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SteelFan4Life
09-29-2008, 11:38 PM
Wow...

Parker was already out...

Mendenhall goes down... Davis goes down...

Any updates on their injuries as they were both carted off??

Are we down just to Moore now? :banging:

MDSteel15
09-29-2008, 11:39 PM
Just Moore with no one else in the well. Looks bleek!!!

Stylez1877
09-29-2008, 11:44 PM
Mend went down also?? WHAT THE profanityfilterprofanityfilterprofanityfilterprofa nityfilter atleast penguins start soon. Willie get well soon.

millwalldavey
09-29-2008, 11:46 PM
Give it to McHugh!

MDSteel15
09-30-2008, 12:02 AM
Could bring back Russell..... just a thought if Willie isn't back next week!

ajs8207
09-30-2008, 12:04 AM
Could bring back Russell..... just a thought if Willie isn't back next week!

He's already on the practice squad. I don't see why not.

Sharkissle29
09-30-2008, 12:29 AM
our bye cant come anytime sooner. good thing we only have one more week

randy06
09-30-2008, 12:34 AM
mendenhall and simmons done for the season

MACH1
09-30-2008, 12:34 AM
Coach Tomlin just announced that Mendenhall has a fractured shoulder. :banging:

Preacher
09-30-2008, 12:35 AM
mendenhall and simmons done for the season

Where did you hear that from?

Sharkissle29
09-30-2008, 12:35 AM
this is horrible news.

HereWeGoSteelers219
09-30-2008, 12:36 AM
Injuries are really killing us. Welcome back Gary Russell.

stillers4me
09-30-2008, 12:36 AM
oh.........shhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttt!

jjpro11
09-30-2008, 12:37 AM
aw.. god damnit.

augustashark
09-30-2008, 12:37 AM
Shaun Alexander? We need to find someone.

jjpro11
09-30-2008, 12:37 AM
wheres the dookie?

ShutDown24
09-30-2008, 12:38 AM
wheres the dookie?

Sitting by his phone praying

randy06
09-30-2008, 12:38 AM
cedric benson?

Godfather
09-30-2008, 12:39 AM
Justin Vincent is also on the practice squad. Might as well grab him since we already have him.

Anyone who's available right now is available for a reason.

Preacher
09-30-2008, 12:39 AM
Man this is horrible...

though I wil lsay this. I am happy to face this NOW...r ather than going into to playoffs like last year.

RunWillieRun
09-30-2008, 12:39 AM
can anybody confirm this?

Steelman16
09-30-2008, 12:39 AM
Dang. Tough luck Mendy, I thought he looked really good too.

Wow, we're extremely thin at runningback. Big Ben better his crud together, or this offense might struggle.

X-Terminator
09-30-2008, 12:40 AM
Unfortunately, karma came back to bite Mendy in the shoulder after that text message that got sent around. :doh:

Looks like the Steelers are going to be checking the FA/waiver wire starting early this morning.

tony hipchest
09-30-2008, 12:41 AM
Shaun Alexander? We need to find someone.im down for this.

freaking rats were trying to roll mendes shoulder everytime they touched him.

RunWillieRun
09-30-2008, 12:41 AM
Sucks that Mendy goes out in his first start

fansince'76
09-30-2008, 12:41 AM
Any word on Carey Davis?

X-Terminator
09-30-2008, 12:41 AM
can anybody confirm this?

Mike Tomlin said it on the post-game press conference - fractured shoulder. His season is over.

jjpro11
09-30-2008, 12:42 AM
cedric benson?

benson is worthless. i'd rather bring back davenport.

RunWillieRun
09-30-2008, 12:42 AM
Any word on Carey Davis?

sprained ankle

Sharkissle29
09-30-2008, 12:42 AM
Shaun Alexander? We need to find someone.

this could be a good move. alexander seems like he really wants to play and could bring something for us.

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
09-30-2008, 12:42 AM
whats Kuhn doin these days??

