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09-29-2007, 04:03 AM
Notebook: Steelers ready for Cardinals' Boldin
By John Harris
Saturday, September 29, 2007

? The Steelers are preparing for the worst -- that Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin, who did not practice this week with a hip injury and is listed as doubtful, will play Sunday. "Anquan is a physical receiver. They use him like a Hines Ward, like a (Antwaan) Randle El. He's a special guy," cornerback Ike Taylor said. "The paper might say he runs a 4.6, 4.7, but on the field he's running, getting past people, getting open. We don't determine what they say on paper. We watch the tape and determine. On tape he's a hell of a player." Boldin leads Arizona with 22 catches for 286 yards and three touchdowns. Thirteen of his catches have resulted in first downs. "He plays hard every play. Whenever he gets the ball in his hands, he tries to score. He's been making plays since Day One," said cornerback Bryant McFadden, who was Boldin's teammate at Florida State.
? Tackle Trai Essex returned to practice yesterday after sitting out Thursday with an ankle injury.

? Rookie tight end Matt Spaeth (quadriceps), who didn't practice all week, is doubtful and likely will miss his second consecutive game. Cornerback Ricardo Colclough (back) didn't practice this week and is listed as doubtful. He likely will be inactive for the fourth consecutive game.

? Former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis visited the team's South Side facility.

? For the second time in three weeks, coach Mike Tomlin was named the Motorola NFL Coach of the Week. The award is selected by voters on nfl.com.

6 - Special teams tackles for rookie linebacker Lawrence Timmons, which leads the team.

09-29-2007, 05:42 AM
I remember a few years back we had to play against these recievers in the preseason and they killed us. I hope that we are more prepared for this game, because this game we are gonna see these WR's the whole game not just a few series.