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BlitzburghRockCity
12-27-2005, 11:53 PM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/sports/steelerslive/s_408023.html

The possibility of the Steelers playing at New England in the first round of the AFC playoffs (provided the Steelers qualify) is growing stronger.
The Patriots would earn the No. 3 seed -- and play host to the sixth-seeded Steelers -- if they defeat Miami at home Sunday and if Cincinnati loses on the road to Kansas City.

The Bengals, who would host the Steelers if they beat the Chiefs, could struggle in Arrowhead Stadium, where Kansas City has won five consectutive games and is 6-1 for the season. Also conspiring against the Bengals is the loss of quarterback Carson Palmer, the No. 3 passer in the NFL, who will give way to backup Jon Kitna while he rests a groin injury. The Bengals are not playing their best football, evidenced by a 37-27 loss to Buffalo at home last weekend.

Moreover, the Chiefs could be playing for a playoff spot if San Diego loses to Denver on Saturday and the Steelers get upset by Detroit.

Koopa
12-27-2005, 11:56 PM
damn i hope we don't have to play them in the first round, i want us to play the bengals so we can be the ones to knock them out, i don't want the jags to have that pleasure

Prosdo
12-27-2005, 11:57 PM
I'm pretty happy playing either team. I wouldn't mind taking a shot at knocking either out.

Koopa
12-28-2005, 12:05 AM
if that bastard brady wasn't so damn clutch i wouldn't be so scared, but i think we can beat either team, i'm just more comfortable seeing the steelers play the bengals

Livinginthe past
12-28-2005, 06:13 AM
Miami normally save at least one big performance for the Patriots.

If you factor this in with the fact that Bruschi is unlikely to play and the NE starters may well be rested at some point - I think you have a fairly strong case for a Miami win.

Having said that, BB hates to lose a game...ANY game.

If Jax start to resemble a playoff team and beat Kansas then it all becomes irrelevant.

NM

steeler47
12-28-2005, 07:30 AM
Well first.....ballchick lies about injuries and the information he give's.Bruschi is hurt.Looks like he partially tore something or my have a slight break.but we'll never know until after the excuse's start flying for getting knocked out of the play-off's.
I WANT the patsie's.Prob. the STEELERS do to. THE STEELERS want to complete the downfall of ne.It's all about the GREATEST TEAM..The 70's STEELERS in NFL history. OUR STEELERS MUST remain THE GREATEST TEAM ever!!!!!
After being shutdown by the patsie's twice....you gota want them!!! http://www.steelreign.org/images/smiles/smiley_towel.gif

Thier ripe for the taking......ITS GO TIME !!!! http://www.steelreign.org/images/smiles/smiley_towel.gif http://www.steelreign.org/images/smiles/smiley_towel.gif http://www.steelreign.org/images/smiles/smiley_towel.gif
The ONLY blood that will be spilling will from the fans sliceing thier throat's .when the STEELERS take you down in shaving cream stadium and the realization that the run is done.
Bring on those politically correct brown noses.

Who's bitter ??lol

clevestinks
12-28-2005, 07:34 AM
Has there been any update on Teddy?

Bring on whoever! We have to beat them all anyway!

Suitanim
12-28-2005, 07:40 AM
I'm sure the Steelers will enjoy beating their first round opponent, regardless of who they are...

Atlanta Dan
12-28-2005, 07:56 AM
Boston Globe article this morning only describes Bruschi as having an "unspecified" leg injury but noted he walked after the game without assistance (meaning no crutches?)

My bet is he sits Sunday and is ready to go next weekend.

Bengals will lose Sunday; no Palmer, Chiefs may still have a remote shot at the playoffs, and it probably will be Vermeil's last game. Pats have every incentive to win, since a #3 seed keeps them from having to go to Indy until the AFC championship game (teams can always hope Indy loses its first playoff game) and New England certainly has had success against the Steelers.

I would prefer for the Steelers to play Cincy, but with all the breaks that were required to get to the playoffs over the last 3 weeks the Steelers will simply have to get it done in Foxboro.

