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Aussie_steeler
08-13-2008, 06:52 AM
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Five questions with ... Aaron Smith
August 11, 2008 4:30 PM Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Recently we caught up with Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith to discuss, among other things, his alma mater and what a biceps tear feels like.

1. As a 10-year veteran, how hard is it to make it through a decade in this league?

Aaron Smith: It's hard at first just trying to learn the game. Then once you figure out the game, it's hard to get your body right to play the game. It is difficult. I'd say it takes four years to figure out how to play. That's around the time you realize that you belong in the league.

2. Do you feel age concerns with the defensive line are legit or overrated?

AS: I think it's overrated. Like I tell everybody else, 30 is the new 20, you know (laughs). But we have a lot of depth as opposed to a lot of teams, and it's a lot of mature depth. So we don't have to take 80 snaps a game. We can rotate and bring guys in and out.

3. What is your college, the University of Northern Colorado, best known for?

AS: What is it known for? That's an interesting question. Well, I would probably say it's a good teaching school. It's a small Division II school, and it's not really a whole lot more to say about it, other than it's a good teaching school.

4. Who is your favorite NFL player to watch that's not on your team?

AS: Bryant Young. He was my favorite player. He just retired, but I liked his motor. He played hard and had good technique day in and day out.

5. You tore your biceps last season. Describe what that feels like.

AS: It feels like getting shot with a gun. It's a burning, painful sensation. Every time I tried to use my arm, it felt like someone was digging a knife in my arm. It curled up to here (points to upper arm). I have a picture of it from the game. I tore it in the first quarter and played the rest of the game on it. I have a picture of me running and you can see it's all curled up.



Smith has a pretty good motor and not bad techique as well.

19ward86
08-13-2008, 11:58 AM
That is the thing i love about Smith, he never quits.

tony hipchest
08-13-2008, 12:27 PM
nasty! i wanna see that picture of his bicep coiled up like a snake!

nice interview, but its obvious aaron is out of touch and dumb as a box of rocks. dont he listen to the fans and pundints? steelers d-line has no depth whatsoever, and theres no way it should take anybody more than a year to learn the game, let alone 4.

:rolleyes: (great insightful answers to 4 and 5)

Edman
08-13-2008, 12:35 PM
Now if only the other A.Smith gets his act together.

wootawnee
08-13-2008, 04:07 PM
Hey Tony Hipchest........How long you think it took Bradshaw to figure it out(5Years).......What about Bill Cowher....Longer Than 4 years.......

Ya see in the workin man's world(blue collar), for example an iron worker,you usually are an apprentice for 4 years......There is alot of things going on that you cannot learn right away.....Cause you gotta learn through the experience........And when I say the experience, I mean the actual act of doing it.........This take alot of time cause not only does someone have to show you the way, ...you have to learn the way by doing it with their supervision, and this may happen several times until you are competent to do it yourself........After years of learning all the in's and out's you can go out and work without questioning yourself or anything you do............This my friend is when you become a... "JOURNEYMAN"......

The Pittsburgh Steelers always was and hopefully always be a workingman's team......This is what makes them so tough.......They were tough when they lost all those years.....And the Steelers are still tough now....

If you wanna stand by those comments about being "out of touch" and "dumb as a box of rocks", go be a Cowboys fan......Cause it sounds just like what Hollywood Henderson said back in the 70's about Bradshaw "not being able to spell cat if you spotted him the c and t"......

Now we all know whose nose got bloodied after that........So stop puttin down the workinman.......Cause without us you wouldn't eat.....You wouldn't drive on a paved road.......You wouldn't have all those bridges to cross......You wouldn''t have a house to sleep in........And you wouldn't have the Steelers to watch........

Texasteel
08-13-2008, 05:02 PM
Smith may not have to line up for every play, but he better be in there for most of them.

lilyoder6
08-13-2008, 05:07 PM
as long as he destroys his opp. when he is in there i'm fine w/ it..

tony hipchest
08-13-2008, 05:50 PM
Hey Tony Hipchest........How long you think it took Bradshaw to figure it out(5Years).......What about Bill Cowher....Longer Than 4 years.......

Ya see in the workin man's world(blue collar), for example an iron worker,you usually are an apprentice for 4 years......There is alot of things going on that you cannot learn right away.....Cause you gotta learn through the experience........And when I say the experience, I mean the actual act of doing it.........This take alot of time cause not only does someone have to show you the way, ...you have to learn the way by doing it with their supervision, and this may happen several times until you are competent to do it yourself........After years of learning all the in's and out's you can go out and work without questioning yourself or anything you do............This my friend is when you become a... "JOURNEYMAN"......

The Pittsburgh Steelers always was and hopefully always be a workingman's team......This is what makes them so tough.......They were tough when they lost all those years.....And the Steelers are still tough now....

