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Steelers – Skins injury reports for week 9

Posted in Steelers with tags , , , , , , , on October 31, 2008 by puckertime

Couple of notables here.  Willie Parker full participation in practice – good to hear, also saw that Aaron Smith did not participate in practice, but it is not injury related.  Anyone know what thats about?  The Skins have their own injury woes with both Santana Moss and Clinton Portis not practicing this week.

Go Black and Gold!!

Pittsburgh Steelers at  Washington Redskins
Name Position Injury Practice Status Game Status
PIT
Ryan Clark S Shoulder Did Not Participate In Practice
Keyaron Fox LB Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice
Casey Hampton DT Toe Did Not Participate In Practice
Bryant McFadden CB Forearm Did Not Participate In Practice
Marvel Smith T Back Did Not Participate In Practice
Aaron Smith DE Not Injury Related Did Not Participate In Practice
LaMarr Woodley LB Calf Did Not Participate In Practice
Willie Parker RB Knee Full Participation in Practice
Ben Roethlisberger QB Right Shoulder Full Participation in Practice
WAS
Malcolm Kelly WR Knee Did Not Participate In Practice
Santana Moss WR Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice
Clinton Portis RB Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice
Shawn Springs CB Calf Did Not Participate In Practice
Lorenzo Alexander DT Toe Full Participation in Practice
Rock Cartwright RB Knee Full Participation in Practice
Cornelius Griffin DT Shoulder Full Participation in Practice
Chris Horton S Ankle Full Participation in Practice
Pete Kendall G Knee Full Participation in Practice
LaRon Landry S Hamstring Full Participation in Practice
Chris Samuels T Knee Full Participation in Practice
Fred Smoot CB Groin Full Participation in Practice
Marcus Washington LB Hip Full Participation in Practice
Carlos Rogers CB Calf Limited Participation in Practice
Ladell Betts RB Knee Out (Definitely Will Not Play)
Jason Taylor DE Calf Out (Definitely Will Not Play)

What an asshole

Posted in Steelers with tags , , , on October 24, 2008 by puckertime

Steelers to Deactivate Holmes

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes won’t play Sunday against the New York Giants.

Coach Mike Tomlin told reporters today that Holmes will be on the Steelers’ inactive list for the game. He declined to say whether Holmes had been suspended without pay, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

“At this point we’ve chosen to name him as inactive,” Tomlin said, according to the Post-Gazette. “His situation has created somewhat of a distraction and we want to minimize that as much as we can and remain focused on the task at hand.”

Holmes did not participate in today’s practice. He reportedly will face a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession after having his vehicle stopped Thursday by police. Officers reportedly found three marijuana-filled cigars in Holmes’s vehicle.

According to the Post-Gazette, Tomlin told Holmes during a meeting today that the wide receiver won’t be allowed on the Steelers’ sideline Sunday and he should report back to work Monday. Holmes declined to comment to the newspaper.

Nate Washington is to replace Holmes’ in the Steelers’ lineup.

Steelers Game Day Notes 10/25/2008

Posted in Steelers with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2008 by puckertime

Not a very interesting post if you aren’t a Steeler fan, but I could care less…

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) vs. New York Giants (5-1)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008
Kickoff: 4:15 p.m. (ET)

Site: Heinz Field (65,050) • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Playing Surface: Grass/DD Grassmaster
TV Coverage: FOX (locally WPGH-TV, channel 53)

A Look at the Coaches:
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall Regular-season Record: 15-7 (.682)/second season
Regular-season Record at Pittsburgh: 15-7 (.682)/second season
Playoff Record/Years: 0-1/one year
New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin
Overall Regular-season Record: 108-85 (.560)/13th season
Regular-season Record at New York Giants: 40-30 (.571)/fifth season
Playoff Record/Years: 4-2/three years

STEELERS-GIANTS SERIES NOTES
TEAM NOTES
Dominating The NFC: The Steelers have won 13 of their past 16
games (including the Super Bowl victory over Seattle) versus
teams in the NFC, dating back to 2003.
The Steelers are 88-54-1 all-time against teams from the NFC,
including a 50-18-1 record at home and a 33-35 mark on the
road. Pittsburgh has eight straight wins versus NFC teams at
home. The Steelers have not lost a game against an NFC
opponent at home since a 33-21 defeat to St. Louis on Oct. 26,
2003.
Facing The Best: Pittsburgh owns a 3-4 record when facing the
defending Super Bowl champion, including the postseason, since
2000.
The last Steelers’ victory over a defending Super Bowl champion
was when they defeated the New England Patriots in the regular
season after the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVIII.
The other two wins since 2000 were a pair of victories over
Baltimore during the 2001 season after the Ravens won Super
Bowl XXXV.
The following is a listing of the games Pittsburgh has played
versus defending Super Bowl champions since 2000:
Year Team, (Super Bowl champion) Result
2005 New England Patriots (XXXIV) L, 20-23
2004 New England Patriots (XXXVIII) L, 27-41 (AFC Championship)
2004 New England Patriots (XXXVIII) W, 34-20
2002 New England Patriots (XXXVI) L, 14-30
2001 Baltimore Ravens (XXXV) W, 27-10 (AFC Playoff Game)
2001 Baltimore Ravens (XXXV) W, 26-21
2001 Baltimore Ravens (XXXV) L, 10-13

Heinz Field Advantage: The Steelers own the best home record
in the NFL with a 212-81-1 record (.723) since 1970. Pittsburgh is
27-7 at home over the past five seasons, including a 2-0 record
this season.
Pittsburgh finished the 2004 regular season with an undefeated
(8-0) home record for only the third time in team history and for
the first time in 25 years, ultimately advancing to the AFC
Championship Game.
The Steelers finished the 1979 regular season with an
undefeated home record (8-0) and eventually won Super Bowl
XIV. The Steelers were also undefeated at home (7-0) in 1972.

