SCOUTING REPORT STEELERS (2-2) at LIONS (1-3) 1 p.m. at Ford Field (64,500) in Detroit Playing surface: Field Turf TV COVERAGE CBS (locally KDKA-TV, Channel 2) Dick Enberg, play-by-play; Dan Fouts, analysis RADIO Steelers Radio Network (WDVE-FM, 102.5, WBGG-AM, 970; WBVP-AM, 1230, WMBA-AM, 1460) Bill Hillgrove, play-by-play; Tunch Ilkin, analysis; Craig Wolfley, sideline reporter TODAY’S ANGLE The heavily-favored Steelers (2-2) will have a chance to move closer to first place in the AFC North. If they win as expected, they’ll be only one game out of first place. The two teams ahead of them in the division _ the Ravens (3-1) and Bengals (3-1) _ play today in Baltimore. INJURY REPORT STEELERS Running back Willie Parker will miss his second straight game with a turf toe injury. He’ll be replaced by Rashard Mendenhall, who rushed for 165 yardfs last week in a win over San Diego. Strong safety Troy PolamaluRead More »
Foote on the possibility of joining the Lions “Detroit is always No. 1,” said Foote, a Pershing grad who still spends his offseason in Detroit. “I mean, my agent is talking to them about me coming home, and we’ll go from there. But no question about it, that’s my first choice.” “I’ve been forcing (his release) the whole offseason,” said Foote, whose strength as a run defender certainly adds to his appeal for the Lions. “I’ve been asking for it all offseason, asking for a trade, and I guess they finally did something. I wish they’d have done it a little earlier. Technically, I’m a free man now, but a lot of the money (in free agency) has been spent. … “I don’t know what the Steelers were doing in the whole process. They kept saying they were trying to get a trade. I know they were in talks withRead More »
NFL Mock Draft ¬†1) DETROIT LIONS> MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, GEORGIA– With Sam Bradford returning to Oklahoma for another season, Stafford holds on to the top selection. Sanchez has closed the gap between him and Stafford, but I still think that Stafford is the better selection. Stafford has a stronger arm and he has greatly improved his decision making this season. Sanchez is more of a project, he has significant injury issues, and he tends to make the stupid decisions that Stafford would make last year. 2) ST. LOUIS RAMS> ANDRE SMITH, OT, ALABAMA-¬†¬†I don‚Äôt see any reason to change this pick as a result of Smith‚Äôs issues at Alabama. They don‚Äôt seem like the kind of behavioral issues that would seriously hurt his draft stock and the Rams are still looking to beef up the O-Line, which they failed to do last year by missing out on Jake Long. ¬†3)Read More »
Our first NFL Mock is now available. We will be doing 2-3 mock drafts¬†per month leading¬†up until the NFL Draft in April. (Photo courtesy of SD Dirk) 1. DETROIT LIONS,¬†MATTHEW STAFFORD, QB, GEORGIA (6-2 235 lbs) – I really do not believe that either Stafford or Bradford is worthy of the top selection in this year‚Äôs draft, but the Lions need at the position is probably going to force them into the selection. Stafford has the big arm and is probably the safer pick at this point. With that said, both Bradford and Stafford are not definitely entering the draft. If (and I don‚Äôt see this happening) both Stafford and Bradford remain in school for another season there is not a quarterback worthy of the top selection. Two other options for the Lions are to either address the offensive line by drafting Andre Smith or Michael Oher, or they couldRead More »
Detroit Lions WR Roy Williams an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and is on the trade market according to multiple reports. The Lions asking price is high but that hasn‚Äôt stopped teams from inquiring. The Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears have inquired about the talented wide out, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned. The Lions are believed to be seeking a 1st and 3rd round pick in return for Williams. Some expect the Lions asking price to drop but they could franchise Williams and look to move him in the off-season. The trade deadline is OCT 14
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had an extensive meeting with his offensive coaches yesterday. Roethlisberger doesn‚Äôt believe the coaching staff and players were on the same page Sunday afternoon against the Eagles. The Steelers rank dead last in completions to running backs. During OTA‚Äôs Insiders raved about Mewelde Moore‚Äôs ability to catch the ball out of the back field and some even compared him to Kevin Faulk. With Willie Parker sidelined it will be interesting to see if the Steelers utilize Moore in the passing game.