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tony hipchest
12-15-2008, 05:05 PM
and you wont hear me boo-hooing about not facing the titans at full strength.

i'd much rather be playing with ben and willie at full strength. any advantage that gets us homefield is alright by me.

Burghfan58
12-15-2008, 05:18 PM
Any word on Len"whale" White?

SteelCityKing
12-15-2008, 05:31 PM
awwww no...BOO HOO!!! haha!!!

HometownGal
12-15-2008, 05:48 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that.

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~ugsem/pinocchio.PNG


NOT!

Sorry - I lied.

MACH1
12-15-2008, 05:59 PM
Good, anything that helps get us homefield.

El-Gonzo Jackson
12-15-2008, 06:16 PM
Any word on Len"whale" White?

I wanna see somebody light him up. Maybe Clark will get a nice run at him for a tackle and sit his pudgy a$$ down.

SteelCityMan786
12-15-2008, 06:19 PM
I'm very sorry to hear that.

http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~ugsem/pinocchio.PNG


NOT!

Sorry - I lied.

Didn't Gappeto teach you better?? lol. :sofunny:

tyler289
12-15-2008, 06:20 PM
Huge 2 losses for them. This definitely helps our chances.

steelpride12
12-15-2008, 06:21 PM
Huge plus for our run game as well as the OL. Willie and MeMo should find running room to pound the rock as well Ben should have extra time against the pass rush as long as Colon or Starks can control Kearse.

bradness113
12-15-2008, 06:25 PM
link?

Shoes
12-15-2008, 06:29 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/12/15/titans.ap/index.html

KeiselPower99
12-15-2008, 07:50 PM
Might be able to run the ball this week.

chrisjohnson
12-15-2008, 10:52 PM
jevon kearse and tony brown have been great lately, so we should still do decent stopping your run.

chrisjohnson

mesaSteeler
12-15-2008, 11:13 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3771600

Haynesworth, Vanden Bosch to miss final regular-season games
By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If the Tennessee Titans are going to pressure Ben Roethlisberger or Peyton Manning in their last two regular-season games, they're going to have to do it without their two top defensive linemen.

Albert Haynesworth and Kyle Vanden Bosch are out until the playoffs, coach Jeff Fisher said at his Monday press conference.

Haynesworth suffered a MCL sprain of his left knee when his leg was pinned and rolled on late in Sunday's loss in Houston.

Vanden Bosch didn't play Sunday and missed three games and the bulk of two others earlier this season with a groin injury. He's having surgery to repair muscle that Fisher said was injured last week against the Cleveland Browns.

The Titans have already secured a first-round bye in the playoffs and Fisher said he expects both linemen, Pro Bowlers last season, to be ready for that divisional-round game on Jan. 10 or 11.

"I look at this as good news, we're expected to have them both back for the playoffs," Fisher said.

Fisher said Haynesworth's injury is oftentimes a 10-day to two-week recovery, "so there is no doubt in our mind that he'll be back." Vanden Bosch's specialist shared similar optimism, Fisher said.

Tennessee hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday and then finishes the regular season in Indianapolis. The Titans have a one-game lead atop the AFC over the Steelers and with a win can lock up the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage for the AFC Championship Game if they advance to it.

Haynesworth's injury means the Titans are down to two healthy defensive tackles in Tony Brown and Jason Jones and will need to add depth. Kevin Vickerson has two games remaining on a four-game suspension for a violation of the league's policy against steroid and performance enhancers.

The Titans have tackle Amon Gordon and end Charles Bennett on their practice squad. End Dave Ball can also help out with snaps at tackle.

Paul Kuharsky covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

Avoid Lloyd95
12-15-2008, 11:48 PM
I think we'll match up well with them, I'd be shocked if they run on us (which is what they try to do 1st) and don't see Collins beating us. I don't think their D is in the same class as the rats, even when they're healthy

I'm going to the game and am really excited to see how the nation infultrates their stadium. I don't think the fact they're having a good year will make that much of a difference and I expect at least 20% steeler fans in the crowd since this is the only midwest/midsouth away game available.

Steeldude
12-16-2008, 01:02 AM
if the steelers beat the titans, i hope they rest their starters(most) for the cleveland game.

i would like to see more of russell, sweed, timmons and essex. let anthony smith play in place of polamalu.

basically the steelers get two weeks of rest if they win next week. hopefully they remain focused during that layoff.

tony hipchest
12-16-2008, 01:09 AM
if the steelers beat the titans, i hope they rest their starters(most) for the cleveland game.

i would like to see more of russell, sweed, timmons and essex. let anthony smith play in place of polamalu.

basically the steelers get two weeks of rest if they win next week. hopefully they remain focused during that layoff.i hate to get ahead of myself, but i think we would kick the shit of the browns with leftwich, russell/moore, sweed/washington, essex, spaeth, hoke, timmons, gay, mcfadden/townsend, smith/carter etc.

steelwall
12-16-2008, 01:35 AM
I don't think that Tomlin is the "let's stop now" kind of guy. I think he will attack the Titians in full force.

At least I hope so.

Jeff F.......kiss my ..... Well you know....

SteelCityKingsVP
12-16-2008, 02:12 AM
Big day for willie is all that means

jjpro11
12-16-2008, 02:22 AM
if the steelers beat the titans, i hope they rest their starters(most) for the cleveland game.

i would like to see more of russell, sweed, timmons and essex. let anthony smith play in place of polamalu.

basically the steelers get two weeks of rest if they win next week. hopefully they remain focused during that layoff.

i'd like to see ben and the offense get a quarter of work in. hopefully they will be able to move the ball on that pathetic defense and get some momentum going heading into the playoffs.. two weeks off is a long time and has bitten teams in the ass before. i dont think the defense would miss a beat if they rested the entire game though.

Edman
12-16-2008, 02:32 AM
There's no need to rest any starters for the Cleveland game. Make them play a half, maybe, but don't sit them the whole game. They have more than enough time to sit through Wildcard weekend and watch.

I hope Tomlin doesn't sit the starters should Pittsburgh beat Tennesee Sunday.

Galax Steeler
12-16-2008, 04:55 AM
I think Tomlin would play them atleast a half he is not the let up guy as someone mentioned above they need to keep there momentum up heading into the playoffs.

Hammer Of The GODS
12-16-2008, 06:50 AM
The only way the starters should sit is if they are beating the clowns enough to sit the starters. There is no point in beating the Titans if your gonna lose against the clowns. Not saying backups would lose but its still a must win game to hold on to homefield. Besides the clowns would LOVE to pee on our post season!