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Old 01-01-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Starks is Gone for the Season

Steelers' Starks won't play because of knee injury
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers' starting left tackle Max Starks' knee injury is serious enough that he will not play Saturday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Post-Gazette has learned.

Starks is the second left tackle the Steelers have lost. Regular starter Marvel Smith cannot play after having back surgery last week, although he has not yet been placed on injured reserve.

Starks' sprained left knee means that Trai Essex, who played the final three quarters in Baltimore, will start at left tackle Saturday night in the first playoff game at Heinz Field in three years.

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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Two little words.

OH SH IT.
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Paul Alexander just stated that there was a Jason Capizzi sighting at the UPMC complex.
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The only thing worse than Starks playing....is Starks not playing.
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Paul Alexander just stated that there was a Jason Capizzi sighting at the UPMC complex.
I thought someone signed Capizzi after the Steelers released him.

Jon Kolb and Larry Brown probably will be dropping by later today for a workout

The all time injury hit was losing Franco & Rocky in the Baltimore playoff game 1976 but I cannot recall a recent Steelers team that has been hit with as many injuries to key players (and Starks is a key player at LT) as this one.

Any bets on the over/under for the quarter Ben gets knocked out of the game?
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I thought someone signed Capizzi after the Steelers released him.

Jon Kolb and Larry Brown probably will be dropping by later today for a workout

The all time injury hit was losing Franco & Rocky in the Baltimore playoff game 1976 but I cannot recall a recent Steelers team that has been hit with as many injuries to key players (and Starks is a key player at LT) as this one.

Any bets on the over/under for the quarter Ben gets knocked out of the game?
He's on the KC practice squad I believe? I don't know, just heard Alexander say he saw him at the UPMC complex.

As for Roethlisberger getting taken out of the game.......I do not think he will. Hell, he's lasted this long. He's taken 47 sacks this season, I'm sure 8-10 more this upcoming Saturday won't hurt him...lol.
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I thought someone signed Capizzi after the Steelers released him.

Jon Kolb and Larry Brown probably will be dropping by later today for a workout

The all time injury hit was losing Franco & Rocky in the Baltimore playoff game 1976 but I cannot recall a recent Steelers team that has been hit with as many injuries to key players (and Starks is a key player at LT) as this one.

Any bets on the over/under for the quarter Ben gets knocked out of the game?
If this isnt proof positive that OT should be out priority in the first round this next year...I dont know what is.

...and your right, Capizzi is no longer on the practice squad...the only linemen we have on the practice squad are Matt Lentz & Jeremy Parquet.

Hey, Faneca has filled in at LT....the smart move would be to move him there and move Simmons to LG....then Kemo to RG.
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Mods - you can change the headline to Starks is gone for the season

Steelers' starting left tackle Max Starks' knee injury is serious enough that he will not play again this season, coach Mike Tomlin said.

Starks has a meniscus injury that will require surgery.

Also, the Steelers will place special teams captain Clint Kriewaldt on injured reserve with a continuing neck injury.

The Steelers will sign two players to replace them on their 53-man roster.

Starks is the second left tackle the Steelers have lost. Regular starter Marvel Smith cannot play after having back surgery last week, although he has not yet been placed on injured reserve.

Starks' left knee injury means that Trai Essex, who played the final three quarters in Baltimore, likely will start at left tackle Saturday night in the first playoff game at Heinz Field in three years.


http://www.postgazette.com/pg/08001/845874-66.stm

I feel bad for Starks but this is just one more hit to a season that already unraveled
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The only thing worse than Starks playing....is Starks not playing.

Amen Brother.

Poor Ben.
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