RunWillieRun
09-30-2008, 12:42 AM
Mike Tomlin said it on the post-game press conference - fractured shoulder. His season is over.

Thanks.

43Hitman
09-30-2008, 12:43 AM
Also Simmons has an achilles and is IR

Atlanta Dan
09-30-2008, 12:43 AM
Where did you hear that from?

Post=game press conference

Edman
09-30-2008, 12:44 AM
Karma for sending a text message that he didn't send? Come on, X.

Tough luck for Mendy.

X-Terminator
09-30-2008, 12:45 AM
Karma for sending a text message that he didn't send? Come on, X.

Tough luck for Mendy.

He didn't? I didn't hear that story, sorry. I assumed he did.

EDIT: I just read your post in the Mendenhall thread. I take back what I said. Regardless, it's an unfortunate injury.

Big7BenHOF
09-30-2008, 12:46 AM
Damnit! Never got a chance to wear my Mendenhall jersey.

The Duke
09-30-2008, 12:46 AM
whats Kuhn doin these days??

I think he's in canton :chuckle:

MACH1
09-30-2008, 12:48 AM
I think he's in canton :chuckle:

:toofunny:

BIGBENFASTWILLIE
09-30-2008, 12:51 AM
Shawn Alexander
Chris Brown
there my top two options to back up parker

Hopefully we could find a nice undrafted rookie that wants to make a name for himself

jjpro11
09-30-2008, 12:53 AM
any unhappy running backs out there buried on the depth chart looking for a trade?

HometownGal
09-30-2008, 12:54 AM
Karma for sending a text message that he didn't send? Come on, X.

Tough luck for Mendy.

I have to agree, sadly. XT - that was a little rough. :whip:

X-Terminator
09-30-2008, 12:56 AM
I have to agree, sadly. XT - that was a little rough. :whip:

I already edited my last post and took back what I said. I didn't know the story was made up at the time.

hizmi
09-30-2008, 01:15 AM
That's a real shame...never a good thing to lose out on a year of development, especially when Parker is banged up as well.

Sharkissle29
09-30-2008, 01:18 AM
any unhappy running backs out there buried on the depth chart looking for a trade?

lets get hester from the chargers....

ajs8207
09-30-2008, 01:25 AM
lets get hester from the chargers....

I doubt he'd be traded

RoethlisBURGHer
09-30-2008, 01:38 AM
This effen blows. He was looking good against a strong Ravens defense.

So with Willie out and Mendy on IR...who becomes our starter, Moore?

El-Gonzo Jackson
09-30-2008, 01:50 AM
Yeah, if Mendenhall is done for the season, that means Russel, Moore and maybe Davis play next week in JAX, then hopefully FWP is back.

Still gonna need a backup. Is Chris Brown really out there unsigned? I like Alexander, but think his days are done.

Also, do we have cap room to bring in anybody??

LVSteelersfan
09-30-2008, 01:53 AM
What does IR do to cap room? I never understood exactly how that all works. I assume even though players are on IR they still count against the cap.

Steeldude
09-30-2008, 01:55 AM
mendenhall is not accustomed to being hit. is it really a surprise that he was injured? his upright running style is a magnet for injuries.

if the O-line cannot open holes then it doesn't matter who is running the ball next week or any other week.

steelwall
09-30-2008, 03:38 AM
Is Davis the answer.....my opinion he's not so bad. But I feel the answer is obvious, 3 step drop, screen to Davis, quick slant.... in other words dink and dunk down the feild. Perhaps easier said than done, but don't give up on it if it doesnt work the first 1 or 2 series.

RoethlisBURGHer
09-30-2008, 03:42 AM
I can see us signing someone like Shaun Alexander. He may not be able to handle the full load, but team him with Moore and he'll do well I think.

I just don't think we can change up our offense because Parker is out for a few games (could be back after the bye week) and now we've lost Mendenhall for the season (which really pisses me off).

