgery.

PapaL
09-16-2005, 10:43 AM
What brace??? He had a compression bandage on for one day. He bruised his knee, he didn't have surgery.

Ha. Actually he had a brace on his right leg while riding the stationary bike yesterday at practice. In retrospect, maybe not a good idea but time will tell.

The brace he was seen wearing while riding a stationary bike; as reported by one of your fellow Steeler Fans.

Ward86
09-16-2005, 10:44 AM
The brace he was seen wearing while riding a stationary bike; as reported by one of your fellow Steeler Fans.

They need to look closer, it was a compression bandage, NOT a brace.

Crank_It_Up
09-16-2005, 10:57 AM
why bench him against the texans.... he's about as safe out there as he would be on the sidelines :(

El Tejano
09-16-2005, 11:25 AM
I was going to say the same thing.

PapaL
09-16-2005, 11:45 AM
No, he could trip on some cables or slip in a puddle of Gatorade and get hurt. Much safer behind that O-Line.

JustBonee
09-16-2005, 12:49 PM
Big Ben is ON again ...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2163237&CMP=OTC-DT9705204233

Crank_It_Up
09-16-2005, 12:51 PM
ahh, that on again off again will confuse Capers for a week

El Tejano
09-16-2005, 02:24 PM
But he only has two more days.