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mesaSteeler
10-02-2009, 10:32 PM
Carey Davis happy to be back in Steelers mix
October 2, 12:34 AMPittsburgh Sports ExaminerMatt Pawlikowski
http://www.examiner.com/x-2703-Pittsburgh-Sports-Examiner~y2009m10d2-Carey-Davis-happy-to-be-back-in-Steelers-mix

PITTSBURGH - Not since the days of Dan Kreider have the Steelers had a blocking fullback to clear the rushing lanes for one of its backs.

Then again, it seems like its been since those days that the Steelers had a real rushing attack. Kreider, whom Steeler offensive coordinator Brice Arians used as an afterthought, is now starting in Arizona.

Frank Summers, who was drafted with high hopes to fullfill the role this season, is now sitting on the injured reserve as is Sean McHugh who although a tight end, played that role for most of last season.

On Wednesday the Steelers brought back an old face in Carey Davis. In two seasons with the Steelers, Davis has rushed for 103 yards on 29 carries. The 5-foot-10, 225-pounder has also caught 17 passes for 76 yards. He was a surprise cut in August, as the team wanted to go in a different direction.

"There are always surprises every year with people getting cut, and I happened to be the guy this year," Davis said. " I'm not saying I wasn't expecting it, but it was tough. I'm just happy to be back."

Not only does Davis bring with him a knowledge of the Steelers system, he is also a true blocking fullback something the team has been sorely missing the first three games.

So much for Arians statement that there is no fullback in his offense. Apparently someone has figured out that to run the ball, you need a good fullback who can block.

Davis won't defend that statement, saying only to ask coach Tomlin. Instead he said he is ready to take on any role the team needs him in.

"I plan on doing whatever role I am needed, whether it be special teams fullback, whatever they need me to do," Davis said. "Pretty much the same thing I have done since I've been here, go out and play some football."

Although he had some workouts with other teams, he said he missed his teammates and watched every game from his home in St. Louis.

"I was watching, I watched every game,' Davis said. "I was happy when the won, I was frustrated when they loss. These guys here are my brothers. It was hard for me to watch those losses."

NOTEBOOK:
Seeing Pink on Sunday

It is breast cancer awareness month and the Steelers will be doing their part starting with the home game Sunday night.

Pink Towels will be handed out to all fans in attendance and the coaches will sport pink Reebok caps while certain players will be wearing pink gloves and armbands in support of finding a cure.

Teresa Varley of Steelers.com has a great story promoting this and how it has affected some of the current Steelers.

It's no secret Breast Cancer has touched many of us and takes a special meaning to me as my mother is a 20 year survivor and two of my aunts passed away from it, so I think this is a great thing not only by the team, but also the NFL is doing.

So please, if you are at the game, when a ZTA sorority member comes up to you in the parking lot or on Rooney Avenue hand them a donation as it goes to a good cause when they offer you an awareness card.

QUOTABLE

"I thought it was a highlight film because they were going deep so many times,There's alot of them who make a lot of real big plays." safety Ryan Clark on the Chargers after watching film of their first three games.

NORTH NUGGET

When it comes to being head coach, Browns Eric Mangini seems about as clueless as the clown who used to toss pies in faces at the old Bimbo's in Mt. Lebanon.

My good friend Steve Doerschuk, who covers the Browns was one of the few writers to address why Derek Anderson, who tossed three interceptions against the Ravens last week wasn't named the starter over Brady Quinn to begin the year.

He alluded that the quarterback controversy was owner Randy Lerner's doing.


Said Doerschuk; Mangini is shedding no light on the nuts and bolts behind why Anderson wasn’t the starter in the first place. He also said that while Lerner has said he never dictates who his head coach should put on the field, Mangini indicated he talks frequently with Lerner, saying, “He’s a great sounding board.” and that the coach and the owner discussed the quarterback change.

Mangini's response to how that is was, “There are a lot of things you have to plan for, short term and long term,”

What you failed to mention though Stevo was the fact Mangini also made a real men of genius comment.

"There’s been a lot of different quarterbacks that have played in this offense and been successful, whether it’s (Brett) Favre, Brady, Chad (Pennington), right on down the line, the other (Tom) Brady."

