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Lambertfan
09-23-2008, 12:18 PM
Coach Tomlin just announced that Willie is out and will be week to week...also Casey and Bret Kiesel.are out for this game....Willie has a knee problem.

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-23-2008, 12:19 PM
Any link to this??

MACH1
09-23-2008, 12:20 PM
Crap. Whats wrong with him?

PalmerSteel
09-23-2008, 12:26 PM
oh boy. the ravens are some good ball batterers also. mendy, get your big boy pants on!

Lambertfan
09-23-2008, 12:27 PM
No link . I am watching his P C which just ended...He said Willie has a knee sprain...I am checking for links...just announced it around12:10 PM EST

PalmerSteel
09-23-2008, 12:29 PM
if this is true, and he is announcing out and its only tuesday? that cant be good.

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-23-2008, 12:35 PM
OK, gonna see what Mendenhall has got.

I expect to see Mendy, Moore and even Davis getting some carries and McHugh hopefully blocking.

At least he has all week to get some reps in. I'm actually excited to see Mendenhall featured, but hope Willie gets healthy soon.

Edman
09-23-2008, 12:43 PM
Well, this is where Mendenhall comes in. This is why we drafted him.

Fire Haley
09-23-2008, 12:45 PM
Did they sign Gary Russell back yet?

Dino 6 Rings
09-23-2008, 12:45 PM
It doesn't matter who the running back is if the Oline doesn't get its shiiiit together.

Dizzle43
09-23-2008, 12:53 PM
He had better hold on to that ball. We can not afford to have any turnovers.

MACH1
09-23-2008, 12:56 PM
Any link to this??

http://kdka.com/steelers/Willie.Parker.Tomlin.2.823541.html

Beauchamp
09-23-2008, 01:04 PM
Yeah, Gary Russel is still on the practice squad.

I just watched the conference with Tomlin and he says Mendenhal will be the main back. Although, he did not make it clear that Willie was going to be out the whole time.

Dino 6 Rings
09-23-2008, 01:06 PM
what does not kill me

only makes me stronger

GO STEELERS!

jjpro11
09-23-2008, 01:17 PM
the injuries are already starting to pile up.. jesus christ.

X-Terminator
09-23-2008, 01:23 PM
Wonderful :doh:

Oh well, it's time to see what Mendenhall is made of.

Dino 6 Rings
09-23-2008, 01:25 PM
Injuries now are better than late in the season...hopefully we can get through these next couple of games and refocus ourselves toward the ultimate goal.

My Sixth Ring.

cubanstogie
09-23-2008, 01:27 PM
Wonderful :doh:

Oh well, it's time to see what Mendenhall is made of.

nothing like throwing into the fire, first start against Ravens. Great test. We pretty much never run on them so nothing to lose. I think we win this game pretty easily. I feel a shutout.

Sharkissle29
09-23-2008, 01:28 PM
this is why i drafted mendy in my fantasy football. i think im gonna give him the nod over mcfadden

STEELtownHAVOX
09-23-2008, 01:30 PM
time for mendenhall to shine! get well soon willie.

tyler289
09-23-2008, 01:31 PM
I didn't expect Willie to contribute anyways, so at least we get to see how Mendenhall does.

FSUBoo
09-23-2008, 01:33 PM
http://news.steelers.com/article/96480/

that's the Steelers.com article about it.

steelreserve
09-23-2008, 01:39 PM
Good. Maybe now we can gain more than 1 yard per carry against any team with a decent defense. We certainly can't do much worse than last week.

headymessman86
09-23-2008, 02:03 PM
Everyone amps it up for the annual homecoming game against the Ravens.
Last year it was Silverback, this year, Mendenhall.

Carolina Steelers
09-23-2008, 02:16 PM
I agree we got Mendenall to spell Willie and give him some reps, but the main back this Monday will be a test this is not the Big 10 (LOL) Those Ratbirds will smell blood in the water this week they will be going for the strip on is first carry. Nothing Like making your first start on Monday Night Football against a division rival that is in 1st place. Lets see what hes got just in case Willie knee dosent get any better no need to rush him back

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-23-2008, 02:27 PM
this is why i drafted mendy in my fantasy football. i think im gonna give him the nod over mcfadden

Yeah, I saw McFadden got 42 yards on 14 carries last week. He had 1 big week vs KC and poor vs Bills.

Will be interesting to see, but I picked him to be a disappointment in the NFL. I think Mendy and Stewart will be better NFL backs......time to start seeing on Monday!!

Dodt
09-23-2008, 03:26 PM
this start will define him either as rush'um hard or fumble 'all.

The Duke
09-23-2008, 03:58 PM
he sucks anyway :rolleyes:

good luck to mendenhall. against the ravens D on your 1st start, ouch

SteelMember
09-23-2008, 04:02 PM
I wish they would have got someone to back him up...oh yeah.:doh:

Sharkissle29
09-23-2008, 04:09 PM
Yeah, I saw McFadden got 42 yards on 14 carries last week. He had 1 big week vs KC and poor vs Bills.

Will be interesting to see, but I picked him to be a disappointment in the NFL. I think Mendy and Stewart will be better NFL backs......time to start seeing on Monday!!

The thing i noticed with mendy last week, was he just runs like he smells blood. i dont know if you guys noticed the little time he was in, but i believe it was on the pass play he chipped a DE before going out and you could tell the DE really wasnt expecting the shot he got from the chip block. im so excited to see what he can bring for us, just hold onto the ball buddy.

moedap
09-23-2008, 04:11 PM
Yeah, I saw McFadden got 42 yards on 14 carries last week. He had 1 big week vs KC and poor vs Bills.

