Originally Posted by Dreamacre View Post
The Steelers look like they are in trouble. They are not the same team from a few years ago.
Originally posted by stillerfan
very much correct... O-line is in shambles, D-line can't stop the run now, LBs can't sack anyone cause of D-line....
ben in walking boot, MRI on foot done, results uncertain attm...
With the possible exception of Timmons and the latest plug-ins on the O-line, the Stillers are an old team. Two years ago, it looked like Farrior had lost a step. Last year, it looked like he'd found it. This year, I see him on the sidelines a lot, or so it seems.
The Steelers used to be able to stop the run and were vulnerable to spread formations because of their "EZ Pass" secondary. Now they're easy pickings for zone blocking schemes, Until that changes . . . .
I like Ben, and you can't dispute his results, but he is shortening his career. You can't tell me Bruce Arians and Company can't spread things out and throw some quick passes with the receiving corps they have. Ben has to adapt or decide he wants to be the walking wounded's poster boy.
I wonder how many yards Mendenhall would have gained behind the 2004 O-line?
The Ravens, OTOH, look very good. Looks like they made all the right moves in the offseason. Flacco continues to mature. Don't know whether he'll ever be considered an elite QB but he wins and his numbers are much better than you'd expect if you listened to Baltimore sports talk radio.
Good test for Tomlin.
Linebacker James Farrior was hurt early in the contest when he made a tackle. The Steelers described it as a "stinger." He returned to play and finished the game. However, he was having trouble pulling on his shirt in the locker room afterward.
Ben Roethlisberger has a left foot injury and so does defensive end Aaron Smith. Both left the locker room wearing protective boots, although both finished the game, a 17-10 loss.
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Roethlisberger's foot not broken
Monday, October 03, 2011
By Ed Bouchette , Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tests showed no broken bones in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's left foot, which remains sore and somewhat swollen after it was injured in the Steelers' 17-10 loss Sunday in Houston to the Texans.
There still could be some other structural damage in the foot -- possbily a sprain, according to a source with knowledge of the injury. That damage will not be fully determined until the swelling subsides.
Roethlisberger's status for next Sunday's game against Tennessee at Heinz Field has yet to be determined.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Ed Bouchette: email@example.com
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