Preacher
09-30-2008, 04:23 AM
Well. The problem with davis is that he has a spranged ankle. I doubt he will do much running next week.

steeler dude
09-30-2008, 04:36 AM
:banging:how long is Mendenhall gonna be out ? i think parker will be out another 3 weeks or so ! what about davis ? M. Moore and G Russell ? i think no huddle for 60 min is the answer to the o-line problems

the_king_from_leon
09-30-2008, 05:16 AM
Mendenhall is now on the IR, so its just waiting to see how long Willie is going to be out......I thought Moore played fine for our 3rd string

the_king_from_leon
09-30-2008, 05:17 AM
Im just hoping that Willie can make it back....it was a problem with Rashard in college so its not the most shocking thing that he is injured, just a real shame that it was in his first full game!

Galax Steeler
09-30-2008, 05:31 AM
Hate to see Mendenhall on IR I thought he was going to be a handfull before season end.

Galax Steeler
09-30-2008, 05:36 AM
mendenhall is not accustomed to being hit. is it really a surprise that he was injured? his upright running style is a magnet for injuries.

if the O-line cannot open holes then it doesn't matter who is running the ball next week or any other week.

:jerkit:

chrismartin99
09-30-2008, 05:56 AM
Bring The Bus out of retirement...

Aussie_steeler
09-30-2008, 05:56 AM
Running Backs:

Shaun Alexander
Jackie Battle
Mike Bell
Tatum Bell
Nehemiah Broughton
Jameel Cook (FB)
Najeh Davenport
Ron Dayne
Adimchinobi Echemandu
Kyle Eckel
Ciatrick Fason
Boomer Grigsby (FB)
Kenton Keith
Corey McIntyre (FB)
Ryan Moats
Vernand Morency
Moran Norris (FB)
Artose Pinner
Andrew Pinnock (FB)
Gary Russell
Cecil Sapp (FB)
Musa Smith
LaBrandon Toefield
DeShawn Wynn
Dwayne Wright

http://www.draftdaddy.com/features/street.htm


This is the only street free agent list I could find. Not sure how reliable it is.

I wouldnt know where to start... Mike Bell???

stillers4me
09-30-2008, 06:24 AM
I'm hoping Willie will be back after the bye.

blkngld68
09-30-2008, 06:59 AM
i could see them bringing back Davenport,strictly due to being familar to the offense. Alexander could help hold the fort down.

GBMelBlount
09-30-2008, 07:09 AM
mendenhall is not accustomed to being hit. is it really a surprise that he was injured? his upright running style is a magnet for injuries.

if the O-line cannot open holes then it doesn't matter who is running the ball next week or any other week.

I agree. I think even Bettis only averaged about 3 yards per carry the year our line was questionable and we went 6-10. Play calling may be criticial at this point. We were absolutely stifled until we changed the tempo and Ben called his own plays. Hopefully we'll get it figured out.

steelpride12
09-30-2008, 07:12 AM
There are no reports now, but Tomlin in the press conference said Mendy has a fractured shoulder and is done for the season.
No reports on Simmons, and i think Davis will be ok.

steelpride12
09-30-2008, 07:13 AM
Its either we pick up a running back for the time being, but im sure Moore will get most of the carries since he has worked with this offense this season, but just for depth someone will get picked up.

The Duke
09-30-2008, 07:26 AM
i could see them bringing back Davenport,strictly due to being familar to the offense.

that's exactly what scares me

moore and russell won't be enough against the jags, they need someone. I see justin vincent getting promoted

IamTheSteelGod
09-30-2008, 08:20 AM
I think he's in canton :chuckle:

Canton??? Is that some Yank joke. Kuhn is with the Packers and doin well. Stupid to let him go.

Blitzburgh_Fever
09-30-2008, 08:21 AM
Canton??? Is that some Yank joke. Kuhn is with the Packers and doin well. Stupid to let him go.

I heard they're retiring his number at their next home game.

7/39/43
09-30-2008, 08:27 AM
That sucks about Rashard, Didn't really care for Davis,I hate Moore. Russel when he was there wasn't impressive.so now who Alexander is over the hill.

