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Old 08-10-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default Steelers vs. Packers Game Day Thread

All talk for the Steelers 2nd pre-season game belongs in this thread here..

Week 1 of the Tomlin Area was great, well worth the wait.

Everybody was clickin, and was scorin.

Time to give the boys a proper welcome home this week. Warm up the ketchup bottles, fire up the crowd and wave your terrible towels Heinz Field, our boys are comin home

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO

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Favre Favre Favre Oh yeah, and Go Steelers
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i miss the first game and i and trying to see if the the game with the slackers will be televised.
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WOOO HOOOO

HERE WE GO STEELERS!!!!

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i miss the first game and i and trying to see if the the game with the slackers will be televised.
Yep, KDKA and FSN Pittsburgh will carry the game.
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Default Re: Steelers vs. Packers Gameday Thread

Starting QBs not likely to play long Saturday
By Scott Brown
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, August 10, 2007

Fans looking forward to watching Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre duel in Saturday night's 7:30 exhibition game will be left wanting for more.

Roethlisberger will be in the game for no more than 15 plays, and Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Brett Favre will be under center for 12 to 15 plays.

The Packers are playing their first exhibition game, which is why Favre will make only a cameo appearance at Heinz Field.

The Steelers are treating the game as if it's their first of the preseason despite having played in the Hall of Fame Game last Sunday. That's why their starters also will make an early exit and why coach Mike Tomlin and his staff won't rush to judgment based on what happens in the game.

"We're going to be really conscious about not making final decisions after this game," Tomlin said. "It's human nature to kind of want to do that, (but) we'll have three more left to play. The picture will become clearer if we remain patient, in terms of the process."
'Coach' Parker

Running back Willie Parker practiced Thursday but won't play Saturday night. It won't be because of a lack of lobbying on the Pro Bowler's part.

"He's been driving me crazy, but that's OK," Tomlin said.

The Steelers are being extremely cautious with Parker, who has inflammation in his left knee. Parker has stayed busy during practices by encouraging the team's running backs.

"The running backs are starting to call him coach Parker because he's wearing them out," Tomlin said. "But that's what makes him who he is."

Power outage

The storms that socked the Pittsburgh area Thursday forced the Steelers to leave camp temporarily.

With the power out in the dormitories at St. Vincent College, the coaches and players drove back to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

The team had a light practice indoors Friday morning at the Steelers' South Side facility in preparation for Saturday night's game.

The Steelers are advising fans who are going to the game to leave early because of construction on I-376 and the security checks at the entrances of Heinz Field.

Spaeth sighting

The coaches will get their first look at rookie tight end Matt Spaeth in a NFL game.

Spaeth, the Steelers' third-round pick, was held out of last Sunday's game after he missed some practice time with a minor shoulder injury.

The 6-foot-7 Spaeth has excellent size and good hands and could emerge as a target for Roethlisberger when the Steelers are near the end zone.

"We're excited to see him come out here this weekend and play, and that will determine really kind of where he is," Tomlin said.

Following the plan

Fans shouldn't read too much into Sean Mahan starting at center -- even if Chukky Okobi (back) does play -- or Willie Colon starting at right tackle.

Tomlin said the decision to start Mahan and Colon was made regardless of how Okobi and Max Starks, who's No. 1 on the depth chart at right tackle, played in the Steelers' first exhibition game and in practice.

Starks will see action at both tackle spots, Tomlin said, just as he did in the Steelers' 20-7 win over the New Orleans Saints.

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Can't say I'm not surprised by the minimal action time for Ben. I was kind of hoping for this to.
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Can't say I'm not surprised by the minimal action time for Ben. I was kind of hoping for this to.
Well I would like to see him play 2 series. 1 isn't enough for me haha
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Can't say I'm not surprised by the minimal action time for Ben. I was kind of hoping for this to.
12-15 snaps sounds about right for having five preseason games this year. Obviously, Roethlisberger will still have three more preseason games to go after Saturday's. The further along we go, the more snaps I would expect and like to see him have.
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One down...four to go till opening day....Can't go fast enough.
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