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Old 08-28-2005, 02:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results..*****Updated 8/29

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis had an MRI test on his injured right calf on Saturday, but team officials did not update his condition.

Coach Bill Cowher prefers to personally make such injury-related announcements, and team spokesman Dave Lockett said Cowher isn't expected to update Bettis' condition until Monday. The Steelers finish their exhibition schedule Thursday night at Carolina.

Bettis, the No. 5 rusher in NFL history, apparently was injured while making a cut on a play-action fake in the first quarter of the Steelers' 17-10 pre-season loss Friday at Washington.

The Steelers wouldn't speculate how long Bettis would be out, but even if the injury is minor, he appears likely to miss the season opener Sept. 11 against Tennessee. If so, the Steelers probably would be without their top two running backs, Duce Staley and Bettis, for the opener.
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Old 08-28-2005, 04:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

I don't like the news that he appears likely to miss the season opener. With our type of offense being such a run dominant having your two best backs out is a terrible blow. Let's hope Duce and the Bus will be ready to go soon.
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

Okay, well who is available out there? I know there has to be a running back somewhere? I understand that we still have three descent back on the roster, but Haynes is always hurt, so its only a matter of time before he is sidelined. Within the next week or so, alot of players will be cut. I say we see who becomes available and pick them up.
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

It wouldn't calm my nerves even if Cowher came out and said Bettis's injury was minor. Cowher pretty much needs a polygraph test when it comes to discussing injuries.
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

Looks like Parker will be the man...Maybe this is the chance he deserves instead of playing mop up.
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

I must still be in the minority here, but having willie as our main starter still scares the hell outta me. For everthing awesome that he is, for being the gamebreaker that he is.. when you need that tough 2 yards to keep the clock running to finish out a game, I just dont know if he's ready for that yet..
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

According to NFL.com, they're gonna update his condition tomorrow. Let's hope for the best...
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

I would like to see Parker get a chance, but not under these conditions.....

I guess how it usually happens though!!
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

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According to NFL.com, they're gonna update his condition tomorrow. Let's hope for the best...

The Steelers usually dont say much about injuries until the following monday or tuesday at their weekly press conference anyways.. so knock on wood, as my heart is in my throat, Im hoping for nothing major
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Default Re: Steelers silent about Bettis' MRI results

If the Bus is fine! Do you still want him to start? Or should Willie shoulder the load, with Bettis coming in just like he would for Staley? I vote for the latter;
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