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Old 10-24-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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Default Aaron Smith personal reasons

missed 3rd straight practice today per the Gazette. What is this about? need him on Sunday.
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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Also, defensive end Aaron Smith was excused from practice for personal reasons for the third day in a row, increasing the possibility he also will not play against the Giants.
this is not good. makes it sound like tomlin has a "dont practice, dont play policy. can anyone verify?

im sure if smith can be there on sunday, he can start. whats going on?
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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this is not good. makes it sound like tomlin has a "dont practice, dont play policy. can anyone verify?

im sure if smith can be there on sunday, he can start. whats going on?
Listening to ESPN pittsburgh and they were just at Tomlin's press conference and Ken is reporting that Smith is out due to personal issues and Ken seems to know but didn't want to say out of respect for Smith. Needless to say our big run stopper is out for sunday.
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Parker OUT
Marvel OUT
Smith OUT
Holmes OUT


We're doomed.

ah well, we didn't really need this game anyway - forfeit and let everyone rest
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:09 PM   #5
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Parker OUT
Marvel OUT
Smith OUT
Holmes OUT


We're doomed.

ah well, we didn't really need this game anyway - forfeit and let everyone rest
Willie could still play. He did practice yesterday, albeit on a limited basis.
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this is not good. makes it sound like tomlin has a "dont practice, dont play policy. can anyone verify?

im sure if smith can be there on sunday, he can start. whats going on?
I can't really verify, but in the past (under Tomlin) if the player didn't practice on Fri. they didn't play Sunday.
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im willing to be willie reaggrivated his knee. i dont anticipate seeing him play for the next 3-4 weeks. stepping in that hole probably put him back to square one.
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I can't really verify, but in the past (under Tomlin) if the player didn't practice on Fri. they didn't play Sunday.
thats what i was thinking but couldnt remember. i know cowher made exceptions. rod woodson never practiced the year after his knee.

i would hope tomlin would do the same with smith if he was avalable on sunday. hes a vet. knows his job. doesnt need the practice.
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That really hurts.. IMO even more than Willie or Holmes being out.. we have solid guys to replace them... when Smith was out last year, that really made a big difference in our defense...

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Holmes is the worst. He's out because of his own stupidity.

Aaron Smith being out really hurts. Let's hope the run defense doesn't fall apart.
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