In terms of playoff scheduling, my understanding is that CBS has the night game next Saturday. If it is Steelers-Pats and Bengals-Jax, CBS presumably will put the Steelers-Pats on Saturday night for better ratings. Side benefit will be the winner of that game getting an extra day of rest before the next round.

Steel - X
12-28-2005, 08:03 AM
I think I would rather play Cincy because there run defense is suspect. But I am with the majority I will like to be in the playoffs and win them all. Bring on everyone!!

Livinginthe past
12-28-2005, 09:06 AM
I really think that the Pats would much prefer to get Indy in the divisonal round.

I would rather catch the Colts cold when they haven't had a proper game for 4 weeks than letting them warm up against another playoff team.

Jax(W.C).,...Indy(DIV)....Pittsburgh(CONF) is ideal for me - its the most likely way the Pats will get to host the AFCCG - unless the Jags go all the way.

I doubt we will get anymore updates on Tedy before the first playoff game - BB wont give up that info to let anyone game plan for his inclusion/exclusion...and why should he?

As a side note - Bruschi walked unaided to the team bus with only a slight limp - he seemed pretty happy but refused to answer questions regarding the injury - which im sure surprises no-one.

NM

clevestinks
12-28-2005, 09:16 AM
I really think that the Pats would much prefer to get Indy in the divisonal round.

I would rather catch the Colts cold when they haven't had a proper game for 4 weeks than letting them warm up against another playoff team.

Jax(W.C).,...Indy(DIV)....Pittsburgh(CONF) is ideal for me - its the most likely way the Pats will get to host the AFCCG - unless the Jags go all the way.

I doubt we will get anymore updates on Tedy before the first playoff game - BB wont give up that info to let anyone game plan for his inclusion/exclusion...and why should he?

As a side note - Bruschi walked unaided to the team bus with only a slight limp - he seemed pretty happy but refused to answer questions regarding the injury - which im sure surprises no-one.

NM
Good point about catching the Colts cold! Like I said as a possible 6th seed we have no chance for a home game. So line them up! We`ll play them in order!

SteelCityMan786
12-28-2005, 10:31 AM
I really think that the Pats would much prefer to get Indy in the divisonal round.

I would rather catch the Colts cold when they haven't had a proper game for 4 weeks than letting them warm up against another playoff team.

Jax(W.C).,...Indy(DIV)....Pittsburgh(CONF) is ideal for me - its the most likely way the Pats will get to host the AFCCG - unless the Jags go all the way.

I doubt we will get anymore updates on Tedy before the first playoff game - BB wont give up that info to let anyone game plan for his inclusion/exclusion...and why should he?

As a side note - Bruschi walked unaided to the team bus with only a slight limp - he seemed pretty happy but refused to answer questions regarding the injury - which im sure surprises no-one.

NM

LITP I like your path except 1 problem. The only way you play us in the AFC Championship Game is if we go to indy(Lowest Seed goes To Indy) 2nd highest goes to Denver.

steeler47
12-28-2005, 11:30 AM
I doubt we will get anymore updates on Tedy before the first playoff game - BB wont give up that info to let anyone game plan for his inclusion/exclusion...and why should he?

As a side note - Bruschi walked unaided to the team bus with only a slight limp - he seemed pretty happy but refused to answer questions regarding the injury - which im sure surprises no-one.

NM

Well on the first note..isnt it a NFL league rule that the Injury Report must be given.And that means the REAL inj. report.Its called ETHICS.Oh I'm sorry this is the The all america propaganda team.what am I thinking..??

Second...hell I could act that long.just to get to my ride!!!He's hurt and he'll be hurt the rest of the season.It WILL affect him and his team.He broke or tore something..simple as that.The leg just does not bend that way.and by the way,did you see him try to run or put weight on it after....ok.now can you recall in your viewing nfl history that when a player's leg is broke or somethings torn and they try to put weight on it..It was the same reaction that bruschi had.Down goes bruschi..down goes brushi !!
He may play.but there is something seriously wrong with his leg!!

