Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers Fever Presents...

Steelers Panthers

GAMEDAY
Sunday, September 21, 8:30 PM
NBC
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-03-2007, 02:52 AM   #1
therocksteeler
Bench Warmer
Supporter
 
therocksteeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: South of Da-Burgh, N.C. Steeler Nation!
Posts: 359
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6324
Thanks: 18
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Question Do you agree?????

Who here thinks as I do? Willie Parker needs to lose those elbow braces he wore tonight? If he removed only one, using that hand/arm to carry the ball I think it would be an improvement. Also Willie is stutter stepping to much before hitting his gaps in the O-Line. I feel when he does this it really puts him at a disadvantage. Gives the second level of denfences time to move on his route and stop him.

What do you guys think?
__________________
therocksteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 05:40 AM   #2
geo123
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Monmouth NJ
Posts: 203
Gender: Male
Member Number: 7778
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

I agree he should try playing w/o those things. I'm not sure what his running problem is but if it doesn't change they'll have to stop calling him "fast".
geo123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 06:03 AM   #3
Steel Pit
Banned
 
Steel Pit's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: London, Ohio
Posts: 737
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2140
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

My concern is that you can bet your bottom dollar that the Patriots were watching last night. I'm sure that they will game plan to strip Willie of the ball.

One would think that those elbow pads are made of rubber which typically will grip the ball. I don't know, maybe he should try a set of elbow pads that are designed with Kung Fu-Action Grip material.
Steel Pit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 06:22 AM   #4
steelpride12
Banned
Supporter
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 7,435
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

I hope this does not become a big deal and it was a one game problem. Parker has played in many wet games and fumbles every 86 carries which is average.
I feel it was a bad night for him, but mabey removing the braclet is the best thing to do.
steelpride12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:06 AM   #5
geo123
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Monmouth NJ
Posts: 203
Gender: Male
Member Number: 7778
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

[QUOTE=Steel Pit;332589]My concern is that you can bet your bottom dollar that the Patriots were watching last night. I'm sure that they will game plan to strip Willie of the ball.

I agree certain teams seem to do this more and are better at it; the Pats are one of those teams.
geo123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:13 AM   #6
Lok1GT
Water Boy
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 19
Member Number: 7672
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

I think the problem was discovered after the first half and it was too late for him to change into a long sleeve shirt which may have been his only other option.
Lok1GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:38 AM   #7
SCSTILLER
Assistant Coach
 
SCSTILLER's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charleston, SC via New Brighton, PA
Posts: 1,093
Gender: Male
Member Number: 4202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

One more thing for Parker, when you are in/on a dog pile and you are nowhere near the first down or the endzone, don't stretch the ball out trying to gain extra feet. If you are near the endzone, I can understand that with trying to get the ball across the plane. What killed me is he JUST has a fumble overturned and then he pulls this knuckleheaded move. Just hold on to the ball and keep what yards you already had.
__________________
"Good men drink good beer!" Hunter S. Thompson
SCSTILLER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:42 AM   #8
lamberts-lost-tooth
Banned
 
lamberts-lost-tooth's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 10,829
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2363
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Do you agree?????

As much as I hate to agree with Madden..he did bring up the obvious point that wet rubber is ....SLICK!

Okay I did it...I gave my ONE valid point to Madden for the year......I have to admit though, I was getting very uncomforatable with Madden talking about Palmers "large hands and loooong fingers."
lamberts-lost-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 07:57 AM   #9
GBMelBlount
Living Legend
Supporter
 
GBMelBlount's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Western PA
Posts: 6,203
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5140
Thanks: 1,138
Thanked 2,067 Times in 946 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

Quote:
One more thing for Parker, when you are in/on a dog pile and you are nowhere near the first down or the endzone, don't stretch the ball out trying to gain extra feet.
Completely Agree.


Quote:
Originally Posted by lamberts-lost-tooth View Post
....I have to admit though, I was getting very uncomfortable with Madden talking about Palmers "large hands and loooong fingers."
__________________
If I could be like that,
what would I do,
What would I do..."

~ 3 Doors Down

GBMelBlount is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2007, 08:12 AM   #10
DACEB
Banned
 
DACEB's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,480
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2911
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Do you agree?????

Bettis wore those same elbow protectors and never had a problem so I'm not sure what the problem was last night. The Bengals definetely go after the ball with FWP without a doubt and you can expect the Pats to do the same.

IMO it was just a matter of Willie trying to do to much in bad conditions. Too much twisting and turning for extra yardage after the initial hit, not good conditions for that. I expect Willie to bounce back from that, but I think Russell should have come in earlier and much more often after the first two that were reversed.

It seemed both QBs were having a problem with the balls being slick as well. It was hard to watch especially after not putting not one on the ground in that slop against Miami.
DACEB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts