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Old 08-28-2005, 01:12 PM   #11
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

I think Parker should start and Bettis get the short yards...kinda like how Duce an Bettis was last year.
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:15 PM   #12
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Justin is right...Let Parker take most of the carries. Use Bettis on short yardage or Haynes.
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:16 PM   #13
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

Also, I'm not happy with Parker starting either. But with the hand we've been dealt, he is the BEST option. Trading for another RB to me is not the answer. Staley should be back relatively soon and I don't think Bettis's injury is serious.
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Old 08-28-2005, 07:17 PM   #14
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I have to say I am rather nervous about Willie starting. He has been doing very well don't get me wrong. I rather have Bettis healthy and Willie in the mix with him.
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Look, parker deserves a chance he has played great against starters in the preseason and cowher is very high on the kid. He no longer should play mop up, he needs to start and be given a REAL chance. If it doesnt work out, i feel like we could STILL pull out a win against the titans...
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I agree Willie needs a shot, but look who is healthy behind him. Haynes (not really that healthy) and Herron. I rather have Bettis in there as his number 2.
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

Why doesnt SteelersFever have any of those Reliable Sources like other news sites have? that way we could have some idea of what's up with Bettis. We need more creepy guys in Trench Coats lurking around St. Vincent., or in the Tackle Bags like in that one NFL merch commercial...
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Ive already tried to creep into Heinz Field ina black trench coat..but it hasnt worked yet :D

The first person to find out any news on Jerome, be sure to post it up ASAP.
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Exclamation Bettis to miss atleast 2 weeks

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05241/561871.stm

Monday, August 29, 2005
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The calf injury sustained by Jerome Bettis is not serious, but he will miss at least the next two weeks and leave the Steelers without their top two running backs for the start of the regular season.

That means Willie Parker, a second-year running back from North Carolina, is expected to start the season opener Sept. 11 against the Tennessee Titans.

Bettis had a magnetic resonance imaging Saturday, a day after his calf was injured in the first quarter of a 17-10 preseason loss to the Washington Redskins, but the results were inconclusive because Bettis had too much blood in his calf. It is possible he could have another MRI early this week.

The Steelers are already without Duce Staley, who has missed the entire preseason and probably won't return until at least Week 3 against the New England Patriots, and maybe longer. Coach Bill Cowher said last week he doesn't want to rush Staley back into the lineup, but he said that before Bettis was injured.

Parker has become the big-play back, registering runs of 50 yards or longer in each of his past two preseason games. After a 51-yard run in the first quarter against the Redskins -- his only carry of the game -- Parker was removed from the game because Cowher didn't want to risk injury to another of his running backs.

Cowher said he might even consider not using Parker in Thursday night's preseason finale in Carolina. The Steelers have only two other halfbacks on the roster -- third-down back Verron Haynes and rookie Noah Herron.
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results..*****Updated 8/29

Not very good news. Although it could have been worse I suppose. Hopefully Bettis and Staley will recover quickly.
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