BlitzburghRockCity
12-28-2005, 11:57 AM
It all comes down to, we need to beat whoever the hell we play.. if we wish we played one team over the other than that doesnt say much about the confidence we have in our team.

We are a great road team, we can do it ! :tt:

Livinginthe past
12-28-2005, 05:52 PM
LITP I like your path except 1 problem. The only way you play us in the AFC Championship Game is if we go to indy(Lowest Seed goes To Indy) 2nd highest goes to Denver.

Ah...so you spotted my ummmmm deliberate mistake then!

Well noticed - i get so caught up with with all the different permutations that I forget what is possible.

NM

Livinginthe past
12-28-2005, 06:04 PM
Well on the first note..isnt it a NFL league rule that the Injury Report must be given.And that means the REAL inj. report.Its called ETHICS.Oh I'm sorry this is the The all america propaganda team.what am I thinking..??

Second...hell I could act that long.just to get to my ride!!!He's hurt and he'll be hurt the rest of the season.It WILL affect him and his team.He broke or tore something..simple as that.The leg just does not bend that way.and by the way,did you see him try to run or put weight on it after....ok.now can you recall in your viewing nfl history that when a player's leg is broke or somethings torn and they try to put weight on it..It was the same reaction that bruschi had.Down goes bruschi..down goes brushi !!
He may play.but there is something seriously wrong with his leg!!

Before you post you probably need to read it to yourself first - then decide if what you have written makes any sense.

If you had taken this advice I doubt we would have seen this particular post in all its 'glory'.

Right there in your first paragraph you managed to contradict yourself - rep points to you....thats a record.

Rules are enforceable by the NFL - if a team breaks them then they get a reprimand and a punishment.

Ethics are totally different - they are a cloudy set of moral standards that I doubt any two people agree 100% on - if a teams behaviour does not meet your rigorous moral standards - then it does not get a fine.

Know why?

Because they arent rules.........im sure you are beginning to see the difference now.

Secondly, your highly professional diagnosis of Bruschi's injury was quite astounding - I dont know why some sports network hasn't snapped you up to be their celebrity 'Doc On The Spot' - you dont even need to be in the stadium to make your diagnosis....


Of course it would be alot more convincing if your bitterness towards the Patriots didnt leak out of every word you type along the way....I can almost feel you gnashing your teeth as you type this nonsense.

There are alot of supporters of the Steelers who arent huge fans of the Patriots - and I understand that - but your attempt at a coherent post just makes you look desperate as well as borderline illiterate.

Maybe you could take the advice I offered 'newbie' AugustaShark - take up boxing or some sort of contact sport - you need an outlet for all that irrational hatred.

NM

augustashark
12-28-2005, 09:53 PM
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Maybe you could take the advice I offered 'newbie' AugustaShark - take up boxing or some sort of contact sport - you need an outlet for all that irrational hatred.

NM[/QUOTE]



Come on man, I offered you a peace offering in my other post!!!!! lay off the newbie smack!!!

47 is dye in the wool supporter of our steelers, therefore he is our brother and he should be treated as such!!!!! If he came in here and attacked you or your family then I can agree with you. But he did not!!!!

Take it easy man...Every Steeler fan in this forum should have a dislike for the Pats! (if they don't then they are not true fans) Don't take so personal!!!!

In closing either take my peace offering or the smack talk will cont......

steeler47
12-29-2005, 07:21 AM
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Maybe you could take the advice I offered 'newbie' AugustaShark:blah: :blah: - take up boxing or some sort of contact sport - you need an outlet for all that irrational hatred.:blah: :blah:

NM



Come on man, I offered you a peace offering in my other post!!!!! lay off the newbie smack!!!

47 is dye in the wool supporter of our steelers, therefore he is our brother and he should be treated as such!!!!! If he came in here and attacked you or your family then I can agree with you. But he did not!!!!

Take it easy man...Every Steeler fan in this forum should have a dislike for the Pats! (if they don't then they are not true fans) Don't take so personal!!!!

