View Full Version : Bettis Decides to Play Another Year

04-09-2005, 12:07 AM
Five weeks after he said he was not sure he wanted to play football again, Jerome Bettis apparently has decided he will.

Bettis, making an appearance in Philadelphia yesterday to promote asthma awareness, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he plans to play for the Steelers in 2005 after wavering about his decision since the end of last season.


Woooooohooooo! I'm so happy he's decided play another year. :banana:

04-09-2005, 01:39 AM
Woooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! Gotta love The Bus!

04-09-2005, 07:40 AM
that's great Bussie. one more year for 1 4 the thumb. Here we go Steelers Here we go

04-09-2005, 07:51 AM
HELL YEAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go BUS !!!!!!!!!!!

04-09-2005, 09:19 AM
I know how we`re getting to Detroit, We Are Taking the Bus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is awesome news, even better than that April fools joke someone tried to pull, about Ty Law

04-09-2005, 01:15 PM
yeah who was that cleve!! :rolleyes:

As soon as I saw this on Yahoo.. I was like ... OH HELL YEAH>> welcome back Jerome!!!! Wouldnt be the same w/out ya!!

04-09-2005, 07:54 PM
This is great!! I was so hoping he'd be back. Matt and I recently watched Jerome on NFL network, for his In your own words special.. Man is not just awesome or what ! :bouncy:

04-09-2005, 08:13 PM
What can you say about Bettis? You think you've held him to 4 yards, and the next thing you know he's gone for 12. You think you've stopped him after 12, and the next thing you know he's gone for 18. He's a clock killing, first down making, machine, who after he's beaten you up for 3 quarters, sticks the knife in you during the 4th. If someone asks me who do you take, Franco Harris, or Jerome Bettis? I'd say, Franco who?

04-09-2005, 08:36 PM
The Bus is my personal favorite, this is such great news.

04-09-2005, 11:24 PM
He's still leaving the retirement door open just ever so slightly though still, so keep ur fingers crossed.

Body and mind of one spirit again, Jerome Bettis will report with many of his teammates for the opening of the Steelers' voluntary spring workouts tomorrow.

He wants to play one more season; now it's time for his body to let him know if he can.

"My plan is to play barring any setback or issues," Bettis said yesterday in a telephone interview from Philadelphia, where he spent several days promoting asthma awareness.

Bettis had wavered the past five weeks on his decision to return for 2005. But the only thing that will hold him back now, he said, is his 33-year-old body. He feels good physically and mentally, but he has left an option that, if his body does not respond to the rigors of spring workouts and/or training camp, he may not make it for another season.

"Like, if I were not able to do a lot in the spring," Bettis said. "I don't see it happening, but I'm realistic; it is what it is. I don't see a problem. I feel pretty good."


04-10-2005, 02:15 PM
Don't get me wrong I love the Bus, but I have been ready for them to replace him for years. Last season he was great. I think it is time to go to Duce, without Bettis in the picture. As long as Bettis is there they will share carries, and we will never get to see what Duce could do. I think if he could stay healthy as the featured back he could rush for 1,500
yards and alot of TD's with this line and system. I think he could be great. I am worried that by the time we replace Bettis it will be time to replace Duce.

04-10-2005, 07:02 PM
In fantasy football I would be worried, For the Steelers who gets how many yards is nothing, One For The Thumb is all that matters. The Bus is irreplaceable in the locker room. Is the the best team player in the NFL, no doubt about it.

Bring on the Bus.

04-10-2005, 11:47 PM
Duce has had some injury problems...he's already a proven commodity from his career stats. He's a hard runner, drags tacklers, runs north and south very well... but for me personally, as the Bus wants to stay, bring him on.

I generally try and get a Steelers RB, but dont use them week in and week out in fantasy leagues becuz we split alot of carries. But Jerome did me quite well last year :D

BTW SteelersLive has an article today too about it.