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Old 11-15-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default Steelers' Parker: It's me versus L.T.

Steelers' Parker: It's me versus L.T.
By Mike Bires, Times Sports Staff
Published: Saturday, November 15, 2008 7:22 AM EST


PITTSBURGH Willie Parker is ready for the game within the game.

Its the Steelers versus the Chargers, he said. But at the same time, Im always competing against the other running back. So its me versus L.T.

On Sunday when the Steelers (6-3) host San Diego (4-5) in a game of huge importance, both teams will feature primary ball carriers with remarkable rsums.

LaDainian Tomlinson, or L.T. as hes known, is a superstar. Over the past seven years, hes rushed for more yards than any other NFL back. Hes been to four straight Pro Bowls and five in all.

Parker, whos racked up three straight 1,000 yards season, was selected for the past two Pro Bowls.

But so far this year, injuries have prevented Parker from playing all-star caliber football. Hes only played in four games. A sprained knee kept him out of four games and a shoulder injury forced him to miss another.

Thats why hes so excited about Sundays game.

Even though he has to wear a shoulder harness, hell be back in the starting lineup.

I want to play. I love to play, he said. Im a competitor, and not being able to play you know, I dont even want to talk about that. It was so frustrating. Ill just say that the second half of the season will be a lot better.

After rushing for 138 and 105 yards in wins over the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns, Parker injured his knee in a 15-6 loss in Philadelphia. Against the Eagles, he gained only 20 yards on 13 carries and sprained his knee doing it.

Two weeks ago in a 23-6 win over the Washington Redskins, Parker rushed for 70 yards but hurt his shoulder.

After sitting out last weeks loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Parker is back albeit with a shoulder harness. Hes looking to spark a Steelers offense thats been inconsistent.

We did miss him, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. And thats not taking anything away from what Mewelde (Moore) has done. Mo has done a great job of filling in for Willie. But its great to have Willie back and have a good one-two punch.

Moore, whos started four games, leads the Steelers with 377 rushing yards.

With 333 yards, Parker must average 95.3 in each of the Steelers last seven games to surpass 1,000 again.

Im just ready to get back in there, Parker said. I missed way too many games this year. I know it, the team knows it. I just want to help the team out.

He also wants to out-rush Tomlinson.

I got to know L.T. from going to the Pro Bowl, Parker said. Hes a good guy. Hes taught me a few things, especially when it comes to training and conditioning. So Im hoping to play well Sunday. Like I said, I always see myself competing against the other teams running back.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Steelers' Parker: It's me versus L.T.

No, Willie. It's you against whoever gets a pinky on you. Most of the time, I've seen you lose that battle.
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Default Re: Steelers' Parker: It's me versus L.T.

most of the time nobody gets a pinky on him.

willie is tough as steel, but still hasnt learned hes not invincible.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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Default Re: Steelers' Parker: It's me versus L.T.

Parkers speed is his only advantage, and he can be elusive at times. I think he will do ok, but not great. But he cant just try and bulldoze his way through, cant risk it, he couild hurt himself even more.
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Hmmm A healthy L.T. vs. a hurt Willie Parker. I like our chances!
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L.T doesnt exactly play well against great defense.
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Hmmm A healthy L.T. vs. a hurt Willie Parker. I like our chances!
Yeah, maybe LT will actually crack 40 yards rushing against us this time around. Somehow I doubt it.
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I really want to see Parker have a huge game to stop all the talking about how moore is better than him, Moore is extremely versitile but Parker is a home run threat everytime he touches the ball. He opens up the pass and will make Ben look a lot better than what he has been looking like the last few weeks.
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I really want to see Parker have a huge game to stop all the talking about how moore is better than him, Moore is extremely versitile but Parker is a home run threat everytime he touches the ball. He opens up the pass and will make Ben look a lot better than what he has been looking like the last few weeks.
That's exactly why Willie wants to play so bad. Dang harness or not, he's gonna go out there and play. The perpetual chip on his shoulder is the size of Pennsylvania, and he's gotta lighten the load. (no, not Dookie style )

I suspect neither back will have a great game, but it'll be good fodder for the announcers to harp on all day.
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That's exactly why Willie wants to play so bad. Dang harness or not, he's gonna go out there and play. The perpetual chip on his shoulder is the size of Pennsylvania, and he's gotta lighten the load. (no, not Dookie style )

I suspect neither back will have a great game, but it'll be good fodder for the announcers to harp on all day.
Does that mean it will be a happy fodder's day?
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