In closing either take my peace offering or the smack talk will cont......[/quote]




You cant let the patsie fan get to ya.Its just another trying to be the calm and cool semi-intellegent smacker! Let him play his More Holy than thou attitude.I know I know..its pitiful but what are ya going to do.

This is why We have to beat brandie and his clowns......nothing less will do.Its not just beating the team.its shuting up these types.

Now all you chowderheads go back to patriots planet.Notice we dont ban people like they do just because of some smack.Our skins thick here.So go back to your crybabies.

SteelCityMan786
12-29-2005, 09:24 AM
Ah...so you spotted my ummmmm deliberate mistake then!

Well noticed - i get so caught up with with all the different permutations that I forget what is possible.

NM


Hey Thanks. I thought you forgot how the pairings go for the Divisional Round.

Brady12
12-29-2005, 10:40 AM
The Dolphins played New England tough in Miami, and last season they beat New England in Miami... I don't think the Dolphins will survive in the cold, and New England should win.. Then Cincinnati controls where they finish.. They play at the same time, so they won't know who wins until their games are over. Pittsburgh also plays at 1:00, so I'm sure all 3 teams will rush to watch last parts of the games.

clevestinks
12-30-2005, 09:59 AM
Any update on Teddy! I was curious to see how bad his injury was, or wasn`t ?

steeler47
12-30-2005, 11:07 AM
Any update on Teddy! I was curious to see how bad his injury was, or wasn`t ?

Yea...I've heard that it's a torn calf.Thats what Fox Sports radio has said.They said a Fox Sports News reporter was standing close on the sidelines overheard the trainer's.Then was escorted away rather quickly!!

The cover-up began at that point!

Livinginthe past
12-30-2005, 01:30 PM
Any update on Teddy! I was curious to see how bad his injury was, or wasn`t ?

Hey Cleve,

I have a couple of updates for you on Tedy's condition - both from the Mike Reiss blog (a respected Patriots journalist)

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/


December 30, 2005
Bruschi in focus
In a sign that the calf injury suffered by linebacker Tedy Bruschi isn't too severe, Bruschi appeared in the Patriots' locker room at the end of today's media access period (11:00 a.m.-11:45 ET).

He walked to his locker, put on his practice shell and jersey, and then walked out of the locker room. Bruschi exchanged brief words with two other reporters.

Bruschi, who suffered a calf injury at the end of the first quarter in Monday night's game, is listed as questionable on the Patriots' injury report.

We'll have an update in a bit, with a wrap from practice as well as detail from Bill Belichick's film session with the media.

--Mike

December 30, 2005
Bruschi at practice
Tedy Bruschi was present for the media portion of Friday's practice, a sign the Patriots have dodged a potentially serious injury to their starting inside linebacker.

When Bruschi injured his calf during Monday night's game, he needed help walking to the sidelines and was carted from the sideline to the locker room.

Earlier today, Bruschi walked into the Patriots locker room at the end of media access (11:00-11:45 a.m. ET) and spoke briefly with two reporters.

Running back Corey Dillon was also present for the media portion of today's practice, as was every other player listed on the team's injury report.

Cheers

NM

clevestinks
12-30-2005, 01:50 PM
Thanks LITP, I give that guy,Teddy, alot of credit. He is an inspiration to alot of people, especially his own teammates I`m sure!

Livinginthe past
12-30-2005, 02:14 PM
Thanks LITP, I give that guy,Teddy, alot of credit. He is an inspiration to alot of people, especially his own teammates I`m sure!

He is one tough cookie - if he's on your team you love him - if he aint ya probably hate him!

The guy lives for football which is rare - most player tell you how much they love the game and the team - then they leave for a few extra bux.

NM

steeler47
12-30-2005, 02:25 PM
Well give'em an Oscar.because he has a torn calf.

Dont hate the poster...hate the calf!!