Will be interesting to see, but I picked him to be a disappointment in the NFL. I think Mendy and Stewart will be better NFL backs......time to start seeing on Monday!!

A dissappointment!? He only got 42 yards because just like the Eagles knew to blitz the hell out of us the Bills knew the Raiders have put the cuffs on their QB.

lilyoder6
09-23-2008, 04:12 PM
well in d mac's case he has a turf toe.. but let's go mendenhall and get better willie

43Hitman
09-23-2008, 04:21 PM
he sucks anyway :rolleyes:

good luck to mendenhall. against the ravens D on your 1st start, ouch

We shoulda traded him when we had the chance.:doh:

steelreserve
09-23-2008, 04:32 PM
We shoulda traded him when we had the chance.:doh:

Hey, that's the first thing I do in every franchise I start in Madden. Wasn't until this year that you could get anything more than maybe a 5th-round draft pick.

Avoid LLoyd1975
09-23-2008, 04:33 PM
he sucks anyway :rolleyes:

good luck to mendenhall. against the ravens D on your 1st start, ouch

Ben's first action as a rookie came against the Rat birds as well.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
09-23-2008, 05:56 PM
Well.... I guess we get to have a good look at Mendenhall...

bozz723
09-23-2008, 05:56 PM
He wouldn't have rushed for more than 50 yds anyway, A good week for him to be out.

stillers4me
09-23-2008, 06:00 PM
I guess taking a RB in the first round wasn't such a dumb move after all. :chuckle:

lilyoder6
09-23-2008, 06:04 PM
but we did just cut russell.. .. :o

Steelman16
09-23-2008, 06:12 PM
but we did just cut russell.. .. :o

Moore knows how to run. I'm not worried about our running personnel. Hopefully Mendy buckles his belt and shows why he was worth a 1st round pick.

Get well soon Willie! :tt02:

The Duke
09-23-2008, 06:37 PM
Ben's first action as a rookie came against the Rat birds as well.

yeah, and they lost IIRC.

I actually like he's playing them. go out there, get a couple of big hits on you, show us why you were a first round pick. he'll probably fumble or not be very successful, but he's gotta learn. hopefully he tears them up though

as for willie...get healthy soon :tt02:

stillers4me
09-23-2008, 06:49 PM
If we had taken a mediocre olineman in the first round, our o line would still suck, and Najeh would be starting on Monday night.

Now doesn't THAT make you all feel a little better. :chuckle:

The Duke
09-23-2008, 07:51 PM
If we had taken a mediocre olineman in the first round, our o line would still suck, and Najeh would be starting on Monday night.

Now doesn't THAT make you all feel a little better. :chuckle:

lol, yeah it does

steel striker
09-23-2008, 07:58 PM
It does bit the big one but, now we can see what Mendy can do. It is going to be tough but, we can't play block any worst than last week.

43Hitman
09-23-2008, 08:03 PM
If we had taken a mediocre olineman in the first round, our o line would still suck, and Najeh would be starting on Monday night.

Now doesn't THAT make you all feel a little better. :chuckle:


:sofunny: so true!

MasterOfPuppets
09-23-2008, 08:08 PM
i'm looking forward to seeing mendenhall getting more than a few carries.....it's been bugging the shit out of me watching other teams 1st rd backs ( jones, stewart,mcfadden,even the guy for the bears) finding success, while ours rarely touches the ball.

revefsreleets
09-23-2008, 08:27 PM
I hope he's been watching Willie. He's been running well this year, and VERY patient with his blockers.

lilyoder6
09-23-2008, 08:34 PM
i think if the o-line can block rashard should be able to run the ball

steelpride12
09-23-2008, 09:35 PM
I think thats why Parker only got 13 carries not because, but because of injury. Also i don't get why the Steelers are being quiet about his injury.

Second maybe Mendenhall can get some positive yards since over the years Parker averages 25 Yds a game against the Ratbirds, but Mendy is a strong more physical back who might be able to rack up the yards...interesting.

SteelersMongol
09-23-2008, 09:41 PM
i'm looking forward to seeing mendenhall getting more than a few carries.....it's been bugging the shit out of me watching other teams 1st rd backs ( jones, stewart,mcfadden,even the guy for the bears) finding success, while ours rarely touches the ball.

Yep. Maybe it will be a test like what happened in Ben's first year.

lilyoder6
09-23-2008, 09:58 PM
well i mean the others except for jones rly don't have a pro-bowl rb in ahead of them... be nice to see some rookie love towards mendenhall

BlackAndGold4Ever
09-23-2008, 10:24 PM
More bad news for my fantasy team, oh well wasn't expecting much outta wille this week anyway against the ratbirds D. Here we go Mendy! Show us what ya got

NV STEELERS 723
09-23-2008, 10:55 PM
I think its a good team for Rashard to play agaisnt...god knows Willie hasn't had too much success vs the ratbirds..Rashard is a bigger back,more of a punisher - so lets hope he can run over some LB's and get this offense clicking again..

Get well Fast Willie... we really need you this year!

Tankus_Maximus
09-23-2008, 11:49 PM
You're dead-on correct, Dino. Barry Sanders in his prime couldn't run with this O-line in front of him.

It doesn't matter who the running back is if the Oline doesn't get its shiiiit together.

fordfan485
09-24-2008, 12:22 AM
but we did just cut russell.. .. :o

he got resigned to the practice squad

Galax Steeler
09-24-2008, 04:23 AM
Lets go Mendenhall lets see why we drafted you in the firsts round I have been waiting for this day but I didn't want to see it due to an injury to Parker.

revefsreleets
09-24-2008, 12:22 PM
Hmmm...picking Mendy over some reach at OT sure looks a little bit wiser just this minute...