Steelers-Giants Connections: Several Steelers have ties to
the Giants and the New York/New Jersey area.
Steelers with connections to the Giants include tight ends coach
James Daniel, who coached for the Giants from 1993-96. OG
Willie Colon hails from the Bronx while OG Darnell Stapleton is
from Union, N.J. and played at Rutgers.
There are a number of Giants who have direct connections to
the Steelers and the Pittsburgh area, including wide receiver
Plaxico Burress, who was the Steelers’ top draft pick in the 2000
NFL Draft. Burress played with the team from 2000-04. DT Jay
Alford and OT Kareem McKenzie both played at Penn State. OG
Grey Ruegamer was on the Steelers practice squad in 2000.
Offensive line coach Pat Flaherty and secondary coach Peter
Giunta both coached at Penn State. Offensive coordinator Kevin
Gilbride was the Steelers offensive coordinator from 1999-2000.

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL NOTES
QB Ben Roethlisberger
• Needs 32 yards passing to move past Neil O’Donnell (12,867 yards)
into third place on the team’s all-time passing yards list. Roethlisberger
currently has 12,836 passing yards.
• Needs seven touchdown passes to become just the second quarterback
in team history to throw 100 career touchdown passes
(Terry Bradshaw – 212). Roethlisberger currently has 93 career
touchdown passes.
• Needs one 300-yard passing game to move into sole possession
for second place on the team’s all-time list behind only Tommy Maddox.
Roethlisberger currently has four and is tied with Neil O’Donnell.
WR Hines Ward
• Needs one 100-yard receiving game to move into sole possession
of second place on the team’s all-time receiving list. He currently has
16, which is tied with Louis Lipps (1984-91).
• Needs 461 yards from scrimmage to reach 10,000 total yards for
his career. He currently has 9,539 total yards from scrimmage (9,113
receiving, 426 rushing).
RB Willie Parker
• Needs 79 total yards from scrimmage to move into 10th place on the
team’s all-time list. Parker currently has 5,081 total yards from scrimmage.
• Needs one rushing touchdown to move into a tie for eighth place for
rushing touchdowns on the team’s all-time list with Rocky Bleier.
Parker currently has 22 rushing touchdowns.
• Needs 15 rushing attempts to move into fourth place on the team’s
career list ahead of John Henry Johnson (1,025). Parker currently
has 1,011 career rushing attempts.
TE Heath Miller
• Needs three touchdown receptions to pass Bennie Cunningham
(20) for third on team’s all-time touchdowns list for a tight end. Miller
currently has 18 receiving touchdowns.
K Jeff Reed
• Needs two field goals to move past Roy Gerela (146) into second
place on the team’s all-time field goals made list. Reed currently has
145 career field goals.
DE Aaron Smith
• Needs 1.5 sacks to move past Ernie Holmes (40) into eighth place
on the team’s all-time sacks list. Smith currently has 38.5 career
sacks.

Steelers             Category             Giants
23.5 ……………………. Points Scored Per Game ……………….. 28.3
14.8 …………………… Points Allowed Per Game ………………. 16.8
18.0 ……………………… First Downs Per Game …………………. 22.8
298.7 ……………………. Total Yards Per Game ……………….. 395.0
109.2 ………………….. Rushing Yards Per Game ……………… 169.7
189.5 ………………….. Passing Yards Per Game ……………… 225.3
25 …………………………………… Sacks By ………………………………. 21
6 ……………………………….. Interceptions By ………………………….. 4
30:13 ………………….. Avg. Time of Possession ……………… 32:36
16 ……………………………….. Touchdowns …………………………… 18
5 ……………………………. Rushing Touchdowns ………………………. 8
10 …………………………. Passing Touchdowns ………………………. 9
1 ………………………….. Touchdowns on Returns …………………….. 1
10-10 ……………………………. Field Goals ……………………….. 14-15
43.1 …………………………….. Punting Avg. ………………………… 44.5
4.5 ……………………………. Punt Return Avg. ……………………… 10.2
20.2 ………………………… Kickoff Return Avg. ……………………. 20.2

Defense! Defense! Defense!: The Steelers defense is once
again giving its opponents fits through six games this year.
The Steelers rank first in the NFL in total defense, allowing just
228.3 yards per game. Pittsburgh has six interceptions in six
games this year and has posted a league-best 25 sacks, including
a season-high seven in Week 7 at Cincinnati.
Pittsburgh ranks in the top two in several other defensive
categories in the entire NFL, including yards/play (3.7, 1st in NFL),
passing net yards/game (158.7, 1st), passing net yards/play (4.6,
1st), sacks/pass play (8.2, 1st), sacks/total (25, 1st), first-down
plays/opponent (3.75, 1st), rushing yards/game (69.7, 2nd),
rushing yards/attempt (2.9, 2nd) and points/game (14.8, 2nd).
Pittsburgh limited Cleveland in Week 2 to just 53 yards on the
ground and 166 in the air. The Steelers opened the season by
limiting Houston to just 234 yards of total offense (75 rushing,
159 passing), including a mere 82 yards in the first half.
The 2008 season is piggybacking off of the Steelers’ 2007
defensive efforts, when they led the league in total defense (266.4
avg.).
Pittsburgh allowed 269 points (16.8 avg.) last year, which was
second in the AFC and in the NFL. The Steelers did not allow a
first-half touchdown in their first five games of the year before
Week 7 at Denver.
The Steelers posted two shutouts last year, including Week 5
versus Seattle and Week 12 versus Miami. The Steelers limited
the Seahawks to just 144 yards of total offense, including 38 on
the ground. Pittsburgh had three sacks and one interception in
the win.