3 to be 4
12-30-2005, 08:30 PM
Its becoming clear that the cream is rising to the top again. The Patriots and Steelers are the 2 best teams football right now and as a Patriots fan i am PSYCHED UP!!!

clevestinks
12-30-2005, 08:39 PM
Its becoming clear that the cream is rising to the top again. The Patriots and Steelers are the 2 best teams football right now and as a Patriots fan i am PSYCHED UP!!!
I do hope that you are correct. Both these teams have been injured in the middle of the season, and are getting healthy. So of the others, like Cin, Indy,Den, have been healthy all season

tony hipchest
12-30-2005, 08:49 PM
I do hope that you are correct. Both these teams have been injured in the middle of the season, and are getting healthy. So of the others, like Cin, Indy,Den, have been healthy all season funny how jax is an afterthought in this discussion as well they should be. amazing they could have a 12-4 record.

clevestinks
12-30-2005, 08:52 PM
funny how jax is an afterthought in this discussion as well they should be. amazing they could have a 12-4 record.
I did think of the Jax, but they did play well without Leftwhich. Unlike us Tommy sucked, and the Batchs hand. We should have been capable of winning with Tommy, but he sucks

Livinginthe past
12-31-2005, 03:59 AM
More Tedy news for those who are interested.

http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=119349

FOXBORO - That sound coming from Gillette Stadium yesterday wasn’t air escaping the practice bubble. It was a giant sigh of relief from Patriots fans.

Linebacker Tedy Bruschi returned to practice just four days after injuring his left calf in a 31-21 victory over the New York Jets.

Bruschi jogged and stretched outside with his teammates during the portion of practice open to the media. He wore a practice shell and windbreaker and stretched in his customary position in the middle of the field next to linebacker Mike Vrabel.

Approached in the locker room before practice, Bruschi politely declined comment. His left leg did not appear to be wrapped or braced, though it’s possible he wore a heel support in his left shoe, which would limit the need to flex the calf.

Bruschi was a welcome sight on the outdoor practice field, particularly considering his condition Monday. He was last seen being carted off the field in East Rutherford, N.J., and later walking with a pronounced limp.

Bruschi went down at the end of the first quarter while covering a punt, apparently inadvertently stepped on by Vrabel. He sat on the field for a few minutes, never appearing in great pain, but unable to walk on his left leg, either.

With the help of two trainers, Bruschi eventually hopped off the field. He was examined further before being carted to the locker room.

“Tedy’s one of those guys, I saw him twist his knee up last year behind his body and he played the next week,” receiver David Givens said after Monday’s game.

“After seeing something like that, you think, man this guy gets up from anything. And then (Monday) he didn’t and that’s shocking, but injuries are part of the game.”

Fortunately for the Patriots, the injury to Bruschi, who worked his way back from a February stroke to rejoin his teammates on the active roster for an Oct. 30 game against the Buffalo Bills, doesn’t look as serious as originally feared. He’s still listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Cheers

NM

3 to be 4
12-31-2005, 05:43 AM
thank goodness. I want both the Patriots and the Steelers at full strength.

clevestinks
12-31-2005, 07:49 AM
thank goodness. I want both the Patriots and the Steelers at full strength.
I agree, I want the others teams best. If you can`t beat a team at full strength, then whats the sense?

steeler47
12-31-2005, 08:21 AM
More Tedy news for those who are interested.

http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=119349

FOXBORO - That sound coming from Gillette Stadium yesterday wasn’t air escaping the practice bubble. It was a giant sigh of relief from Patriots fans.

Linebacker Tedy Bruschi returned to practice just four days after injuring his left calf in a 31-21 victory over the New York Jets.

Bruschi jogged and stretched outside with his teammates during the portion of practice open to the media. He wore a practice shell and windbreaker and stretched in his customary position in the middle of the field next to linebacker Mike Vrabel.

Approached in the locker room before practice, Bruschi politely declined comment. His left leg did not appear to be wrapped or braced, though it’s possible he wore a heel support in his left shoe, which would limit the need to flex the calf.

Bruschi was a welcome sight on the outdoor practice field, particularly considering his condition Monday. He was last seen being carted off the field in East Rutherford, N.J., and later walking with a pronounced limp.