If you wanna stand by those comments about being "out of touch" and "dumb as a box of rocks", go be a Cowboys fan......Cause it sounds just like what Hollywood Henderson said back in the 70's about Bradshaw "not being able to spell cat if you spotted him the c and t"......

Now we all know whose nose got bloodied after that........So stop puttin down the workinman.......Cause without us you wouldn't eat.....You wouldn't drive on a paved road.......You wouldn't have all those bridges to cross......You wouldn''t have a house to sleep in........And you wouldn't have the Steelers to watch........

obvious blatant sarcasm - 1

wootawnee - 0

:busted: gotcha!

Hapa
08-13-2008, 07:52 PM
How does he know what it feels like to get shot by a gun?

They got the wrong Smith. HE's the thug, not anthony :sofunny:

Sharkissle29
08-13-2008, 09:08 PM
How does he know what it feels like to get shot by a gun?

They got the wrong Smith. HE's the thug, not anthony :sofunny:

Thats exactly what i was thinking lol

Dynasty
08-13-2008, 10:35 PM
smith is a badass, to play with a torn bicep would be crazy.

Steelman16
08-14-2008, 01:58 AM
smith is a badass, to play with a torn bicep would be crazy.

Yeah, I can't even imagine it...it musta hurt like hell, but he played it out anyway. Tough dude. :hatsoff:

Haiku_Dirtt
08-14-2008, 02:44 AM
Hey Tony Hipchest........How long you think it took Bradshaw to figure it out(5Years).......What about Bill Cowher....Longer Than 4 years.......

Ya see in the workin man's world(blue collar), for example an iron worker,you usually are an apprentice for 4 years......There is alot of things going on that you cannot learn right away.....Cause you gotta learn through the experience........And when I say the experience, I mean the actual act of doing it.........This take alot of time cause not only does someone have to show you the way, ...you have to learn the way by doing it with their supervision, and this may happen several times until you are competent to do it yourself........After years of learning all the in's and out's you can go out and work without questioning yourself or anything you do............This my friend is when you become a... "JOURNEYMAN"......

The Pittsburgh Steelers always was and hopefully always be a workingman's team......This is what makes them so tough.......They were tough when they lost all those years.....And the Steelers are still tough now....

If you wanna stand by those comments about being "out of touch" and "dumb as a box of rocks", go be a Cowboys fan......Cause it sounds just like what Hollywood Henderson said back in the 70's about Bradshaw "not being able to spell cat if you spotted him the c and t"......

Now we all know whose nose got bloodied after that........So stop puttin down the workinman.......Cause without us you wouldn't eat.....You wouldn't drive on a paved road.......You wouldn't have all those bridges to cross......You wouldn''t have a house to sleep in........And you wouldn't have the Steelers to watch........

Hey! Back off Tony. I agree with the workingman angle. Well. No. They play a game for a living. "Dumb as a box of rocks" I thought was a departure from football into politics but sadly all avenues have sadly left us dumb and holding rocks. UGLY rocks.

Preacher
08-14-2008, 02:49 AM
obvious blatant sarcasm - 1

wootawnee - 0

:busted: gotcha!

Once again...

it would be a big help!!

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Galax Steeler
08-14-2008, 04:13 AM
I like Aaron alot he is a tough guy and a good player nice read.

SteelMember
08-14-2008, 08:54 AM
nasty! i wanna see that picture of his bicep coiled up like a snake!

nice interview, but its obvious aaron is out of touch and dumb as a box of rocks. dont he listen to the fans and pundints? steelers d-line has no depth whatsoever, and theres no way it should take anybody more than a year to learn the game, let alone 4.

:rolleyes: (great insightful answers to 4 and 5)

I don't know if he can spell pundits, but if he sees him, he's gonna beat his a$$.:chuckle:

Blitzburgh_Fever
08-14-2008, 10:52 AM
The man is a beast, truly worthy of wearing that B&G uniform. :tt03:

It's so awesome to be a fan of an organization so classy, tough, and historical as the Steelers. I'm 90m from Indy and 120m from Cinci...I could've been a fan of a town-hopping, noise-pumping team (just kidding indy, you know I love you) or a jail-loving, Cris Collinsworth-having team (no apologies, I hate the Bengals). The Steelers are my Obi-Wan Kenobi! :tt02:

SteelerFanInCA
08-14-2008, 03:51 PM
It sounds like Aaron is all healed up and ready to go. Looking forward to his return to the starting lineup.

We sure did miss his presence towards the end of last season.

Alva Lord
08-14-2008, 05:04 PM
We better pray that the front three stay healthy all season, especially Aaron Smith. We saw what happened when Smith went down last year. They couldn't stop the run. Let's not fool ourselves. If he does go down with an injury again they're still going to have to insert either Eason or Kirschke like they did last year. Those two are nothing more than speed bumps.

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