Mosca
09-30-2008, 08:31 AM
im down for this.

freaking rats were trying to roll mendes shoulder everytime they touched him.

No effin' way. A Steelers back has to block, and Alexander is famous for being a runner, not a complete player.

Mosca
09-30-2008, 08:34 AM
That sucks about Rashard, Didn't really care for Davis,I hate Moore. Russel when he was there wasn't impressive.so now who Alexander is over the hill.


Moore was the only back who made anything happen last night....

7/39/43
09-30-2008, 08:35 AM
Wonder if Noah Herron is still out there?

7/39/43
09-30-2008, 08:37 AM
Moore was the only back who made anything happen last night....

I know but that was late and all preseason even when he had the ball other times just never impressed me. seems like a slacker. sure the o-line blocking might help but he didn't run well it was was the bail out passes that made him look better than the others

X-Terminator
09-30-2008, 08:38 AM
That sucks about Rashard, Didn't really care for Davis,I hate Moore. Russel when he was there wasn't impressive.so now who Alexander is over the hill.

You did notice that it was Moore who stepped up and made some clutch catches that ultimately led to the GW FG, right?

Boomerang
09-30-2008, 08:40 AM
Moore will have to step up until Willie is ready and the playcalling will have to be a big part of managing the players we have available.

revefsreleets
09-30-2008, 10:05 AM
What's Barry Foster up to? Bam Morris?

Seriously, we'll bring Russell up and sign an FA, and Parker will have to come back a week or two early. We'll be okay with Russell, Davis, Moore and a FA to be named later until FWP is 100%.

Steeldude
09-30-2008, 10:20 AM
Nice real nice.:blah:


really informative :thumbsup:

Steeldude
09-30-2008, 10:25 AM
:jerkit:

:pw:

Tankus_Maximus
09-30-2008, 10:41 AM
I thought Moore played his a ss off last night.

Galax Steeler
09-30-2008, 03:56 PM
:pw:

Call it what you want you haven't had any thing positive to say about this team all year and you have been crying because we drafted Mendenhall in the first round yea why didn't we draft some one out of the second or third round in the first round that is why you set here and talk negative things about the team and people who post here maybe you should apply for a job with the front office being you know every thing about the draft.

IamTheSteelGod
09-30-2008, 04:09 PM
I reackon Mendenhall will turn into a future Staley.

Steelman16
09-30-2008, 04:15 PM
I reackon Mendenhall will turn into a future Staley.

I suppose by that same logic, every runningback who gets hurt for season is an immediate bust?

Not trying to be nasty, just would like folks to at least explain their thesis statements a little better.

Mendenhall will have his surgery, he'll hang with the Steelers the rest of the year, he'll work doubly hard in the offseason, and everything will be fine next year.

Parker broke his leg, and he was back at 100%. (yeah, so he bruised his knee. that has nothing to do with his prior surgery.)

Mendy will be fine. He's very young and will heal rapidly. If nothing else, it will give him a chip on his shoulder like the one Willie carries around.

HometownGal
09-30-2008, 04:16 PM
I reackon Mendenhall will turn into a future Staley.

And you are basing that on what, pray tell?

GBMelBlount
09-30-2008, 04:46 PM
Call it what you want you haven't had any thing positive to say about this team all year and you have been crying because we drafted Mendenhall in the first round yea why didn't we draft some one out of the second or third round in the first round that is why you set here and talk negative things about the team and people who post here maybe you should apply for a job with the front office being you know every thing about the draft.

Steeldude is knowledgeable and makes valid points that I generally agree with. He's being honest about what he believes. I don't see why you're bashing him just because he doesn't put pom pom smileys in all of his posts.

Welcome To Smashmouth
09-30-2008, 04:47 PM
I reackon Mendenhall will turn into a future Staley.

What a great way to view our brand new all-star talent. :doh: Please.

I say bring in Gary Russell off of the practice squad, that at least gives us Moore, Russell, and Davis. An extra RB or two signed could also help matters.

