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mesaSteeler
11-11-2010, 10:08 PM
NFL from the sidelines
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After hobnobbing around the NFL in the press boxes and sidelines, sports reporter Dale Lolley will let you know the insider scoop.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Miller sits out again

Tight end Heath Miller missed his second consecutive day of practice with a swollen knee. That could be troublesome if Miller is unable to play Sunday against the Patriots.

With Max Starks out and Jonathan Scott slated to replace him at left tackle, the Steelers could use Miller to chip a lot out of the backfield.

But if he doesn't play, that would leave them with Matt Spaeth and David Johnson to work with at tight end.

Miller expects to play, but we'll see.

Expect to see more of Casey Hampton in the Steelers' nickel defense from here on out. Read my story in Friday's O-R to find out more about the move.

I'm sure a lot of Steelers fans will be watching tonight's big game with Baltimore at Atlanta.

Atlanta has been very tough with Matt Ryan at home. They are 17-3 at home under coach Mike Smith and Ryan has won 13 in a row at the Georgia Dome.

For that reason - and the short week - I like Atlanta, 24-20.

SteelCityMom
11-11-2010, 10:24 PM
:hope: Hoping for 23-21 at least...his prediction might be pretty close though lol.

That sucks that Miller still isn't practicing though. Hope he's able to go tomorrow and hope he's ready for the Pats game.

DanRooney
11-11-2010, 11:46 PM
Miller is having a pretty shitty year.

tony hipchest
11-11-2010, 11:47 PM
miller doesnt need practice, and this is probably precautionary too keep him from aggrivating it. good thing is, i think spaeth is looking and playing better than he ever has, and has gotten quite a few snaps this season. the one time miller was injured and out (vs SD) spaeth filled in nicely with 6 receptions.

Merchant
11-11-2010, 11:51 PM
Miller is having a pretty shitty year.

I don't know why he's getting so little catches. He's a stud.

Fire Arians
11-12-2010, 12:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDBR2L5kzI

practice?

lionslicer
11-12-2010, 08:25 AM
I don't know why he's getting so little catches. He's a stud.

Miller mentioned last year after he had over 70 catches that 70% of the time he's only in the game to block, but he gets a majority of his catches because after he blocks for a bit, the play breaks down and Ben is running out of the pocket and Miller sneaks out into the flat and Ben hits him. I blame Arians.

steeltheone
11-12-2010, 02:11 PM
Probably benefits him to miss some practices now and then. he takes a beating!

stb_steeler
11-12-2010, 02:31 PM
miller doesnt need practice, and this is probably precautionary too keep him from aggrivating it. good thing is, i think spaeth is looking and playing better than he ever has, and has gotten quite a few snaps this season. the one time miller was injured and out (vs SD) spaeth filled in nicely with 6 receptions.
Some one say Miller???
Is this another SteelKnight thread........:rofl:

markymarc
11-13-2010, 05:23 PM
Heath Miller will be ready.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_709122.html

Steelers' Miller returns to practice, ready to play vs. Patriots
By John Harris, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, November 13, 2010
In-depth Steelers


• Tight end Heath Miller, who missed the first two days of practice this week because of fluid in his left knee, practiced Friday and pronounced himself ready for Sunday night's game against New England. "It feels good," he said after practice. "I should be ready to go. We planned to give it a test (yesterday). We'll see how it reacts."

• Defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) is out. Defensive end Brett Keisel (hamstring) and guard Chris Kemoeatu (knee/ankle) are doubtful. Keisel and Kemoeatu didn't practice this week.

• Four players who started the opener — Smith, Keisel, Kemoeatu and tackle Max Starks, who was placed on injured reserve this week — will be sidelined against the Patriots. "Those things happen throughout the course of the season," Miller said. "You could walk into any locker room in the league, and I'd be surprised if they've got the same 22 guys starting they had on opening day. It's part of the game."

• For New England, safety Jarrad Page (calf) is out. Safety Patrick Chung (knee), guard Stephen Neal (shoulder), nose tackle Myron Pryor (back) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (groin) are questionable.

• Free safety Ryan Clark, who joined the Steelers in 2006, wasn't on the roster when New England coach Bill Belichick was accused of stealing signals. "I wasn't here when that was supposedly going on when they won those Super Bowls, so I don't really care," Clark said. "They won those Super Bowls. It's not going to take away whether (or not) it was videotaped."