Bruschi went down at the end of the first quarter while covering a punt, apparently inadvertently stepped on by Vrabel. He sat on the field for a few minutes, never appearing in great pain, but unable to walk on his left leg, either.

With the help of two trainers, Bruschi eventually hopped off the field. He was examined further before being carted to the locker room.

“Tedy’s one of those guys, I saw him twist his knee up last year behind his body and he played the next week,” receiver David Givens said after Monday’s game.

“After seeing something like that, you think, man this guy gets up from anything. And then (Monday) he didn’t and that’s shocking, but injuries are part of the game.”

Fortunately for the Patriots, the injury to Bruschi, who worked his way back from a February stroke to rejoin his teammates on the active roster for an Oct. 30 game against the Buffalo Bills, doesn’t look as serious as originally feared. He’s still listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game against the Miami Dolphins.

Cheers

NM



INJURY ROUND UP PART II: EXPERT ANALYSIS

In Part II of the Weekly Injury Round Up, we will break down some injuries for key players and what to look for long-term. You can't always trust what a team states, just look at the New England Patriots (http://www.kffl.com/team/24/nfl), so we've decided to seek professional opinions to determine the true extent of the injury, what it means in medical terms as well as to the player in question and when can you really expect him back.



Ok.Where does it say he practiced.It really dosent.It say's he RETURNED to practice.
All he did was gingerly and lightly jog out to stretch.WITH A BRACE.He showed up basicly for moral support and to show the media he was out there.

I'm looking for the report now and will add it on.

I read yesterday that he didnt do anything that resembled a real practice session.I will post it when I find it.KFFL are the one's that reported it!

All Bruschi did was window dress!!!





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Patriots | Bruschi misses practice, questionable for Week 17
Fri, 30 Dec 2005 16:07:55 -0800

Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (calf) missed practice Friday, Dec. 30, and he is listed as questionable for Week 17. Bruschi is not expected to play this week.


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Patriots | Bruschi questionable, not expected for Week 17
Thu, 29 Dec 2005 18:56:45 -0800

Michael Parente, of the Woonsocket Call, reports New England Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (calf) is questionable for Week 17, but he is not expected to play. He missed portions of practice Thursday, Dec. 29.



So.....should we believe the rag boston herald (no bias here )!!or KFFL one of the best info. sports forum's there is!

clevestinks
12-31-2005, 08:34 AM
I would guess from all these reports thats teddy will be healthy , but why risk playing him this week.

LambertIsGod58
12-31-2005, 08:40 AM
Tommy does suck...I've said that since he came to Pittsburgh. You don't sell insurance in Dallas for almost 10 years and then all of a sudden turn into a starting NFL QB. I think it's terrible the things that the Steeler fans have done to Tommy and his family. But, I hope he's not here next year. We need a more viable option for second string QB. As far as the Pats go....I'm kinda glad to see them hang on. It just goes to show how well coached and how well led they are. Bellichick and Brady, THE KILLER BEES!!!!

Cape Cod Steel Head
12-31-2005, 08:43 AM
It doen't really matter. We WILL beat whomever we face. Detroit here we come! And I don't just mean this week.

clevestinks
12-31-2005, 08:44 AM
It doen't really matter. We WILL beat whomever we face. Detroit here we come! And I don't just mean this week.
Nice! Detroit or Bust! To Detroit on the BUS!

steeler47
12-31-2005, 09:38 AM
I would guess from all these reports thats teddy will be healthy , but why risk playing him this week.


I still believe the initial report overheard by a Fox Sports News reporter that said he was standing right there by the trainer and overheard him say that it was a torn calf muscle.

Then he was escorted away real quick.And then the gag order on the info came from belichick.

And if this is true,I still expect him to give it a shot in the first rd.Just courious how long he'll play.

Prosdo
12-31-2005, 12:13 PM
I think it's terrible the things that the Steeler fans have done to Tommy and his family.

His wife denied it ever happened. Then when questioned about it after his wife said that he wouldn't talk to reporters.