If I were to take a guess Parker should be alright as he is getting three straight weeks of rest (and only missing two games in the process.)

That Simmons injury hurts.

No offense, but to come out prounouncing to be the "SteelGod" and then turning your back on our 1st round pick after injury #1 is just a little, I dunno.....faithless???

Galax Steeler
09-30-2008, 05:07 PM
Steeldude is knowledgeable and makes valid points that I generally agree with. He's being honest about what he believes. I don't see why you're bashing him just because he doesn't put pom pom smileys in all of his posts.

I am not the one a bashing I have nothing against steeldude but he never has nothing good to say about our team its alway negative ever since we didn't draft an offensive lineman in the first round he has been very negative toward our team.

Steelman16
09-30-2008, 05:25 PM
I am not the one a bashing I have nothing against steeldude but he never has nothing good to say about our team its alway negative ever since we didn't draft an offensive lineman in the first round he has been very negative toward our team.

Ya know, you could take that up privately with him. So as to spare the rest of us from having to sift through threads to find the good meat.

:wink02:

Galax Steeler
09-30-2008, 05:55 PM
Ya know, you could take that up privately with him. So as to spare the rest of us from having to sift through threads to find the good meat.

:wink02:

Youre right steelman I apoligize for that and I am ready to get on with my posting.:drink:

IamTheSteelGod
09-30-2008, 06:01 PM
Tbh, it's just a hunch and I most certainly think if we would have had the chance to take Branden Albert we wouldnt have even been considering him. Give it a few seasons and we will see.

cubanstogie
09-30-2008, 06:05 PM
Tbh, it's just a hunch and I most certainly think if we would have had the chance to take Branden Albert we wouldnt have even been considering him. Give it a few seasons and we will see.

sounds to me like you haven't got past our draft this year.

Texasteel
09-30-2008, 06:32 PM
Tbh, it's just a hunch and I most certainly think if we would have had the chance to take Branden Albert we wouldnt have even been considering him. Give it a few seasons and we will see.

Why bring up Albert, we weren't within screeming distance of him. Infact a OT that I considers a 2nd round pick was taken before we picked in the 1st round.
To compare Mendenhall to Staley is totaly unfair, but then people said the same thing about Timmons last year.

steelpride12
09-30-2008, 06:57 PM
Rookies learn the hard way about preparing for the NFL, and how much of a tougher game than college. Sadly he learned against the best defense in the league.

Ozman58
09-30-2008, 07:00 PM
I watched mendenhall last year at Illinois and I was honestly surprised that we took him.

I think it hurts him more than the team ot be gone fro ma development standpoint. He really hadn;t done much since week 1.

That said I hope he is doing well.

cubanstogie
09-30-2008, 07:01 PM
Rookies learn the hard way about preparing for the NFL, and how much of a tougher game than college. Sadly he learned against the best defense in the league.

do you think Mendy was injured because he wasn't prepared?

steelpride12
09-30-2008, 07:02 PM
do you think Mendy was injured because he wasn't prepared?

No im just saying adjusting to the NFL is a big deal and going against the Ravens D for his first start does not help.

Steeldude
10-01-2008, 12:49 PM
mendenhall is going to be the next jim brown.

SteelMember
10-01-2008, 01:22 PM
mendenhall is going to be the next jim brown.

If he was, maybe we could get one of those cool afl championships we've heard so much about.

Steelman16
10-02-2008, 02:03 AM
If he was, maybe we could get one of those cool afl championships we've heard so much about.

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

9-5, where ya at?

millwalldavey
10-02-2008, 10:16 PM
Did anyone check him for puncture wounds?

MrHarrison92
10-02-2008, 10:49 PM
Brought back Davenport.......unfortunatly.

lilyoder6
10-02-2008, 11:10 PM
lol... thats funny mil.. ray ray was dancing a whole lot after that hit

NewFan55
10-19-2008, 08:08 AM
Give it to McHugh!

Damn good idea.