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.

Pro Bowl
8:00PM Eastern on ESPN

Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2006, 03:26 AM   #1
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 Steelers, Chiefs both banged up

Steelers, Chiefs both banged up

By Mike Prisuta
Sunday, October 15, 2006

In addition to being behind the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North Division, the Steelers are behind schedule.
They're 1-3 after four decisions in defense of their Super Bowl championship.

And there's only so much ground they can make up this afternoon at Heinz Field against Kansas City.

"We can only win one game a week," free safety Ryan Clark said. "That's the goal as a team right now, to get better every week and come out and get some W's.

"We win (this) week, we'll be 2-3, and we'll go from there."

Although that sounds simple enough in theory, the Steelers will have to go in a different direction.

First-year pro Arnold Harrison will make his first NFL start in his fifth NFL game today when he replaces Joey Porter (hamstring) at right outside linebacker.

Bryant McFadden is likely to make his first NFL start in his second NFL season in place of Deshea Townsend (hamstring), who may or may not be able to contribute in some capacity.

Linebacker Chad Brown, signed off the NFL street Thursday, may well see action in his first game for the Steelers since 1996.

And then there's the matter of strong safety Troy Polamalu's shoulder, wide receiver Hines Ward's hamstring, defensive end Brett Keisel's kidney ...

"We don't make excuses with this group," defensive backs coach Darren Perry said. "They know this is how the league is. You're out on that field, nobody wants to hear about a sore shoulder or a sore knee or a sore whatever."

The Chiefs (2-2) particularly aren't interested.

They've been without their starting quarterback, Trent Green, since he sustained a concussion in the opener against Cincinnati.

Kansas City had already been trying to deal with the surprise retirement of left offensive tackle Willie Roaf, an 11-time Pro Bowler, at the time, a departure so sudden Roaf's bio was included in the Kansas City media guide.

So both teams will have their problems to overcome this afternoon.

Steelers head coach Bill Cowher has advised his players not to dwell on what's gotten them into their 1-3 predicament, but All-Pro guard Alan Faneca suggested long memories might aid the Steelers along the long road back to .500 and beyond, at least initially.

"I think you have to remember," he said. "You have to know where you're been and where you want to go.

"We can't keep doing the same things we've been doing to get a 1-3 record. You have to change things. You have to work better and smarter, or work more. Whatever it is for each one of us, I think you have to take that frustration and roll it over into something good."

The Steelers, mired in a three-game losing streak, haven't lost four in a row since 2003, when they dropped five consecutive games following a 2-1 start along the way to a 6-10 record.

That was their most recent losing season.

Linebacker Clark Haggans understands what's needed for the Steelers to prevent this one from degenerating in a similar fashion.

"Victories," he said, "us playing Steeler football."
lamberts-lost-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote


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 07:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts