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Koopa
09-14-2005, 08:22 PM
STEELERS RB WILLIE PARKER, COLTS LB GARY BRACKETT &

JAGUARS K JOSH SCOBEE NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 1



Steelers running back WILLIE PARKER, linebacker GARY BRACKETT of the Indianapolis Colts and kicker JOSH SCOBEE of the Jacksonville Jaguars are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played on NFL Kickoff 2005 Weekend (September 8, 11-12), the NFL announced today.



OFFENSE: RB WILLIE PARKER, PITTSBURGH STEELERS

? The Steelers? Parker, in his first-career NFL start, was the league?s top rusher of Kickoff Weekend to help Pittsburgh upend Tennessee, 34-7. The 5-10, 209-pounder gained 161 yards on 22 carries (7.3-yard average) with a touchdown and also caught one pass for 48 yards. With his team ahead 27-7, a coaching decision was made to remove Parker from the game with 4:18 remaining in the third quarter. A rookie free agent in 2004, Parker?s rushing total was the highest by a Steelers player in Heinz Field?s five-year history.

In his second year from North Carolina, Parker is the second Steelers running back to earn Player of the Week honors in the past 10 weeks (JEROME BETTIS, Wk. 9, 2004).

http://www.steelers.com/article/57026/

BlitzburghRockCity
09-14-2005, 09:39 PM
Very well deserved.. Congrats Willie !! Damn his first NFL start in 2005 and he gains 200+ total yards, scores points, outruns everybody, gains the starting job, and gets player of the week :cheers:

SteelProven
09-14-2005, 10:39 PM
These next 2 games will determine what kind of player W. Parker really is. Each week the defense against the run has gotten a little better.

Week 1 Titans against the run Top 20
Week 2 Texans against the run Top 15
Week 3 Patriots against the run Top 10

So by the bye week if W. Parker has started all these games we'll have a better understanding of what kind of back we have amongst us.

SteelR1
09-14-2005, 10:56 PM
These next 2 games will determine what kind of player W. Parker really is. Each week the defense against the run has gotten a little better.

Week 1 Titans against the run Top 20
Week 2 Texans against the run Top 15
Week 3 Patriots against the run Top 10

So by the bye week if W. Parker has started all these games we'll have a better understanding of what kind of back we have amongst us.


Terrific Post, thanks for the insight info...

+1 for ya,,


Come on Willie,

BB2W
09-14-2005, 11:08 PM
This was great, and well deserved.... I mean, he is the NFL's leading rusher. :alcohol:

bigbensgirl7
09-14-2005, 11:54 PM
He definately deserved the award...GO FAST WILLIE!

BlitzburghRockCity
09-15-2005, 12:02 AM
These next 2 games will determine what kind of player W. Parker really is. Each week the defense against the run has gotten a little better.

Week 1 Titans against the run Top 20
Week 2 Texans against the run Top 15
Week 3 Patriots against the run Top 10

So by the bye week if W. Parker has started all these games we'll have a better understanding of what kind of back we have amongst us.


Very well said.. rep points out to you. If Willie can keep churning out the yardage for us the running plays he rips off will look more like passes w/ how quick he gets upfield on those bursts !!

clevestinks
09-15-2005, 03:45 AM
Awesome! Respect is good!

Ambridge
09-15-2005, 04:50 AM
Great job Willie!!
Hopefully that's the first of several POTW awards he'll get this season.
:chug:

SteelersWyo
09-15-2005, 06:34 AM
Like I needed some group of writers to tell me Willie was the one! Puhlease!!

Prosdo
09-15-2005, 11:22 AM
Congrats to Willie! He definitely deserved this one. Great way to kick of this season!

ironcitychef
09-16-2005, 12:02 AM
So glad I told all my Florida friends to take Parker on their FF teams. They loved me week one.

bigbensgirl7
09-16-2005, 07:21 AM
So glad I told all my Florida friends to take Parker on their FF teams. They loved me week one.
I know...I told a couple of my friends (that aren't in any of my leagues of course) to take him...they were shocked when I was right! :smile:

Blitzburgh55
09-16-2005, 05:29 PM
run wille run he leads the league in rushing

clevestinks
09-19-2005, 06:44 PM
Troy ought to be getting some of thei action this week, wouldnt you think?

Black-n-Gold
09-19-2005, 06:53 PM
He was all over the field, he deserves it hands down..