Mike Tomlin Press Conference Week 4 Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has announced Casey Hampton and Willie Parker will not play Monday night. Hampton is out with a groin strain and starting running back Willie Parker is out with a knee sprain. It is very likely that Parker will out for at least a couple weeks. More to come Injuries Out Casey Hampton ‚Äì groin strain Brett Keisel ‚Äì Calf Willie Parker ‚Äì Knee sprain. Week to Week ‚Äì Tomlin is not ready to say that Parker will be out for next week Donovan Woods Ben Roethlisberger will not be limited this week. He should be ready to go on Wednesday according to Tomlin. Tomlin‚Äôs take on the Eagles: 48 hours after Sunday‚Äôs performance: Tomlin‚Äôs mindset hasn‚Äôt changed. Tomlin told the media he failed to mention some positives after Sunday’s game. Defensively he says the Steelers were excellent. Overall theRead More »
Including the playoffs, Pittsburgh has allowed 49 sacks in its last 13 games (Source: ESPN Research) The X-Rays on Ben Roethlisberger hand came back negative. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow. How did the Dallas Cowboys put up 40 points last week against the Eagles? Tony Romo was not sacked once compared to today‚Äôs game where Ben Roethlisberger was sacked 8 times. Romo used quick efficient passes to elude the Eagles pass rush but another factor was his offensive line controlled the Eagles blitz
The Eagles defense was on a mission this afternoon to put their performance from last Monday night behind them. The Philadelphia Eagles defense pressured all game and the Steelers offensive line failed to find a way to contain the Eagles blitzing schemes. The Eagles finished the game with 9 sacks and forced Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger out of the game late in the fourth quarter. Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb started the game 15-for-15 and the Eagles offense seemed poised for another 30+ game.
Week 3 has some great matchups but you will have to wait until later in the day on Sunday. Kansas City (0-2) at Atlanta (1-1) 1:00pm – The Chiefs are down to their third-string quarterback and Larry Johnson is not happy with his role on the team. Matt Ryan will not be facing a defense like Tampa Bay. Depaoli – Atlanta <> Tim – Atlanta Oakland (1-1)¬†at Buffalo (2-0)¬†1:00pm – Oakland rushed for 300 yards last week against Kansas City but they will face¬†the Bills¬†fifth-ranked defense who is giving up less than 250 yards per game. Trent Edwards has settled into the Bills ball-control offense which has let their defense and special teams control their two wins. Depaoli – Buffalo <> Tim – Buffalo Cincinnati (0-2)¬†at N.Y. Giants (2-0)¬†1:00pm – Cincinnati is a team in trouble. The Bengals dynamic offense is stuck in neutral with Carson Palmer passing for 228Read More »
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons is expected to see his playing time increase against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday afternoon. The Steelers have been designing packages where Timmons sort of acts like a spy to neutralize Eagles running back Brian Westbrook. With Brett Keisel out of action, it also expected that Timmons will be used a bit more on the outside during blitzing situations.
Tomlin and the coaching staff reviewed Sunday’s game. They were happy with the teams gritty performance. Pleased with the way the Steelers played in the trenches. Tomlin feels the Steelers were the more physical team. Tomlin’s take on the Eagles Tough road ahead on Sunday. Tomlin believes it starts with Donovan McNabb. Tomlin says McNabb is throwing the best deep ball in his career. The Steelers must find a way to contain McNabb. Tomlin also mentions Eagles defensive end Trent Cole as an dangerous player and Marvel Smith will have his work cut out for him again. Injuries Out Brett Keisel ‚Äì calf strain Donovan Woods ‚Äì hamstring Limited but are expected to play Ben Roethlisberger ‚Äì sore shoulder (AC Sprain) will be limited. Tomlin just met with Roethlisberger and Ben told him that his shoulder feels better this week compared to last week. That is very good news forRead More »
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced starting defensive end Brett Keisel will be sidelined for up to 2 months with a calf injury. Keisel suffered the injury in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reports Ben Roethlisberger will be bothered by a bummed shoulder for some time. photo courtesy of Inside Pittsburgh Sports