It appears the Mangenius is making former coach Romeo Crenell sound like Einstein, because neither Brady Quinn or Derek Anderson are on par with those guys. That's like saying a Yugo is the same as a Lexus, not to mention the fact none of them could have success in the current scheme Mangini runs in Cleveland.

IN CLOSING

Finally, my man Mondesi is at it again. For those unfamiliar with the site, he offers a great funny perspective on the Pittsburgh Sports scene and then some. Well this time he's got a story about former Steeler quarterback Kordell Stewart ( yep the guy fans loved to hate).

Apparently Stewart is back in football. No you can take a deep sigh of relief, its not on the playing field but as an announcer for the new UFL. But forget the story, you have to check out the video.

(See link for Kordell video. http://mondesishouse.blogspot.com/2009/09/match-made-in-heaven-kordell-stewart.html - mesa)

billybob
10-02-2009, 11:44 PM
never been a big fan , but it seems like he is sincere about his brothership toward the team . He gets another shot . Hope he makes good on his intentions .


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BlockMonsta
10-03-2009, 12:09 AM
I thought David johsnson was filling in? What happened to him?

steelreserve
10-03-2009, 12:26 AM
I thought David johsnson was filling in? What happened to him?

He got injured, probably for a few weeks.

Galax Steeler
10-03-2009, 05:54 AM
I am not a big Davis fan but it looks like we have no choice but to use him. This seems like it will be a chance for him to prove his keep in Pittsburgh. I guess we will see what he does with it.

stillers4me
10-03-2009, 11:54 AM
As I pointed out before, last years mediocrity was obviously better than this years mediocrity. If the team is happy he's back, than so am I.

Riddle_Of_Steel
10-03-2009, 04:08 PM
Maybe being cut is the wake-up Carey Davis needed. I never thought he was that bad of a fullback....just not dominating like Krieder was.

He can't be any worse than Frank the Tank (hurts me to say so), David Johnson, or the 3rd TE have been though. He IS familiar with our offense and our running game was better last year than this year....

Preacher
10-03-2009, 04:13 PM
Maybe being cut is the wake-up Carey Davis needed. I never thought he was that bad of a fullback....just not dominating like Krieder was.

He can't be any worse than Frank the Tank (hurts me to say so), David Johnson, or the 3rd TE have been though. He IS familiar with our offense and our running game was better last year than this year....

Yep. There was a whole thread dedicated to that point... kinda funny that it takes a few games without him to realize he really wasn't that bad. At least he knew whom to be block, and could seal off the blocks.

Psyychoward86
10-03-2009, 06:56 PM
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stb_steeler
10-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Yep. There was a whole thread dedicated to that point... kinda funny that it takes a few games without him to realize he really wasn't that bad. At least he knew whom to be block, and could seal off the blocks.

I kind of liked the guy, he seemed to pick up on some of the needed plays.

jjpro11
10-03-2009, 11:20 PM
well, he will be an instant upgrade, because Summers was horrible in his first couple games. growing pains were expected though and Summers still has upside.. it's just going to be put on hold for a year.

LVSteelersfan
10-04-2009, 01:40 AM
Sorry to see that Summers was so bad to start with. I was happy to see Davis gone but not really surprised to see him back. Obviously Summers was not ready for prime time. Davis is ok but not great. We just have to live with that.

steelreserve
10-04-2009, 02:23 AM
I just hope Johnson gets better fast, because he's probably the best FB we've got.

SteelersMongol
10-04-2009, 04:58 AM
Looks like he's happy 2 B back, & the FO knows whom 2 bring back.

Yep. There was a whole thread dedicated to that point... kinda funny that it takes a few games without him to realize he really wasn't that bad. At least he knew whom to be block, and could seal off the blocks.

I think there were some of our members who wasn't that happy with a cut when Davis was cut. Especially the ones who wants real running game. U know, the ones who want the-true-Steelers-football-game. :wink02:

markymarc
10-04-2009, 01:12 PM
Yep. There was a whole thread dedicated to that point... kinda funny that it takes a few games without him to realize he really wasn't that bad. At least he knew whom to be block, and could seal off the blocks.

You mean compared to Frank Summers who let's not forget is a rookie learning how to play the FB position. And by the way, while Davis is not really that bad........he's not really that good either.